Beware of deceptively dangerous surf this Easter weekend
BEACHGOERS are being warned of hazardous surf conditions this Easter weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecasted a long period swell to come in from the east, with waves of between 1m and 1.5m.
Although the waves won't look hazardous, meteorologist Diana Eadie said the waves will be deceptively powerful.
Surf Life Saving Queensland yesterday warned people to remain vigilant of their personal safety and the challenging coastal conditions.
"We obviously want people to enjoy themselves out on the beach and have an Easter they'll remember for all the right reasons," SLSQ operations coordinator Jason Argent said.
"Even if the water looks calm on the surface, the ocean can be a dangerous and unpredictable place at times, and conditions can change drastically within minutes."
Weather during the Easter long-weekend will otherwise be mild and comfortable, according to the Bureau, with temperatures hovering around the April average.
A slight coastal shower is predicted for Friday, clearing up across the weekend.
A top of 27C for Brisbane tomorrow, increasing to 28C on Saturday and Sunday.
Between 25C and 27C for the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast through the weekend.