Gold Coast beaches start to reopen as conditions ease

Beaches on the Gold Coast have started reopening as conditions begin to ease.

The coast has been pounded by huge swells over the last few days thanks to an east coast low that developed off the coast.

While that had surfers salivating, the conditions were too dangerous for swimmers with all Gold Coast beaches shut for three days.


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102.9 Hot Tomato surf expert Reg says things have improved this morning.

“Still plenty of fun waves around this morning. A little smaller than it was on the weekend. Swells dropped right out to under 2 metres as the east coast low tracks south.

“Waves are in the three up to four-foot range on the open beaches. A little smaller on the southern points.”

Gold Coast Chief Lifeguard Chris Maynard confirmed most beaches would reopen this morning.

“The swell has dropped overnight and will keep decreasing during the day. We will leave it to each of the beach locations if they can reopen.”

Some of the northern beaches may remain closed because of scarping with lifeguards set to check each beach this morning.

Beachgoers are urged to check with lifeguards before going into the water.