The small straight E swell is only in the 1 up to 2ft range, with some odd bigger sets, particularly on the incoming tide. The winds are light SW early and are forecast to stay offshore from the WSW all day. The tide is dropping to a low at 8.20am, coming back into a high at 2.40pm. Very small ones on the points the pick early with the beachies improving later in the rising tide, but take a board with lots of foam.
John Charlton spreads his time between the Gold & Sunshine Coasts. He’s been surfing this area for many a year and is totally in tune with all the different breaks and how the varying swell and wind patterns affect this wave plentiful region.
An E swell of up to 1 metre. Take care on the outgoing tide this afternoon. Swim only between the flags with Council Lifeguards.
NE 7 knots Last updated: 18/05/2013 4:30:29 PM Coolangatta Airport
1.39 am - 1.35 m 2.39 pm - 1.05 m
8.22 am - 0.41 m 8.06 pm - 0.56 m
(moderate) Last updated: 18/05/2013 12:00:37 PM
Saturday until midnight: Winds: W to SW 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots
at times offshore in the morning and again in the evening. Lighter winds close
inshore early morning. Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres. Swell: S'ly 1.5 metres over far
southern offshore waters.