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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Thursday 25 Feb 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 26.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.6 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 26.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.6 min: 24.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rainbow Bay (light winds from the SW at Coolangatta Airport 5 km from Rainbow Bay). 1.4m 9 s period swell from E

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1 h 14 min ago

Light
7 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rainbow Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Rainbow Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rainbow Bay in the next 7 days are 1.1m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf 7AM (Tue 2nd Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 13s
Most Powerful 7AM (Tue 2nd Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rainbow Bay over the next 7 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
11210111110110021222111
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
1
E
0.7
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
99888889999999141313131212121211
274264205163135142116146146145153157123150187407324314300232174132127
15
E
15
NE
10
NNE
10
N
15
NNE
10
NNW
5
ESE
10
ENE
5
NNE
10
N
15
NE
5
N
5
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
15
N
15
NNE
5
SW
20
SSE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
7:11PM
1.37
7:31AM
1.92
7:50PM
1.46
8:10AM
1.96
8:29PM
1.53
8:48AM
1.96
9:08PM
1.59
9:28AM
1.90
9:49PM
1.62
10:08AM
1.81
10:32PM
1.63
10:50AM
1.67
11:20PM
1.62
1:26PM
0.44
12:57AM
0.38
2:01PM
0.35
1:39AM
0.30
2:36PM
0.29
2:21AM
0.26
3:11PM
0.26
3:04AM
0.24
3:47PM
0.26
3:48AM
0.27
4:25PM
0.29
4:36AM
0.33
5:04PM
0.34
5:30AM
0.43

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
risk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrs
1------------2--2---421
2525242626252626252626242626252626252525232222
2425232326232326232426232325242426232324222222
2525242626252626252626242626252626252525232222
5:35--5:35--5:35--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39-
-6:22--6:21--6:20--6:19--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 22°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rainbow Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rainbow Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rainbow Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rainbow Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rainbow Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rainbow Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Rainbow Bay is 6 km (4 miles) from Banora Point. If you plan a holiday in Gold Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Banora Point. Banora Point has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.