The Autumn Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Weather' started by nfip, Mar 3, 2017.

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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    How good was that vid of Kipp Caddy at Shark Island !!!
    Also some good stuff I saw from Cape Solander .....
     
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    FourSquare04

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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    And highly illegal. Look how close that rider gets to paddlers? 10cm?
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    If anything ever happened , pray it never does , they are both (driver and rider) absolutley gornnnnn.
    700kg of machine dead weight.

    I get drilled on it repeatedly , with all the courses and proficiencies , for my Search & Rescue gig.

    The Coroner will examine ..... , the Coroner will find ..... "and we won't be able to help you ".
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Thinking about this a little , the boys best hope that some A hole in Roads & Marine doesn't spot it and decide to make an issue / example.
    As happened to one of our Drivers , he got spotted on the TV news chasing a shark from the beach without a rescue sled attached to the RWC & they suspended his SLS licence for 12 months.
     
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    Belly

    Belly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    That windswell delivered this AM down south - got a lovely little session in at North facing beachie, squared the swell up nicely for some 2-3ft right hand runners. Perfect end to the weekend!!
     
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    nfip

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    Kletterer

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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Thanks!
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    And.....she's all over folks (was pretty much all over by Sunday arvo).

    Pretty awesome swell event and nice and E directed so it wasn't just shit closeouts for the Northern Beaches for a change.
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Looking more promising on the BOM 4 day for Quik Pro towards the end of the week:

    [​IMG]
     
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Didn't know where to post cos don't use the weather forum for much else than the surf thread but we've just had 61mm of rain in the last 50mins
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Flagged this with a mate up at Caba the other day.
    And another 10 days of it to come IMO , maybe not so intense but wet all the same.
    [​IMG]
     
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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Insane!!
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Fk oath that's insane!!

    Must have been absolutely hammering down
     
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    151mm since 9am, 131mm since 5pm
     
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    nfip

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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Did it break any records @parkmonkey
     
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Don't think any records, ended up with 162mm for the 24hrs (which i certainly no record), flooded the shops over the road from mine but i've seen the water that high before. There was a chance we were going to get another 100mm over night but it didn't hit. Not sure i've seen the 1hr total like we had yesterday but i've seen more sustained heavy rain than we got
     
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    nfip

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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

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    nfip

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    dayzoff

    dayzoff Well-Known Member

    South Coast novelty break last week. 4 hours of ridiculous fun. Worked all day and 3 other days as well apparently.

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    PiniPowPow

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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Is that the extra / turning lane at the Log Cabin ?
     
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    PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    yea mate, should make it a lot safer to turn right into the servo and still allow for the overtaking lane to operate.... if it dries out!
     
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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Very nice!!
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Looks like Longboard heaven :D
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Backing up the Stormcast from this morning ^^
     
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    nfip

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    Ted Harper

    Ted Harper Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Sorry, I'd missed this post. It was sort of ok Sunday morning, one of those days it _doesn't_ surf as well as it looks (opposite of most of the recent questionable-looking days I've had) - or maybe it was just me not really hooking it up as well as I should have. My tracker tells me I got 16 waves in an hour, but there was cross-chop and weird wobble in the waves, a few whopper cleanup sets came through, and then it rapidly fizzled out and lost a foot or two of size the last 20 minutes before I gave it away and went in for coffee and cake. It seemed to get better again a bit later - saw a friend who had arrived late get a ripper of a wave then come in (after only maybe 1/2 hour in the water).

    I got to have a good chat in the water with my 3 friends who are camping at Treachery this coming weekend on the Surfing World Camp. My wife said I should go with them but it was already sold out, so I'll just be jelly here and hope they have some decent conditions and get an ok camping spot - they said they were about 800m away from the beach last year and hoping and earlier arrival this year will let them get a better pick.
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    We've just had 100mm in last 4 hrs.
    Local groms hit the waterlogged fairways on their boogie boards.

     
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    PiniPowPow

    PiniPowPow Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Yep groms were hitting Sth Werri headland on boogies here too.

    I had a crazy, rowdy surf at the point. onshore wind, pissing down, but surprisingly a couple of fun ones. Looking forward to the morning.
     
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    POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Got a good shred in this arvie on light winds in Bondi. Banks are fun but sadly it's the wrong angle. Weird closes outs with guttery exits. Not to worry, winds due to bring it round from the south from tomorrow onwards. Luckily, I am a plant to blood & bone in the onshores.
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Hit up the 'bra mate!
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Conditions looking woeful for the surfing world camp this weekend!
     
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    Drewboy

    Drewboy Well-Known Member Season Pass Gold

    Everywhere is blown out today even this guy is waiting out the wind Going home to watch the wsl
     
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    POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Well I gotta say, I just had one of the funnest, emptiest onshore surfs in Bondi. Just me and a mate sharing wave for wave. Sure it's blown out but the wedgey-peaks turned into east swell runners. So much fun.
    Plenty of swell!
     
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    Ted Harper

    Ted Harper Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I just checked the local weather for there on WeatherZone (and sent to one of my other surfing friends who isn't going to the camp) and it looks to be "character building". I'm not even sure that _I_ would paddle out - and perhaps I might even bail on the whole weekend :( Looking like 20-40mm rain today then 20-ish the other two days... and windy and giant messy swell and just generally yuck. I hope the music and the food trucks are good for those attending the camp! (NOTE: I'll still be down at Palm Beach tomorrow morning for the early and hoping to catch something (other than an ear or throat infection)).
     
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    blutek

    blutek Dedicated Member

    Southerly is offshore at Manly and it's chest high. Around 10 out at the Bower. Rain free this morning, but looks like it is coming.
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Looked good on the Sprout Daily update. No doubt @SAsurfa will be able to provide a first hand report for us ;)
     
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Just surfed broken for 3 hrs, got a few alright ones, pretty crowded at the start but thinned out with a bit of wind on the water
     
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    FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 Dedicated Member

    Looking forward to getting in the water this weekend - hopefully Sunday we will have some action in the arvo on the high :cool:
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Blowing its frigging guts out down here.
    Haven't looked at the water , been running around flat chat all morning.
    Packed the wagon and heading up to Guthega for the weekend.
    Club maintennance biz.
    Looks like a bit of swell , get into it chaps.
    Be back home for the Raiders v Tigers. Well thats the plan....
    Enjoy.
     
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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Not sure who was in the line up if anybody but was a water photographer, beach photographer and drone out there. Saw that JOB was in yamba a day or two back and didn't see him out there, i'd have been staying in yamba with this swell anyway
     
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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Oh my, the left bank, dear God it's good.

    3ft+ cross-shore left bowls such a sick sand setup ATM. Nothing to see here :p
     
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    POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Went for a hunt today, found nothing but good banks. Plenny of empty line ups today too. Sucks to be picky about the weather, Sydney.
     
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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Got one last bash in on dark, bank is epic. Wonder if it will last the weekend.
     
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    SAsurfa

    SAsurfa Dedicated Member

    Very good news!!
     
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