Kurrawa - Beach in Broadbeach Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Kurrawa QLD

Kurrawa Beach (1591F) is 1 km further south and has the most extensive beach reserve of all the beach sections. The wide reserve runs for 1.5 km and incorporates the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club, the newest on the Gold Coast, being founded in 1958, together with a range of... Read more

Kurrawa Beach (1591F) is 1 km further south and has the most extensive beach reserve of all the beach sections. The wide reserve runs for 1.5 km and incorporates the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club, the newest on the Gold Coast, being founded in 1958, together with a range of public facilities.

Swimming

The eight surf lifesaving clubs and sixteen lifeguard towers attest to the potential hazards along this long beach. Rips are present whenever waves are breaking and deep rip channels may run out from the shoreline. Swim only in patrolled areas and avoid the rip holes and outer trough. Stay close inshore and on the attached portion of the bar.

Surfing

Beach breaks extend the full length of the beach. Conditions are best on the outer bar, with a moderate swell and offshore winds. The Nerang entrance wall can produce some better quality bars and breaks. There are plans for Queensland's first surfing reef on the beach at Narrow Neck.

Fishing

Beach fishing is a very popular pastime along the length of the beach, with conditions best when there are rips across the inner bar. The Nerang jetty and entrance wall are very popular spots to fish the channel or surf.

General

This is undoubtedly Australia's most heavily developed and utilised beach. It offers a huge range of accommodation, attractions and facilities, together with the surf lifesaving clubs and lifeguard towers, as well as 16 km of beautiful beach and surf. However the surf is hazardous, so be careful as to when and where you swim.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Tower 28 - Kurrawa Lifeguards

Mon

22/05

Tue

23/05

Wed

24/05

Thu

25/05

Fri

26/05

Sat

27/05

Sun

28/05

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

Tower 27 - Margaret Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

22/05

Tue

23/05

Wed

24/05

Thu

25/05

Fri

26/05

Sat

27/05

Sun

28/05

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

Kurrawa SLSC

Information

About

Broadbeach, QLD 4218

Includes beaches:
The Spit-miami, The Spit, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Nobby's Beach, Miami Beach

Length:
0km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1591F

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Boat traffic
    Boat traffic
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Shallow Sandbars
    Shallow Sandbars
  • Long beach
    Long beach
  • Beach erosion
    Beach erosion
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Shelters
  • Playground
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Bus
  • Seawall

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering
  • No Vehicles
  • No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited
  • Bombing Prohibited
  • No Diving
  • No Naked Flames
  • Pushing Prohibited
  • Camping Prohibited
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms
  • No Running
  • Scuba Diving Prohibited
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Shared Footway
  • Dogs Allowed off Leash
  • No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing
  • No Alcohol
  • No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Jumping
  • No Trailbikes

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:04 am

Day 24°    Night 13°
21.4°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.02m
5 am
0.23m
11 pm
1.34m
5 pm
0.09m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 25°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Tide

11 am
0.96m
6 am
0.22m
5 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 29th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm
Tue 30th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:40 pm
Wed 31st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:50 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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