Sorry boss, sick today...
SURF'S up and just about everybody knows about it.
The famous southern Gold Coast points of Snapper Rocks and Greenmount are "going off" and proved to be magnets for surfers as hundreds converged on the breaks to make the most of the near- perfect conditions.
The waves were almost as congested as the car parks. there may have been a few "sickies" phoned in as 20-25-knot south-east generated seas up to 2.2m on a 2.5m swell caused by a strong high in the southern Tasman Sea which is slowly heading west.
Coupled with a trough off the east coast, weather conditions are expected to be unsettled leading into tomorrow and Saturday, but that won't bother the legions of surfers that are expected to build with the start of the NSW holidays this weekend. surf conditions are expected to stay around into next week.
For businesses along the southern Gold Coast, the swells have proved to be an added bonus, especially with eateries cashing in on famished surfers.
For locals, the conditions are proving to be a curse on the roads, especially around the points where visitors are slowing to catch a glimpse of what have been described as the longest waves in the world.
With so many people in the water over the weekend, rescue services and lifeguards are gearing up for a hectic time.