What a day!

Posted by: on August 11th, 2010

Hello late evening visitors!

Hope Sydney surfers all got in for a wave at some point during the day. The NE swell was pumping at exposed places. Sets were into the overhead range (solidly) and it was pretty consistent.


I did a fair amount of shooting too. Started this morning at Northy on a kind of full tide and with cloud making the colours dull. But there were some nice waves being ridden by the good size crowd.


Next stop was Bungan where word had reached my shell like ears that there were a few tasty ones. It wasn’t quite in Northy’s league, but sets were almost into the same size range and there was enough juice to snap at least one board.


Finally I pulled up at Mona Vale where it was very definitely firing. Again, got a few snaps that I hope captured people having fun in the crunchy, high quality waves.

After all that shooting I figured it was my turn, so I got in the water at Longy down toward No Mans. Good crowd on it, but it was consistent and while not as big as the other three spots, we still had a few pretty fun sets and I scored a few nice ones.



The swell is set to last into tomorrow morning but to be on the decline through the day. Plus it looks like we’ll have a bit of wind with it.

Friday looks to be changeover day as we switch from NE to S swell. Latest run of the models are calling for a very substantial spike arriving Friday. From Friday arvo through to Saturday morning could be rather impressive. Some estimates are calling for 3-4 metres of south swell and the Bureau says we’ll have SW to NW wind. I might be shooting a few more pics.

See ya in the morning!

Thr TIDES: H @0945 L @1540
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning.
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: Northwesterly about 25 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible.
Thursday: Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 knots by early evening.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 3 metres decreasing to about 1.5 metres during the evening. Tending southerly 1.5 to 3 metres during the evening.
Friday: Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots around midday then decreasing below 20 knots by early evening. Winds southerly up to 10 knots later in the evening.
Saturday: Wind: West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.

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