Posts in Manly

Fast Ones

Posted on July 8th, 2014 in Manly.

Looking bigger and better this morning as that south swell has swung round a touch more east so more is getting into Manly. Still fast but get the right 2-3ft runner and you have some nice walls to fly along. 10am low tide

Mark – surfboards Direct

Empty one down there Bombs sets are a bit fast Hipster tax = swimming Paddling into a fast one Craig flying on the firewire


Back up a little

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in Manly.

South swell has notched back up with the usual lines going past Manly and some fast 1-2ft peelers getting in.  Supposed to pickup more and be offshore all day.  Head elsewhere for some size. Low tide 9:08am

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Monday South Wall Sea Sweeping a Fast One Micro Cover Manly Monday

Wee Ones

Posted on July 5th, 2014 in Manly.

Bit like yesterday but you probably didnt see it then – so it’s more small south swell. (North) Manly is actually grabbing the odd almost 2ft set with a fair bit of waiting but they are pretty straight and quick.  Nice sunny offshore day to find a wee wave somewhere. Keep your expectations and patience in check and you’ll be happy to get one under your belt for the weekend

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Learning must give you a sore neck Big and Pink Wow Lucky good one Tristan on edge

Sometimes Manly

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 in Manly.

The surf looked like it was on the improve for the lucky late morning sessioners.  There was a few walls and sections on offer and 2-3ft lines getting in with the odd bomb.  A secret source reckoned despite being smaller Manly actually had better shape than other nearby spots he checked early.  (Blame him for the crowds if you follow that advice. I wouldn’t have given it if I could go for one myself of course) Hey sometimes you drive to Palmy and end up coming back to Manly in a south swell.  Either way there are still nice lines about to chase

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Tapered Section Driving around one Manly Right Freak Left

Goin past Manly

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 in Manly.

Manly is really on for the groms or learners today as that nice south swell is going right past with only 2 foots sets getting in.  A bit straight on most banks but sitting on the edge gets a few runners.  Too tempting to chase the nice lines somewhere else though.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

5 for Manly Nice looking section Sets walls up Foam climbing foam

365 in a row

Posted on June 28th, 2014 in Manly.

Big congratulations to Peter Silvia from Froth Wax for surfing 365 days in a row today.  Not an easy thing to catch 3 waves every day around here but he did it. Today included as there is only shin high swell with a fresh summer-like northerly blowing at Manly.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Small surf crime behind bars Private board sale at Queensy beach 365 days in a row



Posted on June 26th, 2014 in Manly.

Manly was actually picking up a few of the south swell sets that normally go right past. Despite the 7:30am high tide there was a few rights and basically no one out when I checked.  Worth a quick run to a south magnet before things drop and maybe that wind get s bit strong again.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Sneaky South Sets

New Grommet for the Quiver

Posted on June 21st, 2014 in Manly.

Our new little surf grommet and future Realsurf reporter Noé Rennie was born early Tuesday morning. I promise not to flood the feed with baby pics until he can actually surf however it made me realise how cool it is to add him to my surfing quiver! Over the years I got bored of riding shortboards in crappy conditions so started adding fishes, longboards, SUPs and softboards depending on the day and found myself getting so much more water time and having a lot more fun. Now with this little grommet I get to have the thrill of starting all over again and enjoying watching someone else surf more than catching a few myself.  Now that’s a good addition! I highly recommend ordering your next custom 3.43 kilo weapon from your wife.

Oh and there’s a nice little southswell running today to get out on.  Manly is surfable with a few waits and it’s a little straight.  Should be bigger elsewhere so go find something.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Newest Realsurfer

Spying on an empty one


Posted on June 13th, 2014 in Manly.

Only small signs of the forecast solid swell. 2-3 ft waves fat and full with the 8am high tide.  Prediction is for a lunchtime pickup so lets hope they are right and that northerly stays light!

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Not solid - yet

Fresh test

Posted on June 12th, 2014 in Manly.

Here is a pic from North Steyne this morning.



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