Sydney’s Bondi Beach freak wave almost wipes out diners at one of the city’s best restaurants 

Sydney’s Bondi Beach freak wave almost wipes out diners at one of the city’s best restaurants 

Terrifying moment a MEGA wave strikes Sydney’s Bondi Beach and almost wipes out diners at a ritzy restaurant

  • Low pressure system lodged off New Zealand created giant waves in Tasman Sea
  • Freak wave swept over Bondi Beach onto esplanade and almost swamped diners
  • Surfers and swimmers warned to stay out of water as 5m waves pound coastline

By Kevin Airs For Daily Mail Australia

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A freak wave smashed Sydney‘s Bondi Beach on Sunday evening and came within inches of swamping unwary diners as they ate at a ritzy restaurant.

Al fresco customers at North Bondi Fish screamed in terror as the giant wave swept over the beach to engulf the esplanade and race towards their tables.

The wave scattered passers-by and only the raised deck saved diners from a frozen soaking on the chilly night where apparent temperatures dropped to single figures.

A freak wave smashed Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Sunday evening and almost swamped diners as they ate at ritzy North Bondi Fish restaurant.

Now businesses in the area are braced for a repeat again tonight as a high tide coincides with massive surf conditions hitting the Australian east coast. 

Surfers and swimmers have been told to stay out the water as huge waves smash the shoreline, with fishermen also warned to stay off the rocks for their own safety.

Sightseers are also being warned to stay back from the water’s edge to avoid being caught out by the unpredictable sea surges.

However the warnings have been ignored by some, with jetskis reportedly spotted towing surfers out to tackle mammoth waves off Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The massive swells have been created by strong winds in the Tasman Sea caused by a low pressure system that has got lodged off New Zealand’s west coast.

Surfers and swimmers have been told to stay out the water as huge waves smash the shoreline, with fishermen also warned to stay off the rocks for their own safety

Sightseers are also being warned to stay back from the water’s edge to avoid being caught out by the unpredictable sea surges

Marine wave data has revealed massive swells forming in the Tasman which brought 5m breakers crashing down on NSW beaches on Sunday night, sparking erosion fears at some locations.

The Bureau of Meteorology has now issued a 24 hour warning for the entire NSW coastline from Byron Bay in the north down to Eden in the south. 

‘Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming,’ said the warning.

‘NSW Police Force, Marine Area Command advise that people should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. 

Marine wave data has revealed massive swells forming in the Tasman Sea which brought 5m breakers crashing down on NSW beaches on Sunday night

‘Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf. 

‘Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.’

THE FOUR-DAY FORECAST FOR WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

Sydney

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 6C, Max 15C

Tuesday: Most sunny. Min 5C, Max 16C

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 5C, Max 18C 

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 9C, Max 20C

Brisbane

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 8C, Max 19C

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 9C, Max 21C

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 12C, Max 23C

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 12C, Max 24C

Adelaide

Monday: Cloudy. Min 8C, Max 15C

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 7C, Max 16C 

Wednesday: showers. Min 12C, Max 17C

Thursday: Showers easing. Min 11C, Max 17C

Canberra

Monday: Mostly sunny. Min -3C, Max 10C

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min -5C, Max 9C

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 1C, Max 11C

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 4C Max 13C

Melbourne

Monday: Cloudy. Min 7C, Max 12C

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 5C, Max 12C 

Wednesday: Showers. Min 9C, Max 13C

Thursday: showers. Min 10C, Max 15C

Perth

Monday: Showers. Min 11C, Max 20C

Tuesday: Showers. Min 11C, Max 20C

Wednesday: Showers increasing. Min 10C, Max 21C

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 11C, Max 22C

Hobart

Monday: Cloudy. Min 4C, Max 10C

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 3C, Max 11C 

Wednesday: Showers increasing. Min 5C, Max 12C 

Thursday: Possible late shower. Min 6C, Max 15C

Darwin

Monday: Sunny. Min 20C, Max 32C

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 20C, Max 32C

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 21C, Max 33C

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 22C, Max 33C

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