Sandbank comparison of My Khe Beach, Da Nang, Vietnam

As of 1 January 2017, compared to November 2016 (two months earlier), the sands on the beach of My Khe Beach has been greatly reduced and narrowed by large waves, and the water has become deeper. The sand tends to be swept away during the winter months.

The topography of sandy beaches suitable for surfing has a delta on the seabed.

The following two images are compared.
In the first image (current), the waves are just barely breaking over the beach parasol. Also, the trees on the right are covered by the waves. The beach is a bit small for visitors to play on. For comparison, we will look at the second image from the same angle (taken two months ago).

January 2017 (current), the sand has been swept away and the beach has narrowed. The sea is deeper.

November 2016 (2 months ago) The beach is wide and there is a large sand pool (delta) on the right-hand side in the seabed from the centre of the image.

In the second image (taken two months ago), the sandy beach extends from the beach parasol to the surf edge at about 30 m even at high tide, and the centre of a huge sand pool (shallow seabed) is visible on the seaward side of the trees on the right. The waves at this time were fast, with long-distance waves that dug into the bottom and were so powerful that at times it was difficult to take off. The sandbanks to the immediate left (north side) were in similar condition and the view from the water was spectacular.

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