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    Swell Rising/East Coast

    The swell charts that I look at , Say by next Sunday a 4mtr swell will be here , Been waiting for this to come in towards us , They just generally generate a good size swell for the Boardriders and Photographers

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    ????? Swellnet says flat as a millpond. http://www.swellnet.com.au/reports/coolangatta/daily But, 0ft waves just don't make sense, so maybe 12ft is possible. I'll keep an eye on the updates.

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    Hmmm !! Makes you wonder somtimes Steve , Had a look at Willyweather just now , Dropped back to a still good size of 3.7mtr !!
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    I've checked a few different sites including http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/char...ype=sigWaveHgt
    and none (except willyweather) predict good waves on Sunday. Perhaps the owner has "gone surfing".

    edit - though perhaps there could be some good swell a little North.
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    If all else fails in swell forcast, Go Llive @ Coastalwatch http://www.coastalwatch.com/camera/c...=QLD&t=9:19:18 AM&camName=Snapper

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    It's getting there, Some shots from this morning with the swell increasing , A good 2mtrs, Tell these young guys at Snapper it's small and it even got the world Champ Joel Parkinson out

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    Joel Parkinson today at Snapper Rocks

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    I'm still wondering, William. No reports that I see even get to 2m by Sunday. Lots of people out there, but nothing really good.

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    It's good at Snapper Rocks, The Ocean swell may not be 2mtrs , But the wave face is on the take off , Note #2 , Mind you some people measure the wave from the back of the swell , I measure the size from the front as you paddle up to it

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    That makes a big difference. Swell height is measured when the wave isn't breaking. Good surf, like at present, can break at a lot more that the swell height. 4m is a serious wave and few surfers will dare go out in it. Great for photography though.

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