December was a mixed bag. We actually started the month with some pretty decent swell, mostly overhead waves from south and east swells and even thou the winds were a bit dicey at times, there was plenty around to keep the gills wet. Some good shorebreak banks were starting to form, the back beaches were taking shape, we were just lacking a good quality groundswell. We had some flat to very small days, followed by some flukey windswells. But then Christmas day came along and so did a huge north-east swell, probably the biggest swell out of the north all year. The Coffs region struggled to handle the size and direction, but there were a few spots getting surfed in the week between Christmas and New Years, the year 2011 was a pretty decent year for surf and it was sent out in style.
Big, thick chunks of water breaking on Boxing day – Mitch Keighran
stunning rays of light just after dawn on the 17th December
Crescent Head water shot… see more from our day down in Crescent here
Zane Coleman flaring in the first week of December at a town beach… see coffs town beach pics in december here
pastel sunrise at Emerald Beach – 20th Decemeber
There was some ideal longboard trimming morning with warm backlit waters
They predicted lots of rain in December, but it must of happened at night, because I got plenty of blue bird days on camera
dirty, frothy shacks were going down about half way through December… this one on the 15th…. see more from the beaches north of coffs here
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