Cape Upstart - Beach in Gumlu Whitsunday QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Cape Upstart QLD

Twin-peaked Cape Upstart is a 60 m high headland with steep cliffs and slopes on its north side, and a small valley below its southern slopes. The valley is occupied by one of the larger shack settlements on the cape, with a total of about thirty shacks. The back of... Read more

Twin-peaked Cape Upstart is a 60 m high headland with steep cliffs and slopes on its north side, and a small valley below its southern slopes. The valley is occupied by one of the larger shack settlements on the cape, with a total of about thirty shacks. The back of the valley hangs over a small, rocky gap in the cape, while the front has a 250 m long, sand beach (921) and beachrock, fronted by gently sloping sand flats.

Swimming

Best off the beach at mid to high tide.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The rear gap offers some higher energy rock fishing, while the deeper water off the beach permits fishing and boating at more stages of the tide.

General

The cape is a very prominent landmark and so named by Cook back in 1770. Today, apart from the few shacks, the cape and shoreline remain much as they were when Cook passed by.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Gumlu, QLD 4805

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0921

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Unspecified

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:50 pm

Day 32°    Night 23°
25.1°C
Possible shower or storm

Water Temperature  30°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

6 am
2.43m
5 pm
2.07m
12 pm
1.47m

UV

Index: 18 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 32°    Night 23°
Shower or two. Possible storm

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

6 am
2.61m
12 am
1.13m
6 pm
2.15m
1 pm
1.34m

UV

Index: 17 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 16 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Mon 20th 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Tue 21st 17 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm
Wed 22nd 18 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:40 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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