Posted in: Collaroy.Tags: bodyboarder, Collaroy.
Out on an errand… had the camera with and was curious to see if the wind change from ESE to more SE was making Collaroy look any more interesting. I’d say it’d definitely cleaned up compared to lunchtime. The main break was still pretty soft and flabby, but down toward the stormwater pipe and north of there, I saw a few amusing looking shutdowns. Actually some were a bit more makeable than that…
Anyway, herewith a few more snaps…
Collaroy not being too soft on its victim.
Charging a snappy one just north of the stormwater pipe.
Right unreels toward the stormwater pipe at Collaroy
If you’d like to see a few more of my pics from today, here’s a link to the midday report.
Posted in: At large, Collaroy, Manly.Tags: bodyboarder, Collaroy, Fairy Bower, Tom Kirsop.
Some of 'em actually looked okay, despite the wind...
(Buncha extra pics in this post)
Not many choices around this afternoon. 20-25kts of SSE wind is doing over the 8sec, 3 metre ese swell. I spent a couple hours waiting for picture opportunities at the Bower this morning. Long wait between the good ones, and at that stage the wind was tearing up any potential that deadmans might’ve had. I came away with a few snaps for you (see below). The wind’s a touch more south now, so maybe there’ll be a few more options for the keen later. Don’t try it unless you’re reasonably experienced though. Some of the wave faces on the sets come close to the three metre mark.
On the way home, I swung into Collaroy for a squizz, but it was exceedingly ordinary. Lot of folks in the water but at around midday the sets were just mushing over out the back, reforming and then periodically sort of making a little section on the inside. Cool thing happened though. I saw the evergreen Tom Kirsop go for one of the bigger sets and I was able to get a shot of him. Tom basically founded Surfrider on the Northern Beaches and has been a tireless environmentalist for decades. Speaking of which, he’s already racked up seven decades so far. Onya Tom!!
If you knew you'd still be surfin' at Tom's age, you'd be ecstatic. 😉
Okay, a few more piccies from today…
Nice green face standing up...
bomb set this morning at the Bower
Sliding at the Bower
Setting one up at the surge
hooking it around
Bomb set wave
one whack coming up
Lunchtime left at Collaroy
Posted in: Curl Curl, Dee Why.Tags: bodyboarder, Curly, DY, SUP.
Technology and your correspondent have a problematic relationship. This should have been online an hour ago, but the touchpad on my notebook decided to stop working… oh well.
Looks like there could be a bit of fun here on Saturday
After looking at Northy, I had a quick squizz at Long Reef. Wind was coming straight into it and there didn’t really seem to be much of anything going on there at all. Nothing much going on at the bombies, and pretty junky and flabby on the little ones coming in near the Lugga. Basically a write-off; no cars in the carpark to second the motion. Got a pic of a banner hanging up at the entrance to the carpark.
So, it was off down to Dee Why for a bit of squizz.
Not looking too good at this point... but the rock was avoided in the end.
The tide was doing the point no favours. It was extremely inconsistent and when they came through, sets were practically on the rocks. A few bods were out having a go, and good on ’em, but it really looked as though it was better over in the beachy. I never did get a shot of anyone surfing the point, but I did get a picture of a SUP rider going perilously close to the rocks. And later, Rob sent me a pic of someone on a wave.
3-4 bucks a week is all it costs Carlos to get to the beach.
Saw a guy on a scooter with his board checking it out. Asked if I could take his picture and he said no probs. His name’s Carlos and he reckons the bike costs him about $3-4 for petrol every week.
Headed over the hill to check the mighty Curly. The wind wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be, but the quality was very similar to Dee Why – ie long lulls, and sloppy and weak waves, punctuated every once in awhile by a bigger set. About the most interesting thing I saw was this guy catching sets right in front of the rocks off the end of the pool at the south end.
Looking good for 0.5 sec at south Curly.
Generally lacklustre, but as usual, if you're in the right spot...
Posted in: At large, Long Reef.Tags: bodyboarder, Long Reef, SE-2m-10s, South Narrabeen.
Just been out and about running a few errands and, as usual, I had the camera along. What a fine morning it was too. The swell is definitely fading away, but there were still plenty of waves to be found about the place. I spotted a small group near Albert Street, Narrabeen just after 0830 and stopped to take a few snaps for ya…
- South Narrabeen around 0840.
- Hold that edge!
- Around 0840 this morning at South Narra.
- Frothy wall at South Narrabeen
- South Narrabeen about to go the crunch.
- Sowffy section around 0840.
- Between Longy and the Lugga around 0900
- Much smaller than yesterday, but still the odd opportunity about.
After shooting for 15 minutes or so, I headed off to run an errand or two in Dee Why. Along the way, I pulled in at Longy to see what might be happening. Mostly on the small side compared to the Dee Why end, but there were definitely a few being ridden there as well.
Between Longy and the Lugga around 0900
Much smaller than yesterday, but still the odd opportunity about.