Jenny Lind Creek QLD

The southern side of Bustard Head looks south along 20 km of sandy beaches, broken by four inlets. Hard against the head and facing into the tidal shoals of the first inlet, Jenny Lind Creek, is beach 1460. The beach is just 100 m long, containing a strip of high... Read more

The southern side of Bustard Head looks south along 20 km of sandy beaches, broken by four inlets. Hard against the head and facing into the tidal shoals of the first inlet, Jenny Lind Creek, is beach 1460. The beach is just 100 m long, containing a strip of high tide sand at the base of cleared, 20 m high bluffs. It faces south-east across the dynamic inlet channel and shoals that extend up to 300 m off the beach.Jenny Lind Creek is named after the schooner “Jenny Lind” that was wrecked at the creek mouth in 1857, while attempting to find safety from a storm.

Swimming

These are four relatively isolated, little used beaches, which toward the north are rip-dominated and exposed to occasional higher waves. In addition there are deep channels and strong currents in the four creeks and inlets. Use caution if swimming, particularly if waves are breaking, toward low tide and in the creeks.

Surfing

Best beach breaks are along the more exposed northern beaches and over the tidal inlet shoals.

Fishing

Excellent fishing from the beach into the rip holes, and in the tidal creeks and inlets.

General

Bustard Bay's sandy shoreline remains much as it was when Cook sailed by and named the bay in 1770.

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Patrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Eurimbula, QLD 4677

Length:
0.11km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1460

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Weather

Thursday 08, Dec 9:09 am

Day 31°    Night 23°
28.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Afternoon inshore sea breezes, reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: breezes, reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

3 am
2.32m
9 am
1.03m
3 pm
2.62m
9 pm
0.63m

UV

Index: 16 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Friday 09, Dec

Day 32°    Night 24°
Showers. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers south of Cape Capricorn, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

4 am
2.53m
10 am
0.91m
4 pm
2.64m
10 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 15 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Thu 08, Dec to Thu 15, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 knots, ahead of a 15 to 20 knot SE change in southern waters early, moving northwards during the day. SE winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Thu 8th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm
Fri 9th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm
Sat 10th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 11th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 4:10 pm

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.

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