Gallery: Christmas in July
The East Coast has been pumping for days straight, with the energy only just starting to tail off today.
Endless sets from the east, groomed by offshore winds, originating from an out of season synoptic setup reminiscent of a mini 'Black Nor'easter'.
We'll go over this unique setup in another article this afternoon, but effectively we saw east-northeast winds extending for days from the Tasman Sea, up into the Coral Sea and over the back of New Zealand. I gave a heads up on this scenario two weeks ago and it's good to see it come off.
For those in lockdown across the greater Sydney region it's been both blessing and a curse with stay at home orders allowing plenty of surf time, but with that comes the crowds.
Patience was the key as well as thinking outside the square a little, though no corner was left unpopulated.
Sunday saw all day offshore winds as the strongest of the swell started to muscle up into the afternoon and evening, with Monday being the standout not just across southern NSW but most of the East Coast with clean groomed sets either side of 6ft.
Below are images taken around lockdown city.