Shelly Beach - Beach in Shelly Beach Sunshine Coast QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Shelly Beach QLD

Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Shelly Beach (1553) runs for 900 m... Read more

Moffat and Shelly Beaches lie north and south of 30 m high Moffat Head. The head, together with Caloundra Head 1.5 km to the south, forms the northern boundary of a protruding bedrock peninsula that is occupied by much of the city of Caloundra.Shelly Beach (1553) runs for 900 m south of Moffat Head. The beach faces east, receiving waves averaging over 1 m. However it is bounded by rock platforms, together with rocks in the centre and rock reefs off the beach (Fig. 2.9b). The end result is a steep reflective beach with no bar, but with strong permanent rips between the central rocks. There is good access to the beach, with a caravan park behind the southern half, a grassy reserve in the centre, a car park to the north and houses on the bluffs behind.

Swimming

Moffat Beach offers the safest swimming under normal low wave conditions, however both beaches have strong rips when waves exceed 1 m.

Surfing

"Moffats" on the southern point can produce a good peeling right during high swell.

Fishing

These are two very popular beaches for rock and beach fishing, as well as the small Tooway lagoon.

General

Two local beaches offering good access and parking, and usually quieter conditions.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Shelly Beach, QLD 4551

Length:
0.9km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld1553

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water

Weather

Tuesday 20, Nov 3:44 pm

Day 27°    Night 17°
25.6°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

5 am
1.48m
11 am
0.49m
5 pm
1.58m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 21, Nov

Day 31°    Night 18°
Mostly sunny

Wind


Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Lighter winds inshore in the early morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Tide

6 am
1.62m
12 am
0.27m
6 pm
1.59m
12 pm
0.44m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Tue 20, Nov to Tue 27, Nov


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:40 pm
Wed 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:40 pm
Thu 22nd 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:20 am to 3:40 pm
Fri 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:40 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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