Gold Coast beaches closed as dangerous surf pounds the coast

MOST beaches across the Gold Coast have been closed as large and powerful surf continues to pound the Queensland coastline.

All beaches from 4th Avenue at Burleigh to the Seaway have been closed by lifeguards because of the dangerous conditions.

“Beaches further south remain open but will be monitored closely throughout the day,” City of Gold Coast said in a statement.


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“Heavy Easterly swells have made inshore conditions on open beaches particularly treacherous for swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution when surfing the Southern beaches.”

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf Warning for Gold Coast waters for Friday and Saturday, as a Tropical Low sitting off the coast continues to drum up massive swell.

There has already been quite serious erosion on a number of Gold Coast beaches, particularly around Narrowneck.

Beach walkers are also being urged to take care on the sand, particularly around high tide.

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