Buderim family Jay Want, Chloe Scott and Aalilah Want, 2, enjoying the summer-like weather at Alexandra Headland. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Buderim family Jay Want, Chloe Scott and Aalilah Want, 2, enjoying the summer-like weather at Alexandra Headland. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Winter is going: Swell, sunshine bring big beach crowds

KEEN surfers and families are lining Sunshine Coast shorelines to lap up the swell and sunshine before a week of rain rolls in.

Buderim surfer Jay Want eyed off the swell with his family at Alexandra Headland before he started work on Saturday hoping it would hang around.

Despite a hazardous surf warning issued by Bureau of Meteorology on Friday, the swell was set to ease even more on Sunday.

Forecaster Kimba Wong said today was the day to wax the board and head out.

“The Coast still has decent swell but there is no warning,” she said.

A south-easterly swell of up to 2.5m was predicted onshore today but dropping off Sunday and Monday.

Chloe Scott, 25, and Aalilah Want, 2, didn’t mind, instead lapping up the sunshine and warm temperatures on their picnic rug with Jay.

“The weather has been perfect lately,” Chloe said.

Ms Wong said average temperatures were predicted all weekend, but things should warm up even more next week to a maximum of 25C during the day.

“Northerly winds are bringing the warmer temperatures down,” she said.

“Minimum temperatures are also set to rise a little.”

The dry spell was set to be dampened by some rain predicted to hit the Coast on Tuesday.

Ms Wong said the temperatures would remain warm while the rain stuck around for a few days.