Posts in Manly

Gems amongst it

Posted on April 8th, 2014 in Manly.

Swell energy has picked up and there were some nice waves around.  Looked like one of those sessions where it was either nothing or an absolute smoker. Got one pic of one of the throatiest barrels I’ve seen in a little while on this stretch and he came out nice and smooth. Another day it was supposed to be onshore so get out there now.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Section Looming 3 options Set Up Kirra?

An Extra Hour

Posted on April 7th, 2014 in Manly.

Its nice when the forecasts get it wrong with this morning having a nice offshore wind and not the SE forecasted. Add an extra hour of light and a little swell meant a few waves. Quality was a bit low with a lot of messy rips and shutdowns but the odd good section to be found. Water seems warm in the cold wind too.  As I type it is still offshore with an incoming tide so if you find yourself unemployed right now go for a surf I reckon.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Deceptively nice peak The odd lucky section Monday Manly

A little Saturday Action

Posted on April 5th, 2014 in Manly.

Saturday sees some nice south swell sets.  At the QC end they were in the 3ft range so I’d be tempted to chase some more size elsewhere. Don reported Dee Why was shutting down but you can find you spot this morning. By the end of the day the wind will be more south reducing your options so get out there now as the tide rolls in nicely until 1:23pm high

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Eject Saturday Section Wind Up Big Board Goes Left Peak Saltmotion Setup

Beautifully Marginal

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 in Manly.

Another beautiful day to be in the ocean but huey ain’t sending anything of substance in to make it very satisfying.  Usual day for a float, longboard chat or SUP or something.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Photographic evidence Simon with nice tail work SUP Peak

Sunny but marginal

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 in Manly.

Pretty marginal today. Great day with more floating than riding but good day for learning to surf, taking out the longboard or a stand up paddle board. High tide 11:05am.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Lucky Shotboard Wave Sunny Day for a Float

Longboard Persistence

Posted on March 31st, 2014 in Manly.

Persistence paid off for the Manly longboard regulars with some fun looking 2-3ft walls this morning and hardly a shortboarder on any when I checked.  9:32am high might be making less of them now but a great morning for a paddle based on what I saw briefly.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Bikini Yoga Nice Monday Lines Duck n Cover Monday Style

Still Some

Posted on March 29th, 2014 in Manly.

Still 2ft or so of East swell for Saturday. A fresh tidy WSW that is supposed to ramp up into a strong southerly late morning so despite the 8am high morning is best.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Always with a friend on Sat Wrong Way! Some Sat Stuff

Late Start

Posted on March 26th, 2014 in Manly.

The dawn raiders had a bit of high tide to deal with but as they would have driven off to work it was getting noticeably better as the tide dropped.  Still some fun sized 3-4ft sets about and nice peaky glassy shapes.  Hope you could have a last start. Low 11:41am

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Splitting the Peak Black Beauty off the lip Nice wall ahead Choose your direction

Posted on March 24th, 2014 in Manly.

Forecast looked promising and it was a mixed bag but a few nice lefts into the wind this morning and the odd fatter right. Always great to have head high surf so worth a Monday paddle just for that reason.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Middle Peak Head High? French girls get all the best sets

Saturday Surfin

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 in Manly.

A window of nice conditions for morning surfer’s but that onshore is puffing in around flag raising time. A very healthy Saturday crew but seems to be a range of 2ft east swell peaks to keep everyone riding something.  Get out there while its clean I guess. 1pm high.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

In the corner before the flags Laying down on the job ladies Just a normal Sat Manly crowd Steve Style


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