Watch: Gissy gets a walloping
"To be clear: they’re going to consolidate very well at some point, and New Zealand is gonna cop a hiding as a series of large NE and E’ly swells make landfall."
That's Swellnet forecaster Ben Matson describing a series of tropical lows that danced around the ocean north of New Zealand over the weekend. The quote appeared in Ben's East Coast forecast notes, with Ben deducing that NZ would cop a hiding, but Australia's East Coast, which lies in the swell shadow of NZ, wouldn't.
And so it came to pass...
So here then is a taste of what we would've received had the simple matter of tectonic drift progressed differently all those years ago.
Footage courtesy of the Gissy Herald.