9 Coast beaches closed as wild weather continues
UPDATE: Nine Sunshine Coast beaches have been closed this morning over dangerous surf conditions.
Coolum, Dicky, Kings, Maroochydore, Peregian, Sunshine, Buddina and Marcoola beaches have all been closed, with lifeguards urging beach-goers to stay out of the water.
It’s quite easy to see why many beaches are closed along the #SunshineCoast and #GoldCoast today. With ex-tropical cyclone Linda still whipping up some big surf along the coastline.— Surf Life Saving QLD (@lifesavingqld) March 14, 2018
Conditions are expected to ease tomorrow.
Until then remember no flags =❌🏊 pic.twitter.com/ux3QglxcTK
EARLIER: Bureau of Meteorology warnings have been re-issued this morning for dangerous surf, possible flooding and strong winds, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda passes offshore.
The Bureau has today dialled back warnings of gale force winds to strong winds on the water today, but has re-issued warnings for dangerous surf along the Sunshine Coast.
Yesterday lifeguards shut down 11 Sunshine Coast beaches: Alexandra Headlands, Buddina, Coolum, Coolum North, Kings Beach, Marcoola, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba Main Beach, Mooloolaba The Spit, Peregian and Rainbow Beach.
Surf Life Saving Queensland lifesaving operations coordinator Jason Argent urged beach-goers to heed the warnings and closures.
"Ex-tropical cyclone Linda is continuing to create large swells and strong winds, this coupled with abnormally high tides, will see conditions continue to be very dangerous," he said.
"We are again asking everyone to use common-sense and be aware of the situation.
"Lifeguards will once again assess conditions continuously throughout the day, and they will close the beach if it is deemed too unsafe for beachgoers to enter the water. Please if a red flag is up and a beach closed sign is on display, do not enter the water."
Conditions are expected to ease going into Friday.