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

23/10

Tue

24/10

Wed

25/10

Thu

26/10

Fri

27/10

Sat

28/10

Sun

29/10

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

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

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:15 pm

Day 25°    Night 16°
23.5°C
Possible morning shower

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: 60% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

10 am
1.58m
4 am
0.23m
10 pm
1.22m
5 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 27°    Night 17°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.56m
4 am
0.32m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.42m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 25th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 26th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Fri 27th 10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:00 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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