The south swell has finally arrived and is showing signs of possibly being one of the best swells of the whole summer.
With swells like this lighting up an island chain, the only dilemma is deciding where to surf given the direction, the tides, and of course the crowds.
But also taking into account the type of waves on offer at these spots, and if they are worth the trek all the way out there. At least there was no down time in between the winter and spring/summer swells.
It seems as though the southern hemisphere started right where winter left off. There are more swells on the way according to forecasters from Surfline who monitor swell activity way down south near Tasmania and New Zealand. There are big purple blobs developing one after another and that spells good news for surfers further up north.
Since this swell is expected to linger around for a bit, it would be wise to pace yourself during your sessions so that by the time day three comes along and it’s still pumping, you won’t be surfed out and you might just find yourself enjoying perfect waves with just a few people. Stretching and hydration work wonders as well.
We had the first south swell of the season! The swell is still here but this is from the first day of the swell. Kaito Kino, Kylen Yamakawa, and Gen Asano paddled out together to take advantage of this swell. They wanted to avoid crowded Bowls so they picked this spot with only handful of people out. Starting super early in the morning and another session in the afternoon. See how the waves were, enjoy the video!