Swellnet Analysis

Super Typhoon Francisco

Craig Brokensha

While Australian surfers wait for their cyclone season to begin, the Western Pacific basin has been very active. The latest storm to impact the region is Super Typhoon Francisco and it's expected to push across the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan today.

Ed Sloane
Wave of the Day: Hollow plumes of the southern states
The Depth Test

The Cab Sav by Joistik Surfboards

Stu Nettle

Summer's coming and mushburgers are on the menu. The waves, however, aren't the only thing taking a culinary bent. At this time of year do the short and squat grovellers with gourmet names hit the market: The Taco, the Dumpling, the Chop Suey etc.

Dominic Dixon
Wave of the Day: Glittering shadows on the Northern Beaches
Swellnet Dispatch

An outstanding welcome!

Stu Nettle

Welcome to Swellnet's new website. This is the third website we've built in our twelve years of existence and it's the one that nearly killed us.

Talking Heads

Matt Warshaw: "I'm a fuckin' curator!"

Stu Nettle

Matt Warshaw has written a number of big books and he's just finished building an awfully big website - The Encyclopedia of Surfing online. In the EOS, Warshaw applied his prodigious surfing knowledge to a browsable online repository, and in so doing he's become a curator of sorts. Or, as he puts it, "a fuckin' curator!"

Swellnet Analysis

Understanding our new forecasting system

Craig Brokensha

The new Swellnet website contains a brand new forecasting system which we've been developing over many years. As a result we are changing the way we deliver forecasting information to you.

Destination Unknown

It's been a while since Matt Mackay has taken any surf photos. These days he's captivated by more sublime images: raw nature, landscapes, that kinda thing. And that was what Matt was chasing early on Sunday morning.

Matt Mackay
Wave of the Day: Weekend bombs in Victoria
Steven Arklay
Wave of the Day: A sublime afternoon A-frame