Coastal erosion Kayser’s Beach (Eastern Cape)

Dune slumping continues along the entire coast documented around East London and the photographs below are from the Kayser’s Beach area (westwards). Increased storm surges this year are driving back the ‘toe’ line on dune systems with more consistent aggressive wave activity as compared to previous years (measured per unit time).

Dune slumping at Kayser's Beach

Victor Biggs stands in front of a slumped dune at Kayser’s Beach (Pic: K. Cole – East London Museum)

The museum has been and will continue to document the changes in beach profiles and dune systems for comparative research purposes and to offer insights into these changes which may or may not be associated with climate change.

A rocky gully which has concentrated wave activity to erode out a steep frontal dune

A rocky gully which has concentrated wave activity to erode out a steep frontal dune – Kayser’s Beach (Pic: K. Cole -East London Museum)

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