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

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:07 pm

Day 30°    Night 19°
28°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore afternoon east to northeasterly sea breezes.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: breezes.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

5 am
1.04m
12 pm
2.28m
8 pm
1.48m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 30°    Night 19°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

12 am
1.62m
6 am
1.19m
2 pm
2.22m
10 pm
1.37m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Wed 25th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Thu 26th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:40 pm
Fri 27th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 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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