Hit the surf now or miss out - you've been warned

BREAKING: Surfers, don't say we didn't warn you.

If you want to get a slice of some of the best swell we've seen in months then you need to grab the board and the wettie, dial in a sickie and get out there now.

Alexandra Headland lifeguard and ex-pro surfer Shane Bevan reckons the waves are starting to slowly drop off in size and by tomorrow, will be half the size of the 3-4ft sets rolling in across the Coast right now.

He reckons about 80 surfers are in the water off the Bluff at Alexandra Headland this morning, while hundreds are expected to be packing the water at Noosa.

Bevan surfed S-Bends at Kawana in the early hours of this morning and said the surf was superb.

"It was really good," he said, having hit the water just before 5am.

Wurtulla was also believed to in fine form this morning as the Coast enjoys light, northerly winds.

He said Alexandra Headland was "pretty big" at the moment with a lot of flash rips around, but that the bank was providing decent conditions for both swimmers and surfers, although lifeguards were ready to spring into action if conditions shifted.

While he said a southerly change was set to sweep in on the weekend, waves would be down around the 1-2ft mark, so today is the day if you're going for a paddle.

Just keep an eye on the blue bottles, with the northerly winds bringing in plenty of coral spawn and some large blue bottles earlier this week.

All Coast beaches remain open at the moment.

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