The swell was even bigger today, and there was more rain and more wind. It was a battle to find a gap in the rain to take some shots. Pro surfer’s came down from the Gold Coast, boards got snapped and lots of people got gnarly barrels. It was on and it wasn’t for the faint of heart.
Archive for February, 2013
The rain came but so did the waves, like waiting for a set the rain squalls came in sporadic bursts. There were heaving barrels the length of main-beach, the wreck was firing and the crowds were mellow with enough pits for everybody.
There was a spooky grey haze that hung all the way to the lighthouse. We checked the Pass but the wind was into it, there was only a handful of die-hards out there battling the white horses.
We then jumped in the car and headed North to see what was happening at Coolangatta. The Quiky Pro will be rolling into town soon and with scaffolding in the background Kirra was on fire. Heaving barrels were throwing over from Green-Mount and the way beyond the groin.
Last weekend was wild, we nearly got blown off the map. Then 48 hours later we were left with sunshine, broken branches and lots of waves.
Main beach was smoking most of the week. My arms were too tired to squeeze off many frames, sorry.
Then today Broken Head started to calm down. The sets were solid and the faces fat and fast. It took lots of paddling and even more patience. A few crew got some gems but most were left bobbing in the white wash.