Video footage of severe wind
Amazing footage of severe wind and weather along the beach at The Sandy Cape on Fraser Island.
Our 4WD was parked on the beach as the wind blew and raced all around us. We estimate the gusts were about 40knots and so strong we were forced to hang on to the bullbar of our vehicle to stay upright as the gusts became extremely ferocious.
It was filmed on our mobile phone and you can hear the force of the wind. It was a strange experience to see and feel the sand move all around like it was alive.
After about 15 minutes of fun ( as you can see on the video footage ) and some major sand blasting to the hairs on our legs it was time to jump in our truck, strap on our seatbelts and sway along the beach as our car was rocked by the wind.
These strong south – easterly winds are common on the island and the impact is mostly felt on the eastern 75mile Beach.
These winds are feared by the fishermen but loved by those that like a little adventure in their lives like us.