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Tiny, tiny Curly at 0845

Posted on July 27th, 2016 in Curl Curl.

Went by Manly and Curly this morning a little before 0900. Perfect offshore conditions but the little wind swell is so close together that it’s just about unrideable. Stopped at Curly to grab the pics below and had to wait quite awhile to see one of the four people in the water at the south end “catch” something. Good day for your non-surfing obligations and interests.

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Little lines to the horizon at Curly this morning

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After a very long wait, surfer finally gets to his feet for a gutless little shutdown at Curly

Video Minute: Curl Curl Monday morning

Posted on May 30th, 2016 in A video minute, Curl Curl.

After getting out of the water late this morning at Curly, I grabbed the camera and shot a few pictures (currently being uploaded to a gallery) and made a quick video to give you a feel for the conditions as the swell very slowly winds down. Definitely a few head high wave faces still in the mix though.

Postcards from Curly this morning

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in Curl Curl.

Coffee drinkers at south Narra could watch one of the few surfable peaks in Sydney this morning. Not much quality really, but fun moments were possible with a bodyboard.

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South Narrabeen magnet peak 0830

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Shutty-downy south Narra

Pics from Curly and Manly

Posted on April 8th, 2016 in Curl Curl, Manly.

Conditions very much affected by the high tide and rapidly fading swell this morning at Manly and Curly. But in both cases there were clean little waves in the knee plus range if you were patient and on the right peak…

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Fun learner peak at Manly this morning

Fat, inconsistent but not hopeless at Curly

Fat, inconsistent but not hopeless at Curly

Fat Curly

Posted on February 24th, 2016 in Curl Curl.

Stopped by north Curly for a look about 0900. Tide was smashing it and while there was about a metre of swell, the peaks were so fat even the lone SUP rider was having trouble getting into ’em. Still, the surface conditions were smooth and the water is bath-warm, so at least it was nice in.

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Working hard to stay with the flabbiness that was Curly at high tide

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Wave finally stands up as a second or two from shutting down on the sand

Tiny peak at south Curly

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 in Curl Curl.

Long waits and most of the beach was flat, but every now and then there was a very brief peak at south Curly at 0915.

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It only lasted a few more seconds, but the rest of the beach was flat

Video minute: Mid-Curly this morning

Posted on December 14th, 2015 in Curl Curl, Video.

Just an experiment…

arvo update 2

Posted on November 17th, 2015 in Curl Curl.
  • Well as might be expected nth curl curl is less windy..ok waves sbout 1 metre with a crowd of 20+..water still looks very suss to me

Curly this morning

Posted on October 9th, 2015 in Curl Curl.

At first glance, Curly looked sort of interesting. There were lots of little peaks flipping over up and down the beach. But hardly anyone was in the water, which I guess is a sign. As I waited to grab a snap from the south end looking toward the middle of the beach, the issue became apparent. A still highish tide, a well textured ocean and a short period SE-E looking wind swell, were combining to create the odd chest plus wave face. Unfortunately, being a wind swell, the waves would only very briefly have any size before they slumped away to nothing again.
I checked the north end too because there were more people out. Same story though. Most catchable waves lasted just a few seconds. I did see one chap work one into the sand from outside, but it all looked pretty gutless.
Around the corner at Dee Why the wind was doing its thing and the energy levels were more in the knee to waist range.

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Brief moments of energy that quickly fade away

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North Curl Curl momentary section at 0915

Last orders at Curly

Posted on July 31st, 2015 in Curl Curl.

A couple of shots from Curly at around 0900. While it was flat at Manly and Dee Why, there were very occasional set waves turning up at Curl Curl. Not many people in the water, and pretty soft looking for the most part, but there were very definitely surfable waves to be had on a morning with few other options.

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Long wait, but there were sets like this one at south Curly around 0900

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Another set wave at mid-Curly


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