North Steyne at 0900 (vid)

surfers surfing north steyne in manly

Dark grey skies and chop-inducing light easterly onshore with a high tide at North Steyne this morning when I stopped to shoot a video minute. The two metre 12-sec east swell was quite consistent and though most waves were unmakeable shutdowns, the fun ones were reasonably plentiful for the sizable crowd.

Swell kicking back in this morning

Hello Friends, Well, that little low that made life windy and rainy along the far north coast a couple of days ago seems to have sent us some east swell. This morning it was around the two metre mark out at sea. Thanks to a healthy 12 second period, it was delivering solidly overhead bombs […]

Pics by Don: Saturday South Narra tow-ins, North Narra smokin’, Manly styling

If Friday was astounding, Saturday was every bit as good! I started proceedings by shooting a tow-in crew working the otherwise unmakeable shutdowns along South Narrabeen from about 0800 to 0850. Then it was on to Northy to shoot the very substantial crowd surfing in essentially perfect conditions. If you were in the water there […]

Sydney (as seen from the other side of the planet)

Hello Friends, Swell seems to have peaked yesterday around midnight. From the MHL buoy data it looks to have hit 4 metres at 13 seconds too. It was still out of the east this morning with an average height of closer to the two metre mark but with a still juicy 12 second average period. […]

Afternoon wrap (Bower, Dee Why)

Hello Friends, Just back from a shooting session at Dee Why. Light was pretty ordinary, but I shot a lot anyway because it was so big. You’ll find the pics below the Bower shots… In the meantime, here are some snaps I got from a sesh at the Bower this morning. It was pretty setty […]

Solid numbers

Hello Friends, Swell power setting ramped through the day on Sunday. It was around the 10 sec mark at dark last night and is now sitting on a juicy 12 seconds. Average size at sea went from 1.5 metres yesterday lunchtime to just on two metres now. Direction is pretty much dead east. Interestingly it […]