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Coolum Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Coolum Beach Surf Guide

Coolum Beach on the North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf Ideal winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include Shark protected,jellyfish, rips and rocks.

Coolum Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Coolum Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Coolum Beach 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 Coolum Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Coolum Beach 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 44% of the time in June while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Coolum Beach Location Map

Interactive Coolum Beach 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 Coolum Beach is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Coolum Beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Coolum Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 5 December 2020, 15:49 Local Time
Saturday 05
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.8
NE
1.0
NE
1.2
NNE
1.3
NNE
Period (s) 7 4 4 5
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NNE 20
N 20
NNW
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Coolum Beach

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

Wind History at Coolum Beach

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

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