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Rainbow Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Rainbow Bay Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 AEST
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Rainbow Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rainbow Bay sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)
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Rainbow Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rainbow Bay sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for QLD - Gold Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Rainbow Bay (light winds from the SSE at Coolangatta 5 km from Rainbow Bay). 1.3m 6 s period wind swell from ESE

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Light
13 km/h
SSE
Offshore
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How big are the waves at Rainbow Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Rainbow Bay at 4PM is: 0.8m 12s primary swell from a East direction and 0.1m 13s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 09:00am March 03). An open ocean swell of 1.2m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (AEST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (03 Mar)3ft (0.9m)12s
Afternoon (03 Mar)3ft (0.9m)12s
Evening (03 Mar)2.5ft (0.7m)12s

Table - waves today at Rainbow Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM
22111111111111000000000
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
E
1
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
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20
SE
20
SE
20
ESE
20
ESE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
20
SE
20
SE
25
SE
20
SE
15
SE
10
SE
5
SSE
5
SW
5
SW
5
N
15
NE
10
NE
10
NE
5
ENE
10
S
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoff
10:50AM
1.67
11:20PM
1.62
11:37AM
1.52
12:15AM
1.59
12:32PM
1.36
4:36AM
0.33
5:04PM
0.34
5:30AM
0.43
5:49PM
0.40
6:35AM
0.54
6:41PM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rainbow Bay blow from the S

Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
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clear
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