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Surfers having a swell time

SO the run of fun with the low pressure systems continues.

Sure, it's been raining on and off but that's a good thing - we seriously needed it to avoid another dry, fiery spring.

The big news has been the swell.

It's varied a lot in size and intensity as it waxes and wanes from short-period and lumpy to mid-period and a little cleaner.

But all in all it's just kept on coming thanks to the surface low that hugged the coast last weekend and spun up towards being a classic style ECL.

End result, east to south-east swell and plenty of it.

The flip side of all this is that being short-period swell it has an agitating effect on our banks.

The sand has definitely begun to move again.

We had great banks before this all started and some of them have been holding up quite well.

But how it will all look when this is all over remains a mystery.

For the less-experienced surfers out there, remember that conditions like this are pretty dangerous even for those who know what they're doing. So if in doubt, stay out.



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