Well, to say its windy right now would be the understatement of the century. Its blowing its tits off. I don’t think I have seen it this windy here in a long time and the direction would have to be the worst possible coming in from the east. Its blowing straight into the land of the beach here in Currumbin and moving a lot of sand in between the torrential downpours of horizontal rain. Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald is playing up. The lights were out in Tugun and all along the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach for most of the afternoon and thousands of leaves and branches coming down to be obstacles on the already slippery and dangerous roads. I was hesitating even taking my camera out in the ran but, of course, I did,.. I will be up early to watch the tide coming in and the swell peaking. I was trying to put a size on it this afternoon before dark and I couldn’t. It was breaking in slow motion and so far out that the visibility hid the true seriousness of this swell. I was dodging power lines, branches and even trees as well as poor motorists to bring you todays pics from the car as I simply could not go out into the open without some form of protection.
I am tipping that tomorrow morning the beaches will be eaten away and more rocks exposed then in many years. We will see.
ps.. It was so windy and raining that I couldn’t get a shot of the waves.. Tomorrow,.. I hope..