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1-2 ft SE
@ 8 sec
15 kn SSE
15 min ago
Outgoing tide
H 4:49 AM (1.4m)
L 10:52 AM (0.4m)
H 5:28 PM (1.9m)
L 12:02 AM (0.5m)
6:05 AM 5:34 PM
20° Water
John Charlton

Regional Surf Report

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Surf Report Info

Region: Palm Cove to Bulcock 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
  • 28/08/2016 5:55 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Average

    Smaller and clean early with the ESE swell only in the 1 up to 2ft range with light offshore W winds. S winds are forecast and the tide is dropping to low at 10.50am with high at 5.30pm. Once again there are small waves all along the E facing beaches early before the S winds get up. Small ones on the E facing points and S corners later and take a high volume board.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 0.6m
    Wind: W 0-10 kts
    Best at: Open beaches
    Conditions: Clean

    Afternoon
    Swell: 0.7m
    Wind: S 10-20 kts
    Best at: Protected coves and points
    Conditions: Clean

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

1ft+ ESE
@ 8 sec
6 kn SE
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Forecast for Sunday, August 28, 2016 05:00 EST Wind. Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas. 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell. Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Easterly around 1 metre. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Maroochydore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Coastal Weather
Sunny.
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Now Sunny.
Mostly sunny.
10° 24°
Monday Mostly sunny.
Partly cloudy.
13° 23°
Tuesday Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
14° 24°
Wednesday Partly cloudy.

UV Index : 5 (Moderate)

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