Cronulla Point was fun and relatively uncrowded on Monday July 1, 2019. – Photo Ben Horvath
The first week of July 2019 delivered some of the cleanest, most enjoyable mid-size waves of the year to date.
The other two highlight swells of the year on the East Coast were the Cyclone Oma swell back in late February, and the May 7 South Tease.
Outside of the two above mentioned highlight swells, there was a massive, but generally windblown south swell that arrived right on cue during the first week of winter in June.
Besides those swell events, it hasn’t really been a very memorable year in terms of the frequency of sizeable standout swells on the East Coast of Australia.
This set up south of Sydney on Tuesday July 2 was quite inviting. Photo Steven Dewey.
The early July 19 swell shared many characteristics of the epic July 2001 E swell event, the year a youngish Mick Fanning drew powerful, mature lines at flawless 10ft Lennox Point.
Whilst the early July 19 swell never reached the same size as the infamous July 01 swell, it definetely shared some memorable characteristics. That is, both swells were E by ENE in Sydney and the winds were similarly favourable from the Western quadrant in Sydney and surrounds on Monday and Tuesday July 1 and 2, and from the favourable southern quadrant in northern NSW and SE Qld.
@TajPrassad shacked at Snapper. Photo @shaynenienaber
Greenmount with Snapper in the background first week of July 19. Photo @seanscottphotography
Burleigh barrelling first week of July 19. @seanscottphotography
“Underneath the colours.” – INXS. Greenmount looking spectacular first week of July.@seanscottphotography
@korbinhutchings deep at Snapper. Photo @shaynenienaber
Cronulla’s Kip Caddy slotted at Solander from Tim Bonny’thon’s FB page.
Further South in Sydney and surrounds the swell was in the 4-6ft range from the ENE with accompanying W winds. Unfortunately later that week the wind shifted south, there were still waves, but the quality just wasn’t the same.
Anyway, enjoy Tim Bonython’s Solander clips and a brief selection of my day trip line ups till the next one.
South of Sydney on Tuesday July 2. – Photo Ben Horvath.
Fun and relatively uncrowded options. – Photo Ben Horvath.
Clean and rippable Tues July 2. – Photo Dewey.
There were lefts everywhere you looked on Tuesday arvo. – Photo Ben Horvath