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1 - 3 ft E
@ 9 sec
19 kn SE
19 min ago
Outgoing tide
H 7:57 AM (2.1m)
L 2:27 PM (0.7m)
H 8:05 PM (1.6m)
L 2:00 AM (0.4m)
5:19 AM 6:42 PM
23° Water
Anthony Spinks

Today's Regional Outlook


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Region: Sunshine Coast

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Your regional outlook is an expert analysis of today’s surf conditions. This covers a stretch of coastline which includes a number of surf spots and beaches. Created by a passionate group of surfers/weather geeks known as the Coastalwatch forecast team. Their focus, is providing you with the best tools to score great waves all year round, because let’s be honest - they don’t mind a few waves themselves.

by Anthony Spinks
  • Today's rating - Average

     Sunshine Coast Regional Morning Report ( Thursday 28th January 5:06am) A consistent Easterly swell continues to pour in waves up into the head high range with larger set waves across the open beaches this morning. The northern stretches from Marcoola to Sunshine are having fair wave quality with it being somewhat unorganised, and wind affected   being subject to ESE  winds  currently in play, similar conditions along Kawana and   cleaning up more as you towards those southern corners. An incoming tide (High Tide Maroochydore 7:50am @2.1m)  will not be doing us any favours, so expect the waves to get be  alot slower and fuller particularly on the north facing points. Good options early are Coolum and The Bays, Maroochydore south along to Alex, The Bluff, Point Cartwright, with Wurtulla south to Neill Street and Moffs on the South Coast. Get into early under the lighter winds.   

    Rest of the Day Outlook: Easterly swell will continue through the day, subject to lighter ESE  winds earlier on with surf conditions and wave quality deteriorating as the ESE  winds start to freshen. The open beaches will have the most size, but will  be rather wind affected, with the north facing points being more favorable, offering cleaner waves, with a lot of water between the tides, (Low Tide Maroochydore 2:24pm @0.5m)   


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2 - 4ft ESE
@ 8 sec
20 kn ESE
@ 1 AM

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