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Chucked the board in the car, grabbed the camera and went for a closer look at conditions at Long Reef just as the tide was peaking. Quite a number of people out the back on second bombie and an unusual number clustered at shitrock as well. As expected, the beach was just shutting down. There were a few hardy types out having a go in the head plus conditions though. Unless they were unloading in the shorey, the waves were looking ponderous and tide affected.
Again, as expected, it was very lully. In 20 minutes or so, I saw maybe three waves caught at the bombies and four or five from the pole north to shitrock.
A couple hours earlier at 0900 it was 2 metres at 15 seconds from 158°
Went down to Longy toward dusk to see what was what. Lotta people in the water chasing big and lumpy high tide waves from about the guard hut north. Sets were still into the double head plus range, but there weren’t heaps of long ones. Few bods out the back too… Took a buncha pictures, so if you were out and want to see if I got you, drop me a message and I’ll put the whole lot up.
Very straight south swell showing at the bombies around 4pm. Expected to
be big by tomorrow
A video minute, Long Reef.
Long Reef was challenging but occasionally fun – if you were in the right spot. After a couple hours in the water, I shot a video minute to share…
A video minute, Long Reef.
Stopped by Long Reef this morning to grab another video minute for you…
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Routine was thrown off this morning. Went surfing before filing a report. As expected the south swell arrived overnight and if you were in the right spot there were waves into the head plus range. I chose Long Reef bombies and when I first paddled out @0730, there were some clean ones to be had. But an hour later it turned all rippy and weird. We have a mix of NE and E windswell and it’s making for less than perfect conditions. The NEr should spring up any time now too. Anyway, it was lovely to be in that warm water and I did score a couple of fun ones for my effort.
Next tide is a low at noon. Swell seemed a little smaller and less consistent by the time I got out, but as long as you don’t mind scrappy conditions, there should still be some energy around (the south component was about 10s apart). The Bureau says the energy’ll fade overnight and tomorrow could be back to pretty small. The wind call doesn’t look to fabulous, but Sunday may see the south perk back up a touch.
Have a great Friday everyone!
A deep low pressure system southeast of Tasmania is moving south and a trough over the western Tasman Sea associated with the low is weakening. South to southeasterly winds along New South Wales coast will turn northeasterly on Friday before the next trough and southerly change expected on the south and central coasts over the weekend.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday 17 January
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending easterly in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 18 January
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
There were some fun waves at the open south facing beaches. 3 foot + www.surfphotosofyou.com.au
There is still some size out there this morning. A good 3 – 4 foot still but on the drop. It was a case of mixing your swells and coming up with a hangover and thats the case with a wobbly Tuesday. Check more out at SPoY.
After posting this morning’s report, I wandered down to Longy to see if there might be something worth paddling around in. Shoulda taken the mal as it turns out because old guys on 6’3″ fishes tend to lose out to other (mostly) old guys on mals when you’re talking Longy bombies. Still, it was such a beaut morning, the water mild enough for me to declare the end of steamer wearing until next winter, that really, who could possibly complain? Yes, it was really crowded and not that consistent, but there were some chest plus sets and the wind wasn’t a factor until getting out time at around 1100.
BTW, many of you will have noticed that the crowdfunding target took a major cog backwards yesterday. Turns out one of the fine folk pledging support inadvertantly pledged 10x as much as he meant to. 🙂 I’m really glad he spotted the mistake and fixed it up. Of course that means I can’t be casual about pushing those of you still sitting on the fence to jump in with the rest of the crew. This has got to succeed, so I won’t be letting up. 🙂