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Snapper Rocks Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Tuesday 18 Jan 2022 AEST
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Snapper Rocks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Snapper Rocks sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 26.7 min: 24.8 °C)
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Snapper Rocks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Snapper Rocks sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 26.7 min: 24.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind has turned cross-on at Snapper Rocks (light winds from the NNE at Coolangatta Airport 5 km from Snapper Rocks).

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Actual: 58 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
NNE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Snapper Rocks this week:

The surf forecast for Snapper Rocks over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Snapper Rocks in the next 12 days are 4.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jan 20) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Jan 20) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Tue 18th Jan)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s
Best Surf10AM (Thu 20th Jan)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful10PM (Thu 20th Jan)13ft (4.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Snapper Rocks over the next 12 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
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
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E
1.7
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
3
SSE
3.5
SSE
4
SE
3
SE
3
SE
3
SE
2.5
SE
2.2
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.3
E
1.2
SSE
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
1.2
E
0.9
ESE
1.1
E
0.8
ESE
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
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10
NE
15
NE
5
NE
10
E
15
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
35
SSE
35
SSE
35
SE
30
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SSE
20
S
20
S
20
S
15
S
25
S
25
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
25
SE
10
S
20
SSE
25
SE
15
SE
20
SSE
20
SE
15
S
20
SSE
20
SE
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
ESE
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E
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cross-
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offcross-
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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cross-
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8:40PM
1.24
9:02AM
1.87
9:17PM
1.25
9:35AM
1.85
9:54PM
1.26
10:09AM
1.80
10:33PM
1.28
10:46AM
1.74
11:16PM
1.30
11:26AM
1.65
12:07AM
1.32
12:14PM
1.54
1:07AM
1.36
1:11PM
1.42
2:17AM
1.42
2:20PM
1.31
3:31AM
1.51
3:37PM
1.25
4:40AM
1.64
4:53PM
1.23
5:42AM
1.78
5:59PM
1.25
3:06PM
0.45
2:18AM
0.40
3:40PM
0.43
2:54AM
0.41
4:13PM
0.42
3:31AM
0.43
4:47PM
0.42
4:11AM
0.46
5:23PM
0.41
4:58AM
0.50
6:03PM
0.41
5:54AM
0.55
6:49PM
0.41
7:03AM
0.59
7:44PM
0.40
8:28AM
0.61
8:46PM
0.38
9:57AM
0.57
9:51PM
0.35
11:15AM
0.48
10:53PM
0.29
12:19PM
0.38
11:51PM
0.24

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 Snapper Rocks blow from the SE

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 22°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 19°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 21°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 21°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Snapper Rocks Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Snapper Rocks provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Snapper Rocks can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Snapper Rocks 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 (Snapper Rocks) 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 Snapper Rocks 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.

Snapper Rocks 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.