Gold Coast Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's 5-DAY SURF FORECAST

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The surf heights forecasted for Gold Coast

The Coastalwatch 'Surf Forecast' refers to breaking wave heights in the surf zone that are forecasted for a region. Coastalwatch provides 14 regional surf forecast daily across Australia.
Because each is regional forecast, consider there may be variations between the wave heights predicted and what you can expect at your local surf due to variables. For example; orientation to the coast, ocean floor bathymetry, local weather and many other local idiosyncrasies may effect the swell and weather patterns causing differing wave heights. Always use this forecast as a guide - for more detail, please read the Swell Analysis.

  • Recap A series of overlapping pulses of S groundswell arrive over the course of the week, generating solid surf, mostly ranging anywhere from 3 to 6ft plus across northern NSW coasts, while wrapping at much smaller 1 to 3ft levels across exposed Queensland beaches and grading to tiny levels inside the points and bays. Read more

     
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Features
Swell Alert: Long S groundswell Inbound across the East Coast

Swell Alert: Long S groundswell Inbound across the East Coast

A long S groundswell is about to rock the entire NSW coast under a favourable autumn wind-regime.

0 22 May 2018
Video: Shred Sessions At Duranbah Last Week

Video: Shred Sessions At Duranbah Last Week

Standout Sessions

0 22 May 2018
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21 8 May 2018
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0 3 May 2018
Video: The World Record For Biggest Wave Ever Surfed Has Been Broken

Video: The World Record For Biggest Wave Ever Surfed Has Been Broken

0 30 Apr 2018
Swell Wrap: Southwest WA Was Big Over The Weekend

Swell Wrap: Southwest WA Was Big Over The Weekend

3 30 Apr 2018
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Queensland

Queensland

Primary Swell

Queensland

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Nearest Surf Cams

North Bondi

3-4 ft - W winds @ 12 knots Partly cloudy. 22.8°C, water 20°C

Maroubra

3-4 ft - W winds @ 12 knots Partly cloudy. 22.8°C, water 20°C

Manly - Fairy Bower

2-3 ft - S winds @ 2 knots Partly cloudy. °C, water 20°C

Forecasters Blog

Forecaster Blog: Wave Periods as Long As You Like along the East Coast

A rare, high period S groundswell is brewing for the Eastern Seaboard.

Forecaster Blog: Victoria’s Surf Coast Primed to Pump

Victoria's Surf Coast is primed to turn it on throughout the middle of April.

Forecaster Blog: SE swell will pump for days across the East Coast

The recent run of classic autumn conditions continues along the East Coast this week.

Forecaster Blog: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris and The Easter Long Weekend

Who needs Easter eggs when you've got an ex tropical cyclone inbound?

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Marcus

NNW cyclone-swells are as rare as hen's teeth across the West Coast - and TC Marcus looks like delivering one this weekend.

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