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Archies Surf Guide

Archies in Queensland North Coast is a fairly exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. There is no beach break and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Beware of - Rocks - Localism.

Archies Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Archies:

The best conditions reported for surf at Archies occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Archies 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 4% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% 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).

Explore Archies Location Map

Interactive Archies 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 nearest passenger airport to Archies is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 205 km (127 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Archies is Rockhampton Airport (ROK), also in Australia, 261 km (162 miles) away.

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Archies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 12:41 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Archies

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

Wind History at Archies

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

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