Swell Wrap: Southwest WA Was Big Over The Weekend

30 Apr 2018 3

Steep and deep on Saturday morning.

Steep and deep on Saturday morning.

COASTALWATCH | SWELL WRAP

Words and photos by Dan Wyer

Many surfers in the southwest of WA put their shark fears away on Saturday and got the monkey off their back as a large SW groundswell made land fall under offshore wind conditions. For others though these fears were only compounded with the ever present threat of drowning entering the equation!

Vantage points were packed with onlookers watching in awe as some of the states best big wave chargers took on some solid chunks of Indian Ocean.

Conditions were groomed to perfection for much of the day under moderate offshore wind conditions, easing before a light afternoon sea breeze. The swell came in fast with solid 10 to 12 foot sets at dawn across exposed breaks, peaking within the 15 foot range, grading larger at focal deep water reefs with some rarely seen consistency. Bays and points turned it on also with North Point the stand out, dishing up some long winding barrels for an all star cast leaving the question on many lips: What would the WSL have done if this was happening on the final days of the waiting period for the Margaret River Pro? One can only ponder…

Jacob Wilcox setting one up at North Point.

Jacob Wilcox setting one up at North Point.

The set of the day sending the pack scrambling.

The set of the day sending the pack scrambling.

Offshore and pumping.

Offshore and pumping.

Unknown on a smaller one at Surfers Point.

Unknown on a smaller one at Surfers Point.

The beauty and the beast.

The beauty and the beast.


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