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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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 28, May 11:02 am

Day 24°    Night 14°
22.1°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  24°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
1.49m
4 am
0.41m
10 pm
2.09m
3 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 24°    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
1.42m
5 am
0.46m
11 pm
2.01m
4 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 5 (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 5 (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 1:40 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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