And Then There Were Waves

25 Oct 2016 0

Was a bit boom, crash opera on Monday afternoon as Jaymes Triglone took on this bombie, Photo by Mark Onorati

Was a bit boom, crash opera on Monday afternoon as Jaymes Triglone took on this bombie, Photo by Mark Onorati

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Sydney Swell Diary: 24 - 25 October 2016

When Chief Surf Forecaster Ben Macartney notified us that there'd be a drought-breaking swell in a swell alert last week, we have to admit that we were skeptical that it would come to fruition. But low in behold, the south swell came marching up the coast over the weekend as predicted and despite being very straight in many places, others very rideable.

Macartney said about the swell in his forecast analysis;

This episode followed the evolution of a deep low-pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea over the weekend; initially coalescing east of Bass Strait on Saturday morning before meandering southeast during the day. 

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Powerful SSE groundswell peaked late Monday and maintained solid surf ranging from 4 to 6ft plus across the region on Tuesday morning under light WNW winds. An overnight drop in size is predicted to see more accessible surf in the 3ft range on Wednesday. A minor rise in S windswell during Thursday afternoon tops out in the 2 to 3ft range on Friday morning before fading to lower levels by Saturday.

Check out how the conditions looked over the last couple of days thanks to our community of epic photographers. 

Bodysurfing Cape Solander on Monday, Photo by Ian McDonald

Bodysurfing Cape Solander on Monday, Photo by Ian McDonald

Dotto swinging it in Cronulla on Monday, Photo by Natalie Hyland / Boardriderz

Dotto swinging it in Cronulla on Monday, Photo by Natalie Hyland / Boardriderz

Wingnut edges in at the point on Monday, Photo by Natalie Hyland / Boardriderz

Wingnut edges in at the point on Monday, Photo by Natalie Hyland / Boardriderz

A beautiful barrel at Cape Solander on Monday, Photo by Ian McDonald

A beautiful barrel at Cape Solander on Monday, Photo by Ian McDonald

Even Byron Bay felt a bit of a bump in swell, Photo by Harry Patchett

Even Byron Bay felt a bit of a bump in swell, Photo by Harry Patchett

Looking straight down the barrel on Tuesday, Photo by Hummingbird_cinema

Looking straight down the barrel on Tuesday, Photo by Hummingbird_cinema

Protected spots on Sydney's Northern Beaches were the go, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

Protected spots on Sydney's Northern Beaches were the go, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

Tuesday morning was fierce south of the Harbour Bridge, Photo by Bill Morris

Tuesday morning was fierce south of the Harbour Bridge, Photo by Bill Morris

North Bondi had some crackers early, Photo by Bill Morris

North Bondi had some crackers early, Photo by Bill Morris

Northern Beaches back-lit barrels on Tuesday morning, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Northern Beaches back-lit barrels on Tuesday morning, Photo by Mandy Zieren

The Illawarra was shaping up nicely, Photo by Sam Brumby

The Illawarra was shaping up nicely, Photo by Sam Brumby

Joshua Rea at Dixon Park, Photo by Dave Anderson

Joshua Rea at Dixon Park, Photo by Dave Anderson

*Reminisce on the mighty June Once'A Swell right here: 


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