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Freshy to Gardens

Posted by: on March 9th, 2009

Hello Friends,

As promised, went out and about with the lens to see if I could get a few extra pics from this morning’s beach activity.

First stop was Freshy where one guy was waiting a very long time for knee to waist high sets. He finally jagged one and I got the shot below:

Set wave gets under foot.

Set wave gets under foot.

Heading north, I stopped for a squiz at the Curl Curl action. It looked as though it might be a bit bigger up the north end, but the south end was not too dissimilar to the conditions at Freshwater. Only a couple folks in the water and after a wait, one of them obliged by catching a little one for me to take a picture of.

Not too dramatic, but at least you can sort of catch 'em.

Not too dramatic, but at least you can sort of catch 'em.

Dee Why looked pretty much the same as this morning, only a touch brighter. Again, quite marginal conditions, but not flat. If you were keen…

Last stop on the run was at the southern end of the Gardens where the waves had been so tasty yesterday morning. Lots smaller and much weaker, but I’d say they were about the best of the bunch I saw. Not too many people out and though they were 90% shutdowns, the odd little section was still appearing from time to time…

Not really a patch on yesterday, but some actual sections to be had.

Not really a patch on yesterday, but some actual sections to be had.

Freshy

Posted by: on March 4th, 2009

After checking out Dee Why and Curly, I headed out the Curly headland to see what Freshy and Manly looked like.

As it has over the last few days, Freshwater had a few very weak and tiny, but sort of catchable little waves in the north corner. The wind wasn’t doing it too much damage and there were only three or four people in the water with boards along the entire beach. Biggest waves looked to be in the knee to waist high range.

Steaming fearlessly toward the immense boulders of north Freshwater.

Steaming fearlessly toward the immense boulders of north Freshwater.

From my vantage point, it looked as though there were a few weak little waves flopping into the Queenscliff end of Manly beach as well. Appeared to be a few folks out amongst them and the size seemed pretty much the same as Dee Why and Freshy.

A few bods getting wet up towards Queensy this morning.

A few bods getting wet up towards Queensy this morning.

You may know me as Malurus cyaneus, but around here I'm called 'boss'

You may know me as Malurus cyaneus, but around here I'm called 'boss'. Male Superb Blue Wren, Freshwater north headland.

Along the beaches, part the second

Posted by: on February 27th, 2009

Went for a look at Curly & Freshy around 0830 after the school run. Curly was about the same as yesterday, but thanks to the lighter winds, it was looking a little more attractive. Not that many more in the water though. I wouldn’t want to be accused of overstating the situation though. The biggest sets I saw were struggling to make waist high, and the moment of peak energy was generally pretty brief. Waves would stand up over a bank and then quickly subside as they were swallowed by a gutter.

Here are a couple snaps to fill in the picture a little.

This one actually ran for a few metres - South Curly, 0830.

This one actually ran for a few metres - South Curly, 0830.

Peak moment for a Curly peak around 0830.

Peak moment for a Curly peak around 0830.

Drove on around the corner to the south Curly headland carpark for a squizz at Freshy and Manly. Again, there were a fair sprinkling of bods in the water at both places. Pretty much seemed to all be mals – understandably enough. Waves at Freshy were extremely tiny. Biggest thing I saw was around thigh-high. But you could get the odd multi-metre glide over near the rocks at the south end.

Styling in front of the cliffs of Freshwater beach.

Styling in front of the cliffs of Freshwater beach.


Manly was not putting on much of a show – to the extent that one can judge such things looking over the back of the waves. From what I could see, the folk in the water were not only a thousand miles from care, they were about that far from something like a wave. But good on ’em for getting in for a paddle!
Don't those SUP riders look as though they're shepherding the mal people?

Don't those SUP riders look as though they're shepherding the mal people?

Wave hunt part 2

Posted by: on February 11th, 2009

 

This morning on the incoming tide not too amazing at Curl Curl.

This morning on the incoming tide not too amazing at Curl Curl.

Bit of a delay between observation and report. Had to do a meeting. You know how it is. Anyway, after leaving Dee Why, I came over the hill to find Curly was just as fat and marginal. A few bods were in the water, but you wouldn’t say it was all that impressive. Long waits were the order of the morning, and when the waves came they were pretty weak. Only a few folk in the water giving it a go.  

Looking less than fabulous at fabo Freshwater.

Looking less than fabulous at fabo Freshwater.

Around the next corner at Freshie, the wind was into it and the conditions were only good enough to  attract a couple people on longboards. Even a real fan of the spot wouldn’t feel hard done by to have missed it this morning.    On to Manly then. And there it was also severely affected by the tide and the south swell direction. There were one or two hopeful types bobbing about down at North Steyne. No one was bothering with Queenscliff and a little group was working an extra micro peak just next to the stormwater pipe. Basically looked like a get wet exercise more than anything else.   

Looking for a head dip on a knee high wave near the stormwater outfall.

Looking for a head dip on a knee high wave near the stormwater outfall.

Freshy softly softly

Posted by: on February 4th, 2009

Freshy stylin'

The old Freshy was lookin’ better yesterday morning when I checked it out around 0730. There were more people in the water for fewer waves this morning though. Dominant swell angle seems to be just missing it. But then again, since the swell, so called, is struggling hard to get into the waist high range on the bomb sets, maybe it’s not too strange.

 

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