Some people took drastic steps for the ultimate picture.

Gale force winds and huge swells lashed the coast,whipping up sea foam that covered the promenade on Monday. People drove through it while others played in it, on foot or bicycle as others posed for photos and videos. The last big storm, in 2017, saw 9-metre swells with 20 second intervals. On Monday July 13 swells reached over 10 metres at 16 second intervals.