Porthcawl, South Wales was yet another victim to storm Hercules’ unceasing wrath, as it hit England with violent destruction. Living in a small seaside community between Cardiff and Swansea, ocean and surf photographer Tim Bow had a front row seat to the action that struck his local coastline. The Welsh native witnessed some of the highest tides Porthcawl has seen in quite some time, but was happy to report that no evacuations were needed due to the community’s strong ocean defense on the sea front.
“The swell height ranged from about 10-15ft, I believe, at the peak possibly bigger and coinciding with 10m tides!” Bow told The Surf Channel. Check out some of the best shots from Tim Bow Photography‘s perspective of Hercules sweeping over Porthcawl.
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