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TODAY
2-3 ft SE
@ 8 sec
8 kn SSW
14 min ago
Incoming tide
L 4:52 PM (0.1m)
H 11:05 PM (1.4m)
L 4:59 AM (0.2m)
H 11:20 AM (1.5m)
5:26 AM 6:34 PM
25° 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
  • 12/02/2016 11:35 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Pretty Good

    Update. Strong SE winds are up now and the SE swell is a bit uneven in the 2-3ft range early with bigger ones on the beaches that catch more of the S swell. High tide was at 10.40am, it's dropping to a low at 5pm. T he open beaches are really messy, try the Coolangatta points this arvo for some average quality ones.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 1m
    Wind: SSW 0-10 kts
    Best at: North-facing beaches
    Conditions: Lumpy

    Afternoon
    Swell: 1m
    Wind: SE 10-20 kts
    Best at: Protected coves and points
    Conditions: Clean

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

3 - 4ft ESE
@ 8 sec
19 kn SSE
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Forecast for Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 EST
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Coastal Weather
Possible shower.
22.8°
Now Possible shower.
Early shower or two.
21° 30°
Saturday Early shower or two.
Partly cloudy.
20° 30°
Sunday Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
21° 30°
Monday Partly cloudy.

UV Index : 13 (Extreme)

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