Offshore and small waves on offer | County Chief of St George and Sutherland
The big swell wave ended with a few cranky 2 foot days all there was to keep cronulla surfers busy this week.
After another period of perfect offshore the swell has calmed down which can help bring some of the sand aft into the wave area and build new banks.
The 1 to 2 foot easterly swell yesterday shifted a bit this morning, giving surfers a few more options at the southern end of the beach, but it will stay around the waist until Thursday, when a strong northeasterly flow raises the height of the waves. for Friday which will see the biggest day of the week – a special is-sub-est 3 to 5 feet before dropping back over the weekend.
There will always be very surfable waves and the winds should also be mild so everyone should make the most of them.
A gold medal Joan Duru led France to the ISA team title and our very own Sally Fitzgibbons made history with her third gold medal at the conclusion of the ISA World Surf Games in Surf City El Salvador.
The France team were crowned team gold medalists at the 2021 World Surfing Games of Surf City El Salvador ISA on Sunday at the break in La Bocana, Japan took silver, bronze from Portugal and copper from Peru.
Led by an individual gold medal from Joan Duru and a bronze medal from Jeremy Flores, the France team overtook the Japanese team’s silver medal in the last round of the day to emerge victorious among the 51 nations. This is France’s first gold medal since winning and hosting the 2017 edition in Biarritz, France.
“I’m so glad I can’t believe it yet,” said Duru. âI didn’t expect to do that well at all. I’ve been home for over a year. I lost sponsors. Then this contest came up, so I just resumed training ago. four weeks. I can’t believe I won. “
Australian Sally Fitzgibbons made history by becoming the first athlete to win three-time individual gold at the World Surfing Games. Fitzgibbons first accomplished the feat in 2008 before winning her second gold in 2018. 2021 marks her third gold, which puts her in a league of her own and gives her momentum ahead of her Olympic debut .
âThis event was an unreal platform to test our mental toughness,â said Fitzgibbons. âIt’s surreal to wear the gold medal at the end of the week.
âIt’s a great track going into Tokyo 2020. Just to compete and see all the Olympians get their spots is great. Being on the World Tour, we can’t ride a lot of other Olympians. good practice to go against them and spend time bonding with the rest of the Aussie team.
âSurfing has finally arrived as a world sport. It’s now recognized. We’re going to the Olympics. It’s cool to have this as a milestone in my career. I want to go as long as possible in the sport because that I like it. “
The qualification system is now complete – and the 40 surfers must now prepare for their Olympic debuts.
The 40 athletes qualified in the four qualifying events: WSL CT 2019, World Surfing Games 2021, World Surfing Games 2019 and Pan American Games 2019.
The 40 qualifiers in total come from 17 different countries, representative of the global reach and appeal of surfing.
Surfing has now set its sights on Tokyo 2020, the sport’s debut on the Olympic stage.
Much closer to home, the North Cronulla Junior Boardriders club held their third competition of the season on Sunday in small but perfect offshore conditions at the Wall.
Everyone was a winner, but the first after the post on the clean 2 footers went to-
Micro division boys-Bobby Wayne Johnston
Girls U12 Boys-Andy Greenrod
U12 Girls-Kalani Anderson
U14 Girls-OcÃ©ane Coppleson