Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Nothing to Get Excited about; Best Thing to Say Is That Conditions Will Be Better Than Last Weekend

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Nothing to Get Excited about; Best Thing to Say Is That Conditions Will Be Better Than Last Weekend

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OK LET'S cut to the chase, we're all just a little wave hungry, and with pretty good reason too. The last three weekends in a row have been pretty lame for surf to say the least. There is no real point in recapping how it's been, we all know it's been small and windy and a no-show for swell.

The good news is that this weekend is looking a little more promising, well promising in relation to how it's been of late.

Granted it won't be huge or even particularly perfect as the winds will swing back to the north-east yet again. But there is most likely going to be some residual long-period south swell lingering in our region. It won't be huge as it peaked in size yesterday afternoon. But it will still be making its presence felt in the background come tomorrow morning.

This swell will be backing off fairly quickly to about the metre mark or less. Yet being long period, or in other words nice and thick, there should be a little bit of workable punch to the waves on the open beaches while it lasts. …

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