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Agnes island

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0816
State/Region:
QLD Hinchinbrook Island
Post Code:
4849
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
agnes island (west)  (0.4km) the thumb (south)  (0.8km) 817  (1.2km) little ramsey bay  (1.3km) zoe bay  (2.5km)

Beach

To the west of Agnes Island is an open, 3 km wide, north facing bay. It contains four beaches, all bordered by prominent headlands and backed by steeply rising, densely vegetated slopes, with the 1000 m high peak called The Thumb just 2 km to the west of the main beach. There is no development and no vehicle access to any of the beaches.Beach 816 lies immediately in lee of Agnes Island and at low tide connects the island to the mainland. The beach faces essentially north-east and is predominantly sandy, with numerous rocks outcropping along and off the 50 m wide main beach, while in the southern corner a boulder beach dominates and links the island at low tide.

Swimming

These beaches all receive moderate protection form the Trades, with waves usually less than 0.5 m high and rips usually absent. They are best at high tide, with rocks and reefs causing some problems at low tide.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

The best spots are usually in the creek mouths and off the rocks at high tide, or from a boat over the coral and rock reefs.

General

Four natural beaches offering a variety of scenery and usually low wave to calm conditions.

Location

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    Regulation Symbols

      SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

      Last updated: 19/03/2009 19:45:50

       

      PATROL INFORMATION

      There is no beach service this week.

      Hazards

      • Irukandji Irukandji
      • Bluebottles Bluebottles
      • Chironex Chironex
      • Crocodiles Crocodiles
      • High Tide Range High Tide Range

      Service Providers

        SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

        WEATHER

        Fri, 06 May 08:00 pm

        LUCINDA (12 km)


        Shower or two.
        26.70 °C
        ESE/17 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        FriSatSunMonTueWed
        28° 22° 28° 23° 28° 23° 29° 22° 29° 23° 28° 22°

        WATER

        27

        Issued at Fri, 06 May 14:21

        SWELL FORECAST

        Friday
        Saturday
        Sunday
        Monday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • SE
          12 km/h
          0.5m
        • ESE
          14 km/h
          0.6m
        • SE
          15 km/h
          0.8m
        • ESE
          12 km/h
          0.8m
        • ESE
          10 km/h
          0.5m
        • ESE
          10 km/h
          0.4m
        • E
          5 km/h
          0.1m
        • ENE
          10 km/h
          0.2m

        Hinchinbrook Island issued at Thu, 05 May 20:55

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Bowling Green in the evening.
        Swell:
        Easterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
        Weather:
        Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        9



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        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          02:24
          0.78m
        • high
          08:18
          3.39m
        • low
          14:43
          0.34m
        • high
          21:04
          3.68m

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        Lucinda (Offshore) issued at Fri, 06 May 21:09

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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