Strange Seas on the North Shore

by on Thursday 28th November, 2013   41930 Visits   Comments

Sean Davey is an experienced hand. He’s been shooting this hallowed stretch of sand as long as anyone, and will be bringing you his photographic highlights throughout the North Shore season.

This 2013 winter season has been one of the strangest yet. It’s late November now and we’ve barely seen a half dozen days over the 10 ft range. Most days have been in the 1 to 3 ft range or not at all.  Even stranger has been the coastline between Rocky point and Sunset, known to the locals as Kammieland, was eroded severely during the late summer months, despite the lack of waves.  The erosion was so bad, than many properties including Fred Pattachia’s house lost a fair chunk of their land into the ocean.

Preceding the swell currently lighting up Sunset, there were ten days of tranquil seas. As you can imagine, the surfers were going stir crazy. They even had to extend the waiting period for the Reef contest at Haleiwa. There’s been a lot of really young surfers taking to the minuscule waves of late. One morning at Pipe, I saw Pancho Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Petey Johnson and several other parents all converge on the one footers at Pipe with their grommets.

Words and photos, Sean Davey


Average rating of 0 from 0 votes

41930 Visits -

Video California Swell Fest

California Swell Fest

Board transfers, shooting piers and the usual Newport circus

Video South African Ramps and Slabs

South African Ramps and Slabs

Iden Kleve shows off some of South Africa's delights

News Hurricane Cristobal Surf Outlook

Hurricane Cristobal Surf Outlook

Currently spinning out surf in the Mid Atlantic and is forecast to head north east over the Atlantic Ridge towards Europe

Feature The Last Wave in Dubai

The Last Wave in Dubai

Proposed plans for a hotel marina extension puts Dubai's last surfable beach in danger

Feature Sumatra's Bay of Plenty

Sumatra's Bay of Plenty

August highlights from Sumatra's Bay of Plenty

Video There's More to Tassie Than Shipstern's

There's More to Tassie Than Shipstern's

It isn't all about steppy slabs, check out what else Tasmania has on offer

The Proving Ground 2013