Although we live about 10km from the coast “as the crow flies”, this morning the sound of the waves crashing into the coast could be heard from here. The forecast of 20ft waves hitting the coast was spot on. From the lookout at Gracetown the waves don’t seem too big, but trust me they were enormous.
The weather was pretty good to the south but to the north the conditions were changing.
Although it looked really messy out at sea, crazy big wave surfers have been towed out about 2.5 km by jet ski’s and are surfing the huge waves. We spoke to an experienced local surfer who was watching from the lookout and he said they were probably the biggest waves he had seen down here – certainly bigger than the forecast was saying. I think he said they were ‘raw’ – or would that be ‘roar’!
I zoomed as much as I could with my camera and found the jet ski’s out there but could not see the surfers. You will spot the jet ski’s on the left of the photo below.
Up at Moses Rock where you can get down onto the beach the power of the crashing waves made you very aware of the dangers of such wintery conditions.
The usual array of flotsam and jetsam could be spotted on the beach and the sandhills are being held together with succulent greenery.
I don’t image too many surfers would be brave enough to get on their boards in such conditions.