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Surfer's Paradise ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.3

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Surfer's Paradise Surf Guide

Surfer's Paradise on the West Coast is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Surfer's Paradise Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Surfer's Paradise:

The best conditions reported for surf at Surfer's Paradise occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Surfer's Paradise (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Surfer's Paradise with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Surfer's Paradise Location Map

Interactive Surfer's Paradise surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Surfer's Paradise is Oostende (Ostend) Airport (OST) in Belgium, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Surfer's Paradise is Wevelgem (Kortrijk-vevelgem) Airport (QKT), also in Belgium, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Surfer's Paradise Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 06:28 Local Time
Friday 14
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNE
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
NNW
Period (s) 4 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
SSE 5
NE 15
NNE
Wind State off cross-
off
glass cross-
on

Swell History at Surfer's Paradise

Surf stats for Surfer's Paradise, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Surfer's Paradise

Wind stats for Surfer's Paradise, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Surfer's Paradise. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    0km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability:
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/pier
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Surfer's Paradise: