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Maroochydore Beach break guidePhoto by: Colin Lister

Maroochydore Beach Surf Guide

Maroochydore Beach on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rips, rocks, sharks and jellyfish.

Maroochydore Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maroochydore Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Maroochydore Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Maroochydore Beach 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 43% of the time in June while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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 Maroochydore Beach Location Map

Interactive Maroochydore Beach 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 Maroochydore Beach is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Maroochydore Beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Maroochydore Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 16 May 2022, 15:22 Local Time
Monday 16
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
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Swell History at Maroochydore Beach

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

Wind History at Maroochydore Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Maroochydore Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Maroochydore Beach: