Gold Coast beaches to remain closed amid massive swells

Gold Coast beaches will remain closed today as dangerous swells continue to pound the coastline.

The Bureau of Meteorology said an East Coast Low off the south coast of Queensland is continuing to interact with a ridge to the south, producing large and powerful waves right across the southeast.

“Waves and surf conditions should gradually decrease below the threshold for damaging surf this morning as the low moves away to the southeast, although surf conditions may still remain hazardous for coastal activities,” the BOM’s Severe Weather Warning states.


“Very heavy surf is forecast along the exposed southern Queensland coastline south of Sandy Cape this morning, which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion.

“Significant wave heights near and exceeding 4 metres from an east to south-easterly direction are expected.”

Council is expecting beaches to stay closed on Sunday and things will be reassessed on Monday morning.

Some Gold Coast beaches are being impacted by erosion, particularly around Main Beach at Narrowneck and Duranbah.

Council maintenance crews have been on standby to fix and scarping.