Storm Chasing at Cottesloe Beach

On Friday evening we had the worst storm front we have had in about 12 months, so Neal and I set out to see what we could capture. This is the first image from the shoot and as the evening went on the drama unfolded.

The clouds became more ominous and they were coming in fast from the South West, which is unusual for our Western Australian fronts as they normally come down from the North West.

Surfers were having a ball both out here and next to the breakwater at Cove and Seconds and all the time I was thinking, which toy should I be using here! Surfboard or camera! As I was there with my camera I made the most of what was developing.

We shot till sunset and by then the clouds were looking like they just wanted to burst and burst they did!

We got back to the cars, unloaded our kit and said our good byes and then I turned for home. Within a minute I was in the heaviest downpour I have ever driven in I reckon and I literally crawled home to East Freo at about 10km’s per hour and driving through some of the deepest puddles ever as well!

I heard on the news tonight that some parts of Perth received more that 60mm of rain in an hour!

The news also said that we have an even bigger storm coming tonight with just as much rain but this time with 125 kmh winds!

Game on tomorrow me thinks!

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8 Responses to Storm Chasing at Cottesloe Beach

  1. Eden says:

    I like the little gap of blue sky over the building to the right.

  2. Dan Scott says:

    Hey mate, nice shot, i was going to head out with Adrian on friday, glad we didnt though it absolutly hammered down out my way. Good to see someone braving the storm though. If your ever interested in a shoot, give us a bell, im always keen to head out.
    Dan

  3. Thanks Dan…yes we had a good day out indeed and will keep you in mind…in fact I might get a few bloggers together as a number are keen to come out!

  4. Nice storm panorama, it’s got that painterly look to it. Maybe you should mount a camera to your surf board so you can use both toys at the same time 🙂