WATCH: King tide pounds Hervey Bay beaches on Friday

SPECTATORS have been out in force to see waves pound Hervey Bay beaches during a 4.16m king tide which peaked at 9.38am on Friday.

Children played in the salt spray as water was forced metres into the air over the Urangan seawall.

More people gathered on the Scarness Pier to watch waves crash into rocks while others investigated the mini-inland sea that had formed in the park near the All Abilities Playground in Pialba after saltwater washed over the dunes.

Seawater rushed part of the way up the path leading from the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club at Torquay but there was still plenty of sand in front of the clubhouse.

King tide at Scarness on Friday: Waves crashed against the rocks on either side of the Scarness Pier with a bit more ferocity during Friday's king tide than the day before.

 

Nathaniel Fuller, a local 12 year old, ducks for cover as the king tide batters the Urangan seawall.
Nathaniel Fuller, a local 12 year old, ducks for cover as the king tide batters the Urangan seawall. Brendan Bufi

 

Friday's king tide at Torquay: Waves rolled up the beach to the sand pushed in front of the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club during the king tide on Friday morning.

 

 

Friday's king tide at Tooan Tooan Creek: Friday's king tide pushed the water in Tooan Tooan Creek higher as bats roosting in trees on the creek bank squarked in the background.