Posts in Newport
Another sunny day, so in between picking up rubbish at south Curly and running the daughter to soccer, I also jammed in a couple shooting sessions. The first was during the late morning at Dee Why and the second was much later in the day at Newport’s Pool. As always, clicking on the two pics immediately below will take you to the relevant galleries.
At large, Curl Curl, Long Reef, Newport, North Narrabeen.
Thought I’d head up the peninsula to see if the swell was doing anything interesting. Drove as far as Avalon where I discovered a small group at the south end waiting and waiting for the very occasional shoulder high set wave. Watched for quite awhile before deciding it was just too inconsistent to set up the camera. Checked in at the peak in Newport to see what the dozen or so bods were doing on it. It was more consistent than Av, but the larger number of people meant the wait for waves was probably about the same on average. Size was a touch smaller too. Took the following picture:
Next stop was Mona Vale. Again, smallish (compared to the last few days) and rather busy considering. I think the swell was just too south for the place to really start working properly, so after watching for a bit, I headed off south to see what Northy was looking like. It was a case of hmmm… yeah… busy, inconsistent with the odd shoulder high one, but like Mona, not really the best swell direction for the place. Still, it did produce at least something for the camera…
Stopped for a squizz at Longy. Waves were a touch smaller on average I thought, but there were lots of fine folk chasing ’em from the Lugga to the Dee Why end. Shutdowns were well in front of makeable sections, but I walked down to the water’s edge and took a snap for your amusement.
Last stop on my little journey was Curl Curl. It certainly looked a picture, particularly toward the south end. I watched for some time before finally deciding that since this is the last of the sunny weather and offshore waves for awhile, that I might as well do some shooting. I spent nearly an hour grabbing snaps (including some of a nice chap who introduced himself as a long time RealSurf fan). They’ve just finished processing, but I can’t upload them yet because the hundreds of shots I got yesterday morning at Manly and in the evening at Dee Why are still making their way to the server. Should be up by this evening I hope! Here’s a sample…
Avalon, Newport, Top stories.
Although the day started out flat, a fresh south pulse filled in rapidly from late morning and by the time I headed out for a closer look, it was overhead at many south spots. Decided to head up to Avalon and Newport for a look.
Only a few bods in at the south end of Av and it wasn’t really too spectacular looking. Waited around and got a few set waves being ridden. Then went down to Newport where The Peak was looking pretty reasonable. Not many lefts, but some fun looking and often solid rights were coming through. Again, not many people in the water, but I shot for awhile anyway because Derek Hynde was out and doing interesting things on a finless board…
At large, Newport.
Decided to go for a snorkle around the reef at crosswaves. Here are a few snaps from the expedition…
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Went for a surf Friday mid-morning at the Path in Newport. Had the Panasonic Lumix DMC- FT1 water camera tucked in the wetty and grabbed a few shots…
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At large, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Newport.
Went for a splash at the Path this morning. Great fun it was too. Sets were in the overhead range and some of the rides were pretty long. Ran into a couple RealSurfers out in the water as well. How cool is that? I got a few water snaps too. Not in the same league as the mighty DYSH though! What a pic he got at DY today.
After surfin’ I did some mag work and then shot out again to see if I could get a few more pics. Went back to Curly and Dee Why because time was tight. Accumulated a pile of snaps of Curly, and a few of Dee Why. Curly was getting some sizeable sets and, while many of them shut down, there were some folks nailing long, driving walls too. You’d have to enjoy duck diving though.
Around at Dee Why, as has been the case for this swell, it wasn’t as big. The beachy was really shutting down when I was there at around 1600, but a crew were having fun on the sets at the point. Not breaking hard or anything, but the sets were big enough to give ya room for self-expression.
From the MHL data, it looks as though the swell peaked during daylight hours for Sydney. If we follow the pattern that showed up down the coast at Eden, then it looks as though we can expect the average period to drop from around the 11 second mark to something closer to 8 seconds. The average height of the swell at sea should, with any luck, stick around the 2 metre mark through to tomorrow morning. And, again if we’re lucky, there should still be the odd longer period set in the mix for Saturday morning.
But the trend lines are definitely downward and at a fairly rapid clip. So, I’m not too hopeful about the situation for tomorrow afternoon, let alone the rest of the weekend. Mind you, the Goat reckons it looks okay through the day for Saturday, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt.
Have yourself a great Friday evening!
Avalon, Bungan, Newport, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.
Swell’s here big-time. Offshore winds & headhigh sets. Now, if I can work out how to post photos, you can see what it’s like