Forecasting waves and swells comes with surfing today but waking up, grabbing the binoculars and looking out the window is still the guaranteed way to see if the Cyclone swell arrived or not. Monday proved fruitful.
Matt Krugers day off coincided with the best day of Cyclone Felling and spent more time behind the curtain that most.
Pardon the play on words as Graham Bird used his full wingspan to grab rail and set his line for a sand dredging New Pier barrel.
Dan Redman deep in the bowels of a New Pier coverup.
Pierre Tostee was up bright and early like most to get their surf in and still make it to the office on time.
Hilton Lawrence back from Honeymoon and frolicking with his second love, a New Pier cyclone swell.
Cyclones generally bring bad weather with their good swell but that never stops the piers from turning in spectator grandstands.
Bored of the standard barrel photo it was time to sit deep and take a few lips to the head. Matt Kruger tucking in as Matt Van Wieringen lines up for his photo.
Lucky from Umtombo tried his luck at a New Pier left. Didn't quite work out but good effort.
Given a pink slip from daddy duties for the morning Alex Mayer made good use of his free time.
Encouraged by a howling photographer Brad Mommsen was left pondering if one more stroke would have provided a different result.
Gary Van Wieringen and his version of a breakfast choccie bowl.
Should you be the victim of a drop in as happens when New Pier becomes drop-in-central this would be your view of the perpetrator.
If only cyclones came with crystal blue water.
Tuesday was the last proper day of Cyclone Felleng, the slight change in swell direction brought the rip from hell as the tide rose and just like those with tired arms who drifted into the distance the swell too disappeared.