Articles tagged with "North Narrabeen"

Saturday throws the switch to sunshine

Posted by: on November 12th, 2016
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North Narrabeen 1245

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Busy at Northy around 1245

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Popping the top off a little wind wave at south Curly about noon

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Curly wind wave section briefly playful

Hello Friends,
Had to run the odd errand around midday and since I was out and about I checked the surf again. There sitll aren’t any waves to speak of at Dee Why or Manly for that matter, but both mid to south Curly and North Narrabeen had a few very soft knee to waist high bumps to play on at midday. Pretty busy of course and the waits between even barely catchable waves were long. But it was hot and sunny and bright and summery, so folks were just getting in and taking what came their way.

A few more pictures from Monday at sth and nth Narrabeen

Posted by: on June 6th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Another set of piccies for you to check out from today’s travels by your humble servant. Captions tell you where and what…

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Northyy firing up about 1245 Monday

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5 mins agon he was 300m up the beach trying to paddle out

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Little one bombs into sth Narra

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Yet another bomb at Sth Narra

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Inside section sth Narra

North Narrabeen from south Narra

North Narrabeen from south Narra

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Sth Narra

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Sth Narra

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South Narrabeen about 1100

Thunderous set at south Narrabeen/gardens

Thunderous set at south Narrabeen/gardens

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Mactiier Street looking north

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Wetherill Street looking south

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Wetherill Street looking north

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Clark St looking north 1040

Close up of damage to Collaroy Services club

Close up of damage to Collaroy Services club

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what happens when your neighbours have seawalls and you don’t.

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Colloary Services got hammered by the swell Sat night

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Bits of cafe scattered along the esplanade at DY

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Walkway and coffee shop smashed up at DY

A few piccies for you

Posted by: on March 30th, 2016

1000 UPDATE:
Perfect conditions wind wise and the 80% chance of rain doesn’t look like applying this morning.
North Steyne to Queenscliff was knee to chest and not super consistent, but unlike Curly and Dee Why, it actually had a few banks. Dee Why beach was a riot of pretty shutdowns and the point was imposing very long waits on the patient crew bobbing around there. Not really surfable on most of the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch, but, as usual, there was a small crowd chasing waist to chest plusses at Northy.

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Smooth shutdown at twin dunnies

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Northy crew jagging a few 0920

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Dee Why shorey 0910

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Empty at No Mans (it shut down of course)

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Dee Why point, inside 0900

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Queensie dribbler at 0830

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North Steyne pearler 0820

Manly and Northy (plus vid)

Posted by: on February 29th, 2016

At 0830 North Steyne looked the goods. Only four people in the water too. Of course you needed to be a very good female surfer to be in the group. High percentage of closeouts along the Manly stretch, but while it was afflicted too, North Steyne had the best waves I would see between Manly and Northy.
Curly was almost unoccupied and looking uninteresting when I drove by about 0845. It was very busy from Dee Why to Longy, but when you watched, you realised they were all hunting some very rare waist-ish sets. When I pulled in for a look at Longy the SEr was kicking in rapidly. There were more waves at that end of the beach, even a few possibles on the bombies, but the surface was chopping up severely. Stopped at Gardens for a gink as well, but the sideshore was making the sketchy, treacherous looking shutdowns looking not at all attractive. Final stop was Northy where you could see the underlying quality of the swell, but it too was falling apart in the onshores. I shot a video minute to share and then headed for home.

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0830 at North Steyne Australian Open of Surfing

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Just before the sideshores kicked in

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Women in the water for the early heats on Monday

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You wouldn’t want to be a mouse or a lizard

Northy little wind swell (vid)

Posted by: on February 25th, 2016

Hot Thursday afternoon but happily for the lucky crew at Northy, there were a few soft little peaks on offer to make cooling off all the more pleasant.

Looks like the swell’s starting to fill in at Northy (vid)

Posted by: on January 22nd, 2016

It was tiny this morning, but when I checked Northy around 1100, the swell was clearly evident. Carpark Rights were doing their crunchy thing and although busy, the waves were coming frequently enough that you didn’t have long to wait for your turn. Check out how many takeoff there are in this 90-sec clip…

Ok size at the magnets but…

Posted by: on December 26th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The NE’r was making itself felt at 0700, but there were shoulder plus waves to be had if you were in the right spot at the right time. The combo of 9sec 2.4 metre SE and a similar size NE wind swell was providing ample energy. That said, when I checked the Dee Why to Longy stretch, it seemed that people were struggling to get into them and the shut down percentage was very high. As you might expect, it was pretty busy too.
The Bureau tells us that the NEr will be 15-25 kts before long. The swell should hang in there, but obviously the options will be narrowing down to just the NE spots. Speaking of which, North Narrabeen looked about the best of the bunch at 0700, but although there was size and power, south Narrabeen was just an unending series of shutdowns.
Tomorrow sees the arrival of potentially gale force southerlies and it’ll still be strong but SE on Monday. Looks like this morning is the pick.
The week ahead looks kind of so-so. Not horrible and hopeless, but small to marginal across the front half of the week, with a slight uptick toward next weekend.
Have yourself a top old Boxing Day one and all!

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South Narrabeen was shutdown city at 0700

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Northy looking the pick of the bunch at 0700

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No Man’s walls into the shoulder plus range at 0710

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Long Reef charger at 0710

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is moving east directing north to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coast. Northerly winds will increase during Saturday ahead of a vigorous southerly change associated with a strong cold front crossing the Tasman Sea developing on the south coast in the afternoon. The change will reach Illawarra Waters Saturday evening, Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast Sunday afternoon. Winds are expected to gradually ease from the south later on Sunday and during Monday as a high pressure system moves near the Bass Strait extending a ridge to north.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 27 December

Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds may reach up to 35 knots at times in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Monday 28 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

North Narrabeen at midday Christmas Eve

Posted by: on December 24th, 2015

Out on pre-xmas errands and swung by for a look at Northy. Pretty messy, but also reasonably consistent and some fun little sections to be had in the mix. Not super crowded for the circumstances either…

Video minute: North Narrabeen late morning Tuesday 15 Dec 2015

Posted by: on December 15th, 2015

Stopped by Northy late morning to see if there was anything worthy of surfing. There was, sort of…

Manly, Northy pics

Posted by: on December 8th, 2015

Around 0900 I checked Manly and then North Narrabeen (via Curly) As you can see from the pictures below, Manly was pretty awful. Hardly anyone in the water there, and around at Curly there were only a scattering of folks right up at the north end. Conditions were raw and messy and although there was fun size, the banks are non-existent at the moment.
At Northy there were slightly more people in the water chasing slightly better waves. But again, sectioning, lurching and weird were words that come to mind.
A day for desperates.

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Small crew in the junky conditions at North Narrabeen

Moment of clarity inside at Northy

Moment of clarity inside at Northy

Dreadful conditions at Manly around 0900

Dreadful conditions at Manly around 0900

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Soaring over the slop at Manly this morning

 

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