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Coolum Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.6

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Coolum Beach Surf Forecast / QLD – Sunshine Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Monday 17 May 2021 AEST
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Coolum Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Coolum Beach sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.0 min: 22.8 °C)
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Coolum Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Coolum Beach sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 25.0 min: 22.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for QLD - Sunshine Coast

  1. Coolum accommodation and official site sunshine coast queensland australiaCoolum: ‘Coolum surf: 1.4 metres(5') 10 knots SE. The S protected stretches and E facing points early on the dropping tide before the ESE winds get up. Fun ones in the outer bays at Noosa also on the dropping tide.’

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Coolum Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Coolum Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Coolum Beach in the next 12 days are 1.7m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 23) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Friday (May 21) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Mon 17th May)2ft (0.6m) 9s
Best Surf 1AM (Thu 20th May)5ft (1.6m) 7s
Most Powerful 1AM (Sun 23rd May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Coolum Beach over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
100002013333222113302202221221010000
T queensland.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
1.6
SE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
2
ESE
1.7
SE
1.6
SE
1.8
ESE
1.9
ESE
1.7
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.8
ESE
0.7
E
1.7
SSE
0.4
E
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.5
SE
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56373738241721592062613583313413362161843063753932341861901911571691731871651401161188321627282316
5
W
10
ESE
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SE
15
SSE
15
SE
20
SE
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
SE
15
SSE
10
ESE
10
SSE
5
ENE
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
11:35AM
0.94
12:00AM
1.52
12:42PM
0.92
12:59AM
1.51
1:57PM
0.96
2:00AM
1.51
3:06PM
1.05
3:01AM
1.52
4:05PM
1.20
3:58AM
1.53
4:57PM
1.38
4:53AM
1.53
5:45PM
1.57
5:45AM
1.51
6:31PM
1.75
6:36AM
1.47
7:18PM
1.89
7:27AM
1.40
8:05PM
1.97
8:18AM
1.32
8:53PM
2.00
9:10AM
1.23
9:43PM
1.96
5:01PM
0.43
7:05AM
0.40
6:00PM
0.48
8:07AM
0.36
7:13PM
0.51
9:03AM
0.29
8:30PM
0.49
9:52AM
0.20
9:43PM
0.43
10:37AM
0.10
10:49PM
0.35
11:20AM
0.02
11:49PM
0.25
12:01PM
-0.05
12:46AM
0.16
12:43PM
-0.08
1:41AM
0.10
1:26PM
-0.08
2:36AM
0.07
2:11PM
-0.04
3:30AM
0.08
2:57PM
0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Coolum Beach which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Coolum Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Coolum Beach blow from the SW

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
some cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainmod. rainrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrs
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6:18--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--
-5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:02-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 60mm), heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Coolum Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Coolum Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Coolum Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Coolum Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Coolum Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Coolum Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Coolum Beach is 17 km (11 miles) from Sunshine Coast. If you plan a holiday in Sunshine Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.