Big blow brings swell

This mornings gale force blow is due to push the swell from literally 1 to 10 ft in the space of a few hours.

After four days of classic small winter conditions where the banks lined up and the wind blew offshore its all changed now with this SSW change doing some damage.

It was small and offshore earlier this morning but you could see the front coming on the ocean surface and its now blowing strong south and the swell lines are building.

The good news is that its short lived with Thursday morning due to see a great day of 4-6 ft south swell with good winds until midday when it turns nor west then nor east.

Friday morning still looks good early before these waves totally disappears leaving Saturday with a 1-2 ft east nor east swell.

Surfers can except another change on Monday to kick start the new week.

Anyway we will soon have something interesting to watch and with a promising forecast, surfing's Olympic debut is just days away with forty surfers, 20 men and 20 women, from around the world representing their countries and competing for Olympic gold.

Cronulla Boardriders clubs cant hold any events until July 31-but everyone can still surf.Picture John Veage

Cronulla Boardriders clubs cant hold any events until July 31-but everyone can still surf.Picture John Veage

The NSW Government has announced the extension of restrictions across NSW until 11:59 pm Friday July 30.

Given the ongoing cases of community transmission and following updated health advice, the current restrictions will remain in place until this time at least.

The same restrictions that are currently in place across both Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour, and regional NSW will remain in place until this time.

In Sydney no surfing competitions or club rounds can be held until at least the 31st of July as the NSW Government has stated residents of Greater Sydney must stay at home unless it is for essential reasons. There can be no community sport (whether training or a comp) in Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour.

Julian Wilson pulls in and pulls out.Picture Cestari/WSL

Julian Wilson pulls in and pulls out.Picture Cestari/WSL

Julian Wilson, long-standing Championship Tour competitor and World Title contender, has announced he will be taking an indefinite break from professional surfing.

Wilson's decision to take a step back from competing comes from his desire to be with his family, combined with the inability to travel internationally with them for the foreseeable future.

He will compete at the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic Games, and has withdrawn from the remainder of the 2021 CT season.

"I would like to take this time to let you all know I'm taking a break indefinitely from the WSL world tour for my own well-being and that of my family," said Wilson.

"By no means am I calling it a retirement from professional surfing and the decision I have made is in line with what I value most in my life and that is my family.

"The inability to travel internationally with them now and for the foreseeable future is enough for me to take a step back and be there for my wife and children."