After one of the best early winters for waves in living memory the ocean has finally had enough, leaving us with a small south swell to attend to our Covid exercises.
Its been sitting around the 2 ft mark all week and the forecast does not see this change in the foreseeable future.
This morning its as small as it can get with no real waves to talk about-there was about 30 surfers trying their best at the Wall bank but its novelty value only.
The swell has been really south with long periods so there has been some sets breaking at Wanda and Greenhills that sit around waist-shoulder high occasionally which are worth the wait.
On a good note,this small swell will also be good for the banks, with the offshores slowly cleaning up the channels and hopefully establishing some rips.
North Cronulla has no swell and no banks-so it needs all the help it can get.
I took todays pics yesterday at Wanda where if you were patient there was the odd good wave on a couple of defined banks-under ideal conditions even if it was pretty competitive..
In not surprising news a Brazilian has gone on to become the first-ever surfing Olympic gold medalist with Aussie Owen Wright taking home the bronze.
And one of the greatest athletes in the game, four-time World Champion Carissa Moore has also made history, claiming Gold in a matchup against South Africa's Bianca Buitendag.
The men's Gold Medal win caps off a fairytale ascendancy for Italo Ferreira who broke his board on his first wave, while for Moore, this honor secures her place as one of the best athletes surfing has ever seen.
Favorite Gabriel Medina found himself in the Bronze Medal Heat after a 0.24 defeat to Igarashi in the Semifinals .
Owen Wright also faced a tight battle in the Semis, defeated by Ferreira by just 0.7 points in a match-up that went right to the final seconds, after the Australian lost priority due to a mishap with a wash-through set which the judges deemed he'd attempted to ride.
But Wright managed to secure a Bronze Medal in the heat against Medina for Australia, earning a place a history as the first-ever Olympic surfing medalist.