Gold Coast beaches see 6m wave heights, hazardous surf warning still in place

Gold Coast beaches are closed again today, as the effects of ex-tropical cyclone Uesi continue to be felt.

Overnight, wave heights reached 6 metres, and are expected to stay around 3 metres this morning.

The Bureau has kept the hazardous surf warning in place, due to the large and powerful easterly surf.


Surf Life Saving Queensland has issued the following advice.

  • People should 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.

The swell is expected to die down throughout the afternoon, though as of this morning, the hazardous surf warning is in place.