Dangerous surf conditions close beaches

13 beaches off limits

Dangerous surf conditions close beaches

Some dangerous conditions at a heap of Gold Coast beaches today, thanks to a surging high tide and strong easterly swell.

Several beaches are shut including Tugun, Palm Beach, North Burleigh, Miami, Nobby Beach, Seashell Ave, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Elkhorn Ave, Narrowneck, Breaker Street and The Sheraton.

Lifesavers say the beaches will be reassessed over the next few hours.

All other beaches are open but swimmers are reminded to stick between the flags and exercise caution right across the weekend.