Posts in Manly

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

Pumping Sunday

Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Manly.

Basically bloody pumping. Some solid sets in the mix. Clean. Peaks, walls, clean ups, late drops.  Pending onshores. Beginners take care. Low tide 8:14 High 2:19am

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Perfect Bottom Turn Matt one of the few mixing it up Walls Not a nice find on the track Elevator Left? Late Peakin Another Late All steam ahead Sunday


Posted on December 10th, 2014 in Manly.

East swell has dropped to a slow thigh high.  Clean for the dawn patrollers and tide filling in from a 5am low mean it’s best early before the forecast easterly.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Looking down the small line Richard Poised Tony is quicker on lefts

South Ends the Go

Posted on December 9th, 2014 in Manly.

Still a bit of NE swell around but theres a south to se wind affecting north ends.  So protected south ends should still be cleanish with waves. I’m too lazy to head down and shoot them so my shots could look better if I wasn’t so lazy. High tide 10:48am so probably worth a surf somewhere.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Overhead on the grom Bringing it back around Tues junk at north ends End Section

Late file

Posted on December 8th, 2014 in Manly.

Late post. These are ics from this morning. Been good all day and still is!


Mon Morning Walls Nice Section Spraying down the beach Was on all day Bad rock off choice Hand up if you are in my way

Taken (bugger)

Posted on December 7th, 2014 in Manly.

Conditions are so good for Manly.  There a beautiful 3ft NE groundswell filtering in and conditions are perfect and clean. Unfortunately for Queenscliff surfers at my end the clubbies are setting up to take over a big part of the beach for a comp so get it while you can. The crowds will be squeezed into the south half.  High tide is 9:30am but at 6:30 it already seemed quite full.  Its a god direct for most beaches so have a look around maybe. Wind forecast says light and variable before setlling into an onshore breeze. Hopefully clean al day like yesterday. Get out there.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Clean and good but clubbies circling Big Blue 2 Whats goes SUP must... Happy early surfer Big blue on a Sunday Set

Small and ruffled

Posted on December 6th, 2014 in Manly.

Small NE lines ruffled at north ends by a southerly breeze. Clean at the south end. Pending 8:47am high is really not helping. Mixed bag of not-so-great wnds on the cards today. Tomorrow is looking better. Get online and watch some sunset.


Over the shoulder at under waist high In the corner Ruffled and Small


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