North Kirra - Beach in Bilinga Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

North Kirra

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club (1597C) is the newest on the beach, being established in 1949. It is located on a narrow reserve in front of Pacific Parade. It is also fronted by a continuous seawall which, during erosion periods, becomes exposed a few hundred metres south of the... Read more

North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club (1597C) is the newest on the beach, being established in 1949. It is located on a narrow reserve in front of Pacific Parade. It is also fronted by a continuous seawall which, during erosion periods, becomes exposed a few hundred metres south of the club house.

Swimming

Swimming conditions vary along the beach. Conditions are most hazardous at the Flat Rock and Tugun end owing to the prevalence of rip channels across the inner bar, together with the strong permanent rip against Elephant Rock and smaller rips that can form either side of Flat Rock. The patrolled area at the Tugun Surf Club is the best place to swim. At Bilinga and North Kirra the rips are less frequent, but a deep trough usually parallels the beach. Kirra Beach is the safest, with the lowest waves and usually no rips close to shore. However there is still a deep trough off the beach, with a current often sweeping north past the groyne.

Surfing

There are beach breaks along most of the beach, which to the south are better on the outer bar. The prime surfing spot is Kirra Point, famous for its long right-handers breaking over a sand bar produced in part by the Greenmount groyne (Fig. 4.167).

Fishing

There is good beach fishing right along the beach, into the rip holes along the northern end and straight into the longshore trough toward the south. In addition you can fish off the Kirra and Greenmount groynes and, when the beach is eroded, straight off the Kirra seawall.

General

This is a long beach that changes its character from north to south. It has also suffered from beach erosion, resulting in the construction of seawalls and groynes and requiring massive beach nourishment every few years.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

North Kirra SLSC

Mon
21/09
Tue
22/09
Wed
23/09
Thu
24/09
Fri
25/09
Sat
26/09
Sun
27/09

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tower 05 - North Kirra Lifeguards

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
22°C
Water
21°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Winds
Beach erosion
Beach erosion
Water pollution
Water pollution

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Playground
Shade
Shelters
Natural shade
Toilets
Artificial shade
Bike path
Park
BBQ
Picnic
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus
Groyne
Seawall

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
Bombing Prohibited
Pushing Prohibited
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
PWC's Prohibited
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
Shared Footway
No Glass
Surfcraft Prohibited
Fires Prohibited
No Alcohol
No Horses
No Trailbikes
Friday, 25 Sep 10:57

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.


Bilinga, QLD 4225
Includes beaches: Tugun-kirra, Tugun, Bilinga
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1597C