Starting up

Posted by: on June 15th, 2013

Setty, not big

Lotsa peaks

Lining up
Hello Friends,

South swell was 3 metres at around 10 seconds apart as Saturday morning got started. Skies were gloomy skies and the wind was a stiff SSW of 20-30 kts.

Sydney region tides: L @0640, H @1253

PC just winding up for a 360 at the point in 1977

PC just winding up for a 360 at the point in 1977

Yesterday I finished cutting together a highlights reel from my 1977 surf footage for next Thursday night’s Solstice Jam Surfrider fundraiser at Deck Bar. Peter Crawford appears at Dee Why point, Northy and Burleigh. Mumbles, Mark Warren, Terry Fitz, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit and, of course, MP also feature. Today I’ll be pulling together some more recent footage of very solid south Narrabeen to add further visual spice to the night. Along with live music, Surfrider crew will be raffling off boards, wetties, surf lessons and even 2-hour photo sessions from wozthatyou’s Doug and, ahem, me. For $20 you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food. One of those nights when people will be saying ‘you shoulda been there…”

Surfrider Foundation ‘Winter Solstice Jam’
The Deck Bar (Dee Why) Thurs 20th June

Celebrating protecting our waves and beaches through music, film and community.

Surfrider Foundation is a devoted group of surfers, coastal scientists and activists who have been protecting waves and beaches for the past 20 years. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Surfrider Foundation’s high impact environmental programs.

“I’m really looking forward to this event. It will be a celebration of the great work that Surfrider does for our ocean and beaches – as well as a brilliant party” – Barton Lynch former world surfing champion and Surfrider Foundation Board Member.

Live music + Surf films + Auctions + Raffle
(Hosted by Wendy Harmer + Barton Lynch)

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2013
Location: The Deck Bar (upstairs), 22-23 the Strand, Dee Why
Time: 6.00pm – Midnight
Tickets: On sale now at

Tickets: $20 each. Ticket price includes 2 complimentary drinks and food. Limited tickets available.

Featuring: Live music from some of the Northern Beaches’ finest, performers, including Hannah Darling (from The Voice), Paul Berry, Mikey Redlich and others.

Surf films include footage and images from Justin Crawford and some of Don’s rare archival 1977 footage of PC, mumbles and others at Dee Why Pt, Northy etc.

Be there for a chance on the night to win a custom-made board by local Northern Beaches shaper, Mike Psillakis.

Surfrider Foundation would like to thank its generous ‘Winter Solstice Jam’ sponsors, including
The Deck Bar; Psillakis Surfboards; Spaceships Campervan Hire.


Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly tracking northeastwards. This low is expected to be very slow moving until Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
2.5 to 4 metres.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 2 metres around dawn, then tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres around midday.
The chance of thunderstorms until this evening.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 16 June
Gale warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Winds may reach up to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
2.5 to 3 metres.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Monday 17 June
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.

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