Beach clean-up begins as jetskis brave big swell
AFTER a few days of heavy swell, sand had built up at the main track to Lighthouse Beach at Ballina.
But with the sun shining today and signs of the swell abating, Ballina Shire Council workers were out and about early this morning to clear the beach access with machinery.
Lighthouse Beach Cafe posted on Facebook: "The surf is abating and the council is already into clean up mode.
"Well done Ballina Shire Council.
"The locals are also already back in the water. Even a couple of jet skis with surfers."
The Bureau of Meteorology says today will be sunny and 28C in Ballina - perfect for a day at the beach.
But the surf is still dangerous, so people should talk to lifesavers before entering the water. Some beaches have been closed this week because of strong currents and big swells.