Archive for April 2010
During the night you could hear the swell arrive. The soft fizz of windswell waves dropped a couple octaves into a sonorous rumble. Sure enough this morning finds it more around to the east with lines showing way out. Sets are easily head high, so there should be a few bigger bombs. Now we’re faced with a challenge: do we wait for the tide to drop, or do we just paddle out now…
The crowds have begun to materialise too. But that’s no surprise. If we decide to go for the name brand product, that’ll be the price we pay.
I’d say there’s quite a good chance that I’ll have a few more pictures for you later today…
Some lumps & bumps around when I looked at 9am. A bit on the gray & messy side, but there are waves in the shoulder-high range
Still a medium blow only from the South this time. While it warm things up a bit, I see no possibilities except for Saturday morning and that will be short lived.
Central Coast, Surf Reports.
Couple of small, clean waves on the Point this morning. Westerly winds are keeping the faces tidy. Not much of a crowd around but you’ll be hard pressed to ride em without a significant cargo of foam under ya at the moment. Forecast says E swell on the way tomorrow. Southerly wind due to kick in any time now so now’s the time if you’re keen for a surf.
Central Coast, Surf Reports.
Fine and mild on the Central Coast this Friday morning. The swell is smooth and small at 1 – 2 feet from the southeast. There is a light southwest breeze forecast to go southeast later. High tide at 0930 and low tide around 1510. Local barometer 1017 hpa, 14 degrees C. 70% humidity. Have a good weekend!
We had a surprise visit from some of the Noosa crew in the lineup in Byron Bay today. Although the two towns are radically different they both play host to some world class logger waves. Not to mention some world class log surfers. When I say world class I don’t necessarily mean competitive surfers either. Some of these guys wouldn’t be seen dead in a comp, and some possibly would. But we’re not talking about that. I mean the kind of surfer who knows how to behave in the water. Those that know you can treat your fellow surfers with a little respect and still surf well enough to have passersby stop and gawk in wonderment. At what’s actually going on in the water on an otherwise quiet and insignificant afternoon. That’s what we experienced in the lineup today, and what a nice change it was. The Byron Tribe & the Noosa tribe paddled out and showed those who wish to greedily hassle hustle and compete what it’s really all about, In Byron Bay Today.
News Stories, Surfrider Foundation.
Trent Edward’s beautiful ocean inspired paintings are on show at the Fix8 Gallery, 55 Harbord Road, Brookvale from 1000 to 5pm until 2 May and he’s very kindly donated a painting to the good cause of Surfrider Foundation. Well worth checking out!!
Here is a small version of the picture Trent is auctioning off as a donation to Surfrider:
Breaking Point by Trent Edward
A bit more about Trent from his website:
Edward’s atmospheric seascapes are concerned with revealing his enthusiasm, passion and underlying connection with the physical grandeur of Australia’s coastline.
Using acrylics, mixed media and ply board, Edward creates textural compositions layered with contrasting elements: Impending dark storms, soothing underwater views of refractive light and distant breaking waves. The visual result captures fleeting moments of ambient beauty often bordering on the sublime.
Edward’s work is held in private collections in Canada, Germany, England and around Australia.
Once again we scored a few little waves in the limpid waters of Lennox Head. Nothing big, but there were a couple sets pushing into the shoulder high range, and the conditions were perfect. Sunny skies, faint offshore breeze, warm water… what more could you want? Ah, being on surfari…
After the seabreeze came up, we grabbed coffees and flicked through surf mags while we sipped them. Cracking pace we set.
Not much was happening at the point, so we headed home to Broken Head so that I could get a little more magazine work done. Another issue of Photo Review is just about ready to head off to the printers.
From the shape of the forecasts, we’re not expecting to see much in the way of dramatic improvement, but if it hangs in there at the present level we’ll be happy campers.
Go well one and all!
SURF FORECAST ISSUED THURSDAY 29 APRIL 2010: SEVEN DAY OUTLOOK FOR SYDNEY:
Looks like there could be surf for the weekend…
Friday: starting to come up through the day to the 1-2 metre range at dead South places.
Saturday: in the 1-2 metre range East South east
Monday: 1-2 metres South East
Tuesday: 1-2 metres East
Wednesday: around 1 metre North East
Thursday: around 1 metre East.
Water temp is a comfortable 25.
Weather from the Bureau:
Forecast for Friday
The chance of a shower, chiefly in the east. Cloudy periods. Light to
moderate southwest to southeast winds, fresh at times along the
Precis: Chance shower.
City: Min: 14 Max: 21 Parramatta: Min: 11 Max: 21
Terrey Hills: Min: 12 Max: 19 Penrith: Min: 11 Max: 22
Liverpool: Min: 11 Max: 22 Richmond: Min: 9 Max: 21
UV Alert: 11:00 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3
Saturday Fine. Becoming sunny.
City: Min: 15 Max: 24
West: Min: 11 Max: 24
Sunday Fine. Sunny.
City: Min: 15 Max: 25
West: Min: 10 Max: 26
Monday Chance shower.
City: Min: 15 Max: 25
West: Min: 10 Max: 25
City: Min: 16 Max: 25
West: Min: 12 Max: 25
Wednesday Rain developing.
City: Min: 17 Max: 24
West: Min: 14 Max: 24
City: Min: 12 Max: 21
West: Min: 7 Max: 21
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: West to southwest 15 to 20 knots.Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots late in the day or evening.Sea: 1 to 2 metres abating to 1 metre late. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: Southerly 5 to 10 knots becoming light during the morning then tending northerly up to 10 knots during the afternoon. Winds 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Sunday: Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to northwesterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon.