Summer Surf Thread 2016

Discussion in 'Surf & Marine' started by nfip, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fun in Bondi. Could only muster up about 20-30 mins surf but caught 4-5 waves and had a ball. Certainly bigger than 2 foot in this neck of the woods today.
    I froth on these days... Bugger all people in the water.
     
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  2. Ted Harper

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    Smaller this morning and generally not as good riding as yesterday but I got in the water for an early with some friends (in front of the south end toilet block) and I ended up with 27 waves (ranging between fairly crap and sort of ok) by the time the coffee shop lured me out of the water around 8am. Was a bit of fun and beat staying in bed listening to the rain by a long way.
     
  3. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I stayed in bed listened to the rain. ;)
    Had a late one .
    Joint 50th birthday.
    Got up and played a set plus a few random songs with the band ( played with them a few years back ).
     
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  4. nfip

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  5. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Not a bad looking bank there with left and right options :)
     
  6. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking forward to tonights forecast notes ;)
     
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  7. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dat fetch.
     
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  8. PiedPiper

    PiedPiper One of Us

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    Had a nice little session @ flinders on sunday, was probably an hour late for the absolute best of it, but good none the less.

    Thanks to whoever posted the head towards the beach advice a while back. finally got to put it into action, and it really helped.

    Sadly stubbed my toes on the reef at the end of my session, tore my toenail right off the bed, foot covered and blood and i left the emergency room around 11pm last night :( Toe nail was already substantially weakened and separated from bed from splitting last year :(
    No more waves for me for a while.
     
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  9. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    I'd have to say looking at the charts though, it's going to be onshore for most of the week :(
     
  10. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    @PiedPiper Ah that was me! How much of a difference does it make!! Love it. Opens up a whole new world of surfing.
     
  11. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Nah, variable tomorrow morning then offshore each morning after that :)
     
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  12. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I missed it ??
    need all the help I can get these days.
    Lazy 2 footish.
    No banks around so my home is getting hammered by the crew from all over town .
    Plus others .......
    Pass.
    Autumn is coming :D

    edit : 30 out at the rivermouth on the weekend I was just told @Fozzie Bear !!!
     
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  13. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Ah, so to improve your turns and get more vertical, once racing down the line with speed and you see a section you want to hit, turn straight to the beach, carry the speed and then turn back straight up towards the wave face.

    This will open up the wave for you to turn straight up into it and attack it. If you don't do this and try and do a critical turn from mid-face you'll likely just fall over on your back.
     
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  14. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Aaah yes I did see it.
    My knees are already cracking and creaking just thinking about it now ;)
     
  15. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Pumping Manly for the late session, winds went south and some sick bowls and ramps. Some heavy ones as well!
     
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  16. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Getting some surfing froth back on, but wrist is still sore, going to doc tomorrow morning to get more info... But might have to surf this weekend regardless :)
     
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    derwent One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Classic. Loved it! :thumbs:
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    All the Pro's lighting it up?
     
  19. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    After this past miserable weekend and not getting out, I'm the same @Belly need to get wet!
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Looks (and sounds from my place) pretty onshore this morning Craig! ;)
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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  22. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Yep. Was always gonna happen after putting to text :p
     
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  23. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Tomorrow is now looking dicey as well :(
     
  24. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Yeah doesn't look too good with that trough, there could be the odd window like last night open up but you'd have to be onto it quick smart!
     
  25. nfip

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    Not a breath down here.
    Maybe on the other side of town ligth SW.
     
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  26. Belly

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    xray appears clear, looks like a super bad sprain, game on this weekend :) ... time to find a 3ft corner in a 6ft swell :)
     
  27. Ted Harper

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    I got out for an hour at south Palm Beach around high tide today. Winds were variable but not too strong and even managed periods of light offshore. It somehow didn't rain for the duration of my session but there were short sharp showers before and after. Was only a foot or two, bit bumpy and wind-affected but not really bad surfing. Needless to say crowds were not a problem. I caught 21 waves, had some paddling practice, didn't get stung by anything, so all in all a successful outing.
     
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  28. Drewboy

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    Nice little surprise mid morning when the wind turned offshore.Went from onshore junk to half reasonable in 15 minutes
     
  29. SAsurfa

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    Exactly the same happened in Manly. Total rubbish to super fun in 30 minutes!! So fun.
     
  30. FourSquare04

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    @SAsurfa I reckon Creso area would be pumping at the moment in these conditions ;)
     
  31. Belly

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    Slight downgrade for the weekend, next week oh my goodness..
     
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  32. POW_hungry

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    If that Tasman Low tunes in then we're looking at an incredible ESE swell mid-week forsure.
    6-8 feet+ potentially. Lingering and sustained too.
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Too big for most Sydney spots, time to lock in the road trip @POW_hungry
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    I'm thinking @SAsurfa is scoring this morning with 2-3ft E swell and offshore winds, the Man Town stretch will be cooking
     
  35. SAsurfa

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    Bit low early, about to hit it now! Yew.
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Wow looks like Autumn is going to kick off with a BANG, I'm seeing swell for days and days on the long range outlook :)
     
  37. FourSquare04

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    @Ted Harper looking like good swell direction and winds for Palmy this weekend (southern end) however tide may be an issue with low forecast in the mornings for the early
     
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    Maroubra wasn't too shabby this morning..... hence almost as crowded as Bondi.
     
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  39. Ted Harper

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    I am looking forward to the weekend and I think the banks at the South end will be ok on a low-ish tide - hope so anyway!

    Today I got out for a surf just south of Bend-in-the-Road before lunch (aside: haven't surfed that part of the beach for 6 months and now twice in a week) and it was pretty good, albeit pretty shallow and sucky on the takeoffs.

    Almost no wind, fairly hollow - the bigger ones (maybe a bit over 3') were mostly brutal closeouts but the middle-sized set waves were good and mostly nakeable, the lefts more so than the rights. Had a penguin around for a while chasing bait fish too and the water was a lot warmer than Tuesday. I got about 18 waves in an hour; the last 20 minutes was pretty slow though as the tide and the increasing wind made good ones less frequent.

    Looked like this (between sets, but gives you an idea of the banks) after I finished and the wind had come up a bit onshore:



     
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  40. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rivermouth looked sweet thiz morn. Nearly starting round the corner.!!
    Tide was in to it by time I could get to it
    Had Hour and half waist ht or so on the open beach with self and a mate taking turns.
    Calm before the storm might have another look.
    Next week looks the goods.
     
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  41. POW_hungry

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    Yeah, pretty keen. South Coast where it'll be a bit more mellow (winds and swell) is my pick. Really depends on where that low tracks...
     
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    Love that spot, except when alone... then always a little sharky.... and by coincidence, the only spot where I've seen sharks (other than wobbygongs and the like) in the wild.
     
  43. FourSquare04

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    Yeah that's it, looking at the current BOM 4 day I'd say maybe heading North could be the go as the wind will be more S S/W, if you head south it could be more S S/E but that could always change between now and Sunday/Monday.....
     
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    Yer if you wanna see some marine creatures that's the place.
    I've been chased out there a few times .
    Mate surfed it on his own earlier in the morning , in the rain. :eek:
     
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    Gimme 13kts cross with 4ft of swell, over 30kt cross-off and 6 foot any day of the week...;)
    Merimbula Vs Port Mac.

    Even into the weekend looks good.
     
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    I hear ya ;)
     
  48. nfip

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    It's already started.
    About 2 am.
    Just got belted by some decent squalls.
    Batten down.
     
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    Been down the snowies and had a crazy drive back this morning. Hoping to organise a few days down in Ulladulla next week on our big bridge project to coincide with the swell!
     
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    It has been good on the Goldy for the last week or so.

    Initially the swell was super straight and the beachies were closing out but you could get some good ones if patient.

    Yesterday and this morning the beachies were going off. Mirror glass, light offshore, low tide dredging barrels. There were peaks everywhere. It was epic 3' with the odd bigger one and super make-able. The sets were breaking just enough off the bank to make the takeoff easy and then if was just a case of stand and deliver.

    I am a happy man.
     
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