Posts in Manly

Not quite Tahiti but

Posted on August 26th, 2014 in Manly.

If you are not stuck watching insane Tahiti I’d go for a surf if you can. Nice 3ft+ East sets with some good sections and walls albeit a little random. I’m off to the Goldy for a week but despite the great forecast for there you guys look like you are in for some action over the next few days. Enjoy!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Not Tahiti but who cares Tuesday Techincally overhead


Fun

Posted on August 25th, 2014 in Manly.

Some fun 2-3ft Eastish swell getting into Manly this morning. Despite the pending high tide there was peaks and walls and sun too! Like the last few days things seem to perk up and get good late morning so if you are not at work watching Chopes go for a surf!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Setting one up Peaks down there Nice Sets Empty One head high sets


PICS: Monday at the Bower and North Steyne

Posted on August 20th, 2014 in Don's surfin' pics, Manly.

Monday morning 18 August saw a brief window of opportunity at Manly for surfers before the southerly smashed it. Don grabbed a few pics at Fairy Bower and then at North Steyne before the wind came roaring in.

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Fairy Bower Monday morning, 18 August 2014

gallery of surfing pictures from Fairy Bower

Fairy Bower, Manly, Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (68 pics)

North Steyne gallery, Monday morning, 18 August 2014

North Steyne Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (104 pics)

North Steyne Monday morning, 18 August 2014 (104 pics)


Manly, midday snaps

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in Manly.

One of the very few places where it was clean and the waves were looking worthy of the effort was south Steyne. Tucked out of the howling southerly it was consistently chest to shoulder plus. The Bower kept promising, but sets almost never wrapped.

surfer at south steyne

Southernmost South Steyne

Fairy Bower surf

Long waits for one to wrap in

Manly surfer and wave

Should I go?

surfing south steyne

Out of the wind at south Steyne


Surf Online Today

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in Manly.

Better to watch Tahiti action today as it’s pumping. Here at home that swell peaked pretty big last night and is really not showing much this morning but a whole lotta wind and only protected in the very south hidden corners. I ventured to Bower early in hope but it wasn’t happening at all. A few people at south Manly with the odd left holding up.  I’m surfing online today

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Resignation South Manly grovel Not happening here Lefts at south end the only go


Peakin Monday

Posted on August 18th, 2014 in Manly.

Right on dawn the sets were bombing into Manly with some crazy peaks unloading everywhere and washing a few back in for a 2nd paddleout attempt.   Glassy, rain squalls, wind, glassy again then less bombs sets but just pumping looking conditions for those lucky enough to have a crack early. Seems that southerly has blasted through so I imagine more than a few will be hiding and scoring in south corners.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

 

Monday is/was on Damn nice rail work Through the rain Peakin Monday


Close Out Sale

Posted on August 16th, 2014 in Manly.

Nice conditions at Manly but just hollow closeouts basically.  A few nice momentary views in the pit but no exit signs everywhere. Go a-hunting

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Going down Split second views Only the small one had room to move One way - in Views from in and outside


Nippy

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in Manly.

Must admit the cold has tipped me over the edge and back into bed the last few mornings after studying closeouts. Today was probably a mistake as it looked ok when I drove past later. Still lots of too-fast ones but clean n highly surfable albeit bloody cold wind. Swell is dropping so make the most of whats left today.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Outside Inside Typical southswell riders view A good lookin one How to throw a long one around = rail


Brass Monkey

Posted on August 12th, 2014 in Manly.

Wasn’t really happening at Manly this morning.  Technically nice conditions apart from being brass monkey weather but a lot of shutdowns and typical southswell action.  The odd section near a rip bowl or on the end of a closeout.  Don’s pics of Dee Why looked much better!  Maybe on the lower tide?

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Most people riding in between ones Most sets doin this at Manly Road to nowhere


Eased

Posted on August 10th, 2014 in Manly.

Everything has eased back and slowed down. Still 2-3ft of swell in the water than has come round a touch more east but the 7:30am high wasn’t helping the Sunday morning surf worshipers. Lulls, crowds but clean and surfable so I guess we all must do what we have to and surf on a Sunday

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Double swoop Not enough paddle support Oi


 

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