Monster waves wreaked havoc on East London beaches this evening, affecting the SA Surfers Champs, street vendors and devouring cement trash cans.

Ocean lovers were not disappointed when 4m swells tore up sea embankments, and pushed over onto the Esplanade, the road running around Gonubie and parking lots in the Nahoon Reef Point nature reserve.
The famous dune in the middle of Nahoon beach has suffered a mighty oceanic bite over the last two days building to the climax of a new moon tide and massive winter groundswell at dusk last night.
Crazy kids and some older board riders were catching the waves as they rebounded off the dune and would then ride them into the next oncoming wave with spectacular results. Grommet beginners were also surfing up the Nahoon river mouth, as swell pushed into rivers.
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