All Gold Coast beaches have been closed again today with large and powerful waves expected across the coast.
A hazardous surf warning has been issued by the Bureau for Gold Coast waters, with people being urged to stay out of the water and away from surf-exposed areas.
“Surf Life Saving Queensland is re-iterating the warning to put safety first around coastal areas today,” SLSQ lifesaving operations coordinator Jason Argent said.
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“Ex-tropical cyclone Linda is continuing to create large swells and strong winds, this coupled with abnormally high tides, will see conditions continue to be very dangerous.
“We are again asking everyone to use common-sense and be aware of the situation.”
Conditions are expected to ease going into Friday.
People are being urged to:
- Consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
- Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
- Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.
- Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.
- Boaters should remember to log on with their local radio base and consider their safety management plan.