Erosion has caused a huge hole to open in a beach in northern Australia.

Surf Life Saving Queensland tweeted a photo of the gaping hole at Jumpinpin Bar on North Stradbroke Island, off the coast of Queensland

Senior lifeguard Michael Bates told the ABC the beach had collapsed on the southern side of the island on Thursday morning and the massive hole had created dangerous surf conditions. No one was on the beach at the time.

“It is a little bit smaller than a football field,” Bates said. “It is almost like a swirling effect in the water that is created by the change of tides and there is unstable sand in the area. Read more…

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