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Palm beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.2

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Palm beach Spot ID

21st Ave, Palm beach photo

Palm beach

Photo credit: Yeti

Type: breakwater

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 06:37 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
ENE 15
ENE 15
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Palm beach on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

Queensland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Varsity Lakes, 6 km from Palm beach.

IS AT (local time)

Palm beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Coolangatta, 6 km from Palm beach.

light winds from the W

Clear skies
Air temperature
22.0 °C

Current weather near Palm beach

Overall Palm beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Palm beach Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Palm beach is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Palm beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 172 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Palm beach, QLD - Gold Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Palm beach sea temperature, Palm beach photographs, Palm beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Palm beach webcams, current wind from QLD - Gold Coast live weather stations and Palm beach 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 Palm beach.