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Kurrawa

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1591F
Includes Beaches:
the spit-miami the spit southport surfers paradise northcliffe broadbeach mermaid beach nobby's beach miami beach
State/Region:
QLD Gold Coast
Post Code:
4218
Length:
0km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
broadbeach  (0.9km) mermaid beach  (1.3km) northcliffe  (1.5km) the spit-miami  (1.7km) nobby's beach  (1.9km)

Beach

Kurrawa Beach (1591F) is 1 km further south and has the most extensive beach reserve of all the beach sections. The wide reserve runs for 1.5 km and incorporates the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club, the newest on the Gold Coast, being founded in 1958, together with a range of public facilities.

Swimming

The eight surf lifesaving clubs and sixteen lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.

Surfing

Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach. Conditions are best on the outer bar, with a moderate swell and offshore winds. The Nerang entrance wall can produce some better quality bars and breaks. There are plans for Queensland's first surfing reef on the beach at Narrow Neck.

Fishing

Beach fishing is a very popular pastime along the length of the beach, with conditions best when there are rips across the inner bar. The Nerang jetty and entrance wall are very popular spots to fish the channel or surf.

General

This is undoubtedly Australia's most heavily developed and utilised beach. It offers a huge range of accommodation, attractions and facilities, together with the surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers, as well as 16 km of beautiful beach and surf. However the surf is hazardous, so be careful as to when and where you swim.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus Bus
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Vehicles No Vehicles
  • No Model Planes No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving No Diving
  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • Pushing Prohibited Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • PWC's Prohibited PWC's Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms No Firearms
  • No Running No Running
  • Scuba Diving Prohibited Scuba Diving Prohibited
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
  • Shared Footway Shared Footway
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Glass No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing No Spear Fishing
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Jumping No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes No Trailbikes

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
Kurrawa SLSC
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
Tower 27 - Margaret Avenue Lifeguards
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00
08:00
-
17:00

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
34
First Aids:
45
Preventative Actions:
1579

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Kurrawa SLSC Tower 28 - Kurrawa Lifeguards Tower 27 - Margaret Avenue Lifeguards

Hazards

  • Bluebottles Bluebottles
  • Boat traffic Boat traffic
  • Flash rips Flash rips
  • Travelling rips Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach Long beach
  • Beach erosion Beach erosion
  • Heavy shorebreak Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf High surf
  • Gutters Gutters
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

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

Tue, 09 Feb 09:00 pm

GOLD CST SEAWAY (6 km)


Windy. Partly cloudy.
23.30 °C
S/33 km/h
Wind

Weather information
TueWedThuFriSatSun
29° 20° 29° 20° 29° 20° 30° 20° 30° 20° 30° 21°

WATER

26

Issued at Tue, 09 Feb 14:01

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    35 km/h
    1.9m
  • SSE
    38 km/h
    2.4m
  • S
    26 km/h
    1.5m
  • SSE
    24 km/h
    1.3m
  • S
    17 km/h
    1.2m
  • SSE
    19 km/h
    1.3m
  • S
    17 km/h
    1m
  • SSE
    21 km/h
    1.2m

Gold Coast issued at Mon, 08 Feb 22:46

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Swell:
Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas:
2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather:
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

UV INDEX

13



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    02:05
    0.01m
  • High
    08:50
    1.78m
  • Low
    15:08
    0.03m
  • High
    21:05
    1.36m

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Gold Coast Seaway issued at Tue, 09 Feb 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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