Andy (above) taking a stroll, while Jy (top right) gives it drive. Surfers (above right) made the most of that east swell while it lasted.
Andy (above) taking a stroll, while Jy (top right) gives it drive. Surfers (above right) made the most of that east swell while it lasted.

No crowds, no sharks and good waves .... April Fool’s!

OKAY, the banks have miraculously healed themselves and, despite the holidays, the crowds have vanished.

The sharks have left the region en masse, never to return, and the swell is rising with long clean lines and offshore winds.

Yes folks, for the first day of April, things are looking insanely good.

I'm guessing that round about now, today's date has come into focus.

Now back in reality, things are a little different.

We're bang smack in the middle of the Queensland school holidays.

Plus the sand that got trashed by Winston is still on the move. Granted, it's showing signs of promise for the future, but it's not there yet, and it's got a long way to go before we see any really good banks.

To add to this mix, apart from early tomorrow morning.

We're likely to have onshore winds for most of the weekend, and a rapidly abating swell.

Be that as it may, let's see if we can't find some news in the charts that's at least worth getting down there and getting wet for, even if it's only for a quick one.

Saturday seems to be the pick.

If we're lucky the wind could swing direct west around dawn and then move its way back around the compass to north by about midday.

With an abating south swell this could provide an opportunity to hit a few of the southern facing swell magnets for a few early morning peaks.

Unfortunately Sunday will see less south swell and southerly winds - not really a good combination.

There is hope in the future from a potential tropical low in the south-western Pacific that could begin to feed us a new easterly swell from Monday afternoon onwards.

However at the moment, the chances of this system forming are still a little sketchy, so we'll have to wait and see.

Stay safe, wait your turn and surf today like you want surf again tomorrow.



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