Wave Overtopping Flow Analysis
The Figure 8 Rock Platform is located ~40km south of Sydney, Australia, and is exposed to open ocean swell. The site features unique pools that have been weathered into the platform. Recent increases in visitation and visitor injuries have led to a need to develop a predictive model for wave overwash hazards. Two low cost camera systems were installed at the site and pressure transducers were deployed in situ on the platform. Here, we examine the relationship between offshore wave conditions and the degree of wave overwashing on the rock platform to assist development of a hazard warning system.