Posts in Manly


Posted on October 20th, 2014 in Manly.

That southerly hit on dawn destroying the little NE lines in place. If super desperate you might find a tiny bump in the south Manly corner but super is the key word there


South Wind Chop

South and south

Posted on October 17th, 2014 in Manly.

Still 2ft or so of swell coming in but an ugly south wind and rain.  It’s clean at the south end of Manly with some small lines getting in so thats the choice if you are keen. 9:54am low. Wind is supposed to pickup from the south.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

French girls know how to share South wind South swell

Down down

Posted on October 16th, 2014 in Manly.

Calmed downed a lot since yesterday.  Manly often doesn’t like south swell. This morning is not much different as Queenscliff was a shutdown, there was a tempting-on-take-off-but-short-then-fat right down from Queenscliff attracting the main crew then beyond that is, well beyond my lazy view but generally smaller and probably the same mixed bag of goodies.  Clean and worth a paddle though as this swell is only going down then down again.  Looked far more attractive in Don’s shots with a lot more swell getting in up that way and probably handling it in spots.

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Too fast Christian's highline The best are always unridden Rights the only go A lot bigger as you go north Fresh(y) lines


Posted on October 15th, 2014 in Manly.

Wow. Dont ya love this stuff. So technically it’s offshore now and clean but a tad big, heavy and wind is hardcore.  There was one brave booger down the south end and spied a few big drops in the distance at the Bower.  Swell is big, bouys say 6m average and the max blew off the 8m chart a few times last night.   Exciting stuff to hunt around and watch.  There’s a few wild surfable ones but you need to know your stuff. I’m going hunting

Mark – Surfboards Direct

WIld If you want it Offshore One guy actually out

A final winter blast?

Posted on October 14th, 2014 in Manly.

How was last night’s epic stormfront?! Felt like Armageddon.  Today still has a some 2ft NE sets groomed by a cool WSW offshore but the real action is a massive southerly change due late that should really blow. Great for the downwinding stand up paddlers but tomorrow is forecast some pretty big surf that should only be rideable at protected south spots.  Who said winter was over?

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Todays Blow Up Nice set Some small Tues leftovers Lasts nights armageddon

Overnight Bumps

Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Manly.

Some 3 to almost 4 ft bumps blew up overnight. Not as good as these windswells can get in manly but waves nonetheless.  The wind is freshening up again changing the mix a little. Look out for some solid south swell blowing up into Wed with a low moving of the land and bombing up a bit

Mark – Surfboards Direct

NE Bumps Speed blur A few sets this size


Posted on October 10th, 2014 in Manly.

About 2 people out at Manly. That’s a sign of significant flatness at Manly.  Nice day though…


Loan Floater


Posted on October 9th, 2014 in Manly.

Some small south bumps creeping into Manly. Marginal stuff with only a few banks picking anything rideable up as the tide fills in to a 9:30 high

Mark – Surfboards Direct

Young shortboarder gets one Rail riding evidence Arching into a set Bomb set Thursday


Posted on October 7th, 2014 in Manly.

Sometimes Manly sucks in and amplifies NE windswell on the right bank and right tide. At 7:30m when I looked it must have been that right time. Warm winds, glassy and some high tide fun looking bumps.  Might be gone by now but I guess Mantown is/was the place to be today

Mark – Surfboards DirectFlags will own this peak now High tide freak set?


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



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