On Patrol today and it was an amazing day to have to watch the water. Sets coming through in perfect lines, incredibly talented surfers giving it everything they've got. One poor guy snapped his leg rope - I think he must have had about an 800m swim in, battling the whitewash. Fortunately not many people were interested in swimming and it was just as well. It was downright tricky surf. A day for only the experienced and even then they should expect a pounding. It could look clean and smooth one minute and hellishly rippy the next. There was an incredible amount of water moving in all directions. And the waves were deceptively big. With such big and powerful waves dragging water in it had to go somewhere. We could see how tricky is was but I do wonder if someone less familiar with the beach would know. As we head through the first week of the Easter break the swell is forecast to pick up even more so I guess I have one piece of advice for anyone planning a dip: If you're not sure ask. As the lifeguard or the lifesavers. They'll tell you exactly what's going on and whether the beach is safe for all and sundry or just those with a bit of big wave experience under their belt.