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Currumbin Inlet

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
qld1594
Includes Beaches:
Currumbin Inlet
State/Region:
QLD - Currumbin
Post Code:
4223
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 ( Least hazardous)

Beach

Currumbin beach is a 750 m long, north-east facing beach that extends from 10 m high Currumbin Rock down to 15 m high, humpy Elephant Rock (Fig. 4.159). Currumbin Creek flows out on the north side of the point and, to contain the inlet and shifting tidal shoals, both sides of the creek have been stabilised by the construction of rock groynes. The groyne in front of Currumbin Point extends 300 m from the road in front of the point out to Currumbin Rock. The groyne and point have partly stabilised a 300 m long, low energy beach and low sand spit (1594). This is a popular and very accessible beach, with calm conditions in the inlet and low waves toward the point, however it is fronted by the deep, shifting tidal shoals and channel, together with strong tidal currents.

Swimming

This is a potentially hazardous beach owing to the persistent rips and strong permanent rips against the rocks, particularly at Currumbin Rock. The safest bathing is at the inlet beach and at the southern patrolled end of the surf beach. Stay on the inner bar and well clear of the rocks and rips.

Surfing

There are beach breaks on the inner and outer bars, however Currumbin is best known for the classic right-hand break that wraps around the north side of Currumbin Point. Most surfers walk out along the northern groyne before paddling out.

Fishing

There is both good beach fishing into the rip holes and rock fishing off Currumbin and Elephant Rocks, as well as fishing into Currumbin Creek.

General

This beach is a little off the highway, but a popular spot with swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and fishers.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
50

Location

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  • Parking Parking
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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
Tower 12 - Currumbin Alley Lifeguards
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
- 17:00
08:00
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08:00
- 17:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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 25° wind N/26 km/h

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Weather information
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28°18° 27°15° 27°18° 28°18° 26°18° 26°18°

COOLANGATTA (5 km) issued at Mon 21 Apr 16:30 (EST)

WATER

25

Issued at Mon, April 21 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

Currumbin 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 Mon, April 21 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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