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Mermaid Beach break guidePhoto by: Mark Meredith

Mermaid Beach Surf Guide

Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Ideal winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips, obstacles, locals and sharks.

Mermaid Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mermaid Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mermaid Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mermaid 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 33% of the time in June while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mermaid Beach Location Map

Interactive Mermaid 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 Mermaid Beach is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mermaid Beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Mermaid Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 03:00 Local Time
Thursday 26
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
20
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Swell History at Mermaid Beach

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

Wind History at Mermaid Beach

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Mermaid Beach: