Photographer Neil Thompson Rees describes the scene of this photo taken today 25 August at North Curl Curl pool.
“There were three of them. The guy in the shot and two girls. They started off perching on the rocks trying to get shots until a big one came through and they got wet. The girls who weren’t dressed for it backed up. The boy in the wetsuit went to the pool to get the shot with his phone. I am not sure he expected what he got but he handled it well!
“These Northern Beaches water people do know the ocean and grow up doing these crazy things. After this one though it was time to leave. It was freezing cold after one and a half hours of shooting on the cliff near the surf club” – NEIL THOMPSON REES
Sydney reportedly recorded wave heights over 8 metres today with wild winds exceeding 100kmh overnight and still dangerously strong through today. A hazardous surf warning is in place til the weekend. The winds were so strong that surfers were able to make use of rare swell in the harbour beach at Fairlight.
Several boats had to be rescued or salvaged from East Esplanade today and there was significant damage to the Long Reef coastal walk.
Well we've seen some pretty wild weather at the end of winter in #NSW and the #ACT. Destructive winds, damaging surf and snow over the ranges! All in the space of 24 hrs or so. Well what's instore next? Have a look at the video and you'll find out. #knowyourweather pic.twitter.com/yXrkDnCjtW
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) August 25, 2021