Wild weather at the weekend resulted in wind gusts in excess of 90kph and huge swells lashing the coast.
Wild weather at the weekend resulted in wind gusts in excess of 90kph and huge swells lashing the coast. ROB WRIGHT

Wind gusts exceed 90kph

THERE are few things more fascinating than mother nature at its most powerful.

Hundreds of Coffs Coast residents made their way down to the water on the weekend to watch the Pacific Ocean rage in all its glory.

Wild weather resulted in wind gusts in excess of 90kph along the eastern seaboard with huge swells lashing the coast.

The South Wall was a favourite vantage point, with waves crashing several metres over the wall.

Only last week, the Advocate revealed the South Wall had taken such a battering from recent harsh conditions that it forced a huge concrete block to be dislodged by the waves.

The wild and woolly winds were a brief interlude in what has been a magnificent period of recent weather in the region.

At the weekend, 11.8mm of rain fell on Coffs Harbour but that was the only rain the city has had in more than two weeks.

Forecasts suggest it may be another week before any more rain falls.

Advocate photographer Rob Wright headed down to the Jetty and placed his photos in a gallery on the website to ensure nobody missed out on the spectacle.



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