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Currumbin Inlet

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld1594
State/Region:
QLD Currumbin
Post Code:
4223
Length:
0.3km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
currumbin  (0.2km) flat rock  (0.6km) tugun  (0.9km) palm beach  (1.1km) palm beach  (1.5km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Unspecified Unspecified

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: 26/05/2009 13:42:13

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 27/06 Tue 28/06 Wed 29/06 Thu 30/06 Fri 01/07 Sat 02/07 Sun 03/07
    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
    -
    17:00
    08:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Tower 12 - Currumbin Alley 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, 01 Jul 05:00 am

    COOLANGATTA (3 km)


    Sunny.
    11.40 °C
    W/7 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    21° 19° 20° 21° 11° 22° 12° 21° 12°

    WATER

    21

    Issued at Thu, 30 Jun 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WNW
      9 km/h
      0.5m
    • W
      13 km/h
      0.5m
    • SW
      15 km/h
      1m
    • S
      12 km/h
      0.9m
    • SW
      12 km/h
      0.8m
    • SSE
      8 km/h
      0.6m
    • SW
      10 km/h
      0.6m
    • S
      7 km/h
      0.5m

    Currumbin issued at Thu, 30 Jun 17:47

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning and reaching 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots at times over offshore northern waters during the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southeasterly around 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

    UV INDEX

    4



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:16
      1.54m
    • low
      11:28
      0.27m
    • high
      18:03
      1.94m

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    Snapper Rocks issued at Fri, 01 Jul 05:28

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