Gold Coast
Updated: 2018-03-21 13:58:00 Surf: choppy 3-4ft SE Winds: Strong SE Weather: partly cloudy Rating: 4/10

Afternoon report: More swell this afternoon with 3ft sets on the points and larger sets out on the open beaches. Plenty of fun ones pushing through.

2018-03-21 06:51:00: choppy 2ft ESE, Fresh SSE, showers 3/10

It is a mixed bag this morning. There has been an improvement in the swell size but the wind is right into it with the only possibilities of a slightly cleanish surf will be the protected southern corners. The wind is forecast to strengthen more to a fresh to strong SE through the day so while we can expect an increase in swell, conditions will deteriorate due to the wind. We do look to have good swell from later today and the rest of the week but sadly the winds do not look at all favourable. Hopefully there will be some windows though for us all! The tide is rising to a 10.20am high with low at 4.30pm. Have a great day

2018-03-21 05:16:00: choppy 2-3ft ESE, Fresh SE, partly cloudy 3/10

Dawn report: The swell is on the build with an increase in size overnight but with poor onshore south-east winds. The points have lots of small runners and will get better through the day. Check back for the updated photo report around 8am.

Daily Photos:
Nearest Observed Surf Reports:
Nearest Surfcams:
Burleigh Heads
Snapper Rocks
Byron Bay

3ft (Head High)
SSE 13kt
2.0 m @ 6.7s ESE (117°)
1.4 m @ 8.8s ESE (104°)
0.4 m @ 10.9s NE (38°)
First light: 5:26am Sunrise:5:50am Sunset:5:57pm Last light:6:20pm
Current: 24.4 (10:40pm) Min: 21°C - Max: 27°C

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