Wet and wild seafront captured in stunning shots

 Large spectacular w aves batter sea front

Large spectacular w aves batter sea front - Credit: Mark Eburne

The power of Mother Nature was on display at Sidmouth’s seafront, with brave spectators treated to stunning waves.

High tide and rough conditions made for some great photos at Sidmouth. Picture: Phil Smith

High tide and rough conditions made for some great photos at Sidmouth. Picture: Phil Smith - Credit: Picture: Phil Smith

Photographer Rob Chidgey managed the capture the waves which crashed down on the The Esplanade at high tide.

He said: "What a fantastic morning this was for a photographer.

"I set off from home in hope of seeing a display from the ocean and wasn't disappointed.

"At first I kept my distance using my zoom lens to get a couple of shots. Then after watching the tide for a bit and working out where it was safe to stand I got a bit closer to the action.

High tide and rough conditions made for some great photos at Sidmouth. Picture: Phil Smith

High tide and rough conditions made for some great photos at Sidmouth. Picture: Phil Smith - Credit: Picture: Phil Smith


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"This was a great shoot It was enjoyable to watch Mother Nature at work and get shots of."

The huge waves foreshadow more testing weather that Devon could be set to endure.

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Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: David Abel

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Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: David Abel

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Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: David Abel

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: David Abel - Credit: Picture: David Abel

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey

Big waves in Sidmouth. Picture: Rob Chidgey - Credit: Picture: Rob Chidgey

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