As the weather turned sour so did the waves on offer at the Cronulla beaches.
After a little window of clean winds yesterday morning the small 3 ft east swell was battered by a moderate southerly that turned to the east-sou-east overnight.
This easterly airflow will also turn the swell direction to the east and everyday this week the wind will blow and the swell will rise.
This morning the swell has picked up a little but there was hardly a surfer to be seen from Sandshoes to Greenhills.
The forecast shows this swell will peak on Saturday at 8 ft plus but you shouldn't get too excited because there is no where to hide from the devil winds.
The tides are also low every morning which doesn't help things but all we can do is hope for a few clean windows of opportunity.
For the next two months on the world surfing calendar, all eyes are on Australia.
The world's best surfers will rip through four back-to-back events across the continent, starting with the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona from April 1-11
Tyler Wright and John John are fresh off historic wins at Pipeline,and are trying to stay atop the rankings whilst Vans Triple Crown champ Carissa Moore and Australian rookie sensation Jack Robinson try to turn their North Shore momentum into event wins.
With a 35 year history hosting World Champs and local legends, there is no venue more fitting to hold a CT contest then the surf mad city of Newcastle.
Cronulla Boardriders Kash Brown has been crowned the 12 & Under Rip Curl GromSearch National Champion last week at URBNSURF Melbourne in the 20th Year of the prestigious grom event.
2021 is the first time the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final has been run at URBNSURF and showcased an innovative format testing competitors in turn and barrel waves to crown the most well rounded surfers.
This is the second national title for the super competitive Brown in two weeks and he is going to be pretty hard to slow down now he has momentum on his side.
Local surfer Ellie Harrison (Barwon Heads) was dominant across the 16 girls event having spent countless hours in the facility over the last 12 months.
In the final, she consistently scored excellent scoring rides with the exception of her left barrel wave finishing on a heat total of 29.07 (out of a possible 40).
"Im super happy to win the Rip Curl GromSearch at URBNSURF," said Harrison.
"We had perfect waves all day and got to surf with all my friends. It was epic.
"Ive been lucky to spend lots of time here. Its such a fun wave. Competing in the pool is super different to the ocean, there is a lot of pressure on you to make the waves count. "
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