Treacherous Beach Conditions Spark Warning
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A warning for hazardous surf has been issued for the Sunshine Coast.
A large and powerful south to southeasterly swell is expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming for the remainder of Friday.
⚠️ The Hazardous Surf Warning has been updated to include all #SunshineCoast and #GoldCoast beaches. Maximum wave heights of close to 8m have been observed offshore. Always swim between the flags and follow @lifesavingqld advice. https://t.co/TKDyu7BXAM pic.twitter.com/s8DZAIOs68— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) August 22, 2019
The warning takes in the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island and Gold Coast Waters.
Surf Life Saving Queensland advise that:
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 next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Friday.
The forecast reveals that conditions on the beach should settle down across the weekend.
By Michelle Price