Calm wind, almost no swell, so beaches survive king tides
THE Fraser Coast has escaped major damage as king tides hit the region's foreshore.
The water mark was at its highest point at 9.14am on Wednesday at 4.14m, about 20cm higher than usual.
But with a calm wind and almost no swell, the region's beaches escaped serious erosion.
Fraser Coast Regional Council infrastructure councillor Trevor McDonald was monitoring the situation on Wednesday.
He said about 30 sandbags were exposed on either side of the Torquay caravan park.
"As soon as they show any sign of deterioration they have to be removed," Cr McDonald said.
"We're concerned that exposure to the sun will shorten their lifespan."
The king tides will continue on Thursday and Friday with tides above 4m accompanied by calm westerly winds.
He noted the closure of the rock wall near the All Abilities Playground in Pialba while work to refurbish the wall took place.