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The Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Surf Report Feed
The Bluff break guidePhoto by: Milan Gruenfeld

The Bluff Surf Guide

The Bluff on the North Coast is an exposed point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips, rocks and jellyfish.

The Bluff Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Bluff:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Bluff occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Bluff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in June while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Bluff Location Map

Interactive The Bluff 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 The Bluff is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Bluff is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Bluff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 20:40 Local Time
MonTue
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.1
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 9 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NNE 10
NNW 5
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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Swell History at The Bluff

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

Wind History at The Bluff

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

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