05 Jun Surf Report with John Veage
Surfing Sutherland Shire surfers made the most of their home advantage by taking out 7 of the 8 age divisions finals at the 2019 Ocean & Earth Sydney Southern Beaches Regional Titles on Sunday.
Held in big waves at the North Cronulla Alley Surfing NSW organisers were lucky to get away with it after massive waves on Saturday saw other contests called off.
Riding high: Cronulla’s Jordy Turansky takes the u18 boys final (main),Kash Brown the u12 boys (left) and Grace Gosby the u12 girls at the the Ocean & Earth Regional Southern Surfing Titles at the Alley. Pictures:John Veage
Cronulla Boardriders 2018 female champ Grace Gosby couldn’t be denied, comprehensively winning her final before clubmate Kash Brown dominated the u12 boys final doubling second positions points and wave count.
In the u14’s it was Cronulla’s Lilly Brown who took the win before Maroubra’s Mateus Bersot first place spoiled the Cronulla party.
In the 16’s it was Elouera’s Jarvis Earle who got us back on track with a close win over Maroubra wizkid Koda Killorn with Sharks Elyse Abrahams taking the girls.
In the u18’s it was Cronulla’s Jordy Turansky who dominated with clubmates Finlay kennedy-Browning and Charlie Chegwidden taking second and third and April Davey winning the girls.
Most finalists are now allocated positions in the upcoming NSW Junior and Crommet State Surfing Titles.
Massive waves rolled through the Cronulla Beaches yesterday. Picture John Veage
Saturday dawned with a fresh 6-8ft south swell smashing our beaches making them almost unrideable although there were some waves surfed at the Point and Shoes.
Sunday and Monday, conditions calmed down with some nice waves to be had on all the beaches and reefs which was then blown out of the water with a massive South swell that blew through yesterday morning leaving the Cronulla sand banks in tatters.
It was 3 ft at 7am and 15ft at 9am that was how fast and violent conditions became as the southerly hammered away.
The forecast shows lots of swell for the next week but with a constant southerly onshore wind flow-today its still windy but only 6-8ft with waves at the point and southern reefs and it will drop to a random 4ft tomorrow with another 6ft spike on Friday and a gradual reduction over the weekend leaving Monday 1-2ft-something for everyone!