Swell of 2001

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Large, orderly, sun-drenched winter weekend swell along the east coast of Australia, running from July 6 to 8, 2001, the result of a nearly undetected gale between New Zealand and New Caledonia. While the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had forecast modest three-foot waves for Friday, July 6, surfers from Queensland's Gold Coast to southern New South Wales woke up to find most spots breaking at a...

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