Indonesia’s quake-hit surfers’ paradise hopes for a break

Friday, May 5, 2006
By nias

Bhimanto Suwastoyo
Teluk Dalam, Indonesia, 28 March 2006 12:30

At deserted Sorake Beach on Indonesia's earthquake-devastated island of Nias, a few local surfers paddle out at sea, looking back at a bay blighted by desolate, half-ruined buildings.

After an 8,7-magnitude quake shook the island a year ago, killing more than 850 people and flattening thousands of buildings, they are the only sign that Lagundri Bay was once a thriving destination for international surfers. More …

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