Gold Coast beaches closed again

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Huge six foot swells pound Surfers Paradise Beach at 9.00am on Sunday. PICTURE: Gary DjSyn Sly SOURCE: Supplied

TREACHEROUS surf conditions have again forced the closure of all beaches across the Gold Coast on Monday.

The large swell continues to pound the east coast, whipped up from a cyclone brewing near New Zealand.


Chief Lifeguard Warren Young said conditions are unstable at Wharf Road, Narrow Neck, Nobby’s and Breaker Street.

But Burleigh and several others are open.

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Two foolish people brave the dangerous conditions at the CLOSED Surfers Paradise Beach. PICTURE: Gary DjSyn Sly SOURCE: Supplied

A surfer’s dream, it has been a nightmare for lifeguards, who have been kept busy with numerous rescues across the weekend.

A group of teenage boys were photographed risking serious injury as they stood under huge, powerful waves crashing onto the rocks at the Southport Spit.

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A group of young teenagers standing under crashing waves at the Southport Spit risk serious injury. PICTURES: Supplied to myGC

Officials relocated the Queensland Nipper Titles from Kirra to Currumbin Creek due to the rough conditions.

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Despite repeated warnings, these swimmers risked their life in the CLOSED Cabarita Beach. PICTURE: Alex Stecina SOURCE: Supplied

Conditions are expected to return to normal by Tuesday.

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Surfers taking advantage of the huge swells whipped up by a cyclone near New Zealand. PICTURE: Channel Nine SOURCE: Twitter