Its groundhog day for Cronulla surfers as the onshores keep hammering away day after day.
The only bonus is the wind is keeping the swell coming and its sitting around the 4-5ft mark this morning although there are some bluebottles being blown back into the beach.
The banks are hard to see with all the wind,rain and chop going on but on the high tide there are some well defined rips on the beach.
The swell direction has started to swing around to the east and it will then finally turn nor-east as the week goes on.
It was hard to take pictures today-rain squalls, low tide closeouts and waves breaking 300 meters from the beach hasn't helped matters.
Saturday and Sunday morning the winds will be offshore and the swell will be sitting around 6ft -so get out there early because Monday sees the wind swinging to the south and the swell peaking at 10 ft!
Professional World Surf League Qualifying Series surfing resumed yesterday with the opening day of the 2021 Great Lakes Pro pres. by Surfers Rescue 24/7 kicking off in tricky four-foot conditions at Boomerang Beach.
Some of Australia's most promising female surfers shone as across the course of the day, as they fought to earn their way into tomorrow's third round when the men start.
Piper Harrison (Coolangatta, Qld) claimed the first major upset of the event thus far, eliminating 2020 Great Lakes Pro QS champion, Sarah Baum (ZAF) from the competition. Harrison found a handful of diamonds in the rough over the duration of her heat, nailing a mix of carves and snaps to finish with a respectable 11.83 two-wave heat total and eliminate the former champion from the competition.
The elite four-day World Surf League Qualifying Series 1000 rated event is the first of four stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series.
The four-event series will see three QS1000 rated events (Maroubra, Great Lakes and Port Stephens) and one men's and women's QS3000 (Central Coast).
In massive news the World Surf League has confirmed the updated schedule for the Championship Tour Australian leg, announcing the three upcoming events in North Narrabeen , Margaret River (WA), and Rottnest Island (WA).
The WSL also announced the cancellation of the 2021 Corona Open Gold Coast pres. by Billabong and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The WSL will concentrate its Australian CT events in New South Wales and Western Australia, following approvals for pre-approved quarantine bubbles.
The WSL could not achieve these bubbles in Victoria and Queensland in the short amount of time it needed to do so but could in Western Australia, hence the two events in each state given the charter flight of international athletes lands in NSW.
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