UPDATE 10:45: The Coast’s chief lifeguard is amazed at the current condition of our beaches, some of which have been closed due to massive erosion.
Council have closed beaches from Elkhorn Avenue north of Surfers Paradise to the Sheraton (including Main Beach, Breaker St and Narrowneck), and south of Surfers Paradise at Clifford St, Broadbeach (Margaret Avenue), as well as Nobbys Beach.
Gold Coasters are also being advised not to walk on the beach in these areas and to stay away from steep sand cliffs.
Lifeguard Warren Young said Nobbys Beach has been on of the worst affected, with the lifeguard tower now needing to be moved. The foundations of the tower became exposed after massive swell over the weekend.
“Council's beach gangs will be along over the next week and a half profiling the beaches and doing general sand replenishment,” Mr Young said.
“With the swell and the tides in the morning it's been a bit difficult, but as that settles down they'll be able to start re-profiling the beaches.”
Surfers Paradise beach remains open, as well as Northcliffe, Kurrawa, Mermaid Beach and the beaches from Miami south.