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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…
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.
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.
Curl Curl, Video.
Just an experiment…
- 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
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.
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.
Curl Curl, Don's surfin' pics.
South swell and Saturday insured healthy crowds at most beaches, including Curly. The best peak seemed to be in the middle, so I set up and shot there for half an hour or so. Quality was variable, but as usual, there were some good waves and fun sections if you were in the right spot at the right time.
Went by Curly this morning, so stopped for a look and a picture. There was a tiny, fat, slightly sideshore little barely surfable peak toward the middle of the beach. Every now and then it’d wobble up a knee to waist high face for the keen crew. Very challenging conditions to say the least.
Very busy at Curl Curl this morning ahead of the south change. Beautiful beach day and if you didn’t mind a hectic crowd, there were some short little peaky sections to be picked up in the middle of the beach around 1000.
Took these pictures with the new Samsung NX-1…