Rebuilding

The huge storm swell featured in my last post did a LOT of damage to beaches up and down the coast. Here on the Goldy, the beaches were severely eroded, to the extent that it wasn’t safe to climb down the sand cliffs because it was hard to find anywhere to get back up! There are perfect conditions on the beaches at the moment, but there are still reminders of the devastation in the form of whole trees washed up on the shore.

You can see the bigger version of this shot on my Flickr (linked right)

You can see the bigger version of this shot on my Flickr (linked right)

The council has now swung the heavy machinery on to the job to cut the cliffs down a bit.

Grinding down the bank... the machines, that is.

Grinding down the bank... the machines, that is.

The tail end of the storm swell has proven to be a lot of fun – the past couple of days have seen clean-as-a-whistle 2-3ft peaks on the open beaches. The banks don’t hold much size and are a bit straight, but at Narrowneck today there were plenty of makeable ones.

Take off, stall, watch the lip go over, then get spat out. OK?

Take off, stall, watch the lip go over, then get spat out. OK?

I could have surfed, or shot, all morning – it was a textbook beach day. Oh well – we’re coming into winter now, which means more crisp, clear mornings. We’ve just got to hope the spring flatness doesn’t strike early this year!

"I hope this makes it on to Gold Coast News"

"I hope this makes it on to Gold Coast News..."

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