The Yaroomba-Marcoola Beach (1543) is well exposed to the prevailing southerly swell, which averages 1.5m for the length of the beach. The waves have combined with the fine to medium sand to build two bars across the 200m wide surf zone. The inner bar is usually attached to the beach and cut by rip channels every 250 to 300m, with a deep trough past the first line of breakers, then a deeper outer bar paralleling the beach and cut by more widely spaced rips. On average there are 40 rips along the beach. In addition, there is a strong permanent rip against Point Arkwright and some rocks in the surf at Mudjimba.
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.