Australia beach town buried in sea foam

Rough weather whips up foam from ocean

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:56:02 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 07:22:07 AM EST
MOOLOOLABA, Australia -

People living in the Australian town of Mooloolaba awoke Monday to find parts of the small beach town in the state of Queensland covered in foam.

The rough weather that whisked through the Sunshine Coast also whipped up foam from the ocean and brought it to shore, local media said.

It covered the beach and streets up to a height of up to 3 meters.

Many vacationers and residents used the opportunity to play in the foam or take photographs of the natural phenomenon.