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Just after completion and before the problems arose.
This sorry debris which washed up in a storm is a painful reminder of the £3m surf reef fiasco.
Two 20ft geotextile bags used to create the defunct artificial structure have been found strewn across Southbourne beach in Bournemouth, Dorset.
The controversial reef was made up of 55 enormous sandbags that were supposed to create 'breakers' for surfing but it never worked since being installed in 2009 and was closed off and abandoned two years later as it was unsafe to surfers and swimmers.
Alarmed dog walker Jane Scott spotted two large sections of the reef and took photos of them while strolling along the beach yesterday morning.