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Rainbow Bay Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Saturday 10 Dec 2022 AEST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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 24.0 °C (Statistics for 10 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.5 max: 25.5 min: 23.3 °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 24.0 °C (Statistics for 10 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.5 max: 25.5 min: 23.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Rainbow Bay (moderate winds from the ENE at Coolangatta Airport 5 km from Rainbow Bay).

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1 h 24 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Rainbow Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Rainbow Bay at 3PM is: 0.9m 10s primary swell from a South-southeast direction and 0.6m 11s secondary swell from a South-southeast direction, 0.8m 5s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 09:00am December 10). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore.

Time (AEST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (10 Dec)3.5ft (1.0m)10s
Afternoon (10 Dec)3ft (0.9m)10s
Evening (10 Dec)3.5ft (1.0m)10s

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

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Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
Rating
(10 max)
111012222100000000001000010110100000111111111223322333332120
Swell
Height Map
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.117.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
S
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
S
1
SSE
1
S
1
S
1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.2
SSE
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
1.5
NNE
1.5
NNE
1.5
NNE
1.4
NE
1.7
NNE
1.6
N
0.4
NE
0.8
SSE
0.5
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
Period(s) (?)1010109101010101010101010101010101056666613912121212121212121415141411111111111212111114131312121212121211111111
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)19220120913921420420421425527422222217016713110210010011213114113720618161108779392729069696910375102100112110146188257264316300295672673759603584565555472464371377441371
Wind
(km/h)
10
ESE
10
ENE
15
E
15
E
15
E
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NNE
15
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
20
N
20
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
30
N
30
N
30
N
0
E
20
NNW
15
NW
5
W
15
S
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
0
WNW
10
W
10
WNW
10
SW
0
WSW
5
NNE
10
NNE
15
NNE
5
NW
15
SW
15
SSW
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
NNE
10
NW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
SW
10
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
10
NNE
5
N
5
NW
5
SW
5
S
10
E
15
ENE
20
NE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononononononononglassoncross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglassoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:17AM
1.81
9:24PM
1.14
9:55AM
1.77
10:06PM
1.10
10:32AM
1.71
10:52PM
1.07
11:11AM
1.65
11:44PM
1.06
11:53AM
1.58
12:45AM
1.07
12:40PM
1.51
1:51AM
1.12
1:34PM
1.46
2:55AM
1.20
2:33PM
1.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:00PM
0.51
2:59AM
0.43
4:43PM
0.54
3:34AM
0.51
5:27PM
0.57
4:12AM
0.59
6:12PM
0.59
4:56AM
0.67
7:00PM
0.58
5:53AM
0.73
7:49PM
0.56
7:05AM
0.76
8:37PM
0.51
8:26AM
0.75

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

Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
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Rain (mm)
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