Gold Coast beaches re-open as conditions finally improve

Most Gold Coast beaches have been re-opened this morning after being forced to shut for several days because of dangerous conditions.

A hazardous surf warning remains in place for the Gold Coast but conditions have eased enough to allow lifeguards to put the flags up in some places.

However a handful of individual beaches are still no-go zones for swimmers with beachgoers urged to double check with lifeguards before going into the water.


Burleigh beach is off-limits along with a couple of beaches around Broadbeach.

Weekend Lifeguard Supervisor Anthony Lunney says some places are better than others.

“The swell has dropped off a bit, probably to about 3 foot out the back so some of the guys are going to try and open up their beaches this morning as the tide comes in and reassess tings around lunchtime.

“A lot of the beaches through Surfers will be open, some of them through Broadbeach, Currumbin right down to Tugun and Billinga are all open.”

Mr Lunney says anyone heading to the beach is still being warned to take care and stay between the flags.

“There’s a heap of water moving in and around those gutters so it’s still quite dangerous.”

In what should be a relief for those on the Gold Coast for school holidays, the worst of the conditions is over and the weather is about to get a whole lot better.

“It’s going to start easing back from late this afternoon into tomorrow so hopefully Tuesday and through Wednesday and Thursday is looking good,” Mr Lunney said.

While some showers will stick around on Sunday, Monday should be partly cloudy with just the slight chance of a shower.

Sunny conditions will finally return on Tuesday and should stick around until next weekend.