Watch: Cape Solander during east swell from Uesi
Late last Friday, when the swell from TC Uesi muscled up along the Sydney and Illawarra coastlines, it became clear that the next day would be a special one. The swell had arrived, there'd be no mysterious absence, and the wind was predicted to come to the party - very light and from the south-west.
For some surfers, the final piece of the jigsaw was the early morning low tide, and from there the GPS was set for Cape Solander.
By dawn the swell had swung almost dead east and first light revealed excellent waves at any reef favouring that angle. Yet for some reason, Solander wasn't quite living up to the hype. Yeah, it was good, and of course it was heavy, but from the feedback Swellnet received it wasn't quite what they were expecting. A bit too slow, a bit too wobbly.
Still, it makes for good viewing.