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Moreton Island - Cape Moreton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Moreton Island - Cape Moreton Surf Guide

Cape Moreton close to Brisbane is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips, sharks and jellyfish.

Moreton Island - Cape Moreton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moreton Island - Cape Moreton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Moreton Island - Cape Moreton occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Moreton Island - Cape Moreton (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Moreton Island - Cape Moreton with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in April while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moreton Island - Cape Moreton Location Map

Interactive Moreton Island - Cape Moreton 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 Moreton Island - Cape Moreton is Brisbane International Airport (BNE) in Australia, which is 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Moreton Island - Cape Moreton is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), also in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Moreton Island - Cape Moreton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 13:29 Local Time
Tuesday 13
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
SE 20
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Moreton Island - Cape Moreton

Surf stats for Moreton Island - Cape Moreton, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Moreton Island - Cape Moreton

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.