UPDATE: Gold Coast beach reopens after shark sighting

UPDATE | Currumbin Beach is open again after a shark was spotted earlier.

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Brent Imrie said one of their waverunner operators spotted a “marine creature” at Currumbin Alley between 9:30-10:00AM on Saturday.

They raised the alarm and sent out jet skies and Inflatable Rescue Boats to investigate.


They didn’t see any sharks and the beach was re-opened around half an hour later at around 11:00AM.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter will continue to fly overhead, keeping an eye on things.

Mr Imrie said the beaches are undertandably quite full due to the warm conditions.  He said Tallebudgera Creek is especially busy.

EARLIER | Currumbin Beach has been closed on New Year’s Eve after a shark was reportedly spotted.

The sighting was reported at Currumbin Alley.

We will have more on this story as it develops.