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Dangerous surf conditions at Coast beaches


A high in the Tasman Sea is combining with a trough off the Queensland coast to generate large seas about the southeast coast of Queensland.

A powerful easterly swell combining with strong onshore winds are expected to generate deep water wave heights at or above 4m.

This is likely to generate dangerous surf conditions along the Capricornia and southeast coasts and could lead to coastal erosion about exposed beaches.

These conditions are forecast to continue on Saturday, likely easing below warning thresholds this evening or overnight.

Dangerous surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Moreton Island, Noosa Heads, Caloundra and Rainbow Beach.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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