The Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

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The Spit Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gold Coast, Australia)


The Spit Spot ID:

Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 13:59 Local time

Saturday 28
1PM 4PM 7PM 10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
E 25
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The Spit on the Gold Coast is an exposed river break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The river breaks consists of lefts. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of sharks, rips, rocks and obstacles.

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Queensland Sea Temperature

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Queensland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gold Coast Seaway, Australia, 2 km from The Spit.

IS AT (local time)

The Spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gold Coast, 2 km from The Spit.

moderate winds from the SSE

Air temperature
28.2 °C

Current weather near The Spit

Overall The Spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see The Spit surf quality by season and The Spit surf quality by month.

The Spit Location Maps

The Spit Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The Spit Shoreline around The Spit Roads and rivers around The Spit

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Spit:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Akkorokamui 1 mi
Second closest break South Stradbroke 1 mi
Third closest break Narrow Neck 2 mi
Fourth closest break Surfers Paradise 4 mi
Fifth closest break Broadbeach 5 mi

Wave buoys nearest to The Spit:

Closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4475 mi
Second closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4516 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4621 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4675 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5005 mi

Tide stations nearest to The Spit:

Closest tide station Gold Coast Seaway 1 mi
Second closest tide station Runaway Bay 2 mi
Third closest tide station Gold Coast 4 mi
Fourth closest tide station Nerang River (Bundall) 4 mi
Fifth closest tide station Varsity Lakes 11 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to The Spit:

Closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 623 mi
Second closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 654 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 658 mi
Fourth closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 663 mi
Fifth closest ski area Falls Creek (Australia) 714 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to The Spit:

Closest city location Gold Coast (Australia) 4 mi
Second closest city location Banora Point (Australia) 21 mi
Third closest city location Logan City (Australia) 28 mi
Fourth closest city location Brisbane (Australia) 40 mi
Fifth closest city location South Brisbane (Australia) 40 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to The Spit is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Spit is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 152 km (94 miles) away.
The Spit break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Spit, QLD - Gold Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view The Spit sea temperature, The Spit photographs, The Spit detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Spit webcams, current wind from QLD - Gold Coast live weather stations and The Spit 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 Spit.


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