At Kingscliff Beach on Australia’s east coast, home to one of the country’s oldest surf clubs, tourists and locals have long spent summers on the lush stretch of golden sand. But now the beach is no longer there.
Instead, the 65-yard-wide stretch of sand – hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of it – has disappeared, swept into waters to the north where it has been carried by the tide to form sandbanks.
And with it have gone some of the classic images of Australia’s coast – a surfing mecca that lures more than two million people a year to take part in the sport.
Of 309 regularly frequented stretches of surfing coastline, 38 now have beach areas that have shrunk to…Read Entire Article Here
February 26, 2012
image – Telegraph.co.uk