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Mutants,. Mutant waves that is. If there's any people out there who've suddenly gone off on a genetic tangent. It's not up to this old salty dog to point them out, in Byron Bay today. So what's going on out there? Well it appears we got midsized short period easterly wind swell, crossing up with a rising longer period south east swell. These are being driven by unseasonal thirty knot plus easterly winds. Add some nice black run off from driving rain. Plus rapidly collapsing and reforming sandbanks coursing radical rips with storm sweeps, currents and new moon tides. And Hey Presto, the end result is twisted, brown, messy, unpredictable and kind of dangerous conditions in the bay. The swell itself is not actually that big, I've seen much bigger and more rideable surf than this in the bay. But the size is not really the point; it's the volume of water moving through the bay that's producing the treacherous conditions and mutant waves. Now if Hollywood has taught us anything, it's this. It's wise to leave mutants alone until they move on or mutate back into something a tad more friendly,.
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