FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Beach-goers were confronted with a bizarre phenomenon along Ft. Lauderdale beach.
A large waterspout formed just off the coast Saturday afternoon, near the Bahia Mar Hotel.
Water spout in Fort Lauderdale beach pic.twitter.com/poG9pqeMr0
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Swirling winds whipped over the water like a small tornado, creating a columnar vortex that damaged catamarans and beach chairs.
Videos popped up across social media showing the strange sight.