Out and about on a swell day

Posted by: on July 13th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Bit of a mixed bag this morning. I started my survey of options with a visit to Manly. Not many in the water along the beach but looked like a fair few at the Bower early. Beachy was producing some very, very nice looking set waves, but you’d be doing a bit of work if you got caught inside and as a consequence it was not excessively populated. Looked to be waves from one of the beach to the other.

Bodyboarder finds a pocket.

Bodyboarder finds a pocket.

Patience is rewarded with some Manly cleanness.

Patience is rewarded with some Manly cleanness.

Mr Aquabumps preparing to shoot at Manly this morning.

Mr Aquabumps preparing to shoot at Manly this morning.

Not looking too big in this shot, but some larger ones getting in.

Not looking too big in this shot, but some larger ones getting in.

Didn’t check Freshy, but did have a look at Curly. Couldn’t see anyone in the water from the middle of the beach south. Too glarey to see the north end but I’d be surprised if there was much quality given the look of the rest of the beach. Big, but disorganised and chaotic looking for the early.

Over the hill at Dee Why the situation was much the same. Swell was overwhelming the point and the beachy just looked messy and big and confused. Every now and then you could jag one of the medium size ones at the point (too big and they just close out across to the top of the super peak). Only a small crew in the water for the early.

Mid-size ones were most makeable for the early.

Mid-size ones were most makeable for the early.

Up at Collaroy things were pretty ho-hum. You could get a left back from the pipe, but the swell needs more north to really get going. Nothing much getting into the Kick. A sole tow-in was working out at Centuries…

Just him and a mate with a jetski doing tow-ins.

Just him and a mate with a jetski doing tow-ins.

Last stop on the run-around was a visit to south Narrabeen. Only a couple bods in the water there and for good reason. Very high percentage were shutdowns and they’re big and quite heavy so you really don’t want to be in the impact zone for any length of time. Had to wait 10 minutes to get a shot of a person on a wave – and then I forgot the autofocus wasn’t on… d’oh!

Looked like quite a crew up at Northy as well.

One of the few makeable ones at south Narra this morning.

One of the few makeable ones at south Narra this morning.

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