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Mooloolaba Surf Guide

Mooloolaba in Sunshine Coast is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is left hand reef break too. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Take care of rocks and rips.

Mooloolaba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mooloolaba:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Mooloolaba with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in April while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
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 Mooloolaba 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 Mooloolaba is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mooloolaba is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Mooloolaba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 21:16 Local Time
MonTue
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.1
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 9 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NNE 10
NNW 5
W
Wind State on on cross-
on
glass

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Swell History at Mooloolaba

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Wind History at Mooloolaba

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