To what extent do surfers in the Aegean appreciate earthquakes? Rewind to July 9, 1956, when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Amorgos, nearly shifting it and other Greek islands’ geographical position. On this day, a strip of sand on the southernmost tip of Rhodes sank to a depth of 9 metres. Time and nature took over from there, eventually sculpting a sandbank connecting Prasonisi with Rhodes. Voila! A surfers’ little paradise –winds pushing boards atop clear blue waves on both sides of this double beach break– a gift from Mr. Richter and the surfing gods. It’s not for everyone. Families should probably steer clear given the extreme nature of the elements at play. But, for surfers and water sports enthusiasts, it’s a haven of sun, sand, sea, salt and wind. Back to our question –without sounding too enthusiastic– the short answer is, are you kidding!