6-8ft @ 17s SSE | Fresh Offshore (W)

G'day. Everything came together for day 1 of Surfest Newcastle Pro QS 5000 at Merewether beach. An unexpected solid swell, a perfect clear morning and more barrels than you can count.

Im back in Sydney now, and it's taken a turn for the worse with lots of rain on the way and onshore winds most of the week. The Sydney Pro QS 10,000 is less than a week away now, so fingers crossed we get a bit of swell just in time for that. In the meantime, here's a few shots from yesterday. Have a good one. -tbow