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

Kurrawa SLSC

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

-

-

-

-

-

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tower 27 - Margaret Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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 28 - Kurrawa Lifeguards

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 19, Feb 10:45 pm

Day 31°    Night 23°
23.3°C
Showers. Possible gusty storm

Water Temperature  27°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers inshore, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms.

Tide

3 am
1.07m
10 am
0.41m
3 pm
0.71m
9 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 30°    Night 21°
Early shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: 70% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny afternoon.

Tide

4 am
1.10m
11 am
0.39m
4 pm
0.67m
10 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 15 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Mon 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Tue 21st 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 4:00 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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