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Burleigh Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 4.2

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Burleigh Heads break guidePhoto by: Ian

Burleigh Heads Surf Guide

Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast is a fairly exposed point break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips, rocks, sharks, locals, rips.

Burleigh Heads Spot Info

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Surfing Burleigh Heads:

The best conditions reported for surf at Burleigh Heads occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Burleigh Heads sea temperature, Burleigh Heads photographs, Burleigh Heads detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Burleigh Heads webcams, current wind from QLD - Gold Coast live weather stations and Burleigh Heads 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 Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 00:11 Local time
Tuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
off off glass

Tide Times:

For Varsity Lakes, 5 km from Burleigh Heads.

IS AT (local time)

Burleigh Heads Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Canungra, 28 km from Burleigh Heads.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
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Current weather near Burleigh Heads

Overall Burleigh Heads Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Burleigh Heads: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Burleigh Heads: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Boxing Day 2012, Burleigh Heads photo

Burleigh Heads

Photo credit: Alan Minifie

Burleigh Heads Producing Goods photo

Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Heads

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Part your hair, Burleigh Heads photo

Burleigh Heads

Photo credit: Ian

Burleigh Heads Location Maps

Burleigh Heads Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to QLD - Gold Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Burleigh Heads

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Burleigh Heads:

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Wave buoys nearest to Burleigh Heads:

Tide stations nearest to Burleigh Heads:

  • Closest tide station
    Varsity Lakes
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Nerang River (Bundall)
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Point Danger
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tweed River
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Gold Coast
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Burleigh Heads is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Burleigh Heads is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 169 km (105 miles) away.
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