"Bournemouth Borough Council this week put up signs advising people not to use the reef after it found the shape of the reef had changed.
Britain's artificial surf reef, the first of its kind in Europe, has been closed and deemed unsafe. The project has been harshly criticized since opening in 2009 off Bournemouth Beach in Dorset. A recent routine inspection found that “substantial changes” to its shape could produce hazardous undercurrents. The reef is made of 55 submerged, sand-filled bags, which are believed to have been displaced and need to be repositioned. It is being speculated that local officials fear that due to the displacement, surfers could risk drowning by being sucked down into gaps that have appeared in the structure as a result of the change." mais informação aqui.
Fonte: Surfrider Foundation