Yep, it’s big

Posted by: on June 11th, 2009
This one peeled for over 100 metres.

This one peeled for over 100 metres.

Not quite as big as the beachy, but no complaints from this rider at daybreak.

Not quite as big as the beachy, but no complaints from this rider at daybreak.

Hello Friends,

Update: got just enough light for a couple snaps and I can tell you it’s damn cold standing there in the wind and 8 degree temps waiting to hit the shutter button. I’ll bet suiting up in the carpark was pretty cozy for all those chaps and chapettes who did the dawn patrol. Okay, I’m off on a bit of a run around to see what else is showing a wave. PB has headed north on the same mission, so we should have a few piccies up for you later.

Waiting for enough light to take a picture, but can tell you that it looks to be in the double overhead range. Swell is out of the south as expected. It’s averaging 4 metres at sea and the power setting is on a juicy 11 seconds (with peaks into the 13 sec range).

Wind is west at around 15 kts. Next tide is a high at 1034.

Pic up soon, and then I’m off for a look around to report on the other options….

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 20/30 knots, reaching 30/35 knots offshore early and again late. Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres.Swell: S about 3 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: SW 15/20 knots at first, reaching 25 knots offshore early, easing then tending NW 5/10 knots by the evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres at first, reaching 2.5 metres offshore early, abating to below 1 metre by the evening. Swell: S about 2.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: NW freshening to 15/20 knots.

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