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Discussion in 'Surf & Marine' started by Donza, Mar 1, 2016.
Water quality did cross my mind looking at a few of the chocolate milkshake bombs.
What a swell! Some epic stuff going on up and down the east coast.
Some of my photos of Gerringong on Monday.
A rare wave was going nuts at my old stomping ground in Sydney
And yesterday on the south coast, finally dropped enough for me to get out there and feel the swell. Was a bit nervous but warmed into it and got some good ones.
Still good today but stuck in a cold site office!
Isn't there a winter thread?
I got out today for a few at South Palm Beach, around high tide. Most sets were in the 4-5' range and pretty good riding with the occasional bomb that worked everybody over - you just couldn't sit 400m further out to sea to avoid or catch those, so had to wear them when they came through. Good session though; a bit of cross-chop and backwash, and a few too many closeouts when I finished my session but well worth a paddle. Water is still warm and my 2mm short-arm springy was a better choice than a steamer - the extra paddling speed from less rubber was good to have.
Seemed to be some really good peaks (courtesy of newly re-vitalised banks) just south of bend-in-the-road too but nobody out there and I wasn't going to be the only one - the water was a bit "opaque" and there were random things on and under the surface enough to give you a good scare when one bumped your leg while waiting between waves, so having a few others around in the lineup was a good thing.
More-or-less the same photo as in Sunday's post, just with less sand on the beach, no storm surge, and more sun (and much more rideable surf):
Also as a footnote, apparently Barton Lynch was being towed-in at Barrenjoey - takeoffs from way out past the end of the point - on Monday and getting some epic barrels. Haven't seen pics but it was reliably reported to me and would have been a session worth watching!
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ripped from a mates fb today
Cupple from yesterday arvo....
Got this pretty much to myself for a few hours on Tuesday! rare treat.
That stuff going on at the other photos you posted was nuts!
Hi everyone from Telo Island Lodge. Firstly the bad news, the noses on my two DPs got crushed in transit, on arrival Tuesday arvo Max's Right was pumping at a comfortable 4ft on the sets but it felt more like 6ft to me, put it this way the bombs were near double overhead. Anyway I tackled it on the 5'10' Hypto and didn't catch a wave and got quite a few beatings welcome to Indo.
Yesterday was a new day though, a repaired 6'4" Sequel and comfortable 3ft Max's Left in the morning, yippee I'm surfing indo
And then in the afternoon some redemption at Max's Right, a touch smaller than the day before but I'd still call it 4ft on the sets. We checked Le Ba, what an aesthetic wave, but there were two charters and Latitude Zero on it. The relationship between Zero and TIL seems great but this is an area that I'm told historically doesn't get charters, well you can work out the rest.
Not sure what today will bring with a peak in the swell but I need to manage the old back and last the trip. Won't have many photos myself til I get back as we get them done for us, but a couple of the right from yesterdays lunch time walk.
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Awesome reports / pics / clips all. Bloody hell - all this footage has me chomping at the bit for the long weekend. Looks as though it's viccos turn for some swell. My only decision is do I head east or west? I'll head off Sunday but both are looking good.
The booties might be making an appearance this weekend. That water is COLD.
So remember the big blow we had a while back here in Vic?
Mornington pier doing it's impression of surfable waves.......with a Port Phillip fetch of 30 km or so..
40knt + NW winds, wind change to WwW.
Waves and Cross-Offshore for half an hour