Surfers Paradise - Beach in Surfers Paradise Gold Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Surfers Paradise

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Surfers Paradise beach (1591C) is Queensland's best known beach. A lifesaving reel was placed on the beach in 1921 and the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club founded in 1924. Today it lies at the heart of the Gold Coast tourist trade and is frequently visited by hundreds of thousands... Read more

Surfers Paradise beach (1591C) is Queensland's best known beach. A lifesaving reel was placed on the beach in 1921 and the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club founded in 1924. Today it lies at the heart of the Gold Coast tourist trade and is frequently visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. This 2 km section of beach is backed by a fenced foredune, with numerous access tracks, The Esplanade and the most highly developed section of the Australian coast. The surf club and three lifeguard towers watch over this rip dominated beach.

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Surfers Paradise SLSC

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Tower 36 - Staghorn Avenue Lifeguards

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Tower 35 - Elkhorn Avenue Lifeguards

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Tower 34 - Surfers Paradise Beach Lifeguards

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Tower 33 - Clifford Street (Lifeguards)

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TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
27°C
Water
24°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Large unexpected waves
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Long beach
Long beach

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Cafe
Public phone
Kiosk
Shade
Disabled Toilets
Natural shade
Toilets
Bike path
Shops
Park
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage
Bus
Seawall

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
No Model Planes
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
No Parking
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms
No Spear Fishing
No Horses
No Trailbikes
Wednesday, 20 Nov 1:21

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.


Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Includes beaches: The Spit-miami, The Spit, Southport, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, Kurrawa, Mermaid Beach, Nobby's Beach, Miami Beach
Length: 0km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: qld1591C