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

Surfers Paradise QLD

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 (Fig. 4.143) and three lifeguard towers watch over this rip dominated beach.

Swimming

The eight surf lifesaving clubs and sixteen 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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Surfers Paradise SLSC

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16/10

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17/10

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18/10

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19/10

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20/10

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Sun

22/10

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

Tower 36 - Staghorn Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 17:00

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08:00 - 17:00

Tower 35 - Elkhorn Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 17:00

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08:00 - 17:00

Tower 34 - Surfers Paradise Beach Lifeguards

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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Tower 33 - Clifford Street (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 17:00

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Information

About

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 Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1591C

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Shade
  • Cafe
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • Bike path
  • Natural shade
  • 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

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:54 pm

Day 21°    Night 19°
16°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots from the south during the morning.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.

Tide

9 am
1.06m
3 am
0.06m
9 pm
1.06m
4 pm
0.18m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 23°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.07m
4 am
0.11m
10 pm
0.98m
4 pm
0.19m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 2:50 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
Sun 22nd 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 2:50 pm
Mon 23rd 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 24th 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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