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Cape Upstart

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0921
Includes Beaches:
Cape Upstart
State/Region:
QLD - Guthalungra
Post Code:
4805
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 ( Least hazardous)

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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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.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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Hazards

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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

Today 20° wind SE/11 km/h

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AYR DPI (41 km) issued at Wed 24 Sep 04:00 (EST)

WATER

24

Issued at Tue, September 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    1 m
  • ENE
    0.9 m
  • ENE
    0.9 m
  • ENE
    1.1 m
  • ENE
    1.1 m

Guthalungra issued at Mon, September 22 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    3:29
    0.75m
  • High
    9:26
    2.36m
  • Low
    15:37
    0.81m
  • High
    21:31
    2.52m
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Abbot Point issued at Wed, September 24 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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