Got some nice images of some locals enjoying the westerly swell:
When we arrived the other day, Greymouth was looking very grey, the tops of the surrounding hills shrouded in cloud.
But the weather did improve as the day wore on. I went out to the mole at the harbour entrance, where there was some leftover swell from the strong westerlies of the previous few days. The entrance is not very wide:
Just to give you an idea of the scale: the white pole in the left of this picture is about 4 m high.
On that southern mole, some locals were enjoying the waves crashing in:
even if they had to run sometimes:
Some of the waves were quite large:
and prompted the youngsters to run a bit further
Eventually, possibly encouraged by me taking their picture, they ventured out to the end (as in the first shot). I felt a bit nervous – people get washed off places like that, but all that happened was they got rather wet: