Silky smooth faces

Stirling Times - - Sport - Neil Atkin­son, The Surf Board­room

SWELL track­ers had fore­cast 10 days out for a cy­clonic su­per swell to hit the Perth coast­line last week­end.

I for one was less op­ti­mistic con­sid­er­ing the mis­er­able lack of waves we en­dured this sum­mer.

Nonethe­less, we stayed glued to our screens watch­ing the pur­ple swell mon­ster slowly fade to orange with each pass­ing day.

As we got closer to the so-called su­per swell week­end, hopes were fad­ing fast and we looked des­tined to be hoaxed again; but wait, what was that – a cou­ple of swell lines rolled into Scar­bor­ough Beach at last light on Satur­day night. Could this be it?

Sun­day, March 25, will be re­mem­bered as an epic day for all surfers in Perth.

Apart from the swell, we will re­mem­ber the silky smooth wave faces and the gen­tle offshore breeze that ca­ressed the ocean all day.

As for my­self, two surfs on Sun­day dou­bled my quota for the year.

Pic­ture: Mike Maxted

The ‘su­per swell’ at Scar­bor­ough on March 25.

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