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TODAY
1 ft E
@ 7 sec
16 kn SSE
10 min ago
Incoming tide
L 5:41 AM (0.1m)
H 12:20 PM (1.4m)
L 6:33 PM (0.3m)
H 12:34 AM (1.1m)
5:58 AM 5:34 PM
19° Water
John Charlton

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Surf Report Info

Region: Nth Stradbroke - Point Lookout to Cabarita Beach

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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
  • 4/09/2015 5:55 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Poor

    A great looking morning but unfortunately there's not much wave action happening. The NE swell from yesterday afternoon has swung to the E and dropped back to the 1ft mark. Conditions are super clean early with very light offshore winds that are forecast to go strong SSW later and the tide is low early with high at 12.45pm. Just very small ones all along the coast early on the incoming tide with a chance of some more swell from the S late in the day.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 0.4m
    Wind: W 0-10 kts
    Best at: Open beaches
    Conditions: Clean

    Afternoon
    Swell: 0.6m
    Wind: SSW 20-30 kts
    Best at: North-facing beaches
    Conditions: Clean

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

2 - 3ft SSE
@ 10 sec
12 kn S
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southeasterly 2 metres later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers, mostly late afternoon and evening.

Coastal Weather
Possible late shower.
23°
Today
Possible shower.
12° 22°
Saturday
Shower or two.
12° 22°
Sunday
Possible shower.
12° 23°
Monday

UV Index 7 (High)
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