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Broken Head Surf Guide

Broken Head on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the east northeast. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks, rips and rocks.

Broken Head Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Broken Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Broken Head occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Broken Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in April while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% 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 Broken Head Location Map

Interactive Broken Head 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 Broken Head is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Broken Head is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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Broken Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 00:15 Local Time
Saturday 21
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Broken Head

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

Wind History at Broken Head

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

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