Huge swells strip sand from Turners Beach
By ADRIAN MILLER
YAMBA'S Turners Beach has lost close to one metre of sand, washed away through huge seas.
Bureau of Meteorology duty observer Roger Brown said the swell was the result of a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea.
"It was caused by a deep low-pressure system in the southern Tasman Sea and a high which was just west of Tasmania and south of Adelaide," he said.
Mr Brown said seas reached up to six metres out wide, but only four to five metres closer to shore.
While wave heights increased slightly yesterday morning, Mr Brown said seas were expected to dissipate quickly and drop to under three metres today.
The weather systems might have produced huge waves, but for surfers it was a catch-22 situation.
Former pro-surfer Jeremy Walters said because the swell came from the south most missed the area. "It was pretty powerful but disappointing for surfers here," he said.