A mini tsunami engulfed and swallowed up the beach between Katwijk and Zandvoort on May 29, 2017.
Witnesses speak of a huge wall of water crashing on the beach remembering the tsunami in Thailand…
A worker explains: “I was awakened by a very strong wind and saw that there were a few beach beds in the water. Within five minutes, the wind fully rotated and drove all the seats loosely in the sea. Then, I looked back and a several meters high wall of water was crashing down. I thought of the tsunami in Thailand and started running out of the water. The water had so much power. I’m happy to only have a scratch on my leg, but I am shocked.
Such a giant wave is very rare. It is created by small, but strong high pressure areas offshore. Such weather patterns may result in a wave, which is higher in proportion as it is shallower, and which may come closer to land, a giant tidal wave.