Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Little to Make Waves about; Aim for the Early Morning Beachies When the Offshore Blows

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Little to Make Waves about; Aim for the Early Morning Beachies When the Offshore Blows

Article excerpt

SO HERE we have it folks - at the last weekend of the school holidays, and then it's back to school.

Now it hasn't exactly been a screamer of a break this time around.

It's been cold, grey, raining, and really not that inspiring at all. Well, not to us oldies.

Of course that means nothing to the Groms, they'll pretty much surf anything in front of them.

Doesn't matter rain, hail or shine, they just want to get wet and pull a few lines.

So is it good news? Is Huey going to get generous and send a few waves for the last few days?

Well, it's not fabulous news but it's not bad either.

What we have right now is a complex high pressure system in the Tasman that's blocking any southern lows from entering our region.

Normally this could mean flat. But there is a leftover south-east swell from a low that moved through earlier in the week.

This swell is being fed by the light south-east fetch from the highs. So even though the low has moved on, it's taking longer than usual for the swell to fade. …

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