- WSL / Ethan Smith

The swell is down, the wind is onshore and it's one of those very rare moments when surfers actually welcome the reprieve: The East coast of Australia has enjoyed weeks of back-to-back swells and ideal Autumnal conditions.

That meant plenty of barrels at home -- a real blessing in the current world of travel restrictions, and now a legion of surfed out-locals.

It's time to look back and reminisce on the good times. Mitch Crews was among the surfers making the most of the run of swell, as you can see from the clip he dropped on his Instagram account.

The Gold Coast points had their days, but some of the best footage -- such as this clip from Mitch -- has featured the firing beach breaks around the South East Queensland and Northern NSW areas.

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