Choppy water at Burnett Heads after Cyclone Yasi wreaks havoc on the ocean.
Choppy water at Burnett Heads after Cyclone Yasi wreaks havoc on the ocean. Noela Highland

Swell gone as Yasi downgrades

THE improved surfing conditions in the region earlier this week were over before surfers had the chance to take full advantage of them.

After Agnes Water received decent swell on the beach on Wednesday, it was hardly noticeable yesterday.

Surf instructor Paul White said bureau reports had been spot on.

“The swell has gone,” he said.

“When cyclone Yasi was out on the coast, it whipped up swell, but it’s only going to be a 24-hour wind.”

Mr White said it was “amazing” how the waves came up and went down so quickly.

“Today the flags were out, everyone’s swimming – it’s a great day,” he said.

Surf Life Saving Queensland Wide Bay Capricorn regional manager Craig Holden said Bundaberg beaches had “held up quite well”.

“There’s a bit of erosion, but we’ve come through it pretty well,” he said.

He said the beaches were a lot “messier” yesterday but Kellys Beach had also reopened.

Mr Holden said the region could expect good beach conditions for the weekend.

“It might be a little bit windy on Saturday but will ease off on Sunday,” he said.



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