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Stuff of Legend. We’ve just ridden through one of the most exciting summer spells since the legendary ’75 swell (where it pumped for 28-days straight over four-foot). I can’t vouch for those days, but guys like Phil Jarratt and Rabbit can… and it’s no myth – although we’re talking about the psychedelic ‘70s, from their first hand accounts, the Gold Coast experienced back-to-back swells and southerly winds for almost an entire month. Fast forward to today and I can confirm for the months of January and February this year, Queensland experienced multiple solid swells. One system in particular, Cyclone Winston danced around the South Pacific for weekson-end. It tracked in and out of our swell window, producing three separate swells events. And you know what? This never happens from one system. To put it simply: Winston was a freak of nature. It’s no wonder grown men found the time and energy to surf three times a day. And groms? They just surfed and surfed and surfed. The icing on this swell was the state of the sand on all the Queensland points: packed, ruler straight and shallow! To briefly recap, the swell showed (from Cyclone Tatiana) on 12 February and with the help of Cyclone Winston, lasted until 28 February. On Monday 29 Feb’, on the last day of summer, it was officially over. If there’s such a thing as a surfing hangover, the greater population in Queensland and northern New South Wales are enjoying it. There’s no formula for happiness, but for surfers living along the east coast of Australia, when a cyclone shows on the charts, you’re guaranteed more excitement and wonder than any other swell generating systems. In the last two months we’ve heard more, wave of my life calls, than in the past 12 years in southeast Queensland. It’s a rare vibe. They say summer always ends with fond memories, but this summer is different. With 17 consecutive days of waves over four foot… these are the good times in your life… the good times you’ll be telling your kids about one day… the stuff of legend. So, here’s our tribute to an-all time Queensland summer. Andy Morris.

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contributors ted grambeau chris burkard ed sloane billy morris lee pegus peter 'joli' wilson leroy bellet jesse little jack dekort asher king james driscoll – proof reading

ABOVE: Kiwi kid, Billy Stairmand made the dash from Surfest in Newcastle to sample some of the juice from Cyclone Winston. The spur of the moment decision and last minute plane ride paid off. Photo: Liam Costar. COVER: Dean Harrington and a finer moment from cyclone winston. photo: andy morris.


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Unless you’ve erased yourself from the internet you would've heard about how bananas Queensland has been going for the last few months. Since the first day this year, we’ve seen back-to-back swells gracing the surf-crazed state. Huey really went to work in February sending swell from Cyclone Tatiana, then three consecutive swells from Cyclone Winston. If you were part of it, you’re probably still feeling the good energy from one of the most consistent seasons in memory. Your arms are probably still aching. You probably can’t even peel out of bed for another dawnie… You watched it. You rode it. Now… we bring you, the most all-time Queensland summer this decade.

2016 starts with a bang! Photo: Andy Morris

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Queensland throws out the welcoming mat for Mikey Wright, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently moved from New South Wales. Photo: Jesse Little

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Mick Fanning. Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the serenity. Photo: Andy Morris

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Jordy Harrington and a freaky patch of sand. Photo: Andy Morris

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Steph Gilmore fine tuning for the roxy pro. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Coolangatta colour. Photo: Andy Morris

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Joel Parkinson enjoying some solitude away from the points. Photo: Andy Morris

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this may still be haunting him now. 100 percent this guy regrets holding back. Photo: Andy Morris

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no one drops in on Mick. no one, (except PArko!). Kirra. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Mate, sorry we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who the hell you areâ&#x20AC;Ś damn sweet pit though. If anyone knows, please email us. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mitch Parkinson on the first day of 2016. Photo: Andy Morris

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Aritz Aranburu inspecting first hand what all the fuss is about. Photo: Jesse Little

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Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bah in between action on the points. Photo: Andy Morris

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Harrison Roach swapped the log for something a little more thrilling. Photo: Andy Morris

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Unidentified, enjoying a moment together. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Kanoa Igarashi, three hours before boarding a flight home to japan. Photo: Andy Morris

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The Dingo, Dean Morrison, hunting. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mitch Parkinson, Kirra. Photo: Jesse Little

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Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew enjoying a sneaky, mid-week super session where he stole the show with a handful of long tubes. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mitch Parkinson clocking up his 900th tube this summer. Photo: Andy Morris

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reckon Mick's enjoying his personal year off the tour so far? Photo: Andy Morris

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Brent Savage, tackling the good juice. Photo: Andy Morris

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Nick Vasicek clamps down and hangs on until his victim, in this case the wave, is deceased! Photo: Jesse Little

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Unidentified, rare summer left. Photo: Andy Morris

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ain't nothing but happy days for joel when the points are firing during the CT break. Photo: Andy Morris

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Dale Richards in a tasty concoction of air and spray. Photo: Andy Morris

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creative shutter speed. Luke Hynd. Photo: Jesse Little

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Brent Dorrington, late start on the QLD/NSW border. Photo: Andy Morris

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yeah mick was toobed in front of us and we got the shot, but it's been a while since we've seen a big swooping bottom turn from the guy... Photo: Andy Morris

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Brent Dorrington, just across the QLD/NSW border. Photo: Andy Morris

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Keanu Asing hours after he made a mad dash from surfest in newcastle. wise decision. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Ryan â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hippoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hipwood trading the big-wave scene for some summer fun closer to home.. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mate, like a previous shot, sorry we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who the hell you areâ&#x20AC;Ś damn sweet pit though. If anyone knows, please email us. Photo: Andy Morris

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the start of a really good day. Photo: Andy Morris

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tommy Whits creating some quality visuals for cameramen LAchy McKinnon (white) and Corey wilson (yellow) and us at Kirra. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Ghost rider. Photo: Andy Morris

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some dreamy, sand-bottomed moments on the QLD/NSW border. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mick on an early morning Greenie run. Photo: Jesse Little

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Joel Parkinson, on the second day of 2016. Photo: Andy Morris

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The boy who broke the internet with seven tubes on one wave, mr Mitch Parkinson. Photo: Andy Morris

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Dion Atkinson, enjoying the cooler things in life, while workman sweat it out on the beach. Photo: Jesse Little

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Reef Doig, pulling in to his third tube on this wave. Photo: Andy Morris

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UNIDENTIFIED, deep and committed and loving life right about now. Photo: ANDY MORRIS

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Asher Pacey hunting some afternoon fun. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Josh â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pinnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dowthwaite taking advantage of a minor drop in swell, which opened up a bunch of punchy beachbreaks. Photo Andy Morris

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You may remember incredible footage of Benji Brand threading an incredibly long left at Skeleton Bay in Namibia, which won him first place back in 2014 for a GoPro of the World clip. remember? Well... er... this is him! Photo: Andy Morris

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Brent Dorrington. mad huey turn abstract hipster. Photo: Andy Morris

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we're sweatin' bullets just looking at this shot. because it's hot and we can't get out there fast enough. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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James Woods chalking up another one, during quite possibly, the best session we've ever seen at this place. Photo: Andy Morris

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Luke Dorrington, moments before breaking his ankle. Photo: Andy Morris

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brent dorrington, one of the masters behind the rock at snapper. Photo: Jesse Little

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Kirra under weight from Cyclone Winston. when this shot was taken most people still had their eyes on snapper through greenmount and as a result the lineup was surprisingly empty. also, as you can see from the whitewash line, the sets hitting kirra were running off super fast... for experts only bra. Photo: Andy Morris

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American shredder, Tanner Hendrickson was another guy who dashed up the coast from Surfest in Newcastle. When Newy was two-foot and onshore, who could blame them! Photo: Andy Morris

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local legend and all round nice guy, mr Jay Phillips. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Tim Macdonald jamming the breaks for another toobe. do yourself a favour and hit play on the little play symbol below - you'll see what we mean by, another toobe. Photo: Andy Morris

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Taj Burrow enjoying jetski-powered isolation. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mick Fanning riding a Mark Richards shaped 7’8’’single fin. Photo: Jesse Little

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Joel Parkinson on a smaller one, but just as dreamy. hit the play symbol below and watch this wave come alive! Photo: Andy Morris

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Asher Pacey joins the queensland growers' group, as this wave matures through greenmount. Photo: Andy Morris

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Sunset vibes at Kirra during Cyclone Winston. Photo: Andy Morris

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Once called Rainbow Bay. Now called Drainbow Bay and for good reason. kane dignum enjoying its new name. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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Mikey Wright burning off some speed for the next barrel section. Photo: Andy Morris

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Mitch Parkinson posted, “I’ve had some of the best waves of my life over the last few weeks... made a few enemies as well… hahahaha.” Photo: Andy Morris

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fresh from a junior event win in western australia, Quinn Bruce finds one of the many reasons why it's good to be home. Photo: Andy Morris

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Nick Vasicek didn't get much work done this week. nor did the half of queensland. Photo: Jesse Little

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It seems fitting that Mick announces a year off tour, then goes and gets toobed on a Mark Richards shaped 7’8’’single fin. who's bringing fun back, yeah! Photo: Andy Morris

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finding fresh angles of kirra is challenging when it's been shot to death. sometimes all it takes is a beer at a certain surf club to open your eyes to something new. tough brief, with brent dorrington. Photo: Andy Morris

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dean Harrington, bringing his own morning of the earth vibes to 2016. Photo: Andy Morris

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We told you Kirra was balls-to-the-walls fast. Brent Dorrington, proving it. Photo: Juan Carlos Medina

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sometimes surf photography doesn't always go to plan. there are a lot of variables working against you, particularly when shooting water. like here for example. the focus point of the camera is a few metres in front of Joel. in a perfect world this shot would be left for social media or end up never seeing the light of day. but this world ain't perfect and we dig the landscape and lighting, and it helps when Tommy whits flips a double bird to joel. what a moment! Photo: Andy Morris

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Asher Pacey and a beautifully thick, taped wave. Photo: Andy Morris

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nothing can slow Dean Morrison down. well...er...maybe a slow shutter. Photo: Jesse Little

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Brent Dorrington, feeling the love from his pal winston. Photo: Andy Morris

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Joel Parkinson, thanks for coming. Photo: Andy Morris

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All-time Queensland summer | Waves that changed lives.

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