Cold nights but good beach days.
Cold nights but good beach days. Geoff Potter

Big chill followed by a fire

A TEETH-chattering big chill could not stop the A class students from the Sunshine Beach High Surfing School of Excellence from hitting some gloriously glassy waves on Friday morning.

It was probably no real surprise to them to learn later that it was the South East Queensland's coldest overnight and morning for four years.

The swell has eased this week, but the fine, cold mornings remain - and the glorious sunny days.

But the big risk now is the dry conditions sparking more fires like the one that forced the evacuation of Coolum Beach State High School where some our eastern beach locals send their children.

The Emu Mountain fire reduction burn managed to get a little out of hand sending smoke towards the school on Friday afternoon, causing an early getaway for students.

David Low Way was closed creating some lengthy Sunshine Motorway delays.

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