People were seen ignoring advice from emergency services over the weekend and "risking their lives for a photo" as Wales was battered by Storm Ciara.
Despite warnings, many people braved the winds and rain to try and grab a selfie or take dramatic pictures of crashing waves.
As Storm Ciara hit, people were asked by emergency services to avoid sections of the Welsh coastline.
Porthcawl is one spot where high winds routinely batter the coastline, whipping up large waves and as a result people head there to watch storms.
The RNLI set up a 24-hour live stream for people to see the waves and asked would-be storm watchers to stay at home.
But many ignored the strong winds and high waves to visit the Porthcawl coastline and take photos.
Mumbles' volunteer Coastguard team had to issue reminders about the dangerous conditions after people were seen on the cliffs and being hit by high waves.
A surfer was spotted in the water off the coast of Criccieth in Gwynedd as gales reaching more than 90mph struck the north Wales coast.
Criccieth was badly hit by the major storm, with the sea walls taking a battering from the gales.
Parts of the flood defence were smashed to pieces during the storm, with large blocks strewn across the promenade.
The coastguard has warned people to steer clear of the coast today if possible due to the conditions.
Torrential downpours and the strong winds have caused major flooding in communities across the region, with damage caused to buildings in several places.
A number of roads have also been closed due to flooding and fallen trees.
Train passengers are being advised to check with operators before travelling as there are likely to be some cancellations to early trains as Network Rail engineers work through the night to assess the damage.