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Kurrawa

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld1591f
State/Region:
QLD - Broadbeach
Post Code:
4218
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
250

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • 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
  • Parking Parking
  • Seawall Seawall
  • Bus Bus

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 21/04 Tue 22/04 Wed 23/04 Thu 24/04 Fri 25/04 Sat 26/04 Sun 27/04
Kurrawa SLSC
          08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
Tower 28 - Kurrawa Lifeguards
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
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 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
21
First Aids:
57
Preventative Actions:
2184

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Kurrawa SLSC

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

Today 16° wind W/9 km/h

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COOLANGATTA (16 km) issued at Mon 21 Apr 01:30 (EST)

WATER

25

Issued at Sun, April 20 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ESE
    1.4 m
  • SE
    1.1 m
  • SE
    0.9 m
  • ESE
    0.6 m
  • E
    0.5 m

Broadbeach issued at Sat, April 19 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    0:26
    1.55m
  • Low
    7:07
    0.36m
  • High
    12:56
    1.08m
  • Low
    18:32
    0.40m
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Gold Coast Seaway issued at Sun, April 20 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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