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Surfers Paradise break guidePhoto by: Milan Gruenfeld

Surfers Paradise Surf Guide

Surfers Paradise_1 on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, obstacles, locals and sharks.

Surfers Paradise Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Surfers Paradise:

The best conditions reported for surf at Surfers Paradise occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Surfers Paradise with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in June while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Surfers Paradise Location Map

Interactive Surfers 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 Surfers Paradise is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Surfers Paradise is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Surfers Paradise Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 05:50 Local Time
Wednesday 18
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Surfers Paradise

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

Wind History at Surfers Paradise

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

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