Cracking waves for Cronulla beaches

We've had almost perfect surf conditions for the start of the surfing week in Cronulla with a surprise kick in the swell giving us a 4-5 ft south swell with good offshores winds until mid morning every day.

Monday mornings 2-3 ft waves soon turned into a good 3-4 ft swell with bigger sets-and yesterday it got bigger with a longer periods with 4-5 ft sets rolling through Wanda.

The winds also stayed offshore until mid-morning which gave surfers time to see both sides of the super moon high tide.

This morning the swell is still good and has swung a little to help spread the love up and down the beach-its still bigger at Wanda but its closing out a bit on the lower tides.

The forecast ahead shows that this south swell will start to drop and sit around the 2-3 ft mark into the weekend when it drops back on Saturday and swings to the nor-east eventually picking up on Monday back to 3-4 ft with offshores all next week.

The 2021 Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will call Wollongong home this July. One key location for the event is Sandon Point :Picture Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

The 2021 Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will call Wollongong home this July. One key location for the event is Sandon Point :Picture Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW

The 2021 Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles pres. by Ocean and Earth will call Wollongong home this July.

The event will see 300 of NSW's best junior surfers competing for a coveted state title when the event kicks off from the 14 - 21 July 2021 on the Illawarra beaches.

Unlike previous years, where all qualifiers were determined by eight individual regional titles, the 2021 event will invite all junior competitors to enter in their respective age divisions-which shows that competitive numbers are dropping.

However, any surfers who have qualified at their respective regionals will hold down positions in the higher seeded round of the event.

Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden thanked the Coffs Harbour region for hosting the event for the last three years and looks forward to seeing the event shift south of Sydney in 2021.

"The Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles is one of the blue-ribbon events on the Surfing NSW calendar and we can't wait to see it land in the Illawarra region for 2021.

The last two days of the event will comprise of the NSW School Surfing Titles. 2021 will be the eleventh year Surfing NSW will combine the NSW School Surfing Titles into the event. The event will be fully mobile in the Illawarra area with Thirroul, Woonona, Bellambi, Wollongong, Bulli and Stanwell Park and Sandon Point all venue options.

Gold barrels:Barra de La Cruz, in Mexico 2006 :Picture WSL / Rowland

Gold barrels:Barra de La Cruz, in Mexico 2006 :Picture WSL / Rowland

The World Surf League has announced the updated calendar for the remaining 2021 Championship Tour leading into the Rip Curl WSL Finals in September.

All the competitors at the moment have just landed in WA after a flight with 180 surfboard bags jammed in the hold-what could have possibly gone wrong.

The rest of the tour includes a stop in Mexico for the first time in 15 years and the women surfing Teahupo'o for the first time since 2006.

Following the fourth and final event of the current Australian leg in WA, the CT will continue as follows*:

  • Jeep Surf Ranch Pro: California, USAJune 25 - 27, 2021
  • Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver: Barra de La Cruz, MexicoJuly 5 - 15, 2021
  • Oi Rio Pro presented by Corona: Saquarema, BrazilAugust 11 - 16, 2021
  • Outerknown Tahiti Pro: Teahupo'o, TahitiAugust 22 - September 1, 2021
  • Rip Curl WSL Finals: Lower Trestles, California, USASeptember 8 - 17, 2021