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The Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Bluff

Photo credit: Bill Bolland

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The Bluff

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Waiting for the sun., The Bluff photo

The Bluff

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Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.1 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 13:16 Local time
Tuesday 23
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

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The Bluff on the North Coast is an exposed point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips, rocks and jellyfish.

Queensland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mooloolaba, Australia, 1 km from The Bluff.

IS AT (local time)

The Bluff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Brightwater Sunshine Beach wx, 4 km from The Bluff.

wind obs. (7.9 kph from 47 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
25.1 °C

Current weather near The Bluff

Buoy Data:

At Mooloolaba Buoy, 8 miles from The Bluff.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.948
Dominant period (s) 5.405 5.714 5.634 5.970

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Overall The Bluff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Bluff is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Bluff is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 171 km (106 miles) away.
The Bluff break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Bluff, QLD - Sunshine Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view The Bluff sea temperature, The Bluff photographs, The Bluff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Bluff webcams, current wind from QLD - Sunshine Coast live weather stations and The Bluff 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 The Bluff.