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Big surf flips boulders across road in Port Fairy, reigniting climate change, coastal erosion concerns



Monday April 12, 2021 – 10:54 EST

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Huge rocks swept up to 30 metres from the seawall.
– ABC


Wild surf has battered Victoria’s south-west coast, sweeping large boulders onto roads and trapping a family on an island off Port Fairy.

Emergency services rescued the family from Griffiths Island on Sunday after large waves and a high tide left them stranded, unable to access the narrow pedestrian walkway that would link them to the mainland.

Port Fairy-based shire councillor Jordan Lockett said the force of the ocean was…



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