Manly surfer and occasional Swellnet contributor, Mick Freeman, has spent the past few weeks traipsing around the dark continent, or at least its lower coastal periphery.
After the worst May in many years, June and July are cracking along nicely and the normal summer swells are arriving on cue.
More great sequences from last Thursday's east swell at Cape Solander. This time around it's Bones Dwyer, Sam Mac, and Spud.
From a solid east swell in the city to a bluebird day in the Alps, Craig Brokensha scored the best of both worlds.
Six feet of E/SE swell had the reef draining for a coterie of rock jockeys including Mark Mathews, born again slab hunter Jughead Allport, and another fella who went missing a few years, the Gold Coast's Clint Kimmins.
“I was rattled from the first exchange,” said Kelly Slater. “From Matt’s first wave it seemed like he was totally in sync. Every set he seemed to have the better waves."
"We had a big swell roll through and took the punt on chasing something very different. All I can say is, it was mind blowing."