We had an easy morning start and made our way to the briefing at Carbon Art.... as we had guessed, no wind so no comp.
The word was that there was a building swell so we shot down to Bayley Rd again.
James D, Clayton and Tom had been out earlier and said that it was pretty good so we headed out.
This time we walked down the causeway instead of over the rocks... MUCH easier. But the paddle out the the break was a killer, not so much for me on the SUP but for the other guys on their laydown surfboards. It looked like a bit of a struggle.
The swell was much bigger than the other day and we all had our fair share of rinsings and rides, then half way through the session things started to change.
All of a sudden we were hit with a couple of massive sets that pretty much cleaned us up. These looked and felt different from everything we had ridden that day, then it dawned on us that this was the predicted new swell.... very cool the see the change so dramatically.
Once we figured out how these bigger waves were behaving we began to get some epic righthand rides and what wind was around backed off to zero.
We rode the outer reef until we had noodle arms. Then a wind line rolled in and chopped things up so it was time for a warm beer on the beach.
Highlights: Pete's leg rope snapping and us tandem SUPing back in. And sitting right on the shoulder taking pics as solid swell trucked on through