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Surfers made a beeline to the beach north of Dunedin yesterday as a large swell from a tropical cyclone made for perfect waves.
Anticipation has been building for about a week while surfers waited for the swell to arrive.
''Everyone is pretty excited about the swell up the coast. It's the first cyclone we've had of the season so it's created a bit of a buzz.''
Generally, there were three or four swells of this type a year, Mr Reardon said.