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Burleigh Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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Boxing Day 2012, Burleigh Heads photo

Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Heads

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Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.5 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 09:56 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast is a fairly exposed point break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, sharks, locals, rips.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Varsity Lakes, 5 km from Burleigh Heads.

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Burleigh Heads Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palm Beach Buoy, 3 km from Burleigh Heads.


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Current weather near Burleigh Heads

Buoy Data:

At Palm Beach Buoy, 2 miles from Burleigh Heads.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.310
Dominant period (s) 5.250 5.550 5.450 5.510

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Overall Burleigh Heads Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Burleigh Heads is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Burleigh Heads is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 169 km (105 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Burleigh Heads, QLD - Gold Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Burleigh Heads sea temperature, Burleigh Heads photographs, Burleigh Heads detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Burleigh Heads webcams, current wind from QLD - Gold Coast live weather stations and Burleigh Heads tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Burleigh Heads.