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Pocket ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Pocket Surf Guide

Pocket on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Both left and right reef breaks. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Pocket Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pocket:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pocket 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 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% 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
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pocket Location Map

Interactive Pocket 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 Pocket is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pocket is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Pocket Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 21:10 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
glass

Swell History at Pocket

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

Wind History at Pocket

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

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