Yesterday's late arvo glass off and turning easterly winds hinted at the promise of something pretty special for Sunday. It followed through with sunny skies, 10 to 15 foot swell and pretty much non existent winds until lunchtime. Many of the spots needing smaller swell were completely maxed out - there were even only a handful of guys out at Mainbreak, the Bombie and Boaties as the large sets tested everyone.
It's an ideal weekend to be in Margies, with the Readers and Writers Festival drawing a crowd, mountain biking tracks full, a long weekend Monday holiday, not to mention spectacular surf on offer for all of Sunday and Monday also looking the goods (some would say the pick of the weekend).
As TH commented when a huge set rolled through at the Bay, ''It's a good day to be watching." When he says something like that, you know conditions are testing for even the most experienced big wave surfers.
A shout out to Simon the ER Doc who came down to Margies on Saturday donating his own time to give a free seminar on severe blood loss. Well worth the effort to get down to the Zone Room to hear his advice, that (let's face it but hope we never have to) could one day help to save a life, or at least give ER Doctors the best chance of doing just that. Thanks to Simon and Greg for organising that and donating their time to a very worthy cause.
Get yourselves into the water for some spectacular surf this weekend.