Posts in 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

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

Friday 16 February

Winds
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.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
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.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Saturday 17 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
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.
Weather
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

Winds
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.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Thursday 15 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
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.
Seas
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.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 16 February

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


Glassy little waves at Manly

Posted on February 12th, 2018 in Manly, Surf Reports.

School’s back and that means the occasional run to Manly. It was glassy with soft little knee to waist plus waves at a couple of points along the generally tiny conditions.

South Steyne peak keeping them amused

The usual crew at Queenscliff getting the biggest ones on the beach at 0830

Angling across a glassy little wall at south steyne


clean and crowded

Posted on June 1st, 2017 in Manly.

At 0900 there were around 60 people in the water chasing waves between
Queensie and North Steyne. Waves were chest to head plus and fairly
consistent.






swell lighting up north end

Posted on May 31st, 2017 in Manly.

Swell stacking into the Queensie end of the beach and looking very tasty
indeed for the healthy crowd




 

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