Many have heard about the fabled waves of North Narrabeen. One of Sydney’s most famous surf and localised beaches. Once holding the “Coke Classic” surf event in which 11 x world Surfing champion Kelly Slater was defeated in the final by a local wild card by the name of Shane Herring.
Every now and then this wave turns on when the conditions align. After a lackluster winter without many big swells the sand has built up at North Narrabeen had gotten so bad in the Narrabeen lagoon river mouth that the local council has to dig up the excess sand with excavators and truck the sand to south Narrabeen where the sand would usually have been washed too with the big winter swells.
The excess of sand on the beach made the sand banks perfect for this swell. With the last WSL Challenger events of the year happening in Brazil right now. Narrabeens most talented young surfers were away missing one of the best days of the year leaving it up to the older legends like ex world tour surfer Nathan Webster and Kai Otton and the next generation of grommets (Young surfers) like Tommy Hinwood.
Shot by infamous surf photographer and Sydney Australia local Andrew Christie.