Agnes Water - Beach in Seventeen Seventy Gladstone QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Agnes Water QLD

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Furthermore, most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, many comparing it to Noosa Heads before... Read more

Agnes Water used to be a relatively remote beach located 70 km north of Bundaberg and 60 km off the Bruce Highway. Furthermore, most of the road was only sealed in the mid 1990's. It really only began opening up in the 1990's, many comparing it to Noosa Heads before the boom. The Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club, reflecting its 'newness', was established in 1989 at the southern end of the beach (Fig. 4.86) and was moved to its present location 2 km further up the beach in 1998. Today the small settlement boasts a small shopping area, new tavern and motel, together with a few caravan parks and a growing number of houses. The name comes from the schooner "Agnes" which, in 1873, disappeared in heavy weather after taking shelter in Pancake Creek.The main beach is 5.5 km long, running from Round Hill in the north down to Agnes Water. The beach is relatively straight and faces east-north-east. It is famous amongst surfers as being the most northerly beach on the east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell which, when it arrives, provides some excellent surf. Most of the beach is backed by a low dune and natural vegetation. At the southern Agnes Water end there is an extensive foreshore reserve, including a camping reserve.The beach usually receives waves averaging about 1 m, which combine with the medium sand to build a moderately steep high tide beach (Fig. 2.9a), with a continuous bar exposed at low tide (Fig. 4.87). During and following higher swell, up to 30 rip channels are cut across the lower section of the bar and an outer bar forms along the central and northern sections of the beach. The rip channels will persist for some weeks during lower wave conditions.

Swimming

A relatively safe beach in the southern patrolled area. Care must be taken if the swell exceeds 1m as rips will be present, particularly at low tide and up the beach.

Surfing

It all depends on the swell. A top spot when it arrives, producing a right off the point, otherwise usually a low beach break.

Fishing

Good off the beach when rip holes are present, otherwise best off the rocks at each end.

General

An attractive beach, still relatively unspoiled; however the surrounding region is experiencing rapid development.

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Agnes Water Beach (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Agnes Water SLSC

Information

About

Seventeen Seventy, QLD 4677

Length:
6km

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

Beach Key:
 qld1471

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Marine Stingers
    Marine Stingers
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Caravan park

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:54 pm

Day 24°    Night 19°
24.1°C
Rain at times

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn in the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Capricorn later in the evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Tide

9 am
2.76m
3 am
0.36m
9 pm
2.42m
3 pm
0.52m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 25°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

9 am
2.70m
3 am
0.43m
9 pm
2.26m
4 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Cape Capricorn.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:20 pm
Sun 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:10 pm
Mon 23rd 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tue 24th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:20 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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