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TODAY
1-2 ft ENE
@ 6 sec
22 kn SSE
13 min ago
Outgoing tide
H 12:24 PM (1.7m)
L 6:50 PM (0.7m)
H 12:31 AM (1.4m)
L 6:59 AM (0.5m)
5:58 AM 5:36 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
  • 4/09/2015 6:04 AM | Report

    Today's rating - Poor

    Great conditions early, but the only thing missing is some swell. The swell is from the ENE only in the 1ft range and the winds are light offshore from the W first up with strong SSW winds forecast later. It' slow tide early with high at 12.30pm. Just very small ones all along the open beaches early, try the S protected stretches later when the strong SSW winds get up if they don't flatten it right out.

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  • Today's Outlook

    Morning
    Swell: 0.4m
    Wind: WNW 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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1 - 2ft S
@ 7 sec
8 kn SSE
@ 12 AM
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Marine Outlook

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sunshine Coast Waters
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening. Weather: Sunny morning. 30% chance of a shower, mostly late afternoon and evening.

Coastal Weather
Possible late shower.
24°
Today
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11° 23°
Saturday
Possible shower.
11° 24°
Sunday
Possible shower.
11° 24°
Monday

UV Index 8 (High)
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