The June Super Swell In Pictures & Video, Part III

10 Jun 2016 3 Share

COASTALWATCH | Swell Diary

Words by Sally Mac.

Well, here we are, on Friday. It's certainly been the biggest week of surf that this humble editor has worked through with the next most memorable being in 2001 when I was in year 11. I spent the week hiding under an umbrella on Sunday with photographers, I watched the biggest, chunkiest and most indescribably death-defying surf comps of all time on Monday and Tuesday at Red Bull Cape Fear (waves and wipe-outs I still can't find words to describe). All this while being inundated with over one thousand photos from our talented and wave hungry Coastalwatch community. 

*Apologies if you have not had a reply, as yet! All contributions have been overwhelmingly appreciated. 

The waves were perfect in places and disturbing in others. Offshore, hollow and mesmerising. Outer reefs that rarely break were local spectacles, twelve-foot beachies caused chaos and took away whole beaches sand (houses, fences and pools) out to sea, slabs that resembled their own life-forms. 

For two days only the fittest, most-game and experienced surfers had their dream of surfing their home breaks on their own. 

And the waves continued. (Check out the WEEKEND SURF FORECAST)

Wednesday and Thursday the swell began to ease, the crowds found their feet and we began to reflect on what a truly magical week it was. This is the Coastalwatch Community Gallery Part III. I hop you enjoyed the ride as much as me as a tireless photographer, videographer, spectator or surfer, this was a week that will be remembered. Hopefully not so long between drinks thanks Huey! 

SEE ALSO: Spectacular Sunday 5th June In Pictures & Magnificent Monday 6th June In Pictures


THE GALLERY & VIDEOS

SOUTH SYDNEY, Video by LTO Films

TUESDAY TUBES WITH TOM CARROLL, BARTON LYNCH & DAMIEN HARDMAN, Video by Daniel Starling 

SHADOWS, NORTH NARRABEEN, Video by Angus Kennedy 

EAST COAST LOW, Video by Tom Healy
Featuring Craig Anderson, Dean Bowen, Sean Mawson, Ryan Sewell, Ben Player, Shane Ackerman, Ivan Pulic 

SYDNEY STORMS AT FAIRY BOWER, Video by Joseph Pole

TOM CARROLL AT BIG AVALON, Video by Steve Maxwell

OCEANIC FURY, AVALON, Video by Rob Johnson 

PUMPING DIXON PARK, Video by Beau Pilgrim

AUSTRALIAN WINTER EAST COAST LOW, NORTHERN NSW, Video by Alex Sharkey

BYRON BAY IN JUNE, Video by Flamingo Amigos


THE PHOTOS

NSW to Queensland, South to North

NSW South Coast, Photo by Dan

NSW South Coast, Photo by Dan

Shellharbour, Photo by Callum Collings

Shellharbour, Photo by Callum Collings

Wollongong, Photo by Jake Lapham

Wollongong, Photo by Jake Lapham

Wollongong, Photo by Jake Lapham

Wollongong, Photo by Jake Lapham

James Heathwood at Coogee, Photo by Fernando Durango

James Heathwood at Coogee, Photo by Fernando Durango

Coogee, Photo byPadraig Crudden

Coogee, Photo byPadraig Crudden

Maroubra, Photo by Murilo Lima

Maroubra, Photo by Murilo Lima

Red Bull Cape Fear, Photo by Simon Upton

Red Bull Cape Fear, Photo by Simon Upton

Sydney Harbour, Photo by Simon Upton

Sydney Harbour, Photo by Simon Upton

Bronte, Photo by Tony Nolan

Bronte, Photo by Tony Nolan

Sydney, Photo by Haydn Tomlinson

Sydney, Photo by Haydn Tomlinson

Queensie Bombie, Photo by Piers Haskard

Queensie Bombie, Photo by Piers Haskard

North Steyne on Tuesday, Photo by Mark Murray

North Steyne on Tuesday, Photo by Mark Murray

Manly on Tuesday, Photo by Sam Mozaffari

Manly on Tuesday, Photo by Sam Mozaffari

Sydney, Photo by Mark Onorati

Sydney, Photo by Mark Onorati

Narrabeen, Photo by Lachlan James

Narrabeen, Photo by Lachlan James

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Mandy Zieren

Avalon, Photo by Matt Wiseman

Avalon, Photo by Matt Wiseman

Summer Bay, Photo by Tessa Hoult

Summer Bay, Photo by Tessa Hoult

Central Coast, Photo by Ben

Central Coast, Photo by Ben

NSW Central Coast, Photo by Matthew Ghazawy

NSW Central Coast, Photo by Matthew Ghazawy

Avoca, Photo by Fletcher Rose

Avoca, Photo by Fletcher Rose

Newcastle, Photo by Greg Mayers

Newcastle, Photo by Greg Mayers

Newcastle, Photo by Oliver Steele

Newcastle, Photo by Oliver Steele

Newcastle on Tuesday, Photo by Lachie Goldsworthy

Newcastle on Tuesday, Photo by Lachie Goldsworthy

Newcastle on Tuesday, Photo by Lachie Goldsworthy

Newcastle on Tuesday, Photo by Lachie Goldsworthy

NSW Mid North Coast, Photo by Ben McGrath

NSW Mid North Coast, Photo by Ben McGrath

Lennox Head, Photo by Andy Taylor

Lennox Head, Photo by Andy Taylor

Wispy charging in Byron, Photo by Lockie Marley

Wispy charging in Byron, Photo by Lockie Marley

Byron Bay, Photo by Geoffrey Knapp

Byron Bay, Photo by Geoffrey Knapp

Hastings Point NSW, Photo by Scott Payne

Hastings Point NSW, Photo by Scott Payne

Hastings Point NSW, Photo by Scott Payne

Hastings Point NSW, Photo by Scott Payne

Tweed Heads, Photo by Luke Palmer

Tweed Heads, Photo by Luke Palmer

Burleigh, Jess Van Woerden

Burleigh, Jess Van Woerden

Burleigh, Photo by Cory Roberts

Burleigh, Photo by Cory Roberts

Gold Coast, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

Gold Coast, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

The Gold Coast, Photo by Cory Roberts

The Gold Coast, Photo by Cory Roberts

The Gold Coat, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

The Gold Coat, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

The Gold Coast, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

The Gold Coast, Photo by Joel Stafford / Liquid Boulevard

Burleigh, Photo by Jess Van Woerden

Burleigh, Photo by Jess Van Woerden

Surfers Paradise, Photo by Daniel Pasquale

Surfers Paradise, Photo by Daniel Pasquale

Surfers Paradise, Photo by Daniel Pasquale

Surfers Paradise, Photo by Daniel Pasquale

Coolum on Sunday morning, Photo by Dan Haywood

Coolum on Sunday morning, Photo by Dan Haywood

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