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TODAY
2-3 ft E
@ 8 sec
14 kn SE
16 min ago
Incoming tide
L 3:17 PM (0.1m)
H 9:23 PM (1.5m)
L 3:14 AM (0.1m)
H 9:42 AM (1.6m)
5:38 AM 6:19 PM
26° Water
John Charlton

Regional Surf Report

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Surf Report Info

Region: Nth Stradbroke - Point Lookout to Cabarita Beach

Reporters location:

Coastalwatch surf reporters are the saltiest locals around. Part fish, part shark, part human, they live for the waves and are usually more local than the locals. They’ll be up before dawn waiting for first light to reveal the days surf conditions and can sense a change of wind from a sparrows fart. Each reporter covers a region of coastline which includes many number of surf spots and beaches. Please consider there may be possible variations between this report and your local spot due to differences in orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell and weather patterns.


by John Charlton
  • 28/02/2017 11:10 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Pretty Good

    Update. The swell has increased since dawn is clean in the 2-3ft range with some bigger sets. Fun onesfrom Burleigh to D'bah with the points improving as the tide drops. Early Report. Overcast with showers again, SSW winds early and the E swell is in the 2ft range with some bigger sets on the more open beaches on the incoming tide. The winds are forecast to go SSE, then onshore from the SE to NE this afternoon and high tide at 9.20am with low at 3.30pm. Early try TOS, the S end beaches and D'bah and the points on the incoming tide, then later as the tide drops out later in the morning and the winds go around to the SSE, the points will have some small ones before the winds go onshore.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 0.8m
    Wind: SSW 0-10 kts
    Best at: North-facing beaches
    Conditions: Clean

    Afternoon
    Swell: 0.8m
    Wind: E 10-20 kts
    Best at: Protected coves and points
    Conditions: Wind affected

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

2 - 3ft+ E
@ 8 sec
9 kn S
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Forecast for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 05:00 EST Forecast
Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the early morning. Winds tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Forecast
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Forecast
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Forecast Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Coastal Weather
Showers. Possible storm.
26.5°
Now Showers. Possible storm.
Showers. Possible storm.
20° 29°
Wednesday Showers. Possible storm.
Shower or two.
21° 29°
Thursday Shower or two.
Shower or two.
21° 30°
Friday Shower or two.

UV Index : 5 (Moderate)

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