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Autumn Winter Surf thread

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by parkmonkey, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. rangerider

    rangerider A Local

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    Yep surfed most of those. [​IMG]
     
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  2. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been scoring the last couple mornings, 3-4ft barrels off shore till lunch time, all right out the front of home.
     
  3. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lucky Bugger
     
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  4. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    serious flatness for the last few days in sinny
     
  5. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    Yup, FLAAAAAAT.

    About to paddle my aircraft carrier though, and hopefully pick off a stray ripple.
     
  6. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    oh great god of flatness f off
     
  7. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    used to surf on one of these... in the 70s.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  9. shark

    shark A Local

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    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 [​IMG]

    Slick board VSG, for 15ft Sunset Beach!!

    I'll take this variation

    [​IMG]

    Still well and truly boardies water temp here..
     
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  10. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  11. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    This week looks good for the reefs at last in Vic. Been an average autumn for reefs so far here...
     
  12. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  13. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats awesome buzzy, getting my tuflite bushman took my surfing to another level, sounds like you might find the same in the firewire [​IMG]
     
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  14. willmcc

    willmcc Hard Yards

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  15. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    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).
     
  16. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had to go to parent-teacher chat re Mr Boo the 5y.o. ... kids eh.
     
  17. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    would have been hot??
     
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  18. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  19. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was a very nice morning indeed. Still wearing the vest.
     
  20. PolePlant

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    While posting ?
    I didnt realise surfing the interwebz was that cold.
     
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  21. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    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)
     
  22. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  23. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    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
     
  24. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    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....
     
  25. snowballs

    snowballs Hard Yards

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  26. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    sure is nice to see some swell on the reefs. Had some good ones down the peninsula yesterday arvo
     
  27. rangerider

    rangerider A Local

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    Vic west coast currently going off and should be for the next 5 days or so. [​IMG]
     
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  28. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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.
     
  29. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    1-2 foot minnamurra this morning. Was nice to get wet and a bit sunburnt
    I've even got tap nose typing this [​IMG]
     
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  30. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been getting some great waves on the beachys up here. 2 foot's still overhead for you isn't Donza? [​IMG]
     
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  31. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Easily [​IMG] ...though at least I can get barrelled.
    A good mate took these, love the go pro
    [​IMG]
     
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  32. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah thats a cool shot, been looking at a GoPro for a while.
     
  33. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Yeah they are cool
    this is a mate of mine with his daughter
    cool eh?
    go pro cam
     
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  34. buzzy_the_second

    buzzy_the_second First Runs

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    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!
     
  35. The Plowking

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    shark A Local

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  37. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats pretty sweet.
     
  38. shark

    shark A Local

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    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..
     
  39. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its a goal we should all be working towards [​IMG]
     
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  40. shark

    shark A Local

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    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 [​IMG]
     
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  41. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    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

    [​IMG]
     
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  42. rangerider

    rangerider A Local

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    Just got back from some beautiful little autumn 3 foot Winkipop peelers. Magic day out there and not too many out.
     
  43. buzzy_the_second

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    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.
     
  44. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  45. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    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 [​IMG]
     
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  46. Toto Warmlet

    Toto Warmlet One of Us

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    [​IMG]

    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?
     
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  47. Donza

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    The boys were all on Cowries (near shellharbour)...Mick, AI etc etc
    6-8 I heard and really good..

    Pity I was in Jindy.
     
  48. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Deep South woulda been good. A mate surfed Sandon and said it was OK. I was fishing and rafting on the Eucumbene.
     
  49. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Yeah the Jetty was meant to be good. Just a few too many wash throughs.
     
  50. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Picked up a new stick this arvo [​IMG]
    6'3", 18 7/8", 2 1/2"
    $375 [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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