Currumbin Inlet - Beach in Currumbin Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Currumbin Inlet QLD

Currumbin beach is a 750 m long, north-east facing beach that extends from 10 m high Currumbin Rock down to 15 m high, humpy Elephant Rock (Fig. 4.159). Currumbin Creek flows out on the north side of the point and, to contain the inlet and shifting tidal shoals, both sides... Read more

Currumbin beach is a 750 m long, north-east facing beach that extends from 10 m high Currumbin Rock down to 15 m high, humpy Elephant Rock (Fig. 4.159). Currumbin Creek flows out on the north side of the point and, to contain the inlet and shifting tidal shoals, both sides of the creek have been stabilised by the construction of rock groynes. The groyne in front of Currumbin Point extends 300 m from the road in front of the point out to Currumbin Rock. The groyne and point have partly stabilised a 300 m long, low energy beach and low sand spit (1594). This is a popular and very accessible beach, with calm conditions in the inlet and low waves toward the point, however it is fronted by the deep, shifting tidal shoals and channel, together with strong tidal currents.

Swimming

This is a potentially hazardous beach owing to the persistent rips and strong permanent rips against the rocks, particularly at Currumbin Rock. The safest bathing is at the inlet beach and at the southern patrolled end of the surf beach. Stay on the inner bar and well clear of the rocks and rips.

Surfing

There are beach breaks on the inner and outer bars, however Currumbin is best known for the classic right-hand break that wraps around the north side of Currumbin Point. Most surfers walk out along the northern groyne before paddling out.

Fishing

There is both good beach fishing into the rip holes and rock fishing off Currumbin and Elephant Rocks, as well as fishing into Currumbin Creek.

General

This beach is a little off the highway, but a popular spot with swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and fishers.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Tower 12 - Currumbin Alley Lifeguards

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

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16/02

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17/02

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18/02

Sun

19/02

08:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

Currumbin, QLD 4223

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
2/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1594

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Unspecified

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:48 pm

Day 31°    Night 23°
22.7°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

2 am
1.43m
8 am
0.64m
2 pm
1.24m
8 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 30°    Night 22°
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

3 am
1.50m
10 am
0.62m
3 pm
1.26m
9 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 14 (Extreme)

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