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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at The Spit (moderate winds from the ESE at Labrador Gold Coast Biggera Waters wx 3 km from The Spit). 2.6m 9 s period wind swell from E is too big
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1 h 16 min ago

Moderate
25.3 km/h
ESE
Cross-On
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The Spit Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 AEST

The Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's The Spit sea temperature is 22.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.2 min: 20.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Wave
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Energy(?)99496311247156504633482972121691081931469627314484573949233758
Wind
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30 ESE30
25 ESE25
20 E20
20 E20
20 E20
5 ESE5
10 NE10
20 NNE20
10 NW10
10 SW10
35 SSE35
30 SSE30
25 SSE25
25 SSE25
15 SSE15
15 SE15
15 SE15
10 SSW10
5 SE5
15 E15
5 WNW5
15 NNW15
25 N25
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High Tide
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7:26PM
1.44
7:55AM
1.44

8:03PM
1.39
8:32AM
1.48

8:39PM
1.33
9:08AM
1.49

9:14PM
1.25
9:43AM
1.48

9:49PM
1.17
10:20AM
1.45

10:26PM
1.08





Low Tide
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1:15PM
0.20
1:37AM
0.09

1:58PM
0.19
2:10AM
0.09

2:38PM
0.20
2:42AM
0.10

3:18PM
0.23
3:13AM
0.13

3:59PM
0.28
3:45AM
0.18

4:42PM
0.33

4:19AM
0.25




Note: the tide data above is for Gold Coast Seaway, Australia which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Spit.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at The Spit blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
2221----1487---123-----
High °C
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Low °C
2120202120192221191917172019172119172120182223
Chill °C (?)
2121212121202222211917172220182120192121202523
Sunrise
5:07--5:05--5:05--5:03--5:03--5:01--5:01--5:00-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the SSE by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sat night, calm by Tue night).

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Information about the The Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Spit surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (The Spit) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for The Spit may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

The Spit is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Southport. If you plan a holiday in Gold Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Southport. Southport has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.