- 28 Jan
1 Tugun Beach
Tugun 4224, QLD
Tugun Beach (1597A) is patrolled by Tugun Surf Life Saving Club, located 500 m south of Flat Rock (Fig. 4.161). The club was founded in 1924 and has a large club house located on a small foreshore reserve, with parking areas to either side of the reserve (Fig. 4.162).
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.