It has come to light that it is once again necessary to tell people not to get too close to the water at Reynisfjara.
As can be seen in this video, as two tourists attempt to get a shot of the breaking waves, the wave in question comes in a lot closer than they expected. Knocked over by the surf, they are able to get to their feet without being pulled in by the notorious undertow at Reynisfjara.
Although there are warning signs set up at the beach, in multiple languages, warning people that Reynisfjara is rife with sneaker waves and a fierce undertow, people continue to tempt fate at the location. Reynisfjara is certainly beautiful, but remember: it’s a lot more beautiful when you survive the experience unscathed, and that means giving the surf a wider berth than you may think necessary. Stay closer to where the sand and earth meet, far from the water, and the experience will be a fun one—provided the area is not closed off by the police.
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