The Big Wet hits Ballina Shire

The Big Wet hits Ballina Shire

The Big Wet hits Ballina Shire

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After hitting Brisbane, ex-tropical cyclone Oswald moved south to pay a visit to the Ballina Shire area. Here are some photos I captured yesterday which show the affects of the severe winds and heavy rainfall. 

In Lennox Head, Seven Mile Beach, only a few people were on the beach witnessing the high winds picking up and spreading sand and sea foam.

Kid on Seven Mile Beach

Lennox Head Sand Spray

Ocean Foam

Close Beach Foam

The severe winds at Boulders Beach Lennox Head, resulted in massive waves of foam.

Wave of Foam

Emergency Area

Both Wardell Rd & Marom Creek Rd in Meerschaum Vale were covered in water.

Emergency Vehicle

Water Over Road

Wet Farm Land

Wet Field Grass

Emergency crews arrive at the scene of fallen power lines on Bath Street, Wardell.

Emergency Crews attend site

Fallen Power Lines in Wardell

The very iconic, and very wet, Big Prawn in Ballina.

Big Prawn through Glass

Update: Three of these photos were published in the Northern Star (Weekend Star) newspaper on the 2 February 2012. I was contacted by a journalist who published a full page article on my events on the day. You can see this under my Achievements page.

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8 Comments

  • rod dawson January 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

    There is more depth to you than meets the eye, and you have used an old file photo of yourself for this from the looks of the profile,

    • Tony Partridge February 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Rod, my secret weapon is my photography.
      This profile pic was taken only 2 weeks ago, haha.

  • Lesley Mathews January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Love the pics Tony. Hope all of you are safe up there, I am in Sydney atm.

    • Tony Partridge February 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you Lesley, glad you liked the photos. You missed some intense weather.

  • Tracy Lister January 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Tony you’ve brilliantly captured the beauty of Mother Nature and the havoc she wreaks. I love all the images for various reasons, but my favourite photo is the boy facing the churning ocean.

    • Tony Partridge February 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Tracy! That photo is my favourite as well – he was the only person I saw braving the hectic winds that day.

  • Lachlan Sims February 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Some nice photos skilfully captured there mate. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

    • Tony Partridge February 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Lachlan and thanks for checking them out!

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