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East Coast Cops Another Soaking, Another Swell

East Coast Cops Another Soaking, Another Swell

It's been pumping for days right along the East Coast. Photo: Morris

23 Apr 2012
East Coast Easter Show

East Coast Easter Show

The Easter break is usually a sure bet for waves. This year was no exception... Photo: Horvath

10 Apr 2012
Sun and Swell lead into East Coast Easter

Sun and Swell lead into East Coast Easter

Ozzie Wright, catching some air on Sydney's Northern Beaches during a good week of waves on the East Coast. Click through for swell wrap... Photo: Christie

5 Apr 2012
The Morning after the Night Before

The Morning after the Night Before

Friday delivered another great day of waves in Sydney and surrounds...

10 Mar 2012
After the Rain

After the Rain

The first Autumn East Coast Low delivers in Sydney and surrounds...

9 Mar 2012
Cool Summer leaves Sydney Surfers Cold

Cool Summer leaves Sydney Surfers Cold

Seems every swell this summer has been followed by howling onshores. This week's pulse was no different. So what's going on?

9 Feb 2012
Sunshine, Swell and Offshore Winds in Sydney

Sunshine, Swell and Offshore Winds in Sydney

The sun was out and the swell was up for a great Sunday morning of waves in Sydney. Photo: Horvath

5 Feb 2012
Tropical Cyclone Fina or not, Christmas 2011 pumped across the East Coast

Tropical Cyclone Fina or not, Christmas 2011 pumped across the East Coast

Ben Macartney reflects on 2011’s 'grand finale… Photo: Weathered

12 Jan 2012
Santa Gift Wraps an East Coast Swell

Santa Gift Wraps an East Coast Swell

Ex-tropical cyclone Fina delivers great waves all along the East Coast... Photo: Bouma.

26 Dec 2011
Coldest Start to Summer in 50 Years Delivers in Sydney

Coldest Start to Summer in 50 Years Delivers in Sydney

After a solid week of waves in Sydney and surrounds, few surfers were complaining about the unseasonally cool weather... Photo: Bouma

16 Dec 2011
Schizo Spring Surf, September 24 – October 9, 2011

Schizo Spring Surf, September 24 – October 9, 2011

Consecutive ECL’s, cool land and water temps, and minimal crowds characterise the last few weeks on the East Coast. Photo: Bouma.

6 Oct 2011
Late Winter Blast of Swell

Late Winter Blast of Swell

Ben Horvath recaps the recent late winter blast of swell along the New South Wales coast. Photo: Bouma

14 Sep 2011
National Winter Swell Wrap

National Winter Swell Wrap

As we are welcomed into Springtime, Ben Horvath reflects on each states fare of epic Winter swells, check out video of Gold Coast Winter...Photo: Bouma

1 Sep 2011
Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead

After a wealth of early-winter waves on the East Coast, the start of August delivered tranquil conditions and a few sneaky sessions. Ben Horvath investigates... Photo: Bouma.

9 Aug 2011
East Coast Low Delivers in Queensland, Wreaks Havoc in Sydney.

East Coast Low Delivers in Queensland, Wreaks Havoc in Sydney.

Mark Mathews lining up a bomb as Ours lit up under the weekend's massive East Coast Low swell. Click through for full swell wrap... Photo: Morris.

25 Jul 2011
The South Swell that refused to die

The South Swell that refused to die

Ben Horvath reflects on one of the best weeks of winter swell in years... Photo: Bird.

15 Jul 2011
Solid swell lights up South Eastern States

Solid swell lights up South Eastern States

Surfers from Tassie to Byron enjoy a great weekend of waves... Photo: Milne.

11 Jul 2011
East Coast Low - Wild Weather Produces Perfect Pits.

East Coast Low - Wild Weather Produces Perfect Pits.

The last two months have been pretty consistent right up and down the East Coast. Photo: Bird.

20 Jun 2011
Welcome to Winter - The East Coast Explodes

Welcome to Winter - The East Coast Explodes

Winter gets off to a cracking start on the East Coast.

6 Jun 2011
Weird Wednesday

Weird Wednesday

Though waves sizes varied across the New South Wales coast this week, there were some decent-sized waves on offer for those who knew were to look. Matty Grainger dropping into a bomb in Sydney. Photo: Bird.

20 May 2011
The magnificent month of May

The magnificent month of May

The magnificent month of May rarely disappoints. Historically May is traditionally a standout month on the east coast of Australia, both in terms of swell size and consistency. Photo: Parry

17 May 2011
May Meltdown

May Meltdown

It's been a cracker of a start to the month on Australia's East Coast. Click through for Swell Wrap... Photo: Ian Bird.

4 May 2011
The east coast pumps

The east coast pumps

After a pathetic Easter on the East Coast dogged by poor weather and waves, everyone has been hanging out for some action. Photo: Sheffield.

2 May 2011
Hello Autumn, good riddance summer

Hello Autumn, good riddance summer

A fleeting taste of things to come as a mid size long-period south groundswell combines with morning offshores to deliver waves along the NSW coastline from Duranbah to Durass... Photo: Potts

25 Feb 2011
Bianca vs Wilma - the Battle of the cyclones

Bianca vs Wilma - the Battle of the cyclones

Heaving points in WA, glassy reefbreaks in Southern Australia and a tantalising taste of what La Nina has in store for the East Coast - check out what went down around the country. Photo: Epicswells.com.

1 Feb 2011
East Coast January 18 – 24, 2011.

East Coast January 18 – 24, 2011.

The Chronicles of Cyclone Vania - The Final Act. Vania Tracked SSE Towards NZ Regenerated And Delivered A Parting Burst Of Mid Size Long - Period SE Groundswell.

25 Jan 2011
Cyclone Vania

Cyclone Vania

Cyclone Vania delivers the best waves to South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales in over six months, but fizzes a little in Sydney and surrounds. Click through for full wrap… Photo: Joli.

17 Jan 2011
East Coast Jan 8 – 13, 2011. Floods And Cyclone Froth.

East Coast Jan 8 – 13, 2011. Floods And Cyclone Froth.

La Nina Wreaks Havoc. Qld And Northern NSW Count The Cost Of The Worst Floods Since 1974. Huey Finally Turns The East Coast Wave Tap On. This Weekend He Is Primed To Turn It Up.

14 Jan 2011
December 29 – Jan 3, 2011. All Mainland States Reviewed.

December 29 – Jan 3, 2011. All Mainland States Reviewed.

A nationwide highlights package featuring all Aus mainland states over the hectic Christmas/New year holiday period. Goodbye naughties, hello La Nina. Two Qld vids, plus mental photos from everywhere but NSW.

4 Jan 2011
Dec 24 – 29, SNAFU across Australia.

Dec 24 – 29, SNAFU across Australia.

Snow, Northern Aus Floods, Unbearable Heatwaves, Cyclones And Earth Tremors. A Snapshot Of A Radical Christmas Of Extremes Across Australia.

29 Dec 2010
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