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Few pics from this morning, pt. 1

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in At large, Freshwater, Manly.

Hope you all got in, or are just about to!

Herewith a few shots from this morning.

Manly was very well attended from first light. But as with the last few days, there were heaps of peaks up and down the beach. Tide making it a bit fat on the outside early, but the wind was offshore and you could definitely pick ’em up. I left long before the NW wind picked up, so not sure what happened when the tide dropped…

More of Dee Why shortly.

Not always makeable on the big ones, but the drop alone would be worth it!

Not always makeable on the big ones, but the drop alone would be worth it!

Well attended the entire length of Manly beach by 0700, but not without reason.

Well attended the entire length of Manly beach by 0700, but not without reason.

Bigger outside but the juice at high tide was inside at Queensy (around 0700)

Bigger outside but the juice at high tide was inside at Queensy (around 0700)

Bigger in the middle of the beach than this but closing out more too at around 0730.

Bigger in the middle of the beach than this but closing out more too at around 0730.


Morning pic round-up: Freshy & Curly

Posted on April 17th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Freshwater.

Freshy seemed a bit better than yesterday. But again, it was tending toward closeouts much of the time. As usual, if you were in the right spot, at the right time, a wave there was as fun as a wave anywhere else!

Curly was strangely subdued. There were plenty of folks in the water, but the middle of the beach which had been pretty fun looking yesterday was afflicted by a lull that outlasted my picture taking patience. Got a snap anyway to give you an idea of how it looked from the south end. Though judging from wozthatyou.com’s contribution, the north end was a different story.

That'd have to be a happy camper at Freshy (a little before 0800)

That'd have to be a happy camper at Freshy (a little before 0800)

Around 0800 it was looking like this near the middle of the beach.

Around 0800 it was looking like this near the middle of the beach.


Morning pic round-up: Manly

Posted on April 17th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Fairy Bower, Freshwater, Manly.

Hello Friends,

Another bout of picture taking by yours truly… started at Manly around 0730 and took pics for about 20 minutes. It was pretty consistent, but not quite at the pace of yesterday. Size was down too, but it was still clean and pretty fun looking – if a wee bit soft. Seemed to me that fishes and mals were had the edge overall. Didn’t take a close look, but it appeared that there were a number of folks hooking waves out at the Bower as well.

Nice use of a little stall to set up the section, midway between Queensy and North Steyne this morning.

Nice use of a little stall to set up the section, midway between Queensy and North Steyne this morning.

Goin' for a reo halfway between Queensy and south Steyne.

Goin' for a reo halfway between Queensy and south Steyne.

Again, there were some zippery sections on the inside at Queensy.

Again, there were some zippery sections on the inside at Queensy.

Looks like they had a few fun ones out there this morning.

Looks like they had a few fun ones out there this morning.

Between north and south Steyne.

Between north and south Steyne.


Morning run around, Freshy to DY

Posted on April 9th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Freshwater.

All pretty fat and full along the southern end of the peninsula this morning (as those of you who checked out the vid broadcast from the beach).

Here are a few snaps to give you a feel for the conditions.

Corner had the most juice at 0900

Corner had the most juice at 0900


Tiny Freshy section gets a whack.

Tiny Freshy section gets a whack.

Not looking the very best at the north end.

Not looking the very best at the north end.

South Curly was weed free and small

South Curly was weed free and small

Took this with a standard lens on the Sony a900 DSLR.

Took this with a standard lens on the Sony a900 DSLR.


Doing the run around

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Fairy Bower, Freshwater, Gardens, North Narrabeen.

Lotsa waves around this morning. Nowhere truly mindblowing, but there are heaps of opportunities for fun all up and down the beaches. I saw perfectly surfable waves at the following:

The executive summary:
Northy: 6/10
Dee Why beach: 4/10
Dee Why point: 4/10
North Curly: 7/10
Freshwater: 5/10
Queenscliff: 6/10
North Steyne: 6/10
South Steyne: 7/10
Bower: 6/10

Down the beach from North Steyne there were some fine moments for the crowds.

Down the beach from North Steyne there were some fine moments for the crowds.

Not as consistent as the beach, but clearly waves at the Bower for the crowds.

Not as consistent as the beach, but clearly waves at the Bower for the crowds.

North Curly had a solid crowd chasing the odd set like this.

North Curly had a solid crowd chasing the odd set like this.

Dee Why point pretty torn up and weird but sections to be had.

Dee Why point pretty torn up and weird but sections to be had.

Looks like everyone's in at Northy.

Looks like everyone's in at Northy.

Empty grinders, no one out.

Empty grinders, no one out.

Pretty messy but some solid sections at Dee Why.

Pretty messy but some solid sections at Dee Why.

Not as consistent or as big as at other spots, but some perfectly catchable ones.

Not as consistent or as big as at other spots, but some perfectly catchable ones.

Quite busy in the water, but fun size.

Quite busy in the water, but fun size.


Everyone’s in, where are ya?

Posted on March 28th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Freshwater, Manly.

It’s the last day of kid cricket season and I really need to be at my daughter’s final game. But what about you? I’m pretty sure 90 percent of people who can surf, or would like to, were in the water this morning. I checked Manly (including the Bower), Freshy and Curly and certainly at around high tide, Manly was the pick – the very crowded pick – of the pack. Freshy had a few okay ones in the south corner and was good for learners up the north end. Curly had some size, but it was pretty fat and disorganised when I checked it around 0920-0930.

Anyway, here are a few snaps to give you a rough idea of how it all was looking…

Lotsa folks too...

Lotsa folks too...

South Steyne looking perfectly fine.

South Steyne looking perfectly fine.

Around 0845 it was all happening at Manly.

Around 0845 it was all happening at Manly.

The Bower not really producing much at high tide.

The Bower not really producing much at high tide.

Not much wind around 0900 at North Steyne.

Not much wind around 0900 at North Steyne.

Over a hundred people in the water, but somebody has to catch 'em in the end.

Over a hundred people in the water, but somebody has to catch 'em in the end.

Having fun near the rocks at the south end.

Having fun near the rocks at the south end.

Chasing sections on high tide.

Chasing sections on high tide.

North Curly around 0930

North Curly around 0930

Getting busier, but the tide keeping things pretty fat and full.

Getting busier, but the tide keeping things pretty fat and full.


Runnin’ around on Weds am

Posted on March 25th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Freshwater, Long Reef, Manly.

Hello again Friends,

Okay, we’re really covering the (northern) beaches for you this morning. PB’s made the run all the way to Whaley and I’ve gone all the way to Manly.

The executive summary from moi:

Long Reef (near lugga) 3/10
Dee Why centre 2/10
North Curly 4/10
South Curly 2/10
Freshy 3/10
Queensie 5/10

And here are some pics:

Have a mal, will travel at Long Reef

Have a mal, will travel at Long Reef

Around 0800 a few peaks right on the sand at Curly.

Around 0800 a few peaks right on the sand at Curly.

One second away from getting shutdown, but having a hoot.

One second away from getting shutdown, but having a hoot.

Another one lines up for lucky surfer at Queensie around 0820

Another one lines up for lucky surfer at Queensie around 0820

Picking up an insider at Manly

Picking up an insider at Manly

You'll see the Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) around most settled regions in Australia

You'll see the Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) around most settled regions in Australia


Running around

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Freshwater, North Narrabeen.

Hello Friends,

Went for a loop from Manly to Northy this morning. Places with any exposure to the windswell direction were showing a little line. But being windswell, it almost always looked better than it really was. Of course coming off a high tide at around 0700 probably wasn’t helping much either.

Manly and Northy were the busiest, although on a wave quality scale they were only a little above Curly which had less than 10 folks in the water from one end of the beach to the other. Had to do a fair amount of waiting to get a snap of anyone on a wave. Dee Why and Freshy were pretty micro.

So, here, for what they’re worth are a few of the snaps I picked up on my wanderings this morning…

A couple seconds of speed at Curly.

A couple seconds of speed at Curly.

Not far from Dee Why SLSC

Not far from Dee Why SLSC

Offerings particularly paltry at Freshy.

Offerings particularly paltry at Freshy.

Not a lot of power south of Queensy.

Not a lot of power south of Queensy.

Typical little one at high tide.

Typical little one at high tide.


Late morning round up

Posted on March 20th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Freshwater, Long Reef.

Hello Friends

Well, as those of you who checked out the vid report will know, I didn’t spot much of anything that could accurately described as surf. Nevertheless, I have come back with a few pics. Here’s the executive summary:

Long Reef/lugga: 2/10
Dee Why: 1/10
South Curly: 2/10
Freshwater: 1/10

...it's only a hoax at south Curly.

...it's only a hoax at south Curly.

Can't be too overgunned for these conditions, that's for sure.

Can't be too overgunned for these conditions, that's for sure.

It's lake Dee Why folks...

It's lake Dee Why folks...

Pretty exciting eh?

Pretty exciting eh?


Some northern beaches on Weds am

Posted on March 18th, 2009 in At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Freshwater, Long Reef.

Hello again friends,

Spent an hour and a half wandering around looking for pics this morning. Here’s the short version:
Long Reef, northern side breaks: 0/10
Long Reef, bombies, lugga: 3/10
Dee Why centre/No Mans: 4/10
Dee Why kiddies: 3/10
North Curly: 4/10
Mid Curly: 5/10
Sth Curly: 3/10
Freshwater: 4/10
Queenscliff: 2/10
North Steyne: 3/10

Here are a few snaps…

The session about to begin

The session about to begin

Not many as good as this... done well son!

Not many as good as this... done well son!

Near the lugga at Dee Why this morning.

Near the lugga at Dee Why this morning.

Another angle on the little ones at the beach formerly known as Harbord.

Another angle on the little ones at the beach formerly known as Harbord.

Sand patterns at Freshwater

Sand patterns at Freshwater

Mid-Curly cutty for a Weds morning.

Mid-Curly cutty for a Weds morning.


 

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