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Palm beach Surf Guide

Palm beach on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

Palm beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palm beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palm beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Palm 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 38% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Palm beach Location Map

Interactive Palm 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 Palm beach is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palm beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Palm beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 14:19 Local Time
Sunday 14
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.8
ENE
Period (s) 11 11 11 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Palm beach

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

Wind History at Palm beach

Wind stats for Palm 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 Palm beach. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Palm beach: