AUTHOR

Rob Brander

Dr Rob Brander is a coastal geomorphologist at the UNSW in Sydney.

Myth of the collapsing sand bar

The media like to report of a ‘collapsing sand bar’ that cause people to be ‘dragged out to sea’ in rips but the idea that a sandbar can collapse is a myth.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Sand comes from the ocean and is brought onshore by wave action, but how did it get there in the first place? Learn about the geology that created the sandy beaches we see today.

Rip currents: Friend or foe?

Rip currents are the biggest hazard you’ll face at any surf beach and 30-40 people drown in rips annually in Australia making them worth knowing more about.

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