Posts in Manly

Queenscliff beautiful shutdowns rule

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 in Manly.

Waiting for the swell to really kick in. Every now and then something rears up briefly on the zombie but am yet to see one even feather. Meanwhile there are some photogenic moments along the beach as head plus sets stand up and throw before closing out…

Wonder if Deadies will light up soon

He made it for another couple seconds

Pretty shorey

Waist to chest

Posted on June 1st, 2018 in Manly, Surf Reports.

Managed to grab a few snaps at Manly between showers. Swell is obvious out on the horizon but Queenscliff is still mostly shoulder high or less, North Steyne wasn’t of interest, less at south Steyne and knee to chest and inconsistent at the Bower. The south end was clean.

Fun for longboards

Posted on May 31st, 2018 in Manly.

Knee to waist high little lines for mal riders on a sparkling Thursday morning at Manly.

Watching the comp at Manly

Posted on February 28th, 2018 in Manly.

Waves to be had up the beach

Hello Friends,

Just stopped by the Surfrider stand at the Vissla comp in Manly this morning and grabbed a few snaps to share. It was clean but full early and now (1000) tide is dropping but summer is finishing up with a sunny day and plenty of NE wind.
Sets down this way are pushing into the shoulder to head high range, so it’s definitely contestable.

If schedule permits, I’ll try to update with further observations.

Go well!

Here comes the NEr

Nice waves for the contest this morning

Posted on February 27th, 2018 in Manly, Surf Reports.

The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro is on and I stopped by to see the Surfrider stand and to grab a snap or two to share…

Messy but sizable

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 in Manly, Surf Reports.

A few postcards from torn up but biggish Manly for you. Low tide plus light but steady ne wind was making for treacherous conditions. Lots of one turn wonder waves and unmakeable chaotic shutdowns. The crowd was undeterred.

0830 looking fun – with waits

Posted on February 16th, 2018 in Manly.

Got a park at Queensie and grabbed some snaps for you. Swell quite inconsistent but North Steyne was picking up head high sets between the lulls. Nothing showing at the Bower and Queensie end touch smaller than middle of beach.

Solid on the rare sets at North Steyne

North Steyne 0830

Queenscliff set wave 0830

South Steyne

Hints of things to come?

Posted on February 15th, 2018 in Manly.

Hello Friends,

Stopped by Manly a little after 0900. Tide was pretty fat and full, the SE wind was bumping it up, but as I sit here typing it’s wandered around to the SW – and the swell is definitely bigger than it’s been over the last few days. I’d call it knee to waist right now at Queensie. Will be interesting to see what I find at Curly and Dee Why, but based on what I’ve seen here, I’m prepared to call it just starting to pick up…

Setting it up

Mid-Steyne cutty

Unsurfable at the Bower, but maybe later??

Beach walkers

South Steyne scene

Busting one

Weather Situation

A southerly change associated with a cold front is moving along the New South Wales north coast and weakening. Winds will briefly turn northerly later on Thursday ahead of another southerly change developing on the south coast overnight and moving up the coast during Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre in the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

Friday 16 February

Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Saturday 17 February

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Manly minor mumbles

Posted on February 14th, 2018 in Manly.

Tide was near the 0825 1.68 m high when I grabbed the snaps from Manly this morning. It was fat and full, but given how tiny it was, I’m not sure tide was the biggest issue. Waves were weak and struggling to make thigh high on the biggest ones. Plus, it was inconsistent and there were only three or four peaks along the beach. Nice and warm though!
On to Curly and Dee Why for a look…

Scoping the surf options at Manly

Massive set wave this morning at Manly

Queenscliff logging action

Weather Situation

Winds will tend northerly along most of the coast today ahead of a a cold front approaching from the southwest. This front is forecast to bring a strong southerly change to southern waters later today, with the change weakening during Thursday as it moves up the north coast. Winds will then briefly turn northerly again ahead of the next southerly change expected on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening, ahead of a gusty southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Cloud clearing.

Thursday 15 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn and becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning. Winds becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.

Friday 16 February

South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy.

Manly minor on Tuesday morning

Posted on February 13th, 2018 in Manly, Surf Reports.

Very quiet surf morning with only a comparative few in the water at Manly. Average catchable wave looks to be in the knee high range and very weak. Ocean kinda choppy looking too.

Well at least the water’s warm