The Autumn Surf Thread

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  1. FourSquare04

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Looks like on paper, it has potential to be one of the best days of 2017....?
     
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    UnZud is going to cop a drenching from that Tasman low!
     
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    I hate work.
    I hate the Port Macquarie surf report.
    And I'm a lover not a hater!!!
     
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    @Ted Harper may not agree with this as he seems to spend a bit of time up there, but IMO Port Mac is really not the best place to go if you're looking for decent surf spots. I'm saying that from experience (as a grom) too. Town beach, South and North walls are reasonably decent spots, Lighthouse in a NE is the go to spot around town, but apart from that it's a bunch of mediocre beach breaks.

    However, the options particularly that lie immediately north and some south of PM are certainly of more interest and offer a lot more variety & potential ..... ;)
     
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    Do you middle rock !
    Not in this event tho.
    Too big n solid I'm thinking.
     
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    Agree, it's the best report though for the broader area
     
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    Looks like plenty of spots around your area coming to life late this week / this weekend @nfip

    Can we put in a request for plenty of photos to be posted next week? No names required just some South Coast NSW viewing pleasure please :)
     
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    Oh yeah for sure.

    @Belly and here I was thinking that you were just a south coast NSW surfer :D
     
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    Yeah will send thru whats appropriate .
    There's going to be plenty for everybody .
     
  10. Ted Harper

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    Port for me is a great "compromise" place - that is I rarely miss out on a surf there (1-2 sessions a day pretty much every day I am there) and generally I surf Town Beach or Flynn's or less often Shelly or Lighthouse - but it is rarely epic when I am there, or at least it would rarely be the best place to surf even when it is really good there. I've surfed it a fair bit particularly in the last 20 years since we had kids, and had some great sessions, but almost always on the great days if I had got off my tail and driven somewhere I'd have had an even better one...

    Lighthouse definitely has its moments of greatness but it's a bit of a drive from where we usually stay - either near Town Beach or Flynn's. My wife doesn't surf but has put up with my surfing since we were 15 and she loves Port so I never get any push-back when I suggest going there. More difficult to negotiate a more surfing-specific place to go when you are the only hard-core surfer in the family, so I paddle out happily and smash the short waves and close outs at the main Port breaks (they're not unlike Palm Beach waves - other than the razor-sharp rocks at Town Beach of course - so it's not like I don't have practice...).

    I think Middle Rock would be super-humongous with this upcoming swell and probably not handling it well. Town Beach right handers (hopefully from way off to the right of the beach behind the rocks) could be good if some more sand has got in there in the last couple of weeks - when I was up there for the Rufus concert a couple of weeks ago it was 3'+ but it wasn't anywhere near breaking there then so needed more size and/or more sand. BTW Peter Hudson (Wayne's dad and a lovely chap) who does the CoastalWatch surf reports for Port lives and surfs at Middle Rock, so even if it was mega there I doubt he would be specifically calling it out ;)

    Finally if this swell stays around for more than a few days after the coming weekend it is likely to be insanely big at Treachery for the Surfing World Camp there that following weekend. Some friends of mine I surf with every Sunday are going (they went last year too and loved it) and I am starting to think it will be too big and gnarly for them for most/all of the 3 days.
     
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    Just done a lap and it's a big mess . everywhere.
    no one at golfy , there are waves nearby but it's a real mess .
    half doz sitting a long way out getting the bombs.
    not worth it. patience grasshopper.
     
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    I've surfed "Middles" once before when it wasn't too bad, but agreed @Ted Harper it will likely be too big to handle this large swell, in fact I'd be surprised if anywhere in Port would be able to handle it.

    Good excuse for a drive (north) ;)
     
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    I've been nearly everywhere, on lid or stand-up anyway...
     
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    Surfed the pass this arvo, pretty good pretty crowded, one of those days, always in the wrong spot and when in the right spot people bailing to late. Swell seemed to be dropping through the few hours out there
     
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    Pic taken by mate of mine up your way today .
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    I liked the surf report this morning
    2017-03-08 08:21:00: clean 6-8ft SE, Fresh WSW, mostly fine 7/10
    If you're still reading this, you're blowing it. Surf is clean, large and pumping at selected breaks. Only paddle out if you have the ability as the sweep and currents are relentless.

    2017-03-08 06:31:00: clean 6-8ft SE, Moderate WSW, partly cloudy 7/10
    Dawn report: Large, clean and pushing into the points with size and power. Not a day for open beaches and only for experienced surfers. Check back for the updated photo report around 8am.
     
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    Currumbin yesterday
     
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    That would have felt good.
     
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    Did anyone see the footage of Cooper Chapman getting pitted at Kirra yesterday? Holy S#%t!!! Must have been a good 10-15 seconds or possibly more of shack time, insane

    Just found it:
     
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    yea saw that too.
    I was laughing at it , was just ridiculous kept going....
     
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    Da Tasman wedge.
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    Can they start the Quik Pro early?!!! Can it get anymore perfect for it?!!

    PS loving the position of that low = more E angled swell = winning
     
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    2 more sleeps.
    Morning high tide is not ideal though, think I'll wait for the arvo and risk/hope winds stay light. My 2 target spots for Sat need a low ;)
     
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    Say your prayers Belly , I will be , the winds will be the decider.
    I'm thinking of doing a dash to the old stomping grounds Saturday arv myself . :)
    Will need go armed with the whole quiver 8'0 down to 6'4 to deal with the likely variables.
     
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    Light se/e more than doable.
    I haven't had the 6'4" out since Indo last June.
    1 spot is a semi-exposed point beachie combo, will need the 6'4". Otherwise the fish will be fine at the rivermouth, pretty well known spot that dayzoff has posted pics of before.
    All the guns will be at the Wall but that will be to hectic for me...
     
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    If size holds PR's will be worth a check.
    If it goes North then round in front of the clubhouse might hold some in the offshore too.
    Think it's going to be a juggle betweeen the conditions and the traffic.
     
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    MNC to NC NSW is pumping today as is the majority of the NC NSW and Goldie even Noosa getting some love!

    Just got the Sprout Daily email

    @SAsurfa our recently talked about spot is lighting up, hope you're planning to head up there this weekend and score!
     
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    @Belly there's your Port Mac surf report in physical form (or pretty close) ;)
     
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    Good waves for the early heats, Avoca Pro (WSL).
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    Japanese surfer made it through.
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    Need a tow for this
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    Surfed in this washing machine this morning.Constant on shores here for days
     
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    Sickest session this afternoon with only 10 out and 5-6ft bombs. Tide and crowd killed it after 1.5 hours, but got some bombs!! Yew.

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    Saturday still looking like the day-of-days along the entire NSW coastline IMO.
    Winds favour just about some kind of protected south-end beachy/point along the State's coast. 4-6ft ESE swell and light SW winds.

    IMO if you're surfing with more than a dozen people you're (they're) kookin' it.
     
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    Always a road trip from Queanbeyan, lucky the in-laws are away this weekend so house to ourselves ;) just need to get through today... Get through today... Get through today... :)
     
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    Deadies & the bommie coming to life today potentially....
     
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    @Belly seen the PM report yet? ;)
     
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    Yes, grrrrr, and my partner is already down the coast, grrrr :)
     
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    Already are :)
     
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    This weekend in 2015, I worked Thurs AM, hitched on the Camper Trailer, drove 800km, arrived at 1am and surfed Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon AM before heading home ;-) ... With Judd the lab of course. Ummm not happening with a 1yo ;)
     
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    How's the chat about 'old mate' on the SN Kirra photo thread - funny :)
     
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    Got the gun waxed and at the ready mate? :D
     
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    Some more juice from today courtesy of SPOY:

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    The pass was just to busy, got a couple off the rock, dropped in on and took a cut back to the shin first wave, 2nd wave spent the whole wave avoiding running people over, was enough and got out of there
     
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    Sounds like you were lucky to get out alive
     
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    You betcha, just as soon as I've finished work for today.
    Here's a vignette of how Bondi looked this AM... (fkn shit'ouse!)
     
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    Solid down here 6 plus , a lot of energy in the Ocean as we can imagine.
    A lot of water moving around but drive down from the Gong this morning nowhere really had any form.
    GCR reports are not flash , haven't spotted it myself .
    As predicted the wind has played spoiler all week.
     
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