Archive for April 2012
Set waves look OK at the Point this morning but that big punchy 12-17 sec interval swell that was on the charts doesn’t seem to have made it here. Charts currently showing 10-13 sec from the SSE at 2.5-4m. Wind is expected to slowly shift from NW to NE by afternoon, staying below 15 knots.
There are some 3 – 4 foot waves around this morning. Swell from the S wind from the SW. Surf Photos of You
After 5 days on the Goldy with pumping warm points this morning seemed a touch tough for me in Sydney. Biting cold wind but some nice 3-4ft south swell getting into Manly. Would be some nice size getting into Curly and probably Dee Why too while the wind is friendly for the south magnets. Low tide 9:06am
Light offshore winds at around 0700 plus 2.5 metres of 10 second period SSE swell… methinks Sydney has waves atm!
Tide’s low at 0900 and high around 1520. So, it could be good, particularly during the morning at low tide spots.
Yours truly has one more day on this side of the pond and then it’s back to warm water and plentiful waves (liking the look of the long range charts for next weekend…)
Forecast for Monday until midnight
East to southeasterly below 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly about 2 metres.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Another fine and mild day in Santa Barbara, but with not much of anything on the wave front. Desperados could chase down the odd knee to waist high dribbler, but that’s about it.
The picture below is Goleta point. Surfers have long called it Campus point because it’s within the boundaries of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Like most waves along Santa Barbar county’s south coast, it’s pretty much a winter spot only. With a powerful NW swell it can deliver waves of over a kilometre. Mostly though it’s surfed just at the top of the point in the zone covered by the picture.
Below: Campus point is the one on the right, while Deveraux which I mentioned yesterday is on the left. There are at least half a dozen distinct surf breaks in that little stretch of coast…
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Windows of opportunity are rare these days, and unless we look for them we often don’t even notice when one has opened, in Byron Bay today. So it was that while we were looking for just that, one of those windows opened today in the bay. Seeing our chance we leapt through it with reckless abandon. Instantly we found ourselves transported out of the cold grey and relentless rain into a joyous moment of sunshine warmth and glorious barrels. Seizing the moment for what it was, we went about doing our job. Good thing to, because before too long it was grey, cold and pissing down raining yet again. Hope you enjoy our little window of opportunity as much as we did, In Byron Bay Today.
Looks as though Sydney’s not all that flash – if the MHL buoy data is anything to go by. About a metre of 9 sec SE swell from the look of it. Still, I reckon there ought to be a few fun little ones around at exposed spots. Looks like the day started out pretty nice.
Low tide around 0810 and high about 220pm shouldn’t hurt the cause.
However, I detect a problem here:
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly increasing to 20 to 30 knots around dawn decreasing to 20 to 25 knots around midday then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening.
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres around midday then decreasing to below 1 metre by early evening.
Easterly 1 metre tending southerly about 2 metres from midday, then increasing to about 3 metres this evening.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Coming up on the swell side of the equation, but with a goodly amount of wind. Looks like a good morning to have been up for the early!
Another nice day along the coast of Southern California. And we had little waves too. Mostly waist high and smaller where I surfed (Coal Oil point, aka Deveraux near Isla Vista). The set up is basically a rock anchored sand bottom with a fair amount of kelp. It’s best at mid to high tide, so it was improving while I was in the water. It’s a pretty fat and slow thing, but you can have fun on a mal or a fish because the sections are so forgiving. Water was probably around the 14 mark and after about 90 minutes, my 3/2 was feeling thin. That said, there was a young woman out for quite awhile and she was wearing maybe 100g of lycra. Enviable cold immunity.
A cool breeze in the air and a few small, clean waves around but a big southerly is arriving by about 9am that will blow hard for most of the day. Get out now if you want any chance of some clean waves. A new swell should be arriving later today but likely to be very messy til about middle of the night with the arrival of some long-interval swell. Could be some nice ones around in the morning on Monday early.
Surf Photos of You::::::The Curly MalJam Pro was held at North Curl curl in small but clean conditions. Check my Surf Gallery for some great pics of a well organised Longboard Comp by the North Curl Curl Longboard Club. Cheers
The Curly MalJam Pro is on at North Curl Curl. Get down there and see some great Longboard riding. Enjoy. Surf Photos of You.
Last night just on dark it was picking up nicely with some clean head high sets–sadly it’s pretty much evaporated overnight, but there are still a few waves around–they’re just pretty lacking in much energy. Point is crowded and soft. The beachie looks better but I can’t see it from my vantage point due to the glare and the trees at the moment.