As I watched with excitement but also fear the waves were surging in faster and harder with every set and it wasn't long before the wall that was damaged just three weeks ago by another powerful storm was smashed over. The granite stone wall would have weighed a tonne and this was carried by the waves down the road. Several cones, barriers and work tools left by the work men repairing damage from the previous storm were swept away.
As the storm swell and high tide reached it's peak and after four hours of photography I could no longer feel my fingers and toes and decided to head home. Before heading home I took one last walk to where I was photographing previously and I was shocked when I saw what had happened. There were several coastguards on the steps to the beach about halfway down and they were shining a torch at the promenade, then I caught my first glimpse of the destruction caused in just a few hours. There was now a massive hole in the promenade where waves had worked there way through and taken everything from underneath it!