MONSTER swells at Tathra as a result of Tuesday’s wild weather caused some anxious moments for locals.
Poppy Benton of the Wharf Locavore said her café lost power and water was coming up through the floor due to the huge waves, all the while the building and wharf was noticeably moving.
“It was all a bit scary,” Ms Benton said.
She closed for the day due to the conditions, apologising to her customers via Facebook.
“Sorry we will be closed today - just as wet inside as out, no power and wow this building is moving - the waves are amazing and a little scary!” a post on Tuesday read.
However, Ms Benton herself was stranded waiting for her regular Tuesday deliveries.
“Of all the days to do it, I couldn’t believe my milkman was late – he’s never late,” she said.
“The water was coming up through the floor and I was just keen to get out.
“Waves were hitting the windows at the front here as well.”
Reports by several concerned residents calling the BDN of damage to the structure were unconfirmed.
A BVSC spokesman said the council was not aware of any damage at Tathra Wharf caused by the rough conditions, but that barriers were erected at the request of the police because water was washing onto the wharf.
Ms Benton said there was lots of debris among the large swell battering the wharf, but she did not know of any structural damage – the Wharf Locavore was open for business as usual the following day.