Sydney is emerging from of one of the worst storms in recent memory. Thousands of images have surfaced of the extensive damage as well as the smaller, more human moments in the storm.

There's been heavy rain, strong winds and huge waves, including king tides causing coastal erosion and damage to waterfront properties.

East coast lows (one of which caused this storm) are fairly frequent, with seven to eight lows a year causing rainfall along the east coast, particularly during late autumn and winter, according to ABC News. What was different about this one was the magnitude of the weather system: the size of the air masses and the pressure gradient between them.

Red Bull Cape Fear, Sydney’s invitation-only surf competition held at the wave known as "Ours", or Cape Solander, went ahead yesterday. Surfers battled through two hours of extreme waves on the edge of Botany Bay. The competition was delayed for the first few hours of the day as contest officials waited for the out-of-control conditions to relent enough for surfers to take to the water.

After Red Bull Cape Fear started a selection of Australia’s best slab riding surfers went out to meet the biggest waves ever ridden at this infamous break. The conditions were extremely dangerous, and organisers had this to say: "Due to safety reasons, Red Bull Cape Fear 2016 will be closed to spectators, however the event will be broadcast live. Ensuring safety is always the event’s number one priority; the site does not allow organisers to safely accommodate large crowds, while also protecting the integrity of the environment. All other areas of the National Park will remain open for visitors."

There's been a wealth of coverage of the storm in the last few days, so we collated some personal moments that give a sense of just how far-reaching it was:

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We ain't afraid of the rain #whattobydidtoday #sunday #sydneystorm #eastcoastlow

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Beached yacht at Balmoral Beach.

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Narrabeen Primary School has lost some roof

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Yesterday's swim across Elizabeth St ⛈☔️ #eastcoastlow #sydneystorm

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Sydney more like Seadney #sydneystorm #briandoesnature #naturebybrian #nexus6p

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One of our visitors on the weekend waving hello, what a polite little guy!! Sydney has been lashed with wild wind, rain and flooding over the weekend, caused by an east coast low. Parts of the state have received more than 400mm of rain since Friday morning. Waves, includes king tides in Collaroy and the northern beaches which have caused coastal erosion and damage to waterfront properties. East coast lows are fairly frequent, with seven to eight lows a year causing rainfall along the east coast, particularly during late autumn and winter, according to *[ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/did-climate-change-cause-east-coast-low-storms/7483874?site=sydney)*. Red Bull Cape Fear, Sydney’s invitation-only surf competition went ahead yesterday. Surfers battled through two hours of extreme waves on the edge of Botany Bay. The competition was delayed for the first few hours of the day as contest officials waited for the out-of-control conditions to relent enough for surfers to take to the water. After Red Bull Cape Fear started a selection of Australia’s best slab riding surfers went out to meet the biggest waves ever ridden at this infamous break. The conditions were extremely dangerous, and organisers had this to say: "Due to safety reasons, Red Bull Cape Fear 2016 will be closed to spectators, however the event will be broadcast live. Ensuring safety is always the event’s number one priority; the site does not allow organisers to safely accommodate large crowds, while also protecting the integrity of the environment. All other areas of the National Park will remain open for visitors."

Aftermath #sydneyweather #sydneystorm #sydneyrain #treeservice #arborists #arboriculture #treeremovals #stumpgrinding #stumpremoval #treeemergency #treework

A photo posted by The Woodsman Tree Service P/L (@the_woodsman_tree_service) on

We ain't afraid of the rain #whattobydidtoday #sunday #sydneystorm #eastcoastlow

A photo posted by @reggied on

Beached yacht at Balmoral Beach.

A photo posted by Dennis Lindsay (@thebetterlivingindex) on

Narrabeen Primary School has lost some roof

A photo posted by Simon Chote (@simonchote) on

Yesterday's swim across Elizabeth St ⛈☔️ #eastcoastlow #sydneystorm

A photo posted by @ellicicc on

Sydney more like Seadney #sydneystorm #briandoesnature #naturebybrian #nexus6p

A photo posted by Brian Marr (@ddong4dung) on