King tide brings tricky waterway conditions
SEAS will rise for the Coast's highest tide of the year, inundating low-lying areas normally unaffected by the ocean's lunar cycles.
King tides will peak at 2.19m at Mooloolaba at 8.59am and 2.32m at Noosa Heads at 8.57am on Tuesday.
Swan Boat Hire manager Matt Planck said while he didn't expect too much of an impact on land, there were a few tricky situations people needed to be aware of with the extra water around.
Mr Planck said stand-up paddle boarders and kayakers would have to plan their trips if heading out on tidal rivers to make sure they didn't end up fighting against stronger-than-usual flows.
He said big tides were usually good for boaties because there was more water to avoid sand bars.
"But they have got to be careful when they go to beach their boats," Mr Planck said.
He said if vessels were beached at the peak of the tide they could be high and dry within 15 minutes of it starting to fall.
Normally visible objects like the base of pylons under the Sunshine Motorway bridge at Maroochydore also disappear, causing a hazard.
"We've had our hire boats end up on top of them," Mr Planck said.
But overall, with only a slight chance of rain predicted, he said most land infrastructure would be largely unaffected.
"It's more of a problem when you get a king tide plus flood water."