About Highcliffe

Not super consistent but there are a series of groynes here that are edging out of the swell shadow cast by the IOW and Hengistbury Head, so will wake in a solid southwesterly swell. The best bet for a fun peak can be found in front of the car park or just to the east where good banks can form, best at low tide.

Source: Highcliffe Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for all when small, but gets rippy.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Chilled.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

OK, can get busy.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Fun banks in clean groundswell.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy when small, rips when bigger.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

OK.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocky groynes, heavy and rippy when big.

Access

Cliff top car park overlooking breaks.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand with shingle at High tide.

Best Season

December - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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