The Illawarra Coastline has experienced a great deal of rain this week. The area has been at the receiving end of high winds and torrential rain at times. One of the culprits has been a quite intense low pressure system in the Tasman Sea off the coast of New South Wales between here and New Zealand. When you have a low pressure system you have big seas with large swells and big waves. The weather system is on its way to New Zealand now.
This morning Shao Ping and I went down to the Wollongong Harbour and took the photographs in the post and the gallery below. Most of the action happens at the breakwater that protects the harbour. I photographed the waves crashing upon the breakwater from several different angles. I also managed to photograph two body-boarders catching a wave on the bombora off North Wollongong beach.