Running around: Curly, DY, Sth Narra

Posted by: on July 24th, 2009

Hello Friends,

First stop this morning for me was at lovely south Curl Curl. Bitterly cold at 0700 and already well populated, it was nonetheless quite consistent and, as it turned out, the biggest spot I looked at. Set wave faces were well overhead and despite a kind of raw look, there were some longish rides being had. I filed a live report from the beach (see bottom right for link) and grabbed a few snaps. The dominant impression is that the swell is generally slow and not very intense. Certainly there are snappy sections now and again, but mostly it’s looking kinda soft to me.

The bigger ones were looking interesting around 0700.

The bigger ones were looking interesting around 0700.

Kinda sectiony but fun to play around on at south Curl Curl.

Kinda sectiony but fun to play around on at south Curl Curl.

Over the hill at Dee Why it was equally busy in the water as the pre-work crew grabbed a few wave memories to carry them through the day. When I first pulled up it looked as though the point might be kinda interesting, but after watching for awhile it turned out to be pretty slow and weak. Better for the fishy or mal I’d say.

The beachbreak was even less impressive. The swell looked promising on approach but most of the time the payoff was fat and full looking. I saw a couple fun-ish looking lefts come through and the light offshores were contributing in a positive way to the experience.

Maintaining a low centre of gravity at Dee Why beach.

Maintaining a low centre of gravity at Dee Why beach.

Even at this size, you had to work 'em at the point around 0730.

Even at this size, you had to work 'em at the point around 0730.

After filing another quick live report and snapping a few piccies, I was glad to get back into a warm car* and head for my final check out spot on this run – Edgecliff Blvd on Collaroy Plateau. The southern end of the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch was showing some okay size too. Not nearly as consistent though as the more exposed Curly and Dee Why.

*reminds me… I’d advise taking a couple litres of hot water with ya this morning. You’ll really be looking forward to the warming jolt when you’re back at the car getting changed out of your wettie.

They aren't that frequent, but sets look good.

They aren't that frequent, but sets look good.

High tide is just on 1000 this morning and low will be at around 1540.

Outlook is for the swell to weaken as the day goes along and by tomorrow to be back into the waist high range.

Get out there if you can and enjoy!

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