“Go to Mozambique NOW. It's too small for Skeleton Bay and there's nothing of interest at J-Bay.”
Highlights from two days of waves somewhere on the East Coast. A place that demands maximum commitment from the surfers who run the gauntlet between the shallow rock and the double-sucking face.
After seven years of tenacious competition, South Australia's Dion Atkinson is oh-so-close to realising his ambition. Atkinson sits in 30th position and technically inside the cut-off for next year's WCT. However, there's one more contest on the 'CT calendar - the Pipe Masters - and a reshuffle of lower ranked surfers could see Dion on the wrong side of the ribbon.
Last week the North Shore lit up under a large north-westerly groundswell. Sunset Beach pumped for the World Cup of Surfing while second reef bombs unloaded at Pipe in preparation for the Billabong Pipeline Masters.
So what's in store for the waiting period?
The Green Cathedral Surf Festival Surf Swap Meet is locked in for Saturday 14th December. Part of the Green Cathedral Surf Festival, presented by Wollongong Art Gallery, the surf swap is a chance for keen punters to buy, swap, or just tyre kick a huge selection of pre-1990 sleds.