Autumn/Winter Surf Thread

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  1. SAsurfa

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    Nice waves Freddy

    Range in wave heights yesterday. Was a consistnet 2-3' with the odd 4' set. A bit morning sick in the morning but cleaned up considerably after a few hours. The banks were a bit average, lots of closeouts but some nice ones as well. The banks were quite shallow leading to very fast hollow waves which gave you a bit of a pounding if caught inside trying to get back out after catching a wave in [​IMG]
     
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    scored noosa yesterday best i've had it for a while. 6' sets .big sweep though. surfed through to dark and scored 2 screamers from the boiling pot through to johnsons.
     
  3. parkmonkey

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    Hasn't been so good here, very hard to get wave, the sweep is crazy.
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  4. freddy

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    pm, that sweep is a killer on the back. ouch..
    i saw some pics of noosa the last couple of days, it looked about the same size as the bay..
    nothing here. ugh.
     
  5. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I broke my back skiing a few years back, not spinal or anything, but i get this weird electric shock in my lower back on right side where the break was when i have to really stretch out paddling hard, if the wind is southwest through the week there's a good chance for a yamba mission for a couple days late this week.
     
  6. SAsurfa

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    Looks like some nice waves nethertheless pm, did you get some good waves still or was it too hard to stay in position?
     
  7. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got a couple down on main beach, just to hard and to much luck needed at the Pass, well with a mild hangover.
     
  8. freddy

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    massive mess here today, but the swell is picking up. i think
     
  9. SAsurfa

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    It's a short period swell isn't it? So the southern corners won't get much size?
     
  10. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surfed Broken head for about 4 1/2 hrs yesterday, couple hours out at lennox today (started off with only 6 in the water, not heard of anywhere up here let alone lennox [​IMG] ), don't really have any good shots but will post a couple from broken yesterday soon, swell is almost dead but we have a new south swell coming Sunday.
     
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  11. freddy

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    complete garbage here today..
    i looked all the way from nobbis to blacksmiths..
    nada.. nix.. crap.. [​IMG]
     
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  12. parkmonkey

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    Still in boardies 6day into winter
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  13. freddy

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    nice shots pm.
    why is the sky that blue colour?

    I havent seen the sky all week. just rain rain rain.. [​IMG]
     
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  14. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't worry we've had enough rain up here (if the green in the bottom pictures isn't enough proof) and southerly change has brought more. Hows the guy in the top shot in a steamer, guy in the 2nd shot walking out in boardies. Waters still about 22deg, air temp had been 22-24deg until yesterday. Still waiting for my new spring suit to come for the early surfs, should get me through winter too.
     
  15. Toto Warmlet

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    Paddle due west for 2000k's or so and surf Phillip Island [​IMG]
    I remember a day at the Pass in 1980. Full employment time.We used to come down from Lismore as I got time off in lieu. There were 4 of us out, might have been a Wednesday, 4 foot, and that's all the way up Clark's,all riding long boards, ahead of or out of time. I had a 9 foot Micky Most (?sic) Hawaiian gun that had 6 foot of straight in the tail. Wife was riding an 8' 6'' of my own design.God it was awful. There was a younger guy and his sister riding old mals.He did a headstand. Those were the days after the days that nobody knows about.
     
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  16. SAsurfa

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    Great shots PM, love the last two!

    I scored double overhead, barrelling, freight train rights on Sunday and Monday with only 2 others out beside me and my mate on Sunday and double that on Monday [​IMG]

    Photo's of the bigger sets..
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    Here's screen grabs from video so the quality is dodgy and these aren't any set waves. I didn't spend much time waiting to get footage because I was freezing and the wave is too far out anyway to get anything decent [​IMG]
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  17. shark

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    Thanks for all the great shots guys.
     
  18. The Plowking

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    Bit quiet down here in Vic. Few days on the open beaches here (see toto's shot!!-Monday??) and there. Reefs not to consistent so far.
    ^Wot Shark said re photos.
     
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    PS : I think you mean paddle south Toto!
     
  20. parkmonkey

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    Thats crankin SA, hoping to head out to broken when the boss shows up at work in about an hour, his down surfing lennox now.
     
  21. Toto Warmlet

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    Plowking , paddle south and you'd end up in Antarctica! Image is of Awakino River Mouth , Nth Is NZ, the flax in the foreground is a giveaway. 39.21 degrees south= @PI. SAS shots impress.
     
  22. freddy

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    big winter swell building up maybe...
    lets see tomorrow..
     
  23. parkmonkey

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    Already pretty big up here on the north coast, should be good waves in the bay tomorrow, maybe lennox if the swell isn't outta control.
    Couple pic's from the last couple days with not much surf.
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  24. shark

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    A few of Burleigh this morning. Swell jumped up overnight.

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  25. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven't been in yet, waiting for the right time or a call from someone with a jetski

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  26. parkmonkey

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    Burleigh looks alright, did you head out?

    Few people have a crack paddling, sweep is pretty big
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  27. shark

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    I surfed the 2nd ave beachie early. Bit of a struggle, haven't been out much lately and have no paddling fitness.

    Look like the size you have down there is on the way here! Big lumps on the horizon..
     
  28. SnowBound

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    sydneys northern beache's reef breaks have been pumping this w/e!
    most beachies r jst huge closeouts, will try and upload sum pics once my mate sends them to me
     
  29. parkmonkey

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    This afternoon was pretty sweet in the bay, with just an awesome sunset. Couple pro's out, quite a few camera's on the beach, managed to snag myself a few waves. No pic's but i do wish i got a few with that sunsut, might be a few online over the next week.
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  30. parkmonkey

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    Looking forward to seeing them SnowBound
     
  31. SAsurfa

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    Nice pics guys. Good to hear you all got good waves. I had a grovel at seaford in 1-1.5ft waves but wrote of my planned surfing day today due to getting wat to drunk last night :roll:

    And those guys were towinf into pretty small surf, is that cause the sweep was too bad to paddle it?
     
  32. parkmonkey

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    Yeah big sweep and waves pushing really wide. Probable just fun and a good practice day(One tow in team was really struggling with timing), only four guys trying to paddle the point(on big boards). Didn't drive down to flat rock but it has been know for some good tow-ins, might have been a bit more going on down there.
     
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    Still good surf in the bay, not as good as yesterday but not bad.
    Couple of chicks ripping it.
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  35. SAsurfa

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    The last set of pics look real nice!

    I went to Waits yesterday and there was a nice left hand bank which was created by a pretty strong rip coming out through a channel. But this helped wall up the waves when they came which were around 2-3'. Was a great day with hardly anyone around at all [​IMG]

    Oh and I have a new camera. It's a Canon 20D and here's a shot from yesterday..

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  36. freddy

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    good ones pm.
    nice, sa.. have fun with the 20D..

    some waves at newie today.. it has been a very lean week..

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  37. Donza

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    Good at the Noon too. Got a MMS off my other half with a nice little keg- 3 feeters.

    Hows the leg fredog?
     
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    hey donza old mate...
    the leg is getting heaps better now..
    i am starting to walk around without the crutch..

    everything is looking up dood... [​IMG]
     
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  39. Donza

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    Yeah sweet good to hear.
    ...steve has been getting shacked in Bali..a mate seen him at Ulu's.
    lucky b'stard. We've been skunked on the weekends. Its the curse of the southerly. The only places been good down our way have way too many frothers on em or a comp.
     
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  40. parkmonkey

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    How goods everyone getting waves, well freddy almost. Surfed tallows this morning, just about to head off and check broken, still surfin in boardies people.
     
  41. SAsurfa

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    Lucky bastard!
     
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  42. parkmonkey

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    Check out all the piss weak bastards in steamers in the pic's, waters 22deg, air temp about the same.
     
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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well the guy at lennox is kickin it in boardies
     
  44. freddy

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    Steve is a lucky bastard all right.. I reckon indo will ge going off fully sik.. lol..

    newie has been carp with all this wind. nothing at all..
     
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  45. SAsurfa

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    Looks like you guys will have pumping waves for Sunday. Can't wait to hear what you guys score!
     
  46. shark

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    Surfed Burleigh today on the 7'6" - 3ft, clean, sunny, boardies. Gotta love winter in S.E.Q.
     
  47. The Plowking

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    Hooooray. Some swell for us down here in vic on the reefs-if you can find somewhere out of the wind! [​IMG]
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    here is a pic of collaroy on sydneys northern beaches last w.e!!!......

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    Yeah we in Vic will have awesome waves for over a week. I'll try get some pix tomorrow. Cold, windy and big swell might keep the school holiday kids out of the water, fingers crossed!
     
  50. SAsurfa

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    I'm gonna miss this swell [​IMG]

    I have too much uni work to do. It's gonna be 6ft and offshore down Victor tomorrow and I have to sit at uni behind my computer..

    I will get the tail end of it on Saturday but that's too late for any real size!
     
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