Weather Warnings - Hazardous Surf Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland

Issued at 04:24 PM EST on Thursday 01 October 2020

Weather Situation
Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas. This is due to a long period south to southeasterly swell that is expected to peak today and ease through Friday.
Hazardous Surf Warning for the following areas:
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.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
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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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