Fading swell Saturday

Hello Friends,  A swampy 1.8 m high tide at 0800 plus a mainly SSE swell that’s dropped from 2.1 m yesterday afternoon to 1.3 m with a 9 second period at daybreak, means minimal surf options this morning. At least the wind looks like staying light and from the north quarters until this afternoon when […]

Was pumping at Narra this morning

Hello Friends, Spent a couple of hours shooting at Narrabeen this morning. Came away with something like 700 pics for the gallery (which should be online tomorrow). Waves were very consistent and very powerful. Faces ranged from head plus to 2x overhead at least. High level of fitness required, and a certain indifference to consequences […]

Swell but onshore

… … … … Hello Friends, East swell at close to 3 metres and an average period of 8 seconds would at least be surfable. Unfortunately for Sydney surfers this morning, extra large dollops of keenness are required because we also have a baleful 10-15 kts of everywhere-trashing east to ESE wind. And the Bureau […]

Southerly day

Hello Friends, SSE wind at 15-25 kts from before daybreak. Not good. High tide at 0950 too. Throw in grey skies and the odd sprinkle in those gusting winds, and you’re not looking at an ideal beach day. The Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch was micro at the south end and chest plus but ripped apart at the […]

Tiny but not totally and absolutely flat

Hello Friends, Very small to almost – but not quite – flat this morning at the Dee Why to Longy and the Collaroy Narrabeen stretches. There’s a wee little NE wind swell of about a metre at 5 seconds apart. This translated into knee to maybe waist on the best sets at the best spots. […]

Rainy start to Tuesday

Hello Friends, It’s all not happening this morning. Had a look at Curly, Dee Why and Northy and all up I spotted a total of four people in the water. One each at Northy and Curly and the other two at Dee Why centre. This is not surprising however. The combination of grey, periodically rainy, […]

Oceaneye – Autumn rocks!

Photo: Squat Barrel – Narrabeen Some nice smooth hollow waves this morning. As I report the wind has swung onshore, but the swell is still there and your normal reefs should have something to keep the punters interested this afternoon.

Pull the doona up

Hello Friends, I’d stay in bed if you’re up early! 20 knots of ESE wind making a complete hash of the ocean for us this morning in Sydney. I very much doubt that there is anywhere out of the wind that also has waves. Swell at sea is around the 2.5 metre mark. It’s coming […]