East Coast Swell Alert: Tropical Cyclone Winston

23 Feb 2016 0

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

FORECAST | Swell Alert

Swell Alert Issued Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

There’s little doubt the big 2015/16 El Nino has proved highly conducive to surf production across Australia’s Eastern Seaboard so far this summer.

Southern Queensland, in particular has seen groundhog days of good surf – not falling below 2 to 3ft since February 11 and for the most part hardly falling below 3 to 5ft for the past week. It now appears certain this season go down in the history books as one of the better swell-seasons in recent years – in large part owing to the long-enduring presence of Tropical Cyclone Winston (TC Winston) over the South Pacific Ocean.

While we rub our collective hands together in anticipation of an easterly groundswell spawned by the storm, spare a thought for the people of Fiji who wore the full brunt of the strongest tropical cyclone to ever impact the Southern Hemisphere – leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake.

* The Australian Government has announced that they have committed to providing $5 million in aid to the Fijian people who have suffered devastation due to Tropical Cyclone Winston over the weekend. You can assist too, by DONATING TO THE RED CROSS.

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