Winds drive a surf frenzy

The Weekend Post - - News -

JACK LAWRIE from down south com­bin­ing with ex-Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Owen was send­ing heavy winds along the coast.

Mr Clark said they ex­pected the wind warn­ing to be in ef­fect un­til Sun­day.

“The on­shore flow is ex­pected to cause light to medium show­ers along the en­tire east coast, Cairns in­cluded,” he said. “There’s still a lot of un­cer­tainty as to where Owen will track, the gen­eral con­sen­sus puts the Far North out­side of its range, but it will still send strong winds and show­ers across the en­tire east coast.”

Mr Rose said southerly winds were ideal for surfers, as they tend to be cooler and bet­ter for waves.

“Be­cause of the chang­ing pat­terns, we’re hop­ing this southerly wind con­tin­ues a lit­tle while longer,” he said.

“Usu­ally the sea­son ends in De­cem­ber and comes back in April.”

AERIAL AC­TION: Ben Farmer kite surf­ing at Yorkeys Knob. Pic­ture: ANNA ROGERS

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