Autumn & Winter Surf Thread

Angus_McCrory

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Well it's been autumn for just over 2 weeks.

Sans car, so haven't got in the water for a couple of days, but riding past Maroubra this morning I was greeted by the sight of a perfect early autumn surf; a nice peaky 2' SE swell, brushed by a light off shore breeze, the tide just right, chest high faces and plently of barrels being scored by the not too large crew. Perfect morning to be very late for work. Hope you got some.
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parkmonkey

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On a wave or mountain face near you.
I think i torn my meniscus again (tore the left and right skiing) surfing Lennox
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I was right out the back surfing red rock under the cliffs when it happened and couldn't straighten my leg out, had to crawl out over the rocks and hop all the way back up to my car, i'm on crutches now and my knee feels worse than yesterday. Hoping it just needs to settle down but not liking my chances.
Will be out of the water for some time
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Angus_McCrory

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Forget it in Sydney today. Wind appeared to be SSW at Maroubra, so the surface was reasonably smooth (Bondi would be chopped up to buggery), but yesterday's southerly change has delivered no swell. Surf virtually non-existent.
 

FourSquare04

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Not looking all that good for the weekend overall with these 'orrible SE winds supposed to persist
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Things looking interesting for next week with a surface low looking to develop in the tasman......Craig reckons we'll get some E/NE swell off that before it looks to head towards NZ and then I'd say we will get some SE swell off it - looks promising on the charts! Could be our first full week of waves in aaaaages
 
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Donza

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Surf is cracking this morning

buggar

had a decent wave at wootown on sunday.. 3 foot runners into a shallow sweepy bank...
 

Angus_McCrory

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Some very nice surf at Maroubra this morning; pleanty of over head and occasional 2x overhead sets. Needs serious paddleing skills to get into the waves without going over the falls. Make the takeoff and you headed for the green room.
 

Donza

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Taxman said:
Some very nice surf at Maroubra this morning; pleanty of over head and occasional 2x overhead sets. Needs serious paddleing skills to get into the waves without going over the falls. Make the takeoff and you headed for the green room.
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climberman

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Donza said:
surf is cracking this morning

offshore and epic

Was very upset to be on the train to Sydney this morning...

Managed to get in half an hour tonight, off the rocks at City beach, hit the sand to leave at 7.30 pm. Was nearly dark. Got some ok ones. Nice to see some swell.
 
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Donza

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climberman said:
Donza said:
surf is cracking this morning

offshore and epic

Was very upset to be on the train to Sydney this morning...

Managed to get in half an hour tonight, off the rocks at City beach, hit the sand to leave at 7.30 pm. Was nearly dark. Got some ok ones. Nice to see some swell.
and me - to work in the surf industry...and drive up bulli pass
alas...i checked it this arvo. bout 6.45pm really
best was prob bombie rights at sandon, no one on it and top to bottom freight training 4-6 footers.. inside banzai looked the goods., jetty was hitting the ledge primo but crowded..wootown was fat outside, walling lefts into a good wedge bank
all in all the best surf i've seen since Anzac day two years ago
 
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climberman

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Text your boss.

Go in late.

Hit the water early.

You deserve it.

It's business research.

It's a mental health check.

ITS FORKING SWELL TIME AND OFFSHORE.
 

climberman

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I have a dream.

It's gunna be one of those winters where filthy lows come in and puke snow and then go and hang in the tasman and shunt swell and push offshore and all my savings plans go out the window and I log a lot of surf time.

East coast livin.
 

Angus_McCrory

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Still pumping with plently of 3-4' waves about (1 - 1.5x overhead on the sets). None of the double overheaders from yesterday, but if this isn't good enough, you are going to be very hard to please.
 

Donza

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climberman said:
Text your boss.

Go in late.

Hit the water early.

You deserve it.

It's business research.

It's a mental health check.

ITS FORKING SWELL TIME AND OFFSHORE.
I left the Irony on..
alas...I just work for surf..
 
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SNJ

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Kelly Slater was surfing at Ours yesterday afternoon. Photo C/O oneshuteye

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If you are on facebook check out "the nulla" and "oneshuteye cronulla beach". They have a good collection of photos from the last few days of swell.
 
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FourSquare04

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Scored a few bombs last Thursday arvo on that swell, so fun.

Hopefully get a few fun ones tomorrow morning too
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FourSquare04

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Same up my way on the Northern Beaches (DY) Taxman, although I reckon the set waves, albeit inconsistent, were more like shoulder to even head high.

Perfect conditions this morning - Good sunrise, glassy with no wind, perfect size (2 to 3 ft but with a bit of grunt due to the long period) and that inconsistent groundswell that allows you to get a wave and not get smashed on the way back out.

Craig, keen to catch up for a session? Unfortunately Southy's banks are still very ordinary but on my DY to Longy stretch they aren't too bad....how's Curly looking?
 

Donza

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chopes yesterday

will be a cover
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Angus_McCrory

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Great autumn morning again, crisp air (14 deg at 7:00 am), warm water, but still no swell. Chest high on the occasional set when I rode past Maroubra this morning. Heading to Ulladulla tomorrow evening for the weekend, hopefully a bit more swell further south. Looking at the 4 day forecast, there migth be a but of a lift in the power setting as the low moves into the Tasman.
 

Angus_McCrory

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South coast weekend report. Find somewhere with protection from the SE winds and you were on a winner. Golf Course was going off on Saturday morning, a bit side shore and choppy, but plenty of double overhead sets, breaking left as well as right towards bogie hole. Didn't fancy a 500 metre paddle (plus chicken factor), so I left that to the hell men longboarders who were having a club comp and found an out of the way sheltered spot the other side of a headland and across a creek for a more mellow surf with just a few out.
 

Belly

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Vic forecast looking tops for Easter. Not absolutely macking but should be solid nearly all weekend with mostly favourable winds.
 

Donza

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Belly said:
Vic forecast looking tops for Easter. Not absolutely macking but should be solid nearly all weekend with mostly favourable winds.
Yeah dooma is talking it up
 
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