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Woorim

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1556
State/Region:
QLD Caloundra
Post Code:

Length:
30.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bongaree  (9.4km) bulcock  (9.4km) kings (caloundra)  (9.6km) pebble beach  (9.7km) shelly beach  (10.1km)

Beach

Moreton Island lies 15 km due east of Woorim, with the waters in between forming the wide, shoal dominated entrance to Moreton Bay. Moreton Island protects Bribie Island from most southerly swell, resulting in waves averaging 0.5 to 1 m along Woorim beach (1556). These usually produce a narrow high tide beach with a continuous attached bar exposed at low tide (Fig. 2.8a & 4.136). Rip channels are usually absent at Woorim and only form during and following waves greater than 1 m. However southerly winds can produce a strong current running to the north.

Swimming

Woorim is a relatively safe beach, particularly under normal low waves. Be careful when waves exceed 1 m as they can produce a heavy shorebreak, rips and a drag along the beach. South of Skirmish Point and along Bongaree Beach the waves are usually low, however tidal currents become an increasing hazard.

Surfing

Usually a low shorebreak, which closes out in bigger surf.

Fishing

A very popular fishing destination for both beach and bay fishing.

General

The closest surfing beach north of Brisbane and a popular weekend and holiday destination.

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: 22/05/2009 09:03:10

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    4
    First Aids:
    402
    Preventative Actions:
    12207

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bribie Island SLSC Australian Lifeguard Service

    Hazards

    • Bluebottles Bluebottles

    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

    Thu, 26 May 06:00 pm

    BEERBURRUM (12 km)


    Mostly clear.
    21.30 °C
    NE/6 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    27° 10° 27° 16° 23° 12° 22° 10° 22° 22°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Thu, 26 May 14:07

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      11 km/h
      0.5m
    • NW
      20 km/h
      1m
    • WNW
      21 km/h
      0.8m
    • WSW
      20 km/h
      0.4m
    • WSW
      18 km/h
      0.4m
    • W
      16 km/h
      0.4m
    • W
      14 km/h
      0.4m
    • SW
      13 km/h
      0.4m

    Caloundra issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing further to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, decreasing to below 1 metres during the afternoon.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Maroochydore at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Maroochydore at night. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:08
      0.56m
    • high
      10:44
      1.31m
    • low
      16:31
      0.46m
    • high
      23:20
      1.77m

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    Mooloolaba issued at Thu, 26 May 18:44

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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