A low-pressure system moving up the coast of East Australia sent cool, southerly winds, and solid swell this week. Tuesday and Wednesday got the brunt of the winds, making conditions raw and impossible to surf. It all kept moving north, though, and on Thursday the conditions shifted. The swell shifted from south to south east and the westerly winds swung north, which lined up perfect for Sydney’s beaches. With the swell expected to drop quickly, people flooded to the popular waves in the area, even filling up the Ours carpark by 6 am. Here are some highlights of the rare 6-8ft summer swell.