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819

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0819
State/Region:
QLD Hinchinbrook Island
Post Code:
4849
Length:
0.15km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
820  (0.6km) hillock point (south)  (1.1km) hillock point (north)  (1.2km) 823  (1.6km) zoe bay  (1.7km)

Beach

Hillock Point is the most easterly tip of Hinchinbrook Island. It was sighted and named ‘on account of its figure’ by Captain Cook in June 1770. Between Zoe Bay and Hillock Point is 5 km of steep, rocky coast containing three small beaches. The largest is Beach 819, a 150 m long, north-east facing pocket of high tide boulders, fronted by a high and low tide sand beach, and backed by steeply rising, vegetated slopes. The beach receives waves averaging about 0.5 m and is 10 m wide at high tide, while exposing a 50 m wide bar at low tide.

Swimming

Only beach 820 is suitable for swimming, owing to the dominance of boulders and rocks at beaches 820 and 821.

Surfing

Usually none.

Fishing

All three offer good access to rocks and rock reef.

General

Three pockets of sand and boulders that are mainly viewed by passing boat fishers.

Location

Information Symbols

    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 19:47:36

       

      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

        Tue, 30 Aug 02:00 am

        LUCINDA (8 km)


        Shower or two, drizzle.
        21.60 °C
        SE/24 km/h
        Wind

        Weather information
        TueWedThuFriSatSun
        24° 20° 24° 20° 24° 19° 26° 20° 27° 20° 25° 20°

        WATER

        23

        Issued at Mon, 29 Aug 14:03

        SWELL FORECAST

        Tuesday
        Wednesday
        Thursday
        Friday
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • AM
        • PM
        • E
          15 km/h
          0.4m
        • ESE
          16 km/h
          0.4m
        • ESE
          21 km/h
          1.1m
        • E
          22 km/h
          1.1m
        • E
          18 km/h
          0.8m
        • ENE
          16 km/h
          0.4m
        • SSW
          11 km/h
          0.3m
        • S
          14 km/h
          0.3m

        Hinchinbrook Island issued at Mon, 29 Aug 19:09

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        Today's Swell Description
        Wind:
        Easterly 15 to 20 knots, tending 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with inshore east to northeasterly seabreezes.
        Swell:
        East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
        Seas:
        breezes.
        Weather:
        Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

        UV INDEX

        TODAY'S TIDE

        • low
          02:20
          0.85m
        • high
          07:51
          2.69m
        • low
          14:01
          0.48m
        • high
          20:24
          3.40m

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        Lucinda (Offshore) issued at Tue, 30 Aug 02:28

        WARNINGS

        TODAY'S RADAR

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