Highlights of the 2020 Gold Coast Winter

Ben Matson
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On a seasonal basis, surfers can usually anticipate how the broad surf regime might play out for the coming months. Though, sometimes it doesn't always follow the script: this Victorian winter, for starters, has seen an extended run of unusually small, average surf.

Winter on the Gold Coast is usually a time to gear-down, as retreating trades slows the supply of short range easterly swells - its bread-and-butter swell source through summer and autum - placing a higher emphasis on significant groundswell events. But, as we've detailed in several articles (here, herehere and here), the synoptic charts have been well and truly active across the Tasman Sea this winter, and the Gold Coast has delivered some outstanding surf days. 

Craig Halstead has complied this highlights clip for your viewing pleasure.

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D-Rex commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 9:12am

Any clues as to where these waves can be found?

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redclement. commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 9:34am

I have been looking for my highlight reels in the akashic records. They seem to be miss filed.

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Remigogo commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 12:53pm

Right click...

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udo commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 12:13pm

1.54 - theres some foam in that fun board

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dazzler commented Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 at 2:59pm

Thats Sammy Yoon from Flying Soul surfboards. Good surfer, great shaper, & absolute top bloke.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 1:22pm

Yes. Great to see Sam in the mix on another Gold Coast highlights vid. He deserves representation as a true stand-out, cultural icon and all-round awesome dude!

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 31 Aug 2020 at 1:24pm

Barrel and style at 0:20 is my pick of the lot.

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mino commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 12:07pm

Ahhhhh bloody shame we don't have any surf photographer who will swim in the open beaches. Saw a lot more better and ballsier surfing in the open beaches away from the shit fights of the stinking point surfing.

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pancakecollaroy commented Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 4:13pm

last wave is nuts!