Located in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Cliff is an excellent beach break that offers up powerful waves, hollow at lower tides and longer at higher tides. The waves here are challenging to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a sand bottom. This spot handles the most size of any UK beach break and can get heavy often.
What are the best surf conditions for Cliff?
Gets good between waist high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard then step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer when smaller, but as the size increases beginners should stay away. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will have a crew (7/10). The best winds are from the South. The best swells are from the North, Northeast, Northwest, and West. Works on a low to mid tide best for barrels but the waves will be good throughout the tide.
We recommend wearing a 4/3 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 14 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 9 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.