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Queenscliff Point doing a fair cold water Padang impersonation. – Photo Ben Horvath-The Perfect Wave.

Thursday morning June 10, 2014 will be remembered as the one of the better days so far this winter in Sydney and surrounds. It is not often that the wave quality in Sydney rivals the overseas surf experiences we sell at The Perfect Wave, so when it does, most of us in our northern beaches office try to sneak out for a session or two. A super clean, long – period ESE groundswell peaked in the 4-6ft range. Sunshine and offshore Westerly winds rounded out the ideal combination of conditions, producing hollow corners just down the road from TPW, HQ.

Elouerawatu north of Cronulla, July 11, 2014. – Photo Ben Horvath – The Perfect Wave


The weather map producing a steady offshore westerly flow and the lows in the Tasman Sea delivering a combo of E and then SSE swell on Thurs June 10 and Fri June 11, 2014.

The ideal offshore westerly airflow continued on Friday. Whilst Thursday’s  E swell had eased overnight, a fresh round of 3-5ft Sth swell combined with the E remnants to deliver some tasty wedges on most of Sydney’s beach breaks. Whilst the northern beaches were better on Thursday, Cronulla on Sydney’s Southside delivered some reef pipes and some hollow beach breaks on Friday.


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