During the winter of 2013 / 2014 a series of storms lashed Aberystwyth seafront with huge waves causing massive damage.[
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Up to this point this construction site had remained unscathed, although with 10 metre tides & storms in the channel it was only a matter of time before it was hit with the seas full force. Luckily the individual involved escaped unharmed, just a little damp & was able to laugh about the experience & all work was ceased until the sea receded.
Raging north-westerly winds, a high spring tide and an extremely high storm surge brought destruction to many parts of the UK during the 4th-6th December 2013. The coast of North Wales took a beating with a storm surge adding a full metre on top of high tide, flooding out a few hundred homes in the Rhyl area. We set up to film the incoming storm surge in Colwyn Bay. Whilst this area had some protection from the north-westerly wave trains, meaning that the waves themselves weren't huge, the shear elevated height of the sea surface poured over coastal defences. To address a few points before they're inevitably raised: We are aware that filming during large waves and storm surges is very dangerous. We took all precautions to plan escape routes and avoid high risk but accept there will always be dangers. There was a 60-70mph wind which was impossible to cut out of the footage without making it silent. The wind-noise may therefore annoy you! We know that salt water wrecks cars - a nice jet-wash sorted that out later. Filming storm damage and flooded properties carries a moral risk. We were discrete in our filming and also lent a hand in the clean-up, wherever we could. Music at the end is a short section of "Heart in the pipes" (Kauf Remix)
Westward Ho! High Tide/Storm Surge - Long Video (4min)
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