Posts in Manly

Thursday morning Queenscliff gallery

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 in Manly, News Stories.

Coming back from my usual morning Manly run, I nearly swerved off the road when I saw the peak at Queenscliff on Thursday morning about 0900. Even though I was on a mission, I had to stop and grab a few snaps. The complete gallery can be seen here

Queenscliff surfing

Nice section

Queenscliff surfing

SUP arcs into the turn

Queenscliff surfing

Charging a rare left

Queenscliff surfing

Not a drop out of place

Queenscliff surfing

Let’s go!

Queenscliff surfer

Queensie purler

Weds am pics from Manly

Posted on August 26th, 2015 in Manly.

Morning update

Looks as though the cleanest option was Fairy Bower. From there north to Dee Why (and beyond) the surface conditions were very choppy and messy. Freshy and Curly were useless and you needed to be very keen to bother with Dee Why point.

Will keep an eye on it through the day and let you know if anything improves.

nth steyne

North Steyne whack

the bower

Out of the wind at the Bower 0825

sth steyne surfer

Slabby South Steyne shutdown at 0820

North Steyne

North Steyne moment

Fairy Bower

Negotiating surge on Weds morning

Sunday Busy Sunday

Posted on April 5th, 2015 in Manly.

Some nice waves about this morning but a pretty hefty Easter weekend crew. Obviously the weather put off a lot of people going away.  Sets are nice and almost 4ft if you can get one.  8:45am high tide might be making a few short.  Wind is forecast to go from offshore around to sideshore south.  Lucky Sunday.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

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Little NE

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 in Manly.

Was a few almost 2ft NE windswell bumps this morning in manly.  Started glassy but the NE’er was close and is up by now.  Probably one of the more surfable spots today…just

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Manly Thurs Any fish? Any waves? Lets call it 2ft

Grey Tiny Clean

Posted on March 30th, 2015 in Manly.

Tiny empty clean waves at manly this morning for the longboard crew. Longboard a must!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Monday Manly Empty (smaller than it looks) Bomb Board on Bomb Set

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


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