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Inskip Point Surf Guide

Inskip Point in Queensland North Coast is an exposed sandbar break that has unreliable waves The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast.There is a left hand point break here. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Inskip Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Inskip Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Inskip Point occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Inskip Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in May while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
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 Inskip Point 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 Inskip Point is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 88 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Inskip Point is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Inskip Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 05:46 Local Time
Wednesday 19
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SE
1.9
ESE
2.0
ESE
2.1
ESE
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 25
SE 25
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Inskip Point

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

Wind History at Inskip Point

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

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