It's been a slow start to 2018. We've had the swell, but it's the wind that's been causing headaches. Strong off-shores give way to strong southerlies give way to strong sou-westers. Make that howling sou-westers. This morning's pattern was a little different - we started with a bit more east, we had a spike in the swell and the wind was less predictable, but in a good way. We were treated to a few choice morning hours. Protected beachies and bays were the pick. Hope you managed to score a few yourself. Our photo of the day is on FB at 5pm, and there's always a few on insta @surfingmr.