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Stu Nettle

Photos from Tropical Cyclone Lusi

OK, yeah, it's been pumping on the East Coast. The forerunners from Tropical Cyclone Lusi made landfall in Queensland Saturday afternoon. The points at Noosa jumped in size, but more tellingly they jumped in period. As dark fell the waves were thick, well-spaced, and incredibly long-lined. The anticipation was heavy for Sunday.

Daybreak saw cyclone swell from Noosa to the NSW South Coast. Unfortunately for those north of the Mid North Coast the winds played havoc. South of there it was champagne conditions from first light till last. Here's the photographic proof.

If you've got photos from the day send them through to stuart@swellnet.com.au. If we run them here we'll send you a Swellnet leggy in the post. Check back here as we add more photos.

Updated 11:30 am Tuesday with more to come shortly. Latest photos first.

NSW South Coast on Monday. Photo Tobias Leago.
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Yeppoon (central QLD coast) on Sunday. Photo by Jeff Grasby.
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Sydney Northern Beaches on Sunday. Photos by John Hollinghshead.
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Shannon Manning, Sydney's Northern Beaches on Sunday.img_5150.jpg

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More from Sydney's Northern Beaches on Sunday. Photos Josh Couriel.
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Manly on Sunday. Photos Anderson Kbca.
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Manly on Monday. Photos Anderson Kbca.
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Chris Lovell, last light on Sunday in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
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17-year old Sam Jones paying the piper at Queenscliff Bommie. Sequence Hayden Jones.
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Northern Beaches on dark last night. Photos Simon Hayward.058a8891.jpg

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First Point Noosa as the cyclone swell hit on Saturday. Photo Craig Brokensha.img_3948_edited-1.jpg

Fairy Bower midday on Sunday. Sniper shot from Emanuel Brentano.image.jpeg

Northern Beaches, Sydney, this morning. Photos Ben Matson.ben-matson-northy-1.jpg

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Sunshine Coast open beaches on Saturday. Photos Ben Osborne.sunshine-16.jpg

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Sunshine Coast south end. Photos Tim Buitenhuis.kings3.jpg

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NSW South Coast yesterday. Photo Jason Crilly.1911660_818256994869297_1618463721_n.jpg

Sydney Northern Beaches last night and this morning. Photos Craig Brokensha.
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Comments

ACB__'s picture
ACB__ commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 11:39am

Nuts.

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madjibes commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 12:04pm

Manly was huge last nite...any photos of The Bombie i wonder???

Luka Kerr's picture
Luka Kerr commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 5:07pm

Ive got one up on my Facebook Page at the moment, but more are likely to come! Check it out

www.facebook.com/LukaKerrPhoto

thermalben's picture
thermalben commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 12:08pm

The photos are continuing to filter through.. we'll have another image update this afternoon.

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evosurfer commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 2:04pm

Cronulla was all time rubbish.Such a disappointing anti climax let down.Bummer
Bring on the south swells

IF im not surfing im racing

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stunet commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 2:12pm

Yeah, I love Cronulla but it doesn't agree with east swells. Shoulda driven a short way south...

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Luka Kerr commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 4:41pm

If anyone would like to see some shots from yesterday of the Queenscliff Bombie, Ive got one up on my Facebook Page at the moment, but more are likely to come! Check it out

www.facebook.com/LukaKerrPhoto

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stunet commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 5:11pm

Compare the synoptic from TC Lusi to the July 2001 swell. Bit hard to make proper assessment from synoptics but it's enough to highlight just where East Coast surfers want lows to form, deepen, and then perferably stall. If our swell window has a sweet spot then it's somewhere above the North Island of NZ.

July 2001:
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Tropical Cyclone Lusi - 14/03/2014

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Tim Bonython commented Monday, 17 Mar 2014 at 5:32pm

Solander was shit last night!! hahaha

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stunet commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 9:04am

Two missions, two hits. Keep this up and you're gonna have a hard time editing down for this year's ASMF.

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fitzroy-21 commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 10:31am

Nice cleanup set at Nth Av & good to see the Narra stretch with half decent banks. Shit, even Collaroy had some size! Great footage guys, keep it up. Even makes me a little home sick.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 10:50am

Hey Fitz, I'm just about to put up a photo from Yeppoon. Bit closer to your new home.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 11:57am

wow, at the guy styling in that backlit no hands backside barrel.

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fitzroy-21 commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 1:12pm

Geez, they got a bit of size up there. Kept them away from straying down my neck of the woods.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 at 3:07pm

That backhand pit is an epic photo

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bobhawke commented Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 at 12:32am

Pumping Nth Av!
Epic Joey!
No amount of smoking North point, pumping cobbs ,or lined up lefties could ever come close!
Warm water, boardies and a solid east swell.
I miss you Sydney.

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