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Pin Cushion ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Pin Cushion Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 10:11 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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Pin Cushion on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, sharks, rips and jellyfish.

Queensland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mooloolaba, Australia, 3 km from Pin Cushion.

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Pin Cushion Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Maroochydore Aws, 6 km from Pin Cushion.

fresh winds from the ENE

Rain and snow or hail
Air temperature
22.5 °C

Current weather near Pin Cushion

Buoy Data:

At Mooloolaba Buoy, 7 miles from Pin Cushion.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.343
Dominant period (s) 6.452 5.797 5.882 5.882

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Overall Pin Cushion Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Pin Cushion is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pin Cushion is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 173 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pin Cushion, QLD - Sunshine Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Pin Cushion sea temperature, Pin Cushion photographs, Pin Cushion detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pin Cushion webcams, current wind from QLD - Sunshine Coast live weather stations and Pin Cushion 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 Pin Cushion.