Cy­clone mad­ness

New Zealand Surfing - - 2011 ELEVEN -

By the time the first month of the year passed we had al­ready seen some of our best waves ever pro­duced by a cy­clone when the East Coast of both is­lands was sent pump­ing swells for days on

end. We made a song and dance about it such was the mag­ni­tude of the event, yet by the time the sea­son ended and the cold water moved in, our shores had been graced by six dif­fer­ent Cy­clones or trop­i­cal lows. With Wilma, Atu and Bune de­liv­er­ing ses­sions at many breaks that will be talked of for life­times.

PHOTO: CORY.

CY­CLONE SWELLS BREATHED LIFE INTO MANY COASTAL CRAN­NIES THAT USU­ALLY NEVER SEE WAVES. JOS KEN­NINGS ON THE SPOT AND IN THE HOLE.

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