A WAVE measuring five feet tall has hit tourist beaches at Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca early Monday morning, less than 40 miles from the villa of the popular reality TV show Love Island.

It has been identified as a meteotsunami, which is caused by disturbances in air pressure at sea and are generated when rapid changes in barometric pressure cause bodies of water to displace.

There have been no reports of any injuries as it hit early before people had filled the beaches.

However it has caused havoc sweeping away boats, damaging beach bars and leaving roads flooded.

Local boat owners were filmed trying to protect their vessels, with the strong force breaking the ropes of a historic sailing boat used by the Majorca Island Council.

Thankfully, the contestants of Love Island have not been affected in any way.

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