Magnificent Monday 6th June, NSW In Pictures

6 Jun 2016 10

COASTALWATCH | Swell Diary

Video (above) by Angus Kennedy

On Sunday 5 June, The Hunter, Sydney metropolitan region and NSW South Coast went to sleep to the sound of belting rain, flooded streets, houses (and pools) falling into the ocean and howling onshore winds. It was hard to believe, trying to get to sleep last night that the morning would bring the offshore perfection of outer reefs, bombies and points, severe erosion and the receding of water.

SEE ALSO: Sunday 5 June 2016, In Pictures

Monday morning was met with a dash to the beach. On approach, the ominous roar of the ocean that felt like deep bass blaring from an amplifier. How big could it really be? Questioned thousands pre-dawn. The sight as the sun rose through the clouds was everything hoped for as clean and big as the northern NSW and Queensland breaks had received on Sunday. It was like a drug, sitting there gazing at the deep, constant energy building from the horizon. Gasps, screams and the sincere recognition of a significant swell event.

If you were a big wave surfer, this is the kind of day you dream about happening in your backyard. This was the day you could have the line-up to yourself (in most places). This was Monday 6th June 2016.

SEE ALSO: LIVE, Narrabeen Surf Cam

The Sydney Northern Beaches surf reporter, The Captain nailed it his spiel, right before he scored an epic bomb set (see below). "Heavy, surreal waves in some spots. Really solid and quality in others. Swell ENE @13 seconds, Winds WNW-W 12-28 Knots. Size probably 8-10ft but just saw a set 12ft +. The coast has been ravished with beaches gone; my boat washed away, house nearly flooded and general carnage along the entire Sydney coastline. It's anyone's guess on banks with massive amount of water moving and of dubious quality, but there will be spots for those keen and experienced enough." 

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Narrabeen's Coastal Erosion Time-Laps Video

Compiled by UNSW Water Research Laboratory

THE GALLERY

Compiled by the Coastalwatch community of the NSW coast

Lines, lines, lines; this is real! Wollongong, Photo by Georgia Matts

Lines, lines, lines; this is real! Wollongong, Photo by Georgia Matts

Barrack Point, Photo by Todd Hoobin

Barrack Point, Photo by Todd Hoobin

Wollongong, Photo by Jeremy Dinoro

Wollongong, Photo by Jeremy Dinoro

Justin 'Jughead' Allport at the Red Bull Cape Fear event, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull

Justin 'Jughead' Allport at the Red Bull Cape Fear event, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull

Red Bull Cape Fear, all guns blazing, Photo by Brad Whittaker

Red Bull Cape Fear, all guns blazing, Photo by Brad Whittaker

Shark Island, Photo by Ben Horvath

Shark Island, Photo by Ben Horvath

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Photo by Tyson Millar

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Photo by Tyson Millar

Sydney's East, Photo by Digby Ayton

Sydney's East, Photo by Digby Ayton

The Queensie Bombie, Photo by Ed Matthews

The Queensie Bombie, Photo by Ed Matthews

Manly looking north, Photo by Sylvain Garcia

Manly looking north, Photo by Sylvain Garcia

Manly, Photo by Alexia Courdurie

Manly, Photo by Alexia Courdurie

Queensie Bombie, Photo by Ed Bristow

Queensie Bombie, Photo by Ed Bristow

Manly looking south, Photo by Sam Mozaffari

Manly looking south, Photo by Sam Mozaffari

Call the shaper, Photo by Jack Evstigneev

Call the shaper, Photo by Jack Evstigneev

Narrabeen, Photo by Dominic Wiseman

Narrabeen, Photo by Dominic Wiseman

Northern Beaches, Photo by Black Box Collective

Northern Beaches, Photo by Black Box Collective

Narrabeen, Photo by Elliot Kramer

Narrabeen, Photo by Elliot Kramer

Narrabeen, Photo by Gavin Little

Narrabeen, Photo by Gavin Little

Matt Grainger, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Matt Grainger, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

The Captain,  Photo by Surf Photos Of You

The Captain, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

South Narrabeen erosion, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

South Narrabeen erosion, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

Kieren Prenter, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

Kieren Prenter, Photo by Bernadette McAlinden

Riley Cadman,  Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Riley Cadman, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Matt Dunsmore,  Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Matt Dunsmore, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Riley Cadman,  Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Riley Cadman, Photo by Surf Photos Of You

Lachie Rombouts at Avalon, Photo by Jacqueline Andronicus

Lachie Rombouts at Avalon, Photo by Jacqueline Andronicus

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Josh Risby

Avalon, Photo by Josh Risby

Avalon, Photo by Rita Kluge

Avalon, Photo by Rita Kluge

Avalon, Photo by Sam Baker

Avalon, Photo by Sam Baker

Summer Bay, Photo by Gus Buck

Summer Bay, Photo by Gus Buck

Tom Carroll, Photo by Cameron Bloom

Tom Carroll, Photo by Cameron Bloom

Dixon Park, Photo by Stuart Sutherland

Dixon Park, Photo by Stuart Sutherland

Newcastle, Photo by Greg Mayers

Newcastle, Photo by Greg Mayers

Newcastle, Photo by Teza McKenna

Newcastle, Photo by Teza McKenna

Cape Hawke, Forster, Photo by Anthony Murphy

Cape Hawke, Forster, Photo by Anthony Murphy

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