Posts in Manly


Posted on October 4th, 2014 in Manly.

I joined the crew smei-sheltering at Butterbox and Longy this morning. In fact spotted myself in one of Don’s shot’s! A lot better than Manly but a bit of a let down considering the forecasts. Manly is onshore and crap but surfable and smaller for the not so experienced crew.  That wind is pretty fresh so you really need maximum protection, maybe the swell will kick up a bit at low tide.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Is chest rash back in fashion? Big sail far on the horizon Big grom Small grom Thats about it at Manly for Sat Lots of roads to nowhere


Before the wind

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 in Manly.

Snapped a couple of pics but didn’t upload them until after I had a quick session. Manly was pulling in 2 foot of this southswell with more getting in as you head north.  The wind is up light from the east but getting a little bumpy. Still some surfbable stuff but probably not great quality for much longer. Nice to see some swell coming for the weekend!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Black Tip Peering over the edge Before the wind Before the flags

Spring Lines

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 in Manly.

Some really nice 2ft south lines peeling in on a cracker of a spring day.  Would be worth looking elsewhere for more size but if you like the safety of Manly grab your longboard and join the crew. 7:33am low.

Mark – Surfboards Direct


Longboarders Rule #1 Lines A few "fast" ones Cracker Day

Windy Wed Walls

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Manly.

Hope you got some of that sick NE swell pulse late last night in the warm offshore. Some of it is leftover this morning being blown hard by a strong offshore. Sets need a bit of patience but are pretty good despite the wind almost being too much.  Not sure how soon it will be blown flat but morning crew are getting a few goodies. High tide 1pm

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Strecth Windy Wed Walls Upright Pointing 5 Larry layback section

Cracker but tiny

Posted on September 30th, 2014 in Manly.

Glassy tiny knee high ones not worth putting the memory card into the laptop for but a cracker of a morning to float around in a longboard and have a chat
Mark – Surfboards Direct

Sum summer

Posted on September 29th, 2014 in Manly.

Warm offshore, leftover NE windswell peaks and an incoming tide are making the most of what little is on offer. Some fun sections on the right equipment for Monday.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Shortboard Sections God 4 sale for Monday walkers NE Peaks A wall for Monday


Posted on September 27th, 2014 in Manly.

Pink must be the new board black as it was all I could seem to shoot this morning. Long waits for slow south sets this morning. Something long (& pink) seemed to help. High tide, flags and SE winds pending very soon so early was probably best of a below par Saturday.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Don't you know pink has priority? Little Pink Big Pink Pink Wetty Pink Saturday

Filtering In

Posted on September 26th, 2014 in Manly.

1-2ft of short period south swell filtering into Manly.  The wind is getting fresher from the ssw so it’s clean in the southern half but pretty weak small stuff getting in for a 9:15am high.  Surfbable with a longboard or floaty thing or some youthful energy.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

8am Queenscliff Bomb Set

Some bumps

Posted on September 25th, 2014 in Manly.

Manly can suck in a bit of NE windswell so this morning there are a few 2-3ft sets that looked fun.  The pending 8:39am hightide might be putting a dampener on things but looks like if you wait something worth it comes through.  Wind forecast says decreasing northerlies before a big south change later so probably rideable bumps all day with a window of offshore if it doesn’t slam in too hard. Keep an eye on it.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Deep Peak Split A few fat ones Good choice Exciting looking section Christian sprays it

Another good one

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 in Manly.

Still plenty of swell around but the sets have backed off a little in consistency after yesterdays regular bombs. Still some solid 5ft sets at exposed spots. At Man;y most of the crew are south of the middle as it’s a tad less bumbyish.  Should be another great morning of surfing as tide drops from 7am high


Manly Bomb set gets missed A few of these shut downs Nice empty peak! No options at north end


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