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The Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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The Reef Surf Forecast / QLD – Sunshine Coast / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 AEST
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The Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Reef sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 27.8 min: 24.9 °C)
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The Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Reef sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 27.8 min: 24.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for QLD - Sunshine Coast

  1. Coolum accommodation and official site sunshine coast queensland australiaCoolum: ‘Coolum surf: 1.4 metres(5') 10 knots SE. The S protected stretches and E facing points early on the dropping tide before the ESE winds get up. Fun ones in the outer bays at Noosa also on the dropping tide.’

    Coolum Beach, 29 km away
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Reef this week:

The surf forecast for The Reef 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 1.5m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Reef in the next 7 days are 1.3m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Tue 2nd Mar)4.5ft (1.3m) 14s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 2nd Mar)4.5ft (1.3m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Reef 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
32321221221220231322100
T queensland.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.8
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
99888889999999141313131212121212
357304241163163173173177177175188188184181243498408451314244186179179
10
E
15
ENE
10
E
10
E
15
ENE
5
NNE
10
SE
15
E
10
E
10
ENE
15
ENE
5
ENE
5
SE
20
NE
10
NNE
5
ESE
15
ENE
5
E
10
ESE
10
ESE
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
oncross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
7:05PM
1.28
7:27AM
1.92
7:43PM
1.40
8:04AM
1.97
8:23PM
1.51
8:43AM
1.97
9:03PM
1.60
9:22AM
1.91
9:46PM
1.66
10:02AM
1.80
10:32PM
1.68
10:44AM
1.65
11:24PM
1.67
1:26PM
0.36
12:48AM
0.27
1:59PM
0.28
1:32AM
0.21
2:32PM
0.22
2:16AM
0.18
3:07PM
0.19
3:01AM
0.18
3:43PM
0.18
3:48AM
0.23
4:21PM
0.20
4:40AM
0.32
5:02PM
0.24
5:39AM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Caloundra Head, Australia which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Reef blow from the W

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
risk thund- derclearsome cloudsclearclearclearrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrs
3-----1-------------412
2625242726242726242626242726242626242626242323
2524242624232625242624232625242625232524232323
2625242726242726242626242726242626242626242323
5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41-
-6:22--6:21--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Reef 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 (The Reef) 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 The Reef 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.

The Reef is 2 km (1 miles) from Caloundra. If you plan a holiday in Sunshine Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Caloundra. Caloundra has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.