This small run of summer surf in the school holidays looks set to continue on this week with a rare Saturday lunchtime peak of new south swell just to keep us on our toes.
Yesterdays tiny morning waves were hardly worth getting wet for unless you were riding a longboard but the nor-easter did push a little more swell onto the beaches,and todays not much better.
The beach is also a bit sparse of banks with the Alley getting a hammering every day because its the only spot to really surf.
The water is super warm and sitting around the 22 mark so that a bonus.
This morning we have a 2 ft nor -east (60 degree's) swell that will hang around until a light southerly blows through on Friday morning just to confuse us.
This pushes a new south swell into Bate Bay which peaks around lunchtime at 3-5ft-the bad news is this swell starts to drop straight away sitting back around the 2-3ft mark into next week.
In another wave pool development in Hawaii,construction is underway of 'The LineUp', the major attraction to the Wai Kai waterfront recreation and entertainment destination at Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach in West Oahu.
Wai Kai will feature the world's largest deep-water standing surf wave, and access to an adjacent 52-acre recreational lagoon. Wai Kai is anticipated to open in 2022 and is just next to the Honolulu Airport.
The Wai Kai Wave was created in collaboration with Shane Beschen the Red Bull high-performance surf coach, and his young gun surfing son Noah.
Beschen said the surfing will be similar to Oahu's Waimea Bay river wave that flows periodically when the sand bar opens up after heavy rainfall periods - but on steroids.
"Everything from high speed carving turns to sections for attacking the lip or doing airs are all possible here. It creates the perfect on-demand setup."
A portion of the Lagoon waterfront will be restaurants, and areas for pop-up retail, events and recreation centered on fitness and wellness, families, arts and culture, and celebrations for every season- to attract locals and visitors because hawaii's waves aren't good enough already.
Wai Kai is anticipated to open in 2022 and joins the Vegas setup under construction.
The Byron Bay Surf Festival organisers have announced that they have applied to the appropriate Covid authorities to run the 11th year of BBSF in 2021.
The BBSF will be held on Friday to Sunday 26-28th February -the 2021 event will be a somewhat slimmed down event, and they will be holding faithful to their original Mission, as outlined by Founder James McMillan in 2010 .
' To present and maintain the spirit & culture of surfing, as an expression, art and lifestyle'. The regular core program of Surfing, Art, Music, Film & Environmental aspects will be shown at various venues in the unique Byron Bay locale.