Crystal Tube


Joined January 2008

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Crystal Tube

The surf was clean, smooth and powerful at Merewether Beach this morning. This tubular wave managed to slip past the surfers waiting out the back for their next wave and made it’s way to shore, empty and without being ridden by anyone.

We’ve had big surf in the Newcastle area (as well as all the way along the East Coast of Australia) since Saturday March the 15th, when “long – period” ground swell arrived as the aftermath of tropical cyclone “Lusi” (a Category One cyclone that had winds estimated at 150 kilometers per hour!). Cyclone “Lusi” was first observed as a tropical disturbance on March 7 (2014), while it was located east of Fiji. It later dissipated on March 16th, 2014. It took quite a few days for the swell it created to reach here, but the surf has stayed bigger than usual for the last few days and should retain some size & power until the end of this week – hopefully.

Featured In -
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An original digital photograph caught using a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/800 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Sunny
Aperture Priority Mode

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