Diving Flinders Reef

From the Coastwatch Vault, this Clint Hempsall dive site profile on Flinders Reef off Cape Moreton

Surfing History: Big Swell – February 1999

From the Coastwatch Vault, this John Charlton story was on the swell generated by an east coast low, which formed off the southern Queensland Coast in the first week of February 1999.

Introducing Rod! With the Coastwatch Australia Day weekend weather and coastal conditions outlook.

Introducing Rod Figueredo! (“Weatherman Rod”) and the weekly coastal conditions and weather outlook for the Australia Day Weekend. In this video we get to hear a bit about Rod’s amazing career on and in the water, his feelings about taking on the Coastwatch role, and a walk through of weather apps and conditions to help… Continue reading Introducing Rod! With the Coastwatch Australia Day weekend weather and coastal conditions outlook.

Learn to Read the Beach

One of the best things you can do regarding beach safety is learn to read the beach. It’s a good idea before you go down onto the beach to pause on higher ground and study the beach formations like sand banks and inshore gutters and look for any water movement in or around them. A… Continue reading Learn to Read the Beach

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The Surf & Beach Formula

In the times before the internet, mobile phones and surf cams, surfers had to rely on being able to read and interpret weather charts to ascertain wind strength and direction and swell size and direction. Learning these skills and building a knowledge bank on the areas they mostly surfed in, led to developing a formula… Continue reading The Surf & Beach Formula

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Summer Beach Nasties

From the Coastwatch Vault, a look at some of the creatures that can make a trip to the beach an unpleasant experience if you encounter them.

Seafood BBQ with Chilli Jam

Description: From the Coastwatch Vault this great Sally Jenyns seafood BBQ with chilli jam recipe is easy to cook and tastes sensational.