10 amazing pictures of the huge waves that have battered the Scarborough coast over the years

Here's 10 times stormy waves have battered the coast over the years.

By Martina Moscariello
Friday, 22nd February 2019, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 2:57 pm

After the astonishing picture sent in by a reader showing a man taking a selfie in front a huge wave, we've been looking in our archive to find 10 shots from years gone by showing the power of the sea. Which one's your favourite?

The iconic statue of "Freddie Gilroy" takes a pounding from huge waves. Picture by Tony Bartholomew.
Waves foamed 40-50 feet into the air over Marine Drive.

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Waves crash against the sea wall at the Spa.
Huge waves batter the sea defences on Marine Drive. Picture by Tony Bartholomew.
Scarborough's Spa takes a pounding from the waves. Picture by Tony Bartholomew.
The waves crash over North Bay at 4am.
Scarborough's Grand Hotel just visible over high waves. Picture by Freddie Drabble.
Large Waves at South Bay.
Walkers around the far end of Scarborough's South bay keep a watchful eye on the waves. Picture by Tony Bartholomew.
Scarborough is battered by gale-force winds and a tidal surge.