Powerful surf to hit Gold Coast beaches

We are being warned to brace for powerful surf to hit Gold Coast beaches from Wednesday.

Surf Lifesaving Queensland has issued a safety warning for beaches stretching from the Fraser Island coast to the New South Wales border.

There is a low pressure system between us and New Zealand which will spark powerful surf and winds on Wednesday and Thursday.


Gold Coast Surf Lifesaving’s Nathan Fife said we can expect “two metre to three metre swell so definitely only for the experienced surfers, if you’re not experienced stay away and let the experienced people do it”.

He reminded beachgoers to stay between the red and yellow flags if they do go for a swim saying “with powerful surf that means there’s going to be a lot of water movement so yeah just make sure you are swimming between the red and yellow flags and at patrolled beaches”.