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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Tower 36 - Staghorn Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

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02/06

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03/06

Sun

04/06

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

Tower 35 - Elkhorn Avenue Lifeguards

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

Fri

02/06

Sat

03/06

Sun

04/06

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

Tower 34 - Surfers Paradise Beach Lifeguards

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

Fri

02/06

Sat

03/06

Sun

04/06

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

Tower 33 - Clifford Street (Lifeguards)

Mon

29/05

Tue

30/05

Wed

31/05

Thu

01/06

Fri

02/06

Sat

03/06

Sun

04/06

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

Surfers Paradise SLSC

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

Monday 29, May 11:13 pm

Day 25°    Night 14°
14.8°C
Clear

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Tide

11 am
0.96m
6 am
0.22m
5 pm
0.17m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 30, May

Day 24°    Night 13°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

12 am
1.27m
7 am
0.21m
12 pm
0.91m
6 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Mon 29, May to Mon 05, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

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
Thu 1st 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 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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