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Tugun break guidePhoto by: Eric Martin

Tugun Surf Guide

Tugun on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow.

Tugun Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tugun:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tugun 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 50% of the time in June while 36% 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
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
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 Tugun Location Map

Interactive Tugun 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Tugun Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 12:49 Local Time
Sunday 14
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.8
ENE
Period (s) 11 11 11 8
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Tugun

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

Wind History at Tugun

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

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint/groyne
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tugun: