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Pin Cushion ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Pin Cushion Surf Guide

Pin Cushion on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, sharks, rips and jellyfish.

Pin Cushion Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pin Cushion:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pin Cushion 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 Pin Cushion (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pin Cushion with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in July while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pin Cushion Location Map

Interactive Pin Cushion 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 Pin Cushion is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pin Cushion is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Pin Cushion Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 21:23 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 cross-
on
cross cross-
off
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Swell History at Pin Cushion

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

Wind History at Pin Cushion

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

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