Posts in Manly

Same but less the same

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 in Manly.

More of the same kind of swell but a touch less energy and light onshores are up already.  There’s been plenty of waves so I know I’m not as amped as other days.  Not sure if any of that hyped up swell is actually ever going to materialise but hey at least we have waves.


Inside slash Sunday Set Drop Ruffled Already

Saturday Fun

Posted on February 21st, 2015 in Manly.

Some nice condition for Saturday. 3ft or so of ENE swell and light winds.  Was tough to find a lot of good ones for the morning crew. Might be more as the tide drops from an 11 am high

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Rare empty for Saturday Softie Surfing Nice lip work Dodge or duck? - dodge 6 inch big wave gun

Not much gettin in

Posted on February 4th, 2015 in Manly.

Not a lot getting into Manly.  Longboarders even paddling hard. The 9:30am high wont be helping.  South magnets might be better before the wind comes up.


Going down in style Through the floaters Stand Tall in Small Wed

Still plenty o swell

Posted on January 31st, 2015 in Manly.

Still plenty o swell around. This morning at Manly would normally be great as the roads are closed for a fun run until 9:30 which helps keep the locals in and tourists out however the 6:42am high tide is making the closeouts worse.   Swell seems a touch more south.  Size varies from probably 6ft at north end to beginners corner at south end.  It’s gonna get bigger and better as the tide drops so watch your limits and as usual at Manly look over your shoulder before you go – very likely someone is already on the wave!


Manly Tony and The Bolt The Manly High Kick Almost looks makeable

Boardies weather?

Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Manly.

Some nice waves for the dawn crew. Not sure how so many guys managed in boardies?! That wind was fresh.  Some exciting looking surf over the next few days.  Its bloody good to have swell!!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Thursday Coming round a nice section AOS shaping up Insider II Insider 1 Manly Morning Justin (get it) Good waves early

Funday Sunday

Posted on January 25th, 2015 in Manly.

Great morning for waves with clean conditions and 4ft of East swell rolling in.  Onshores are forecast then a southerly buster due at some point which may or may not hammer things.  Hope you got a few early. Expect Sunday crowds. High tide 1pm


Green Wall Thanks for the float section Manly with ya mates II Manly with ya mates I

Mixed Bag

Posted on January 24th, 2015 in Manly.

Got up super early and ended up doing the tour (without camera sorry).  Manly had some solid sets at dawn without much wall that have now seem to have stopped leaving mainly 3 foot messy stuff with the odd bomb, bigger at North Steyne.  A clubby comp has shut that half of the beach and combined with the flags there is very little surfing area left in Manly today.  Best to look elsewhere.

Curly was clean but weird.  Some hollow but too fast ones in the shorey and fat weird ones out the back.  Longy was clean but a toal mixed bag of nothing outstandingly epic.  North Narra was looking the best but super busy with a full carpark and the usual intense crowd.

Big tides at the moment. High is midday.  At least there’s waves so go get one.

mark – Surfboards Direct


Rear View Mirror Check Leaning into Saturday Yay Weekend Waves Limited options at Manly


Posted on January 22nd, 2015 in Manly.

I’ve been off the radar for a while. Had a few weeks overseas in the tropics and coming back to average waves and bad sandbanks at my local Queenscliff has been a struggle to get the camera out.  Anyway today is nothing pumping but there is a nice 3ft of NE swell rolling in but certainly the northern half of Manly is struggling to make much of it.  Normally we’d be really fun but in my corner but there’s a big hole that probably needs a big swell to fix.  Come on Huey! 10:24am high

Need length to make it through Arrow says go right Clean empty one Leaning In Can ya dump some out to sea? French Connection Thursday Manly

Better as tide drops

Posted on December 18th, 2014 in Manly.

My last report for 3 weeks. Get to go tropical in New Caledonia and hopefully find a few waves. Today in Sydney has a couple of feet of ESE swell but early the 6:05am high tide wasn’t helping. Should improve as it drops but onshores are forecast.  Have a great Xmas and hope Sydney gets blessed with mad swell.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Shoulder high? Thursday down the beach

Lumpy Bumpy

Posted on December 16th, 2014 in Manly.

2-3ft of wind affected NE swell and wind. Was still some shapely bumps at Queenscliff end despite the wind and lumpy conditions. 10:30am low

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Nice section Behind Backwash spread Late What could have been Tues


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