Dangerous surf forces closure of most Gold Coast beaches

The majority of Gold Coast beaches north of Burleigh Heads to the Seaway are closed again today with dangerous surf conditions persisting.

A hazardous surf warning remains in place for Gold Coast waters with big swells again pounding our beaches.

Beachgoers are urged to check with lifeguards before going into the water, and to heed any warnings.


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Chief Lifeguard Warren Young says conditions are still very treacherous.

“There’s a lot of current in shore, if you’re coming down, between the flags only and don’t swim after hours and don’t swim where there’s no flags because the current is so difficult to read at the moment,” Mr Young said.

The warnings follow another drowning tragedy on the Gold Coast.

Emergency crews were called to Mermaid Beach around 7.40am on Saturday, following reports a swimmer had been pulled from the water near Hedges Avenue.

Critical Care Paramedics performed CPR on the 34-year-old man from Victoria for around half an hour, but despite their desperate attempts, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

It comes after the body of a 32-year-old man, who disappeared after going for a late night swim with a woman at Broadbeach on Thursday, was found at Narrowneck late on Friday.

The woman’s body was found washed up on the beach on Thursday night, about an hour after the pair entered the water.

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