The strange-looking blue waves attracted locals and photographers to capture images of them as they rolled up the beach.

The culprits for the neon waves are thought to be an animal called a dinoflagellate, which feed on plankton. And they’re increasing in numbers because there’s plenty of food around as the temperature’s increasing.

Speaking to, University of NSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Iain Suthers said: “You usually get these kind of events in spring and autumn, so it’s a bit early, but maybe it’s a sign spring is coming.”

It may be too early to crack the barbie out but we’re still pretty stoked. 

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