Weather Warnings - Hazardous Surf Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland

Issued at 04:06 PM EST on Friday 14 February 2020

Weather Situation
Large and powerful east to southeasterly surf and swell conditions will slowly ease overnight. They are expected be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming in the following areas.
Hazardous Surf Warning for the following areas:
Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters 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.

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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