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TODAY
2-3 ft ESE
@ 8 sec
27 kn SSE
13 min ago
Incoming tide
L 6:18 AM (0.7m)
H 12:19 PM (1.7m)
L 6:52 PM (0.5m)
H 1:17 AM (1.7m)
5:31 AM 6:32 PM
26° Water
John Charlton

Regional Surf Report

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Surf Report Info

Region: Palm Cove to Bulcock 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
  • 14/02/2016 5:22 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Pretty Good

    The swell is clean out of the ESE in the 2-3ft range this morning with some bigger ones on the more open beaches and fresh S winds early. It's smaller and cleaner in the S corners and strong S winds are forecast later with the tide low early at just after 6am, high at 12.20pm. The E facing points and S corners have some nice ones early before the strong S winds get up. Check it this afternoon to see if the predicted E swell is starting to show.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 1m
    Wind: S 10-20 kts
    Best at: North-facing beaches
    Conditions: Clean

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

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Tomorrow's Surf Forecast

2 - 4ft ESE
@ 10 sec
9 kn SSE
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sunshine Coast Waters
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to develop later in the day and be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Coastal Weather
Mostly sunny.
24°
Now Mostly sunny.
Sunny.
20° 31°
Monday Sunny.
Partly cloudy.
21° 32°
Tuesday Partly cloudy.
Possible shower developing.
21° 30°
Wednesday Possible shower developing.

UV Index : 13 (Extreme)

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