It is summer in Australia, and they suffered oppressive heat and drought in the North until Oswald drenched them and broke the heat.
Hat tip to Joe D’Aleo at his site on WeatherBELL for alerting me to the foam. When living by the sea, I’ve seen spindrift pile up on beaches like this, but never more than perhaps six inches deep. It is not pollution, but due to organic stuff in the water, and seems to happen more when the weather and water is warm. (I saw it more in Myrtle Beach than Maine, and seldom in Santa Cruz’s very cold surf.)
My insurance agent would love seeing that car nearly hit the police.