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Duranbah ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 3.7

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Duranbah break guidePhoto by: Wideland Images

Duranbah Surf Guide

Duranbah on the Gold Coast is a fairly exposed river break that usually has waves. The best time of year for waves is autumn. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rips, locals and sharks.

Duranbah Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Duranbah:

The best conditions reported for surf at Duranbah occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Duranbah 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 9% of the time in June while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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).

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Interactive Duranbah 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 Duranbah is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Duranbah is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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Duranbah Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 09:04 Local Time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSE 15
SE 15
Wind State cross-

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Swell History at Duranbah

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Wind History at Duranbah

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Duranbah Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.6
  • ...

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Hindsy from Australia
“Ol' faithful. If the Superbank is too crowded or the conditions aren't favourable, just drive round the corner to D'bah and you'll have yourself a very fun little surf. As the ratings indicate, this break is quite reliable and consistent, with punchy lefts and rights, heaps of barrel opportunities, and a great little wedge forming off the breakwall. On the right day, D'bah can unleash it's full potential and produce perfect peaks all up and down the beach. If you happen to be surfing on one of these days, don't be surprised to run into some of the best in surfing royalty. The likes of Parko, Mick Fanning, Occy, Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholemew, Josh Kerr, Layne Beachley, and more love to have a punt at this quality and often underrated break.”

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