'Freak Wave' Sends Beachgoers Running in New South Wales

A “freak wave” sent people running at Avoca Beach in New South Wales on July 15.

Footage shared to Facebook by the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade shows the wave hitting the shore as beachgoers try to escape its path.

According to the post, the Central Coast Council assessed the area as there was damage to the foreshore and car park.

The fire brigade said that there was still a hazardous surf warning for much of the New South Wales coast. Credit: Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade via Storyful