Winter Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Belly, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. nfip

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    Longboarders comp for the gurls yesterday at somewhere or other with a big carpark.....
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  2. Drewboy

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    No missed going out to solander.Saw some great bogs action at the island with the island classic.
     
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    If only I was twenty years younger.....................Red Bluff the place to be!!! Weekend looks insane!!!
     
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  4. FourSquare04

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    Absolutely insane for SW WA this weekend but unfortunately accompanied by onshores.

    Up north like you said @Zimboo would be the place to be for sure, or Bali/Indo seems to be pumping at the moment

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    Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang may kick off in an hour or so, may be worth watching.
     
  6. Zimboo

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    No show...........swell still filling in. Should see some nice barrels tomorrow.
     
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    Was looking at the Ulu's cam, very nice but not super big. Maybe 6-8ft, not big enough for cranking Padang Padang.
     
  8. John C

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    Jagged a shot at my local yesterday, Sydney's Northern beaches. Been a great run of swell recently.

     
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  9. Belly

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    Nice shot - welcome to the surf thread John C :)
     
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    The things you find in old beach house garages...
    Down in Anglesea on a landscaping job with free reign of the house...
    George Rice keel mal
    The other ones a Makaha
    Seems similar vintage, pretty beat up.
     
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    had a paddle back of Anglesea then walking the dog at Urquarts
     
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    @The Plowking They would probably restore well. I had Jim Parkinson do a restoration on my 1978 twin fin. Looks absolutely mint.
     
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    I'll make some enquiries with the owner....
    Am sure there's a story there
     
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  15. FourSquare04

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    Everyone's surprised about the swell that showed up this morning but if you look at the charts there's a nice little low spinning off in the tasman, hardly surprises me that there's swell
     
  16. Belly

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    Seems the surpise is on the size based at a quick glance at swellnet earlier ;)

    I have a froth bias to surfing these days, or maybe it is a different threshold for snow froth than surf froth, either way my froth factor has well and trully gone back to the mountains for the moment.
     
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    Dee Why Point had some faces well over head height this morning

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    No surf !!!!!
     
  19. Fozzie Bear

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    Cycled past Maroubra this morning...... thought it was summer with no surf and a NE'er blowing o_O :confused:
     
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    Yer.
    Phlat as down here to.
    6 inches on the sets maybe....
     
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    She runs her surf school down here.
    Coaches the High School kids also.
    and of course mentors most the younger girls that enter the comps .
    She also patrols with us at Molly.
     
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  24. Zimboo

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    Yep, I know what she's doing but coaching kids to become CT surfers these days is next level.
    Is she training them to be competition mongrels?. Win at all cost!!!
    Unfortunately, that's what it takes and I would have thought she would be too mellow for that shit now.
     
  25. nfip

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    No I don't think she's doing that .
    Just seems to keep pretty busy round here.
     
  26. Zimboo

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    Yep, Merrick Davis makes good coin up here teaching peeps to surf etc. He personally spends more time these days lobbying councillors to hold onto his licence against opposition rather than coaching.
    Then we have some others up here who promote themselves as "high performance coaches" with a big push towards land training between surfs. Feel sorry for the kids.........should be fun.
     
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    Thank god I am going to Bali soon !!!!!!!!
     
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    Been a fun size the last 3 days around our way.
     
  29. Ted Harper

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    I had a surf Wednesday and yesterday (Friday) before lunchtime at the Northern Beaches Secret Spot and both were pretty good. Mis-timed both sessions by a little while - needed more water on the banks Wednesday (I only lasted about 45 minutes before the closeouts got too shallow and brutal for mid-week when you are in the water by yourself) and needed a bit less water yesterday where the big sets were really good and fast but a bit long a wait - and a few frustrating paddles missing ones that came over the bank not quite big enough to work. Yesterday particularly felt like a summer's day - people with beach umbrellas set up, kids playing in the shorebreak, etc - rather than mid-August!

    Up and about now to head down for the usual Saturday morning early.
     
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  30. Ted Harper

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    Apres-surf update: Nowhere near as good as yesterday; swell has dropped from a quite powerful 3'+ on the sets to a wimpy and inconsistent (maybe) 2'. We first paddled straight out from North Palmy carpark but did no good at all and after 15 wasted minutes had a mass migration up to almost the 'Joey where it was at least breaking with some consistency (plus backwash plus a fairly strong current plus one of my friends either saw three stingrays or the same stingray 3 times).

    Gave it a good go though before having to race off to my twins' soccer game. Hopefully tomorrow will be better; CoastalWatch has it as a bit bigger but I'm not sure given the westerlies seem to be picking up now and I would guess continuing all day today.
     
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    Arvo Surf Report from the Northern Beaches (DY-LR stretch)

    Some small 2+ feet peelers and nice & clean with no wind - A1 conditions just another foot or two of swell and it would have been epic!
     
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    @Ted Harper supposed to be a S pulse tomorrow, long range and will probably be more close outs on the beachies than rideable ones unless you can find a decent bank
     
  33. Ted Harper

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    Banks right up at Barrenjoey are pretty good at the moment - other than it is ridiculously cold up there in the shade on winter mornings. Reckon I may be up there with the weekend morning ragtag crew for the early tomorrow.
     
  34. Ted Harper

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    Update after Sunday morning dawn session: Swell had picked up a notch as predicted by @FourSquare04, to 2-3' on the sets, and good energy in it but even right on the early morning low tide it was full (and paradoxically shallow and rippy too once it hit the inside banks). Up near Barrenjoey, conveniently just far enough south that we got sun rather than shade, was fairly ok though. I got a dozen or so quite good ones in about an hour and all my usual group seemed to get a fair haul. One of the guys managed to crease his board pretty badly - he's not sure which particular wipeout did it but the super-shallow crunchy inside bank was definitely just the sort of one that was going to hand out some damage to someone.

    The mal club had their monthly contest (delayed from last week) straight out from North Palm carpark and they seemed to be getting some ok smaller ones there as I was getting changed after my session and there was an unexpectedly large crowd surfing a (fairly ordinary-looking) bank just north of the carpark too. On the way down to the south end for apres-surf coffee there looked to be a nice little beginner sort of wave south of bend-in-the-road too.
     
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    Lordy lordy this weekend... Monday after the winds die, looks amazing.[​IMG]
     
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    No Sunday :) I'm torn (snow v surf), hoping to put the family in the car and surfing wins :)
     
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    Not my favourite wind Sunday :)
    Sunday Snow, Surf Monday.
     
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    Yeah I noticed the northerly forecast for Monday, open beaches should be sweet Monday Am. Saturday will be out of control, aiming for some more settled southern corner action on Sunday.
    Should've waited til the Sunday on the last big SE swell event so don't want to make the same mistake twice ;)
     
  39. Belly

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    Coastalwatch WE notes up - pumping for sure, but love the photo of old mate under the SA notes, no sticker, black wettie, just surfing!
     
  40. Ted Harper

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    We'd been thinking of a lunchtime-ish surf tomorrow but one of my surfing friends just received a text from her insurance company warning of 80-100km/h winds for Avalon tomorrow, so it may be a mid-week session for the true believers only...
     
  41. W0nkey D0nkey

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    monday looks good
     
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    Had a 4 hr session at Bells..... instead of work.
    Water felt tropical* in the 6c air.
    Some sneaky 6 ft sets.


    *the water did not feel tropical
     
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  43. Ted Harper

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    We had a look at the Northern Beaches Secret Spot and it was potentially surfable - beautiful day, clean water, waves maybe a foot or so with several good banks - BUT the wind was just immense. We didn't think we could safely carry our boards down to the water let alone paddle into anything and there were clouds of sand being blown out well past the lineup and none of us felt like getting that much sand in our eyes while in the water.

    So despite the obvious delights of grovelling into 1' waves in the face of a hurricane we settled for a quick consolation coffee at the south end shop then home without wetting a board. Will give it another try with the usual Saturday early tomorrow.
     
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    I scored an epic weekend of waves last weekend. Made the trip over to the bottom end of Yorkes with low expectations as the wind was strong and swell quite large. It wasn't looking pretty.

    Drove over Friday night and camped in the rain. When i woke I headed to the usual suspect and it was 20kt onshore, with a tide way too high for it to break.

    Headed over to the other side of the park to Chis to find it at 4-6', offshore and only 5 blokes out. Chis is a fairly heavy left handed at size but was still good fun. A bit racey for me on my backhand.. called it after a while and hit the road again to another right hand point break alot like flinders in vic.

    This was 4-5' and just pumping. Had some epic rides out here. Surfed til I couldn't paddle and more before making the sharky swim back to shore. There were about 10 others out. Great fun. Managed a quick surf on sunset at Pondi but the wind was onshore. It wss dark and I was the only one out.

    Come daybreak Sunday the swell had almost disappeared and after a quick lap of the park ended up surfing at West Cape. There was only 5 other guys out with left and right peaks up and down the beach. The size was around 4' still with some rogue bombs sorting us out in between. It went down as one of the funnest surfs I've had in at least a year. And both days will stay in the memory bank for a long time.
     
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    You must be going alright if you're doing West Cape on a stick, pretty short and gnarly. I've only checked it once and 2 brief park visits out of 3 trips (dogs blah blah).
     
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    We have this working up and down the coast



    It delivered some tasty little peaks this morning.