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North Stradbroke-Cylinders ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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North Stradbroke-Cylinders Surf Guide

North Stradbroke-Cylinders on the Gold Coast is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. The optimum time of year for waves is autumn. The best wind direction is from the south. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the northeast. There is a right breaking reef. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of sharks and jellyfish.

North Stradbroke-Cylinders Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Stradbroke-Cylinders:

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

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf North Stradbroke-Cylinders (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing North Stradbroke-Cylinders 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 38% of the time in April while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% 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 North Stradbroke-Cylinders Location Map

Interactive North Stradbroke-Cylinders 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 North Stradbroke-Cylinders is Brisbane International Airport (BNE) in Australia, which is 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Stradbroke-Cylinders is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL), also in Australia, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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North Stradbroke-Cylinders Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 14:06 Local Time
Saturday 08
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
NNE 20
N 15
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at North Stradbroke-Cylinders

Surf stats for North Stradbroke-Cylinders, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at North Stradbroke-Cylinders

Wind stats for North Stradbroke-Cylinders, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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