Summer Surf Thread 2016

Sir Surfalot

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I went out for an hour at South Palm Beach from 11am-noon today - the bank I surfed at Bend-in-the-Road was completely not working today, despite the swell size and direction being similar and not much wind. Anyway, directly in front of the coffee shop was ok - big rip, fair bit of sand being churned by the set waves, and a current running out through the break (as well as the rip between the banks - just lots of water moving outwards). I hoped it would steadily improve as the tide rose, but it went through phases of better-worse-better-worse as the tide changed. I only got a dozen or so waves, of which maybe half were much good, but it was still well worth paddling out. Looked like the beginners down at Kiddies' Corner were getting a few gentle ones too, even as the tide was nearing full high, so i am hopeful if the swell _does_ pick up overnight that it will be ok there for the early tomorrow.

Photo after my session today (straight out from 2108 Espresso):

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I went out for an hour at South Palm Beach from 11am-noon today - the bank I surfed at Bend-in-the-Road was completely not working today, despite the swell size and direction being similar and not much wind. Anyway, directly in front of the coffee shop was ok - big rip, fair bit of sand being churned by the set waves, and a current running out through the break (as well as the rip between the banks - just lots of water moving outwards). I hoped it would steadily improve as the tide rose, but it went through phases of better-worse-better-worse as the tide changed. I only got a dozen or so waves, of which maybe half were much good, but it was still well worth paddling out. Looked like the beginners down at Kiddies' Corner were getting a few gentle ones too, even as the tide was nearing full high, so i am hopeful if the swell _does_ pick up overnight that it will be ok there for the early tomorrow.

Photo after my session today (straight out from 2108 Espresso):

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Looks good to go tomorrow, catch ya out there!;)
 

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Bit of chopping and changing in the models RE Tasman Low next week. Perhaps a bit of a downgrade in size with High moving in quickly, less ridging. This puts the bulk of the fetch into open ocean (South Pac).
Goldy looks like it will do ok!
gfs_mslp_pcpn_swpac_17.png
 
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Bit of chopping and changing in the models RE Tasman Low next week. Perhaps a bit of a downgrade in size with High moving in quickly, less ridging. This puts the bulk of the fetch into open ocean (South Pac).
Goldy looks like it will do ok!
gfs_mslp_pcpn_swpac_17.png
Yes big difference to yesterdays modelling a massive ESE fetch .
Will revert to the time proven "look out the window" technique over the weekend.
Having said that I'm chronic Radar & Satellite watcher tho'.
 

Sir Surfalot

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@Ted Harper have you been for a surf yet?

Yes, I was in the water about 7-8am with one of my twins (the one who makes the effort to do L-plate driving practice down and back on my weekend earlies) 1/2 way between 2108 Espresso and Kiddies' Corner.

It was pretty good actually, very (VERY) shallow on the inside section and a few big wash-through waves to keep everyone honest. There were rather a lot of people out on the bank I surfed yesterday, but my son and I were getting rather more waves on the lefts a bit south of them. Kiddies' looked to have good, small but intermittent waves, so the beginners and mal riders out there should have been pretty happy too. Definitely it surfed better than it looked from the beach and it was very much less windy than Avalon and Newport looked when we drove past later.

I got 15 waves - http://surf.traceup.com/stats/u?uId=557376&vId=68583 - and my son would have had about the same number on his lid.

(Edit: should I have posted this in the Autumn thread maybe? Tomorrow I will try to remember, sorry)
 
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4 or so now.
Bumpy and a lot of water moving round.
Been doing a training course all day watching a left cranking , no one on it...
 
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