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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gold Coast

Australia, QLD

The Gold Coast consists of a bunch of righthand pointbreaks. South-to-North, these are: Snapper/Rainbow, Greenmount (Coolangatta beach), Currumbin (The Alley) and Burleigh. There's also miles of beachbreak, which can be just as enjoyable when the banks are shaped up, the swell's running and the points are busy. Plus the new artificial reef at Narrowneck. Best time of year Jan-July.

Because of the curve of the coast, Burleigh's the most consistent of the points, as Kirra etc.,needs more wrap-around. So far in 2000, Burleigh has had quality surf, on average, about 3 days a week. About 75% of G.C.swell come up from Lows to the S-SE in the Tasman (between NSW & NZ);20% off Cyclonic activity to the E-NE in th Coral Sea;about 5% from this same direction but off long-fetch N-E'ly winds from big Highs (mostly slow sloppy surf - handy if there's no 'proper' swell about tho)

Climate: sub-tropical- usually 20-30C in summer, 8-22C winter temp ranges, with water down
to about 15C mid/late winter; well into the high 20s in summer.

English (Translate this text in English): The Gold Coast consists of a bunch of righthand pointbreaks. South-to-North, these are: Snapper/Rainbow, Greenmount (Coolangatta beach), Currumbin (The Alley) and Burleigh. There's also miles of beachbreak, which can be just as enjoyable when the banks are shaped up, the swell's running and the points are busy. Plus the new artificial reef at Narrowneck. Best time of year Jan-July.<br /><br />Because of the curve of the coast, Burleigh's the most consistent of the points, as Kirra etc.,needs more wrap-around. So far in 2000, Burleigh has had quality surf, on average, about 3 days a week. About 75% of G.C.swell come up from Lows to the S-SE in the Tasman (between NSW & NZ);20% off Cyclonic activity to the E-NE in th Coral Sea;about 5% from this same direction but off long-fetch N-E'ly winds from big Highs (mostly slow sloppy surf - handy if there's no 'proper' swell about tho)<br /><br />Climate: sub-tropical- usually 20-30C in summer, 8-22C winter temp ranges, with water down<br />to about 15C mid/late winter; well into the high 20s in summer.

English (Translate this text in English): The Gold Coast consists of a bunch of righthand pointbreaks. South-to-North, these are: Snapper&#47;Rainbow, Greenmount (Coolangatta beach), Currumbin (The Alley) and Burleigh. There's also miles of beachbreak, which can be just as enjoyable when the banks are shaped up, the swell's running and the points are busy. Plus the new artificial reef at Narrowneck. Best time of year Jan-July.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Because of the curve of the coast, Burleigh's the most consistent of the points, as Kirra etc.,needs more wrap-around. So far in 2000, Burleigh has had quality surf, on average, about 3 days a week. About 75% of G.C.swell come up from Lows to the S-SE in the Tasman (between NSW &amp; NZ);20% off Cyclonic activity to the E-NE in th Coral Sea;about 5% from this same direction but off long-fetch N-E'ly winds from big Highs (mostly slow sloppy surf - handy if there's no 'proper' swell about tho)&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Climate: sub-tropical- usually 20-30C in summer, 8-22C winter temp ranges, with water down&lt;br &#47;&gt;to about 15C mid&#47;late winter; well into the high 20s in summer.

English (Translate this text in English): The Gold Coast consists of a bunch of righthand pointbreaks. South-to-North, these are: Snapper&amp;#47;Rainbow, Greenmount (Coolangatta beach), Currumbin (The Alley) and Burleigh. There's also miles of beachbreak, which can be just as enjoyable when the banks are shaped up, the swell's running and the points are busy. Plus the new artificial reef at Narrowneck. Best time of year Jan-July.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Because of the curve of the coast, Burleigh's the most consistent of the points, as Kirra etc.,needs more wrap-around. So far in 2000, Burleigh has had quality surf, on average, about 3 days a week. About 75% of G.C.swell come up from Lows to the S-SE in the Tasman (between NSW &amp;amp; NZ);20% off Cyclonic activity to the E-NE in th Coral Sea;about 5% from this same direction but off long-fetch N-E'ly winds from big Highs (mostly slow sloppy surf - handy if there's no 'proper' swell about tho)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Climate: sub-tropical- usually 20-30C in summer, 8-22C winter temp ranges, with water down&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;to about 15C mid&amp;#47;late winter; well into the high 20s in summer.

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Calzones de surf Calzones Calzones Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Calzones de surf Calzones
Water temp. 25°C
77°F
23°C
73°F
21°C
70°F
19°C
66°F
20°C
68°F
23°C
73°F
Air temp. 27°C
81°F
23°C
73°F
20°C
68°F
17°C
63°F
20°C
68°F
24°C
75°F
Climate

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
25th Av. palm Beach 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Akkorokamui 1 / -
Right Reef-coral Pros or kamikaze only...
Broadbeach 16 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Burleigh heads 67 / -
Right Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Burleigh Heads - 5th Ave 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Coolangatta 4 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Currumbin Alley 28 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Dreamtime 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Duranbah 44 / 1
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Elephant Rock 8 / -
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Elephant Rock Pinpoint - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
end wedge - / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Forks - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Froggys 67 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Greenmount 8 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Insides - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Jumpinpin Bar - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Kirra 35 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Laceys 2 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Lovers Right 2 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Main beach 8 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Mermaid Beach 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Miami State High School 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Narrow Neck 13 / -
Right and left Reef-artificial All surfers
Neill's Bank 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Nobby's Beach 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Pros or kamikaze only...
North Burleigh 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
North Burleigh ledge 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Northcliff 10 / - Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Nothings - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Outsides - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Palm Beach 21st rock jetty 1 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Palmy 28 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Peerless - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Point-Danger - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Rainbow bay 5 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Sea world 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Seminyak Wedge - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Sharkies - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Snapper Rocks 54 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
South Stradie 32 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Southport Seaway - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Supabank - northcliff surf club 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Superbank Lefts 2 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Superbanks 12 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Surfers Paradise 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Surfers Paradise 2 - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Tallebudgera Creekmouth - / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Tally 1 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
The "P" 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
The L - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
The Reef - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
The Spit 11 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
The Wall 1 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Tower 35 - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Tugun 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Tweed Bar - / -
Right Rivermouth Experienced surfers
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Mermaid Beach
By Macca78
Sep 19, 2009
Surfing with Irish and Petey - Still learning - still in the whitewash found high tide was better waves and lower tide easier to get to the greenies!
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Main beach
By Macca78
Aug 22, 2009
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Superbanks
By ozsurfer101
Mar 27, 2009
- Super banks 6-8 feet, tomorrow bigger!
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Superbanks
By Hannah1502
Feb 11, 2009
- Such a great afternoon session. Didn't want it to end. Super long rides on the new mal.
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Greenmount
By Hannah1502
Feb 7, 2009
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Trip: Gold Coast marapr09
By ozsurfer101
From Mar 15, 2009 to Apr 15, 2009
Big swells, more sand on Superbank makes for fatter waves, go down the coast, suffolk park good, also spooks
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Trip: The Endless Summer 63-73
By DrC123
From Nov 15, 1963 to Jun 7, 2007
The Swinging Sixties:  "It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the 60's!" From the crack of a 6.5 millimeter Carcarmo on November 22nd 1963 to July 20th 1969 and the roar of  the mighty Saturn 5'
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By dan , 08-02-2010

- GOLDY is the most inconsistant place to surf and skim in australia, u need to pickthe right day and the wind is what makes it depressing, so many days with the onshore hitting it at 9am onwards!

By Anonymous , 26-10-2009

- yea its that bad the best surf in the last 3 weeks was a two foot wind swell! and it turnued howling onshore by 1030

By Leo , 18-11-2008

july to february - it's written that the summertime from july to december is flat. is it really that bad? I gonna study there next year so it would be really important for me that I have a consistant swell...thanks guys

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