Tugun-Kirra Beach (1597) continues on past Flat Rock for 4.5 km to the Kirra groyne. It faces north-east for most of its length, swinging around to face north at Kirra Beach. It receives waves averaging 1.5 m at Tugun, which drop to around 1 m at North Kirra and 0.5 to 1 m at Kirra Beach. The waves produce a 200 m wide double bar system for the entire length, however the inner bar changes as the wave height drops. At Tugun the inner bar is attached to the beach and cut by rips every 200 to 300 m. At North Kirra the bar is attached but rips are less frequent, while at Kirra the bar at times welds to the beach, producing a steep, barless beach. The deep trough runs the length of the entire beach, with the outer bar offshore. This bar can be seen running past Kirra Point, where it helps produce the famous surfing break. It is cut by more widely spaced rips, with a strong permanent rip against the northern Elephant Rock.
Beach Length: 0.004km
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