Incredible photo shows a WHIRLPOOL opening up between surfers at one of Australia’s most famous beaches
- Dario Berzosa Sánchez captured what appeared to be a whirlpool at Bondi Beach
- Surfers can be seen paddling around the strange movement in the ocean
- The photographer said it was likely formed by moving currents and large swells
A photographer has captured the incredible moment a whirlpool appeared to form at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.
Dario Berzosa Sánchez, 34, was down at Bondi Beach over the weekend with his drone when he noticed the bizarre movement in the water.
A group of surfers were unknowingly paddling right around the ‘whirlpool’, which Mr Berzosa Sánchez believed was formed from recent large swells.
A Sydney photographer captured what appeared to be a whirlpool at Bondi Beach over the weekend
‘It was probably caused by the strong currents and big swell over the weekend,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘If you take a look you can see the surfers are actually getting dragged to it but they probably didn’t realise it was there.
‘Fortunately no swimmers were nearby because that could have gone pretty badly depending on the strength of the circular current.’
Mr Berzosa Sánchez shared the amazing photo to his Instagram page with many left baffled at what could have caused it.
While experts weren’t able to confirm the cause of the strange water movement, whirlpools are known to form in oceans, rivers and the bottom of waterfalls.
They appear when two different flowing currents meet and may then start to spiral downwards.
If whirlpools become larger and more violent, a maelstrom forms which in some cases can be highly dangerous.
There are several maelstroms around Europe including the Saltstraumen near Norway that is so strong ships can only pass through it during certain times of the day.
Dario Berzosa Sánchez, 34, was down at Bondi Beach over the weekend with his drone when he noticed the bizarre movement in the water (stock photo of Bondi Beach)