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Gold Coast wave monitoring

Wave height

Wave heights for Gold Coast monitoring site

Wave direction

Wave direction for Gold Coast monitoring site

Sea surface temperature

Sea surface temperature for Gold Coast monitoring site

Top ten waves from this site

RankDate and timeHmax
1 03-05-1996 6:30am 12.0
2 17-03-1993 4:30am 11.0
3 05-03-2006 5:00am 10.7
4 22-05-2009 12:30pm 10.6
5 05-03-2004 10:00pm 10.6
6 12-06-2012 7:00am 10.5
7 28-01-2013 9:30am 10.5
8 25-04-1989 9:30am 10.0
9 15-02-1995 10:30am 9.2
10 04-06-2016 10:00pm 9.1

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You should always check with the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather and coastal waters forecasts for your area before putting to sea.


Location of Gold Coast wave monitoring site
Location of Gold Coast wave monitoring site in relation to Queensland

Site details

Date of installation
20 February 1987
Current location
Latitude: 27° 57.914' S
Longitude: 153° 26.555' E
Water depth
17 metres
Datawell Directional Waverider Buoy

Jointly operated by the Department of Environment and Science and the City of Gold Coast.

Data download

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Last updated
7 August 2018
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