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Snapper Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.7

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Snapper Rocks

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Snapper Rocks

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Snapper Rocks

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Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.3 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 02:46 Local time
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
SW 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
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Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Take care of rips, rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Point Danger, Australia (0 km).

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Snapper Rocks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tweed Heads South wx, 4 km from Snapper Rocks.


Air temperature
8.6 °C

Current weather near Snapper Rocks

Overall Snapper Rocks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Snapper Rocks is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Snapper Rocks is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 179 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Snapper Rocks, QLD - Gold Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Snapper Rocks sea temperature, Snapper Rocks photographs, Snapper Rocks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Snapper Rocks webcams, current wind from QLD - Gold Coast live weather stations and Snapper Rocks 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 Snapper Rocks.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.