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Australian bushfires wipe out historic surf board collection

Updated : 2020-01-16 17:51:15

In towns along the southeast coast, beaches normally filled with tourists in the peak summer season were populated by just a handful of people.

Beachgoers are seen in Josh's beach, in Dalmeny, Australia. Several towns were badly hit by bushfires that have swept across the country's southeast in recent months, killing 29 people, razing farmland and leaving thousands homeless. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Beachgoers are seen in Josh's beach, in Dalmeny, Australia. Several towns were badly hit by bushfires that have swept across the country's southeast in recent months, killing 29 people, razing farmland and leaving thousands homeless. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands over the remains of a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands over the remains of a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
In towns along the southeast coast, beaches normally filled with tourists in the peak summer season were populated by just a handful of people. Several surf shop owners told the business was significantly down. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
In towns along the southeast coast, beaches normally filled with tourists in the peak summer season were populated by just a handful of people. Several surf shop owners told the business was significantly down. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Ford's property in Lake Conjola, a small tourist town on Australia's southeast coast with a renowned surf break, was hit hard by the calamity. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Ford's property in Lake Conjola, a small tourist town on Australia's southeast coast with a renowned surf break, was hit hard by the calamity. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A surfer rides a wave in Bengello beach in Broulee, Australia. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A surfer rides a wave in Bengello beach in Broulee, Australia. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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