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2-3 ft SE
@ 8 sec
30 kn SSE
7 min ago
Incoming tide
L 5:12 PM (0.4m)
H 11:13 PM (1.8m)
L 5:18 AM (0.5m)
H 11:30 AM (1.8m)
5:30 AM 6:34 PM
25° 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
  • 12/02/2016 5:24 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Pretty Good

    The swell is a bit uneven on the open beaches out of the SE in the 2-3ft range this morning with bigger ones on the more open beaches with fresh SSW winds early. It's smaller and cleaner in the S corners and strong SE winds are forecast later with high tide at 10.45 am and low just after 5pm. Once again the open beaches are messy with the S protected stretches the pick early with the SSW winds and the incoming tide. Later when the SE winds get up, try the E facing points and S corners.

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  • Today's Outlook

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

    Afternoon
    Swell: 1m
    Wind: SE 20-30 kts
    Best at: Protected coves and points
    Conditions: Semi-clean

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

2 - 4ft ESE
@ 8 sec
19 kn SSE
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sunshine Coast Waters
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Coastal Weather
Possible shower.
24.5°
Now Possible shower.
Shower or two clearing.
21° 30°
Saturday Shower or two clearing.
Partly cloudy.
20° 31°
Sunday Partly cloudy.
Partly cloudy.
20° 31°
Monday Partly cloudy.

UV Index : 13 (Extreme)

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