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Fraser Island – Indian Head Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Queensland North Coast, Australia)

Fraser Island - Indian Head Surf Guide

Indian Head on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Rarely crowded here. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Fraser Island - Indian Head Spot Info

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

Surfing Fraser Island - Indian Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fraser Island - Indian Head occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fraser Island - Indian Head (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fraser Island - Indian Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in July while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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).

Explore Fraser Island - Indian Head Location Map

Interactive Fraser Island - Indian Head 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 nearest passenger airport to Fraser Island - Indian Head is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 180 km (112 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Fraser Island - Indian Head is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 266 km (165 miles) away.

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Fraser Island - Indian Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 16:35 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Fraser Island - Indian Head

Surf stats for Fraser Island - Indian Head, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fraser Island - Indian Head

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

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