Big surf flips boulders across road in Port Fairy, reigniting climate change, coastal erosion concerns
Monday April 12, 2021 – 10:54 EST
HugeÂ rocks swept up to 30 metres from the seawall.
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…