Articles tagged with "Freshwater"

A few waves around this morning

Posted by: on July 30th, 2015

After filing the report this morning, I made the run to Manly and on the way back, checked out Freshie, Curly and Dee Why.

Freshwater had a couple of little now and again sort of peaks in the waist to waist plus range. I was tempted, but decided to push on to Curly. Swell was bigger there with some set wave faces into the head high range – although mostly it was chest-ish. Much closing out going on, and the lulls were impressive. Still, there were peaks from the south to the north, so you’d have had a wave. Me, I put it off and went on to Dee Why. As my pictures showed, the point was unrideably tiny, however there were a few occasional knee to waist plus peaks from about the club to the pole. I could see people in the water up at the Lugga too. I decided to go for a paddle. And yep, it was getting inconsistent and the chest-ish sets were getting rarer and rarer. Only a few of us out though and it was a beautiful, offshore and chilly morning. Glad I got in.

Freshwater beach surfer

Freshy wall at 0845

Freshwater beach surfing

Right and left peak among the little shutdowns at Freshy 0845

curl curl surfer

Bomb set, 0850, south Curly (yeah, it shut down)

curly surfing

Lancing the lip at Curl Curl 0900

dy beach surfer

Bomb set at DY beach 1115

Duke’s Day doings

Posted by: on January 10th, 2015

Joined around 200 others at Freshie this morning for a Duke’s Day picture. The photographers weren’t entirely happy, but it was all good fun and by now there are thousands of shots online of the event.

They’ve got a pretty full on program of events, so if you’re in the area, it’d be worth dropping by to check it out.

Yesterday’s NE windswell is still going and while we were posing for our picture, there were lots of folks in the water at the south end chasing waist to chest plus bumps and lumps. Not super quality but definitely catchable.



Manly, Freshie, Curly wander

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2014

Down to Manly for an errand again this morning, so picked up a few snaps on the way back. Manly was noticeably smaller and less consistent than yesterday, but if you were patient and happy to deal with knee high sets, it was a nice morning to be in that warm water with a mal. Around at Freshie it was about the same size, but seemed to be shutting down more. At Curly there were various weak but just barely catchable knee high peaks up and down the beach.

Exactly the right equipment

Exactly the right equipment

Stealing one at south Steyne @0830

Stealing one at south Steyne @0830

Freshie this am

Freshie this am

Bomb peak at mid Curly

Bomb peak at mid Curly

Noreaster morning

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2013

Hello Friends,

NE’r going from early today. There was some little E-ENE wind swell showing around the place when I checked at 0700 or so. About the most interesting looking spot I saw was (from a great distance) North Curly. Wave faces looked to be into the shoulder range on the biggest ones. Although the wind swell was getting into Freshwater, the small crew chasing them didn’t seem to be having much luck. Around at Dee Why there were a couple of bods messing about in waist high dribble near Kiddies, but you couldn’t say it was all time. There were a few people up in the protected corner at Long Reef, but I reckon they’ll be doing more sitting around than anything else. The period is just too short to really refract in there.

The NE’r is set to go all day and into tomorrow, so maybe that’ll build it up a little in those semi-protected north corners. And with luck, tomorrow morning could see something a bit more interesting at the optimal locations. I could believe head high pluses on the biggest set wave faces tomorrow morning.

Have yourself a top old Friday everyone!

Looking for something

North Curly crew

Longy hunters

Onshore play
Tides: H @1015, L @1730

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over coastal NSW associated with an east to northeasterly airstream. Over inland NSW a trough extends into a deepening low pressure system over the Bass Strait, expected to move over Tasmania into the weekend. The trough will slowly move over NSW this weekend followed by a south to southeasterly wind change as a high pressure system extends a ridge over NSW into the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
2.5 to 3 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday 23 November
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, ahead of an late morning south to southeasterly change 15 to 20 knots.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 24 November
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.

Out and about

Posted by: on October 14th, 2013

Bower sheltered but...

Froth burger

Hiding to nothing

Wave of the morning?

Ride the Wild Surf

Where the swell's hitting

Out and about this morning and checked everywhere from Manly to North Narra. Bower was flat, Manly was scrappy but sort of do-able considering, Freshy was a case of NUP!, Curly – do you have to even ask?, Dee Why point swell not connecting, up the beach too much work for too little pay off, Collaroy, fat, slow and small per usual, far north Collaroy/way south Narra, cleanest of the bunch, very inconsistent though, Northy – yeah, right.

I’ve got a black page of doom to build, so see you on the other side!

Freshie wrap

Posted by: on February 3rd, 2009
About 0730 at Freshwater

About 0730 at Freshwater

Bloke in the parking lot says it was fun out there and the water’s super warm. Reasonably busy, but not ridiculously so. Would be most fun on a fishy, lid or mat as windswell is mostly knee high and pretty gutless looking. Surface a bit choppy, but not too bad.