Pressure Drop Raises Pulses at Kirra

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If the East Coast of Australia is unfamiliar sand under your toes then the phenomenon of an East Coast Low might be too. However we all know that low pressure systems mean surf and it will not be too much of a mental hop to have work out what comes next at Kirra.

Late August saw a robust low pressure system spin up in the relatively short fetch of sea between Australia and New Zealand, producing the kind of swell which fills the dreams of the local wave riding populace a few times each year. "Wow!! Amazing day surfing an amazing wave with some of great mates." Said local boy, Joel Parkinson, recently returned home from getting shot out of the Teahupoo cannon and straight into these Kirra tunnels – which Mick Fanning described as "incredible."

You can see the historic chart here if you missed out this time and want to know what to look out for.


Ed Temperley

MSW editor. Instagram @edtemperley

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