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13th Beach-The Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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13th Beach-The Bluff Surf Guide

13th Beach-The Bluff in Qeenscliff is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

13th Beach-The Bluff Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 13th Beach-The Bluff:

The best conditions reported for surf at 13th Beach-The Bluff occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 13th Beach-The Bluff (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 13th Beach-The Bluff with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in July while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 13th Beach-The Bluff Location Map

Interactive 13th Beach-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 13th Beach-The Bluff is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 13th Beach-The Bluff is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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13th Beach-The Bluff Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 19:17 Local Time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at 13th Beach-The Bluff

Surf stats for 13th Beach-The Bluff, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 13th Beach-The Bluff

Wind stats for 13th Beach-The Bluff, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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