Thursday, March 27, 2014
In what could possibly go down as one of the biggest teases in Nelson surf history Cyclone "Lusi" looked set to deliver the goods in what was undoubtedly going to be the best swell in 5 years as the system maintained its category 2 status as it hit Cape Reinga. However in true Nelson fashion it was more unpredictable than a cat on acid as numerous swell checks left everyone disturbed by the apparent lack of swell when seemingly it should have been 6 foot plus. So basically it went from flat to 6ft on the Sunday arvo and a few crew got some howling offshore Cable Bay with a couple of sets closing out the whole bay on the low tide and in all honsety the bay probably hasnt closed out for a good 5 years so we got that part right!! The next morning in even more true Nelson fashion... it was 2 to 3ft and crosshore with a friendly session going down at Rabbit Island and this superb shot from Bill Evans below of Cameron Ford at Snappers realistically being the only image worth crediting the big fizzer called Lusi with.