An industrial Navier-Stokes solver (FLUENT) is used to examine steep waves as they run up a steep beach (10.54$^0$). The volume of fluid method (VOF) is used to model the free surface. Comparison with experimental results shows reasonable overall agreement in the prediction of the free-surface, velocities and accelerations within the flow. However, a spurious boundary feature at the free-surface was also found which does reduce the quality of the results. For a steep wave we see the transition from a steep wave front to a smooth run-up tongue at the beach that is in qualitative agreement with the experiments.