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Raffs Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Raffs Beach break guidePhoto by: Darren Evans

Raffs Beach Surf Guide

Raffs Beach in Qeenscliff is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks.

Raffs Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raffs Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Raffs Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Raffs Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Raffs Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in May while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Raffs Beach Location Map

Interactive Raffs Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Raffs Beach is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Raffs Beach is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Raffs Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 07:10 Local Time
Wednesday 03
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
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Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
S 20
S 20
SSW 25
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Swell History at Raffs Beach

Surf stats for Raffs Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Raffs Beach

Wind stats for Raffs Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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