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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 pm Monday 27 Sep 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 21.1 °C (Statistics for 27 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 22.6 min: 20.5 °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 21.1 °C (Statistics for 27 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 22.6 min: 20.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for QLD - Gold Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Rainbow Bay (light winds from the ESE at Coolangatta Airport 5 km from Rainbow Bay).

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Actual: 59 min ago

Light
13 km/h
ESE
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Rainbow Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Rainbow Bay at 11PM is: 1.0m 10s primary swell from a South direction and 0.3m 8s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 09:00pm September 27). An open ocean swell of 1.0m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (AEST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (27 Sep)--
Afternoon (27 Sep)--
Evening (27 Sep)3.5ft (1.0m)10s

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
Mon
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tue
05
7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM
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S
1
S
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
1.1
NE
1.4
NE
1.6
NE
1.7
NE
2
NE
2.1
NE
1.4
ENE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
2.4
NE
2.2
NE
0.3
ESE
2.1
NE
0.2
S
0.2
ESE
1.5
ENE
0.2
S
2.1
NE
1.9
NE
1.4
ENE
2
NE
1.2
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
1
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
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15
SE
10
SE
10
SE
5
SE
5
ESE
10
E
15
ENE
15
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NNE
15
NNE
15
NE
15
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
20
NNE
25
NNE
20
N
15
NNW
15
N
15
N
20
N
20
N
20
N
20
N
25
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNE
20
N
25
NW
15
WNW
10
WNW
10
WSW
10
W
10
NW
15
NNW
15
N
15
NNW
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
10
NNW
10
N
10
N
10
NNW
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
NW
15
NNW
20
N
20
N
20
N
15
NNW
5
NW
10
WNW
5
WNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononononononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
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11:45PM
1.08
12:53PM
1.39
12:50AM
1.00
2:05PM
1.39
2:30AM
0.97
3:19PM
1.43
4:01AM
1.03
4:20PM
1.50
5:01AM
1.13
5:11PM
1.58
5:46AM
1.24
5:56PM
1.66
6:26AM
1.36
6:37PM
1.71
6:26PM
0.73
5:45AM
0.59
7:50PM
0.76
6:42AM
0.64
9:22PM
0.72
8:06AM
0.67
10:27PM
0.63
9:31AM
0.64
11:13PM
0.52
10:36AM
0.55
11:52PM
0.41
11:29AM
0.45
12:27AM
0.31
12:17PM
0.34
1:02AM
0.22

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

Mon
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tue
05
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