Winter swell hits Snapper

2 Jun 2011 0 Share

Standout Sessions
June 2, 2011
Video by Craig Halstead
Words John Charlton

The start of Winter heralded a couple of days of smokin' waves on the Gold Coast.

An upper level low pressure system crossed the coast on Tuesday evening and dropped into the lower atmosphere due east of the Gold Coast. During the morning on Wednesday the swell started rising.

There was heavy rain and a weird wind shifts of direction early, but by late morning it had fined up, the wind went around to the south and the swell started rising more out of the east sou east. The afternoon was flawless with a very clean 3-4ft plus of swell, light sou sou westerly winds and all the points were firing.

On Thursday morning the swell had beefed up to 4-5ft with bigger sets and it had a lot of push behind it. Burleigh had some nice ones early on the high tide, it was washing through Currumbin Alley and the Coolangatta points were the pick as the tide dropped during the morning.

Snapper was on fire again with a big team feasting on the ultra clean swell and the surfing was of the highest level with Bede Durbidge , Shaun Gossman , Asher Pacey, Ryan Hipwood and co putting on a show for spectators both in and out of the water.

- JC


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