With less than a week to go until Xmas summer finally said hello this morning. Warm enough for a swim (finally), light off-shores early (with some decent east in them), and more swell than expected produced some nice waves. Perhaps more raw and powerful than forecast, which caught a few punters off-guard as some of the spots needing good swell started to fire. Unfortunately the off-shore got stronger and turned more south than east, eventually turning on-shore by late morning. Not too bad all in all but we're still yet to see an all-time firing summer's day of surf.