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Southport Main Beach Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Tuesday 06 Dec 2022 AEST
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Southport Main Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Southport Main Beach sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.3 max: 25.6 min: 23.1 °C)
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Southport Main Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Southport Main Beach sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.3 max: 25.6 min: 23.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Southport Main Beach (light winds from the NNW at Gold Coast Seaway 4 km from Southport Main Beach).

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Moderate
17 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Southport Main Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Southport Main Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Dec 07) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.9m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Southport Main Beach in the next 12 days are 1.2m 7s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 09) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Dec 08) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Wed 7th Dec)2.5ft (0.7m) 8s
Best Surf 1AM (Tue 13th Dec)4.5ft (1.4m) 6s
Most Powerful 7AM (Fri 9th Dec)4ft (1.2m) 7s

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

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Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
1.1
NNE
1.3
NNE
1.2
SE
1.2
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
E
0.4
SE
0.9
E
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.9
N
1
NE
1.4
NNE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.6
E
1
E
1
E
1.2
ESE
1
E
1
E
1.3
SE
1
E
1
E
1
E
Period(s) (?)8888856577661151111105561312161514141010101010117121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)13684636044691008212779544042424241393445131435464581035971218212300204229141287273264
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
15
S
10
ENE
15
NE
5
ENE
20
NNW
15
N
35
SSE
25
SE
25
ESE
20
SE
20
ESE
20
E
10
E
10
NE
15
NNE
20
N
20
NNW
30
NNE
15
NW
25
SSE
35
SE
20
S
20
SE
35
SSE
25
S
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
35
S
40
SSE
30
SE
30
SSE
35
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:08PM
1.17
7:48AM
1.60
7:48PM
1.12
8:25AM
1.63
8:26PM
1.08
9:01AM
1.65
9:05PM
1.05
9:38AM
1.64
9:45PM
1.01
10:14AM
1.61
10:27PM
0.97
10:52AM
1.56
11:12PM
0.94
11:30AM
1.50
12:01AM
0.93
12:11PM
1.44
12:54AM
0.93
12:54PM
1.38
1:51AM
0.96
1:41PM
1.32
2:51AM
1.03
2:33PM
1.27
3:50AM
1.13
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:03AM
0.17
2:10PM
0.34
1:37AM
0.17
2:52PM
0.34
2:11AM
0.18
3:33PM
0.34
2:45AM
0.21
4:15PM
0.34
3:21AM
0.26
4:57PM
0.35
3:58AM
0.32
5:41PM
0.37
4:38AM
0.39
6:26PM
0.38
5:23AM
0.47
7:12PM
0.38
6:15AM
0.53
7:58PM
0.38
7:16AM
0.59
8:43PM
0.37
8:25AM
0.61
9:27PM
0.35
9:36AM
0.60

Note: the tide data above is for Gold Coast Seaway, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Southport Main Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Southport Main Beach blow from the W

Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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Rain (mm)
----1-----2-------118------1315141052---
Temp. °C292125242330312222212122212023222226252325232124232121212118191921222022
Low °C261924232228241921212022212022212125242123222024212021211918191820211920
Feels °C (?)272024242629311819181920191922212125232522191922191918171813131516171617
Sunrise--4:41--4:41--4:41--4:41--4:41--4:43--4:43--4:43--4:43--4:43--4:43--4:45
Sunset6:30--6:31--6:32--6:34--6:34--6:35--6:36--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:38--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 31°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the S by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 20°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 20°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Mon night, fresh winds from the SSE by Wed afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 49mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Warm (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Fri morning). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Southport Main Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Southport Main Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Southport Main Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Southport Main 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 (Southport Main 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 Southport Main 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.

Southport Main Beach is 3 km (2 miles) from Surfers Paradise. If you plan a holiday in Gold Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.