Australia is known for surf dudes, beaches and the high waves. Is this about to change? To be honest, it’s already changing on Australia’s east coast! 6 meter waves are becoming less frequent. The amount of high waves will drop with 40% by the end of the century.
The high foot waves are created by storms in the Pacific. Because of rising temperatures, these storms will not be formed. Coffs Harbour and Eden have an average of 34 days with big waves. In thirty years this will have dropped to 27 days a year.
So what is the impact for all you surfers out there? You’ll have to do a bit more research to know when the big waves are heading in or you need to settle with smaller waves.
Our tip … go north! Tropical areas don’t need a storm for a big swell. If you don’t want to go north, you can always go paddle boarding or canoeing at the Royal National Park.
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