- 28 Jan
1 Bilinga Beach
Tugun 4224, QLD
Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club (1597B) was established in 1922. The club house occupies a beachfront block, with houses to either side and a seawall in front (Fig. 4.163). When the beach is nourished with sand every few years, the width of the beach increases considerably (Fig. 4.164).
Swimming conditions vary along the beach. Conditions are most hazardous at the Flat Rock and Tugun end owing to the prevalence of rip channels across the inner bar, together with the strong permanent rip against Elephant Rock and smaller rips that can form either side of Flat Rock. The patrolled area at the Tugun Surf Club is the best place to swim. At Bilinga and North Kirra the rips are less frequent, but a deep trough usually parallels the beach. Kirra Beach is the safest, with the lowest waves and usually no rips close to shore. However there is still a deep trough off the beach, with a current often sweeping north past the groyne....