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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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The Spit Surf Forecast / QLD – Gold Coast / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 AEST
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The Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Spit sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)
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The Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Spit sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at The Spit (fresh winds from the SE at Gold Coast 2 km from The Spit). 1.1m 13 s period swell from E with 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from SE

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1 h 37 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
SE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Spit this week:

The surf forecast for The Spit over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 05) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Spit in the next 7 days are 1.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 09) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Fri 5th Mar)1.5ft (0.5m) 11s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 5th Mar)1.5ft (0.5m) 11s
Most Powerful10PM (Tue 2nd Mar)3.5ft (1.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Spit 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
Tue
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
10000000100000000000000
T queensland.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T queensland.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
1.3
ESE
1.4
ESE
1
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
1.2
SE
1.3
SE
0.9
SE
0.3
SSE
0.7
ESE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.6
ENE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
13131212126661111101056617612127888
398314247184134119139746138351970107585530222136293232
15
SE
30
SSE
30
SE
25
ESE
20
SE
30
SE
25
SE
10
SSE
5
E
15
ENE
5
SE
25
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
10
SE
5
E
15
NNE
15
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNE
15
N
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
10:41PM
1.51
11:00AM
1.55
11:31PM
1.51
11:48AM
1.41
12:28AM
1.48
12:42PM
1.25
1:35AM
1.45
1:51PM
1.11
2:57AM
1.45
3:23PM
1.03
4:25AM
1.50
5:00PM
1.04
5:35AM
1.57
6:06PM
1.10
4:32PM
0.24
4:45AM
0.29
5:14PM
0.29
5:42AM
0.39
6:01PM
0.36
6:50AM
0.50
6:56PM
0.43
8:16AM
0.58
8:03PM
0.48
9:57AM
0.58
9:22PM
0.49
11:19AM
0.51
10:38PM
0.46
12:18PM
0.42

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

Tue
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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32--53-----11----------
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2423242221222220232321212119222221232322252424
2523242322232322242423232221232322242423262624
--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--
6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14--6:13--6:12--6:09--6:08-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Thu morning, calm by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 19°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

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Information about the The Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Spit 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 Spit) 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 Spit 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 Spit is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Southport. If you plan a holiday in Gold Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Southport. Southport has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.