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Agnes Water

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1471
State/Region:
QLD Seventeen Seventy
Post Code:
4677
Length:
6km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
seventeen seventy  (1.6km) round hill (east 3)  (1.8km) agnes water (south 1)  (1.9km) agnes water (south 2)  (1.9km) agnes water (south 3)  (2.1km)

Beach Status

OPEN

Beach

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Furthermore, most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, many comparing it to Noosa Heads before the boom. The Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club, reflecting its 'newness', was established in 1989 at the southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.86) and was moved to its present location 2 km further up the beach in 1998. Today the small settlement boasts a small shopping area, new tavern and motel, together with a few caravan parks and a growing number of houses. The name comes from the schooner "Agnes" which, in 1873, disappeared in heavy weather after taking shelter in Pancake Creek.The main beach is 5.5 km long, running from Round Hill in the north down to Agnes Water. The beach is relatively straight and faces east-north-east. It is famous amongst surfers as being the most northerly beach on the east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell which, when it arrives, provides some excellent surf. Most of the beach is backed by a low dune and natural vegetation. At the southern Agnes Water end there is an extensive foreshore reserve, including a camping reserve.The beach usually receives waves averaging about 1 m, which combine with the medium sand to build a moderately steep high tide beach (Fig. 2.9a), with a continuous bar exposed at low tide (Fig. 4.87). During and following higher swell, up to 30 rip channels are cut across the lower section of the bar and an outer bar forms along the central and northern sections of the beach. The rip channels will persist for some weeks during lower wave conditions.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach in the southern patrolled area. Care must be taken if the swell exceeds 1m as rips will be present, particularly at low tide and up the beach.

Surfing

It all depends on the swell. A top spot when it arrives, producing a right off the point, otherwise usually a low beach break.

Fishing

Good off the beach when rip holes are present, otherwise best off the rocks at each end.

General

An attractive beach, still relatively unspoiled; however the surrounding region is experiencing rapid development.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Camping Camping
  • Caravan park Caravan park

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: 14/05/2009 20:55:47

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 02/05 Tue 03/05 Wed 04/05 Thu 05/05 Fri 06/05 Sat 07/05 Sun 08/05
    Agnes Water Beach (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00
    09:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    68
    First Aids:
    279
    Preventative Actions:
    14905

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

    Hazards

    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 09:00 am

    TOWN OF 1770 (2 km)


    Mostly sunny.
    23.50 °C
    SSE/13 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    26° 19° 26° 19° 26° 19° 26° 20° 27° 21° 25° 18°

    WATER

    25

    Issued at Thu, 05 May 14:05

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      16 km/h
      0.7m
    • ESE
      21 km/h
      1.1m
    • SSE
      15 km/h
      1m
    • ESE
      20 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • ESE
      11 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSE
      8 km/h
      0.4m
    • NNE
      10 km/h
      0.5m

    Seventeen Seventy issued at Thu, 05 May 20:55

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Capricorn during the afternoon.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      02:23
      0.33m
    • high
      08:25
      3.59m
    • low
      14:41
      0.07m
    • high
      20:53
      3.97m

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    Gatcombe Head issued at Fri, 06 May 11:45

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