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Narrow Neck ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Narrow Neck Surf Guide

Narrow Neck on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break favours left handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and locals.

Narrow Neck Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Narrow Neck:

The best conditions reported for surf at Narrow Neck occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Narrow Neck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in September while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% 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 Narrow Neck Location Map

Interactive Narrow Neck 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 Narrow Neck is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Narrow Neck is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Narrow Neck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 06:41 Local Time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
SW 25
Wind State off off glass cross-

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Swell History at Narrow Neck

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Wind History at Narrow Neck

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

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