El Niño and La Niña have a strong influence on year-to-year climate variability in Australia’s weather. This is because El Niño and La Niña are part of a natural cycle known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The ENSO cycle loosely operates over timescales from one to eight years. Noosa Oceanriders operations have been and will continue to be affected by La Niña, which means increased rainfall, cooler daytime and warmer nighttime temperatures and a shift in temperature extremes. La Niña is also responsible for the more significant number of tropical storms and cyclones that we have observed over the festive period in the Pacific Ocean, causing high swells. This has been favourable for surfers in Noosa’s famed 10th World Surfing Reserve and a lot of fun on the Noosa Ocanriders Adventure Tour when the swell is not too big!