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Yeppoon

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Beach Number:
qld1363
State/Region:
QLD Yeppoon
Post Code:
4703
Length:
1.4km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
wave point  (0.5km) cooee bay  (0.9km) lammermoor  (2.1km) barwell creek  (2.7km) statue bay  (3.2km)

Beach

Yeppoon has traditionally been the main surfing beach for Rockhampton and inland mining towns like Mount Magnet. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1926, although a reel was placed on the beach as early as 1917. The railway line used to bring the holiday makers, however now they arrive on a four lane highway that makes it a fast 40 km drive out from Rockhampton.Today Yeppoon is a thriving residential and tourist area, offering all the facilities of a Queensland tourist centre. There are several good beaches in the area, with the main Yeppoon Beach, site of the surf lifesaving club, located at the end of the main shopping street (Fig. 4.78). The beach is 1.4 km long, extending from the low intertidal rocks at Spring Head almost due south to the mouth of Ross Creek, where there is a small breakwater. Unfortunately erosion has plagued the beach and today it is backed by a continuous seawall, behind which there are parking areas and a grassy reserve, with the main road paralleling the northern half of the beach. The surf club is located in the reserve toward the northern end of the beach and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club toward the southern end.The seawall is reached by the waves at high tide, resulting in little to no high tide beach and a low, flat, 200 m to 300 m wide low tide beach composed of fine sand (Fig. 4.79). The beach is partially protected from waves by the Keppel Island group, and waves average only 0.5 m.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach; just be careful at low tide when you have to walk a long way to reach the water, and near the southern Ross Creek entrance which has both deeper water and strong tidal currents.

Surfing

Usually only low, sloppy waves.

Fishing

Best in Ross Creek; the beach is usually too shallow.

General

A major tourist destination and a popular and very accessible beach, backed by all tourist facilities.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Seawall Seawall

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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Yeppoon SLSC
    08:00
    -
    17:00
    08:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    49
    Preventative Actions:
    1202

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Yeppoon SLSC Yeppoon Beach (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • High Tide Range High Tide Range
    • Shallow Water Shallow Water
    • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects
    • Marine Stingers Marine Stingers

    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

    Sat, 13 Feb 05:00 am

    YEPPOON (0 km)


    Shower or two. Possible storm.
    22.50 °C
    S/17 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    29° 23° 31° 24° 32° 25° 32° 25° 30° 25° 29° 25°

    WATER

    28

    Issued at Fri, 12 Feb 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      21 km/h
      1.1m
    • SE
      24 km/h
      1.6m
    • SE
      16 km/h
      1m
    • ESE
      16 km/h
      0.8m
    • SE
      10 km/h
      0.6m
    • E
      15 km/h
      0.6m
    • ESE
      8 km/h
      0.5m
    • E
      12 km/h
      0.6m

    Yeppoon issued at Fri, 12 Feb 23:54

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    2 to 3 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    13



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      00:17
      4.10m
    • Low
      06:24
      1.06m
    • High
      12:37
      4.14m
    • Low
      19:05
      0.95m

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    Rosslyn Bay issued at Sat, 13 Feb 00:00

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