It was week when another East Coast Low spun away in the Pacific and made a real impression on Cronulla Surfers.
The swell rose real fast on Sunday afternoon with the sou-easter, leaving Monday with a heaving massive east swell-the only spots surfable tucked away in secret protected corners of the Bay.
It backed off pretty fast with North Cronulla Beach surfable by Tuesday,although it did pick up again in the afternoon to be pretty solid ,albeit a bit windy and cross-shore from the sou-west.
I took today's pics on Monday at the most famous storm surf spot and a few yesterday afternoon and this morning at North Cronulla as it dropped-even though it was breaking a long way out the back.
This mornings conditions are ideal with a 4-5ft south swell running with fresh west-sou-west winds until the early afternoon-so you should get out there!
The banks on the beach were just getting good but now there is massive erosion problem from Elouera to the Bend so it may take a little time for new ones to develop after the big seas.
The prediction is for the swell to drop on Thursday to around 3-4 ft with another southerly due early Friday morning,with the wind going offshore at lunch.
This leaves us with some nice waves for the weekend sitting around the 3-5ft mark with light favourable conditions -ideal to get wet,so don't waste this time of the year and go surfing-everyone else is..
After the surfing World Tours have been postponed,Australian surfers will get the opportunity to stoke their competitive flame with Surfing NSW, Surfing Australia and the other state branches running an Australian Open of Surfing Tour in late 2020.
The series which will feature a minimum of seven events will take place September to December and provide professional and aspiring surfers with the opportunity to win prize money and gain momentum going into 2021.
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said the domestic tour is tailored to help foster and nurture Australian talent.
"The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing Tour is the perfect platform for professional and grassroots surfers to come together in Australia to compete in a series of events in decent locations.
"We really hope we can build this series each year into a prestigious title and tour similar to the national series events we used to see in the 80's and 90's." Madden said
The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing Tour will see events in the Sunshine Coast,(19 - 20 September) Gold Coast, (31 October - 1 November) Cronulla ( 8 - 9 November) Kiama(22-23 November) Coffs Harbour (29-30 November) Northern Beaches(13-14 December) and hopefully one in Victoria.
For the Cronulla young surfers, a brand new Woolworths Surfer Grom's Comp Series is set to start with a ten-event series - kicking off in Kiama on September 5th then heading to the Northern Beaches.
Event three is scheduled for Cronulla - Sept 19 - 20, before heading to Coffs Harbour for the next stop .
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer.
Also for the juniors,they are trying to run the world-renowned Rip Curl GromSearch series in three key surfing locations on Australia's East Coast this year.
The 2020 series will include a GromSearch National ranking, allowing surfers to gain points for each result achieved. The top-ranked surfers at the end of the three-event series will qualify for the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final next March.
Their ambitious plan is - Newcastle, Oct 1-4, 2020, then - URBNSURF Wavepool, Melbourne - Oct 9th, 2020 and - Coolum, - Dec 14-17, 2020.Good luck getting into Victoria and surfing in the Wavepool!
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year's Big Wave Awards will honor the best in big wave surfing from the past 12 months by people voting online for their favourites at WSL.com.
This week its the biggest paddle wave award-so get on and have your say.