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Alexandra Headland break guidePhoto by: Anne Thurgood

Alexandra Headland Surf Guide

Alexandra Headland on the North Coast is an exposed beach and point break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Often Crowded. Take care of rips, rocks,jellyfish and sharks.

Alexandra Headland Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alexandra Headland:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alexandra Headland occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alexandra Headland (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Alexandra Headland with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in June while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Alexandra Headland surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Alexandra Headland is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Alexandra Headland is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Alexandra Headland Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 12:44 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Alexandra Headland

Surf stats for Alexandra Headland, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alexandra Headland

Wind stats for Alexandra Headland, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Alexandra Headland Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Steve from Australia
“Alex gets crowed when there is anything over 2 and a half feet. There are a lot of long boarders that paddle over from bluff and they will drop in on you.
It's best surfed at mid to high tide. If its crowded at Alex try down at Maroochydore the waves wil be bigger as well.”

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