SE QLD Boating Outlook

Gold Coast Waters

Issued at: 24/06/2018 05:11 AM
The wind forecast for offshore waters is 10kts S/SW this morning, becoming 10-15kts S/SE this afternoon. Close inshore winds are 5-10kts W/SW this morning and are forecast to become 10-15kts Southerly during the day, swinging S/SE this afternoon. It should be a mostly sunny day, with a top temperature of 22 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, seas in offshore waters will be choppy on a 1-1.5m SE/E swell and the best boating conditions will be very close inshore and from Southport Broadwater to Jumpinpin and in the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars is 0.5-1m SE and the usual caution is required when crossing them. The pics below of Southport Seaway and Currumbin and Jumpinpin Bars were taken Thursday morning 14th June about an hour and a half after high tide, by Peter Gash, the pilot of the Sea Air Pacific plane that flies from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

Currumbin Bar 14 June

Jumpinpin Bar 14 June

Southport Seaway 14 June

Moreton Bay

Issued at: 24/06/2018 05:30 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10kts S/SW this morning, becoming 10kts Southerly during the day and 10-15kts S/SE this afternoon. It should be a mostly sunny day with a top temperature of 22 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, boating conditions should be good in open bay waters this morning, becoming choppy this afternoon. When the wind swings S/SE and freshens this afternoon, the best boating conditions will be in the southern bay, Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars at South Passage and Jumpinpin is 0.75-1m SE/E and the usual caution is required when crossing them. The pics below were taken Thursday morning 14th June about an hour after high tide, by Peter Gash, the pilot of the Sea Air Pacific plane that flies from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

Jumpinpin Bar 14 June

South Passage 14 June

Sunshine Coast Waters

Issued at: 24/06/2018 05:00 AM
The wind forecast for offshore waters is 10-15kts Southerly, becoming S/SE this afternoon. Close inshore, winds are 10kts w/SW this morning and are forecast to become 10-15kts S/SE during the day. It should be a mostly sunny day, with a top temperature of 22 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, seas in offshore waters will be choppy on a 1-1.5m SE/E swell and the best boating conditions for small boats will be close inshore and in Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars at Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra is 0.5-1m SE and the usual caution is required when crossing them. The pics below were taken Thursday morning 14th June just after high tide, by Peter Gash, the pilot of the Sea Air Pacific plane that flies from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

Caloundra Bar 14 June

Maroochydore Bar 14 June

Noosa Bar 14 June

Wide Bay Bar 14 June