Surfers take advantage of good morning swells at Fremantle and Cottesloe

Picture: Jon Bassett
Picture: Jon Bassett
Picture: Jon Bassett
Picture: Jon Bassett
Picture: Jon Bassett
Picture: Jon Bassett Picture: Jon Bassett Picture: Jon Bassett Picture: Jon Bassett Picture: Jon Bassett

SURFERS, longboarders and stand-up paddle boarders were up early taking advantage of 3m swells along the Fremantle and Cottesloe coast this morning.

At the Cables beach break in Mosman Park, some paddled out to the artificial reef 250m directly offshore from Mosman Park Beach.

The natural shore break is named after the telegraph cables that connected WA to the rest of the world, and which can occasional been seen exposed by storms on the beach before they go to the nearby disused McCall Centre telegraph station.

The crescent moon-shaped artificial reef was built for $1.25 million in 1999, but has been contentious as to whether it works for surfers as much as predicted.

The swell will drop during the day, before temperatures are forecast to rise to 30C by Saturday.