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Big surf and high tides pound Phuket’s west coast beaches


Phuket’s west coast was pounded by huge waves on Sunday morning, with a mid-morning high tide, 30-kilometre winds and southwest monsoonal waves washing away parts of some of the island’s most popular beaches.

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The International Surf Life Saving Association (ISLA) said the conditions were very hazardous for beachgoers and swimmers. Waves hitting Surin Beach also exposed an old sea wall built previously for a similar situation. 
“The exposed remnants of the old wooden sea wall are creating a hazard for beachgoers,” an ISLA spokesperson said.
Kata Beach, meanwhile, almost vanished under the waves and surf. 
Fortunately, the winds are expected to abate this week. 
 

Published : August 12, 2018

By : The Thaiger