Gold Coast beaches to remain closed on Sunday

Surf Life Saving Queensland has announced that all Gold Coast beaches will remain closed on Sunday (February 28), with powerful and dangerous surf conditions continuing across the south east.

SLSQ Gold Coast lifesaving services coordinator Nathan Fife said the decision had been made in the interests of public safety, and urged people to stay out of the water.

“We’re continuing to see some big swell and dangerous conditions and, at the end of the day, it’s just not safe for people to be in the water at the moment,” he said.

“It’s not a decision that we’ve made lightly, but it was a necessary decision given how unstable and dangerous the current surf conditions are at the moment.

“I can’t stress enough how important it is for people to stay out of the water. There are strong rips and gutters all across the Gold Coast, along with large swells and powerful waves.

“There’ll be plenty of other days to go swimming at the beach – it’s certainly not something worth putting your life on the line for,” he said.

Mr Fife said the decision was made in consultation with Gold Coast City Council lifeguards who will monitor conditions on Monday morning before deciding whether it’s safe to reopen beaches to the public.

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