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Sea Cliff Surf Guide

Sea Cliff in Tanzania (Mainland) is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rocks - Sharks.

Sea Cliff Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sea Cliff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sea Cliff occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sea Cliff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in November while 77% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sea Cliff Location Map

Interactive Sea Cliff 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 Sea Cliff is Dar Es Salaam Airport (DAR) in Tanzania, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sea Cliff is Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ), also in Tanzania, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Sea Cliff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 December 2022, 02:15 Local Time
Thursday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Sea Cliff

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

Wind History at Sea Cliff

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

Sea Cliff Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Surfer from United States
“Urchins and soft, slow waves, sums this place up for the most part, but Dar has a variety of spots. Most of the locations accessible for the daily quick surf are not really worth the paddle unless you have a longboard. Season swell begins as early as May through October, but do not be surprised to have the occasional storm/wind swell in the off season. Hard to judge size at most spots as it breaks a bit far out and no one is usually out, but it is bigger than it looks. Must get it early with sun up, as the wind will destroy it all, and tides are a huge factor. If you put in the effort, you will catch many fun to epic days, but you must be vigilant. In the off season, you would never imagine good waves, or waves at all. When it is firing, you know that no one will believe it! The beach breaks are where the average crowd hangs out, but travel the coast line with a boat and you will find many reef breaks that are fast, hollow, and pack a punch. Coco Beach is not where you want to be for the good waves.”

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