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The Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

The Spit Surf Guide

The Spit on the Gold Coast is an exposed river break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The river breaks consists of lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of sharks, rips, rocks and obstacles.

The Spit Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Spit:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Spit 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 The Spit (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Spit 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 32% of the time in June while 54% 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
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
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 The Spit Location Map

Interactive The Spit 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 The Spit is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Spit is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 69 km (43 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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.
The Spit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 04:34 Local Time
Sunday 11
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 0.5
ESE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 8 8 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
W 10
SW 5
WSW
Wind State off off cross-
off
glass

Swell History at The Spit

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

Wind History at The Spit

Wind stats for The Spit, 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 The Spit. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To The Spit:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.