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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

Overall: 3.2

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The Spit Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.4 °C

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 14:55 Local time
Tuesday 25
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
NNE 15
N 15
Wind State cross-
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The Spit on the Gold Coast is an exposed river break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The river breaks consists of lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks, rips, rocks and obstacles.

Queensland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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The Spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gold Coast, 2 km from The Spit.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
24.0 °C

Current weather near The Spit

Overall The Spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • 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.
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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.