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Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by parkmonkey, Mar 16, 2010.
Yep surfed most of those.
Been scoring the last couple mornings, 3-4ft barrels off shore till lunch time, all right out the front of home.
serious flatness for the last few days in sinny
About to paddle my aircraft carrier though, and hopefully pick off a stray ripple.
oh great god of flatness f off
used to surf on one of these... in the 70s.
Yes, FLAAAAT today. Still, I managed to catch a few and pose.
Later, after my post surf latte...actually a capuccino, which is even less manly...I was watching while 4 guys on those ridiculous paddleboards made arses of themselves. I hate paddleboards. I reckon they have no place on crowded metro beaches.
Beach breaks cranking all week here. Lots of water moving around, banks and rips everywhere. A change in season (in se qld terms) leaves the early open for pre dawners, like me, who try to be home before the little monster(s) wake up
Slick board VSG, for 15ft Sunset Beach!!
I'll take this variation
Still well and truly boardies water temp here..
Waves today. I'll probably head out after midday (ie after low tide), which should also mean the swell will have cleaned up just a tad more.
Yesterday couldn't have been more flat, but picked up one every 5 mins or so on the aircraft tanker. You can do that when you're the only person out there.
This week looks good for the reefs at last in Vic. Been an average autumn for reefs so far here...
Surfed the firewire for the first time today...it's been pretty much the first time it's got above 3' since I bought it (except Easter, when I was in Melbourne). Wow. I don't know if it's the fins or the board design, but the thing really accelerates out of turns. It's like my old Mitchell Rae (the flex guy) but more. I surfed like shite today, but two or three manoevres were about as good as it gets for me. I'm impressed.
PS 3-5 foot at Bondi, and 3-4 foot at Bronte.
Thats awesome buzzy, getting my tuflite bushman took my surfing to another level, sounds like you might find the same in the firewire
I'm not sure if this got any coverage here yet, so I'll apologise in advance just in case it has, but here goes...
The pictures are from the whale at Rye a year or so back, but I can tell you the one at Big Left wasn't a pretty sight
Some very nice wave, chest to head high, on the larger sets this morning at Bondage. Water is still nice (20c), but air temperature saw the steamer back on duty (9c at Bondi Junction first thing).
Had to go to parent-teacher chat re Mr Boo the 5y.o. ... kids eh.
would have been hot??
Nice waves yesterday @3-4 foot (Bondi). As the tide dropped though it got worse.
I surfed yesterday in a 2mm long sleeve springy, and when the sun came out I got hot. Otherwise it was ok. The water's nice and warm so it's only the air/wind which is cold.
It was a very nice morning indeed. Still wearing the vest.
While posting ?
I didnt realise surfing the interwebz was that cold.
yeap, water's lovely atm... nice swell, now I just want back the sandbank we've had through summer which seems to have disappeared (manly)
Nice waves today. 2-3 foot and sadly dropping. Got worked though when a French backpacker went left on a right straight into me. Sore head, ankle and back, you [auto-censor] frog loving imbecile. What is it with people pulling radical poo squats into the foam? And they always have a brand spanking new shortboard they can't use.
Saturday was gold. 3-4 feet at Minnos.....around 55 bodyboarders out, but strangely got nearly every wave I wanted in the first two hours, then sat in a hole for 30mins
warm, solid and fun
I'll 2nd buzzy's call - some nice 2 to 3 footers but noticeably dropping and becoming more and more inconsistent....bondage would have been mayhem today being a nice, hot sunday!
You should come over to the dark side (north side) buz, more options, so it spreads the crowds out more....
bells this morning
sure is nice to see some swell on the reefs. Had some good ones down the peninsula yesterday arvo
Vic west coast currently going off and should be for the next 5 days or so.
Nice 2 foot waves today. Managed to ding my board and didn't even hit anything! I think it was an old pressure ding that went "ping", perhaps when I sank the board to the sand bottom at one point on finishing a wave. Who knows? Drying the board now for a minor ding repair.
1-2 foot minnamurra this morning. Was nice to get wet and a bit sunburnt
I've even got tap nose typing this
Been getting some great waves on the beachys up here. 2 foot's still overhead for you isn't Donza?
Easily ...though at least I can get barrelled.
A good mate took these, love the go pro
Yeah thats a cool shot, been looking at a GoPro for a while.
Yeah they are cool
this is a mate of mine with his daughter
go pro cam
3 foot waves at Bondi and at middish tide (12-2pm) the banks were pretty much just closing out. I should've waited longer but I thought it would fill in more quickly and thought "I'll wait in the water. With all the paddling against the rip and all I got sick of waiting for it to get better and just went in. I'm sure it was ripping at 4pm!
Non stop fun on the goldy.
Luke Munro's GoPro twitpic from TOS today http://twitpic.com/1n2htj
Thats pretty sweet.
Yeh love it. My beachie this morning wasn't as good as it has been this week, that southerly change last night funked it out a bit. Obviously the privilege of not have to work 9-5 pays off for guys like LM..
Its a goal we should all be working towards
Yes, yes it is.. In the meantime i'll take my lot in life of being able to get wet every day before I trudge out and work towards it
absolutely mackin' today as predicted - decided to venture over to the dark side and went out to Cape Solander aka "Ours" - unfortunately the wind was into it and and it wasn't working quite perfectly, still a couple of guys out getting a few......I'll put up a couple of the better shots tomorrow.
Also checked Voodoo, which was HUGE but very messy with the wind into it - sets double to triple overhead!
And Cronulla Point was absolutely going orf with barrels galore and a comp on.
Here's a test shot of one of the bigger ones that came through at the Cape
Just got back from some beautiful little autumn 3 foot Winkipop peelers. Magic day out there and not too many out.
Nowhere was handling it today East/city. The only place I saw with a half rideable wave was Coogee, but within 10 minutes of arriving the shark alarm went off! Then went to Maroubra (north east facing) and I've never seen it like that. I saw one close out set that must have been 10 foot easy which closed out across the entire beach. There were maybe 8 or 10 guys up toward the south end riding what looked to be around 6 foot protected lefts but this thing broke maybe 50, possibly more metres further out from where they were sitting. It was just freaky. Down at Bondi that bay on the bay cliff walk between icebergs was closing out for maybe 100-200m from the very tip of the point. That's DEEP water. I've never seen a wave break there, ever.
Anyway, after all that no waves for me today.
I snapped my board two day ago
Buzzy, what about lurline bay just near coogee? that usually digs a big S to SE swell? Or Nielsen Park?
fairly similar story up here on the northern beaches - only a handful of places work/are protected in a big S swell scenario - you've got Manly & FB, DY point, Collaroy and reef areas nearby, Warriewood and Sth Palmy. However, the bank situation over this way has been 'orrible for quite sometime so not all of those places were handling it. Should be interesting to see how the sand looks after this swell has calmed down.....
Ideal swell direction on the NB's is E to NE and literally everywhere starts firing
Had to do a rush trip to North Coast on weekend...
15 years since last visited, somethings never change...except $2 an hour in the parking lot!
Do you get out 1/2 way through a session to top up the meter?
The boys were all on Cowries (near shellharbour)...Mick, AI etc etc
6-8 I heard and really good..
Pity I was in Jindy.
The Deep South woulda been good. A mate surfed Sandon and said it was OK. I was fishing and rafting on the Eucumbene.
Yeah the Jetty was meant to be good. Just a few too many wash throughs.
Picked up a new stick this arvo
6'3", 18 7/8", 2 1/2"