SE QLD Boating Outlook

Gold Coast Waters

Issued at: 22/05/2018 05:30 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10-15kts SW this morning, becoming 10kts variable in the middle of the day and tending E/NE inshore this afternoon. It should be a mostly sunny day with a top temperature of 23 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, seas will be choppy offshore this morning, improving this afternoon if the wind eases as forecast and the best boating conditons for small boats will be close inshore or from Southport Broadwater to Jumpinpin and in the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars at Jumpinpin, Tallebudgera and Currumbin and the Tweed River is 0.5-0.75m SE. The usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides early this morning and later this afternoon.

Moreton Bay

Issued at: 22/05/2018 05:34 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10kts W//SW this morning, becoming 10kts E/NE this afternoon . It should be a sunny day, with a top temperature of 24 degrees. There's more SW wind offshore this morning, so seas will be choppy, improving if the wind eases as forecast this afternoon. Seas on the bay will be a little choppy in eastern waters this morning, improving during the day and the best conditions for small boats will be close inshore or in the southern bay, Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars at South Passage and Jumpinpin is 0.5-0.75m SE and the usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides this morning and later this afternoon.

Sunshine Coast Waters

Issued at: 22/05/2018 05:18 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10-15kts S/SW in offshore waters and 10kts W/SW close inshore this morning, becoming 10kts or less and tending NE this afternoon. It should be sunny, with a top temperature of 24 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, seas will be choppy in offshore waters and a little choppy close inshore, but improve this afternoon if the wind eases as forecast. The best conditions for small boats will be close inshore, or in Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks. Swell on the coastal bars at Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra is 0.5-0.75m SE and the usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides this morning and later this afternoon. The chart below shows the depths of the Mooloolah River mouth as of 11th May.

Mooloolaba Bar 11 May