Weather Warnings - Hazardous Surf Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland

Issued at 4:18 am EST on Tuesday 19 February 2019
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities
such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming from Tuesday evening onwards in the
following areas.

Tuesday 19 February

Hazardous Surf Warning for:
Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters,
Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

Wednesday 20 February

Hazardous Surf Warning for:
Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters,
Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters

Safety Advice
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 Tuesday.

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Check the Coastal Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather
conditions for these areas at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/ or on marine radio.
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