Surfers stoked as swell returns to our beaches
SURFERS on the Tweed and Gold Coast celebrated when a little south swell created 2-3ft waves yesterday, following one of the most wave starved starts to summer in recent history.
Consistent onshore winds and a complete lack of swell had almost sent some surfers like Joshua Atkins around the bend over the past month or so.
"Yeah it's been pretty bad of late with no decent waves for ages," Mr Atkins said.
After a surf at Duranbah Beach he had a smile on his face and said that all was well with the world again.
"It was fun out there even with the rain and a little bit of wind it was just good to get proper waves after such a long wait," Mr Atkins said.
Even professional surfers from the area took advantage of a swell that would normally be considered very average.
Daily News captured Asher Wales taking to the sky at Duranbah during the same session Mr Atkins was in the water.
Forecasters are predicting similar conditions for the rest of the week and into the weekend, something that will come as a relief for board riders keen to take advantage of any wall of water available.
The Burleigh Single Fin Classic will be held this Saturday and Sunday, always providing some great action.
Current and former professional surfers will mix it with regular Joes at the famous point break.