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- 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…
Just a couple of snaps of the not hopelessly small or hopelessly gutless little peaks popping up at Curly late this morning…
Stopped by Curly for a look at about 0945. Lots of folks on the beach at the north end but there was actually a little sort of waist plus peak happening. Rides were pretty short, but they were rides – particularly if you had a long board to deploy in the pursuit. And now wind to speak of either.
Went for a look at Curly this morning. The clouds were gathering and it was spitting with rain, but there were definitely a few sizable sets in the mix when I first rocked up. The swell had a kind of lumpy, raw look to it and for whatever reason, there was no one in the water from the middle to the north end. Not that there were many in the water at the south end. After watching for awhile it seemed as though the sets were getting further apart and also becoming smaller. Could have just been a lull around the tide change I suppose, but the chilly temps and dark skies didn’t make a tempting picture for me. It looks as though the swell probably peaked in the early morning hours and will now drop back pretty quickly to what it was yesterday.
Stopped by Curly this morning and shot a brief video on my phone. Not sure it’s much use in and of itself, but I’m learning about the limitations and possibilities…