Surfing the silly season



FULL of Christmas cheer, holidaying surfers have been served up liberal lashings of south-east wind slop.

This has afforded the opportunity to get wet and catch more than a few waves.

The swell will ease over the weekend with predictions of smaller but surfable conditions throughout next week.

At the close of another year most surfers welcome the possibilities of a 'new' year with the potential for ocean events.

It is with anticipation that we await the arrival of long lines of north swells generated by tropical activity from afar.

Although after a number of years the seasoned surfer learns to recognise, that each wave is a bonus that accompanies the thrill of those formative experiences of 'taking off'.

As this current swell cleans up, the early morning sessions, with the incoming tide and offshore winds, hold the most potential for quality waves.

Surfing however is a funny business and the waves generally turn on and off at a whim.

All the best for the New Year, hoping to be there when they turn on more than when they turn off, cheers.



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