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Cape Upstart

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0921
State/Region:
QLD Gumlu
Post Code:
4805
Length:
0.25km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
beach 920  (0.3km) beach 919  (0.4km) beach 918  (0.6km) beach 917  (0.8km) shark bay (north)  (1.2km)

Beach

Twin-peaked Cape Upstart is a 60 m high headland with steep cliffs and slopes on its north side, and a small valley below its southern slopes. The valley is occupied by one of the larger shack settlements on the cape, with a total of about thirty shacks. The back of the valley hangs over a small, rocky gap in the cape, while the front has a 250 m long, sand beach (921) and beachrock, fronted by gently sloping sand flats.

Swimming

Best off the beach at mid to high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The rear gap offers some higher energy rock fishing, while the deeper water off the beach permits fishing and boating at more stages of the tide.

General

The cape is a very prominent landmark and so named by Cook back in 1770. Today, apart from the few shacks, the cape and shoreline remain much as they were when Cook passed by.

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: 26/03/2009 19:39:13

     

    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, 30 Sep 12:00 am

      ALVA BEACH (25 km)


      Shower or two.
      25.50 °C
      NNW/15 km/h
      Wind

      Weather information
      FriSatSunMonTueWed
      28° 18° 27° 17° 27° 19° 27° 21° 26° 20° 27° 20°

      WATER

      26

      Issued at Thu, 29 Sep 14:24

      SWELL FORECAST

      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • AM
      • PM
      • SW
        19 km/h
        0.7m
      • ESE
        16 km/h
        0.4m
      • WSW
        10 km/h
        0.4m
      • NNE
        20 km/h
        0.6m
      • NE
        13 km/h
        0.5m
      • NNE
        23 km/h
        0.8m
      • SE
        19 km/h
      • SE
        20 km/h

      Gumlu issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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      Today's Swell Description
      Wind:
      Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots from the west during the morning, then turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
      Swell:
      East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
      Seas:
      Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
      Weather:
      Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the morning.

      UV INDEX

      14



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      TODAY'S TIDE

      • low
        03:19
        0.64m
      • high
        09:12
        2.46m
      • low
        15:24
        0.69m
      • high
        21:18
        2.66m

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      Abbot Point issued at Fri, 30 Sep 01:14

      WARNINGS

      TODAY'S RADAR

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