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The Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Belly, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There will be some pretty mad Tahiti footage by the end of this week.
     
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  2. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Forecast has downgraded gradually. Looks like last swells, if not a teeny big bigger. Not huge but perfect.
     
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  3. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Quick Update

    They are making me a new board !!!!!!

    THANKS HEAPS CHANNEL ISLANDS !!!!!!!
     
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  4. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    And the explanation given was?
     
  5. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    It was their mistake ...didn't go too much into it , was super happy with the result .
     
  6. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    do you get to keep the old one ?
    edit not that it looked like lasting long.
     
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  7. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Maybe plenty of others that have had the same cheap shit glass jobs, but don't stay long enough to complain?
    Who owns and runs CI Bali?
     
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  8. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    My thoughts exactly. There for a week, buy a new board first day and don't realise until they get back home.....
     
  9. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The NBSS was poor this morning - missing the swell entirely at the south and middle of the beach, and up north was in “Summer Bay mode” (even at 6:20am - carpark full of catering vehicles etc) so best avoided.

    I surfed at North Avalon with rather more people than I would have ideally liked. Waves were best around the “change in shift time” (when the tradies finish their super-earlies and the school kids aren’t yet in the water for their morning surf) and my last 1/2 hour was quite backwash-affected.

    Looked like this from the carpark while I was getting dressed afterwards. The lefts were the superior wave as in the photo but quite a few of them were too quick (or made difficult by the backwash) - quite a long wait between good ones too and fairly competitive to get them.

     
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  10. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Looks nice Ted! You should check out the next beach over the hill too ;)
     
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  11. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Next beach north from Av suffers for me (or I guess you could say is improved depending on if you live there or not) having a windy narrow road in/out. On weekday mornings there is the bonus excitement of tradies driving at warp speed, unexpected cars without headlights sweeping around the wrong side of corners, parents running late for school drop-offs, buses appearing suddenly in improbably narrow locations, etc. Good for getting my adrenaline pumping on days I am not frothing for the surf I guess...

    If the NBSS fails to deliver for a surf, I just drive around the main road (i.e. Palm->North Av->Bilgola (...and getting to Bilgola equals coffee, equals give up and go home)). Mostly though I just paddle out at the NBSS somewhere; it's usually ok once you get in the water on a likely looking bank and just start paddling into stuff.

    I had coffee at Bilgola after my session today. It was carp (the surf, not the coffee!). I did have a look at Crosswaves afterwards and in hindsight I'd likely have had not a bad surf there early today.
     
  12. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Whaley is an excellent surfing beach, often has great banks and I love the wedge when it's working :)
     
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  13. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Southern Sumatra.

     
  14. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  15. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Looks like that beach club I follow on insta

    On another note, gloriously hot day here in the 'Gong and I just returned from a lunchtime swim, which was also glorious. There were a few waves to boot too. Some long period S swell in the mix.
    @W0nkey D0nkey a few decent ones coming into Corri corner around 2ft+ and some were running all the way in off that bommie / outer reef with about 6 guys out. Easty was getting plenty of swell and there looked to be a few out but I'd imagine quite a few closeouts with the long period. Good pipe day me thinks.....
     
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  16. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    That is the place I believe.
     
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  17. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gloriously warm up the escarpment. But I'd rather be at the beach :)
     
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  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Similar. Just had a couple of days in Papatura (Solomon Islands).... got one surf in... smallish but heaps of fun. Rashie and board shorts. What's not to like.
     
  19. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Hey Ted there's actually two different roads you can take to get into/out of Whaley and you can also drive around from the NBSS to get there too, although I think that road has the buses on it.....I know what you mean about the road being narrow and dangerous, but I would look past that and at the reward of surfing less crowded waves than Nth Av!
     
  20. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Secondary Southerly pulse up the NSW coast late next week with some captured fetch in there too:
    [​IMG]
    Protected corners might be the go though.
     
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  21. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Haha I think Ted would know the roads around Palmy and Whaley :p
     
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  22. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    I'm sure he does but I wouldn't be letting some narrow winding roads get in the way of uncrowded pumping waves :D
     
  23. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah ;)

    I ended up at North Av again this morning (after again NOT going via Whaley, sorry...). The Northern Beaches Secret Spot was more-or-less dead flat, whereas Av was sucking in fairly regular 2-3' sets both ends of the beach (and LA also). Mostly closeouts on the sets when I paddled out around 7am, but when the tide filled-in a bit more it got rather better and our beginner and I stayed in the water until about 8:30. She rode my son's CI Pod that I grovelled on the other day and got some ok smaller ones on it.
     
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  24. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Yeah right.. :o

     
  25. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    That was ridiculous!
     
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  26. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    What about the lip line, it's mesmerising the way it folds in front of the highest swell point!!
     
  27. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    I honestly can't remember seeing a deeper, more technical barrel than that in all my life?
    I thought he was being spat out on his chest at first.
     
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  28. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Slab
     
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  29. blueandwhite

    blueandwhite One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Amazing surfing aside, I know they're total pros and all that but I would be dead set shitting myself if I was the photographer who's casually sitting in the middle of that wave half way through the clip...
     
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  30. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dead set alright!! Just this morning I was describing how much water folds over itself on the relatively mellow indo waves when you have a 3ft wave at 20 secs. I'm happy to just watch thanks.
     
  31. blueandwhite

    blueandwhite One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I honestly thought he was going over the falls when I first saw it, but he just swims through it. No idea how because it looks like it should just fold him over the top of the wave like that unmanned jetski did a few years ago!
     
  32. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  33. Yourmumscookin

    Yourmumscookin First Runs

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    Re east coast lows!!!!
    Off shore or onshore tomorrow
    I’m guessing low to dominate??
    To surf or not to surf that is the question??
     

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  34. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I missed this earlier.
    possibly the best barrell ever.
    he was gone for all money.
    thought he was minced in the foamball , then spoonta !
     
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  35. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    it's only fairly shallow troughy and doesnt develop much more after it hits the water, the upper wezzo's overtake it.
    waters noice , but phlat down here on SOuth Co.
     
  36. Yourmumscookin

    Yourmumscookin First Runs

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    Indeed here’s hoping
    Interesting if it turns overnight
    Still 20 knots south at wottamolla atm
    nd
     
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  37. Yourmumscookin

    Yourmumscookin First Runs

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    Been 2-3 ft last two days here with bigger sets after a bit of a wait at SBSS
    and yeah still in the boardies and vest
    Bit chilly today tho
    Springer tomorrow
     
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  38. POW_hungry

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  39. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surf :) Always surf!

    Paddle out, you’ll find something. Going home without surfing makes you turn old.
     
  40. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    wise words !
    Pam said similar to me the other day when I was umming and aaaahhingg.
    She had festering cut on her foot and couldn't do it , I said I'm getting too fussy...…..
     
  41. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Does Pam still surf most days? I bet she has some good local knowledge ;)

    I remember the days of Pam & Wendy Botha, then Layne came along & now Steph is following in their footsteps :)
     
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  42. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes , she's all over it.
    Out for the dawny most days and as switched onto the whole coast as good as any surfer in this town. IMO.
    See her cruising past my joint most days , runs her surf school down the front often to get out of the Southerlies.
    My Daughter does a bit of surf coaching for her in the busy times.
    Great lady , very very down to earth leaning towards "such a dag" LOL
     
  43. smackies

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    2 foot at tea tree this morning.

    @Zimbooo, it was so cold this morning I saw someone in a down puffy! LOL
     
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  44. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    This next system which looks to bring some early snow is looking very 'zonal' on the charts so I'm not sure we'll get a lot of refracted S swell off it......what are your thoughts on that Craig @SAsurfa

    [​IMG]
     
  45. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll give you my south coast biased thoughts. Initial fetch totally too zonal and south coast will stay near flat through til weds'ish. But I'm liking the secondary kick which brings the fetch from lower lats. The south needs this to give a chance for the swell to form and refract in. Im seeing a fri peak and steady easing down my parts (so big Illawarra upwards). Most models on board with fetch hanging around into sat but gfs has it whisking off towards NZ quite quickly. I hope the other models are right (I have a mild injury but I'm keen to replicate my fickle point break from weekend before last :)). Quietly frothing but it's still a long way out...
     
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  46. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    There’s nothing zonal about this week’s set up.
    The backside window of the LWT will always deliver to the Tasman over the north to South flow preceding it. This weekend and into early next week is the latter window for us NSW folk.
     
  47. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I like the signals the nsw bom is sending with its Alps 7 dayer in respect of the fetch loitering in the Tasman. I just hope the bank can hang in there.
     
  48. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably incorrect use of the zonal term but I stand by my analysis that the fetch is crap for southern nsw until mid next week onwards ;)
     
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  49. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not seeing anything to get excited about.
    Hope I'm wrong.
    Stinging to get the new weapon into some juice.
    WW3 is rather unflattering to say the least.
    Only showing mild activity for South Co mid week.
     
  50. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    humphh...;)
    Tuesday looks fun AF down your way.
    Thursday onwards for the protected croners, otherwise.
     
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