Many people have contributed to this project, but we would like to especially thank Ray Rice (Cardno, Lawson & Treloar) for his work on the relative risk, Mark Kulmar (Manly Hydraulics Laboratory), John Diplock (NSW Fisheries), Terry McDermott (The Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Assocation), Surf Life Saving NSW, Andrew Short (University of Sydney).
The 11-metre cruiser "Just Cruisin" was found wrecked on Spitfire Bank near the entrance to Moreton Bay and just southwest of Cape Moreton. The boat had been flipped over by the large breakers on 6 July 2001 and the crew of four were never found.
A yacht was wrecked by large waves on a sandbar near Fraser Island and the lone yachtsman was never found.
In New South Wales 2 rock fisherman were swept to their deaths, one at Eden and the other off Sydney.
Onshore range: angle of incidence is plus or minus 45 degrees from the normal to the coastline.
New dangerous wave alert Any > = 14 2 – 2.5 New dangerous wave alert Any > = 12 2.5 - 3 New dangerous wave alert Onshore range > = 10 3 - 4 Dangerous wave alert Onshore range na > 4 Damaging wave warning Onshore range na > 5 Alert Status Angle of incidence TP1 (Seconds) Hsig (m)
Ongoing liaison with State Government agencies, emergency services and recreational clubs (eg Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW ) to raise awareness of the dangers of long period swells within the community. [28 November]
Onging forecast verification and development of appropriate thresholds for other vulnerable parts of the Australian coastline.