Posts in Warriewood
No good news on the surf quality front between Warriewood and Dee Why. The swell is still going, but so’s the wind and therefore the chop and general junkiness. I didn’t spy anyone in the water from Mona Vale to Collaroy. Warriewood, although somewhat protected from the wind, is just junky and uninteresting. Usually there are at least a couple desperados out giving it a go, but not today. It’s just another stretch of unoccupied beach with lowering grey skies.
Now I’ve been sitting at Dee Why for the last hour watching the waves and having a chat with the personable Mr Nick Chandler (you see his recruitment ad on the site from time to time). Yarning about the industry and all sorts as the ocean continues to be distinctly lacklustere.
As I write this, a quartet are out at the point dodging heaving sections for the odd two-turn wonder wave. So, onward to the south…
The short version is that there are sizable sets at Warriewood for the hardy band that have battled out through the relentless big windswell. Sets are into the overhead range and the wind’s not too bad right in the corner. However, as you come down the beach it becomes more of a factor. As a consequence, there is good size at the other end of the beach at Mona Vale, but it’s just too messy for anyone to have bothered to paddle out.
More observations soon…
Dee Why, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.
First stop for me this morning was at Warriewood, which, as it turns out so far in my travels, had the best waves I’ve seen. They aren’t affected by the SSW wind and there are a few okay ones getting in for the quickly growing crew. Best wave I saw was around the shoulder high mark on the take off, but there were others of similar size coming in and it seemed reasonably consistent.
The only question mark where Warriewood’s concerned is the possible effluent issues from the outfall thanks to the rain we had overnight.
From there I swung by Turrimetta which had okay size on the sets but was rendered less than attractive by the wind and lowering grey skies. No one was in the water. Around the corner at North Narrabeen the story was similarly dismal. Again, no one in the water because it was just so woeful. Choppy, messy, fat, you name it and Northy was doing it – or not doing it.
Given the dire state of Northy, I didn’t bother to check south Narrabeen. Saw a couple bods in the water at a perfectly calm looking Collaroy (sets maybe?). Around the corner at Long Reef the conditions were similar to yesterday, ie strangely subdued and unstrangely wind affected. Nothing was showing on the bombies nor it seemed out along the south side of Long Reef.
Dee Why was small too. Nothing doing at the point, but there was a small crew jagging little things up toward the pole. Didn’t seem quite as big as Warriewood, but I’m sure there’d be the odd set for the dedicated crew.
Next stop, Curly…
Collaroy, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.
A bit late I guess, but had to do a meeting and couldn’t really get to this until now.
First stop on this morning’s round was Warriewood. The wind wasn’t really an issue there, and it seemed as though a bit of swell was getting in too. But the tide was a killer. Only four people in the water because it was so fantastically inconsistent. Eventually a kneeboarder managed to get into a little thing. It faded out on him pretty quickly, but at least I got a shot. Naturally as I pulled out of the carpark, a more reasonable set showed up. Always the way.Over the hill and on to lovely North Narrabeen. My wasn’t it a picture under leaden skies. Hardly anyone out, but surprisingly given the south swell direction and absurd tide, there were actually a couple of sort of catchable things coming in for the little crew who were on deck for the occasion. A few more bods were down toward carparks, but their main activity appeared to be paddling and then pulling back from various shutdowns. Grabbed a picture of someone doing battle with the slop burger peaks at Northy, and then it was back behind the wheel for further explorations – about which I shall report shortly…
At large, Cooks Tce, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.
Did a lot of shooting but no surfing – and you’re the beneficiary! First up, pics from Cooks to Northy…
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