Spring Surf Thread 2016

Discussion in 'Surf & Marine' started by FourSquare04, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. FourSquare04

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    Time for it!

    Looks like a few waves to start things off over the past few days too.....

    @SAsurfa what's with all the 'pollution' over the Swellnet homepage?!!
     
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    Some heinous looking banners that's forsure. Someone's gotta pay the bill for 'free' surf forecasting though.
    End of this week/weekend/Monday looks ok for Sydney coast with a bit more southerly fetch clipping us ('bout bloody time!).
     
  3. SAsurfa

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    Haha, yeah it's what pays the bills and keeps most of the site free.

    Haven't been keeping a close eye on the Sydney charts as have been back home and also watching the snow, but today's S'ly groundswell pulse was strong. 3-4ft sets at Freshy but too straight!
     
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    First E trade swell in the air for the new season. Summer isn't too bad on the east coast :)
     
  5. Peli89

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    On Sunday arvo I had a solo surf on the mid coast. It was fairly junky with light on shores but it was quite fun around 2' as the tide pushed in. I only lasted around an hour - I managed to spook myself after watching 'the shallows' as rediculois as it was last week.

    It's looking like a nice strong pulse again this weekend on the south coast.
     
  6. POW_hungry

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    Sneaky North swell this weekend for Sydney. Front squeezing some fetch out of the Tasman high on Friday.
    Some sites forecasting 3-4 foot. I am not convinced, in any case we should get some offshore out of it. Could be hours of fun right some short-period stuff!
     
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    Yeah no fri pm into overnight flow will reduce the size for weekend warriors. I'm keen to get my surfing boots back on but might sit it out for another weekend. Good zonal flow lining up next week for the Southern, a couple of the models have a Tasman amplification circa Friday week, here's hoping :)
     
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  8. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    The 'bra would like it but you should come over the north side @POW_hungry loads more options in a N to NE swell to spread the crowds out
     
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    I hear you man. Might just cross the bridge for it.;)
    Bungan! Goodness me that's gonna be fun.
     
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    Small at Wamberal this morning. Don't know where all the sand went - lost a lot in the big storm (like Collaroy).
    It's a drop off the access steps down to the beach level. There was also some heavy council equipment on the beach building up around the lagoon mouth & nearby effected houses. The local kids dig it out when the lagoon floods for a standing wave.
     
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  11. Ted Harper

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    Had a surf late morning today at North Palm Beach with a friend and she said the same - I only just got around to checking the forecast sites and it looks like it could be a bit of fun on particularly Saturday.

    Today was a bit of a grovel; I snuck my son's board (with more foam and grovel-ability) into the car after he left for Uni so I got a good haul of (short, backwash-affected, and mostly closing-out) 1-2' waves. Had fun as always :)
     
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    Squeezed a bloody ripper of a surf in today at the 'bra. Short period no-one out. Rampy 3 foot, was one hell of a surf.

    Just heard the news of the passing of Woody (Head of security for WSL). A familiar face to many, so heavy. RIP fella.
     
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    It's the same around our neck of the woods.The banks were the best I've seen for years about 2 weeks ago,now we have close outs and backwash.Its a real struggle at the moment.
     
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    Will be checking out a few spots around mid nth coast tomorrow, before hitting Rote in a couple of weeks !!!
     
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    @SAsurfa Southy tomorrow around midday gonna be firing!
     
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    If you're still in Forster the in town spots should be working nicely on the NE swell direction but also plenty of options south of there too in the same conditions ;)
     
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    Think the banks will like the NE swell tomorrow? Palmy tends to be good in general when a NE swell is running but of course sand dependent
     
  18. Ted Harper

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    I just finished a session at North Palm Beach, having coffee and cake at 2108 Espresso right now. Was pretty good 3-4' (and some bigger washthrough waves too) offshore, good banks aside from a few closeouts but quite a few people in the water.

    I nearly paddled out at the south end, had my wetty on, etc, but one of my friends drove past and said the north end was much better - so I drove up in my wetty and it was definitely the better option - even with maybe 40 guys in the water. I only got 4 good waves in about an hour, there were people stuck inside inevitably I didn't want to take off onto, some competition for the good waves, and the paddle back out was pretty tough as it was around the low tide, but it was well worth a surf.

    I didn't check anywhere else, sorry.

     
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    Cranking at the regular spot in Westernport this evening.
    Photorip...
    In the background...

     
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    Saw a few shots of winki and bells off it tits today
     
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    Oh to not have a family (sometimes)...
    Would be there.
     
  22. FourSquare04

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    @Ted Harper surf Palmy this morning? Ended up surfing the local this morning which was super fun at 2 maybe 2+ on a few - had a ball! Pity the onshore came up and spoiled it
     
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    You not surf yesterdee?

    Ventured to bungan. Got some really fun ones. Not many on it.
    Banks are perfect on the north swell.
     
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  24. Ted Harper

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    Yes, I surfed the same bank as yesterday morning (not quite all the way up at Barrenjoey). Was maybe a foot smaller than yesterday. I was in the water from about 6:30-8am. Fewer surfing at that time than yesterday so I got a much bigger haul of waves, I still managed to get worked a couple of times and it was pretty ridiculously shallow by the end of the session. By the time I left for home - after my session and a coffee - there were lots of people in the water (which BTW felt colder than it has been).
     
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    Unfortunately I didn't make it out on Saturday but it didn't matter as I had a ball yesterday!
     
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    How were the 'banks' handling it? My home stretch still seems to be groomed nicely for NE swells from the past summer which is weird as it normally prefers E to S swells as a general rule. It definitely helped that the period was only around 8 seconds as it created lots of shifty beach break peaks, which very few close outs.
     
  27. SAsurfa

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    Yeah great waves Saturday, checked a few spots and all were doing similar things, it was just escaping the crowds.

    Scored pretty uncrowded 3-4ft left wedges somewhere then hit the footy to see the Giants smash the Swans, yew!
     
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    'somewhere'... Cryptic bugger!
     
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    Haha, I've already had two people have a slight go for running a photo of it, and it's not even a good shot and could be anywhere...
     
  30. Peli89

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    Surfed Middleton first light Saturday and it was a fun 2-3'. Surf was really peaky so it was real easy to pick off waves. It straightened up later in the morning and turned to poo so called it in.

    Had another surf at the dump late Sunday and it was 2-3' on the sets. Great fun but super crowded. Probably a little inconsistent and not quite enough size, but reminded me a lot of second reef out at point Leo.
     
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    A few shots from the last two days.Tuesday was the pick with the beaches and reefs holding the swell
     
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    Nice :)
    Very similar system setting up now... Frothing, hope I can stand up this weekend :)
     
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    @SAsurfa what's happened to the Swellnet site?!! Technical issues this morning.....

    Was the Swellnet office in the Bayer building?
     
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    The app gets a bit jumbled from time-to-time but all good on the desktop this morning for me ;)
     
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    Just a few tech issues, lucky back before the main morning traffic. Can't wait for the weekend, looking super fun!
     
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    Noah, had a go at a 17yr old surfer at Ballina (again) this morning.
    Early news, wound to upper leg. Paramedics and Heli called. No more news at this stage.
     
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    A mate was there but not surfing

    "Wasn't in the water, but saw it happen! Was having brecky at Lighthouse, saw it happen, ran down told the lifeguards, helped them rum gear down, helped bandage him up and carry him to the ambulance! I waded out to get his board, MASSIVE teeth marks! He's gonna be ok though, he was pretty calm, just a young fella"
     
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    Looking at the forecast charts I might have to 'work from home' on Thursday in order to have a look at a few novelty wave spots on the SA coast...
     
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    Long weekend forecast for the East Coast is looking pretty bleak....better off going to the snow
     
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    View from the balcony !!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks quite smackable.
     
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  42. DPS Driver

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    What surf!!!
     
  43. DPS Driver

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    Where you staying?

    That waves going the wrong way for Rote.

    Some of the crew just got back this week from 2 weeks on Rote and scored solid waves every day. Enjoy.
     
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    I am thinking there's a nice knee height westerly swell hitting box head (Cenny coast) today.ROFL
     
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    Not much on offer here today
     
  46. Ted Harper

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    Palm Beach was almost as flat as it is possible to be. The usual early morning crew all failed to surf - for the first time I can remember - but three of us walked a lap of the beach for exercise, one guy went to yoga, two others earned brownie points doing a run of junk to the tip. Generally surfing was not an option. Some of us had a surf yesterday morning though - it was pretty tiny but still surfable.

    Fingers crossed for at least some sort of wave tomorrow as the water has warmed up a bit more and is really nice. Here is how it looked this morning early anyway...

     
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    In Cannguu for a couple of weeks before heading to Rote ...... nice waves right out front of hotel .
     
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    Offshore and overhead at the regular spot in Westernport ATM.
    Bye bye work...
     
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    I somehome managed to have 2 'fun' surfs on the weekend. Because the far south does well out of NE windswell events there was still a rideable wave on Sat when I arrived, but family commitments and GF time took over. On Sunday the small south swell arrived a bit earlier on the south so managed a few fun peelers at a magnet on the mid-morning high tide before the wind got up. On Monday the N-NE windwell was back and managed a few more peelers on the mid-morning glass off before the wind got up. Probably not frothing, just mini-froth :)
     
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    Boys and Girls going nuts up our way. Have not had a decent wave in weeks.
    Very very flat spell.