The surging low pressure system continues to hammer Coffs Harbour's south wall.
The surging low pressure system continues to hammer Coffs Harbour's south wall.

Storm surges batter our coastline

THE severe weather warning for high tides and heavy surf remains in place on the Coffs Coast today.

The low pressure system that has swept along the NSW coastline has left its imprint on local beaches with heavy coastal erosion reported on beaches between Nambucca Heads and Red Rock.

The combined force of the waves and tides have seen surf lap against the dunal system on Jetty Beach.

Local resident Mark Griffiths captured the inundation on Coffs Harbour's foreshores as a two metre high tide broke the banks of Coffs Creek around 10.30pm last night.

Boat skippers, sailors, swimmers and inexperienced surfers have been urged to take heed of warnings issued by Roads Maritime Services.

The trough of low pressure brought a squally wind change and damaging waves to the Coffs Coast on Wednesday around 5am and the system has now moved north into Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises that damaging winds have now moved further offshores and the winds over land have now weakened.

The heaviest surf continues to hit south facing beaches, while for surfers the harbour is the pick of the breaks this morning.



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