Kurrawa - Beach in Broadbeach Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Kurrawa

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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 16 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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Kurrawa SLSC

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Tower 28 - Kurrawa Lifeguards

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Tower 27 - Margaret Avenue Lifeguards

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
21°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
8 / 11

Hazards

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

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
Monday, 16 Sep 5:59

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.


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 Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1591F