Warning to swimmers as cyclonic swells roll in

Red and yellow beach flag at Mooloolaba Beach. Photo:Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Red and yellow beach flag at Mooloolaba Beach. Photo:Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

SURF Life Saving Queensland is warning swimmers to be vigilant in the surf with cyclone activity throughout the South Pacific bringing waves up to three metres high to the Sunshine Coast.

"We have received reports from the Bureau of Meteorology to expect large swells throughout the entire Sunshine and Gold Coasts," SLS Gold Coast regional manager Eddie Bennet said.

"With waves up to three metres in some areas, swimmers will be no match for the power they can generate.

"Our lifesavers have been extremely busy over the past couple of weeks with rescues due to the large swells. The waves might look like fun but remember it only takes a split second to lose control. These rough conditions are expected until Wednesday."

All beachgoers are urged to swim between the red and yellow flags and if in doubt speak to the lifesavers or lifeguards on duty.

Topics:  beach, surf life, swimming, warnings



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