July 13, 2011

Massive waves

Newcastle Herald 'Sophie Smith captured husband Rhys riding what he described as the ‘‘biggest, cleanest wave’’ to ever break off Newcastle in Tuesday’s huge swells.'

'Massive waves have attracted crowds to the region’s beaches as some of Newcastle’s most experienced surfers ride huge swells moving up the east coast.

'The swells have been created by a series of fronts and are expected to die down later in the week.

'Mr Smith, 29, who runs surfing schools, and fellow surfer Josh Ferris have been using a jetski to tow each other into breaks out the back of the spot known as Bar Reef.

'The former junior professional said the waves on the stretch between Bar Beach and Merewether had been as good as some of the best breaks he had seen.'

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