ONE YEAR ON 6 6 16
Being alive to witness this swell was a once in a lifetime experience. Over the last year I have quizzed every old salt in the area and all have said this was by far the roughest swell they have witnessed in their lifetime on the Australian East Coast,
One swell event in 2010 was bigger in wave height but less energy in it. I was in Byron Bay and ex pro Surfer Danny Wills was surfing the back beach at ten to twelve feet tow assist.
The swell was that big they called off the Gromfest at Lennoxs Heads. The point at Lennox had a few out and a veteran WSL surfer was calling it Hawaiian 14 foot.