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1-2 ft ESE
@ 6 sec
3 kn N
8 min ago
Outgoing tide
H 7:55 AM (1.6m)
L 1:55 PM (0.3m)
H 8:13 PM (2.0m)
L 2:32 AM (0.3m)
6:01 AM 5:35 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
  • 1/09/2016 5:54 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Average

    Just average conditions for the start of Spring with the ESE swell uneven in the 1 to 2 ft range. Light W winds early that trying to clean conditions up, but they're forecast to go NE later and high tide is just before 8am with low at 2pm. Small average waves again, all along the coast early on high tide before the onshore winds get up. Try Kawana Pocket and Kings later.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 0.8m
    Wind: W 0-10 kts
    Best at: Open beaches
    Conditions: Bumpy

    Afternoon
    Swell: 0.8m
    Wind: NE 10-20 kts
    Best at: South-facing beaches
    Conditions: Wind affected

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

1 - 2ft ENE
@ 6 sec
9 kn N
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Forecast for Thursday, September 1, 2016 05:00 EST Wind. Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas. Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell. East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower offshore north of Maroochydore later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Coastal Weather
Partly cloudy.
°
Now Partly cloudy.
Shower or two.
15° 25°
Friday Shower or two.
Rain clearing.
17° 25°
Saturday Rain clearing.
Mostly sunny.
12° 24°
Sunday Mostly sunny.

UV Index : 5 (Moderate)

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