Swell kicking in

Posted by: on August 11th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Was busy in the middle part of the day over in town. Got back to the beach around 1400. Checked the Bower to see if the wind was tearing it up. Chop wasn’t super bad, but it was too messy to tempt anyone out. Some sizable sets coming in too.

A few people were out along the Manly stretch, but it really looked like a lot of work to get out there and the bomb sets were pretty frequent. Wave faces were into the three metre range on the bigger ones.

Same story, if not a bit bigger again around at Curly. But no one in the water. Just too much of a struggle to get out and there weren’t any obviously consistent peaks.

Around at Dee Why the crowd was starting to gather on the point. A couple bods over in the beachy, but it looked rippy and hard work. The point doesn’t really like east swell, but there were some very makeable and slabby things coming in every now and again. The biggest sets were looking crazy though. I only saw a couple that didn’t shut down and for the most part folks were jumping on the little ones (wave faces in the 2-3 metre range).

Had a look at the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch too. Nobody in the water until you get all the way up to the north end. It kinda looked tow-able in the south, but you probably wouldn’t try paddling out. Northy was very well attended, but did not seem to be as consistent as Dee Why. A couple folks were playing tow-ins at Turimetta too.

The chop was present along all the south ends, but it wasn’t really bad.

Swell is currently in the 2-3 metre range with a whopping 12-13 sec period, so this is not a day for beginners!

Outlook for tomorrow is north to NW wind tomorrow morning and although the swell seems to have peaked up north, I’d be astounded if it was dramatically smaller on Weds.

Have yourself a good one!

If you didn't mind wearing the bomb sets, it was possible to jag the smaller ones too.

If you didn't mind wearing the bomb sets, it was possible to jag the smaller ones too.

The queue lines up for a turn

The queue lines up for a turn

The bigger set waves just a little nutty.

The bigger set waves just a little nutty.

Pocket rocketing at Dee Why around 1400

Pocket rocketing at Dee Why around 1400

Some sizable sets mashing into the point mid-arvo.

Some sizable sets mashing into the point mid-arvo.

On a balcony in Redfern today.

On a balcony in Redfern today.

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