Yay long weekend…everyone likes a long weekend. Everyone likes a long weekend even better when there are waves and the weather is decent. The swell was nothing out of the ordinary – neither flat nor massive – we just had three days of fun waves….two to three foot and fairly consistent. It’s funny how you get used to better conditions. In summer you would kill for swells like this and I would be super stoked about a good run of 2-3 foot waves. Don’t get me wrong I’m still stoked but you kind of get used to having waves all the time.
This winter has been particularly good to us so far. As I said, plenty of swells to date. I think the last flat spell was three weeks ago (and I did not even notice it because I was in Austria). We’ve got mid June and the water is still warm. Depending on who you talk to it’s 22 or 18 only….My guess is around 20.
There were a few chilly mornings but generally, the weather has been quite nice too. It’s not bad if you can still run around in shorts and thongs in the middle of winter.
And the best of all something, that rarely happens…Bondi has been blessed with good banks. Just as the amazing right in front of the lifeguard tower is on it’s last legs, the left in the South Corner has come to life again. I had such a ball on the left today. Having said that, once more I realised people are just mad. The South Corner was freaking busy.
There were some bigger sets and it was a bit smaller on the inside but more consistent. So I was catching waves on the inside, which was heaps of fun to start with. It was not so much fun when the bigger sets came through and all those people patiently waiting for those bigger sets turned into animals. They were all just gunning for it. Not right, not left…just full steam ahead. All you could do is duck dive for your life or apply the surfer’s war cry … oiiiiiiiiiiii….crazy peeps….Not that I’m complaining or anything….as I said better be happy about the great run we are having and not get too cranky about one busy surf.
Oh ye and before I forget thanks Queen for your birthday and that reverse birthday present… we love those public holidays.
The good run of swell seems to continue. Tuesday looks a bit small on the charts at the moment but we might be in for another pulse by the end of the week. I think surf forecasters are still trying to decide if it’s only a 3ft one or a massive one.
Enjoy your short week