Posts in Manly


Posted on August 9th, 2014 in Manly.

Manly was doing it south swell closeout thing and the only bank on the beach has the QBC monthly comp all over it so I headed elsewhere.  Seems the bomb sets every 15 mins or so are the flavour of the day. Some solid sets when they come to catch everyone out.  Longy was pretty busy with a mixed bag and bombies and various reefs were picking up the sets when they finally came.  So good waves about but the watch out for the bombs

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Out the back Long wait rewarded Knarly outside section

Smallish n Straightish

Posted on August 7th, 2014 in Manly.

Pretty straight nice groundy south lines which are not very good for Manly. Despite that I saw a few guys get some tapering runners on the end of a few.Consistent 2ft plus at north end and smaller at south. Bigger and maybe better elsewhere today.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Straight lines Tapering left Springy & Sponge


Fast n Clean

Posted on August 6th, 2014 in Manly.

A lot of fast semi-shutdowns but the odd fast runner today. A nice south groundy in the water producing the odd bomb sets so somewhere that like that would be the go. Question is where??

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Tony in pole position Wednesday Walls Typical too fast set Wo-Manly action Wednesday

Bit less but still some

Posted on August 5th, 2014 in Manly.

Bit smaller and slower but some nice little 2ft or so runners if you find one.  Low tide was 8:24 so maybe a touch more push as it comes in.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Skinny gun thing Swoopin lucky left The average set Board meet chest


Posted on August 4th, 2014 in Manly.

Winter mornings can feel tough but when you remember summer crowds, flags and get a solo session on your bit of the beach like I did this morning it makes you not be in a hurry to see summer.  When I drove past later it looked even better for the lucky flexi-time surfers with some head high sets pulsing in.  Hopefully not too late for you to get a few by the time you read this

Mark – Surfboards Direct

How to deal with oncoming


Low Expectations

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 in Manly.

It’s hard to do a surf report when it’s flat. This week has been tough but it’s Saturday and I know you are keen so here’s some photos of almost flatness while the north ends are still offshore. Supposedly things will blow up a bit today and south Manly will be one of the few places to hide from the wind but also tough to get any swell to wrap in.  Set you expectations correctly (low) and they might be met this afternoon

Mark – Surfboards Direct


Girl Power As good as it gets Backwash make it waist high

[VIDEO] Surf report today

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Manly.

Took the gopro out for a longboard grovel this morning.  watch here:

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A few 2 footas

Posted on July 24th, 2014 in Manly.

Not as good as the last 2 days but a few 2 foot sets still coming through.  Lacking a bit of punch for the early crew so longboards are working better but as the tide runs out it should improve. Go for a paddle if you don’t have a job today.


Surfboards Direct


A sharing n caring morning Cliff worthy of a Queen Thursday Sets

No Photo but worth one

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in Manly.

Didn’t have time to get a pic as had to sample a few myself. Unexpectedly really nice waves this morning. The odd 4 ft bomb set but really consistent 3 footers with great shape. Get out there if you can.


Posted on July 20th, 2014 in Manly.

More of the big stuff like yesterday but a little different. Bit more chunky I guess for the beach but there is a touch more east in this direction so other spots are rideable.  Have a hunt arund. Missed photos yesterday sorry as went exploring but saw a few clean ones at Queensy at dawn

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Hanging out at the bombie Where many are hiding A few slab chasers Offshore Queensy is a bit all over the shop Joel Coleman taking the left Locked in a big cavern


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