NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots

Posted by: Adiabatic

NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/01/2002 23:32

I am extremley dissapointed with the amount of swell around NSW. I was in Ulladulla on 4 Days and Mollymook only offered some real nice 2 foot at the most shories, which were fun if you like damaging your boards.

I was in Sydney on New Years and was expecting to see some wonderful surf off Shark Island, well the best that I saw was 3 foot, but hey I saw Shark Island!!!!!!!!

The best surf that I had was at Malua Bay on the south coast with the fresh seabreezes. Fun to bodysurf.

On the last day it was the first time the wind had really turned offshore but as it did the swell became non existant and there was more windchop than anything.

How are all the NSW surfies feeling at the moment with the swell? Down here in Victoria Woolamai Beach and Express on Phillip Island are experiencing 8' waves ATM, apparantly they had 8' foot waves on a NW wind eek

With the weather pattern as it stands, there looks like another quiet week on the way for all the beaches around NSW!!

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Posted by: Simmah

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2002 00:37

hey 4S
Did you go to the badly named "Surf beach", if i recall correctly its about 15-20 minutes South from "the BAY", along the great ocean road, been ther a few time and the Surf has been barley enough for body boarding, Im pretty sure iv been to Malua Bay also and Body borded a few time, but its been a few years since ive been.

SA
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2002 11:59

Surf beach...LOL, we went past it so many times and scratched our heads at the name, it was more like a lake, the only waves that were visible were from the gale force NW and they were pretty flat aswell. Ahwell, I am back in VIC now where the surf is huge and looking very good for this weekend smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2002 14:55

Hello 4 seasons

I went surfing last Saturday and Sunday down at Ulladulla and Bawley point,which is about 20kms north of Batemans Bay.

On saturday afternoon,I left my place to head down to Bawley point and hoped for a last afternoon glass-off.At 7:00PM the surf got really good,and I was pulling into 1 metre shore-breaks.I slept in the car on Saturday Night.
On Sunday morning,the surf was excellent,and at Dolphin point(Ulladulla),the surf was easily overhead,and going off.The tide was too high for the Golf Course reef,but on a low tide it too would have been really good.I went up to Pipe later that day,and was confronted by some nice 2 metre set waves.

So there was swell down here on the week-end.Every other day was pretty much flat.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2002 22:30

Hey Pingtang,

All I can do is just grind my teeth, we went to golf course aswell on Saturday and the 1.9m high tide did seem to hamper any real surfing conditions. It looked as if the tide was at 1.4m as normal it would have been ideal everywhere, but again I enjoyed my holiday.

I love the south coast, if it were a little less shouded in soke it would have been great!!!!!

I should have met up with you while I was in the area for a week!!!

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/01/2002 22:45

hoping for some decent surf tomorrow,with that big fat low sitting in the Tasman sea.

The surf report said 1FT in the morning,and at 4PM in the afternoon it had picked up to a solid metre plus from the SE.There could be some solid waves tomorrow,maybe even over 2 metres. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2002 12:09

I hope so for all you surfies up there that it does get to a nice even 4ft tomorrow. With the SE swell it does seem the swell will definantly pick up.

I found that when I surfed in the morning that the swell in the morning is cruddy, where in the afternoon it seems the swell is much better? Can anyone comment on that?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2002 22:39

I cant trust the ocean during summer and spring any more.I went for a surf check at 5AM this morning,and I was confronted with half metre shore-break mushburgers.Maybe,the high tide affected it a bit,but I was expecting more.Theres a good low in the Tasman with a pressure of about 984hp,and theres heaps of iso-bars around it meaning that there must be heaps of winds out there.Unfortunatly little swell has reached the coast,even though the horizon looked bumpy.

Ahhh,I cant wait for winter.I just keep on getting memorys of that 5 metre(with the odd 6 metre beast set)swell which we got in July,with associated offshore winds and sunny weather for the whole time.I went out to Redsands,during that swell,and we got 4 metre waves breaking onto reef,with only 1FT of water covering it.The barrels were so wide that day you could fit a car into some of them.Guys like Ryan Hardy and the Player brothers were out there.Injurys recieved out there included,blown eardrums,broken collerbones,and face lacerations.I just cannot wait for winter,as you are almost guarenteed of a good surf.Water temps are still OK in early winter too,being over 20 for much of June.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2002 09:08

Hey PT,

Tough break, pardon the pun, but seriously you think there was something with that low pressure system.

When will the swell pick up!!!!!

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2002 14:00

Pintang

Although 'heaps of isobars' usually implies strong winds, they can be of little use as they need to be aimed pretty well straight at your beach for optimum wave potential.

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
Theres a good low in the Tasman with a pressure of about 984hp,and theres heaps of iso-bars around it meaning that there must be heaps of winds out there.



Take a look at this MesoLaps chart:
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/charts/lapsMesoMSLPressure.jsp
The Southern Ocean has a large WSW fetch at the moment organising the groundswell very nicely at the moment (outcome? great surf in SA from Fri thru' to next Wed). This is because the wind is blowing consistently from one direction over a large area. (ok, this chart is slightly exaggerated as MesoLaps has 2hpa spacing and GASP and LAPS have 4hpa spacing, but you get the idea).

I didn't really track the low in the Tasman, but there could be some swell from it...just not where you are! Interpreting ocean wind directions can be really hard work (AWSs are hard to come by below 40S wink ), but they are the most important aspect of knowing what the surf will be like.

Cheers, Ben
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2002 12:28

I am missing waves over 4ft, please no more talk of swell in SA, BR, it's getting depressing! Did have a fun day at Tamarama on monday night, offshore and 4ft but nothing special. Down south mission to Gibsons Steps is on the cards in Autumn to get some southern ocean juice! (even the one day it did get over 6ft(2 months ago now) in Sydney the power is comparable to a wind swell on Port Phillip Bay!)
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2002 13:51

Actually the swell did come up to about 2.5 metres yesterday from the SSE.Today its dropped back a little,to about 2 metres around here.So we did get swell-it just came a little later than anticipated.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2002 18:57

Thats good news there Pingtang, looks like maybe a good weekend of surfing in months

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2002 19:18

Swells up to 3 metres on the sets.Its looking OK for the weekend like you said.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2002 11:45

Hows the Ulladulla region looking, Golfcourse? the break of South Pacific Drive and Hollywood drive?

Is it extending further north to Sydney, strong southerlies are affecting the whole coast so hopefully the waves are not windchopped.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2002 12:31

The Golf Course reef might have been OK this morning.However,the swell has tapered off quite a bit this morning to about the Head High range.I am also worried about the 1.8metre high tide.The Golf Course reef is more of a low tide spot.I have arrived there many times before,seeing perfect lines on the reef,but not breaking because of the high-tide.The wind was perfect for Golf course earlier today,with a light SWer.Unfortunatly,the winds have swung onshore now to the SE.

Dolphin Point may of been OK,and it is usually double the size of what Golf Course is.The SWer would have been excellent there too.

Its great to have a surf,where it isnt sunny for once.Temps still 17C at 12:00,and it doesent look like rising much either.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/01/2002 00:34

Hey Pingtang,

I have a tide chart that I picked up at one of the surf shops in Ulladulla, and it reads that the high tide is 2.1m during next week eek , So you have swell and good height but an annoying KING TIDE.

Where do you usually surf?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/01/2002 14:32

Yeah,those early morning king tides are a pain.Atleast the high tides occur later on in the day,as the week progresses.Yesterday the high-tide was at 8AM,and today its closer to 9AM.This means that,a really low tide will occur early in the day next week.


I surf everywhere from Wollongong,to Bawley Point.(30km north of Batemans Bay).I make alot of trips down to Ulladulla,to surf at the Golf Course reef,Dolphin point,and other less known spots.I surf at green island,which is twice as long as the Golf Course Reef in terms of wave length.Green Island is situated at Bendelong.I go surfing at Sussex inlet alot,and I occasionally surf at Aussie Pipe.I do alot of surfing at Culburra,which is located about 15kms east of Nowra.And I go surfing alot,up near Wollongong and Kiama,where breaks such as Redsands and Boneyard are located.There is no one spot,that I surf at all the time.I like to surf,any hollow wave on the South Coast.I usually get out well before dawn,to beat the crowds.However,crowds are rarely a problem.My favourite wave would have to be Lobster bay,which breaks less than 10 metres from dry rock,and is a really hollow powerful wave.It can nearly suck dry on you on smaller days.

Where do you usually surf.Do you surf at places like Express Point etc.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 00:25

Hey PT,

Bendalong I heard is one of those spots that absorb all available swell on a good day, never saw that, maybe next time. smile

I usually surf at Express Point (EP) on Phillip Island, Smithies or Smiths Beach on a really big day, like it is ATM. We have had 7ft waves for the past 4 Days, once those winds turn NE its looking good.

Have you ever surfed at Shark Island?
Has anyone?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 12:42

Bendelong,picks up all of the available swell,if its coming from the S/SE or E.For us,that is the usual swell direction that we will get.NE swells,will miss most of Bendelong,but these swells are rare and are mostly generated by cyclones,or short period windswells.

I have never surfed at Shark Island before.Actually I have never seen the place break before in real life!!!!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 13:05

Hey Pingtang,

I was there on a 3ft cruddy day, but even on 3ft the waves are still very much forecful. Would not look bad ATM.

Yeah I was at Bendalong on the 27th of Dec, and nothing was happening which was a shame and then we all decided ( me and my cousins, my surfing cousins ) that it would be too dangerous with all the fires going on.

Bawely point is a nice spot, again on its day when there is swell.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 13:47

Hey 4S

Bendelong is an excellent spot,and has many reef-breaks and beach-breaks on offer.I have had great surfs here.Its probrably one of the best coastal towns on the South Coast.

What part of Bendelong did you go to.There is a turn-off about a kilometre from the main township.Did you turn right to Manyana(where Green Island is situated,or just go straight ahead,to the main township.Also,what was the wind blowing that day-Green Island is off-shore in NEers,and Westerlys.SEers are onshore.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 19:27

PT,

Well we headed to the main township and were looking across towards green Island from a lookout, NO SWELL mad The winds were very light Westerlies, almost variable actually but no swell.

I am sure that if there was swell it would have been a pearler of a morning. However I think I can savour the moments in my dreams!!! Maybe next time when I come up we should meet up and go for a surf.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 22:07

Quote:
Originally posted by 4 Seasons:
PT,

Maybe next time when I come up we should meet up and go for a surf.

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That would be good.Are you planning any trips,for the furture?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2002 22:10

Um, possibly at the end of this year, same time and stuff, probably over new year. I would really like to see some swell though laugh and less smoke!!!

I went through your little town on my way to Sydney. I should have stopped off shocked , maybe next time.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2002 13:13

Oh well,we will see what happens.

So you went through Nowra hey!I live on the northern side of the river,about 300 metres from mcdonalds. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2002 20:35

OMG, I sat in that Maccas on the 28th at 9am in the morning, hey I was 300m away from you.

Wow... smile

Hows the tides are they beginning to recede a little allowing better surf to develop?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2002 21:59

[QUOTE]Originally posted by 4 Seasons:
[QB]OMG, I sat in that Maccas on the 28th at 9am in the morning, hey I was 300m away from you.

Wow... smile

Ha,Ha...thats interesting to hear eek .Im just trying to think what I did that day,as I go to maccas quite often,since I live so close laugh .At 9:00AM I was probrably in bed,or playing my new playstaion 2.I can eat all the maccas I want,and not gain weight.I guess surfing,and sk8-boarding keeps me fit.

The tides are a bit lower in the mornings now,but the swell has now faded,and it is 1-2FT.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/01/2002 13:19

Thats lovley to hear you can eat all the Maccas you want and not put any weight on. mad smile smile smile

Have you surfed at Kiama? Whats it like down there?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/01/2002 14:00

I surf at Kiama a bit.It is alright for surfing,but there are other better spots.Bombo beach however,picks up alot more swell than surrounding beaches.It can be a metre at Bombo,but 1FT everywhere else.The Highway runs parallel to Bombo beach for a Kilometre,before swinging away from the coast a little.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2002 13:25

I travelled through that region aswell on the 31st of DEC, but as you remember the smoke haze was appalling, I could not breathe properly so I had to see it from the car. It was not a bad day 3ft at best, but far too busy.

Going Back to Bawley point, is that the break off the rocks? I am getting confused.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2002 13:40

Bawley point is a township,with many different breaks.Its a small town,much the same as Bendelong.There are about 5 different good breaks at Bawley point.


There is one spot there,that is an absolutely awsome wave.Its call Gullitines.It breaks along a point,but the take-off is only 5 metres from dry rock.You cant catch the wave,from the shoulder.You have to take off full on in the barrel,in front rocks.The wave only breaks over 2 metres.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2002 16:31

Yep seen it OK, Gullitines, yeah it was really small that day but you could see the force in the wave, looks to be a mad drop.

Have you ever surfed down in VIC?

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Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2002 12:45

Hey guys I have some photos of Guillotines from a day or two after last years BIG swell, I will try and post them in the next week.
Also was planning to go surfing tomorrow on my day off, but it is looking like there is nothing off the east coast of NSW that will produce much more than a very small wind chop. Not happy!
Make the most of your Victorian swell 4 seasons, looks like the first connsecutive offshore days for you in a long time. Enjoy!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2002 13:09

I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am off Wilsons Promontory tomorrow to have a look down there. With the winds light early it will be a 3am start, but it will pay off. I have been looking at Surfshop Weather Reports

They are showing nice 4-7ft waves throughout the central and eastern coasts, and with a light offshore NE/E winds early should make for ideal conditions.

Johnny I can't wait to see a photo of Guillitines going off, I was there when it was dead so it will be interesting to see how it looks on its day.

Cheers :cheers:
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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2002 14:11

Have you read Mark Warrens surfing Atlas.It has information,about all of the surf spots in Australia.It has great pictures too,including ones of Aussie Pipe,and the break that you surf at,express point.

I have never surfed in Victoria before.I went down there in 1996,and im not sure why I didnt take a board down there.I saw Bells-Beach at about 4-5FT.It looked really good.I also went down the Great-Ocean Road,to a place called port cambell.The swell was fairly big that day(3-4metres),but I guess you can class that average for Victoria.I will have to go to Victoria again in the next few years,to do alot of surfing.I would probrably go in March,when the Formula one GP at Albert Park is on.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2002 14:34

Yeah i have seen it in the Surfing shops down here, I think I might pick it up and have a read, my brother in law has a copy aswell, might just steal his.. smile

Port Campbell is very well know for its 4m winter swells, can get very rough over the west coast, evidence of that is the rock faces and how quickly the 12 Apostles are becoming 11, then 10 ect.

So you saw Bells...its a great spot through winter, though you have to be there eary before the swell gets wind chopped. I was there in August 2001, not bad some sets were about 5ft, some were hollowing out fairly well.

Never been the east coast then? Never on Phillip Island? Well next time you come down go and have a look, hopefully you will see some great surf. Wilsons Prom is also a nice spot but more for the spring and summer months, like now, with the strange postioning of the low pressure systems draggin up big swell over the last few weeks we are looking at a great weekend with Easterly winds and more NE winds on Sunday.

Can't wait.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2002 22:54

Yeah,I did go to Wilsons promitory,and Phillip Island.When I went there,it was blowing stronger than a gale.Probrably,approaching 100km/h from the south.There wouldent of been much good surf,with that wind.I also went up to Queensland in 98',and I saw Kirra absolutly going off,with only 10 guys out.Unfortunatly I wasnt up there for a surfing trip.I was up there for a school excursion. mad It was September,and the temp was 28degrees. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2002 19:19

You are very lucky to see Kirra go off, how big was it?

Anyway today was a little dissapointing. The swell was very lumpy at Squeaky Beach. The swell was there early, but I was not going to take the risk of going in to be taken by a shark. There was a nice offshore NE, which got fresh at times towards dawn then dropped off to less than 5 knots and turned more variable in Direction.
Not a bad day afterall

How was everyones day, anygood surf around the rest of NSW and VIC?

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2002 11:12

Not a bad day down here early on today, Phillip Island and the Penisula were the places to be, with a very light offshore NE'ly and 5ft urf, not a bad morning.

How is fairing elsewhere?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2002 16:42

Kirra was probrably only Head-High,but it looked so perfect.


Its a pity,that the conditions wernt great down your way.If the waters are sharky,then I guess it aint worth the risk of paddling in if the quality is bad.I have been chased out of the surf by a shark before.The shark was pretty small though,probrably 2 metres.I saw the fin about 50metres away,so I immediatly paddled in calmly but quickly to shore.When i got out,the shark was only 20 metres out to sea.

At the moment here,our surf is influenced by high-pressure systems.These highs have generated fresh winds from the NE,but little if any swell.If we do get swell it will be generated by the Ne'ers,but the wave period will be very short(6 seconds),and the conditions will be junky and weak.I cant see any decent swell for the next 7 days,but they are forcasting storms for all of next week,so that is good. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2002 17:33

Hey PT,

I hate it when you mistake dolphin fins for shark fins, I cannot make the difference between the two.

This week is again looking OK for us folk own here, with easterly winds tending NE by the weekend with a stubborn trough in control its not looking that bad, though swell direction and height is the issue.

Enjoy your storms you lucky *$!& laugh
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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2002 23:48

On to the second page here. laugh

The North Easter was really strong up here today,so there might be a little windswell running at the moment.It will be junky though,and weak.It wouldent be worth going out,unless you were desperate,or your a beginner.And theres the blue-bottles as well. eek

It seems that the weather patterns have returned to a normal summer patern.There arnt as many big lows south of Australia.That means less swell,for NSW.Are you still getting decent swells in Victoria?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 01:59

Yay!!!!!!!!!! 2 PAGES LOL laugh

Yeah we are still getting the follow through from 3 weeks of rough unseasonal low pressure and gale force Southerlies, which have resulted in massive surf. The best of it was on the first week of Jan, 7ft clean and offshore NW winds, this was while I was in NSW, swimming and body surfing 1ft shories... laugh NOW THATS DESPERATE PT!!!!!!!!

The swell is beginning to receed dramatically although it is a new moon, I will check in the morning to see what its like, give Phillip Island a call and then post again.

Well I think the bed is beckoning, later.......

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 15:15

Staying up a bit late are we.I stayed up to 2PM the other night because of the tennis.It was the Sampras,Enquist game.That match seemed to go on for ever.


Today the swell is over a metre,but it is windswell.Could be something worth riding,early tomorrow morning.I can hear some thunder now,so hopefully there might be a storm,to produce a late arvo glass-off.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 15:28

2pm........thats when I get up laugh

Anyway windswell, anything worth surfing this arvo do you think? I see some nice storms on the radar affrecting the Shoalhaven and South Coast, you could surf and watch storms, I love that.

And by the way that ain't late, I have been posting some times 4am in the morning.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 15:37

The Ne'er is pretty strong today on the coast,but it is calm at Nowra.I dont know about this afternoon,but maybe tomorrow.Usually when a storm comes across,the wind swings to the west temporarily.When it passes,the wind shifts around immediatly.I like tomorrow mornings chances better.

There is some rain coming across now,and you can see this on the radar.If i cant get a surf,I will be happy with a storm.

So youve posted at 4AM before.I get up at 4AM to surf,but I never stay up to that time.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 15:41

LOL, I got up at 3am on Saturday morning to surf and it felt wrong, I said to my cousins who I surf with, I go to bed in an hour.

Do you go and surf most mornings? It has been OK of late up your way.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 15:52

No,I dont surf much at all during the summer.I do most of my surfing in winter,and even then I only go out every week-end.However,when i go surfing,I stay in the water for 5 hours or more.Some-times I go on the train to go surfing,and it is not un-usual for me to walk 10kilometres to go surfing.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 16:18

Wow talk about dedication, I sometimes go to a beach with a massive sandune and get on my old board and slide down it, beats walking. But I don't mind walking means oyu don't have to stretch that long before hand.

Do you wear as Spring suit or the full length wetty?


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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 17:56

The other weekend i manged to come out unscathed from a 8ft Petrol cove Barrel, which looked bloody big as it reared up. The beach is steep and rocky with a dumping tube. Misstime it and it hurts especially on the rocks. Knights near Victor got up to 5ft and was nice not as steep take off as petrol and Horseshow Bay a family beach would u believe turned it on with a killer 6ft shorie. Man i was caned.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2002 22:27

Hi lennie.I got a flogging a few weeks ago as well.I was surfing at a spot in Gerringong NSW.The sets were well over-head,and the barrels were pretty big.You can only surf the spot on high tide,as at low-tide the rock ledge is practically dry.Anyway,I took off on this big wave,and when I took the drop,I knew I wasnt going to make it.So I straightened out instead of pulling in.The barrel broke right in front of me,and I was sent on a fun trip over the falls.Thankfully I didnt hit the bottom.I was lucky,as it is usually a foot deep where the wave breaks.

Hi 4S.The water temperatures are usually 23 degrees in summer,but it can get down to 15 degrees in winter.So I wear a spring-suit in Summer,and a steamer in winter.I guess I am a little dedicated.I have been out in 50knot winds,and torrential rain.I have been out when the air temp is about 4degrees or less.I have walked 10kms to go surfing at an isolated spot,and then have to walk the 10kms back.All of this done with no drinking water.I guess I am a little silly actually,but it keeps me fit. laugh

So what are the water temps like down in Victoria.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2002 13:12

Hey Pingtang,

It appears that the temp is around 17-19 around parts of the coast ATM, not really getting warmer or cooler. Not too bad, but boy NSW was warm for me, I only needed a rashy and bordies when there.

I ave never been to Noosa but I heard it makes NSW seem freezing...I can't imagine water that warm.

And by the way, you went surfing in 50 knot winds and torrential rain, was that the classic east coast low surf?

Lennie,
You have had a good surf by the sounds of it, its good to hear your getting flogged as PT said, means your actually getting out there.

4 SEASONS laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2002 16:14

[QUOTE]Originally posted by 4 Seasons:

And by the way, you went surfing in 50 knot winds and torrential rain, was that the classic east coast low surf?

I dont think so.What happened was,a reasonable low deepened off the far south coast of NSW,and this directed really strong winds and heavy rain over us.This also brought the swell up to 4-5 metres,but it was very messy.I just went surfing at a protected reef-break,where it was only 2-3 metres.It wasnt anything special-definatly not classic,but the forcasts were interesting.The coastal waters forcast said 14-16 metre seas,and 6-8 metre swell.They were predicting 40 knot winds from the south,with 60knot gusts.
We did get a classic easterly swell last year,where it was 5-6 metres for 3 days.However the low was above New-Zeland,and didnt effect our weather at all.We got all day offshores for the whole 3 days,and sunny weather as well.I have got some great photosof this swell,taken with the disposable underwater camera.I hope we get another swell this year.

Today,was a pretty good day surfwise,on the South Coast.I went out for about 3 hours dis-morning,and I got some really nice barrels.It was about Head-high,and off-shore where I was.A NE windswell had built over the past few days.Last night a southerly change came through.This meant that there were plently of good waves in sheltered corners,protected from the Southerly.The water temp was a little cooler today-probrably only 19degrees.

Oh well thats enough typing for me.Whats the surf like down at Victoria at the moment?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2002 16:24

Hey Pingtang,

Yeah how dare you steal the limelight...... :p let me type!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway surf down at Phillip Island is a little smaller today, around 3ft-5ft, but compared to what it was last week it is small, the west coast is not too bad, Gunamatta which is on the Penisula is averaging 2m or around 6ft in the ol scale and the west coast is up around 5ft ATM, best only in early conditions at this stage.

Looking like a good weekend with plenty of swell reamining and a light offshore E/NE, basically the same as last weekend.

So how was the storm last night?

4 SEASONS laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2002 16:39

What storm,we didnt get a storm last night.I think you mean the night before. laugh
The storm we got 2 nights ago was pretty good.It had some really nice CG's.The storm lasted over 2 hours,and we got some good rain as well-probrably 15millimetres.I cant see many more in the near future.At the moment,it is quite cool,and overcast with a temp of 22degrees.There will be no storms tonight thats for sure.Did you check the Sydney radar,at about this time 2 nights ago?

This weekend looks OK for NSW.We may get some Easterly swell.Im worryed about the wind though.Could be onshore. eek
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2002 17:48

Unfortunatley if we are in a E/NE pattern then it must mean you are getting an onshore wind, however I don't think it will be to strong, we are in a light wind period then so the pressure gradient won't be that tight I assume.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2002 13:50

The surf has backed off to about 1FT today.

However,it is still looking OK for the weekend,with a E/NE swell predicted.SE/NE winds are predicted,and the BOM are going for rain-periods for saturday.Thanks for giving us your Victorian weather. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2002 14:16

No worries there PT wink smile

So the swell is not high today, but it should definantly pick up on the weekend, could be some pretty heavy messy waves over the north oast with that low in the Coral Sea.

Do you ever surf North/Central Coast?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2002 14:25

Hi 4S

I have never surfed north of Sydney.I should go up there some-day,as there are some good breaks up there.I havent surfed south of Batmans Bay either.The most south surf ive had,was at the Tomakin Rivermouth just South of Batemans Bay.

I am hoping for the swell to pick up.The surf will be worth checking on Saturday morning anyway.

Have you ever surfed in South Australia?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2002 14:40

No I have not, bt some friends of mine have surfed in Ceduna and others have gone to Margret River in WA, I am hoping to visit some day don't you worry.

What about you.

By the way I got that book you were talking about earlier. laugh Very helpful

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2002 13:17

I am not planning to make a trip over to South-Australia or Western Australia.I want to go over there,but I dont really have enough money.I will probrably go surfing up on the North Coast of NSW some-time this year,but that will be the furthest I go.

The surf is up to 2FT over here from the East.The Gold Coast is already up to 4-6FT,and Coffs harbour is up to 3-4FT.It should start to pick up some-time toaday,or early tomorrow,down here.The onshore winds are a little worrying though.They are forcasted to be E/SE,which is directly onshore for nearly everywhere.This onshore airflow has brought in some nice rain though.We got 10-15millimetres last night,and another 5 millimetres today.Atleast it wont be flat on the weekend anyway. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2002 13:51

Sounds like a nice day to be indoors, however with that low out in the coral sea, the sets would have been classics earlier in the week, but as it does come closer it will become messy and disorginised.

Surf today, well I am checking soon, my family is heading down for the weekend, but I am staying here due to storm action.

Not bad though, stiull hovering just on 3-4ft and no wind, so it was a good morning down anywhere along the coast.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2002 22:40

I will definatly go for a surf check tomorrow morning at 5AM.Im not so sure,if it will be any good or not with onshores predicted,but the winds should be pretty light anyway.It picked up to 1 metre today from the North.It looks set to pick up even more.Could be good,could be OK,could be junky.I dont know what it will be like.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/01/2002 00:05

5ft and light winds, looking good for a 4am surf. Let you know what happens

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/01/2002 15:50

I had a very good surf early today.I went out,to a really fun point-break,which breaks only once or twice a month.The wave isnt hollow or anything,but it has a nice wall,and wraps down a point for about 100metres.When you finish your ride,you end up at the beach.From there,you have a 100metre walk back to the line-up.

Today,it was up to Head-high,glassy,and there wasnt a soul out for the whole time.I was in the water by myself for 5 hours picking off these nice waves in 23degree water,and under sunny skys.The predicted onshores didnt come up until 10:00AM.I could still surf however,because this break is sheltered in Easterly winds.

It was certainly one of my better surfs this summer.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/01/2002 01:49

Oh thats good to hear PT,

We had a sensational day down at Phillip Island, down at Angelenas, perfect 5ft, light winds early, warm...not bad at all. This wave is rather quick, can be rough when not clean, but today was the best I have seen it.

Good day everywhere.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/01/2002 17:20

I got another really good surf at the same spot today,and I am planning a syrf tomorrow morning.The swell is forcast is hang around until the middle of the week.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/01/2002 21:39

Surf is good in SA Pt, and I recommend taking a trip to our South coast or the Fleirieu Peninsula. Breaks like Middleton are good with a 4ft lefty. Take off is a helluva way out the back for the bigger sets - about 300m from shore but the ride in is bloody worth it. Some locals prefer to take off at The Point where a rocky platform juts out halfway out into the surf but it can be tricky for non locals. I just find a rip and ride it out.

Watpinga and Parson's are by far the best for BIG waves, with waves in excess of 12ft on a day of strong SW winds and intense lows to the south. Works well in strong SW to S and needs a strong wind to really get it going otherwise its mostly a messy 5ft break with a seabed like a labrinth - one of the most dangerous beaches in the country. I dont go there - its beyond my level. Out of the wo Waits is bigger and better but harder to negotiate and is more exposed unlike parsons which is a small bay.

Blackfellas is good out wets too and Cactus is paradise.

More later as i have to rush off. Hope to get some down at Chiton Rocks b4 uni. :cheers:

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/01/2002 23:05

Hi Everyone

Hi Lennie, I have added SA to the topic so jump in anytime to post on your conditions, and I am jealous to here about cactus....... smile
Have you surfed there?

The surf here guys is cruddy as all......and I am rather surprised. It was 5ft clean as, and now today, perfect offshore/variable winds but only 1ft laugh

Dangerous seas off the NSW coast ATM, anymore news on whats happening PT?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2002 14:39

Hi 4S

There is a solid NE swell today.It picked up overnight,and it is now approaching Double Head on the sets.I checked the surf today,but it was no good.A moderate to fresh onshore wind,basically turned the conditions into mush.Tomorrow is looking good,with a forcast SW-SE change to come through.The southern corners will be going off,as there will be heaps of swell getting into them.We could get storms tomorrow as well.

Todays conditions were pretty dangerous,with lots of currents,and big clean-up sets.That still didnt stop a crowd of about 20 entering the water.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2002 15:17

Big sets are rolling in on NSW/QLD coasts ATM, and the surf carnival at Coolum might be moved. Im watching it on TV today, to see how big these waves are. Reports that Coolum was 3.5m yesterday eek

Very deep low in Coral sea is responsible for this. Beaches are very dangerous with rips pulling many swimmers out to sea. Its too dangerous for swimming for gods sake.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2002 15:40

Hey PT, Lennie,

Its also too dangerous for jet skiers with one person ending up on the rocks......GO FIGURE that mentality?

Sounds like another rough day, but things will be great later in the week as seas dies and winds turn lighter offshore westerly.

How is the surf in SA Lennie? Hows it been this summer overall?

Today the surf has increased to 3ft with winds grading from strong over the west coast to moderate over the east coast. Not too bad for the Public Holiday.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/01/2002 12:20

Looking like Friday/Saturday are going to be the good days to surf, it only depends on the swell, with crosshore/offshore winds dominating the last week, there is good chance things are going to be too small.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/01/2002 13:17

I will be going surfing later today,at about 4PM.It should be great,as a southerly wind is quite strong now.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/01/2002 14:34

How big is the surf today PT? Sounds like a good day.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/01/2002 11:36

Hi 4 Seasons

There is still plently of swell about.Yesterday I got 2 surfs in,and stayed in until about 8PM.The swell yesterday was about 2 metres.Today its dropped a little,but it is easily Head High.The swell is expected to hang around in the 2 metre range right until the week-end.

We have already had solid overhead swell since last week-end.The low near New Caladonia is expected to move South-West,so there should be a few more good days yet.

I will be going out again today,and this will be 7th surf since Saturday.Its about time we get a good summer swell.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/01/2002 17:46

Now Now PT,

No need to gloat over how many times you have gone surfing this week, I am not liking this, wish I was as closer to the water as you. Still looking good for Friday now, a change early on Saturday should make things messy through the weekend, before improving next week as winds turn again more humid NE. Why could I not see surf when I was up in NSW for a week smile

Is it a clean 2m or a messy rough 2m? And out to 8pm, thats when the sharks come in, my oh my, that is dedication.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/01/2002 22:45

I like gloating :p


Its just that,im having my best surfs since last winter.It has been pathetic up here lately,so it is good to get a nice swell.This swell is very clean,but the winds havent been favourable all of the time.

My last good surf,apart from this week,was at the end of last year while you were up here.It was 2 metres for a couple of days-I dont know why you didnt see much swell.I guess,every time I go to Batemans-Bay,the swell is usally half the size of places up the coast near Ulladulla.

I have been known to do 3 hour bush-walks to get a surf in.I have also surfed to 8:40PM before.I suppose,you could call me a little dedicated.

So,how often do you get decent swell in Victoria.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2002 10:46

PT :p

Its good to gloat, its healthy!
Mollymook must be going off as are probably all the points around Ulladulla. I can see it now frown smile

Victoria does get good swell, but usually when we get swell, the first few days are messy and very fat, mainly caused strong southerly winds. When lighter winds come the waves clean up and are fairly surfable for about 2 days, but swells here have been really consistant 7ft at times with offshore NW winds, so I am not complaining.

We get pretty good swell, once at the worst every 2 weeks.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2002 15:28

Sharks u want sharks? Come to SA and you might receive a warm welcome from the locals laugh

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2002 15:34

I'll be right thanks there Lennie,

Dophins in the water gives me a heart attack when your surfing.

Hows the surf over the today?

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2002 22:03

I havent been out for a long time (2weeks) but ill be down neat the water within a week, now enrolment day is over for Uni. Standing in the que for 2.5 hours drove me mad.

Surf is moderate today, going by the a website around about 3ft ranging to 4ft near Waits and Parsons. Metro around Glenelg is piss only a few inches!

Lennie cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2002 14:58

We are onto the third page now. laugh

We'll,I hate to gloat,but I just had another surf today.Unfortunatly,the wind wasnt perfect,blowing lightly side-shore.Still,there were some nice 2 metre sets coming through.

It has been wet on most of the NSW coast today.Suprisingly while I was surfing,there was full sun-shine,and it was quite warm.There were barely any clouds in the sky,but now it has returned to drizzle.

The swell,is forcast to hang around a little longer.Tomorrow morning,is expected to be 2-3metres.It should decrease to 2 metres late Saturday,and continue at that size on Sunday.It may pick up to 2-3 metres on Monday,with a SE change.

I had better make the most of this swell,and get out there on the week-end. :p
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2002 15:34

Sounds like another fantastic weekend around the SE corner, light winds today here, would have made for excellent surfing conditions with waves up to 3-4ft at times along the surf coast-east coast in general.

On the East coast of NSW, well thats a different story, heavy 2-3m swells forecast for the next few days, and plenty of follow through should allow for perfect conditions next week.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2002 16:17

Should be a repeat of last week in NSW where the waves really fired up. However, I would think that these waves will be quite messy as the low is reasonably near the coast.

Surf is average here again today with the usual 4ft down on the south Coast and odd mm near the metro foreshore.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2002 16:30

Odd mm near the metro, sounds like Port Phillip Bay ATM, laugh

Should see some less structured waves later tomorrow with the wind becoming a factor, gusting to 35 knots near the coasts at times.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2002 21:03

Tomorrow down on the SA South Coast should be good with a 7ft break proged for Waits and Parson's. Middleton shouls not be attempted as it sucks ina strong southerly, the waves become very messy and deadly rips drown anyone. A norterly is the best for Middleton allowing the waves to stand up nicely and remain consistent for up to 1km.

Lennie cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2002 17:28

The surf was rather average today.I didnt go in.It was about a metre,with an onshore wind on it.Not nice. frown
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2002 21:19

Quote:
Originally posted by lennie:
a 7ft break proged for Waits and Parson's... Middleton shouls not be attempted...deadly rips drown anyone...stand up nicely and remain consistent for up to 1km.


Just curious if this is the same South Coast Lennie...1km waves? Wow - I have been missing out somewhere!
And deadly rips at Middleton, I'm sure that's stretching it a bit!

Good to see your enthusiasm though smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2002 00:38

Not bad down in VIC today, a lighter onshore winds earlier on behind the ferocious trough allowed some excellent conditions across generally the east coast. Some solid swell did also develop around the Wilsons Prom region and the Portsea regions also, mainly on the incoming tides.

Some good swell coming in from the west according to the Pacific and Southern Ocean swell maps.
Looks like a good week on the southern half of Australia.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2002 11:37

The surf isnt particulary great today.Its back to a very small 1-2FT,but there is some hope for some swell later on this week.Its currently 16Degrees at around mid-day,and its still bucketing down with rain.Its not my recipe for a surf.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2002 21:42

You could go for a surf in the streets the way its going soon. Sounds like the wind is severly onshore and all the swell must be windchopped.

Still if its not surf conditions, I am sure the weather will keep you going until its good again.

Down south here the surf is relativley low at 3ft and a crosshore easterly, gusting to 25 knots at times along the coasts.

Maybe the weekend...heres hoping.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2002 15:49

Br what I mean about the 1km and this can happen on a northerly ive seen it myself is that the swell length parallel to the beach remains in one neat line and does not get broken up by a messy onshore wind.

As for the rips well yeah I exaggerated that one but they are out there and on a bad day in winter, all hell can break loose.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2002 15:49

Looks like a pretty ordinary weekend, Sunday is looking best if your desperate in VIC, the SE'ly should be in to play, rather quite gusty at times.

I think I might wait til next weekend.

Whats it like elsewhere around the country, NSW would have extra swell from the easterlies.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2002 22:49

We have swell thats for sure.Its probrably reaching 2 metres on the sets,but its so bumpy.Its probrably not ridable,and it would be very dangerous.Size at sea is 2-4metres with a 7 second interval.The winds are easterly today,but they are extected to swing more around to the north by the weekend.

Maybe just maybe,we might get some sort of a wave in those protected northern corners during the next few days.I dont think it will be that good though,so I will leave it to the desperados.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2002 23:08

Oh sure PT, you will be out there with them wink :p

Is the swell pretty fat and sloppy ATM?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2002 23:25

[QUOTE]Originally posted by 4 Seasons:
Oh sure PT, you will be out there with them wink :p

Actually I am quite picky.I only go out when it looks good,and this weekend looks far from good. laugh
The desperados can have it to them-selves.
I noticed on the Sydney cams today,that one guy went out in the onshore mush today.The water was green from all the rain.Talk about desperate. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2002 23:44

No he was just trying to look for a way to get out of work, your asking for stomach ailments there.

Anyway, I am the same, if its too mushy and really non-strucutred then I won't go out.

I am a clean surfer, not a maniac.

LOL

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2002 22:13

The surf up here is better today.It was about Head-High,and it cleaned up dramatically.I hope I can get a wave tomorrow or on the weekend.

On the gold coast today,it was double head on the sets.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2002 22:18

Well Gold Coast sounds nice, wonder what Noosa would be like......I love Noosa!!!!!

Anyway, the waves were brilliant on the coast, 4ft clean with variable winds chiefly offshore variables.

I was at home, watching the storms, may aswell take them now since there here, we could go through another storm drought smile

By the way PT, were the desperados out in force? laugh :p

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2002 22:29

I checked the surf today,and there were a few people out.We actually have a really detailed surf-report around here.You get it by phone,and it updates at 7AM,and 4PM everyday.Usually I just listen to it,to get a general idea of the surf.Since I live 20kilometres from the coast,I cant check the surf everyday.

How far do you have to travel to get to the surf.I heard that you live in Melbourne,so Phillip Island must be a decent trip away.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2002 22:54

Yeah its about a 90 minute drive to Phillip Island and the weather conditions can be oppostie to where I live, but I know people down there and I just ring them an ask for the surf conditions. They have a lookout over Woolamai, from there 3rd story, glad I have those connections down in Phillip Island eh!!!

To the west coast it can be sometimes 3 hours, dependant upon traffic, ie West Coast meaning Bells.

To Wilsons Prom its around 150 minutes, and to the Mornington Peisula its about 45 minutes.

Ulladulla is around 12 hours, but its all in a days work!!!! laugh

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 12:18

I had a 10 minute drive to shoalhaven heads today to check out the surf.Unfortunatly I slept in,and I checked it at 9:00AM.There was already a 5-10knot ENE wind,which is directly onshore.There was swell,but it was sloppy.Not worth going out thats for sure.

Oh well not to worry.My new concentration on today,will be thunderstorms.Its looking good thats for sure,with the western horizon,filled up with cumulus towers.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 12:27

Some sloppy surf eh? Ah the storms will make up fo it, it was pretty amazing here, the shortwave is haeding NE so it should be there soon.

Not a bad day to surf, winds are still variable, again generally offshore.

4ft is the maximum height again.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 15:18

Some mean waves around SA today! Even the gulf has 3ft waves, but most are messy. The south Coast(Victor) has some large messy waves too, around 6ft blown around by a blustery 30knot SW wind.

I'll be staying away from the water until next week then ill head down for a fishing /surfing trip! cool

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 15:41

Hey Lennie,

The Gulf at 3ft, now thats huge eek from mm-ft in a day, thats amazing.

Might be some good follow through for next week as things calm down and winds lighten, you could have some idea surf

This next cold front should pump up the Southerly swell and produce nice conditions down here for next week with E/NE winds developing as a trough nears.

Sort of becoming monotonous, but I am not complaining. Good surf and good strms, the best of both worlds smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 17:14

The surf might of been OK this afternoon.The severe thunderstorm that we got would have changed the wind direction for sure.

Tomorrow,the wind is forcast to shift to the south,at about 30-40knots.This should bring the swell up to 2-3metres,but it will be quite messy.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 17:21

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:

Tomorrow,the wind is forcast to shift to the south,at about 30-40knots.This should bring the swell up to 2-3metres,but it will be quite messy.[/QB]


Make that 45-50knots on the coast.A decent southerly change is coming.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2002 18:19

Wowsers eek eek

Battern Down the hatches. Looks like a terrible weekend for surfing up your way and extending right back to here in VIC, looks like a messy SE winds up to 35 knots on the coast should become general.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2002 00:42

I should of went out later today.My dad went past one of my favourite spots,and said it was head-high,glassy,and with one guy out.Those storms must of brought some westerly winds in.I wish i was that one guy.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2002 12:35

Its always the case, when storms are aroud the swell picks up or cleans itself up. Very frustrating.

Whats the surf like today, slightly wind chopped?
laugh

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2002 13:27

I slept in today,so I havent been for a surf.I heard the surf report,and it said up to a metre,with off-shore winds.I have just checked the 1:00PM observations,and it says there are offshore Westerlys at most places.The wind however,has changed more side-shore at Ulladulla,and places such as Narooma,are recording 60-70km/h winds.
So the surf was very clean today,but I think it will be different story by the end of today,and tomorrow.Gale-force winds are still predited,and the seas are expected to rise to 7metres,with a 2-3metre swell.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2002 14:16

Well a 2-3m swell with this low pressure region will ensure some nice surf next week as winds again lighten.

Down here today, blustery S winds, are making things to messy and disorginised. Hopefully things will clean up through the week as temps get into the mid 30s and winds turn NE.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2002 23:28

The wind didnt really come up today.It didnt even get over 20km/h at my place.The swell hasnt come up from the south either.

Oh well,I cant complain.With all of the rain weve been having,trees would fall over easier in a strong wind.I am suprised that I havent seen any trees down from the storm we had yesterday.People are actually reporting a possible tornado.

Anyway,It doesent look that great in the near future swell-wise.It may rise,from a low and in the tasman sea,but this will be accompianed by onshore winds.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2002 09:19

Really the opposite here with a blaS of cold air, and an upper low developing we should see swell increase markedly to around 4-7ft,

However next week the swell might die down, but the winds will be turning around from this ridiculous S which is pure ice.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2002 15:15

A serious swell from the south is on the cards for Tuesday and onwards.Could be 3-4metres.Offshore SW winds are also being forcast,so its looking good.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2002 15:22

Well, sounds like more of your sort of conditions there PT. Going out are you?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2002 15:31

I will have to go for a surf.I cant pass up a 3-4metre swell.The coastal waters forcast is expecting winds of 45-55knots offshore tomorrow,and they are expected to decrease by Tuesday.Swell is predicted to rise to 3-4metres.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2002 15:39

Mid week, early morning surfing will be ideal, hmmmmm sounds really good indeed.

Here we have a greater swell than what was forecast, Phillip Island is around 8ft with gale force S winds, east coast around gippsland is up over 10ft. but its extremley messy.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2002 15:00

Well the wind has finially come up today.Its having a hard blow from the south at about 70km/h.
I went up to Wollongong today,to do some business.I checked most of the spots on the coast coming back,and there were several places were i could of went out,but I didnt.The southern corners were off-shore,but there wasnt much swell getting into them.South Werri at Gerringong looked OK,but it was a little full and inconsistant.It had the size though.

On open beaches,the swell has picked up to 3metres.Tomorrow could be good,as lighter winds are being forcast.I will probrably end up cheking it tomorrow.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2002 15:23

Well some very decent swell around the East coast by the sounds of things, Kiama would be nice tomorrow, as would Mollymook. Bendalong would be going off as it would be taking every bit of swell there is!

Well a good week of surfing coming up.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2002 15:58

Hmmmm. sounds like some pretty good surf up your way Pt.

Here in SA all is claming apart from the southern coasts where its still at 4ft, but still pretty messy, numerous white caps with a strong onshore SE. The gulf is back a bit now down to 1ft but may pick up to 3ft again with the seabreeze. Further south down the gulf, the bigger waves. Anywhere north of Glenelg is always under 1ft apart from the big winter SW winds with deep lows, then even Semaphore can hit 8ft!!!! Half the jetty was smashed 7 years ago with 3m waves!!

Lennie cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2002 22:23

I will probrably go surfing tomorrow morning at around 7AM by my-self.Ofshore winds are predicted for most of the morning,and this will be fanning the 2-3metre SE swell.It could be very good in the right spot.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2002 23:32

Excellent,

Have a great time my friend...take care though smile
Looks like a excellent Friday of surfing coming up, with winds strengthening from the NW and swell still high on the east coast from the past low pressure, it will be maintained with cool onshore winds and seabreezes smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:13

Well,I managed to get a good surf today.


I got a nice sand-bank all to myself for 4hours.It was about head-high,and it was powerful for its size.The waves were really hollow,and alot of the waves "spat"indicating that they were heavy.It felt like I was surfing on a reef,but I was surfing on a beach.Usually waves on a beach will break all over the place,but this particular wave was breaking in the same place,all of the time.There was also a nice channel to paddle out again,so I didnt get caught inside that often.3-4 second barrels wernt un-common-it was great fun.The wind came up onshore after 4 hours,but that was the only thing that got me out.

Tomorrow will probrably be the same size as today,but the winds are expected to be onshore E/SE.I wont be going up tomorrow,as I have got things to do.Later on in the week,the wind should swing to the N,and there should be some swell left over.

I am also keeping an eye on tropical cyclone Claudia.I think its Cat 3,with a central pressure of 970hp.It could be different now.We may get some north swell out of this system.

How is it looking for Victoria,during the next few days and the weekend.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:24

Wow fantastic report there PT great to hear you had a fantastic surf.

Um the surf is looking OK this weekend with swell around 4-6ft on the east coast where I surf, they are expecting NW winds later this week so hopefully we may see the waves clean themselves out, maybe see the waves hollow out a bit, which I have not seen that for a while.

The winds are mean to be a little more WNW at this stage for the weekend, which is a good wind for the Woolamai region and on the Penisula Points, ie Flinders which is on the SE mornington Penisula.

Well I hope your having lots of fun, should take some underwater photos with an underwater cam PT.

Well have a good surf and take care....and we are on to 4 pages...!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:30

I have taken alot of photos with underwater cameras.I think I have taken 4 rolls in the water.Each roll has 27shots on it.

I have had some great results lately.I took some great shots of the 5metre east swell that occured last July.I went out at 5metre boneyard(Kiama),and after the surf i took a line-up shot,and it turned out great.I have a great shot of Dolphin point in Ulladulla.If I could show you these photos I would smile

[ 12-02-2002: Message edited by: pingtang ]
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:41

Wowsers, 5m Swell thats incredible stuff, I have only seen 3m at the highest, but 5m OMG, thats incredible.

Well that cyclone is worth watching over the next few days, but I think its a little to far out.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:52

A super clean 5 metre swell doesent come through every year.In fact,the last swell like this was probrably 10-20years ago.

I just had to go out,because an opportunity to ride big waves like that may not comeup for a long time.Me and my friend were talking about going out at a bommie,200metres off a point.It was 5-6metres,and the drops would have been massive.We would have attracted a few spectators thats for sure.My friend had to go for a driving lesson,so we couldent go out.I reckon there would have been 10-20 hold-downs on that bommie.It would have been a rush,thats for sure,and you would need to be very fit.

[ 12-02-2002: Message edited by: pingtang ]
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 22:56

Now I am really envious, you must get some of that swell at least once every 3-4 months.

By the way check you PMs.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 23:03

Thanks for that 4S


Im going offline now.Time for ice-dream on ch7.


I will send a PM tomorrow.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2002 23:06

Thats cool, Go the ice dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some pretty heavy swells east of Pt Hicks on the East coast has claimed the lives of 3 people, so it just goes to show the power of the swell around.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2002 12:19

Couldn't get a flatter day in SA ATM. The Gulf is a mirror and the South Coast is under 1ft!!

Happy surfing Pt!

Lennie cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2002 17:55

My computer has been buggering up,so i havent been able to reply for the last 2 days.

The surf is pretty small today.Its about a metre,with a NE'er blowing.The out-look is not too flash either.Cyclone claudia gave us about a metre of swell for about a day.

P.S,4 seasons,check your PM's.

[ 14-02-2002: Message edited by: pingtang ]
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2002 22:30

Hey PT,

Surf has been pretty ordinary down here today, wind playing a major part as it was blowing 30knots all day.

Looks to be good from Sunday onwards as a cold front races through Bass Strait kicking up a little more swell. We shall see excellent conditions next week as winds turn easterly and then NE by Tuesday/Wednesday.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2002 23:39

Hi 4 seasons.

There was a strong northerly today,creating messy and un-inviting conditions on open beaches.There was however a nice groundswell running from the SE.I checked the surf after TAFE today,and one spot looked OK.I could have went out,but there were a few people out so I didnt worry.

The prospects for the next few days dont look special.Small swell is predicted,even though a southerly change is due in on late saturday.

Oh well,Autumn is not far away,and it should get better soon.

Its good to hear that there might be surf down your way.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 00:25

Yeah, good to have swell but not when it clashes with school frown

Autumn should see some interesting conditions hopefully. But more importantly the outlook looks good for the next 2 weeks according to swell indications.

Surfshop...click on weather reports and go from there! smile

Shows impressive swell surging up towards the SA region around Ceduna. It would be a pearler out there next week as winds turn offshore!!!

Otherwise looks like next week smile

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 14:56

Quote:
Originally posted by 4 Seasons:
But more importantly the outlook looks good for the next 2 weeks according to swell indications.

What are these swell indications?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 15:49

Hi 4seasons.Thats a good site there,about the victorian surf-conditions.
There is a simular site for NSW,but it mainly shows pictures of the surf in Sydney.It gives off reports all over NSW and Australia though.Its www.realsurf.com if you want to check it out.

The surf is still looking small,for the next 4 days or so.A southerly is expected later on today,but the wind will shift back to the NE very quickly.The surf was small today,with a period of 6seconds.The only thing that looks OK,for the next few days,is the chance of a storm.Storms are in the Sydney forcast for the next 4-6days.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 16:37

br, smile

Well the Southern Ocean swell charts are indicating swell between 9-12ft over the souther coastline during the week, heading east during the week, and with offshore winds its looking good for a surf. smile

Thats a good site there PT, I have bookmarked that one. Well those storms should keep you going while the swell orginises itself.

Good conditions early today, with near calm conditions and some small fun waves. smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 21:56

Hi 4S

I check the realsurf site everyday.Its really useful.

Tomorrow morning could actually be quite fun.A 1 metre wind swell came up late today,and a southerly change is expected tonight.This will mean,clean offshore 1 metre waves in southern corners(hopefully).At the moment,i will concentrate on this great lightning show that is occuring at the moment. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2002 23:25

I am doubly jealous, lightning and surf!!!!!

Ah well, enjoy, should be fun on the 1m swell and in the protected regions.

No surf of importance down here ATM!!!

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2002 15:12

It was exactly like I predicted.I went out today,but it wasnt great or anything.It was a metre and offshore,but it just seemed gutless laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2002 22:09

Good work PT,

It seems that the SE is in a bit of a lull ATM, though things will pickup during the week as a strong cold front and a follow up come though Wed/Thurs. Good weekend for VIC next week.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2002 22:27

There is still no sign of significant swell for NSW,in the next week.The national weather charts arnt showing much over the next 4 days,and NE winds are predicted in the middle of the week,ahead of another southerly change.Looks like its going to be small,and week.

I hope you get some swell this week.I hope we get swell next this week laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/02/2002 21:53

Well im back after a bit of a trip south. Surf was pretty flat, 2ft best wave I caught was a 5ft barrel at Petrol. So yeah all rather boring. Caught some big fish though so all was not too bad.

How's the surf going in NSW now? Pretty calm I would imagine.

Karl, been out lately? Better not go out on wed knowing melbourne's local thunderstorms might have a bit of a shock. smile

Karl, have u heard of mIRC? its achat line and there is one for weatherzone. Its pretty good

Go to this site and download it to ur computer. Doesnt take long bout 5mins.

Lennie cool

[ 18-02-2002: Message edited by: Lennie ]
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/02/2002 22:23

Hi Lennie


You are right Lennie,its pretty flat along the NSW coast today.The only wave you will get is from the local fisherman,saying hello to you.

From the look of the charts,it doesent look like getting much better.A strong southerly is expected on thursday,but it doesent look like bringing much swell.Hopefully some more storms will keep me occupied.Saturday was great,2 surfs and 4 storms laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 09:29

Hey Lennie,

PM you smile Surf has been pretty down here with the lack of onshore winds and flow, however with a strong front during the week that will increase swell. By the weekend the wind is meant to be more easterly so it will make the surf a lot cleaner and because the winds will be light, hopefully a little more structured.

PT, you have been having it great of late, 4 more storms and 2 more surfs :rolleyes: :p I wish life was the exciting down here :p

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 13:13

I guess I have been lucky surfwise,and stormwise lately.Maybe you should move to NSW,as the weather is much better up here laugh

Dont come up in the next few weeks.I have a feeling its going to be FLAAAAAAAAT :p
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 14:26

No I dont think I will come up at all in the next month, I will probably bring the weather with me!!!! :p I am liking what we have ATM, 32 degrees and sunny weather, storms tomorrow.

Swell is picking up over the next couple of days behind the two frontal boundaries.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 14:39

Well enjoy your warm weather,and possible storms for tomorrow.Enjoy the surf as wellDo you only go surfing on weekends,because it sounds like you live a fair way from the ocean.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 15:11

I do go mostly surfing on the weekends as I have got school and everything like that :p :p :p , but I live 25 minutes from Port Phillip Bay, thats if I want to go surfing on 1mm waves.

When I go surfing it takes me about 90 minutes to Phillip Island, 45 Minutes to the Penisula and 120-180 minutes to the west coast depending upon where I surf ie, Port Campbell, Jan Juc or Bells.

You must be loving it living a whole 2 minutes away from the beach :p smile What a life, nice part of the country aswell, cant wait til I revisit later this year!!!

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 15:21

I dont live 2 minutes from the beach smile

I live about 15minutes from the nearest beach.Ulladulla is about 50minutes away,depending on how fast I go.Compared to you,15 minutes is nothing.

The south coast of NSW is a nice place to live.Nowra is abit of a hole though,but we do get our fair share of storms during spring and summer.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 15:28

A hole LOLOLOOL laugh laugh

Oh Dear, I thought the most interesting part when passing through Nowra was the bridge and Maccas on the north and south side of town laugh laugh laugh laugh

Ulladulla is quite nice, lots of bargain surf shops there and there is Mollymook and Gof course on the good days aswell. smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 21:42

I see Ulladulla,as abit of a hole as well.Its too hilly,and its pretty slow getting through the place sometimes.Mollymook is a nice spot,but I dont like the road that cuts across the golf-course there.Ive nearly been hit by golfballs before. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 21:57

OLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOL

I thought that was the funniest road I have ever been on. What came to mind when we were travelling along the road was ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! And the golfers dont wait until you have gone, no no, we will aim for the car, one of the rear view mirrors got smacked, was though an amusing experience. Other than the stores, I agree it is a bit of a hole. We were planning in staying in Ulladulla, though it was booked out, we tried Nowra, booked out, the best was the townhouse in Batemans Bay, which was nice, we were out of the smoke though smile

Anyway, the surf here is surprising me even, Woolamai is at 6 foot and hollowing out in the NE winds, up around 20 knots this afternoon. further towards the west its generally 3-5ft. But I was not expecting conditions like this until Thursday. And I am at school mad

Well good swell here for the next week, looks like a nice weekend smile

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 22:04

School is really annoying isnt it.It stuffs you up,especially if you live a long distance from the surf.I finished school 2 years ago(thank goodness),and I havent been happier since.Im going to TAFE now,for 4 days a week.I have a 3 day week-end.If the surf,was excellent,I would usually not turn up for the first half of the day:)

One of these days,I will get hit by a golf-ball on that road.Its very silly isnt it.

Anyway,its good to hear that the surfs up down your way.Surfs flat up here,but the weather forcast for Nowra tomorrow is late storms.Could be a bit of fun:)
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 22:37

Should be an active day down here, so it could be fun up your way too, already storms on the VIC border smile .

Surf not expected to get much higher? Has it returned to the conditions similar to the Chrissy, New Years period?

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 22:54

The wave height is simular to the christmas period,and that is virtually flat.The winds were different though.At the moment the main winds have been onshore SE-NE.During christmas,the main wind direction strong Westerlys.Westerlys push the swell off the coast,creating flat conditions.Easterlys are usally involved with a high,so that means flat,or small conditions.

I have noticed that youve nearly reached the 2000 post mark.Congratulations,you mad typer. smile
I am a few off from 400posts. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2002 23:41

Ah people hate it, they think I am annoying, I try not to be, I dont notice I am up to 2000 posts yet.

Anyway enough with posts, shocked Do you really get heaps of these lull periods, they seem to be prolonged your way. confused

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 12:34

Oh yeah,we get lulls.Especially in summer.

Some lulls can last for about 2 weeks,but there was a period 2 years ago,where it was under 1FT for a month.This can get really annoying sometimes.At the moment we are in one of those lulls,and its lasted for 4 days.It doesent look like getting much better either.

What about down your way.Do you get long periods of complete flatness. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 13:02

Not that very often PT,

It really depends on the frequency of cold fronts or onshore wind patterns from the southern ocean here and moon ect... smile

However we just went through a lull for about 6 days last week, its improved again now.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 13:16

I guess weve had good waves this summer.Usually summer is basically small for 80-90% of the time.I shouldent gripe-winters on the way,and winter is my favourite season for surfing. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 15:40

Mad tyeper lol! laugh Im a fast typer but not a huge poster, although near 1000 now so maybe i am mad shocked

Anyways, that change has stirred things up a bit now the south coast has worked well in 5ft swells with nothing under 3ft. Metro is full of chop, but the mid coast (Southport) is okish around 3ft, spilling breaker.

Too cold ATM, only 17 ATM here was 39 yesterday.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 16:11

These cold fronts this summer have packed a nice punch, really bringing up some nice strong swells from the southern ocean, this one no exception right now.

Swell shall be maintained over the course of the weekend in onshore winds, but as winds turn moe offshore, it will be perfect. Currently 6ft still but becoming messy as 30 knot S/SW winds become established.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 21:55

This thread has been great 4seasons,Lennie,and others.I hope it continues.

In the meantime,I will be offline from the internet,which means little posting for me.I will be back,to talk about the winter surf conditions.So I will see you then. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/02/2002 22:17

Thanks Michael,

I appreciate the time you have spent posting on here...its been great.

I hope you pass your course with flying colours...good to see the dedication.

Well have a good 6 month break, I think I need one laugh laugh , and see yo back in August!!

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2002 15:20

Yep have a good break Pt, keep on catching those waves!

Well Karl, hows the surf down VIC today? Pretty rough but full of chop? Just like SA ATM with that cold front and deep low sending some pretty good swell lines up the Southern Ocean. Currently 5ft At middelton and a Waits its nearing 8ft. Solid SW wind too gusting to 40knots down there. parawa near Waits is only 14 today!

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2002 18:51

Hey Lennie,

Its big and messy here ATM, around 8ft on the Phillip Island coastline, and 6ft around the Mornington Penisula.

It is going to be a great weekend particularly Sunday with winds tuning SE and things cleaning upo just a tad, but next week unfortunatley the winds will turn offshore and then everyone will miss out on the best surf mad

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2002 21:25

Hi Karl, looking big alright down on the CSouth Central Coast and South East coast of SA have a read of the last two areas on the coastal waters forecast . Those 4-6m swells sound ok near Robe and surrounding areas! I also heard that a ship on its way to Adelaide has been delayed due to 11m waves! 11m!!!!!! eek eek holy cow man thats bloody massive! Imagine surfing that! Geez id hit the bottom of the ocean on a total wipeout!

BTW the ship is off the coast of Portland in Bass strait.

Lennie cool
Posted by: terrified

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2002 22:22

gday all;

Whilst our good friend pingtang is away from the keyboard so to speak,i will do my best for you all here on the south coast..

If my info is not needed,please let me know..

Craig wink
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2002 23:59

Terrified,

I would love to hear your reports, just post them when you can, Michael was very dedicated in his reports in that he posted 2-3 times a day, which I appreciate very much, so you can go at your own pace or the same, just post when you can, thats what everyone does, and we do appreciate the info smile

Whats the situation ATM on the south coast? Still flat as a tack!!!!!!!

Waves are still high with gale force west-southwesterly winds smile

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2002 16:47

Hi fellas! Looking the norm around the South Coast at the moment 4dt most places, with about 6ft at Waits. Nothing great elsewhere, Glenelg is 1ft and Southport near 3-poles is better at 2ft.
And it loks as if things will flatten out more in the coming day b4 rising again on wed.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2002 19:34

Lennie,

Well Done on 1000 posts cool

Yeah a pretty dissapointing weekend here than what was forecast, winds have persisted in being onshore and it has been cold and cloudy....YAWN what boring conditions.

Anyway things certainly seem to be improving later in the week by around Friday, Monday is a go, if your that desperate for a surf :p

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2002 14:55

Nah wont have time now gotta go to uni and it takes about 1 hour to get there 2 hours by bus. Im stuck on my L's so i cant drive there. Ive gotta get up at 6:00am catcha bus at 7:00am and get there for 9:00am. Im just praying that I dont get put in the prac class that finishes at 9:00pm cause if I am ill be complaining pretty quick back at em. I wouldnt get home till probably midnight cuase there are no buses at those hours.

Ill be well and truly stuffed by the end of 1 day let alone 5 and if we continue our run of no storms it will only make things worse.

I need a job too gotta get some money. Do u work?

Lennie cool
Posted by: Justaminute

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2002 16:25

Get outta here Lennie.........no car for your first year at Uni eek . Can't believe that........God some people do it tough, hang in there Man, but we would all understand if you had to snatch it. laugh
Imagine that no car..............Jeez confused
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2002 16:41

I certainly do work. I work at KFC (FTG on radar exactly smile ) and I have held that employment for 2 years now and I am training to be manager so I can hold down hours while I am in uni, cause as you know, when your an 18 y o casual worker your too expensive therefore they dont give you hours.

I am still at school this year, but next year I will probably wont been seen on the forum as ofen although i will visit as I will probably have withdrawals :p smile smile

Surf here today is pretty alright. 3-4ft and a light wind, tomorrow morning looks absolutley divine with light offshore winds and swell kicking up to 5ft on a 7am high tide mad and I have school mad

Ahwell will have some storms to compensate that though smile

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/02/2002 16:41

Looks like the big swell in VIC will be maintained in the outlook period with the strong and gusty SW flow developing late tomorrow, so its shaping up to be an alright late weekend

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/02/2002 21:48

Ashton i can see where u r comin from man but hey whatza problem wiva bus eh big fella? It does me for now anyway, then when i get a job I will have ze dough to sustain myself and get a car. You dont think i wanna car? Course I bloody wanna car! Hell man, my first dream just about. So simply I need a job which can give me the money to get a car. But first things first like uni fees and food. I eat way too much, but I never tip over 70.

Karl, whats it like in VIC today? Pretty flat in Sa apart from some weak chop with the seabreeze.

When the first big systems of winter start to make their presence felt then the big clean sets will work in.

BTW, Uni pretty cool, some good chicks there unlike school fulla blokes...UGH!!!

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/02/2002 22:18

Hey Lennie,

Sounds like uni is fun and I am sure you wil do well.

Surf has been marvellous today, great clean swell ealry, turned a little messy with a Sly this afternoon. Looking towards the future it looks to be a pretty shabby week, with cold fronts crssing the coast of VIC, maintaining good swell levels for the weekend. Early next week is the go at this stage smile

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/02/2002 17:47

Well today we have had the strongest seabreeze in a year with gusts near 30 knots. There must be some real chop out in the Gulf today with 2m swell working up. Im not sure about the South Coast as seabreezes are always strong down there. It just blasts in from the south bloody hard.

Lennie cool
Posted by: liz

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/02/2002 20:44

Hi Lennie, just to let you know that wind speeds were not as high down here on the South Coast as you stated for up there - however the sea was choppy. Did you know that there is a road being built so you can by pass the Victor main centre? - consequently it will take less time to get to Waits! (After the roads completion in ? April you turn right at Urimbirra,if driving down from Adel. and travel to just past the Encounter Bay Oval, cross over a main road, go up Mill Rd.and you will come out onto the road that leads to Waits. It will only take 2 ticks from the Urimbirra turn off to get to Greenhills Park too)
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2002 11:58

Hi Liz

There's already a turnoff to bypass the annoying part of Victor's traffic (it's not as good as the new one they are building though smile - if coming from the Myponga direction, there's a R turnoff near 'Inman Valley' (I think) just before it hits the Adelaide-Victor road, this takes you around to the centre of Victor pretty quickly, near the Woolworths.

I only use it when the whale watchers are in full force in summer - most of the traffic congestion seems to be on the E side of Victor (centred near the roundabout where you can turn L to Goolwa, R to Victor). Handy when heading home from Waits if you don't want to go via Yankalilla.

Cheers, Ben
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2002 12:17

Hello everyone,

Swell has been small to moderate on the south coast in the past week or two.There have been a few days where its reached head-high,but its mainly been pretty small.

I actually havent been for a surf,for a while,so I hope some nice swell pops up soon.

Anyway,its Autumn,and its only 3 months to winter.Cant wait. smile
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2002 12:39

Hi 4 seasons,
Earlier in the thread, the suject of lulls was discussed. Now it's rare to see more than 10 days in a row under 4ft in VIC (especially the eastcoast, and down south). But we can have periods of a couple of months with little over 6ft.
You mention the influences on lulls being to do with onshore winds and the moon. When we are talking about swell it is almost all down to Long Wave Trough's circulating around the Southern Ocean. Wave height is dependant on Fetch (distance wind blows over water surface), strength of wind and duration of winds. (The Southern Ocean provides the opportunity for all these factors to be maximised). The influence of the moon has little, if any effect on swell production. The moon does have an effect on local breaks, where tidal influences are important, but this has nothing(IMO) to do with long term flat spells.
To put swell days in VIC into perspective, there would be one day a year at most at Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula, where there isn't a wave big enough to ride! Another differences between NSW and VIC is the longevity of swells. A large swell in VIC may last up to a week and is often followed by another large swell, as deep low pressure systems to the south progress from west to east.
Whereas in NSW ECL's are usually short lived without the formation of a follow up low. This generally will not produce large swells for more than 3-4 days.
Just thought I'd clarify a few things on VIC swell, I could be corrected on the NSW info as I am yet to expereince anything in the way of large waves up here (hopefully winter provides!!!).
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2002 15:30

Hey Johnny,

Thanks very much for that info, rather quite interesting aswell. It seems when I was talking to the locals around NSW during January, they said it was flat for a month. I put it too the westerlies that had been playing a huge part on your weather.

Thanks for taking the time to help me out there smile

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/03/2002 14:57

Quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Utah:
Whereas in NSW ECL's are usually short lived without the formation of a follow up low. This generally will not produce large swells for more than 3-4 days.
This is quite true, but swell produced from tropical depressions ridging against strong highs (like the one earlier in Jan or Feb of this year) can't be discounted either. I have not had that much experience with East Coast swells, but I was of the opinion that they had more 'longevity' than Southern Ocean swells because most of them are produced by slow moving tropical systems which last longer long (obviously not including ECLs). I am pretty sure I read that the last QLD/NSW run was for three weeks or so.

However as most of the Southern Ocean swells are from LWTs and associated frontal systems, I find that the the swell direction will vary as the troughs move beneath the continent. That is unless we have a dream setup of several fronts stacked together in the sought-after 'clothesline' scenario at around 50S...then we are really talking swell with a bit of duration smile

However it doesn't matter how long East Coast swells last, their power doesn't come close to wrath of the Southern Ocean laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/03/2002 17:19

Hi liz good to have someone from Victor! What I was saying about the seabreezes was not for Victor it was for the Gulf near Adelaide and it was recorded at 30 knots. I didnt state the speed down at Victor just though it would be blowing hard.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/03/2002 01:40

Good to see more people getting involved in the thread, I am certainly learning heaps, thanks guys for your imput so far smile

Swell has been rather good over the past 10 days however its expected to decrease a little in size as winds moderate, but once she cleans up it will be perfect.

Looking great on Monday/Tuesday mad When everyone is back to school and work mad

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Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/03/2002 13:46

I stand corrected BR, you're right on the duration of swells along the eastcoast probably lasting longer. When you have a high in the Tasman and a tropical low maintaining strong easterlies(as we are seeing develop currently). I still think the chances of seeing sustained swells of over 8ft for more than a week are still probably greater in VIC (even if they are coming from different systems). I guess I was assuming most large swells in NSW are generated from ECL's.
Like you said though, it doesn't matter how long they last, they definitely don't compare to the wrath of the Southern Ocean!
On the surfing side of things, I have just enjoyed a fun session at Maroubra, where on the sets it was pushing 5ft. Finally some swell!
Catch ya.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/03/2002 15:49

Swell pushing 5ft here this afternoon along the PI coastline and across the East Coast. Its pretty uneven and sloppy considering the light E/SE winds and 5 knot seabreezes.

Tomorrow, could be a nice day, light NE and Seabreezes again. And I have the day off !!!!!!

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/03/2002 21:36

Well fellas survived day 1 of uni didnt get into any trouble like I got a detention on the first day of high school - I wont elaborate on that...

Anyway, swell has gone pretty flat here now lows to form large swells just ur 1-2ft most places.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/03/2002 22:53

You little rebel you Lennie,

I can imagine you getting into trouble :p smile

Swell is remaining pretty sloppy, with the seabreeze here.

Ah well looking like a good weekend, warmer and light winds by Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/03/2002 10:07

Well its been pretty quiet around here lately,surf-wise and storm wise.The size has been ranging from 1-3FT.The wind has mainly been onshore,but its been offshore in the early morning.I havent been out for about 2 weeks.

Things should improve during mid to late April,as the first real offshores should come.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/03/2002 12:20

Hey PT how are things

Light winds and a 4ft swell today, would have been fantastic, if it wasn't so sloppy.

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Posted by: Rossco

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/03/2002 15:00

Hey Karl!!

Just came back from Ti Tree in Noosa this morning and the waves are still small, but improving. I think it's because of the south easterlies here - onshore. Scott went out this morning and he said that the larger sets were hitting the 4 foot mark. Getting there. Hopefully by Friday the waves will be better. We are at the gold coast tomorrow and Thursday doing the fun parks. SHould be fun!!

Well I shall be off now. Time to soak up some more sun.

Rossco! cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/03/2002 18:02

Shut up Rossco, I dont want to know :p

Looks like some big waves are coming your way with swell expected to increase to 4m I heard by Thursday and Friday.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/03/2002 09:52

Hello 4 seasons.Things are gong fine at the moment,but I am a little bit annoyed by the lack of decent swell lately. smile

Oh well,when you cant surf,you sk8-board 4 hours a day. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/03/2002 15:07

Hey PT,

Looks like oyur having lots of fun. Looks like the fun is going to be down in VIC this weekend with swell around the 4-5ft mark and winds fresh easterly on Saturday, and NEly on Sunday. Summers last gasp I suppose. Temps rebounding back into the mid 30s by Sunday.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/03/2002 15:09

Just off topic aswell, that swell on the QLD coast looks nice, I could have been there if I was not at school mad mad

4 SEASONS mad
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/03/2002 12:19

Ahhh,the fun could be returning up this way for a while.

As you know,I live at Nowra,but I am actually doing my TAFE course up in Shellharbour,which is 50kilometres north of Nowra,and 10kilometres north of Kiama.On the way up,I get to check the surf out,and on the way back,I will usually get a surf in if its good enough.Early today,there was a solid 2 metres of clean ground swell from the east.I know theres an ex-cyclone low out there,but there must be high under-neath it,creating a pressure gradience.Anyway the surf was great earlier today,so I hope I can get a good one in later today,with a southerly change in the forcasts.Storms are in the equasion too. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/03/2002 22:46

Hey PT,

Looks like a sensational Labor Day weekend as winds turn offshore, swell remains constant and temps head into the mid 30s.

Yummy smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/03/2002 13:14

Unfortunately whatever swell there was had much disappeared by Sat night.

Just new to the forum, orginally a Port Fairy bloke, unfortunately living in Melbourne now.....still able to get down the coast most weekends....even stupid enough to still surf Port Phillip Bay on a howling South Westerly after work....wierd being the only one out at Kerford Road that's over 30 years old.....it is better than a kick up the *rse though...... :p confused laugh

Seems like it might be a good weekend, Saturday was terrible, went to Phillip Island full of hope, by the time we got there the Easterly kicked in and all was bad. It was offshore at the pub though..... laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/03/2002 16:08

LOLOLOLOL

It was such a nice weekend, I had a lot of hope too Southern Ocean. So when I heard it was **** on Saturday i decided I was going to show up to my shift at work smile

As for surfing on Port Phillip Bay, all I can say is if you can why not :p LOLOLOLOL, I have surfed on one of the sandbanks at Chelsea with onlookers shocked at what they were seeing, they thought I was a tourist laugh

Anyway, lets hope for better conditions this weekend, the good surf has been through the week and its about time it cleans up for the weekend so people can get some action.

Welcome to the Forum Southern Ocean smile

Do you bodyboard and surf?

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/03/2002 18:01

Yeah, surf a fair bit. I come from a family of surfers so at the age of six I was put on an old Alan Oke 6'6" Singlefin and was thrown screaming headlong into the waves at Apollo Bay. I'm 31 now and have never looked back.

Even joined "Johnny Howard's Surfteam" on the Gold Coast in my younger days (however it was Paul Keating's Surfteam back then). I think all teenage Victorians head up there at some stage.

Give me cold water and no crowds though thank you very much. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/03/2002 21:38

Its hard to find these days, cold water and no crowds, surf numbers are increasingly rapidly here in VIC I have noticed.

Is the same happening around the country?

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 11:12

Yeah, the numbers are getting worse....but once she hits around 6 - 8 foot, it is amazing how numbers dwindle and most of the people out are just flotsam anyway. laugh

The beauty of the Ocean Road though is you can always find a wave for just you and your mates once you get past Airey's. I haven't even bothered with Torquay in years....the whole culture down there kinda reeks of that wanky surf culture commercialism and there is way too much aggro in the water. mad

Personally, the extra hour drive down past Cape Otway is usually worth it....but lets all look forward to Autumn, prevailing Nor Westerlies, huge swells and not too may crowds at Cathedral's(hopefully) :cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 11:17

Hey Southern ocrean welcome to the forum. Good to have more keen surfers on board. Im not too flash at surfing but im good at bodyboarding. Im from SA where the sharks are out, waters cold, sets are big. Some deep lows now to the south, so maybe in few days some sets will work their way to the coast.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 15:40

Southern Ocean swell charts are showing some rather quite large swells moving in from the W and SW through the week, looks good smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 15:56

Looks good, apparently has hit around 3-4 foot on the SW facing beaches.....hope she hangs around for the expected Northelies Fri/Sat....

But then, that may be asking too much from Huey.... :p
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 16:15

Its been crappy today with only 1-2ft on the surf beaches right around, which is fine for me, I havent got time to goto the beach. By the weekend hopefully that coldfront that is expected to brush the coast wont really affect the surf to much, looking good for a return to 3-5ft waves.

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 16:32

I was speaking to my Brother who lives on the Peninsula, back beaches are slowly building - 3 foot sets....still onshore and **** , but building....

Just looking at the four day forcast...there are about 3 fronts heading our way....just need the wind to be right. It looks as if it might be howling North Easterly on Saturday so Sunday might be the go....

But then the BOM says light Northerlies on Saturday, so who am I to argue....lol

We will see who is right on Saturday....probably wont be me laugh mad
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 16:36

LOLOLOL You probably will be right, 20 knot northerlies easing in the morning will be the go. The change on Saturday looks to be acting like a seabreeze.

Encouraging to hear that the Back Beaches are building to 3ft already laugh laugh laugh

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 17:10

Get the beaces up to 6-8 foot then the reefs will be at 4-6....I hate beach breaks....to much hard work paddling out. I much prefer the jump off the rocks and sit out the back with dry hair....

That first early morning duckdive kills me every time......brrrrrrr frown frown
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 17:12

LOL

Have you been to Noosa Southern Ocean?

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 17:37

Yeah never had in quite right though....you know how fickle it can be up there....either epic cyclone swell point break days or NE/SE local swell chop.

I got the latter frown
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/03/2002 17:54

I was meant to be there now, my cousins who actually went too Noosa, who were meant to be there for three weeks, are coming home early, they have had enough smile . There have only been 3 days where the surf has been tops apparantly.

I think I will stick to the Island smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/03/2002 11:33

Yeah but when it's on up there...it's really on...

I got the BEST wave of my life at Burleigh.....triple overhead barrel that ground and spat it's way all the way through from the start to the finish......at least 10 seconds in this blue/green monster.....seemed like forever though.

I paddled in after that wave so amped it wasn't funny.....surfing....there is no better feeling on the planet (apologies to my fiance...... laugh )
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/03/2002 13:14

OLOLOLOLOLOLOL laugh

Good on you Southern Ocean, nothing like a good wave, just yours was very good. Does your fiance surf at all? smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/03/2002 13:42

No....she doesn't understand the stoke....

That is why I have to head down early in the morning whilst she is still in bed...

If I get down there by 5:00 or 6:00am (depending on the time of year) I'm back by midday and I don't get in too much trouble.....
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/03/2002 18:21

LOL

Its a lot easier going early in the morning anyway, your not usually fighting for postions in the surf laugh

Its looking as if Sunday morning with Variable winds is the pick of the weekend smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/03/2002 11:24

Looks like being O.K, if smallish for the wekend.

Peninsula looks the go, hopefully able to find a lonely peak on Sunday....
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/03/2002 12:18

Hello Lennie,4 seasons,and welcome to the forum southern ocean. smile

Over the past week the swell has been pretty good here.I have had 5 surfs in the last week.The size has been up around the 1-2metre mark and bigger all week,so its been pretty fun.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/03/2002 12:30

Hey PT ans SO,

Looks like its going to be one of those weekends now, fresh southerlies now on Sunday here. But Saturday looks alright with a W/NW wind...

Is worth going at all this weekend..shall wait and see. If anything Monday looks good mad

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/03/2002 17:18

Thank PT, hello all,

It has been decided to go down to the Peninsula at sparrows fart on Sunday morning....

Hopefully should be good.

Have a great weekend all, I'm off home from work for a sixpack and a funny cigar.

Have a great weekend....
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/03/2002 17:52

LOL Sure you having been smoking that funny cigar at all yet SO? laugh SPARROWS FART laugh

Have a good weekend smile

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Posted by: Southern Ocean

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 08:06

Ended up at Smythes Creek down past Kennett River on Saturday, was pretty good day. Bout 3-4 foot and only3 3 guys out....

The Lorne pub was fun to...... laugh

Took my new board out, was really happy with it.....all up a good day....

Pity Sunday wasn't so good....had a car accident mad Lucky it was only a tail light though........
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 12:47

Not good news about the accident there, hope everything turns out OK.

Looks like Woolamai is a little small as is Right Point, cant wait til that winter swell kicks in again laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 13:43

Well im out in a break between lectures so i thought id comment on the swells around the SA coatline ATM. Well for most of the week weve had fine weather and light winds - pretty piss swells actually. The Gulf was back to the usual odd mm and the south coast was down, although Middleton and Goolwa were working well in the moderate northerly.

Havent been out for a while now and im hoping to during the mid - semester break. in April.

Have a good one smile

Lennie cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 14:03

"Well for most of the week weve had fine weather and light winds - pretty piss swells actually"

Where have you been surfing Lennie? Obviously not the same places as myself wink
I gotta say that since last Monday it's been nothing short of excellent in SA. Tuesday was one of the better days this year at the Mid Coast; Wednesday was also very good, and Thursday still had rideable waves on offer. The South Coast was really good from Thursday onwards, with the weekend displaying flawless surf on Saturday at Waitpinga.

This week is looking even better smile As long as you know when and where to look.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 14:09

Br I know what u mean I meant the weekend locally. In general the week has been good as u said and the seabreeze at Flinder's has been packin a punch with white caps visible on the gulf from campus.

Havent had any time at all as im at un so ud know what happening better than I would.

BTW did u go in at Waits? Its pretty natsy sometimes - i wont go in there at all - its abovemy level. Ill stick to 3-poles and Knights.

Lennie cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 17:11

Yes, Waits was really good on the weekend. So too was Parsons. Absolutely perfect banks in some areas. The State Titles were at Waits Point, which was the best I have seen it in quite a while.

'Ill stick to 3-poles and Knights'..

...and Knights? I wouldn't be so dismissive about that place, it can get as heavy as anywhere in the country. It's definitely one of the more dangerous waves around (then again, you are on a lid wink he he
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 22:15

Yer Ive been belted gainst the rocks at Knights and yes it canes. I like the barrel there though. If u can time it its sweet as. But I have to agree its pretty nasty sometimes - espec with those rocks. Rips r huge too.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2002 22:40

Belted against the rocks eh Lennie, sounds like fun, did you gain any injury?

Not a bad day down here, if you like surfing fun stuff smile ie 2-3ft hehehe

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2002 11:10

Yer well Karl its fun on the wave but not when ur shoulders get impaled on rocks. Had nasty cuts on my back went straight through wetsuit.

Surf should be pretty big today espec at Waits I reckon a big 8 footer same at parsons. Even the gulf should get some action around the mid coast 2-3ft stuff. Very choppy off shore though - change only just through so lotta wind round.

Lennie cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2002 15:28

The swell is still small on the South Coast Lennie. There is a fresh groundswell hitting SA at the moment (just been down there myself), but it is quite westerly in direction so the Mid Coast will see it arrive first and benefit the most. Tomorrow will see perfect waves around the head high mark all along the Mid.

We should see an increase in size on the South Coast tomorrow aswell, but it won't get as large as we'd all like due to the direction. Winds are currently offshore but will swing light to moderate SW once the front traverses the lower half of the state.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2002 15:42

Yeah i suppose it takes time for swell lines to reach the coast they hey.... and wind direction being west wont help th south coast. Need it to turn SE. But as u said, the mid coast should see some action. U reckon head high? That aint bad for mid coast... u thinkin of goin down for asurf 2moro? at places such as Southport, U turns, Triggs? I cant dammit got uni. Did u do Earth Science at Flinder's? I heard u went there.

Lennie cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2002 20:55

Quote:
Originally posted by Lennie:
[QB]u thinkin of goin down for asurf 2moro? Did u do Earth Science at Flinder's? I heard u went there.[QB]
Surfed today (it was really good), and am surfing all day tomorrow (it will be even better!).
Re: Flinders, I finished my degree in Earth Science last Nov smile
Currently in that 'post-degree:pre-employment' phase (also known as 'John Howards Surf Team').
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2002 22:47

How was Earth Science Course br? I am thinking of doing something like that...or Enviro Science.

Anyway, it would have been a good morning with the variable winds here, however swell was absolutley peasant mad

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2002 10:09

Its good to see that this topic is still going. smile

Its been fun lately on the coast where I live.Swell has been up on most days,and yesterday was the first flat day in a while.I think Ive had 6 surfs in the last week.The size hasnt been massive,but there has been the odd 2metre day.I want 4 metres though,so bring on winter. laugh
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2002 10:14

Hi 4S
The Earth Science degree at Flinders is excellent if you want a broad coverage of all all ES topics. Coupled with some parts of the Enviro stream (such as Env Management or EIA), you can round off your knowledge base quite nicely and improve job prospects a little more than a specific degree on one subject.

There's some amazing topics in the ES course though which I hadn't thought of before the course; Groundwater Geophysics, Soil Plant Water Relations, Water Quality and Pollution etc, and a stack of hands on field work too (the most important part!).

Oh, and the wind is light SE on the Mid, and NW on the South Coast with the swell still very strong and consistent. I would expect good waves on the Surf Coast (Vic) this AM..pity the report hasn't updated yet.
Posted by: Smitty

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2002 11:44

br - did you complete ES @ flinders last year. If so i wonder what subjects you did, as i probably marked half of your assignments.

And Lennie, if you do a either ES camp watch out cos i may just mark your work.

"evil laugh hahahaha"
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2002 22:31

Ohh great CC, now il fail for sure!! hehehe nah if one paper gets full marks itll be mine.... NOT!!!

Nah but really pracs are my fav thing, done a simple rocks prac and it was good fun. So u r markin papers? Do u help out at the uni likely Matt Forbes or u work elsewhere?

If i cant get into full on Met, ill be takin up hydrology or geophysics. You go on any camps in first year CC Br? BTW what subjects did u do in first year CC BR? Im doin Earth & Env1, Biology 1A, Intro maths 1A, and Chem 1A.

Br, where do u surf on the mid and south coasts?

Lennie cool

Lennie
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2002 10:46

Thanks br,

I am really certain I will do a Earth Science Degree or a Enviro Science Degree/Batchelor course smile

Surf is pretty healthy at around 5' however its too messy and the open beaches are the places to avoid.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2002 14:13

Swell increasing through the week before the weekend. A light offshore wind both Saturday and Sunday should make for fun laugh

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Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2002 14:26

for victoria, what wind direction is best for the biggest and cleanest waves?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2002 15:04

Well it really depends where your going.

Phillip Island: Woolamai needs a god ol' N/NW light to get the waves barrelling and relatively clean, anything too strong from down there, ie gales, really destroy the waves.
Around at Right Point which is over the NW side of the island the wind generally are best when light SE or seabreezes are prevelant. The wave size and magnitude depend on the size in open waters as the waves here are more channel waves and tide changes.

The West Coast from 13th Beach to Port Fairy are all fairly similar, they all depend upon the offshore NE/NW winds. Best swell here is during winter and early spring. Off Cape Otway waves have been reported at being 5-8m at times during winter sometimes bigger, with an offshore winds.
In and around the sheltered inlets and bays, where reefs are present, thats where youll find the best surf. Bells Beach is near Torquay, fantastic spot where many competitions are held. As br posted earlier it can get rather quite large and dangerous with swells progged next Week at 10ft eek Southern Ocean may be able to post mroe on the best locations and ingrediants for best surf laugh

Along the penisula it is rather well known for its very strong rips and currents. Gunnamatta is well known for this, its enticing surf results in many people being rescued at this beach. Best winds are a NW-Easterly.

People who have surfed in VIC a lot longer than me may have more info on the best winds and swells to get the best waves laugh

Try this site to learn more about the locations of the best waves around VIC.

Surf reports and Maps and swell charts all found under weather reports

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2002 16:29

Hrmm nice sized waves by the sounds of things. Certain beaches in SA work better in many diff directions. The mid Coast works well in a strong W or SW or even okish in a NW.... Waits can be clean as on a stiff northerly but can turn on bigger and much more dangerous waves in solid SW to S swells.

Middleton works excellent in a Northerly and offshore winds.

Im no expert here so ill leave it to Br to explain the best spots. We all have our fav ones though.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/03/2002 16:09

Light winds here in VIC have ensured that the waves have cleaned themselves up and its still 6'.....NOT HAPPY JAN. I have to work 10 hours tomorrow and Sunday and its going to be hot and the best conditions for a weekend surf for a while smile mad

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2002 15:42

Whoa! If that upper cold pool starts happening over Sa with an associated surface low then I reckon there will be some nasty waves out there full of chop.... low predicted to be centred just to the SW of KI.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2002 19:58

Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some excellent waves today, but no real banks to surf off so it was a little dissapointing laugh

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/03/2002 21:37

Excellent S winds here now which is increasing swell for this weekend laugh , weather shall improve by late in the weekend and that shall ensure the best conditions laugh

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/03/2002 14:57

I should get some surfing in,this long weekend.I hope it will be good. smile

The swell over the past week,has been mainly small,lurking around in the 1Metre or less range.Things should improve with winter on the way.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/03/2002 15:22

Its coming soon those winter swells.

Some big swells developing along the coast from Thursday onwards with a strong Southerly flow following a fairly standard cold front laugh

What are the winds doing on the coast PT?

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/03/2002 14:59

With that upper low over NSW, there is no reason why some pretty big swells shouldn't start working there way to the shore (when the low moves out to sea).

Currently in SA there is some good stuff on the mid coast... even metro is ok for the beginner.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/03/2002 12:52

Messy swells right along the coastline here in VIC, with onshore gusty southerlies. Swells for the comp down at Bells have been rather good, but withthe onshore winds, the waves have been severely windchopped and therefore resulting in very broken uneven waves.

Maybe better surf to come over the next few days, Monday is the tip of the weekend, with NE winds and SE seabreezes to 5-10 knots.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/03/2002 18:24

Bells beach surfing comp is back on after appalling surfing conditions earlier in the period, the sets have become a little more orginised and are well structured as winds tend more crosshore/offshore.

Average size along the coast is 5-6' which is great for tomorrow laugh

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2002 02:03

Waves dropped off to the SE of the coastline towards the end of the Easter break. 2' early at Phillip Island was a little dissapointing considering swell heights over the past week have been around 4-6' with sloppy onshore winds, once things had cleant up the swell had dropped....

Overall it was a dissapointing weekend in VIC,

How did everyone else fair?

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2002 11:22

Well we had marvellous weather in Adelaide over easter! Pretty good for some clean surf down on the south coast yesterday... although i havent been for a surf since February.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2002 16:07

Trying to make time to go surfing is hard, there is no time these days, juggling school and work its really hard to find time laugh

Today is nice with offshore NW'ly winds, down near Torquay and Bells is the place to be as is, EP on Phillip Island

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2002 23:49

They would have been nice spots if swell was present..whenever there is right winds and conditions weather wise, the swell is poor, but when the swell conditions are correct, the weather conditions are poor, is there ever a happy medium?

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Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2002 23:52

i heard that the rip curl pro down at jan juc (round that area) was cancelled due to poor waves, wouldn't an offshore northerly create good surf?

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/04/2002 11:09

Hi Rainlover

Northerly winds create excellent surface conditions along that stretch of coast, and despite a small swell present, the banks weren't cooperating and the surf was apparently very shifty. This can create a very one sided heat if someone gets caught in a rip and spends their 30 mins trying to out paddle it (rather than surfing!).

As there is a 'waiting period' for three weeks (to take advantage of such changeable surfing conditions), and a new large groundswell is timed to arrive over the next few days, it is definitely better to wait it out.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/04/2002 11:28

Nice explanation there Ben. Did u do Oceanography at Flinder's?

Lennie cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/04/2002 12:00

Yeah I did Lennie; Matthias and Jochen are great smile
You'll definitely enjoy the topics they offer after first year.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/04/2002 12:03

Cool sounds great! I know they have a ver very wide range of Earth Science based topics for 2nd and 3rd year. Now, really to be a prof met I need to be very good at maths and for someone who still cany pass year 10 maths ive advised myself that im wasting my time. So ill concentrate on some 'easier' aspects of met and some oceanography... maybe hydrology.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/04/2002 19:20

Sounds like fun you guys...I cant wait to start UNI!!!!! smile

Well the Bells Beach Comp is back on as the ground swells increase a little up to 4' ATM and increasing. Northerly winds early made for good surfing conditions until they backed Southerly from the west early afternoon.

The waiting period is nearly up for the Bells Beach Comp so some swells better return quick smart laugh

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/04/2002 12:31

WE got a great swell,during the easter weekend.

Saturday morning at 5:30AM was excellent.3 metres plus of clean swell.The lines were great,and there was a 10knot offshore during the morning. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/04/2002 13:05

Lucky break PT,

Great timing and great waves and great conditions you must of had a great time laugh

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/04/2002 12:55

Not so good this weekend with onshore winds and pretty uneven breaks around. Looks to be sloppy in VIC this weekend. Hows it looking in other states?

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/04/2002 16:21

Hrmm yeah not too bad for SA now weve got some light to moderate SE winds with fresh seabreezes so there may be some nice 2-4ft waves around the southern coasts. Mid Coast of the gulf will also fair well. Cant wait till the real big winter lows come in. 3metre swells near Semaphore NORTH of Adelaide. It'll further smash the jetty as half was lost about 6 years back.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/04/2002 12:26

Bring those swells on....

I love the roar that comes with the waves smile

Well 6-7' here in VIC...its increased dramatically behind the front from Wednesday. I if only I were there frown

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/04/2002 14:49

Yeah I know the feeling Karl,..... it drains me big time being stuck here at uni and being able to see the coastline and not be there frown

Today, surf has picked up a bit due to passage of that upper trough so a fresh seabreeze has come in and surf is up to 3ft around the mid coast. South coast would be prob 4ft.

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/04/2002 15:13

Very Very clean surf here on the coastline.

4ft and just so clean.........arghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Surf conditions, click on Woolamai

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/04/2002 17:35

Quote:
Originally posted by Lennie:
surf has picked up a bit due to passage of that upper trough so a fresh seabreeze has come in and surf is up to 3ft around the mid coast. South coast would be prob 4ft.
Lennie! Where are you getting your information from?

It is flat as a tack today on the Mid Coast, and it's only around waist to shoulder high at Waitpinga too.
The surf won't pick up due to the passing of an 'upper trough' - it's what's happening at sea-level that counts. The seabreeze only kicked in at the Mid Coast around 3pm, and it has barely nudged 10kts all day.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/04/2002 22:00

Well, if the wind at Uni today was anything to go by it should have been bigger. It was HOWLING all late morning and white caps where everywhere on the gulf..... must be all chop cause normally with winds like that its bigger....

Lennie cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2002 01:48

With light winds this morning it should be a classic surf down along the coasy laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2002 11:09

I checked out that site yesterday 4S, and its a ripper!!!! Nice waves there 2! so clean! god id kill to be on them rather than having to graph functions on a computer frown

Today is pretty flat out there on the gulf - not as windy as yesterday and there are no white caps....

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2002 12:07

Hey TS laugh Love the name laugh

Anyway the site is rather good, you get to see what is going on instead of trying to figure out what is going on.

Light winds today, all the school holiday people down near thecoast would be loving this laugh

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Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2002 22:13

is there any time of the year which is best for good surf?

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2002 23:30

Winter and Spring are the best times as lows and the stronger winds are closer to the coastline. Cape Otway according to the locals can get absolutley hammered by waves up to 25ft + eek in really strong conditions through winter.

Well I am still waiting for the conversion system where the weather changes dramtically laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/04/2002 10:32

My names my fav song hehe...

Well another flat day today.... no real good SE to kick up some waves.... not that I can go out there cause im stuck at uni.... holidays from fri eveing onwards!!! JOY laugh

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/04/2002 19:11

I am on holidays JOY JOY JOY!!!!!!!!!!!

With the weather ATM, light winds, thunder and warmth its like we are back on Summer Holidays. Surf is pretty good and the light winds are making for perfect clean waves laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/04/2002 13:35

Very flat today.... hardly a breath of wind so 1ft would be big lol

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/04/2002 18:31

Light winds here but a solid 6' along the coast, would be magnificent today laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 10:28

Today is pretty flat although sea may become choppy if u r caught unde the downfrafts of a storm...... and 2-4m swells down south in exposed wayer due to vigorous NW air flow... BoM have Ocean wind warning out so maybe in 2 days time some nice waves should come in but IMo they will be a bit on the messy side.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 11:11

Once winds turn onshore here in VIC things will become messy, but the follow through for the days after behind the low will be nice laugh

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 12:23

Hi:)

We have got some good swells lately.A nice 2-3 metre swell popped up last Sunday,and lasted until about Tuesday.Its flat at the moment,because we are on the back end of this high pressure system.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 12:28

Hey PT,

Hows things?

Its been pretty solid here for about 9 days here peaking again at 7' today eek

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 14:15

Yep karl, once that trough has moved away and the ridge of high starts to make its presence felt, the Se's will hopefully become established and cause its holidays I CANNOT WAIT TO GO TO FOR A SURF!!!!

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 14:50

On the quiet wink there is talk of a cut off low developing next week in the Bight, could that drag some swell up for you? Well we will wait and see laugh

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 18:20

Quote:
Thunderstruck:
Very flat today.... hardly a breath of wind so 1ft would be big lol
Actually yesterday (Thurs) had sets at the Mid around head high smile And perfect conditions with no wind.
I just got back from Yorke Peninsular where it was about double that in size with flawless conditions.
Quote:
Thunderstruck:
2-4m swells down south in exposed wayer due to vigorous NW air flow... BoM have Ocean wind warning out so maybe in 2 days time some nice waves should come in but IMo they will be a bit on the messy side.
Actually we don't get surf from NW winds Lennie. Our surf comes from deep in the Southern Ocean (somewhere around 55S-40S, and 100E-140E), and wind directions need to be anywhere from the W around to the S. The 'coastal water districts' only extend to short distances into the Southern Ocean so any strong winds in this region can't be attributed to swell generation.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 22:40

Ben, there is a deep low to the south of the country way down in the southern Ocean. Weather the wind are N, S, E or west there will be swell line from that low..... Of course I bloody well know we get jack &*$% from NW winds. Id never go out in NW winds!!!!

U might go to Yorkes but thats just too far for me ATM. Stuff that, stick local.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2002 22:45

With the winds turning southerly earlier than expected the waves have turned ferral, just as the weekend arrives mad

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 10:24

Quote:
TS:
Ben, there is a deep low to the south of the country way down in the southern Ocean. Weather the wind are N, S, E or west there will be swell line from that low...
Not necessarily. Swell will be produced from it, but most of it is aimed towards Vic and Tas. It won't reach the SA coastline - the swell we have at the moment was created around 3-5 days ago well south of Perth, and has been dropping since yesterday.
Quote:

Id never go out in NW winds!!!!
Infact NW winds create some of the best surfing conditions in this state. The entire South Coast is offshore in a NW'ly, as are a large % of country locations.

You do get pretty fired up Lennie! Good to see it's not just over storms... smile I suppose it'd be pretty mean of me to also rub in the amazing thunderstorm which came across the bottom of Yorke Peninsular Thursday evening after surfing perfect waves all day...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 12:26

6-8' Glassy conditions along the coast stretching from the West Coast all the way back to Sand Point, with very light NE its a magnificent day.

Things will slowly becoming disorginised as a cold front moves in this arvo

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Posted by: TrenthamStormchasers

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 12:56

This buoy of Point Lonsdale could be of interest to you:-

http://www.vicchannels.com.au/wave_data.asp

anyone have any more sites like this?

Jane
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 15:57

Jane your a leg, thanks so much :cheers:

Wind still light along the coast, my brother in law is down at PI ATM, so I will be interested to hear what it was like laugh

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 17:59

Quote:
Originally posted by Jane ONeill:
anyone have any more sites like this?
Hi Jane

There's a few BoM owned and operated buoys; one is located off the SW tip of KI (which as been disabled for the last few months - will be operational again shortly), and another at Cape Sorell off the west Tasmanian coast.

Manly Hydraulics operates some buoys off the east Coast; they can be found here.

And off the WA coast, Transport WA operate some wave recording buoys aswell.

Hope this is of help smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 21:50

Yes Ben I get mad at most things.... and not being out for a surf since summer hasnt helped. Nor have storms and thanx for tellin me that u scored on southern Yorkes.. made my day mad

A couple of posts back u said we get nothing from NW winds yet just then u said we get some of the best swells from NW winds? Am I an incompetent or are u contradicting urdelf here?

Alos, it depends on whats generating the NW winds. NW winds from a deep, strong low sitting in the bight will create wild surf and smash the coast to bits. NW ahead of a cold front are weak.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2002 22:10

Interesting point there Lennie smile

I will be making my way down to the coast tomorrow to have a look at these big swells.

Looking forward to it laugh

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2002 09:28

Lennie,

If you read closely I said 'NW winds create some of the best surfing conditions in this state.'
This means the surface conditions are clean and glassy along a large part of the SA coast. I never implied we get swell from it - in general, NW winds blow from the land in SA (ie offshore winds), so swell generation is impossible!

However most surfers prefer clean waves to bumpy onshore chop (as is generally the case when the wind is SW). The hardest part of surf forecasting is timing the two together. A great swell with perfect winds - both usually coming from different directions.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2002 17:00

Well it certainly was not a perfect day down on the coast, ie Phillip Island.

If you were at Right Point on the north end of Phillip Island you may have caught some offshore channel waves on the 20 knot SE, but really elsewhere dissapointing. Turning to slop on the SEly

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2002 20:05

I see what u mean Ben but if there is a very deep low in the bight then the low atmospheric pressure will create the swell itself, of course wind will help too. Now winds with a low sitting in the bight will generally be NW and waves can easily be 3metres in the gulf with huge 8 foot waves breaking on the metro coast. If we get waves like that again as has happened once ev 3 years in the past, I'll be the first out there.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2002 20:35

Lennie,

Youll be out there getting smashed against the rocks laugh

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Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/04/2002 10:33

Quote:
TS:
if there is a very deep low in the bight then the low atmospheric pressure will create the swell itself, of course wind will help too.
Low atmospheric pressure doesn't create waves Lennie (well, not the ones waves we are referring to here anyway). If the conditions are right, low atmospheric pressure will result in a tight pressure gradient, which in turn determines wind strength. The wind strength determines the wave size. And the wind direction determines where the waves area heading.

Low atmospheric pressure does cause a rise in sea level though; I can't remember the figures offhand, however I'm sure that a drop in pressure of around 30 hPa resulted in a rise of 30cms or so. (anyone?) This was one of many causes of the Brighton jetty breaking up - large storm surf coinciding with very high tides and galefore W winds, and the associated low pressure cell moved right over the metro area, further raising the sealevel.
Quote:
TS:
Now winds with a low sitting in the bight will generally be NW and waves can easily be 3metres in the gulf with huge 8 foot waves breaking on the metro coast.
Waves in the gulf which coincide with a NW airstream occur due to strong SW winds originating further into the Southern Ocean, not due to the NW wind component locally. The gulf does not have enough fetch to create waves of this size.

Unfortunately surf size is also relative to your surfing background and experience; 8ft waves (in surfing 'terminology') are not really possible in the Gulf, and are quite rare on the exposed coastlines too. (Realsurf.com ran a poll on 'how big is this wave' which I can't find a link to anymore....it had a picture of a surfer riding a wave, and the diversity of 'size' illustrates the broadness of this topic).
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/04/2002 11:46

Nice clean 3-5' waves along the coast, with light variable winds, things can not get any cleaner laugh

With winds turning more NE in the outlook period, could get some nice barrels laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/04/2002 22:56

I know what ur on about ben, but those 8 foot waves did happen. The wind over the coastline was NW.... and of course its bloody well gunna be SW down over the southern Ocean smile I know also, that in the average winter low pressure, we will get say a 4 foot shorebreak (very messy) on the metro coastline..... and maybe a bit bigger further south. Now, in winter, u r hardly going to get a clean day with SW winds.... infact thats rare on any day. The best bet for winter would be down onthe south coast with a stiff northerly.

But, still if its really rough on the metro coast ill go there - dont care how bloody messy the waves are... just going out for the rush does me fine smile

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/04/2002 10:56

Best waves in VIC on the high tide as structure is poor on the early low tides. Swell pushing 4' still and condtions are glassy with variable winds laugh

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Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/04/2002 21:33

lennie and karl, whats the longest time you have ever stayed on your board. the only time i've ever been surfing was at portland camp last year- i wasn't very good at it laugh
laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/04/2002 23:12

Michael,

I bodyboard, I am too retarded when it comes to stand up, dont know wy :p Maybe its me being 6'6 laugh

I have taken a slow wave 500m from the middle of Norman Bay at Wilsons Prom, it took me a 90s to get to the sand, I am so lazy.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/04/2002 21:55

LOL I cant surf that well... the odd second and im under... im way better at bodyboarding..... and there are some great spilling breaks that give u a wicked long and lazy ride in at Middelton and goolwa. Waves like 2-300m out and further on a good day.... such fun... but watch the sharks.

I could sleep on the way in!!
You dont get lazier than me.... I watch the footy in bed, read in bed, eat in bed, do homework mostly in bed..... and I can sleep for days without waking up!!

TS cool
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/04/2002 22:34

when you guys bodyboard, do you just ride the wave in, or do you try to do manouevres in it?

Lennie, i've been doing my homework all over the house- in front of the T.V, on the bed, i had my first footy training session today, i dread waking up 2moro and feeling the pain in my hamstrings and then having to go to schools

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/04/2002 11:48

Well Lennie,

With the way the weather has been you should be in hibernation, waiting for Spring :p

RL, You can do spins, use the lip of the wave to get air and to do some inverted flips. But the ultimate for Body boarders and Surfers alike is trying to get into the tube.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/04/2002 14:10

U guys use flippers? I reckon thye help heaps with the take off. As for my moves, def its tube tube tube for me. Thats all i think of and whenever i'm out there im always practicing in getting right into that tube. Also depends on what wave break u want. A plunging breaker is for ur tube.....and im at Knights or 3-poles for that. Spilling - middelton or Goolwa. Im ok at flips and 360's but prefer the tube. Also, i def prefer a right hander wave to a left. smile

First footy training rainlover? Well I havent played footy for 4 years and I trained the other day. Im caning now frown but should be right for sunday smile Im playing for me local club.... and im told il
'll start on the bench mad that coach better watch out mad Rainlover, what position do u play? I luv centre wing (for right footers) but also like Right half forward flank and right forward pocket. Hate defence.

TS cool
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/04/2002 19:17

lennie, today i played half back flank for 3 quarters, half forward flank for the last quarter, i'd like to play at forward pocket, but the bloody coach would never let me, and we have to play with the year 10's and i'm in year 9 and they hit you so much.

Do you guys have professional boards? At 5 foot 1 i'm too small to go out for the big waves as i'd get swept away laugh :p laugh laugh laugh laugh :p

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/04/2002 21:13

For my age im pretty small. Im 171cm and 65kg so i usually run on the wings....

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/04/2002 21:56

For my age I am pretty tall, I'm 196cm and 87kg

I use flippers, I feel like a dolphin under the water with them and you dont have to work so much while in the water laugh

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/04/2002 16:05

Karl, u should play ruck! U r a good height and your not that light! There are taller and lighter players playing AFL!! I bet u play basketball...

Rainlover, no wave is too big! aprt from Hawaii of course.... i just go out and tackle it heaf\d on and if I get smashed well thats all part of the fun. Just about ev time i go out I come in with big scratches, bruises and a very sore back.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/04/2002 16:13

Lennie,

Your a friggin psycho laugh its funny!!!!!

I do play basketball, but mixed. Apparantly I am intimidating, I dont know why :p

Things down on the coast here are pretty sloppy, light onshore winds, filthy waves, nothing is working. Only the desperados would be out there today.

Looks like Wednesday and later in the weekend is the time to go down.

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Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/04/2002 21:14

will this strong southerly improve conditions on thrusday/friday

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/04/2002 21:54

LOL karl, thats just my nature smile

Played my footy match on the weekend. I was kept on the bench for 3 quarters mad I got all of the last 1/4 and got 6 touches 2 marks and a mongrel goal. Dont know how... shockin kick.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 08:24

I could never play footy, thank God I dont. I would look so unco and mental its not funny. I would be worse than Spider Burton :p

Yeah RL, those Southerlies are going to push up some very intense swells, but it will remain messy until the early part of next week.

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Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 12:52

ahhh, yes. For those not ITK April 11th was very nice on the Mid. Trough's was clean & head high mid arvo. Three out. Even had it to myself for a while. Thanks to everyone who forecast "no waves" and called it 1- 2' at best, including wavewatch.

ThermalBen, right on the money... as usual! wink
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 14:59

dUg, one from the mid coast? thats great welcome to the forum buddy smile .....do u go to 3-poles often? thats one of my fav spots along the mid.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 15:01

Worse than spider Burton? LOLOLOLOLOL laugh laugh the AFL player that most looks liek and resembles me is either Danny Hulme from Carlton or Brent harvey from the roos.

TS cool
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 15:11

so your a tough nut lennie, are you bald laugh laugh

the player that resembles me the most by looks would be luke livingston from carlton

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 15:17

Livingston eh? he looks a bit like a junior Matty Allan dont u think? As for ur bald comment.... watch what u say... im not bald!!!! and I dont have a skinhead right now.... my hair is long now 2 inches. But yeah im a bit of a niggler on the field and I copped a smack in the guts because of it...

TS cool
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 16:54

we played a trial match last saturday, i played half back flank, got about 7 touches in the 1st quarter but after that i didn't do too well.

also copped a few wacks in the guts. playing against people 3 years older than me doesn't help either :p laugh

Rainlover laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 17:06

Yeah I was playing in my burbs under 17 reserves side. Some big blokes there!!! Our ruckman is 6ft8 eek and the coach is a real u know what

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 17:09

Some cleaner surf here today, but it remains fairly small and is getting smaller. Waiting for the heavy front later in the week to bump swell up, possible to 8ft-10ft along the east coast.

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Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 17:44

Thuderstruck: I used to surf "The Pole" a lot back in the early 90's and late eighties... before all the fat Pajero driving talentless kooks on 9' mals took over the break mad . Now I surf just about anywhere BUT 3 Poles! Shame... it can be a fun wave when everything's working on a rare 3 - 4' groundswell.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2002 21:37

Hi dUg,

Welcome to the forum, and its great to have another person interested in surfing on this forum laugh

This front is savage as, could get some pretty big swells developing by Friday!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/04/2002 11:43

g'day 4S.

Dunno about "savage"... a 998 Low at 47S is not as savage as I'd like... now 952... that's a low!! wink

The front does look pretty broad with it's leading edge traversing at around 30S - but the BoM has moderated it's coastal wind speed forecasts over the last 48 hours. The thing that's working for us is that the swell is on a very westerly vector in about 24 hours - v.good for pushing into the gulf.

Sitting here right now there's hardly a breath of wind on the Mid, and the strongest coastal AWS (wind gust) reading is 22 knots from the SE at Ceduna.

I don't think we'll see a big stormy at all ( localised winds need to be more like 30 - 35 knots W - SW for that ) but with under 20 knots we may see some slightly wind effected groundswell tomorrow. I'd say Friday will be smaller... but cleaner. Sit tight... cool
Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/04/2002 12:00

Hey TS & RainLover,

since you seem a tad keen on footy... have a look at this... cool

Moustaches of the AFL

I recommend the "pin the moustache" game. Hours of entertainment...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/04/2002 12:23

I was just thiking that myself mate, with the swell on the Westerly vector you should get a little more than 1mm waves on the Gulf. But more towards the open ocean is the place to be.

Ceduna would be going off later this week smile

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/04/2002 16:37

Hey fellas! Today ive been travelling the coastline from The Onkarparinga moth to Glenelg north..... not for waves dammitt but i was doing my geology coastal poster project. So I got some free scenery on the way. Port Noarlunga south (just north of the mouth) was the best for waves although they were at best 1'. Still they were doin well considering that anywhere north of Hallet Cove struggled to pass the 1mm mark lol. Flat as a mirror, not a breath of wind. Come friday,sat there will be some great waves along the mid.... with the Sw behind the front coming in. And that low is sure to send up some weak swell lines..... its looking mighty nice on the sat pic animation. Great rotation!!!!!

dUg, maybe it was me that has stolen the 3-poles break lol..... nah im not a yahoo.... well sometimes im not.

TS cool
Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/04/2002 23:51

Hope u all enjoyed the "slightly wind effected groundswell". Troughs was 3', only 4 guys out for the best of it. SW winds, 5 - 7 knots. Surfed our nutz off. South looked nice early too. Sea breeze seemed to effect the Mid much more than South... came up around 17 knots at 3:30pm in the Gulf.


ThermalBen... I wanna see a sick Anzac Day Tressies pic up here real soon!! wink
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/04/2002 23:57

Strong ground swell also developing in VIC as the fresh southerly winds develop.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 12:19

The swell,has been great on the south coast of NSW over the past week.The swell popped up on Wednesday April 17,and its still lingering around today.Its mainly been in the head high,to 2 metres plus range.Its dropped back to a metre today,but a southerly change is expected,and that might result in a nice swell increase.

Its only a month to go until winter,and already there are days where its offshore all day.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 12:24

PT, Hows things going?

My sister and brother in law are off to Eden and the South Coast, well they should be there now, to surf and have a relaxing long weekend, so hopefully the swell can stick around for them.

Well the SW is developing along the VIC coast and that is increasing ground swell but its decreasing in structure.

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Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 12:30

Hi 4S

Things are going fine,despite the fact,that I cant get to this site that often.

I have been doing a lot of surfing,since its been so good.Anyway,I'd better be off now.See ya.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 12:40

OK Bye laugh

Hope to see you very soon.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 16:00

Hey fellas, dUg nice shot there of the ara I surf a lot. Out the back there on that shallow reef is agood spot. If u want to be lazy then u can also take the shoreies which i do sometimes. Anyway, that low wasnt huge but the evidence of sets are clear.

4S, that shot id taken half way up the gulf St. Vincent. Waves can sneak through the gap between KI and the foot of Yorkes. I reckon its the best spot closest to the city.

ANZACS is ok as well.... wonder how many were there yesterday???? Ive got uni on mondy damn it so holidays are coming to a swift end frown

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2002 20:26

Quote:
dUg:
ThermalBen... I wanna see a sick Anzac Day Tressies pic up here real soon!!
he he...that'd only work if I had a camera of quality! I must invest in a nice SLR and lens sometime soon - and work out how to use it - however a video camera will soon be a part of the arsenal I drag around (for verification purposes).
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/04/2002 18:53

Strong high pressure should reduce wave heights during this week in the entire SE, however things should pick up on NSW coasts, chiefly central and north coasts as easterlies become established during the week.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/04/2002 01:23

Nothing but small rubbish for the next 7 days, talk to ya'll more when something arcs up a little more :p

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2002 10:38

Yeah that high is keeping a lid on things. No too good in most places although there is a small swell runiing on the SA coasts but nothing major....wait till later next week when the lows start becoming more frequent and NOGAPS is progging a bit of a low with upper support in the southern bight early next week. I dont agree.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2002 13:05

With that weak cold front moving through the Southern Part of Tasmania yesterday and skirting its way NE'ward into Bass Strait o/n, swell has jumped markedly to 5', glassy conditions in the light winds.

Wish I was there frown

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Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2002 21:57

Quote:
Originally posted by 4 Seasons:
Nothing but small rubbish for the next 7 days, talk to ya'll more when something arcs up a little more :p

4 SEASONS laugh
Hi 4S.

Will post some pics of the "small rubbish" on the Mid in a few days. That 4' set I saw crack past the Pt. Noarlunga reef around 1:30pm today was, I must confess, pretty gay. Plenty of crew obviously agreed... there was no-one out there!!

Some mates I talked to out at Anzac's 2nite were also bitterly diasppointed with the shoulder high sets out there and 3 Poles last night. Oh well, let's hope this flat spell ends soon...
laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2002 22:07

Hows Southport and Rincon looking dUg since ur a local all u have to do is stroll down to the beach..... Also is u-turns offering anything or is it like the rest of the breaks. When 3-poles is clean its such a good wave to ride.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2002 23:27

I think I may go into hibernation this winter, I think if I am awake for it all it will be too frustrating.

There was only a couple of good systmes over winter last year, 3 if I can remember right. I want a winter where we can be slammed again again and again.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/05/2002 11:16

Your not alone there Karl, I want some of those massive lows to really DEEPEN in the bight and VERY SLOWLY move eastwards so i turn havinbg more time to churn up the sea. Waits is a sight when uve got a deep low and 30-40knots SW winds.....its huge but not clean.

I remember back in May 1994 the Brighton jetty and also the semaphore jetty on Adelaide's metro coast were shortened by a 1/3. Huge sloppy, messy waves up to 6feet were breaking and nearby roads were washed away!!!! Now at Brighton and Somerton Park there is a permanent rock wall, and the waters edge is on the rock wall. No beach at all. 100 years back it was 200m wide.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/05/2002 12:13

Well it better do something major soon, I want 40 knot S winds and strong winter lows to give us some fun and some solid waves.

Winter Westerlies!!!! Hello!!!!!!

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Posted by: liz

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/05/2002 16:11

Hi SA guys, the Victor City bypass road, that I posted about ages ago, is now open (except for a ramble this Sunday when closed 9 to 1). Turn right at Urimbirra Wildlife Park if travelling from Adelaide. If desparate to go surfing, better to use this way to get to Waits. etc to save dodging around the Whale watching crowd, especially if the Whales are around Granite Island. At the end of the new road, cross over onto Mill Road then go right up to the T junction where you will recognise where to go to Waits etc. Have fun! Liz.
Posted by: dUg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/05/2002 00:45

TS:
There's been a sick little bank @ South Port Rivermouth for about a week. Hasn't seen a big swell yet, but was barreling at 2' perfectly last Friday and Wednesday this week!! I fear it may be gone before we get some real groundswell... shame coz I reckon it will go off!

3 Poles was also really fun on Wed. Only 4 out off the low tide, glassy with 2 - 3' sets. Got v.crowded with grumpy old men later...

Liz:
Ta for the short cut tip. I'm still pretty partial to a "rally bash" on James Well Rd ( just out of Myponga ) as a Waits / Parson's shortcut. Goes for 18 kays ( dirt ), but if you drive like a total maniac it's real quick! In his very dodgy little Pulsar my mate us from Aldinga to Waits Carpark in 35 minutes !!! laugh

oh yeah... watch out for cows... and sheep... eek
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/05/2002 10:01

Yeah Rivermouth has banks all the time.....we just need some good groundswll. This high is really not favouring us very much ATM. Mostly flat 1' stuff maybe 2' down on the south coast. Cant wait to hit Bullies again once the SW start working up!!!!!

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/05/2002 22:33

Quote:
liz:
the Victor City bypass road is now open
I used it for the first time on Saturday, and I do have to say that unless there is a lot of people in Victor (ie summer/whale watching etc) it's not that much quicker than going through the town itself. Provides a nice scenery trip though:). They should definitely put in some signs once you get to the footy ground aswell...it's currently a bit misleading as to where you should go at the moment.

Pity the surf was so small for the State Titles on the weekend! Perfect conditions with waves around knee high.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/05/2002 10:05

Change gone through but I dont think it will do much to the state of the sea. Might get 2' on Southern coasts.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/05/2002 14:03

Right on Lennie,

2' ATM, lots of seafog so its not pleasant today, maybe later in the week, but basically its a boring week surfing wize as this slow moving long wave becomes a little more mobile allowing more of a SW swell trejectory though by the weekend.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/05/2002 14:08

I reckon next weekend down on the mid and south will be around 2-4' with some solid groundswell and the better set up of the westerly belt. A few strong chnges through and ill be off to Bullies.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/05/2002 09:58

Hmmmmm,a large high-pressure system has dominated our weather for the last week or more.This has resulted in nice days,with light winds.Unfortunaly the swell has been non-existant for quite a while now.Yesterday it was 6 inches,and today it has picked up to a MASSIVE knee high.No point complaining though.A southerly has arrived,and there may be a small swell,this weekend.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/05/2002 10:30

I think now the westerlies are starting to work their way north so hopefully that means some good waves for the Mid. Im hoping for some action with these fronts...i might go to 3-poles if I get time. Otherwise if im lazy ill take the shorebreak at Southport...

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/05/2002 00:01

Great surf around Vic now with 4-5' waves dominating the past few days.

Fantastic stuff earlier yesterday with a stron offshore norhterly.

Hopefully more to come soon

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/05/2002 10:39

Yeo some pretty nice waves around the mid coast here as well yesterday peaking at 3-4ft. But should be easing today ro 2ft. I cant wait till that deep low develops in the eastern bight. I hope its a real slow mover and we could be seeing 6ft on the mid laugh Maybe similar around the southern coasts....what would waits get to in a 40knot SW wind? 9ft 10ft? but i guess it depends on the fetch and most of these waves will be generated about 1000km away the the greates not ur 5000km ones....still should be a lumpy choppy sea. Should be seeing 6m swell off the Western and South central coasts.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/05/2002 13:04

Swell is going to be jacked quite nicely with this low pressure system, espcially across SA and Eeastern VIC where its open, where the central coasts are protected by TAS smile

Certainly looks to be messy through next week, but when swell cleans up a bit its going to be beaut smile

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/05/2002 16:49

Yep karl surf is sure gunna kick up a few gears once that low starts to deepen. The best places for us will be the Mid coast and even the metro coast would u believe it! Far from the norm of a few mm... predicted to reach 3ft maybe 6ft depending on the low. Today is nice on the mid with clean 2ft lines but it will get messy tomorrow and more so on sunday. Expect 5ft for both days.

Alos, noone has mentioned this but how big do u reckon the waves on the Coorong will be? They will be HUGE im thinkin in the order of 8ft.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/05/2002 23:43

Bigger swells can be expected in east gippsland, possible storm surges also possible over the far eastern coast of VIC smile

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/05/2002 11:00

Well I went down to the coast on sunday and there was some pretty rough stuff around on the metro waters at West Beach. Some dune erosion as well which isnt good. Didnt get to the mid but I suspect that it was hitting 5' which is pretty darn good. Lotta chop though so waves were not the type for a clean ride in. Swells abating but still some 3m swell offshore from the South Central and SE coasts.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/05/2002 00:03

Waves also have abated here along the VIC coast with waves back to 5', offshore its 2-4m, chiefly east of Wilsons Prom.

Things look like settling down for the weekend as wind lightens off and pressure strenthens a little.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/05/2002 13:22

Yeah looking pretty flat here for us ATM although there is a lil bit down south once this change goes through but it will be minimal. Only 2ft at Waits now so thats pretty low. Normally Waits is averaging 4ft+

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/05/2002 14:03

Uneven ATM, plenty of surfable waves, but a little lumpy on the SEly.

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Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/05/2002 09:23

Light winds and low seas now for the next week by the looks of things. The odd rideable wave here and there I guess but nothing to get the blood pumping. Need some more deep lows to stir up the sea and some whopping great big ones south of the continent to send along some nice lines.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/05/2002 18:37

Looks like the same weather here Lennie, clam except for a hick up on Friday, which may increase the swell by about 2' for the weekend.

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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/05/2002 23:52

Looks like this weakish change should drag up a little swell for the weekend. Though it does not look like anyone around VIC is going to get a clean surf this weekend frown with a nice onshore SW.

4 SEASONS laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/05/2002 10:08

Interesting outlook now with a deep low forecast to develop SW of the Bight by next wednesday. May send a few lines thru and the BoM sat a rainband is likely...should start to heat up a bit after this lull.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/06/2002 11:19

Only 2-4' along the coast, bit lumpy with the onshore breeze but certainly a nice day for a fun surf.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/06/2002 21:16

1-2ft now on mid and 2-3ft on South Coast. When this change comes thru it will favour the mid being a bit lumpy at 3-5ft which is wicked for the mid. 3ft down south to but NW wind will make offshore stuff sloppy....

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/06/2002 08:47

I wonder what the surf will be like at Margret River in WA?

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/06/2002 10:08

It would be pretty big but will get bigger later today....10ft???

That low is progged to go down to 968hpa south of SA on fri and sat eek we are gunna see some nice lines for the next week, in particular after the wind and things ease...it will be a froth on fri...thurs is strong to gale forece NW winds so the Mid and the metro coast should benefit here...that rock wall at Somerton park will get a test...the houses are 10m from the waters edge!! there is NO beach anymore!

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/06/2002 10:24

This weekend is gunna rock!!!! 6ft CLEAN lines on parts of the South coast on sunday...it will be freezin but I might give Bullies a go on sun......

Lotta bumpy storm surf around the mid fri night and sat 3-5ft is likely and even metro Adelaide beaches will see 2-3ft surf.....that rock wall at Somerton park is gunna have a test of its strength...

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/06/2002 16:18

There is some significant swells across the SE and TAS during the past 2 weeks. Though the weather has been poor. Just waiting for that break in the weather where winds calm down a bit so some waves become surfable.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/06/2002 21:21

Well....thats low was prob the biggest fizzer for weather ans urf that could ever be made. It looked so damn juicy and the result was equal to a bloody big high parked in the same spot.....

Things are looking down for a while here although a few fronts in he westerly tract should keep thing on the mid around 2ft..maybe 3ft.

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/06/2002 09:13

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
thats low was prob the biggest fizzer for weather ans urf that could ever be made.
But I am happy I forecast completely against the BoM and got it right! Sunday had nice head high waves with light early NE winds swinging SE...

There will be some waves from tomorrow thru' Sat along the Mid, and it looks like the winds will ease significantly, so conditions should be very nice all round.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/06/2002 21:45

Onya Ben!!! Keep stickin to ur guns...once my exams are over im off ona surf trip to surf every beach along our coast from Southport to Goolwa.
Maybe even KI I reckon Stokes Bay is neat as well as Pennington bay.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/06/2002 12:16

Well the sweel around SA ATM is really looking fantastic!!!! Some big stuff down south in the order of 7foot!!! and ive got blink exams to study for mad

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/07/2002 15:36

Some pretty strong swell across the entire southern coastline as a deep southern ocean low continues to move east. Some pretty hefty swells along the WA coastline.

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/07/2002 22:23

7m swells for the SW coastal districts of WA! Surfs up at the Margret River!! eek

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/07/2002 12:14

Margret River would be paradise for some but prob too big for me lol....biggest wave ive ever ridden was a 8footer at Knights 2 years back. The wave nearly killed me as it decided that i looked better mangled against some sharp granite....

Some noce surf for the south coast today with this northerly which has hit 37knots at my place this morn. Should be nice after tha change goes thru on sat for the mid as well.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/07/2002 11:13

Well this thread apperas to be quite dead..come on fellas!!! get out those boards!! there are plenty of waves aroubd now and good weather to surf in as well!! Should be some good swells coming up next week Id say...

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/07/2002 22:51

Not dead,

Just everyones been to busy to post anything about the surf. I might be going down next weekend. I have a managers conference this weekend mad and it looks good on Saturday ahead of that strengthening front with gale force NW winds and 6' swells.

Looked great earlier this week smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/07/2002 23:46

Increasing temps and swells have made it a glorious Saturday of surfing. Did anyone get out there?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/08/2002 18:01

Howdy folks.I am back online,so you might see a little more of me.

The surf on the south coast of NSW,has been good so far this winter.However,its not as good as last years winter.There have been plently of swells,in the 2-3metre range,but there has been plently of lulls too.The off-shore westerlys have been cosistant though,resulting in great conditions.The highlight of the year,was a 5+metre swell in early July.I went down to this particular point-break near Bawley Point,where I caught some triple overhead waves.

Hopefully,there will be some big swells in August/September. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/08/2002 14:15

Triple overhead!!!!! Struth u must be pretty experienced...the biggest ive surfed is about 8ft....and that seemed absolutely massive....I barely pulled it off and after that I was dumped quite painfully into the seabed...dont mess with Bullies...

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/08/2002 21:01

Triple overhead may sound big,but it was breaking into a rather deep channel.If you got worked,you may get a 10 second hold down,but you wouldent hit the bottom.It was pretty safe.:)You just have to watch out for clean-up sets.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/08/2002 15:01

Nice surf developing over the VIC coast with the arrival of a moderate cold front, swells from 7' being maintained along the coast over the next couple of days.

Gound swell is at 7ft along the open coastal fringe of VIC and the wind has backed northerly at 30 knots too, so there is a little bit of windchopping going on but its classic late winter conditions.

Nice to see you back PT smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/08/2002 21:38

Hello Karl,

Its nice and flat along the east coast of NSW,and it doesent look like changing for a while either.Maybe I should travel down to Victoria this weekend,its only a 900 kilometre trip. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/08/2002 23:37

Actually might be worth it. I did the 900km trip up to NSW to get away from our boring weather and when we left we had a cold pool affect VIC. By the time I got to NSW it was flat for a week due to strong westerlies mad

Anyhow surf is looking fairly reasonable this weekend, but I am working, surprise.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/08/2002 21:22

Are you still planning a trip to NSW this summer?

Hopefully,the weather might be more stormy,and the surf might be bigger.Last year,you came at the worst time-those westerlys were pretty extreme.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/08/2002 02:20

I am actually going to be paying NSW a visit, hopefully as you said some storms and big surf can happen for me. Although what I have in VIC ATM is not to bad.

I might be staying a little further north of Batemans Bay, maybe around Ulladulla. Its booked out very early there.

I cant wait til summer bring it on!!!!!

I might also come up to Nowra too smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/08/2002 14:25

I cant wait for summer too.I like winter,but only because of the surf.

I hope theres some swell around,when you come up here,because there are plently of excellent surf breaks around.Hope you get some storms too.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 11:49

Heavy swells abating along the coastline ATM, as storm forced winds moderate below gale force today. Might be a fair bit of swell coming in across NSW with deep SE winds this weekend.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 20:43

Yeah,Im expecting swell later this week,especially on thursday onwards.It was FLAT today,but that was because of the strong offshores.Tomorrow the wind is expected to turn to the S/SW,so this should bring the swell up fairly quickly.There should be waves on the weekend,but I think it will be smaller.I think the swell will peak at 3 to maybe 4 metres on beaches which get the full swell.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 20:55

Looks like the SEly is likely to run into the weekend so this weekend does not look ideal, but its a change from a boring Westerly smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 21:07

The coastal waters forcast,has predicted S/SE winds until Saturday.On one hand,this should hold the swell up,but on the other hand,it is an onshore,so alot of places will be bumpy.

The week-end at this stage,is looking OK.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 21:15

Actually in some protected areas on the coastal fringe it may be OK. I just wished I was able to get a feel of the NSW surf smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 21:31

I know of plently of great spots,that work well in a S/SE wind.This weekend is looking good,if the swell remains sizable.If it gets too small,no swell will get into those protected southern corners.I think the wind should be offshore SW at 5-6AM any-way.

Its a pity,you didnt get to surf much up here,because there are plently of excellent breaks that you surf.Hope you get better luck next time.

I might be going to Melbourne next march to watch the GP,so I hope I can get some good surfs down there.Express point looks good. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/08/2002 22:36

Its a fab spot during winter EP. Right Point is also good when there is enough swell to penetrate into the Westernport Bay region.

Rye Back Beach and Portsea are good too.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/08/2002 10:19

Lorne can also turn it on smile

Well the reason why I havent been posting here is that there hasnt been much to post about frown we did have a good period a few days ago but it was mostly choppy stuff and not clean at all..now the surf is a bit on the falt side to be honest.....could stay that way for a while although the odd line may work its way up....today would be nice for the south coast...if u like 1-2ft waves should be pretty clean down there and whales are 50m from the shore.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/08/2002 16:53

There is plently of swell around today on the east coast.Its 3-4metres,and there are some good waves to be had in the right places.The wind was an offshore SWer in the morning,but its been blowing hard from the SE since 10AM.Tomorrow should be good,but it will be dropping.Saturday whould be good too.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/08/2002 22:04

The swell probrably hit its peak earlier today.It was definatly a solid 4metres on open beaches,with the odd bigger set.

I will be going down to Ulladulla at 5AM tomorrow,hoping for some 2-3metres waves.It might be a little cold though,as its already 3.7C at 9PM.Tomorrow looks like being a good day,for many places,IF the wind doesent swing south too early.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/08/2002 22:22

Hey PT,

Will you be heading out to Golf Course or Mollymook or somewhere where its not packed :p

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/08/2002 22:29

Its all pretty flat out there now..nothing much around at all...but have u seen that intense low progged east of NZ!!!!! how close can the isobars go!!!! thats insane surely there will be some serious 20ft monsters on the east coast later this week.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/08/2002 14:46

Well,I had an epic surf early today.I went down to Bawley Point,which is situated approximatly 30kms north of Batemans-Bay.
This particular break is heavy and packs a punch.It starts off beside a point,and works its way down for about 80metres.It gets really hollow,even when its a metre or less.

Anyway,I arrive at the break,to find a 3 metre wave,with a thick lip,working its way down the point.It eventually dies out in deep water,but not before it spits its guts out.We got some sick waves,and some great take-offs.It was probrably my best surf in a year.

It was mostly 2-3metres,but the funny thing was, some freak sets would come through in the 5 metre or triple overhead range.These sets,would peak up,and feather,about 500metres out.About,half a dozen of these sets came through.These sets,were so heavy,and broke so wide.

I decided to take-off,on one of these 5 metre beasts.Being cautious about the rocks,I took off more towards the shoulder.The wave looked pretty tame,and didnt really jack up that much.I paddled for it-but all of a sudden it jacked up quickly,and I was on top of the lip looking downwards at the bottom of the wave 20FT below!!.Being committed,I had to go for it,otherwise I would have been suck over the falls.The bottom just dropped out,and I fell the full length of the wave,which was about a 20FT drop.I actually landed the drop successfully,but the wave just picked me up,and I had to bail.I will never forget,looking over that ledge.The bottom of the wave was so far down,that it seemed I was on top of a small cliff.The funny thing was,I wasent scared,and had no urge to pull back.
I got a 10second pull-down,and I got rolled around about 6 times.I also got a 3 metre set on the head straight afterwoods,but it was'nt that bad.It was my worst pounding,and biggest drop ive ever had,but it wasent that bad.I went straight back out,for 2 more hours,to catch more waves.It was an awsome day,and there was nobody out,just me and my friend. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/08/2002 16:54

Sounds awesome PT,

It should be like that into the early part of the week too.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/08/2002 12:01

The swells dropping pretty quickly now.Its about a metre today,with some head high sets at exposed places.I had a surf today,but it wasnt that good.

Tomorrow looks like being small,with SE-NE winds later on.This swell has been good,but its on its last legs I think.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/08/2002 14:05

Gee it has dropped off very quickly! But with a possible deepening low pressure system in the Tasman mid next week a return to fairly largish swells is likely.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/08/2002 12:33

Yeah,its under a metre everywhere now.It looks like we will return to flat conditions for alot of this week.As you said though,a low could form in the Tasman sea later this week,producing some solid swell.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 15:54

WHOA eek nice wipeout there mate...and lived to tell the tail...god knows what it would fell like to be wiped out at Waimea Bay on a big day or Jaws...ouch.. eek

Yeah flat as anything over here..even some ants wouldnt be happy with the waves around the place its that bad....although there could be a tad of a break on the south coast after these weak changes go thru but nothing much really.

A fair low is progged to deepen NW of NZ later on this week and into the weekend so soem good swell generation could be made there....NZ seem to cop a lot of big lows that develop in the Tasman...man some nice surf over the Im sure.

Have a good one fellas smile

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 19:09

Yeah looks the action is out your way this week PT, hope you enjoy it smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 21:10

It looks good doesent it.Especially for Friday and into the week-end.A low is expected to develop on Thursday,off Northern NSW,and it should intensify as it moves towards New Zeland.Could be a sizable Easterly swell,with SW-SE winds.At this stage I will be making plans to go to Bawley Point again. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 21:13

2 weeks in a row thats a fair deal smile wink

Especially for NSW!

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 21:33

Hi Karl,

Yeah,we got a great swell last weekend,and its looking good,for a decent swell this weekend.The wind should be favourable too.Hey,im not complaining:)

Hows it looking,for Victoria this week-end.And how has the swell been,so far this winter?
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 21:37

What is the best weather pattern for good surf in victoria?

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 21:42

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
Yeah flat as anything over here..even some ants wouldnt be happy with the waves around the place its that bad
Which state are you talking about lennie? It's been pumping here for the last three weeks (at least; in actual fact more than that). The Mid Coast has seen surf almost everyday within the last two weeks (sure, nothing spectacular for other venues, but it's really good for the Mid to have consistent swell) and I just got home from Victor which was pumping today.

This has been one of the best winters ever!! Not sure why you think it's so flat...I've got plenty of daily archives that verify the surf size along all coasts.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/08/2002 22:32

It has been a fantastic Winter and lets hope it moves into Spring too. Some of the biggest swells I have seen.

There were some freak surfs reported across the Otways of waves up to 6m eek and 5m at the Prom over at Squeaky Beach this winter with winds howling to 140km/h.

Some reasonable surf still around but it looks like the NSW coast is the place to be with a strong Easterly swell likely from a deepening low pressure area.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/08/2002 10:03

Interesting Ben...it sure has been a great winter cant deny that..but this last few days has not been that great..sure clean 2ft lines on the mid but nothing to send ur blood pressure up. Im waiting till some decent swell gets here in the order of 5 to 6ft. Havent been down on the South Coast for a couple of weeks..last time I went Bullies was at 6ft...maybe it still is good but the lack of any decent systems in the vacinity of SA hasnt really pushed some decent lines over here....and im positive that the metro coast is flat ive been to Tennyson for the past 3 days doing a research project and its very much in the order of ant size...and BTW I wasnt referring to the mid or the south coast when I said ants...was the metro coast smile never seen it flat down south its too exposed for that. Theres always soemthing on offer down there..just that recently it has dropped a bit.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/08/2002 21:25

Karl,

Well,its good to hear,that youve had great swell this winter.6 metres sound pretty nice,and those 140km/h winds would thin the crowds out.

This weekend should be pretty good here,but a southerly airflow is expected.Plently of east swell,should get into those protected areas though. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/08/2002 00:02

I wish I was there, my family lives down on Cape Otway and I have friends at Phillip Island and Tidal River ( Wilsons Prom ) and I have been bothering them all winter to give me details on swell and wind conditions.

This winter nothing out of the ordinary for down there apparantly eek

Looking like the weekend is getting better and better for you PT smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Rainlover

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/08/2002 16:37

What will the surf be doing tomorrow with such a strong and cold southerly but with all the high pressure?

Rainlover laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/08/2002 16:39

Its pretty small today,but its still lingering around,at about 0.5-1M.The wind is expected to turn S/SE for tomorrow,and this should bring the swell up.Interestingly,the coastal waters forcast,is not expecting the swell to rise for tomorrow.Also,the Sydney surf reports,havent been raving on about the chance of decent swell this weekend.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 00:28

Hi RL,

Realtivley messy swells across the entire VIC coastline with the onshore breeze and quite rough too with swells b/w 2m-2.5m at times especially on the east coast where the low will form closest too.

PT, I dont think that low pressure system will have as bigger effect than was forecast in terms of swell size frown

:wave:

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 21:06

For 24hours now,I have been worrying about the swell size for this weekend.Sure,It will be 1-2metres but thats not big enough for my liking.A SSE wind will also rip into the swell as well,especially in the afternoon.Still,Im heading down the coast,at 4:30AM tomorrow morning hoping for a wave.It could be good,but there is a chance that it will be bad too.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 22:25

Was hoping to go down too PT too Woolami tomorrow morning but I start work at 8 and finish at 6 frown and with variable winds it was looking nice mad

Good Luck tomorrow :wave: Look forward to hearing how ya go smile

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 22:30

Im always in for travelling 100kms,for a chance of a good surf.If its over 2 metres I will be happy.The wind should be offshore SW in the morning,but its still a 50km/h SSEer at Ulladulla.Hopefully,that wind will push up the swell. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 22:40

Thats not bad for some of the breaks and protected regions around there, looks like the Ulladulla and Bawely Point regions might be a go. Mollymook will be crowded I could well assume, aswell as golfcourse.

Have a good day :wave:

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/08/2002 22:50

Thanks,

Bawley Point is usually uncrowded,even though the waves are awsome. smile

The same doesent go for the Golf Course Reef.It can get packed quickly,even though the conditions are average.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2002 00:44

I was crowded down there when the swell was peaking at 2ft. I thought how desperate can you get :p

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2002 15:50

I am back,and I am in one piece smile

I had a really fun surf today,down at Bawley Point.I left at 4:50AM,and got down there when it was just starting to get light.

The conditions were good.The wind was offshore from the WSW at about 10knots for most of the morning.The swell was small in the 1-2metre range,but it was rising.

At first it was only chest high,but the waves still continued for atleast 80-100metres.After an hour of surfing,some shoulder high sets came through.Then it became a consistant head high,with 2 metre sets.I surfed for about 4hours,until the wind swung to the SSE.The waves were really hollow,and fast on the bigger waves.It was a really fun surf,and I must of caught 50 or 60 waves.Obviously it was small,but its good to get a fun surf instead of a serious surf once in a while.Atleast no-one was out for the full 4 hours. smile

It was a little cold getting in though.The air temp was probrably 5C at dawn on the coast,which is quite a bit below average.4 kilometres inland,and it was even colder at about -2C with heavy frost covering the ground.At my place,it got down to -1C.Thats cold for Nowra.
To make things worse,I had to get a soaking wet wetsuit on.:)My hands were freezing,just before I entered the water.They soon thawed out,as the water temp is a balmy 16C.The water was heaps warmer than the air.

So,its been a good day today.I checked the Golf Course reef later on,and it was about Head High and onshore.It was crumbling,and didnt look good.To make things worse-there were 20guys in the water.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2002 18:31

Wow lucky you PT smile

Some nice surf spots around the South Coast when they are working, and they sound like they are smile

SA and VIC can look forward to a small low developing off the coast somwhere b/w Wilsons Prom-The West Coast of Tas or the Mt Gambier region.

Eyes will be on the lookout for that little system

:wave:

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2002 21:22

Hopefully my luck will continue,as im leaving at 5:30AM tomorrow morning to go surfing yet again.I am heading up to Shellharbour,hoping for a wave at Red-sands.A 2.5-3 metre swell is being predicted,so hopefully there will be a wave around.

Could be cold getting up.Nowra is facing its coldest minimum ever tonight.The BOM are going for 2C,and the lowest minimum ever is -1.2C
However,at 8:30PM its already dropped to 2.8C,and the temp should drop even more.Im expecting it to be white again in the morning smile Ive heard that Victoria,is getting heavy frosts.

Anyway,I hope you get some good waves down your way,with this new little system coming across.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2002 22:43

3m swell forecast. Have fun smile Hopefully everyone will sleep in too smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/08/2002 21:38

I did indeed have fun.There was a nice 2metre+ ESE swell with offshore winds in the morning.

I had 2 surfs(one at Shellharbour,and the other at Gerringong later on).Both of them were great.Most of the time it was completely uncrowded.However,at the end of one surf,14 guys paddled in at once,so it went from no-one out to a pack in a matter of minutes.I got out of water,pretty much immediatly after this happened.

It was a really fun day,and a really fun weekend for that matter. smile I will be now looking at the charts,for next weekend.

So hows it looking for swell in Victoria?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/08/2002 23:05

Still fairly sizeable and nothing to complain about here. We have been lucky.

Looks like the swell might jack up a bit with the approach of a low pressure system mid week and hold some pretty alright surf until the weekend, 4ft possibly 5-6ft at times.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/08/2002 21:11

The swell dropped of dramically here today,and it should condinue the down-ward trend.Half a metre today,will probrably be 1FT tomorrow.So far the weekend,looks small here.

So its looking OK,down your way.:)Can you get out there some time during the week,or do you have to work all week.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 15:29

Well I am going down on Saturday weather pending ofcourse.

I am probably going to head to Wilson's Prom or Phillip Island at this stage. With an early NWly it may be the places to be.

I am at school everyday of the week and work 3 nights a week, run a youth group and am currently in a stage musical so I am kinda busy, but I cant wait to get out there.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 21:40

Yeah,it sounds like your a little busy. smile Im busy during most of the week too-when the weekend comes though,I just CLOCK up the surfing.

Hope you get a wave on the weekend.The weekend here,is a little tough to predict.I imagine it will be on the small side like it is at the moment. smile Could be something around though.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 21:49

Hope you can obtain some swell because the winds looks to be generally offshore this weekend. Could be a fun wave or two around.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 21:53

Yeah,NW winds are predicted for the weekend here,so any wave over a metre will be a good one.
Its about a metre here today,and it sounded fun but I had to work.The Gold-Coast though looked really fun at 4FT with offshore winds.Burleigh heads,and all of the other points up there were going off today.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 21:56

Lucky for them, I hate getting into wetsuits down here. They have the luxury of perfect surf and perfect water temps.

NW winds are good. If you get a metre plus your laughing smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:00

The water temps off the Gold Coast in winter are about 20C.The current water temperature here is about 16C,but it is 12-13C in Jervis Bay.How cold are the water temperatures down in Victoria?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:12

I think they were around 11C in the open ocean and about 12-14C in areas around the bay. I am not quite sure though smile

Its fairly freezing.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:19

Those water temps sound pretty cold.The ambient temperatures,would normually be colder as well.16C must sound balmy. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:23

For sure, I was there in summer and the temps at that time were b/w 18-20C, I was straight in the water in just bordies.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:34

Well,18-20C is pretty cold for December.Usually its 22C,by that time.The brisk westerlys must have effected the water temps.The water temps around here can get up to 24C at times,and up to 26C off the coast.It gets even warmer up on the Gold Coast.No wonder,it gets crowded in summer.

So what are the average w.temps in summer down in Victoria.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/08/2002 22:42

Around 15-19C during the summer, depending on the westerlies and frontal systems.

Last year was a slightly colder temp with many fronts driving cooler water from the antartic.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/08/2002 21:33

Well,im a little suprised that the swell has lingered around at 1metre+ for the last few days.

Unfortunatly,I cant see this weekend having much swell here.It will be very small,even though the winds will be favourable.I guess you cant have good waves every weekend. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/08/2002 11:21

Looking veeeeerry nice for next week for all of SA and VIC...dunno bout NSW it may get there once the low migrates near NZ if it makes it that far. Havent been out for a while due to uni and stuff so no real idea what going on out there..could be something ok generated from that low near VIC ATM, but it wont compare to the amount of swell coming from that next low South of WA..Margret River will be paradise apart from 60knot SW eek ..mayeb after the worst of the wind has gone thru soem serious clean lines will be coming thru, and extending right up the WA coastline even to Indo so ive read about in that other thread. Mid coast should get soemthing nice out of this, so should the south coast. BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/08/2002 16:27

If NSW,somehow gets swell from this low,it probrably wont come until the weekend of next week.I hope you guys,from WA,VIC,and SA enjoy the swell,because its going to be a good one.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/08/2002 10:11

Ive got nothing on much next week..uni has been extra hectic this week so I might migrate down to the mid coast and then the south coast for a surf....wednesday is the day im free so ill be down there then I hope smile Bullies is going to get nasty from then on in so could be a broken bone or two smile

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/08/2002 13:19

LOLOLOL Lennie laugh

Lets hope that doesnt happen.

Rough swells across the entire southern coatline for about 4-5 days next week. Looks like a bit of fun. I have got my production on next week so I wont be going to have a look.

Its always the first week of September.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/08/2002 21:55

Well,the southern and western states are the place to be for some good surf tomorrow.

NSW,is looking pretty poor,and the winds dont look favourable either.There should be 2FT of swell with a N/NE wind on it.Im not going for a surf tomorrow,I think I will sleep in. smile
It will be ridable tomorrow,but it aint worth getting wet for.

On the plus side,we should get some nice warm days,with temps between 25-28 predicted for all of next week.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/08/2002 01:34

Well Spring is certainly springing up your way P, enjoy those temps. Hoepfully can be complemented with some surf smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/08/2002 13:43

Its very small today.1FT with the odd 2FT set.The wind was WNW in the morning,but its now NE,and has been since about 9AM.Definatly ridable,if you have a mal or something,but its no good for a bodyboard.Sydney looks the same,at about 2FT,and so does the North Coast.The outlook doesent look that great either,with small waves expected into next week.

Hows the surf down your way,and what do you think this significant roaring 40s low will do.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/09/2002 00:05

Well I am hoping for 8ft along most of the open coastal regions in VIC. Its one of those systems that deserves it. Certainly there will be some nice prolonged follow through smile well into next weekend smile smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/09/2002 21:13

The week-end in NSW saw 1-2FT waves at best,and the week ahead looks just as small.No surf,but some great weather,with storms today,and warm weather this week.

Later in the week,we could see some south swell,with that intense low sitting SSE of Tasmania.Its a maybe at this stage.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/09/2002 22:21

Very unlikely though PT,

I cannot see this westerly flow being broken by a cut off low or a large high pressure system for a week.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/09/2002 12:29

I will probrably give it a 10-20% chance.As you said-very unlikely.Unforunaltly,we will get the warm weather,but no swell.The forseeable future looks flat.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/09/2002 12:34

Will get better here as the day goes on and ecpecially tomorrow. So far it very choppy out there with that strong northely. Expect some better waves later tonight once the front arrives and then passes. But the best will coem from tomorrow onwards as the groundswell from that pretty deep low south of the continent reaches us up in good ol SA. Still looking for Bullies, however, I havent been to Petrol Cove for years, had a nasty experience there but wouldnt mind going back again.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/09/2002 00:18

Storm warnings across the VIC coastline, strong swells should ensure some pretty rough weather and surf across the coastline for 48 hours.

Surfs up again!

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/09/2002 11:45

Temps heading into the mid 20s and gale force northerlies this weekend, looks like I am going to get a surf in, not working this weekend either smile smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/09/2002 11:51

Had a great bodyboard at Bullies on sunday, caught barrels up to 7ft and man they were getting a bit frequent as well but came off without injuries.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/09/2002 12:00

Sounds golden Lennie,

I have not been out in the water since April, too long mad

I have just not had time, but I am making time this weekend since I dont have to work or umpire smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/09/2002 10:59

Yes but whats comign thru this weekend? Yer major front but i suggest u try saturday cos ull want to be on the net for sunday wink Dunno what freshening northerly winds do to the surf in VIC....they can make it nice for SA but also stuff it up...depends on other factors.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/09/2002 12:01

Went for a surf early this morning,

4-5ft waves, offshore winds, little wind chopped with the winds gusting to about 25 knots down at Woolamai. Was in for an hour then it turned into Bourke Street so I left.

Right Point was a little small, but shall increase on the incoming tide.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/09/2002 11:12

5ft!!! Not bad how far overhead was it?

Surf is lookign abit choppy today, bit of swell but wind wil kill it, and make it like a washing machine.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/09/2002 11:48

Wave was about 3ft overhead at times in some of the freak sets.

Winds were offshore, it was great. Did you get out this weekend gone?

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/09/2002 12:03

Sounds like a load of fun smile

Nah, I was heaps busy doing uni wor :rolleyes: god they love to punish u! Yesterday i was stuck on the computer for about 6 hours typing up me friggen assignment mad but we have holidays coming up soon soo yer...i will be out havin a surf then for sure....Bullies or 3-poles, I always stick to those two.

Whats ur fav spot down in VIC? Portsea, Express? Lorne is good so ive heard..and of course there is Bells..but thats a big beyond me..i couldnt take the 3m waves that get pumped out along that stretch of coastline...8ft is my biggest and that nearly finshed me eek MY fav size is a clean crisp 4 foot barrel.

TS cool

TS
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/09/2002 21:14

Wild windchopped surf down here along the open coastal fringe. My friend on Phillip Island, says the swell is great but not the place to be until the weekend, or beyond.

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/09/2002 21:18

Sorry Lennie forgot to answer your questions,

I love Phillip Island, that is home to me, Express or EP is madness on a moderate to fresh NW and a 8ft swell. I dont mind Lorne, Bells is fantastic and Wilson's Prom has its great days. Not today though with gusts up to 140km/h eek and 20ft seas!

Karl eek
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/09/2002 12:01

Ever been to SA to surf? Some pretty sick reef and beach breaks down on the south coast..Bullies being the most ferocious...where 6ft waves break into knee deep water right on the shoreline, with a thick and very unforgiving lip....Knights further to the east, is a boogers dream...prob my fav along with Bullies..alto if Bullies is closing out then ill go for knights...but generally they are similar in size....Ill only go to Bullies if ive got the balls...cos its a mean break thats for sure.

TS cool
Posted by: liz

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/09/2002 16:42

Rugged surf at Kings Beach today, with a line on occasions going through to nearby West Island. Didn't think much of the two brown snakes I saw nearby tho, (with the temp at 14, and a very overcast sky). Lots of seals on the Island. Petrel Cove had a good line running too, straight thru to Kings. Liz.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/09/2002 16:47

Hey Liz,

Thanks for your reports :wave: Sounds like the surf is starting to become a little more orginised. Here its still a bit wind blown as gales begin to abate.

Lennie, I have never surfed in SA would love to though, Ceduna would be awesome, Cactus smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/09/2002 20:29

Ahh Kings head!!! Nice piont break that is! Works well and is a great wave if ur good enoguh..I must confess i was a tad nervous...(more than atad i was fricken pissin myself) when I went there last summer...it was working well and a big change had goe thru..waits and other beaches along the victor coastline were closeing out but Kings was just the pick..I tried the point and reef...its a bitch to time thats for sure...I ended up with a beast of a gash on mylegs from the rock shelf...waves were 4ft and nice. Petrol Cove is good but I tend to stear clear of that place..too rocky for my liking...Waits and Parsons are above my capabilities I wotn go there, once the rips get going watch out...My fav spot remains Knights down there..Bullies also....heres a link to a site with a few shots of Bullies and Knights..fair shorie that Bullies one eek

Bullies

the site

I acknowledge that this is not my site.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/09/2002 01:44

Your Acknowledgement is acknowledged Lennie :nerd:

Thanks for that, I have bookmarked it to show my friends. Gee that Bullies link is madness, imagine it on a enormous day smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/09/2002 10:42

Cheers, yeah only found it myself last week..its got some heaps good shots of Knights there, thats the bets for bodyboarding by a mile..fantatsic beach, but like allwaves along that coastline, its thick and breaks into waist deep water..Bullies and Boomer are the worst.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/09/2002 19:06

Hello all,

I havent been around much lately,because my computer has been jiggering up a little.Im back now though,so you should see a bit more of me. smile

The surf,has been reasonably average for quite a while now,although I did get 4 surfs in last Saturday.Its flat today,and it has been flat since Sunday.The outlook aint good either.I think im moving to Vicoria. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/09/2002 18:05

Drove past Gerringong and Kiama today,and the condions proved to be very small.It was about 1FT,from some unknown direction(probrably from the East).The out-look still isnt great,with flat conditions expected until Sunday.Monday,could see some south swell in the 1-2metre range.

Hows it looking down in Victoria,and have you had any good swell lately.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/09/2002 02:04

Yeah we have had some moderate swells, expected to increase to average 1-2m maybe 2.5m across the coast as a deep S/SW flow becomes established during the weeked.

Could be some nice conditions during next week as winds turn offshore.

Not much across NSW frown

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/09/2002 17:10

Its looking ALRIGHT for a ridable wave on sunday and monday.The BOM has forcasted fresh to strong winds on Sunday from the S/SW.There could be some decent swell,on beaches that get south swell.Unfortunatly the wind will be ripping into those places.I will see what happens,but its not looking that special.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/09/2002 02:37

Its been very quiet across NSW, I hope an ECL develops and does something for you smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/09/2002 14:24

Yeah,an east coast low would be nice.

I am heading out for a surf,very early tomorrow morning.Its a little risky,but I am expecting some decent swell to be around-maybe 2metres.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/09/2002 17:32

You could be in for a bit of fun, 4ft looks likely on the south coast.

Be interested in your reports PT smile

Karl :wave: Good Luck smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/09/2002 16:16

Well,I did get a surf in.I only went out once,but I was out for 4 hours.

Heres my report-

I left my place at 3:40AM,picked up a friend,and then headed down to Bawley point.We arrived at 5AM,and it was just light enough to check the surf.Unfortunatly Bawley Point was only 1FT,and just ridable.Ground swell was there,and the horizon was bumpy with a light offshore WSW wind.It was tiny,but we were sure it would pick up.We went up to Dolphin Point,and the Golf Course Reef,to kill some time.To our suprise,it was overhead at Dolphin point.Unforunatly it was lumpy,and generally didnt look nice.The Golf Course Reef was about shoulder high,but it wasent breaking well enough,and consistant enough.
We headed back down to Bawley.Unfortunatly it was still only 1FT+,but it was showing signs of improvement.For 15minutes we were trying to convince ourselves to go out.We did just that.1FT sounds small,but at this spot,you can ride 1FT'ers for over 70metres down the point.
We got out,and the water was cold.It was probrably 14C.Occasionally,the odd 2FT set would come through.We were having some fun,but we wanted the swell to increase.

After a while,the wind swung to the south and the tide began to rise.We had already,been out for 1.5hours.The horizon looked even more lumpy,and the swell was finially beginning to increase.The odd set was now 1 metre in size,and the southerly intensified to 30knots.

Within half an hour,1 metre sets turned to 2metre + sets.The southerly brought the swell in fast,to our enjoyment.We stayed out for another 2 hours,and then headed in.After that the wind turned to the SE(30knots),which is onshore.

Overall,a pretty sucsessful day.It was fun,despite being small.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 00:05

Wow that just shows you what persistance does, it certainly pays off.

Thanks for your report there PT, I am rather jealous now :p

This week looks quiet across VIC, but NSW could pick up some swell this week.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 12:45

Hi Karl,

Persistance certaintly paid off yesterday.It doesent always happen like that though. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 13:00

No,

That sounded like a pretty rapid swell increase, I havent witnessed anything like that before

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 13:14

Yeah,it picked up pretty quickly.

In the morning,the wind was offshore.This was holding the swell out.As soon,as the wind turned SSW at 30knots,the swell just pumped in.

The biggest swell increase,I have seen around here was about 3metres in one hour.It went from head-high to triple overhead.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 14:45

Yeah I have had that experience, but not in that time frame. I have had a swell increase of 2m down at the Island in 2 hours which was mad.

More swell please, and more heat. Bring on Summer now I say smile

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2002 21:40

I love winter for surfing.Its cold,uncrowded,offshore,and the swells usually up.
Summer is usually crowded,inconsistant and mostly onshore.Im not looking forward to summer,surfwise.I will be very happy though,if an intense cyclone developes in the coral sea this summer.Weather-wise,I say,bring on summer. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/10/2002 00:04

Common now what about a cyclone down near Newcastle :p Lets take a leap of faith LOL laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/10/2002 22:14

We need a cat 5 to develop in the coral sea,and stay there for a while.The result-perfect NE ground swell for days.A cyclone off northern NSW,would make a huge swellcool

Unfortunatly,its been very quiet over the past 2 years. mad
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2002 01:38

It has been very quiet across the Pacific for cyclones, I think this season unfortunatley is looking to be the same with cooler sea temps with a moderate el nino persisting.

Looks like some swell might jack up with a late gusty SW/S change tomorrow to 35 knots along the coast. Nothing special though but its something.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2002 01:38

It has been very quiet across the Pacific for cyclones, I think this season unfortunatley is looking to be the same with cooler sea temps with a moderate el nino persisting.

Looks like some swell might jack up with a late gusty SW/S change tomorrow to 35 knots along the coast. Nothing special though but its something.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2002 21:34

If a cyclone does develop,it will probably happen in February,March of even April.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2002 22:21

Today,there was a metre of SE swell.The swell is on its last legs though.

Unfortunatly,tomorrow appears flat,along with Friday and onwards.In fact,the forseeable future looks flat.I hope some storms will keep me entertained insead.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/10/2002 12:01

Still some sizeable surf here with variable winds, I should be down there today but I am working mad

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/10/2002 15:41

I think,most of the Tasman Sea will temporaraly turn into lake for the next week or even two.No surf,no storms,no fun.Time to start sk8-boarding a bit more,I think.
Posted by: poida84

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/10/2002 08:55

seems like a nice day for a swim today smile hope the waves a r good smile guys if ya want a nice swim come upto towadgi and have some fun smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/10/2002 22:02

Hello sir commando,

Yeah,it was a nice day for a swim.You might get a suprise though,when you enter the water.The water-temp is only 14-15C,around here,and 17C at Sydney.
No swell either.

The place to be today,was Victoria for sure.How,were the storms Karl.It looks like you got an early christmas present. smile
Around here,we got heaps of Virga,with the odd strike of lightning.We got a trace of rain.Unfortunatly its still bone dry.

Back to surfing now,and suprise suprise-its flat.Best chance of a wave,will be from a locally generated NE wind swell.We are currently in a huge flat spell,and dry spell.
Posted by: poida84

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/10/2002 11:54

smile yeah it was damn cold but i anjoyed it for about 1hr smile i cuaght 9 good waves smile (body surfing) i started getting rugh when the sun got covered by the clouds frown r well i enjoyed it maybe next week will be even better smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/10/2002 14:23

Its actually surfable today.Theres about 2FT of NE windswell,with an offshore NWer early.As big Kev would say-IM EXCITED: :rolleyes:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2002 15:42

ROFL PT laugh

Bit flat here due to no real movement in frontal systems across the south. Wind chopped 3ft at best. Looks like swell will jack up a little later this week.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2002 16:08

Swell was head-high here today,from the north.Nice conditions early.Didnt go out unfortunatly.Maybe tomorrow. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2002 23:28

Could be nice tomorrow and mid week as more of an offshore wind becomes established.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/10/2002 21:23

I didnt go out today.I slept in. mad
I think it was good early on,judging by the local surf report.[Solid metre,to Head High-NE swell-light offshore winds].Sounds like a bit of fun. smile

Tomorrow looks OK,if the swell holds in.There will be no problems with the wind.20-25knot offshores are predicted for tomorrow with temps in the high 20's.

Hows Victoria going swellwise.Are there any significant swells expected in the near future?

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2002 00:12

Well a pretty strong change is expected so 3m swells along the open coast and aout 2m in the enclosed inlets and bays are likely.

Surfs up in VIC.

Dont sleep in tomorrow PT wink

Karl :wave:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2002 12:02

Has been wild across all the sa coasts lately....with that last change and deep low im sure the mid coast was a washing machine..we had a huge tide the other night aswell so prob soem major dune erosion frown

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2002 13:03

Really TS?

Must have been some strong surf across your way, hopefully those tides dont come across VIC.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2002 13:47

As expected,theres plenty of swell around today.Its about 2metres+ from the NNE.Its all wind-generated stuff,so its lacking a bit of power.

I went out for a surf at 7:30AM today.It was OK.Unfortunatly,the wind was still onshore from the NNE.I got some good waves though,with a few chunky coverups.Its approaching 2PM now,and the wind has swung to the WNW,at about 50km/h.
I am considering,going back out later today.It should be good.

Tomorrow is looking a bit iffy.The wind wont be a problem at all.Im just not sure if the swell will be there.These strong winds could flatten it off very quickly,especially because its locally generated.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 00:34

Hi PT,

Messy 2m onshore swells here, not worth a go, maybe when the washing machine stops it will get better.

Weeked is looking good with ample swell and a NE wind.

PI is the pick this weekend.

Thanks for your reports Lennie and Micky smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 11:22

I got an excellent surf at 6AM this morning.It was about Head High,and very glassy.There were some great barrels to be had,and I was the only one out.It was raining too.Im going back out at 4:00PM today.Hopefully I will get more good waves.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 12:34

Good to hear PT,

What was the wind doing? Was it a southerly? And did you surf locally?

Karl the surf deprived child smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 12:45

Yeah,the wind was a souherly,but it was pure offshore.The break faces north,so it got every bit of the north swell that is available.The break is situated about 40kilometres from my house.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 12:54

Hey all,
surfed at Bronte last night after work, only got about half an hour in before it went pitch black, but there were some great waves. Swell was at around 4ft out of the NE and winds were from the NW, creating great conditions. The shorebreak had some great waves, including makeable barrels and big air ramps. Pity it wasn't a full moon, otherwise I would have stayed out!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 15:47

Hey ya Alex,

Good to hear your enjoying your surf, do go out quite a lot?

Well hopefully these conditions can run into summer, last year it was terrible in NSW.

Karl :wave:
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 18:25

What do you mean Karl, it's always terible in NSW!!!
Yeah, I go a fair bit. I grew up surfing on the Mornington Peninsula in VIC (where you get REAL swell!). Phillip Island and a few select spots west of Melbourne are good too.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2002 19:11

LOL Alex, I was not trying to show any bias but VIC rocks smile

Point Leo has been firing the past few days as has the Phillip Island region, its been pretty good.

Easterlies this weekend well particularly Saturday, but winds will be out of the easterly quadrant on Saturday and southerlies Sunday so not a shabby weekend.

When I was in NSW there was nothing, and you can find out more about that on my first post of the thread which was back in January smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/10/2002 12:02

Hello Alex,

I wouldent say its always terrible in NSW.South of Ulladulla it can very good quite often,especially in winter.I remember just 3months ago,I was catching 5metre+ rights near Bawley Point.

Karl,I got a nice surf in yesterday arvo at the same spot.It dropped off quite a bit though,but there were some nice barrels(occasionally dry)to be had.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/10/2002 12:42

Hey Pintang,
Just being controversial. NSW definitely does have its days. I have heard good reports about Bawley Point from one of my VICO mates (surfed there last year on that HUGE swell you guys had, I think it was in June 2001 when the Shark Island Challenge was on). That swell you were talking about this year was pretty reasonable in size. I surfed big closeouts at Maroubra on that swell and it reminded me a lot of Portsea (also surfed at Manly/winkipop one day and that was pretty nuts). The big swell days here are few and far between however. South Coast would be a lot nicer than Sydney. The water is so polluted here it is not funny.
Alex
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/10/2002 12:56

Hello Alex,

Yeah,I wouldent like to live up in Sydney.

Like you said,the water gets very polluted,and there are huge crowds.Down here,you can get perfect surfs,and there will be no-body out.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/10/2002 01:23

I loved Cronulla,

It was awesome. I wonder what its like on a good day

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/10/2002 14:14

Yeah,Cronulla can get very good.Unfortunatly,I havent surfed there,but hopefully I can get it good next winter.

The surf at the moment is ridable but pretty pathetic.Its 1-2FT from the NE.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/10/2002 21:48

In my view,later this weekend is looking OK for southern NSW,particulary south of Ulladulla.

I think there could be a solid SSE swell at around 2-3metres,and hopefully more.The charts are showing a big low(about 960-970hps),a bit further north than normal on Saturday.No gaps is showing some swell,making its way up the coast,after 100hours.Also,theres no real high,over Australia on Thursday,so maybe this has allowed the lows to move more upwards.A southerly change is predicted for saturday,so this should bring the swell up.

Its a bit far away yet but what are your thoughts on this.Also,are you expecting any swell this week Karl. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/10/2002 17:55

Could well be some fun weather and swell moving up your way PT this weekend, it could quite possibly go a little north of Ulladulla depending on how much south the low is supressed due to the high over the continent or the ridge rather.

Swell a little small here but the southerly change here this afternoon certainly picked it up a foot or two.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/10/2002 22:24

Hello Karl,

The surf at the moment is pretty small.Its about 1FT on the sets,from some un-known direction.Its been flat since last week,when we got that 2metre NE swell.

Tomorrows looking small,but it could come up briefly with the southerly change.I think Friday will be flat as well.

Hopefully,the swell will come up this week-end.I need some barrels.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2002 14:03

Looks like there is some nice swells developing this week with a deep low developing close to the southern coastline, 7-8ft swells are likely on the open coast with 50 knot winds.

Next weekend could be a little better when conditions ease up.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2002 17:00

Hello Karl,

Yesterday was OK,down around Ulladulla.There was about 1-2metres of swell at most open places.I got a fun surf,which lasted 4 hours.Up around Wollongong it was flat.

This week-end is looking pretty good at this stage.A nice low,looks like moving into the Tasman Sea later on Thursday.It could pump in some nice swell. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/10/2002 15:58

This weekend is still looking pretty good.I think a rather decent south swell should develop on Saturday.The size could be 2 metres+ later on Saturday,and getting bigger than that on Sunday.Strong S/SW winds are predicted for the week-end.In my opinion this wind direction is perfect.

Today was rather small at around 1-2FT with a 20knot offshore making conditions look nice.Yesterday was good when the strong westerly came through.There was about Head-High of NE swell.Tomorrows looking rather dismal,with NNW winds ahead of the change.

So how are things looking down in Victoria.Have you been getting alot of swell lately.?

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/10/2002 16:03

Hey PT,

Very nice swells but its cut up and its very rough. Its a washing machine ATM, but it should ease after this next change.

Looks good for you with a westerly wind smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/10/2002 16:03

Double post shocked

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/10/2002 13:36

Hello Karl,

I had a fairly good at Bawley Point today.It
wasnt great,but fun.It was about 2FT very early in the morning,but it rose to about 3FT(head-high) on the sets at around 8AM.The wind was strong from the S/SE all night and into the morning.All of the open beaches and reefs were blown to shreds.Even Bawley Point was slightly wind effected.Despite being blown out,the open beaches would have had 2-3metres of swell.Even the Golf Course reef was very choppy,but there were 10 guys out. :rolleyes:

Tomorrow is looking very good.The SE winds should main-tain or build the swell over the night.The coastal waters forcast is saying 2-3metres of swell,with moderate offshore S/SW winds expected in the morning.The SE wind should hold its strength well into the evening,but it should gradually weaken,and shift to the SW.

Oh well its an early start again tomorrow morning.I'd better set the alarm for 2:50. smile
Drat,make that 3:50AM because of day-light savings.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/10/2002 14:33

LOL laugh I miss out on 1 hours sleep frown

Well its also dissapointing here too, with the surf being wind torn and broken up by the 30 knot S/SE wind here.

Things should settle down for tomorrow smile

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2002 12:03

I had 2 OK surfs yesterday.

At 4AM,we went down to Bawley Point expecting some excellent waves.Unfortunatly,it had dropped off and there were only 2FT waves at the point.We still had fun,and got plently of barrels,but we were expecting alot more.We noticed that there was a large swell out to sea in the 3-4metre range.Unfortunatly,alot of it was missing the coast.

We checked the Golf-Course reef later on.It was about 2metres,but the wind was side-shore,and there were 30guys out.

My second surf was at Redsands in Shellharbour.This is probrably located 160kilometres from Bawley Point.The surf here was OK.At first there was a heavy peak.There were heaps of barreling lefts and rights around,but it was only 1 metre.Later on,the wind shifted to the SE.This effected the wave quality quite a bit.

So it was an OK weekend.We had hoped for more though.Hows it looking down in Victoria this week?
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/10/2002 10:29

Hey all,

Havent been in this thread for ages! but there hasnt really been a lot going on...there has bene abit of surf, havent been out myself fopr months, I plan to get right out in the tick of the action one last tiem at Bullies, b4 my exams start....then as soon as they finish, ill be out there all summer hols laugh

Happy surfing all (or bodyboarding in my case for those who cant stand up to save their life)

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/10/2002 21:47

Yeah,I bodyboard and im proud of it.I cant be bothered to stand up.

This week has been rather poor.Its been about 1FT all week from all different directions.Tomorrow sees a southerly change,but im not expecting alot of swell from it.Maybe a metre on Friday.The weekend at this stage,looks small but there should be a little swell running.

Karl,hows the swell been lately down your way,and are there any good swells on the horizon.Anyway,ive gotta go.Thanks for opening up the birthday thread,it was totally unexpected.

:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/11/2002 12:22

Surf here is GRRRRRRRRR mad at the moment.Theres about 1-2FT of south swell with a fresh NE wind on it.Tomorrow shouldent be any better,even though a southerly change is expected to come through.The long term outlook isnt good either.

Surely things must be better in Victoria and SA. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/11/2002 11:09

Yer things are not too bad down here. Mid Coast has some sets around 2ft up to 4ft later on this week after that change goes thru. Nice groundswell as well so the Mid is looking the goods smile Clean sets I might add aswell.

South Coast looks not quite as flash but I wouldnt sniff at it, the weekend appears to be the pick, light offshore winds with the groundswell still pumping in. I might have a surf!!!! But have flippin exams to study for grrr smile

Have a good one laugh

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/11/2002 21:48

Swell-wise it has been pretty ordinary around here.Its mainly been 1FT,with unfavourable winds most of the time.Yesterday we had a quick pulse in swell.It peaked at about Head-High,but as I said it didnt last long.

Last Sunday afternoon was EPIC,with a NE swell-S wind combination.In the morning 30knot NE winds picked up the swell.Then at 3PM a 20knot southerly change came through,providing excellent conditions in southern corners.It was 2 metres(3 metres on the big sets),and it was absolutely cordiroy in southern corners.I was out for 5 hours,and clocked up about a minutes worth of tube time.It was insane.

Unfortunatly,its been relatively flat since then.
Posted by: adam17

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/11/2002 11:08

Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/11/2002 14:45

The surf is dismal around here today.1-2FT NE wind swell with moderate SE-E winds.Outlook is not good with the flat conditions expected to continue.I hate summer.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/11/2002 11:09

6ft ATM along the coast, with conditions hopefully holding for next week when easterly winds and light seabreezes, keep surf glassy.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/11/2002 21:35

Gday Karl,

The surf here has been pretty average lately.There have been a few good days but alot of bad days.Thankfully tomorrow is actually looking quite good.A SSE swell,in the 2-3FT range has built up through-out today.I will be heading out at 5:30AM,to catch the early morning offshores.I am hoping for some 4FT sets tomorrow.The winds are predicted to go onshore later on,and freshen.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/11/2002 01:10

Hi Michael,

Looking good up your way as finally some SErs get going, keep us posted on your weekend smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/11/2002 15:11

Hello Karl.

Well I had a fairly nice surf today.size-wise,it wasnt that big,but some sets were up to 4FT.
The highlight of the surf,was getting a really deep barrel in 3-6 inches of water.It was really fun. smile

Tomorrow,looks OK IF the swell hangs in from the south.Aussie Pipe could be perfect,as the wind is expected to turn NE.Pipe,just picks up any lingering south swell,and its also offshore in summer NE breezes.

At the moment(3PM),the wind has swung fully onshore from the east.No surfing this aftertoon.I am however interested to see if this swell hangs in.Pipe could be good tomorrow if it does.Unfortunatly 50 other guys may be out.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/11/2002 15:38

Make that 51! I might come down with a few friends after your predicton. Thanks Pintang!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/11/2002 18:37

Senastional stuff PT,

Thanks for your report, I was going to go down but I couldnt be bothered, my brain is fried after these past exams.

I hope you have a good day Alex, let us no how you went and if you faired better than PTs effort smile

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/11/2002 21:58

The wind has swung to the NNE at Ulladulla.I guess it would be the same at Wreck Bay,so that wind is perfect.It should go NW by morning,but the wind should swing back to the NE once the sun comes up.The coastal waters forcast suggests that there will be 1.5-2metres of swell,so Aussie Pipe should pick most of that up.Its looking OK,but the $10 entry fee and the crowds are a turn off.Break ins are common at Wreck Bay too.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/11/2002 00:35

I wonder how Shark Island would fair, with such strong swells?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/11/2002 22:15

Hello Karl,

This swell isnt strong at all.At Sydney this morning the swell was 1-2metres with a period of 11seconds.Pretty pathetic really.With the NE winds,Shark Island would have been a write off.
People surfed Shark Island in july 2001 when it was 5 metres.That was when the shark island challenge was on.The island can handle a huge swell.

Onto today now. smile I got a great surf in today,but not at Aussie Pipe.I went out at a spot called "Taboo".This spot is located in Sussex Inlet.This break can get extremely heavy.Today was just that,as NE winds and a SE swell combined.Taboo is a rather simular break to Pipe.Both breaks require the same conditions.They both break left,and they are as heavy as each other.Pipe may be more perfect,but Taboo doesent have the crowds.Its all rock,and no sand.

Today I went out late(11AM).At first there were some guys out,but the wind shifted to the E making conditions side-shore and rather choppy.The crowds headed in,and only me and a
friend were left out.As I said earlier,this wave is very heavy and even spits in onshore winds.We saw this today even in an easterly.

The wind soon shifted NNE,and conditions turned extremely glassy.It wasent huge size-sise.It might of been Head High,but it was still extremely fun despite the size.I must of got 15-20barrels today.It was a really fun surf,and I must of stayed out for 4 hours or more.

Tomorrow is looking fairly dismal,as these NE winds hack into the remaining southerly swell.It might be 1-2FT at south facing places.A new NE wind swell should develop,however this will be lacking power and quality.This whole week is looking rather poor.Im not complaining though.I am happy with today. smile

:wave:

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/11/2002 00:29

I think I have been too Taboo, though I am not sure. I remember being at Sussex Inlet on the morning of the severe fires in the early part of Jan.

Is it near the actual inlet?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/11/2002 16:23

Hello Karl,

Taboo is located pretty close to the inlet.Do you remember going up a road,which had a surf-club at the end of it.You drive up these large sand-dunes,and theres heaps of bush around too.
From the car-park at the surf-club,you walk 50metres to the beach.You can see Taboo,from the beach but its about 300-400metres away in front of a large head-land.

P.S,are you still planning of coming to NSW this summer? smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/11/2002 13:07

Yes Yes and Yes smile I remember. Its a great spot when its firing I assume, not a lot of people go there?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/11/2002 21:48

Hello Karl,

It is indeed a good spot to be,when its firing.Usually a combination of a NW/N wind and a southerly swell over 2 metres,will make this spot go off.It can get crowded,but if you go early you should miss the crowds.Compared to Pipe,its pretty uncrowded.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/11/2002 23:42

Evening PT,

Absolutley chockers was Pipe when I saw it, it was like fights were nearly breaking out over space. I watched from a distance let me tell you smile

When I was there, there was no wind, no swell, nothing. It was very lack lustre and depressing.

This weekend, could be interesting, what have you got planned? I could be down Saturday, as winds turn easterly here, Phillip Island looks a go and some of the breaks at Wilsons Prom could be a go to.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2002 18:24

Hello Karl,

There must of been more than "NOTHING",if there were heaps of guys out. smile It might of been 1FT or something.But yeah,it can get chokers out there.Its a great wave though.

This weekend,I will be surfing if theres swell.Unfortunatly I think it will be flat up here.The winds look pretty unfavourable too.Oh,well ive always got my sk8-board,and I will be doing alot of that this weekend.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/11/2002 00:05

You have a sport for every type of weather. I think it will be alright in VIC this weekend. 4ft and a light east-northeasterly both days, more pronounced NEly on Sunday.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/11/2002 17:36

Hello Karl,

Conditions are small today.Its been that way all week,and that trend looks set to continue.This weekend looks small,and the winds should be pretty unfavourable too.

I want an east coast low. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/11/2002 18:07

Yes, we need rain and surf desperatley. I think that it will be OK for beginners in VIC but really bring on the big stuff.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/11/2002 17:45

Yes,this weekend is looking as flat as a billiard table.The coastal waters forcast is saying swell near 1 metre,and this always means FLAT.
Winds should be E/SE at 15/20knots.Yuk. mad
Oh well,I will go sk8-boarding instead. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/11/2002 01:33

Down to the skate park for you, out tomorrow, I will prolly head to Phillip Island in about 3 hours, should really go to bed

Karl :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/11/2002 12:50

Hello Karl,

I hope you get a good surf in at Phillip Island.
ATM,its 1-2FT here with onshore SE/NE winds.
Yes,its a day for sk8-boarding instead of surfing.

Atleast we got a nice storm last night.That will keep me happy for a while even though the surf is flat. smile

I have also noticed that your a weatherzone guru now.Top stuff. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/11/2002 00:30

LOL laugh Yeah its sad Weatherzone Guru #1 shocked

I had a sensational day down at the Island, went to Woolamai, had some pretty nice beachies with the northerlies. Right point was good too with 3-4ft stuff about, bit of fun, not too rough.

Water was a little chilly though smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/11/2002 12:03

Gday karl,

Its good to hear that you got a good surf in.I wish I was down there with you,as conditions here are rather pathetic.

There is 1FT of NE wind swell here,with a NE sea-breeze on it.A great day for blue-bottle sightings.It doesent look like getting much better either. smile

The water has been cold here too.It was 13-14C last month.It has jumped up to 16-17C,but thats still blooming cold for this time of year.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/11/2002 14:11

Thats pretty chilly, whats the temp usually like?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/11/2002 17:20

Hello Karl,

The sea temperatures vary from year to year.Usually September and October is coldest,but even then it only gets down to 16-17C.By now,it should have reached 20C,but as I said earler,its only 17C.April and May see the warmest sea temps,at about 22-23C or even warmer.It can even get to 25C+ offshore.

The sea temps slowing warming up though.It should get to 20C by the new year.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/11/2002 13:36

It was pretty warm when I was up there during summer, you didnt even need to wear a spring suit.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/11/2002 16:04

Last christmas,the water was pretty warm.I think it was 22-23C,when you were up here.
The water temps have been so unusually cold this spring.

Despite there be no swell,I think the ocean is the place to be at the moment.The current temp here is 41C.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/11/2002 16:14

41C eek and no surf frown

Here its 22C and about 70%RH. There is a 4ft swell down on the exposed coasts. Very glassy due to the varible winds.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/11/2002 22:39

Hello Karl,

Yeah,its been rather hot here.A southerly change has cooled things off though.Its only 19C now. smile Sydney is still on 30-31C at 10:00PM.It will be a tough night for sleeping up there. eek

The surf here continues to be flat.We have occasionally been get 1-2FT swells,but these have been weak with a short period.The long-term outlook doesent look too great either.Flat looks likely for another week.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/11/2002 22:47

Well they can have they're disgusting 30C weather and I will have the rain.

Looking pretty average too with very weak fronts, and not a lot of ground swell. Tides are a little out too.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/11/2002 17:57

Well a small wind-swell has managed to develop.Its about 1-3FT,but the NE'ers are on it.Conditions are farely usless,but there could be a few fun ones tomorrow morning,as a southerly change approaches.You could have a bit of fun,in those protected southern corners.

As I said,its small but atleast its ridable. frown
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2002 00:34

Keeps one busy hey PT,

Looks like another weekend possibly forced onto your sk8board smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2002 22:31

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Karl Lijnders:

Looks like another weekend possibly forced onto your sk8board smile

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Hmmm,I will have to dis-agree with you at this stage.I think we could get swell by Sunday.I think its looking OK at this stage,as a weak low could develop in the tasman sea.At this stage,I cant say how big it will be.It could be flat. frown
I still think were in with a chance of some swell,especially on sunday.

I want this flat spell to end.Im spending too much time on the sk8-board on weekends. smile
I sk8 3 hours a day during the week too.Im a skatersurferfreak. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2002 23:53

Or a freak all together :p

Yeah could be a goer, the swell could get up to about 3-4ft if your lucky.

This system could generate some generous swells over VIC on Saturday morning.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/11/2002 22:31

Yeah,I am a freak.Its nothing to be ashamed about. smile frown laugh

I admit this week-end isnt looking epic,for NSW.I still think there could be just enough swell to get me off my sk8-board.A southerly change of 20-30knots,is expected for Saturday.Maybe this will pump the swell up a little.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/11/2002 11:47

Hey there fellow surfers smile

Im dying to get out there, last exam today!!!! laugh The 3months of chasing the perfect wave, im starting to sound like Bodie from Point break lol.

Looks rather good towards the middle of next week with GASP progging a helluva low to deepen south of the bight, should throw up some nice groundswell hopefully, have to wait and see.

Happy surfing :wave:

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/11/2002 23:05

Hello Karl and thunderstruck,

Well this weekend is looking pretty interesting.
A weak low will develop off the east coast.Tomorrow we should see 25/35knot southerlys develop.The swell should increase tomorrow,and I am expecting Sunday to be quite good.
It wont be massive size-wise,but Sunday could see 2-3metres at those places that get full south swell.Its enough to get me off my sk8-board. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/11/2002 22:01

Well I had a good surf today.
Its was a solid 2 metres,with westerly winds.I ended up going to Bawley Point again.
We got some nice barrels,close to rocks.
The predicted s/sw change to 35knots,didnt eventuate.The wind remained under 5knots all day!!!.

Tomorrow morning,I may go out again depending on the surf report.Hopefully it will be bigger than today.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2002 21:09

Beast of a low gunna develop south of SA in the coming 2 days, shoudl throw up some niiiiiiice lines for the rest of the week jsut about!!! Im going to be out on most days!! cant miss this uni over for the year!!!! laugh laugh laugh Low down to 983hpa, which aint bad for summer!

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2002 21:26

Hello Thunderstruck,

Yeah,a pretty nice low should develop.As you said,983hp isnt bad for summer.Enjoy the swell,when it comes. smile

I got another sweet surf in today.I ended up going to Red-sands,south of Wollongong.
The swell was 2-3metres at south facing beaches,but it was only a metre at Redsands.It was fully off-shore though,and some of the barrels were pretty square.I managed to hit the rock bottom a few times,and I got a few cuts on my hands.Nothing serious though,and its all part of the fun.

Tomorrow could be good again,but it should start dropping.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2002 21:38

Few cuts and bruises! Shows ur willing to go for it smile

One good thing about this time of year is that the water isnt so friggen cold down here! In winter its pretty painful jumping off the rocks and into the surf, especially on the South Coast in areas like Bullies and Middleton. Stuff the eclipse lol ill be crusin the south coast and also the mid coast I guess for a good surf, and once the wind dies down we shoudl hopefully see some cleaner surf, that low is gunna make it pretty choppy from 2moro onwards, then maybe thurrsday it should start to become a little cleaner, depends how slow moving it is.

Cheers, Len cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2002 22:13

Good low building late this week could send swells up to 7 foot around the open western and eastern coasts and 4-5ft along the central coasts.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2002 22:31

Hello Karl and thunderstruck,

How cold do you think the water temps get during the winter months,down in VIC/SA.
It got down to 14C here in September,but surely the water temps get much colder than that down south.Tasmania would be even worse.

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2002 14:01

Hell yer it can get very cold, some areas off the Sotuhern Coast (Victor Harbour) it is usually 10-12 degrees and off Ki can eb as low as 8-9. Thankfully it warms up in summer to about 16-18.

Had one helluva amount of wind last night, change in now, wsw winds 15knots or so but will pick up as the low deepens

Len :wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2002 14:25

Those water temps sound pretty chilly.
We have it pretty easy,compared to you guys.

Today,I got another nice surf in.Unfortunatly I couldent leave until late,so I couldent go to my planned destination,as the NE'er was already on it.I went to a nice protected reef-break,and got some nice shoulder/head high waves.
The swell should decrease,but there will be something around tomorrow.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2002 23:08

What are your thoughts about this low.Do you think SE NSW could get a little something out of it.Victoria and SA,certaintly looks like getting a nice helping of swell out of this system. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2002 23:31

This system should dive southeast of TAS Michael, however as it does that it will allow a more general gale force SW/W flow to develop across the southern states.

Swells could maintain 6ft to the weekend, allowing for the warmer and calm conditions to do they're job and create some awesome waves.

Great to hear that you got a good surf in today too. Quite a rarity :p

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2002 23:38

Good evening Karl,

Yeah I had a fun surf today.This whole weekend has been fun,as I have had several good surfs.
Unfortunatly its now dropping pretty quickly,and we'll be back to small conditions.It has been a good swell,with some solid 2-2.5metre sets.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/12/2002 00:02

Wow thats a fair effort there, 2.5m, nice!

I wonder when it will be that good again confused

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2002 14:14

Hello Karl,

Well I think we can get some swell out of this low.I think we could get to 2.5metres again.

We will see what happens anyway. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2002 20:51

8ft across the coast tomorrow, should be good if you stick to wind protected areas, plenty of weather across the SE over the next 24 hours.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2002 22:01

I CANNOT wait until tomorrow!!!! Its gunna be huuuge on the South Coast, bit washing machine like but soem monster waves, 8ft at Bullies and thats nasty, I might not go there, prolly stick to Middleton and Knights, Bullies nearly killed me twice b4.

Mid Coast looks pretty good but Ill try for the South Coast, then maybe pay the Mid a visit on my way back to Adelaide, depending on time.

Friday ill be out again, back to the Mid, dunn bout the South Coast depends on how that groundswell coems in and the offshore winds, could be ok, might have a look.

Im after a 3m wave, never gone bigger than a 9ft beast at bullies which i sorta half came out of ok lol...

Cyas all

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2002 23:18

Bullies : The name says it all Lennie :p

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2002 10:17

Waves everywhere! Victoria is going to get pretty sizeable surf out of this - it's already reported to be 10' on the East Coast beaches (Woolamai) this morning, and it'll get bigger once the wind swing too. Winkipop was apparently quite nice this morning with surf size a little overhead, and it'll jump in the next few hours to around 8' or so. Check the Vic forecast here .

And no shortage of surf along the SA metro beaches too - surfed West Beach yesterday around 3', and it'll be more of the same today.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2002 10:35

10' man that is huge!

Almost time to call in the sandbags eek

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2002 10:42

Hey all, thought id pop on and check latest condits b4 heading off smile

Ill go straight down to Middleton i think brave the cold, its bloody windy with low stratus atm but thats not a worry, then I really dotn know, if ive got time ill have a look at 3-poles or ANZACS.....depends on time.

Ben, last night on channel 9 they had a reportter at Glenelg ont he beach for the eclipse and the surf there was pretty darn rough! Some solid 3' waves at least, 2 bars aswell.

Cyas all laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2002 14:49

Well I think we can get some sizable stuff out of this too.I want 4-5metres,but obviously it wont be that big.

Its flat at the moment,but I think it should start rising during Friday.
I think Saturday could be 2-3metres at most places.
smile
The coastal waters forcast for tomorrow says the swell will increase to 3 metres,from 1 metre.S/SW winds to 30knots are expected.

Its looking good. laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2002 22:10

I dont know where you guys have snuck off to.The surf must be good down your way. smile

The surf should be good here tomorrow morning.I will be leaving at 4AM.I think it should be atleast 2 metres with offshore winds.
It will be nice and cold to,as temps could drop to 6-7C here tonight.Hopefully I can get some big that barrels.

I wish you's both good luck for this weekend smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/12/2002 22:12

I am talking to myself here.LOL. smile

Well I got a nice surf in today.I ended up going to the usual location of Bawley Point.It was only a metre+ at Bawley,but there were some sweet barrels wrapping down the whole point.I got a nice 4-5second tube. smile At 9AM I checked Dolphin Point.There was a pack out,but the wind was strengthening from the SE.SE'ers are fully onshore here.There were some big sets though,reaching double overhead or 3 metres plus.
The Golf Course would have been great early on too,with some nice tasty overhead sets coming through.

Tomorrow the swell will start decreasing.I am still heading out at 4AM though.I will be heading to Taboo,at sussex inlet.NW/NE winds are predicted.It should be good. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/12/2002 15:37

G'Day Pintang!

Well I went out on both thursday and Friday and all I can say is WICKED!!!

Got down to Victor with my mate at about lunchtime, grabbed a burger and then went to check out the spots. Bullies was simply huge and looked just a bit too nasty, was more of a boiling couldren than a surfing beach with 8ft monsters, so we moved onto Middelton. Was a lot better there, waves were breaking almost 1km out to sea and were in the 4-7ft range. Got a few niiiiice rides in soo long it was simply awesome, not so for my mate he got caught up in a big set and couldnt get control of hius board and kept getting drilled each time he re-surfaced.

At about 5 we got out and went alogn to Knights for a quick bodyboard, there were a few brave ones there jumping off the rocks and that looked the best way to get into the breaking zone itself cos the swash zone was just horrendous, like bubbling broth.

Caught a 5ft beast there and felt quite satisfied with my ride on it, but i was getting pretty tired and my mate had already left the water.

After a nice dinner of fish and chippies we headed back to Adelaide, no tiem for the mid but we went there on friday which was a fair bit better in terms of condits. Cleaner 4ft lines were there at ANZACS and had a good bit of fun there b4 heading home at around 3.....now im totally buggered and still sore from a few rock scratches but hope for some more good waves but in warmer weather with glassy offshore condits..

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2002 09:28

Hello thunderstruck,

Its great to hear that you got a good surf in.You did better than me last weekend.All I got was some head high barrels.

This whole week is looking interesting here,with that deep low off the central coast of NSW.Some swell should get kicked up,but it will be messy at first.This weekend is looking OK for swell too.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2002 18:24

Nice dominant high moving across our Lattitudes will allow for calm swells and winds across the southern and eastern parts of Australia. Means not excessive surf conditions around Aus until next week when low pressure returns.

Time to find another hobby for now smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2002 21:05

Hello karl,

I got a good surf in today.Currently there is an easterly swell running at about 2.5metres here.Up in Sydney its larger than that,with the Dee-why report saying 2X to 3X overhead and rising.
I will be going out tomorrow too at about 6AM.I think it will be good.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/12/2002 22:10

Hello Karl,

The swell offshore of Sydney nearly reached 10metres last night,with a period of 12seconds.Some of the realsurf reports said 3-4X overhead sets this morning.Thats pretty serious size.

Unfortunatly Sydney seemed to be getting all of the size.The south coast only got 2-3metres yesterday,and 1-2metres today.I had a good surf yesterday,but the biggest wave was only 2X overhead.
This swell is dropping quick now,and tomorrow morning is looking quite small.Saturday could be OK though.

Hows it looking down south.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/01/2003 11:16

Going for another trip to the South Coast on the weekend with 2 mates, as some new groundswell looks like moving in down there then. Should get soem good waves at Knights and Middleton as well as Horseshoe Bay, which IMO is underated.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/01/2003 12:02

Hey Lennie,

Went down to PI on Monday, it was awesome, 5ft straight orginised sets coming through, some were hollowing out with the light offshore winds. What made it even better was that we had thunderstorms at the time. Quite a pleasant morning smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/01/2003 13:00

The surf has been great in the last 2 weeks here.
Just one week ago,I had my best surf in years.
It was double head (4-6FT)and barreling into a foot of reef.Me and my friend were constantly getting 6second+ barrels.
Today was great with corduroy lines hitting the coast.The wind was offshore for most of the morning,however it has swung to the SE.Its about 2-3metres from the ENE.This swell looks like hanging around too,maybe even until Monday.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2003 12:11

Yer sounds good guys!!!

Saturday down on the South Coast looks like a treat for this time of year, some new solid groundwell will be starting to make its affects felt today and will peak 2moro. Middleton is tipped to be at 4-6ft, but is more of a surfers beach than a bodyboarders so Ill stick to Knights, Bullies and The Horseshoe which despite a small island at the entrance to the bay, can hold some pounding 4-5ft barrels at the Commodore Point end. Leaving at 6am 2moro to make the most of the early morning clean condits and will continue all day laugh

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2003 14:09

Have a good surf tomorrow Lennie.I like the sound of some of the waves you have in SA.

I had an OK surf at Guillotines on the south coast of NSW near Batemans Bay.The winds were offshore early,but they are now onshore from the ESE.The swell dropped overnight,but its still 1.5metres to occasional 2metres on the sets.
So the swell has been good around here.Unfortunatly the winds have been far from favourable from about mid-morning onwards.Thats why you have to leave at 3-4AM here. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/01/2003 00:45

Sounds awesome Lennie, have fun, and I have PM you this time laugh

Hey ya PT, Happy new year to you. Can you believe its been a year since I started this thread, and thats when I got back from Batemans Bay smile I hope you have a good weekend. I think I can dream of surfing as I start a 60 hour week frown

Let us know how you go smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/01/2003 13:06

Hello Karl smile

Yeah its been a great thread.It will be up to 622posts when I finish this one.We are on our 25th page!!.

The surf is dropping.Its only a metre now from the ESE,with onshore winds.I didnt go out this morning.Tomorrow looks to be worse again.
Have a great weekend. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2003 21:35

G'Day Guys!

Man what a day saturday was!!! The models and Ben forecast big clean waves and geezus they wernt wrong!

There were thunderous clean sets rolling in all day long, so many to pick from normally ud see about 5 of these ina day these were every 2nd wave!

Started off at 7:30am at Knights for a ride and the barrels were fairly solid and building throughout the morn. Hefty 4-6ft thunderous barrels with thick lips that caught me be surprise on a few occasions. Not all the waves were dumpers, a few were spillers on the back reef which works when especially large swell comes thru. Had lunch in Victor with my mates and int eh arvo we headed for Horeshoe Bay, which was as big as ive seen it. Moved up near Commodore Point where we had 4-5ft DUMPERS breaking in knee deep water, and they wernt peeling left or right the whole line just reared up and dumped, I got mangled a fair few times, my arm slashed by my band and a case of pretty bad sunburn lol. Caught a few ones tho but were VERY hard to ride. In the end I was sick of being pounded into the sand and went way offshore to Freeman Knob where waves break just off an artificial breakwater. Uninterupted waves were about 6-7ft and were moving very quickly. Huge breakers, some were spillers other were semi-plungers. They died off as it went deeper again but the whitewash after the wave broke was still a good 6ft above the water surface smile

All in all, awesome clean waves, some too clean, ive never been treated like that at Horseshoe b4, they say its a safe swimming beach but I know it can pull of big dumpers on any given day.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2003 22:11

Good report lennie.

Tell us when the next big swell will come,and I will catch a plane to SA. laugh
Its pretty small here now.Typical summer conditions. frown
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2003 13:28

Thursday is looking pretty good here.It could be 6-8FT depending on what the low does. smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2003 22:18

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
Man what a day saturday was!!! The models and Ben forecast big clean waves and geezus they wernt wrong!
Thanks for the nice words Lennie smile I was over on the West Coast and the surf was amazing all weekend. Seems all of SA and Vicco did really well out of this system, however it's not the end of it yet - the next few days has some pretty large surf on the horizon (check my Victorian forecast for this week!).

I'm also heading to Victoria next week then catching a plane out to King Island too - should be a lot of fun.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2003 23:37

Hmmmm could be closing on 6ft through VIC and SA which will be great with the lead up to the weekend, and with stable weather returning then.

Have fun in VIC Ben.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2003 23:40

Hello Karl,

How has the surf been lately around your area?.
Have you been out for a wave. smile

I havent been out for a while,but later this week looks good as a low develops in the Tasman.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/01/2003 13:09

Caught a few nice waves yesterday down at the island, fresh onshore seabreezes made the conditions a little sloppy but it was never the less fun at about 3ft.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/01/2003 13:58

Hello Karl,

There has been plently of surf about,but the winds have been terrible.
Onshores would often blow all night.
Luckily the wind turned offshore early this morning.I managed to pick off a few chunky stand-up barrels. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2003 16:10

Hey PT,

Nice to hear you got some more orginised waves Sunday, still blowing onshore here, with only 3ft waves about, not expecting it to increase much either, with a staitionary ridge of high pressure lying over the waters of Bass Strait.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2003 16:46

Hello karl smile

The swell is dropping now.Only 2-3FT with the odd 3.5FT set.The winds have been unfavourable again today,however it was offshore between 5-7AM.It was onshore after that.

I did get a surf in though,at Gerringong boat harbour.I got a few shallow(approaching dry)barrels.I actually managed to get 3 barrels on one wave so I was pretty happy with that. smile

Hopefully the surf will improve in your neck of the woods.Hows it looking for the latter half of the week and into the weekend?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2003 01:27

Well a small font may jack the swell to 4ft over the weekend, and Sunday looks good again for a trip to the island with NEly winds and a moderate swell.

Otherwise, small and glassy with little swell producing systems to come through the SE Quarter.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2003 23:10

Hello Karl-

It should be small around here for the next few days.Heres the outlook.

Tomorrow-Probrably 2-3FT from the E with offshore winds early tending NE later.It could be fun early. smile

Friday-probrably 1FT of east swell left,and a buliding NE wind swell later.N/NE winds freshening later. frown

Saturday-increasing NE wind swell.The winds will freshen from the NE making for very bumpy conditions. mad

Sunday-early S change.Could be good in southern corners,with NE wind swell. smile

Time to bring out the sk8-board,until sunday I think.Hope you get a wave on the weekend.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/01/2003 01:34

Yeah its looking like breaking out the blades down here and skating the weekend through, with poor surf.

Looking at Sunday, could be simliar to last weekend with sunny skies and 3ft waves on a seabreeze making for a fun day.

:cheers:

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2003 11:17

Had a fun evening down at Woolies, a couple of nice left handers, but the wave size was a little low at about 3ft, but it was fun.

Looks like my next trip to the beach is Sunday smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2003 11:26

Hello Karl,

I got a fun early morning surf this morning.It was only small at about 2-3FT.
Pretty heavy though for its size.The wave started off full out the back but then it hits this almost dry section,and pitches out some square barrels.It was certaintly very fun,and I had it to myself.A 10knot offshore westerly wind was blowing.Couldent ask for much more,except for some size. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/01/2003 13:02

Hey PT,

Great stuff, I noted too theat the waves were a little heavy for the size down here too, on the incoming tide standing on the sand bank (being the absoulute giant I am :p ) you certainly copped quite a pounding, with the shories dumping more sand than water.

The undertoe was extremley strong also.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2003 15:18

Hello Karl,

I got some fun waves early this morning at about 5:30AM.I went to Taboo at Sussex Inlet.The sets were about the average persons head height,however it was about shoulder high for me,as im 6FT 4inches. laugh
It was super glassy with a light NW winds.Plenty of barrels to be had,and no-one out. smile
Posted by: mcg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2003 21:39

Hi all
I grew up and lived on the south coast (coledale) and moved to the Hunter for work. Hoping to come down from Sat to Wed next week and have a surf and maybe a fish. Can anyone tell me if the surf is on from say nowra down the coast. I would really appreciate it as we are a little out of touch with the happenings down your way. :cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2003 21:55

Hello mcg,

There are heaps of great surf breaks around Nowra.
We have a large amount of reefs and points.Very uncrowded compared to Sydney/Newcastle too. smile
Did you want some info about some surf breaks and towns etc. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/01/2003 12:27

Hey guys,

Havent been out for a while now, surf hasnt really been to flash down here, mostly 1-2ft on the Mid Coast if that at times and a bit bigger on the South Coast. Need a strong groundswell to come thru.

TS cool
Posted by: mcg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/01/2003 15:25

Thanks Pingtang
I know it is troublesome to have tourists stael your waves but it would be great if you could give me some more info on beaches etc. We have spent a lot of time in your area when we were locals. We are out of touch since we moved. By the time we get to a beach we usually miss the waves and waste the trip. Thanks for your help.
:wave:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/01/2003 17:57

Hello mcg,

Where do I start.There are heaps of great beaches and reefs about.If you dont know any of these towns that I will talk about,then I suggest you grab a map. smile Youve been down here before,so you should know your way around abit.

To the north of Nowra,you can check out some spots around Kiama/Gerringong.Bombo beach in Kiama is pretty good,and the Boneyard just around the point from Bombo gets good too.
Gerringong has Werri beach/point.This can get good,but the crowds are on it pretty early,and there are better waves to be found.Just south of Gerringong is Gerroa.You can find some good points/reefs here.They're not hard to find.You can also get waves along 7 mile beach,from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads-can get good depending on banks.

To the east on Nowra,is Culburra and Currarong.You will see the signs to these places in Nowra.You can get good beach-breaks at both spots,but especially Currarong.There are some quality reefs about,but you have to walk about 2kms to get to some of them.Currarong is actually offshore in SE winds.
There are waves in Jervis Bay.You need a large swell though,for any places to break.Left-handers at Callala,is one of the best reef-breaks on the south coast.South of Jervis Bay is Caves beach and Aussie Pipe.Pipe is regarded as the best wave on the south coast.

Sussex inlet(35kilometres S of Nowra)has good beachbreaks.You can find good beachys at Berrara too.Youll find the turn off on the highway.I usually stick to a spot called Taboo.It breaks in front of a point and gets very heavy.Sussex inlet,faces south so it gets full swell from that direction.Usually in south swells its flat at Culburra,but its 2-3metres at Taboo.

Bendelong(40kms S of Nowra)can get good beach-breaks too.They are reasonably easy to find.Green Island is the main pointbreak there.You can get 200metre lefts here on a good day.

If you want to go further south,then you can find good reefs and beaches at Ulladulla.The Golf Course reef is a great wave,but can get very crowded very quickly.

I hope this helps. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2003 01:13

Hi MCG,

Hope to hear more from you smile Looking at current conditions around VIC, nothing to pee your pants over with just flat conditions developing with no frontal systems in the quadrant.

Hot Hot Hot, I suggest if your in the SE, throw your self in some ice.

Karl smile
Posted by: mcg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2003 13:26

Thanks a loy all we hope to catch a few waves and maybe evn some fish, will let you know how we go.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2003 16:05

It will probrably be 40C+ in Nowra on Sunday.The beach would be a great place to be,but I think the waves will be tiny.If theres any swell on Sunday,it will be good as offshore W/NW winds are predicted.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/01/2003 23:49

Caught some fun waves on Friday night, in fresh easterly winds. 3ft, nice straight surf. It was good, despite the smoke.

Going out again Wednesday, 40 knot northerly should make it nice and wind chopped, so I will be out there about 5am.

Karl smile
Posted by: mcg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2003 11:14

Hi Pingtang
We were down your way on the weekend. Found a few small waves at Stanwell Park and at Bombo. Nothing anywhere else though. Drove all the eay down to Ulladulla and still nothing between there and Kiama. Had a great weekend though. Lets hope the weather up north comes south a bit and lifts the swell. Will try for a wave through the week around the Central Coast. cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2003 13:25

Hello mcg,

Nice to hear that you had a great weekend.As you said,the waves were small around here.I didnt go out at all on the weekend.Last Friday I went to Taboo,and caught some nice 2metre+ waves.I also went out today but it was only 1-2FT.

Hopefully we may get something out of this cyclone.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/01/2003 10:33

Went out this morning at about 6am, down at PI, cruddy cheesy surf, 1-2ft, unrideable, sloppy and windchopped, it was a poor day.

Plenty of desperates out there though.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/01/2003 08:07

Hello Karl,

I went out at 5AM this morning,but I didnt get a surf in.There was about 1.5metres of NE swell,but the winds were onshore from the NE.I am hoping for a westerly later,as this will create excellent waves.The beach looks like the place to be,with 43C predicted for Nowra.

Tomorrow looks good.In fact im expecting good waves up until next week.I am also expecting some nice swell from TC Beni.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/01/2003 23:45

Good Luck PT with the swell from Beni,

I hope there are 8ft offshore conditions for days, you certainly deserve it smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2003 16:07

Hello Karl,

I had an epic,epic,epic surf today.There was 2-3metres of NE swell with moderate offshores early.
Suprisingly realsurf was saying 0-2FT with onshores in Sydney.

I went out at Redsands in Shellharbour.Redsands is a heavy peak so it breaks left and right.I was mainly getting the lefts.For more info on Redsands check out the "no Bluebottles thread".
At Reddies it was about double overhead,with some huge drops and nice barrels on offer.I got dozens of great barrels,with some lasting 6 to even 7 seconds long.

When the tide dropped the inside ledge was getting dangerously shallow.You would catch a large but full wave out the back,but then it hit the ledge,and just stepped out and went square.About 8/10 waves spat later on.I got one severe pounding,but luckily it didnt hit the reef too hard.My friend smacked his arm against the reef during a pounding.He was lucky he didnt break it.

It was an excellent surf-certaintly my best one in months.I also went out again in the afternoon,at a place called plutos.It was about double head on the sets,but the wind was side-shore.I also went out yesterday,but didnt get much.During yesterday arvo,we actually waited for 4hours for an offshore to arrive.If its 45C in Nowra,then a westerly should reach the beach sooner or later.Unfortunatly the offshore didnt arrive,and we were forced to surf head high onshore chunks.It was better than it looked though.

So theres my report.I hope to add to this as im going out again tomorrow morning at 5AM.I have to make the most of this swell,since ive got some much time off at the moment.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/01/2003 23:33

Jealousy does not even come close PT :p

I am glad you are fairing well, thanks for the report. Man get some photos!!!! LOL

Enjoy the surf tomorrow buddy smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2003 13:29

I have got a number of great pics.I dont have a scanner though.Maybe I could,use some-one elses scanner. smile

I had a good surf today at Gerringong boat Harbour.It was 3-4FT and offshore.There were some nice barrels to be had.Uncrowded too.

It should be 1-2metres for the next few days atleast.Quality will be suss though,as 15-20kt onshores are predicted.I doubt I will head out in the next few days.

Hows it looking down your way?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2003 23:23

Our way is doing nothing...YAWN!!!!

But looks like your way is the place to be, keep us posted with the action that you get...lucky bugger smile

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2003 11:41

Quote:
Karl Lijnders:
Our way is doing nothing...YAWN!!!!
Really? 4' and offshore at Bells Fri/Sat morning; 6' and offshore along the Peninsular and Island today... I wouldn't call that nothing....

This week is looking exceptional along Victoria's East Coast with a further kick in groundswell expected Wed/Thurs.

Each to their own, but in my books it's been one of the better summers in quite a while along the southern Australian coastline.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2003 13:58

Your not missing much now Karl.Its about 1-2FT,with a 20knot onshore on it.It looks like onshores for most of this week,so no surfing for me.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2003 21:15

G'Day guys,

Havent been out at all lately, missed the last groundswell thats now coming to an end but I wont be missing the next lot that will come from a low south Of WA. Should see some niiice clean waves on the mid coast, so wont have to make the pilgramage down to Victor lol.

Happy Surfin fellas laugh

Ts cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2003 02:16

LOL laugh Lets talk about something else while we wait for the surf to pick up, anyone been nearly taken by a shark? :p

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2003 12:03

Ive been chased out by a smallish shark(1.5-2metres).I saw the fin way out the back.It looked different to a dolphins fin,so I paddled in.When I was on the beach the blooming thing was only 5-10metres from shore.It was probrably just curious.If the surf was going off,I would have stayed out,but it was only average so I went home.

The surf has picked up to about 2 metres today from the E/NE.Unfortunatly the winds are bad.It would be going off if the winds were good. mad
Posted by: mcg

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2003 10:49

Does anyone have any ifo on the Surf in the Newcastle area.
Want to go out this arvo but don't want to drive for an hour for nothing.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2003 14:33

Each to their own, but in my books it's been one of the better summers in quite a while along the southern Australian coastline. [/QB][/QUOTE]

Sure was, spent about amonth on the Mornington Peninsula and scored about 3 or 4 days 6ft+ offshore with just me and 1 mate out (unheard of in summer!)
I also went over to WA and went down to Margaret river where the surf was pretty good, 8ft and sideshore the first day and about 5ft and straight offshore the next.
I am now back in Sydney and unforetunately the run of good waves has ended!
Alex
PS Good work on swellnet Ben, just one thing, the spelling of Peninsula. It's not Pensisular!
PPS Newcastle would be pretty wind blown this afternoon with the sea breeze (and full of Blue Bottles after days of east to northeast winds). Try early tomorrow.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2003 16:40

Hello Alex,its good to hear that youve been scoring good waves. smile

Its no good down here today.There is some easterly groundswell running at about 0.5-1m,however a strong NE'er is making conditions very un-appealing.A new NE wind-swell is starting to build too,and im expecting this windswell to get quite sizey by the weekend.Sunday,definatly has potential,with a NE wind swell getting fanned by southerly winds.Places like Redsands/Shellharbour could be epic on Sunday Morning.Im definatly keeping an eye on it.

Hello mcg,I think the conditions up in Newcastle will be simular to what weve got down here.There will be swell about,but the NE wind will be all over it.Your best bet would be a northern corner,however tomorrow morning should be better.Hopefully a NW wind will be blowing early.

:cheers:
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2003 17:26

Quote:
Originally posted by Alex Zadnik:
just one thing, the spelling of Peninsula. It's not Pensisular
eek looks like the old 'spell checker' has been making me look bad wink hehe (I write all forecasts in Word and then copy and paste into an HTML document... well, that's my excuse anyway!)

I suppose it evens out all the times I've seen 'Victor Harbor' spelt 'Harbour' then! wink

Nice to see you've been scoring. I was down that way a few weeks ago - went to King Island for a week aswell. Now there's somewhere special...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2003 22:51

Hey Alex,

Its been a fun season down here. Its been nice with SST around the Bass Strait 2-3C warmer than last year.

PT, I think that shark story is mad, I am glad your still here, so you can keep this thread alive LOL.

Ben, great website, it certainly rocks.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2003 15:33

I had an OK surf yesterday.It was about 2FT+,with a few barrels.It was pretty much a muck around surf,practising rolls and Drop-knee.It was pretty fun anyway. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/02/2003 02:07

Up to 8ft at Gunnamatta this afternoon on a strong crosshore breeze. 6ft around most places of the coast with fresh easterlies, a little sloppy but still surfs up this weekend across much of SE Aus smile

I would be sticking to the wind protected regions.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2003 23:38

I checked the surf early this morning,but it was pretty tiny.There was 1-2FT of SE swell,with light offshores.It was very clean,but it was too small for my liking.
The outlook is for even smaller conditions.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2003 01:25

Keep an eye out mid week as a southerly surge works its way north up the NSW coast may introduce some 3-4ft sets.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2003 21:37

Hello Karl,that change you mentioned looks like being a weak one.Its only predicted to be 15-20knots.It should come through some-time on Thursday,and may generate a small south swell.
I am heading out to Taboo tomorrow morning,in the hope of a small wave.It should be offshore,im just hoping theres a little swell there. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2003 21:55

You can only hope PT,

But interesting to see a weak surface low off the coast.

Good Luck

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/02/2003 14:33

Hello Karl,

I got up at 4:30AM,yesterday morning for nothing.It was only toe to knee high with offshore winds.

Today has been much better though.There is currently a NE swell running at about 3FT+.I didnt go out this morning,but I might head out to shellharbour early tomorrow.Hopefully I can get a few nice barrels. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/02/2003 18:20

Howdy fellas.

Well b4 I go back to uni, a couple of mates of mine and myself are heading down to Victor harbour on monday-wednesday for a camping/surfin trip. Stayin in tents 100m from the water laugh sounds good eh, u bet it will be cool

MOnday might be a bit vile, pretty stiff onshore winds despite decent lumpy surf. Tuesday might be better in the morn and wednesday a bit smaller but less windy. Either way should be a good trip smile

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2003 23:05

Hello Karl,Lennie and everyone. smile

Well I had a nice surf today.A very nice E/NE groundswell has been running today in the 2metre+ range.I went to Redsands in Shellharbour.
Me and a friend arrived there at 5:40AM.It was virtually pitch-black when we arrived.We checked the surf,then walked back to the car to put our wetsuits on.All of a sudden cars started arriving at the break.15 bodyboarders started checking it,but only 10 or so went out.As is always the case,we were the first guys out.we had it to ourselves for 10minutes.For the first few hours the tide was quite high,so the smaller ones didnt really barrel.The bigger ones were quite heavy though despite the tide.

When we were out at the break,it was considerably bigger than we thought.We caught a few small ones just to get warmed up.Then this wave came in that was approaching double overhead.I was paddling for it,and I could see the shallow reef below.Shamefully I dogged it.The wave just went square,and a huge spit just plumed out of the barrel.I was pretty deep,so I dont know if I would have made it.If I made it,then it would of been one of the best barrels of my life.If I got pounded,then I would have got slammed on the bottom.Because it was so early in the surf,I didnt have my confidence up.Theres no excuses though,I should of just went it. smile

Not long afterwards,the pack came out.Luckily,everyone was surfing the lefts while we were surfing the rights.We picked off some nice waves,however there was quite a wait between them.The tide was still quite high,however it was dropping.For the first 2 hours we were getting a few fun waves,but it wasnt seriously heavy.Only the bomb I paddled for was serious.Gradually,the pack went in one by one,and we were the only ones out there.We ourselves were considering going in,because the wind went sideshore from the south.

To our suprise,a 10knot offshore westerly started blowing!.This with the lower tide,made for some very heavy waves.The head high ones were going absolutely square,and I got a few 5 second barrels before getting spat out.The overhead ones were quite mean.When you took off on them,you could see the reef and sea-urchants just 1 foot below you.I also got some very nice air drops,and some pretty bad wipeouts.Thankfully I didnt hit the bottom-this time.The wind kept on blowing from the west for another 1.5hours,before turning onshore.

It was a pretty fun surf.Redsands would have to be one of my favourate waves.Its basically a minature version of Shark Island.

Tomorrow should see some solid E or NE swell,but the winds are expected to pick up to 35knots from the NE.Strong NE'ers are also predicted for Sunday.This should generate a rather sizey windswell from the NE.I think Monday morning could be extremely good.A S/SW change is expected to come through.Southern corners should be firing. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2003 21:24

How are you going PT,

Sounds as if you had a good day :p , plenty of surf down south, I surfed Surf Pics ( click on Rye Back Beach ) this morning, rather lumpy 7ft on an easterly.

More heavy conditions through the weekend, and into next week, with quite fresh onshore conditions, meaning that all that surf is going to waste,

Awesome surf going up the NSW coast this week, particularly on the south coast. Storms in the sky too, you must be loving it PT smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2003 22:58

Hello Karl,

Yeah,there are storms in the sky.Its about time our storm-season started.This is more like February. smile

This summer has been the best summer I can remember surf-wise.There have been some great swells about,and the winds have been good too.This Monday is looking pretty good for a wave.Hopefully I can get out there.

Its sounds like a nice swell is running down your way.Hopefully,some offshores can come through soon.

:wave:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2003 10:29

Well we cant change out trip dates as we set off today. Its looking pretty shocking down there near Victor I can tell u. Waves of 3-6ft but with cross onshore winds up to 35 knots at times, averaging 15-25knots. Makes some stormy surf, i certainly wont be braving Bullies today thats for sure.

Should ease a bit 2moro and on wednesday but not the best for clean waves frown

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2003 23:20

Hello Karl and Thunderstruck,

There are waves about,however the quality has been very suspicious.The winds have been strong from the NE,making conditions choppy and un-inviting.The swell is 1-2metres from the NE.I am keeping my eye on a wind change tomorrow.It could be good if the wind direction changes.

There was some good south swell a few days ago.I got a good surf in at a spot 15kms E of Nowra.It was about 2-3FT,clean with no-one out.

So whats happening down your way?

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2003 21:50

Well I havent reported on my trip so here goes.

Wasnt actually that bad at all, monday wasnt the best, pretty stiff onshores and sloppy large waves were a pain to ride/ Middleton was best described as a white water rafting course as was much of teh coast, so I took refuge at Horseshoe Bay which was about 3ft and sloppy.

Tuesday saw the wind die out almost to nothing, sun came out and it was a lot cleaner, Middleton still was pretty sloppy with 3ft peaks but Horseshoe Bay did have some pretty clean waves which were good fun for bodyboarding. Mostly in the 1-2ft range with the odd 3ft and one freak 4 maybe 5ft wave it simply was huge and caught us all unprepared and had us dumped and mangled on the seabed lol....

Was too sore to go in on wednesday and we had to head back to Adelaide so not too bad really, couldnt tackle the bigger beaches as they were pretty exposed and sloppy.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/02/2003 22:06

Hello Thunderstruck,

Its good to hear that you had some fun on your trip.That 4-5ft freak set sounds pretty funny.I have faced simular situations in the past at Bawley Point. smile

We have had some nice swell over the past few days.Its been about 3-5ft from the NE,however the winds have been pretty crap.Finially,some offshores came through this morning producing some very nice waves.There should be some NE swell running for the rest of the week.I am eyeing off this next change.It could produce some nice South swell.

So whats the swell doing down in Victoria and South-Australia?

:cheers:
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2003 22:19

Hello folks,

I had two great surfs today with each one lasting about 3 hours.It was about head-high,with 25knot offshore winds.There were some perfect but heavy waves to be had.I got one barrel,where my friend said I was in it for 7seconds.There were some nice wipe-outs too.I got ragdolled along the reef a few times,and some surfers snapped their boards.A really fun day of surfing,and there was barely anyone out too(2-5guys out max and sometimes nobody).

The outlook is for a solid swell for Monday.Maybe 6ft+.I will be out there. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2003 22:39

Really hammering with a deep low and associated wave low, 11ft across the SA coast and 10ft along the VIC coast, messy unrideable a big shame.

Hope you do well PT, great to hear those reports of someone having fun in the surf.

Its cold and miserable now.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2003 22:49

Hello Karl,

Are there any protected bays,that may be sheltered from the wind.10ft sounds nice,but as you said its a pity about the wind.Hopefully,the winds will ease off soon. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/03/2003 22:09

Hello Karl and Lennie,

I had a great surf today.Probrably one of my best ever.I went to Redsands in Shellharbour.I didnt look too good at first though.I checked the spot,and only 2ft sets were coming through.I went out anyway,as there were a few barrels about.

It started to progressivly pick up.With-in one hour it was 5-7ft breaking into a foot or less of water.The barrels were insanely square,and most waves just spat their guts out.Only 8 bodyboarders were out,and everyone was just hooting each other on to see how deep we could go.It was a really great feeling being in a square tube,with people in the channel cheering you on.It was a really great surf.Im pretty buggered though after surfing for 5hours. smile

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/03/2003 16:25

Hey Karl and Pintang smile

11ft Karlos?? Not quite, pretty rare to see it that high here, maybe on the best beaches like Chinamans and Waits.

Well this nexr low pressure system looks like generating some hefty groundswell for us over the next few days, tuesday should be quite nice before the onshores arrive, then the South Coast should see some decent waves up to 6ft+ later on in the week smile Pity i cant make the most of it due to uni frown

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/03/2003 15:43

Hello Lennie and Karl,

The surf has been pretty dismal for the last 3 or 4 days.Today its only about 1FT,and there is a onshore NE'er on it.Hopefully some wind-swell can bulid up in the next few days,thanks to the freshening NEer.A SW change should come through sometime on Thursday generating excellent waves if its a metre+.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2003 13:04

Hey Lennie PT smile

No it didnt get to the 11ft back then, a small 9ft though LOL laugh seemed to be a high forecast hey.

But again for this period, dismal with onshore winds, messy and unrideable also. This system will jack up the swell though for early next week when winds turn offshore.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2003 15:38

I had a good surf on Friday,and I also had a fun surf today.

On Friday,I went to Redsands.Got out at 6:30AM.It was uncrowded,offshore,and 2-3ft.It was dodgy though,as it was dead low tide(0.1metres).There were dry rocks sticking out in the line-up,so it was pretty interesting.I got a few good ones though.Decided to go in after an hour,as it was still dodgy.Went to Shellharbour square for an 1hour so the tide could rise.Came back,checked it and it was really good with 3 guys out.The tide had risen,and the offshore picked up to 10-15kts making it real heavy.The lefts were sick,breaking in about 6inches of water.Got some great tubes before getting spat out.The water was so clear,you could see the reef and urchants below while in the barrel.Stayed out for 3hours,and had alot of fun.

As I mentioned earlier,I went out today at Culburra 15kms E of Nowra.It was my first beachbreak surf in about 6 months.It was about 3ft with the odd bigger set.It was fun pulling into close-out barrels.Occasionally a peaky one would come allowing you to get a fast barrel.There were about 3 guys near me,but there were 20 guys on the next bank down the beach.

It looks like we will have swell for the next few days.It will be a south swell.The winds should be quite good too.Im considering going out again tomorrow but the $1.06 petrol is making me think twice.

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/03/2003 13:05

G'Day fellas,

Petrol is ****e to say the least, $1.04 is cheap now ive seen it at $1.09.4

Expect some small to medium groundswell later in the week, might get 3ft on the mid 5ft down south...ill be heading out to Seaford on friday arvo after uni, ill need a good surf then after a hard week smile Just been viewing some pics of Seaford and Southport at their best and WOOOOOW smile )

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/03/2003 15:20

Well,the surf has been quite flat here since Tuesday last week.Finially,the swell has some up.Its not large,but there are waves about.It was about 2ft this morning,but its now up to 4ft.Tomorrow morning could be quite good,before it drops off again.Mid-weak should be flat,however there maybe some nice swell on Friday.Hopefully,I'll be able to go out and get a few.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/04/2003 18:25

Finially we have a decent swell coming our way.A southerly should come through tonight,and winds should strengthen to 30-35kts tomorrow.The Coastal waters forcast says 1metre increasing to 2-3metres after the change.

Its difficult to say how big it will get,however im predicting 3metre+ with some bigger sets.This will be the size on open beaches though.Protected corners may only be 1-2metres.A strong southerly should continue through Friday,before easing off on Saturday.The BOM are predicting 18C for tomorrow,so it will be a little taste of winter.I will probrably go surfing on Friday or Saturday.I am hoping for a good redsands session. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/04/2003 17:01

Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/04/2003 18:32

Hello Lennie and Karl smile

I had a great surf at Bawley Point today.

It was massive.I caught my biggest wave ever today,and I saw the biggest waves of my life.I have also taken 20photos from the water,so I might scan them up and show you some of them.Unfortunatly,it doesent look that big on the photos.

Now,if you were in Hawaii the surf I saw today probrably would have been classed 'small'.For me it was massive.Its difficult to say how big it was in feet or metres,but I can confidently say it was 5-6metres with the odd freak set approaching 7 metres.The wave faces would have been 20-23+feet.I am not exaggerating here.The swell was pumping into Bawley,and the point was holding it too.I think Bawley could hold even bigger waves.

Its hard to describe how Bawley breaks.Basically it breaks down the side of the point.We were catching waves about 10-20metres to the side of the rocks.Actually the wave starts from behind the point but its too dangerous to catch it there.So when you take off there is a huge barrel behind you.The section thats too dangerous to ride,makes Shark Island look tame even on the heaviest days.We call this section the "the shark island section",and this is where you see square 5metre pits with lips 1-2metres thick.I dont want anything to do with that section as it breaks in front of rocks and could kill you.I believe this section could knock you out if the lip hit you on the head.

My biggest wave would have been atleast 6metres-I nearly got blown off the wave by the shockwave.My friend may have got a bigger wave before getting smacked by the lip.We were getting a nice crowd watching us from the point too.Me and my friend were out there by ourselves for 2 hours,before 2 bodyboarders came out.Guillotines,is usually heavier than the point but it wasnt as heavy today.

There were bommies breaking 500metres off the point that I never saw before.Actually this bommie indicated the arrival of huge sets.
There was also a surfer towing into another offshore bommie to our north-who knows how big it would have been,but im sure it would have been a bit bigger than the waves we got.You wouldent want to get washed off the rocks today,but 2 people nearly did.Their dog,decided to go near the water at the end of the point 10metres directly in front of the shark island section.All of a sudden,a 4-5metre bomb broke 10-20metres in front of them,and they nearly got washed in.They only got drenched but it could have been much worse.In those conditions,I wouldent of even tried to save them.I would have just sat there watching them drown.

It was an awsome surf,and I'll try get some pics for you.I have got heaps of them,and I even have a pic of small but fun Guillotines taken from another day.

I also had a great surf at Redsands yesterday,and I'll be heading there tomorrow.It looks like the swell will drop pretty quickly tomorrow,so ive gotta make use of the swell.

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/05/2003 15:20

Whats happened to this topic?!!

I am seething that I missed wednesdays swell event but at least there will still be some good waves around next week and on the weekend. Wed yielded day of the season, with xtal clear condits, flat seas and pumping 4-5ft breakers on the mid...damn I missed it..ill head out 2moro and catch some and ill also tackle the stormies on wed next week, could be nasty 3-5ft strong onshores, might be pretty interesting smile

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/06/2003 22:28

Hello Thunderstruck.

Yeah this topic has gone a little quiet.

The surf has gone quiet along most of the NSW coast.A weak ECL generated some swell early last week,but the period was only 6 seconds.Fresh onshore winds were blowing as well,so the quality was hopeless.Over the last 4 days the winds have been much more favourable,but the waves have been very small.The near furture isnt bright either so it looks like no surfing for me.I havent been out for 8 days now so im getting a little edgy.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/06/2003 17:34

The flat spell continues here.Its ankle high on the sets.Havent seen it this small in quite a while.It looks like SA and VIC will get good swell from that low.

There is light at the end of the tunnel though.Its possible that we'll get some south swell by the later half of this weekend.I'll be keeping an eye on it,as I havent had a surf in quite a while.

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/06/2003 14:00

G'Day Pintang,

I didn't get a chance to go out for the past few swell events and I'm seething as they have beent he best in a year at least. Today is great 4-6ft clean and glassy barrels on the south coast. Was up to 8ft at Bullies a few days back. Mid coast clean 3-5ft, gah not happy at missing this at all. With no free time ill struggle to take advantage of these events mad

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/06/2003 17:16

Hello Lennie.

Sounds like the surf has been good down your way over the past few weeks smile .Its a different story up here.We are in the middle of another flat spell,but we should get swell by Sunday/Monday judging by the weather charts.It looks like we'll get a straight South swell in the 2metre range with SW winds.I know of a few spots that will work in those conditions,so hopefully I'll be able to get a surf in.I havent been out for 20days or so.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/06/2003 09:41

Hey guys,

Sorry for the absense in posting here, certainy some great winter SW swells coming through here on weekends, again picking up to about 8ft with another surge from a front on Saturday.

Looking good

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/06/2003 22:38

Hello Karl.

One week ago,we had a pretty big flat-spell.A high,was pushing most of the swell generating systems to the south.Finially we are getting some good swell.The last 4 days has seen waves in the 1-2metre+ range.We have a great groundswell running at the moment,with a 15second period.With offshore WSW winds predicted for tomorrow,I might have to head out for the early. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/06/2003 12:54

Hey PT,

Plenty of swell about the east coast again this week, poss low developing off the N NSW coast later this week could bump things up, but looks like you would have to stick to wind protected regions.

Could be some good ground swell with the low later this week here, and continuing nice a bumpy out around Shark Bay in SA and about Margret River in WA.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/06/2003 10:32

Hello Karl,

We should get some E or NE swell this weekend from that low thats expected to develop off the North Coast of NSW.It looks like the wind will be perfect. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/07/2003 17:18

Plenty of swell down here for the next few days with this weakening cold front drawing up a nice SWly swell, though I think with the winds it could be pathetic, so back to work for me :p

Looks pretty darn quiet across NSW aswell.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/07/2003 22:10

Gday Karl.

I got some good waves over the weekend.This came after a 2 week flat spell.Unfortunatly the flat conditions have returned for now.It doesent look like we'll get waves until the weekend.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/08/2003 11:29

G'Day fellas,

Havent been out for ages, but I reckon I'll have to head down to the South Coast during next week with some hefty swell coming in. Up to 6-8ft at Bullies, and offshore so far, generally 2-4ft elsewhere fairly clean sometimes 5ft. Looking great, must get a couple of days down there!!

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/08/2003 17:37

Hello Lennie and Karl

Weve been getting good swell over the last 2 days.6-8ft plus,with some 10ft sets every now and then.Should back off to 3-4ft tomorrow,but the winds will be perfect.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/08/2003 13:47

Well friday is the day for us South Aussies!! MASSIVE swell event progged, South Coast will go off, winds should hopefully be fairly light. Waves likely to be 8ft possibly 9ft at bullies which is very large, and possible 10ft sets on the open ocean reefs down there, they dont break often at all, well they do break but generally its not worth going 5km offshore. Geez I might have to be towed into these waves lol...j/k nah i dont think a 10ft wave 5km offshore is my level...no way i prefer to stick to close inshore reefs and shories, 8ft max smile

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/08/2003 17:01

Hello Thunderstruck.

That sounds great.Hopefully youll get some good ones.I can understand you not wanting to go out to the offshore bommies especially at 10ft+.I have caught a 10-12ft wave at Bawley,but I believe a wave that size would be heaps more powerful down in South Australia.What swell periods do you get down there?.

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/08/2003 14:25

Hey Pintang,

Yer they sure do have a massive amount of raw power and they are very cold, the water down here atm is like an ice bath.

As for wave period i really dont know...id have to say between 7-9 seconds maybe more sometimes.

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/08/2003 17:56

Actually, wave periods associated with swell events along the southern coastline of Australia are usually around the 10-15 second range. Anything between 15-22 seconds usually signals the leading edge of a distant (and sometimes significant) groundswell, while the peak energy is located somewhere in the 15 second range.

However secondary swell periods are equally as important, with the most beneficial range being around 8-11 seconds. As soon as you see a dropping trend below 7-8 seconds, you know the bulk energy of swell has passed, and it's much more vulnerable to local winds.
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/08/2003 09:56

Seems the significant swell event I have been forecasting for Vic (and SA) over the last week or so has arrived just slightly ahead of Monday's forecast time. East Coast beaches are in the 8ft range already, and the peak swell energy is still yet to arrive. The Cape Sorell buoy picked up a maximum wave height of 14.5m (48ft) last night... this is one large swell!!
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/08/2003 11:10

G,Day Ben ill be giving the south coast a brief visit soon, damned that i dont have a lot of time. Ill prolly stick to Knights at this stage depending how the bigger stuff at Bullies looks, might be a little too nasty for me.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/08/2003 13:37

Hello Lennie.

What is Bullies like.

How much swell can it hold.How shallow would the reef be.Is it a left or a right.Does it eventually break into deep water,or does it break in front of rocks.Is it a long or short wave.

I know,I have quite a few questions,but I want to find out abit more about this wave.It sounds good! smile

:cheers:
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/08/2003 16:19

Pingtang,

Bullies is a heavy right hand reefbreak. It's quite deep, and doesn't start breaking until the surf is overhead - high tides can also make the wave a little fat (or cause it to not break if it's only 4' or so). At 6' it is a late drop which stands right up on the reef, then walls before hitting the inside reef where you are likely to get a thumping if you don't pull into the tube. At 6-8' the second reef starts to break, which is generally a fat (but powerful) right hander which then hits the inside reef and bowls towards the beach. It gets a little sketchy above 8' as the peak tends to be quite shifty, however there are a few boils you can line up with on both the main reef and second reef. But it's rare to get anything above 8' here due to the alignment of the coastline. You can go left off the peak too, although it's not anything amazing.

The shorebreak is something else though - the waves back off just before they hit the shore, and unloads onto the sand. Bullies is right next to Boomer Beach, and the entire stretch has a heavy shoredump that claims many boards when the swell is large. It also makes it pretty hard to get out too. It's offshore in a N wind, and the best swell direction is a very large SW or a large to very large S swell.

Hope that whets your appetite wink I'll see if I can find a few pics of it. SurfSouthOz.com were taking a few today (solid 6-8' clean groundswell) which should be online tomorrow.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/08/2003 21:34

Thanks for that information Thermalben. smile

It certaintly sounds like a punishing wave.That shorebreak doesent sound good,but the actual wave out the back sounds great.I cant wait to see some photos.

Have you seen my latest Bawley Pics,I posted up a few months ago?

:cheers:
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/08/2003 14:16

G'Day pintang and Ben.

Man friday was damn good...DAMN GOOD!!!!

I couldnt stay there all day and it was fairly crowded at times, espec the Dump so I moved along to Knights which looked particularly large and fat. Water of course was bloody freezing but waves were great. I bodyboarded (as Im not the best at surfin) for about 2 hours at Knights and the waves were fairly solid 3-4ft for most of the time, with a fair few waves up to about 6ft, some absoutely thumped down into basically no water, more so boomer. I could see the massive wind blown peaks at bullies, I saw the pics Ben and they are pretty good. Im wonderin what the open reefs were like. The Dump looked pretty good from the pics, damn big for the dump some of them. I had quick gander at Horseshoe Bay which had a fair sized shorie going (3-4ft at times) but didny go in.

SO yer all up some pretty good waves, a snapped body (got mangulated many a time) and a good time all up smile

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/08/2003 22:51

Gday Lennie.

I had a great surf on Saturday.I ended up going to Redsands,situated approximatly 15kms south of Wollongong.It was 4-6ft and offshore.No-one else out either except for a friend.We had to sit on the shoulder at first,as the reef was fully exposed thanks to the low tide.Once the tide came in a little,we were getting some sick barrels.

I went surfing today as well,at a spot called Taboo.It was about 4-5ft,with alot of the waves going square top to bottom.The majority of the waves were spitting.Again we had it to ourselves for 2hours,before a pack decided to join us.

Two very enjoyable surfs. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/09/2003 15:40

Hello Folks.

I had some awsome surfs over the last few days.

On Thursday morning,I had a great surf at a spot in Jervis Bay.It was 3-5ft,and perfect with nobody out.I had these shallow,spitting spits all to myself for 3hours.Eventually some surfers joined me in the line-up so I decided to go.The ouside swell was atleast 8-10ft.

On Friday I had 3surfs with a friend.Our first surf was at the same spot,I went to on Thursday.It dropped heaps to the 2ft plus range.It was still fun though,and I ended up getting some nice but small barrels.We stayed out for just under 2hours.

It was evident that the swell was still largish outside the bay,so we decided to check some other spots.Unfortunatly the wind shifted to the North making alot of spots quite messy.After an hour of searching we struck gold.A bombora near Gerringong was unleashing 3-5ft spitting peaks with nobody out.The break faces south,meaning it picks up heaps of south swell.Its also dead offshore in a northerly wind.We stayed out for 2.5 hours picking off some rather heavy 5second tubes.We would have stayed out longer,but the wind shifted to the west and picked up to 20-25kts.It got choppy very quickly and the surf was over.Because of the windchange,the bommie was screwed but just about everywhere else was good.

Our final surf for the day,came at a spot called boat-harbour in Gerringong.I think ive mentioned it before somewhere in this thread.Basically its a fairly short wave,that breaks into very shallow water-ie 3-6inches or less.Its a weird wave,that commonly doubles and triples up.Yesterday it was slightly overhead,and very clean.We got some insane barrels.Once again nobody was out.Stayed out for 3hours before calling it a day.

Today,I got up at 4:30am to hunt for a wave.Unfortunatly the swell dropped right off,and the quality was nowhere near as good.Boatharbour was still OK at Shoulderhigh,but it was only a shadow of yesterdays conditions.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/11/2003 12:09

Hello guys.Unfortunatly this thread has come to a grinding halt lately.

Anyway,the waves have been fairly good over here recently.I had a real good surf at Redsands yesterday.The swell direction has generally been south or south-east lately.Weve had a few low period NE windswells,but hardly anything exiting.Size has mainly varied in the 1-2metre range,with the odd flat spell.We are now entering a real typical summer pattern,meaning more NEers and southerlys.Hopefully,we'll get few cyclone swells this season unlike the last few.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/12/2003 10:58

G'Day Pintang!

Yer it has frown but we can revive it im sure!

I havent been out in the water for months! I'm dying to get in and now that holidays are here there isnt a better time like the present! Ill prolly be going for a week surf trip sometime down on the South Coast when it looks like really hotting up, so yer cant wait for that. Other times ill head down to the Mid Coast, always something to offer there I suppose.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/12/2003 20:28

Hey Guys,

Good swells here with size up to 10ft, light winds and over head thunderstorms, all creating a great period of surf in the state to be in.

Looking like its going to get messy though the week.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/12/2003 22:03

Gday Lennie,Karl.

I had a fairly fun surf this morning.It was 3' with 4' sets every now and then.I ended up getting some really nice waves.It looks like we'll have small conditions until Saturday.A southerly will probrably whip up some 4-5' swell by Saturday,but it will be southern corners only.Best hope of a wave will be from a possible low off the NSW north coast this weekend.Hopefully it will kick up some juice. smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/12/2003 22:37

Hello Guys.

The low that spun up on the north coast of NSW,produced some very large waves on Monday. Most areas were in the solid 6-8' range from the E/NE.The winds were pretty hopeless over the weekend-ie SE/E,however a return to S/SW winds were very much welcome on Monday.I went to a spot in Shellharbour thats an absolute swell magnet in E or NE swells.Its basically a peaking bombie,with fairly deep water at the back of it.As I said,most areas were 6-8' however this spot was a solid 10' with rouge 12' bombs every now and then.It was seriously (4X)overhead on the big sets.The reef was barely holding the huge sets,and that was on a
1.7metre high tide.I would hate to think how wide the sets would break on low tide.Anyway,me and my mate were out there first well before sunrise.I must admit,that we were sort of shoulder hopping.Even so,I probrably got the biggest wave of the day,even if I was on the shoulder a little.2 chargers came out,not long after and they absolutely backdoored the peak.One bodyboarder locked into a 4metre by 4metre green spitting pit for something like 6 seconds.I was in the perfect position to watch,as I was paddling out.If only I had a camera with me!.Another lad,got the biggest set of the day on his head.He had no choice but to bail his board.Only 3 others came out that day.They were all chargers,and im sure atleast one was sponsered.At half the size 20 more would have been out.It was a day,where most people would prefer to watch or photograph.As I said,I was shoulder hopping quite abit.On most days people would classify you as a kook for doing that.Not this time though!.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/12/2003 14:46

Off to QLD early in the new year around Maroochydore and Noosa.

Looking forward to surfing around Tee tree Bay. Looks like there will be some interesting prospects for swell too.

Heres hoping a cyclone can develop well offshore.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/12/2003 12:08

Gday Karl.Have a safe trip to QLD.I hope you score some good waves. smile

Ive scored a few waves over the last few days,however they've been far from epic.The annoying thing is,me and my friend have travelled over 500kms this week just for surfing.Sometimes I think im too dedicated!.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/12/2003 12:33

Never to dedicated Mick wink

Hey I might stop through on the way back in Nowra, I will PM my mobile and we will see if I can get there for a day or two smile

Merry Chrissy

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/12/2003 21:31

Messy 6ft surf down here today.

Plenty of great weather, but the beaches are severly crowded.

I am heading down to Wilsons Promontory for a surf Monday, to escape the fan forced oven here in Melbourne on Monday with 40C weather.

Swell should have abated a little by then.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/12/2003 23:55

Weve had some south swell over the past 4-5 days.It hasnt been big,but some sets have approached 4ft.Tomorrow morning could be worth a go,but the winds will be questionable.Sunday could be better. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/12/2003 00:04

Yeah looks to be an easterly flow for you guys during next week, but before that, a prolonged westerly wind should make the waves flatten out over the latter part of the weekend into early next week.

Back to skateboarding then wink

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/12/2003 00:11

Yeah,an onshore flow looks probable.Going out early is the only chance for a light offshore.I think sk8boarding is a good option at the moment!.Hopefully this rain will stop,otherwise im doubley screwed.lol smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/12/2003 00:48

Rain! Send it here smile

Yeah, but hey least you can board, I attempt!

Looking good here Monday, about 3ft and a early Ely down at the prom before turning more NWly.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/12/2003 11:31

The surf is pretty miserable on the south coast of NSW today.We only have a metre of straight south swell.The winds are S to SW,making southern corners very clean.Unfortunatly,no south swell will penetrate into those protected corners.Areas exposed to the swell,are sideshore/onshore.Since the rain had stopped,Skateboarding looks a very good option at this stage. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/12/2003 23:40

Bad luck frown

Surf trip looks sweet for Monday down to the Prom, with E/NE winds early up to 25 knots I think down there, mainly across the south and east of the national park, so it looks the protected inlets around Mt Oberon on Norman Bay is the way to go in such conditions

Wilsons Promontory

Where I am surfing is in Norman Bay, the safeset place on the map smile Man got swept off rocks around the bend to the west of the bay and hasnt been seen since, a treacherous place eek

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/12/2003 00:10

I hope you score some great waves!

I should travel to Victoria for a few days-the waves appear to be very good at the moment down there.Unfortunatly the same cant be said about NSW.We're getting plauged by small conditions and onshores.Add 8/8 stratocu,and you've got an ugly picture.We only got to 19C today.Atleast the hot weather will return soon. smile I was thinking about a surf tomorrow morning,however I'll now give it a miss.Anyway,good luck for Monday.Have a great time.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 03:57

Just about to leave for the Prom,

Calm here at my home but about 250km to my SE I am sure there will be a steady 20 knot easterly this morning before the early afternoon seabreeze.

Temps are quite cool too, but I am sure that will all change.

Swell is expected at about 3-5ft today, rising SWly swell too on an E/NE tending more E/SE.

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 13:43

Alot more NEly in the winds down there today and a struggling swell around the southern inlets meant that waves wernt to crash hot on the south coast today,

On the west coast of Wilsons Promontory there was cleaner waves and more ground swell as the inlets are a lot more shallow.

Wisky Bay was the best today with 4ft and an early easterly.

Well 500km covered today on a surf chase, wasnt too bad, nice to get in amongst it before QLD on Thursday smile Wont have to chase far, beach is 100m from my apartment.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 17:58

Glad to hear,you got some waves. smile

Unfortunatly the surf situation is very dismal in NSW.We have 1-2ft waves with a fresh NEer on it.Small,bumpy,lumpy,and unappealing.Things should improve though as it looks like we'll get sizey waves from the NE late this week. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 18:02

Hey Micky,

Big day man smile And it looks interesting for my next expedition to QLD, with a developing cyclone off the coast, where ever it forms it will generate large oceans swells across the whole QLD coast and that will be fine with me.

Skateboarding is becoming an exciting recreation wink

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 18:26

Phenomenal surf in SA on Boxing Day - check these couple of pics I took over on SA's West Coast. Absolutely no crowds either.. quite different to Qld!!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2003 18:37

Love the site smile

The forecasts you have put up are fairly accurate too smile PM surf in VIC is looking more appealing to the AM surf, very small this morning, fun, but small. The Island was definantly the go.

QLD crowds, that easily fixed. Get a tennis ball in a pair of stockings, saturate the ball and then start swinging around you. And you will have a fair radius where noone will drop in on you.

I dont support Surf rage wink

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 00:14

Hello Karl.Yeah,you should recieve a good supply of east swell this weekend in QLD.The winds could be nasty,but im sure you'll get something if you head out for the early.We should get some NE swell in the 4-5ft+ range later this week.Unfortunatly the winds will be NW/NE for the most part.Im not complaining though. smile

Ben,you're picks are awesome.I particulary like pics 3 and 4-the ones of that heavy tubing righthand reefbreak in front of the rocks.Sort of looks like Guillotines @ Bawley Point.The Boxing day swell,had quality and hugeness written all over it.I wish I was there that day.
:cheers:
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 03:04

thanks guys smile

Pingtang - the two righthanders are awesome waves, but the wave in the fourth pic has never been ridden (they're two seperate waves). Here's a few other photos of it, from different perspectives: 1 , 2 , and 3 . It breaks on a really shallow ledge (you can see it sucking dry in a couple of photos), around 20m in front of an exposed outcrop of granite, before unloading on a suck rock at the end of the barrel- if you fall of you'd be saying hello to the crayfish smile

Size was around head high to a foot overhead (3-4') - it won't handle much more than that.

Pretty stoked with the camera too - just borrowed it for the trip - a simple Kodak digital camera.. never used it before, I just aimed and shot the pics, hoping they'd turn out OK.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 08:17

G'day Ben,
Great photo's. They all look like awesome waves. That 4th wave looks like it may be a goer on a booger?! When you say west coast, are we talking Eyre Penisula? What's the shark situation like?
Cheers,
Alex
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 11:40

Hi Alex

Yes, they're all located somewhere on the Eyre Peninsula wink .. it's a long stretch of coastline with a huge array of waves. Wave #4 would be insane for boogers - as long as you're confident with short sharp barrels, you'd do really well.

There are hundreds of uncrowded waves like this in SA.. you just need to go searching. I mean, Boxing day was a Public Holiday, I had forecast this swell up to 9 days out with a lot of hype, and we saw three other surfers at this place that has maybe 7 filthy reefs within a small stretch of coastline (can't say where though wink hehe). I head out to this spot regularly, and there's rarely more than a few people. Much better than the Goldie...

Shark wise, well, they're always there. We saw a stack of doplhins and a few seals, but no noahs.. however the whole area is riddled with them so you have to hedge your bets. There had been a pair of 14' White Pointers circling in a bay for the last few months, <40km from where we were surfing, but you have just gotta get on with it. Keeps the crowds down even more, I suppose..
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 12:13

Pic #4 looks great for bodyboarders,but only the more experienced ones.One mistake could lead to a reef tour and nasty cuts.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 13:31

GFS still holding that low well south of the current forecast trends to form over Fraser Is over New Years weekend. Could lead to some extensive surf across the Sunshine coast aswell as some beach erosion if it comes to pass.

So surf may become a little to dangerous frown

Thermalben, do you have pics of the Ceduna region, Cactus?

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 15:41

yes, but not on my PC (old pics which need to be scanned). There's no shortage of excellent surf in that area.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/12/2003 16:31

No I bet!! Would love to go down around there and have a surf, just have to ask the sharks to go on holidays for a week eek

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2004 12:51

Wow,

Quite a nice holiday it was, shame it went so quick frown

Surf was good on the first day and then peetered out as the coral sea low weakened away to nothing.

Some very steep banks across the entire shoreline really did depict some monsterous swell in the last week of 2003.

Hey and I got stung by a jelly fish too in Noosa.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2004 21:57

Good to hear that you had a nice holiday. smile

The surf has been hopeless around here.There were talks of a 4-6ft south swell for today,however we didnt get anything over 3ft.Add onshore winds to that,and you've got an ugly situation.After a period of southerlys,we now have a notherly flow.This has improved the weather,but not the surf.Unfortunatly the surf drought looks set to continue for the next week atleast.I need to be down at vico,preferably the east coast! Its been an excellent summer down there.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2004 15:25

Man yesterday was a bit hectic, me and a mate and his g/f went to Glenelg for a bit of a muck around and swim etc, surf wasnt huge, was all windswell froma strong seabreeze, waves were about 1-2ft at times and the actual quality wasnt too bad at times, but mainly sloppy stuff, but his g/f kept wanderin to the north end of the beach nearer and nearer the groyne/breakwater that sticks out there and me and my mate were peggin a tennis ball back to each other when suddenly she seemed to get pulled out really fast. My mate was 50m nearer her than me and he swam after her, straight into the rip. I knew what was there and swam put to sea around it and back thru the head of the rip, meanwhile both of them were now in strife, and goin out at 2-3m/s very fast i was surprised actually, anyways, i caught up with them and he and myself managed to egt her onto the rocks at the back of the groyne, which were full of sharp shells/barnacle stuff olymputs (sp) and green algae, got slashed to bits trying to get onto the rocks, but all was good, but she was having breathing probs. So i sprinted over the rocks and back to the beach and got some surf lifesavin dudes and then she was ok, but still gave us a fright.

Just goes to show how fickle condits are even on not so big swell days, but the amount of water moving north with the longshore current would have been substabtial, and as soon as it hit that groyne it was express out to sea. Prolly as strong as a good rip at Southport, but nothing like one at waits or Knights.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/02/2004 12:59

Not hard to swim into a rip and not even know about it hey Lennie.

Some strong ocean currents in SA, not the best place to swim in Australia. Great place to surf though.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2004 13:20

Well Karl, this occured at Glenelg (metropolitan beach in the middle of the Gulf St. Vincent) and the rip was only there cos of the groyne, pretty good one actually but not long, I certainly knew it was there and kept away until she walked straigh into it. U want real hardcore rips u go down to Waitpinga, Parsons and Goolwa, espec the first 2, they are meat axe grinders, if u dont know how to handle them ur rooted, pronto. Damn handy tho for surfing.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/04/2004 20:26

Awesome crisp 2-3ft waves here today on the mid coast! HEAPS of people out at Southport, couldnt find a spare park on the road anywhere also the 30C temps may have helped. Not a breath of wind, waves were awesome espec around Rivermouth brilliant left around 1-3ft all day, sets were infrequent but when they came thru whoa!!! Today was the only day I could get out laugh

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/04/2004 13:40

Some Excellent surf for the Bells Comp at the moment, some rising swells this afternoon and no wind.

Victoria is certainly pumping up some great conditions too with Woolies and Flinds being the best places to surf in VIC this morning.

Crisp and Clean 4-6' waves and little wind, you may even get a barrell or two out there today smile
I wonder if PT is down there having a surf smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/04/2004 11:22

Well the swell is really struggling to get around the Cape at the moment for the Bells comp with another postponment, maybe they should move it to Woolies or Flinds, the more exposed coastal areas are doing quite well on the east coast.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/04/2004 21:45

Hi guys.

I've been back in New South Wales for 5 days now.The navy wasnt really for me,so I left on the optional discharge date.

Anyway,the surf has been great in NSW over the past week.I had some excellent surfs over the easter weekend.Very very fun! The fun surf should continue this week,and into the weekend.Bring on winter!!!!!!!!! smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2004 18:09

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad to see you back smile Now we can talk about surf smile Real dissapointing for the Ripcurl Pro, its a shame, promised so much down at Bells frown

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2004 21:23

Hello Karl

Yeah,bad luck about the Ripcurl Pro.Very unfortunate.

Im looking forward to this weekend.The surf should be excellent.The weather charts indicate potential NE swell for Sat/Sun,with SW/S winds.Obviously,the north coast will benefit most,but im sure the south coast will get something too. smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/04/2004 21:31

Quote:
Originally posted by Karl Lijnders:
Real dissapointing for the Ripcurl Pro, its a shame, promised so much down at Bells
Erm, Karl, what are you talking about? It was PUMPING at Bells today... and Easter was really good too. Set waves this afternoon peaked around 6' (solid double overhead - this came from contest director Damien Hardman). Here's a few pics from this afternoon:





It's looking like tomorrow morning should have some great waves too - the swell is just starting to peak, but there should be enough energy left for the remaining 3.5 hours of competition to wrap it up.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/04/2004 00:07

From what news reports were saying down here it got canned unless they are reading news reports from last week.

But hey good surf then down at the coast smile

Thanks for the pics too.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/04/2004 15:45

I scored two good surfs last weekend at Redsands,Shellharbour.It was 3-5ft and glassy for much of Saturday,and 2-4ft and perfect on Sunday. I even got some great footage with my new digital video camera.

At this stage,next weekend is looking great.Some of the weather charts show a very nice fetch of southerly winds in the Southern Tasman Sea on Friday/Saturday.Exposed beaches/reefs could see 6-8ft++ bombs IMO if every goes to plan.Unfortunatly,a fresh southerly airstream will reduce options.Its certainly looking good though.

smile
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/04/2004 10:11

Nth Steyne was reasonable this AM on the rising tide. About 4' with a couple of bigger sets and a light offshore. It wasn't brilliant, 'cause the lines were disorganised, but I had a couple of fun rides. Was also pretty crowded for a weekday morning. I'll let you know what i think of the weekend later, but after just a quick glance, it's not looking as good as it was on Mon.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/04/2004 12:26

Theres a fair bit of swell about today.Well overhead sets are coming in from the east.The lines look a little disorganised,but its still pretty good.Light offshores early,have now swung light Southeasterly.I scored some fairly fun rides,at a break in Gerringong early this morning.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/04/2004 18:18

Hey Craig, any wave is a good wave in NSW isnt it? :p It certainly has its lulls on the east coast frown

PT Good to see you having fun out there, I think my fun might start this weekend with the chance of some pretty rough weather developing on the central and east coasts with a tight wind gradient and a deepening surface low, so that means one thing in my mind, big surf, although wind blown at this stage frown

Maybe the channel waves in Cat Bay may be a good spot or Flinds on the NW side of Phillip Island.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/04/2004 13:48

Unfortunatly,New South Wales surf prospects look average this weekend.For a while,I thought we'd get a large south swell this weekend.Things change though,and this time they changed for the worse.We should get some swell though,in the 4-6ft range later Sunday and into Monday.Certainly the South Coast of NSW will benefit most from this system.Unfortunatly,the winds will make everywhere messy,except for the southern corners.I cant really complain-the surf has been excellent for the past week now.

smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/04/2004 01:34

Looking great if you like foam out here and big sloppy surf smile 10ft with strong onshore winds continuing today across Central and Eastern VIC, 6ft further west.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2004 16:02

Not a bad weekend all up.

There was'nt much size,but the conditions were PERFECT thanks to brisk offshore winds.Wave size was generally in the 1-2metre range.

I went to Bawley PT today,and scored some fun rock shorebreaks at Guillotines.

The end of this week could be good for NSW.A low looks like developing off the North Coast on Friday.We may get some east-northeast swell from it.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/04/2004 20:50

I have no idea how you have not hurt yourself going to Bawly Point there Michael? Jumping off the rock ledge must be fun smile

Shaping up as another sloppy weekend.

Karl smile
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/04/2004 01:57

G'day all,
Have you taken up surfing Cathur?! Did you decide that it was a better alternative to sailing;) Surf is quite flat here in sweden, but I did see a 2 and a half inch wave in Belgium that looked pretty good.
I'll have to start checking the charts again this week to see what sort of swells will charging in at Mex Pipe when I arrive.
PS The bells pics looked really good Ben, did you make it down there for the comp?
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/04/2004 06:38

Sweden eh? If you can, head over to Trondheim (Norway) and check out the flowrider.. warm water and endless barrels! And Mexico.. now I'm really jealous smile hehe

I didn't manage to get onsite this year for Bells - had too much work to do, so I prepared my forecasts from up here. Just finished the Roxy Pro, and Tahiti starts in a weeks' time.. I'm flat out!
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/04/2004 10:34

I didnt go out but apparently on the day I had to leave for a camp on the 14th of April, the Mid Coast here was pumping, my mate and a few other friends went to Southport and they said it was pushing 4ft at times, I wasnt so sure about 4ft so I asked was it head height and he goes ahh yer head height...so ie solid 2-3ft all day maybe a few rogue 4ft waves.

TS cool +
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2004 17:39

I had a fun surf today at Sussex Inlet.It wasnt big,maybe head high,but it was ledging.I got some really barrels! We also got some good video footage!

Me and my friend are going to make a surf video,of all the waves on the south coast.It should be really good. smile
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/05/2004 20:29

Howdy Zadnik! (Your bomber's got up over the swannies today by 10). Yep, I got myself a bodyboard a little while ago and have been slowly gaining success in not getting hammered by 3' waves.

Was a bit of fun today at Manly. I think if the tide had been a little lower, it may've held up over the banks a bit better. Here's hoping that the next week provides us with a bit more consistent swell...
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/05/2004 11:27

Going by the models there could be some some fantastic groundswell with a wsw-ene orientation aimed for possibly the mid coast of SA in around 7-10days. Whopping great broad area of low pressure down to 940 is progged to sit well below Perth for a long time, hopefully this can mean some 4-5ft lines on the mid, be awesome of winds were slight etc.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/05/2004 13:10

My cousin is out at Sussex Inlet and Bawley Point over the weekend and into tomorrow, said the first 2 days of the weekend were not to bad with about 3-4' sets coming through at Sussex Saturday morning. Quite a nice swell considering the westerlies are well and truly starting to swing into full action.

Some massive swells down in VIC, sloppy 10' at times with cold fronts and winds on the open coast getting quite hairy at about 120km/h gusting to 130km/h at Wilsons Prom yesterday. So some fun waves for those who like surfing foam.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/05/2004 17:10

I had a really fun surf at Shellharbour the other day.It was 2-3ft and perfect.I had it all to myself.Heres a rather crappy pic,but it shows you what it was like.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/05/2004 11:11

Looks good PT,

Some nice offshore winds too, which would have helped out in creating some structure to the 2-3ft waves smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/05/2004 18:02

Looking good for New South Wales this week.I think we could get some real size by Wednesday.Im talking 6-8',with possible bigger sets.Unfortunatly work commitments will keep me out of the water.I might be able to go for an arvo session though.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/05/2004 00:32

Yeah looking good with some cross to slightly offshore S/SW winds forecast thanks to that low in the Central Tasman Sea.

Lap it up my friend before the winter westerly steals the swell away from NSW.

Karl smile
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/05/2004 09:24

I think tomorrow could be huge at the exposed beaches. The Wanda-Greenhills to Boat Harbour stretch on Bate Bay will be massive! SSW to +50 knots progged right near the coast with the low drifting north (BoM forecasts are up to 45 kts and seas to 6m). Already seeing an increase on the buoys off Eden up to 4m Hsig, and the period is creeping up too, which is all good. The rest of the coast is dropping a little after Sunday's little peak. Hmmm, maybe I'll grab the camera tomorrow morning.... laugh
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/05/2004 10:01

Yes, models sure have one helluva low(s) (well one main one eventually) for the Tasman Sea! There would be some very very large surf on the east coast I'd like to think, keep us posted fellas!

TS cool
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/05/2004 12:59

Got a few photos from this morning at Manly and will endeavour to post them by this evening. Pretty darn good this morning - SW 15 kts and swell around 4' along the Steyne. Further up towards Queenscliff it was closing out 6'+ on sets. Not many out where I was either, more crowded at the Q'cliff end.
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/05/2004 14:27

Beach break around 4' - 5' or so and clean with offshores. The takeoffs were interesting when you copped a wind gust of 20 odd knots in the face.




The bomie out the back at Manly (actually straight off Q'cliff headland). This usually takes a good 3-4m swell to get it breaking. Saw a bloke doing tow-ins on it during a big swell event last winter...

Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/05/2004 23:47

Looks nice there Craig!!!!

Set to get a little bigger further south and should maintain at least a rideable wave til the weekend with a westerly wind which is good news.

Lap it up while you can!!!

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/05/2004 11:21

Awesome Craig! Ill have to get the pic from that one in the paper the other day of Bullies in full flight, well not full flight but at 6ft!

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/05/2004 23:57

Could be some interesting conditions through VIC as the low passes through Bass Strait on the weekend. Wont me extreme swell, but no doubt, a subtle increase is on the cards and new ground swell to follow.

Karl smile
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/05/2004 03:44

Howdy all,
quick reort from Puerto Escondido(MexPipe). Day 1 -6-8ft mainly closouts though. Very heavy with the leash snapping after not being able to quite get through the last wave of a set. Day two just as big with the morning offshore keeping things clean. Swel has since dropped down to about 4ft and the banks have started firing. Unfortunaetely with the smaller size the crowd has grown to about 30 somedays(although you can still find a peak to yourself). The first few days there were only 3 or 4 people in the water. Looking forward to the next round of swell.....
PS This place has got to be one of the most consistent(as well as heaviest)in the world. It has swell almost everyday of the year and is offshore almost every morning!
Adios,
Alex
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/05/2004 09:28

Wow very jealous down here Alex!! Hope you have fun with it. Any chance of some piccies?

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/05/2004 21:36

I scored a really fun surf today at Shellharbour.Sets were pushing double head,not that big,but not that small either.It was quite heavy,and it was virtually dry by midmorning thanks to the dropping tide.Surface conditions were perfect,as you would expect with a light offshore breeze.Tomorrow is looking good as well,however it will be smaller.The winds will be perfect all day!Should be very fun.

Signs are showing a dramatic dropping trend into next week.Makes me think I'd better make the most of it tomorrow!
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/05/2004 18:08

I havent been surfing for nearly 2 weeks.There have been waves at times,but they hav'nt been that good.

I should get a surf in this weekend though.The models indicate quite a nice southerly pulse,not large or anything,but fairly solid nevertheless.Im expecting 6ft at exposed locations tomorrow,and on Sunday morning.Combine this with SW/W winds,and there should be great waves about!!! smile smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/05/2004 18:32

Should make a day trip down to VIC Michael, the surf is cranking down here and looks to be getting bigger with NW winds and a sizeable surf through the next few days!!! The island looks like a nice spot to be smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/05/2004 22:13

G'day Karl.

Yeah,the surf is looking good down your way.I hope you score a good surf over the weekend smile I dont need to make a day trip though,as Sunday looks excellent for us! smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/05/2004 08:09

Michael,

Such blasphemy, there is no greater surf than in VIC, ever :p

I will try and get out over the weekend.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/05/2004 10:52

I wish I could get out to the mid, up to 4ft there which is nice, Im hoping in early June a large cut-off low to just sit in the bight and frift rigth over thr top of us like In early May 1994 when we had massive waves floodign house and all over the Esplanade, large stormies! FUN! dangerous too however, absolute washing machine even on metro beaches as far north as Semaphore waves were makign it up to 5-6ft witht he bigger sets (lumps)

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/06/2004 17:06

Gday.

Last weekend was a cracker along the New South Wales coast.A punchy southerly swell to 6ft peaked on Saturday night and Sunday morning.Surface conditions were excellent thanks to light offshore winds.I scored some great waves,and some footage.A daytrip to Vicco wasnt neccesary afterall laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/06/2004 23:54

Oi! :p

Come this weekend and then we will see whos surf is cranking :p

Nah should be a decent southerly swell shifting up the NSW coast this weekend after a strong cold front on Thursday in VIC. 10ft here on Thursday into Friday is possible.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/06/2004 10:13

Yes some right bone crunching waves to be found down at Bullies etc later thurs and early fri, looking up to 10ft with the odd bigger set here and there, def out of my range but Im ithcing to get down there after uni on thursday! Will see what I can do, a quick test of the barrels at Knights will get me goin! Should be solid 5-6ft barrels there.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/06/2004 16:53

Yeah,there should be some real size down your way late this week.

Yeah,we should get some south swell this weekend.A high pressure system should ensure light winds,and clean conditions.Looking good.A day trip to Vicco/SA looks better this time though laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/06/2004 23:31

See PT that wasnt so hard now was it!!!

Hahaha, looking very nice with secured 10ft waves and possibly higher for a period. The wave speed is quite fast at the moment too, so some ass pounding conditions likely!!!

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/06/2004 14:49

What a great day! It's hard to know exactly how big the surf was in Victoria, as surf reports were so varied - surfshop.com.au reported 12' at Portsea, 8-10'+ at Woolamai, and 6-8' at Rye (???).. quite a size range there for effectively the same stretch of coastline.

However, it pumped down south in SA, here's a shot of Bullies - I'd call this about 8' or so. There's a strong correlation between swell size at Victor Harbor and Torquay, so I imagine Bells would have been similar to this. More pics here :

Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/06/2004 16:02

G'day Ben.

The Surf has been pumping down that way lately,and Friday was no exception.Surely exposed parts of the East Coast would have topped 12ft.Great pics mate.Thanks for posting them up.Just one question-,when are you getting your archives running again? Anyway,if you go to the Mentawais,good luck!

Some south swell is moving up the NSW coast at the moment.Exposed areas saw 5-6ft sets this morning.Less exposed locations were a shade smaller at 3-4ft++.With the westerly winds,good waves were not hard to find.I scored a really fun and lengthy surf this morning.Tomorrow is looking good too.I'll be definatly heading out. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/06/2004 16:30

Was out at Woolamai yesterday afternoon at dusk and waves were absolutley belting through on a 1.6m incoming tide. Full Moon too and a massive ground swell smile There were consistant 8ft with the odd wave of 9-10ft.

Similar today aswell with variable winds though slightly offshore.

Go southern Australia!

Great pics Ben

Karl smile
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/06/2004 11:12

Hey all,
Went over to western port on Friday, but the wind had swung SW after the early W/NW'ly. Swell was also not so big. A check of the Portsea-gunna stretch showed waves of only 8ft at best(be wary of the surfshop.com.au size reoprt, always too much). Saturday was fun as it cleaned up as the wind went north in the afternoon. Probably 6ft on the sets and a bit of an adventure getting to a certain break with the high tide making the usual walk more of a swim!
Sunday was maybe 4ft on the sets and surfed a very good reef on the peninsula with just two mates. Excellent.
Today is looking a bit tiny but pretty clean on the east coast. Could be some fun ones on the high...
Alex
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/06/2004 11:50

Hey Alex,

Yeah it can be misleading ou surfshop.com.au webiste, I always take off about a ft each report. Very lumpy on Saturday all around the southern and western sides of Phillip Island, with a cross shore W/NW blowing on the southern side and an onshore on the western side. Waves were disorginised in most areas unfortunatley.

Very very cold though is that water eek

Looking good further into this week.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/06/2004 14:22

Great shots Ben!!! Is that you surfing that wave???

Im pissed off I didnt even get down to the south coast not even just to view it mad BUGGER THAT #$R#$$%!!! but hopefully we should see some more good action around.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/06/2004 17:03

It looks like we'll have some small to moderate south swell this weekend.The winds will be quite favourable,especially on Sunday.Should make for some fun waves at the right location!
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/06/2004 21:31

I had a very good surf today at Sussex Inlet.It was 3-5ft and ledging! The conditions were very clean thanks to a light offshore wind.I got heaps of waves and heaps of footage. smile

Next pulse looks to be on Thursday from the south.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/06/2004 10:55

Howling offshores today,and no swell.There could be some south swell tomorrow afternoon though.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/06/2004 18:00

The surf has been pathetic of late along the NSW coast.Wave heights hav'nt risen above a foot this week.More strong offshores predicted and flat conditions.Could be a small south swell by friday though.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/07/2004 16:06

MASSIVE swell off the SA coast as of late, I havent had a chance to go anywhere near the beach tho cos of exams. Offshore swell up to 10m south of KI I heard, massive swell, south coast is pumping from time to time atm and the mid not too bad either.

Check:

www.surfsothoz.com for some pics of the mid coast (just south of the city here in the gulf) for sunday June 27th, nice 4ft waves.

TS cool
Posted by: Ben Quinn (BSCH)

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/07/2004 21:30

Hi guys - just posting some wave photos on behalf of a friend. They were taken last week in South Gippsland, near Wonthaggi. Click on any thumbnail to see a full sized version. Impressive stuff!



Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/07/2004 00:46

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Bodes smile

Only in VIC!

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/07/2004 15:37

And SA wink Waits can get quite mean.

Fantastic pics tho!!! Awesome powerful southern ocean waves!

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/07/2004 18:25

Fantastic photos bodie!

NSW will finially see decent swell this weekend.It looks like we'll get a nice east swell with early offshores and arvo onshores.There should be good waves at a number of locations.I'll be on it!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/07/2004 00:13

And that sort of swell is still going off in VIC at the moment. Ahhhh gotta love winter here in VIC laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/07/2004 18:51

What a great weekend of surfing.

Yesterday morning,I went to Shellharbour.The winds were light sideshore/onshore.Fortunatly the waves were so big,that they wer'nt really effected by the bad winds.The biggest sets would have been easily bigger than triple head.I got some massive good waves,but many barrels as I was playing it safe.That afternoon,I went to a protected spot down in Gerringong and scored some fun 6ft waves(double head).This morning,I went down to a reefbreak at Sussex,and scored perfect but heavy waves.It was only 1-1.5Xoverhead,but the waves would really drill you.Just about every wave spat,but unfortunatly the majority closed out.I still pulled in the closeouts though smile .And finially this afternoon,I went up to Bombo.It was big,and relativly clean.I also got a nice storm,to cap off the weekend we'll.
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/07/2004 19:37

I haven't been out for a while - been too busy moving home in the past month. There were some nice pics of the Shark Island comp on Sports Tonight. Not really the cleanest breaks, but a few waves looked around head high or so. I've got my fingers crossed to make some time and get out there this week....
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 10:24

Looking forwad to seeing just how big it gets tomorrow and Monday. I think offshore in the Hunter seas will be up near 10m or more. The winds are easily going to reach 50 knots from the south, and with a 2-3 knot southerly current, it'll just shorten and stand up. Swells should get up around 4-5 metres if the low takes off like our TWC-Mesocast predicts, it'll be massive (oh, and a washing machine laugh ). I'll try to get down and get some happy snaps...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 11:00

Yeah the surf is going to be pumping along the east coast, preferblt from the MNC southwards. Cant wait to see the pics Craig. Standard southerly swell here in VIC at the moment, with gale force S winds the tides maybe a little heavier than usual.

Karl smile
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 11:02

Pumping isn't the word - absolutely deadly is probably closer to the mark. 30-40 knot onshores will make sure of that...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 11:09

LOL Deadly is the word then, I will have to see these pics in the next couple of days. You are going to go in for surf Craig wink :p

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 11:10

I agree Craig - in fact you've mirrored my thoughts "maximum wave heights on some of the waverider buoys likely to top 10m+" laugh . However, there's no reason why we shouldn't see a few isolated peak well and truly above this, and the majority of the action looks to be just north of the Sydney-Hunter region. I'll be most curious to see what kind wind confirmations we receive via Quikscat over the next 48 hours, but I think that the proximity of the gales to the coast won't allow for maximum groundswell development. Having said that, it's going to be extremely treacherous along the coast for a couple of days.

Just as an aside, the Kangaroo Island buoy (in SA, currely offline ATM) recorded a maxiumum wave height of around 16m [ eek ] a few weeks ago while I was OS. That is certainly the largest figure I've ever seen in Australian waters, and (if it's accurate - will have to check if it's been confirmed) isn't too far off the international record since buoy measurements began.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 13:23

Looking good tomorrow! It will be big and messy out to sea,but predicted S/SW winds gives me hope of a clean wave.The key will be to find a sheltered corner and put up with the wind.It will be cold,especially at 5am when I leave.Hopefully I can pick off something fun.
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 15:21

Good?!? Good?!? BoM just issued a Severe Weather Warning for Damaging surf along the NSW coast between Ulladulla and Smoky Cape. Waves in the surf zone over 5 metres.
Posted by: Mark Hardy

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 16:17

Signs that the low is now starting to wind up. Montague Island wind has built up to 39knots over the past hour or so. Green Cape is up to 44kts.

Our internal modelling shows 50 knots surface winds right along the NSW coast from the Vic border to Sydney by 4am Sunday. Gale warning is out now but may well be bumped up to a storm warning this evening.
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:13

Crowdy Head will be the site to watch in the coming two days. There's a decent southerly current flowing at the moment, and as the southerly winds increase tomorrow, I'd expect the seas and swell to really stand up against that current. If there was another waverider buoy off Newcastle, I'd be cheering (though the current there isn't as strong).
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:37

Low really starting to wind up off the coast at the moment, and is it developing a little further south?

You get a good light show and some decent surf. Its all happening.

Mark, I think storm warnings should be issued now, 50 knots with some gusts in excess of that with thunderstorms is highly probable. I had a wind gust of 41 knots this morning from the southerly.

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:39

BTW Shark Island would be absolutley hammering tomorrow, would love to see it. Aswell as Jervis Bay.

Karl smile
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:42

I suspect that we may not have seen a Storm Warning yet because MesoLAPS isn't forecasting winds to reach 50 knots along the coast. From past experience, the BoM forecasts are in line with the MespLAPS, and they are again tonight. It's only our internal model progging the +50 knots. We'd have to wait and see +48 knot mean winds reported somewhere along the coast before the Storm Warning appears.

The MHL Combined plot tells a nice little story. Check out the jump in Hsig at Eden, and the drop in Tsig progressing along the coast. Look forward to seeing these graphs tomorrow morning... laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:45

Im not suprised about the dangerous surf warning.Its going to get quite big and messy offshore! The buoy charts will be interesting tomorrow thats for sure.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 17:51

Thanks for the link Craig,

Impressive increase around Eden and starting to develop around BB. Should be an unrelenting buffeting? Chance of flooding in low lying areas, what are the tides like there?

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/07/2004 18:23

Quote:
Originally posted by Craig Arthur:
Good?!? Good?!? BoM just issued a Severe Weather Warning for Damaging surf along the NSW coast between Ulladulla and Smoky Cape. Waves in the surf zone over 5 metres.
Just out of the interest, TWC\'s surf forecast 'tip' for tomorrow is 'Good', with a 6/10 rating... laugh
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 04:44

Hrmmm, yeah, I meant to have a gentle dig with Matt about that :p I've quickly fixed it to a 'Dangerous'.

Turns out the Storm Warning popped out at 2135 last night, not long after Montague Is recorded 51 kts mean winds.

Notably the swell periods are already kicking up along the coast. I'm a bit surprised at just how quickly they reached 10 seconds after the onset of the gales/storm force winds. Kembla's already out to 9m Hmax this morning....
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 05:12

Hello Craig.

Yes,its looking very large and windy out there.Will be interesting.Now here comes the fun part of trying to find a wave.
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 08:19

Quikscat's latest pass has winds of 65 knots (possibly rain contaminated) along the coast at 2011Z (just after 6am local), with a few true 50 knot points. All out of the S/SE south of Sydney too...
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 10:18

Tha current main contributor to such impressive maximum wave heights on the Sydney buoy at the moment is the strong SSW'ly wind wrapping around the western flank of the low. Unfortunately, this is pretty useless for the generation of any decent groundswell along the East Coast - mainly due to the proximity to the coastline (along with the direction - facing away from the shore!) Interesting to note that it's only affecting locations from Sydney south - Crowdy Heads was only 2.5 Hsig/4m Hmax at 9am, but this will change throughout the day as the windswell kicks in.

However, Quikscat has also picked up a small band of SE'ly gales near 39S, 155E. Most models seem to favour the expansion and further development in this area over the next 12-24 hours, and I think that this will contribute a significant amount of energy to Sydney's beaches overnight and into tomorrow morning.

In contrast, it's absolutely dead flat up here on the Gold Coast! Anyone for waterskiing?

Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 10:31

Also of interest is a cross section of the surf reports offered on the internet this morning.

Coastalwatch (Syd): 8ft
SurfIT (Manly): 1-3ft
Mike Perry (Syd): 4-8ft++
Biarms (Cronulla): 1-2m
The Weather Channel (Syd): 3m

Out of all of the current surf reports uploaded to Realsurf (5-6 or so), no-one's been game to put a size on it yet! However, they all infer that it's very large. No doubt there'll be more reports added throughout the day, but I don't think that many boards will be removed from their covers until Tuesday or even Wednesday at the earliest.
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 12:26

Disappointing that the Sydney MHL buoy hasn't gone into Stormwatch mode yet - last update was 6am this morning (Crowdy Head was 9am).

From MHL's website:
Quote:
When selected statistical criteria are met (for example, when the significant wave height exceeds 3.5 metres) hourly updates of wave conditions at each site are transferred to the Laboratory
Bateman's Bay and Eden appears to have peaked at near 5m Hsig/8m Hmax, but Pt Kembla still looks like it's on the up (6m Hsig, and almost 9m Hmax) - and I think we may see another pulse from the ESE in the next 12 or so hours. Whether it cracks the 10m mark is another thing.. but if this occurs I can't see it happening south of Pt Kembla.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 17:52

I had a brilliant surf at Bass Point today(also known as redsands).The winds were ridiculous,with gusts exceeding 40knots at times.It was damn cold too,with sub10C temps.I scored plenty of thick barrels that threatened to suck dry.It was'nt that big,but some waves were just so perfect.Sets were definatly in the 4-6ft range,and some rouges bigger than that.Excellent stuff!,and I got to see snow from the surf which was incredible.Certainly a memorable day.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 22:04

Hey all,
Looks pretty solid up there in NSW(realsurf pics). Redsands would have been pretty sick, very jealous.
Ben, you mentioned a 16m sell reoprted off SA. We had one of the biggest swells I can remember surfing on the mornington Peninsula on the 1st and 2nd of July. Is this the date you had? I'll email you some shots(as I'm not sure how to post them on here).
Anyway happy surfing everyone, and enjoy the cold! (good to see Sydney only managed a 13 today, same as Melbourne the past couple of days!).
Catch,
Alex
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/07/2004 22:10

Hi Alex

Certainly could have been - I was still OS then and that fits the time frame nicely. I'll pull up my archives and have a look. From all reports, Victoria was absolutely pumping while I was gone.. perhaps i should hit the road a little more often!

Cheers, Ben
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/07/2004 13:18

Quick overview of wave heights from this event:

Maximum wave height in NSW - 10m Hmax, 6.5m Hsig @ 12 seconds y'day arvo around 4-5pm.

Most other locations (Pt Kembla, Crowdy Head, Eden) peaked in the 9m Hmax, 6m Hsig category, and this maxima seemed to slowly propagate along the coastline during the day. Maximum wave heights pushed through Eden at midnight on Saturday, Pt Kembla between 3-9am, Sydney and Crowdy Head between 6-9pm, and it peaked at Coffs around 10am this morning. Byron is still on the way up, but the low has weakened and we'll only see a fraction of the size past the border that Sydney experienced yesterday.

Surf size is coming up here at the moment; it was tiny at dawn, but there are now a few 2-3' lines out the front of my place which, due to the strong southerly component in the swell, means that the Tweed Coast and other exposed locations would be considerably larger. Hopefully it'll be well and truly on tomorrow morning - the drought up here has been unbearable this year.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/07/2004 22:27

Certainly going to be smaller this weekend compared to last.It might even be flat come Saturday afternoon.The winds will be good though,but thats little or no consolation.Looking very dismal indeed.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/07/2004 20:12

Just putting in a quick surf report for the Mornington Peninsula here in VIC. Thursday was around 3 to 5 ft(with the odd slightly bigger set) with practically no wind, which created some fun conditions. There was a bit more of an offshore today and the swell seemed to kick back up to 3 to 5ft after a bit of a drop of this morning. Scored some really fun waves with practically no one out(a couple of waves spat their guts out!). The next couple of days are looking awesome, hopefully we get a decent swell increase tomorrow, which should see a couple of banks fire.....
Signing out,
Alex
Check www.surfshop.com.au to see what you are missing!
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/07/2004 15:29

Looked the goods from this morning's piccies.

Latest LAPS/WRF runs have decided that they do want to spin up a little low in the southern Tasman Sea, now we just have to wait and see if we get our little pulse of swell on Monday. I'm hoping we do, cause I'm on holidays then and will be looking to get back out there... laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/07/2004 17:03

A southeasterly groudswell was evident today,but it was very small.I checked several beaches on the way to Wollongong,and did'nt see anything above 1metre.Nice long lines though,brushed by a light offshore this morning.Nice for a mal,but not much else.There were a fair few guys out though,especially at Werri Beach.Also a lad out at Bombo,and a few more at Gerroa.

Hopefully we'll see an increase on Monday.If we see anything,it will be we'll lined up and high period.I knock of from work at 3:25pm,so a quick arvo surf looks possible .Havent been in the water for 2 weeks now,so im getting desperate.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/07/2004 23:46

Good southern ocean low to develop over the week and this should ensure some strong swells over most of the open coastline of SA, VIC and TAS west coast. It should translate again up the east coast later week for some fun stuff with an offshore Westerly blowing.

Cant wait til I am in Ulladulla in Septemeber smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/08/2004 05:09

Quote:
Originally posted by thermalben:
Hopefully it'll be well and truly on tomorrow morning - the drought up here has been unbearable this year.
You better come home young Benny, we've had a ripper of a winter so far in South Oz, and I can't see it getting worse...if anything I reckon it'll be good for the next six months :-)
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/08/2004 16:41

I had a good surf at 3-4' reddies last sunday.I got some very nice barrels all to my self for 3hours,but then the crowds came.

Good waves around this week too,but its definatly dropping.

It looks like we'll see a flat spell this weekend,after an excellent run of waves.Atleast,the weather will warm up. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2004 11:47

Hey PT smile

In Ulladulla in 15 days!!!! Better bring on the surf my friend, 4ft waves sounds great smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/08/2004 21:12

G'day Karl

Ulldulla is a great town for surfing.Lets hope theres swell.

Any chance we could meet up one day?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/09/2004 09:27

There is always a chance, I am there for 2 weeks, let me know if you have my mobile. I am in Mollymook itself for the whole time.

Hope the swell gets going, I am there in a week smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/09/2004 16:58

G'day Karl.

Yes I do have you're mobile number.You gave it to me earlier this year.

The surf looks good this coming weekend.We should get some NE swell with favourable winds! I'll probrably head up the coast for a surf,but theres a chance I'll head down to Ulladulla.I'll let you know if I head down your way.I hope you get some great waves!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/09/2004 00:46

Ta Michael,

Yeah it will be awesome to catch ya down Ulladulla way, be great to meet you.

Lets hope for some great waves and thunderstorms.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/09/2004 15:21

Hi all!!

Im a bit surf starved atm down here, not that its been poor, but I can never find the free time! and living a helluva distance from the nearest surfing beach doesn't help!

Hope u guys can meet up and catch some good surf together smile

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/09/2004 21:53

G'day Karl,welcome back.

Did you get many waves down there.I think you would have scored some fun ones on your first week,and im glad you copped it sweet on the 19th in regards to that storm.

Unfortunatly,I just couldent get down there.Either work or small surf conditions prevented me from making the trip down.Not to worry,maybe next time.

Im hoping for some fun ones tomorrow morning at sussex inlet 20kms north of Ulladulla.There seems to be a little south swell running,so I might take advantage of itbefore it runs out.

Anyway im glad you got back safety.

:cheers:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/09/2004 01:54

Hey Michael,

Its all good champion, I had a great time with the first week and second week too. Golf Course proved reasonable in the two weeks that I was there with a southerly or easterly swell and westerly winds (which can I say when there is a gale in NSW you know about it!!!) making conditions fun and rideable.
I stayed basically overlooking golf course, it was awesome let me tell you smile


I think the first week as you said had some more power in it as the second week lagged with the ridge of high pressure.

I checked out Jervis Bay which was very cool, and I did stop off at Nowra for Maccas so I was a little bit of a slacker, should have called you and we could have had a fat attack together :p

I also checked out Bendalong, Bawley was reasonable also in the first week. Sussex was small for the two weeks as was some of the breaks around Batemans Bay.

Was a lot of fun though, boys holiday away, went way too quick. Should be back there in 6 months though.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/09/2004 17:22

G'day Karl

The long weekend is looking great up this way,especially sunday and monday.I will be out at a number of spots.wish me luck! smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2004 02:00

Good Luck out there champion,

Looking like an awesome run of weather down your way, all in the first week I am away :p

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2004 13:12

I had a great surf at redsands today.Conditions we're excellent,with a stiff offshore wind holding the pits nice and open.It was big,with 8'+ bombs,but most we're in the 4-6+' range.I got some excellent barrels,the best i've had since the July 17 ECL.

Unfortunatly there was a downside.I copped a big set on the head,and twisted my knee ending my surf immediatly. I was out the back,when a 3.5X overhead bomb,the biggest of the day,approached the lineup.I got over that one OK,just,but there was another one behind it,slightly smaller but still a solid triple head.The first one must of dragged me 10metres back,because I was right in the impact zone when the second one broke.I tried to bail under,but it smashed me and then sucked me over the falls.I didnt hit the bottom,fortunatly,but it did create the damage.Now I cant walk,and my next 2 days of surfing are ruined.I suppose its gotta be expected though,when surfing big waves.

It looks like I'll just be filming tomorrow dammit. laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2004 16:31

No frown But hey what a rush that would have been Michael.

Not only am I jealous that you got good waves, but a week after I leave and a week before I got there, you had a dangerous surf advisory. Lets just make it clear if you want surf, put a ban on me coming to your state!!!

Enjoy your filming tomorrow. Chance of a thunderstorm though about your part of the world tomorrow. smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/10/2004 17:31

G'day Karl.

Yeah the injury was a shame,but you're right,it gave me a serious rush. smile Its about time we start posting pics in this thread. laugh

Below is a pic of reddies.Its not my pic.I found it off the net somewhere.It shows you how round reddies gets.



And here are some more pics(below).Im not sure if you've seen these,but I captured them.

Dolphin Point,just south of Ulladulla



Staring into the eyes of a 10'+ bawley bomb.


And finially.A lesser know spot on the south coast near Nowra.



Michael smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/10/2004 00:02

Michael champion,

Great job pal, loved the pics. I didnt see anything like that when in NSW! Bawley Point OMG!!!

My cousin is definantly going to droul when he sees these!

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/10/2004 21:56

G'day Karl

There was some great surf this long weekend,especially Saturday and Sunday.I missed the majority of Saturday,and all of Sunday/Monday thanks to my damn knee.

Fortunatly the injury isn't that bad.After a 6 hour wait in a hospital,I was told I just stretched some muscles.I still cant walk since the injury,but im getting there now.

Anyway,heres another pic of 10'+ bawley.one of the true big wave spots in NSW,in my opinion,and maybe even Australia.check out the person on the point,(to the far right),for size perspective.

Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/10/2004 00:41

Good news about you on the mend, sounds nasty there mate. Hopefully see you back in the water real soon.

Awesome pics too champ, do you have anymore, my cousin was salivating over them today.

Current conditions down in VIC are ok, East coast seeing some reasonable size of about 5-8ft over the past few days and for the remainder of the week. Wednesday looks the best before the gale force northerlies get going.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2004 10:05

WHOA they are some killer waves PT! Very solid laugh

Best two spot for BIG waves in Australia (IMO) are Easter Reef in VIC and Margret River in WA Not many places can get bigger waves than those two. Waves in the order of 15-20ft are not uncommon, espec MR.

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2004 10:06

Jervis Bay can go pretty ballistic too when it wants and so can Shark Island at Cronulla aswell. These areas have some very fierce waves smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/10/2004 15:30

You're not wrong there lennie,about those big wave spots.Margarat river gets massive swells,and can hold them too.I have seen pics of easter reef too.Seriously powerful!

Karl,Jervis Bay has some of the best waves on the south coast,NSW.There needs to be a large swell outside for the bay to work properly,but when it fires it really fires! Callala point in particular,can GO OFF.Shark Island as you mentioned gets extremely heavy and dry.I havent been out there though,but would like to. smile

I have found another pic.Solid 6'+++ fun bomb wrapping down the point. It can hold twice this size easily.

Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/10/2004 16:34

Ok heres a few pics of my fav bodyboarding beach - Knights Beach on the South Coast over here. Would have to be one of the nastiest shorebreaks you will ever find, very thick lip and hollow tubes laugh

Pics courtesy of www.fluidzone.com









You dont wann get caught inside at Knights or at Boomer.....death wish.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/10/2004 17:32

The first pic,looks quite innocent but im sure it would drill you.

The other 3 look nasty though,especially for a beachy.I feel,for the lad in pic 2,heading headfirst towards the sand.Could be a very nasty situation!

michael smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2004 00:36

LOL @ Pic 2. Mmmmmmmm anyone for a sandwhich :p Sorry had to be said wink

Love your work PT.

Swell is pumping in VIC with quite a nice low forming near the East coast driving heavy ground swell onto the east coast laugh

Going to be a great weekend down at the Island with the GP and sensational surf!

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/10/2004 17:51

The weekend looks good along our way as we'll. We should see solid 3-4' tomorrow,easing during the day and into Sunday.So nothing massive,but definatly fun smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/10/2004 22:38

A fairly nice southerly groundswell was running up our way today,with excellent winds early.A fair few spots would have been good this morning,but I missed it thanks mainly to lazyness on my part laugh Tomorrow morning is shaping up OK,so I might have a hunt.Unfortunatly a serious flat spell looks likely next week with hot NW winds.Good swimming weather though.

p.s I have a new site running at http://www.freewebs.com/southcoastwx/ Theres no surfing on it,but I do have a few storm reports etc.

Michael smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/10/2004 00:31

Nice stuff Michael,

Love your sight, more more more reports please. Type some good stuff man smile

Looking like swell is easing in VIC for the time being also, althought 35C weather on the way, the togs are coming out of the mothballs.

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/10/2004 18:56

Bullies can get a little bit gnarly at times too...
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/10/2004 20:20

Great shot of Bullies there mate!!! I dont often go there, doesnt break as frequently as Knights and is best left to the best surfers. Is pretty much the 2nd biggest to biggest surfable wave on the South Coast after Waits. Waits can get bigger but closes out at a smaller height. I just stick to Knights, typical bodyboarder lol.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/10/2004 21:13

Small to flat conditions for NSW this week,with NW offshore winds tue/wed,ahead of a southerly Thursday.Unfortunatly no improvement looks likey for quite some time frown

Ps,thats a great pic of Bullies.Thanks for posting it ripley.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/10/2004 00:28

Great shot of bullies!!!

Yeah looking a little dissapointing for the time being through NSW!

Come and live in VIC!

Karl wink
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/10/2004 17:28

Karl.
Yeah,Vicco looks appealing right now.There will be no shortage of swell down that way this week.

Unfortunatly the same cant be said here.Absolutely dead flat today,and dead flat for the rest of the week.So we have no waves,no storms,and no humidity.Atleast we have hot weather,37C for tomorrow smile

Michael smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/10/2004 23:27

And some scorching risks of fires down that way eek

Not nice frown

But enjoy a nice dip in the water smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/10/2004 04:56

Karl, where have you been surfing mate?
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/10/2004 05:37

Here's the page where this is featured....

http://users.chariot.net.au/%7Ergt/bullies2004.htm

[img] http://users.chariot.net.au/%7Ergt/bullies2july20048.jpg [/img]
Posted by: soda

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/10/2004 12:35

On the news they showed Damien Oliver (jockey) surfing at Rye yesterday (Mornington Peninsula) looked very good about 6+ foot and holding it easily. May have been smaller, kinda hard to judge against his height.
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/10/2004 14:18

Quote:
Originally posted by soda:
Damien Oliver (jockey) surfing at Rye yesterday
laugh laugh If he's a jockey, the surf must have been 2-3'!
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/10/2004 21:01

The surf was 2-3' along here today,inches that is. Totally flat,but nice for a swim.

A strong southerly blew this arvo to 30kts in some parts,so we might top the magical one foot mark tomorrow if we're lucky. smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/10/2004 12:55

LOL @ that Ben laugh

Mate went out the other day down on the South Coast at Waits, said it was pretty solid but quality could have been better...

Good luck me trying to get out over next few weeks, uni has upped the pressure...

TS cool
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/10/2004 00:49

I reckon the next wave I'll have will be at Caves with a couple of old mates of mine....Kiwi White and the Musket
Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/10/2004 11:04

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
LOL @ that Ben laugh

Mate went out the other day down on the South Coast at Waits, said it was pretty solid but quality could have been better...

Good luck me trying to get out over next few weeks, uni has upped the pressure...

TS cool
i hate Waits - i went ther for a fish and sum surfer came outta the water coz he had just seen a bronze whaler...Tony Modra surfs there!
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/10/2004 16:30

LOL, there is a shark's breeding ground just off the point! I prefer the point break itself, I rarely go there, rips are shocking on big days, prefer Knights, more a bodyboarders paradise laugh

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/10/2004 21:21

NSW should get excellent waves later this week,as the winds improve.Hopefully,I'll benifit laugh
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/10/2004 23:36

Big surf on the way, especially south of the low pressure system, so look out south coast and sydney siders especially!!!

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/10/2004 02:58

Superb spring....

Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/10/2004 10:08

Hey ripley! Wheres that one? Is it still Bullies or a nice Mid Coast Reef barrel?

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/10/2004 23:38

Nice stuff Ripley

Massive surf on the MNC down to the CC by this time tomorrow, all sorts of advisories and wind warnings out for NSW for the rest of the week.

Bumper weekend coming up. Look out Shark Is!

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 04:28

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
Hey ripley! Wheres that one? Is it still Bullies or a nice Mid Coast Reef barrel?

TS cool
No, it's the Left inside the bay at Middleton eek
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 04:31

Quote:
Originally posted by Karl Lijnders:


Massive surf on the MNC down to the CC by this time tomorrow, all sorts of advisories and wind warnings out for NSW for the rest of the week.

Bumper weekend coming up. Look out Shark Is!

Karl smile
Any chance of posting some pics?
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 11:50

Hey Ripley,

I think people who live in NSW could, I am in VIC where the swell is always consistant. Maybe Pingtang or Craig or Alex can get out there this weekend and make the most of the moster surf.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 12:33

Thats in the Bay at Middleton eek !!! GEEEZ not bad for that place!

TS cool
Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 17:17

shocked
Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 17:19

woops wrong emotion! thats great for there eek
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/10/2004 17:30

The surf is big,but theres no quality.Unfortunatly work commitments will keep me out of the water for the next few days,but Sat/Sun looks awesome.I'll definatly be out there somewhere,hopefully getting shacked. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2004 00:42

Sensational stuff PT,

Make sure if you can take some pics share them with us laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2004 04:16

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
Thats in the Bay at Middleton eek !!! GEEEZ not bad for that place!

TS cool
Just goes to show even the most benign spot can be good on its day.... smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2004 04:26

Anybody know what Crescents', Scott's and Lennox Head is doing?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/10/2004 17:52

The swell is big at the moment from the NE,but not massive. Most of the surf reports said 3-4metres and out of control.Its cleaning up out there as I speak,with the wind swinging offshore S/SW.It should ease over the next few days,but the weekend looks epic with heaps of residual NE swell and good winds.I'll definatly snap up some pics smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/10/2004 18:51

The swell has backed off,only 4-5' now as opposed to the 8'+ we saw 24hrs ago.Its still quite lumpy,but the offshore winds are cleaning it up right now.Should be a classic weekend of surfing!

Michael smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/10/2004 19:01

Pumping up here at the moment.. clean beachies in the morning and lots of hollow waves as the tide drained out.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/10/2004 11:44

Quote:
Originally posted by thermalben:
Pumping up here at the moment.. clean beachies in the morning and lots of hollow waves as the tide drained out.
You did take some pics....please?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/10/2004 14:23

Not too brilliant today.Some fun beachies and reefies around,but nothing special.Size isn't crash hot either,with most waves in the 3-4' range.To make things worse,the onshore cropped up real early,7am,in some parts.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/10/2004 06:50

Horrible conditions out there today.Light rain,and onshore SE winds to 10kts already.Everywhere,but the most extreme southern corners,would be blown out now.We still have NE swell,but its sort of disguised now and looks very junky.Dissapointing frown
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/10/2004 03:51

Well Thermalben was spot on the mark with his forecast for yesterday, just hope he's right about today and for Friday & Saturday
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/10/2004 13:20

yeah pingtang last weekend was rather dissapointing after the good forcasts leading up and by the way from the port stephens area and i bodyboard
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/10/2004 17:15

Boardrider.
Welcome to the forum mate smile


This next swell event looks quite impressive,expected to peak late tomorrow or early Friday.Im expecting excellent wave heights as exposed beaches.Of course we'll see a strong southerly airstream,but southern corners will see plenty of action thanks to a healthy period.Lighter winds for the weekend,but plenty of residual swell.Should be a great few days!.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/10/2004 20:19

we can only hope it's good. tomorrow may be all right at southern courners if the swell period is high enough and by the look of the eden swell buoy the swell is on the way up with the swell rising to over 2mtrs now and the period is now rising
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 10:03

huge jump in southerly swell in sydney the buoy is now showing 3 to 5 mtr swell with a 9 sec period. but what is a good swell period for good refraction in to southern corners because one mile point is a very protected southern corner and i was wondering weather it would see any swell
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 12:10

Hoping to get a ride in b4 exams begin soon. 3-5ft Waits and Parsons on South Coast in coming days may well be worth a look. Have to toss up my ridiculous schedule..

Welcome boardrider_17!! Im no surfer, just bodyboarder smile

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 12:41

g'day thunderstruck :wave:
it's good to see theres another bodyboarder on here. how long have you been bodyboarding for and are you any good. I've been bodyboarding for about a yaer now and i go every weekend when the weather is decent but im not any good yet iv'e tried some tricks but cant do any completely
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 16:00

Hey mate!!! Yer, I like to think im pretty good lol! sometimes!! One things for sure, the ocean always wins so to speak, respect it and it respects you. As for tricks, I just love to get in the tube, nothing beats that, its a new world in there. Not real flash at pullin flips, 360's and the like, quite often I stack it, and stackin it at Knights where I go = pain lol. Basically on its day u have 5-6ft fat thick lipped waves, pitching into 1-3foot of water.

My baby is a Manta Sabre, does me pretty well. I go to Knights Beach for the best waves in SA (in terms of bodyboarding anyway). Check out page 59 for the pics. Sick fat waves, absolutely sick.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 17:17

iv'e seen lots of pics of knights it's pretty similar to box beach which is close to were i go but im not good enough yet for box and theres lots of theft in the carpark there.
iv'e got an rheopaipo bat tail board with a pearl slick it's pretty good the main beaches i surf are one mile which is mainly crap because it always closes out and birubi which on it's day can turn on some very hollow left handers but it needs a northerly to be good
Posted by: Shane-wx

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 18:19

Hi guys,

Thought i would join the disscussion in this thread as i also bodyboard and surf when i can and enjoy it. I guess i have never really looked in here as such

Shane
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/10/2004 21:52

Im also into bodyboarding.Have been for 10years,but only serious for 4years. I cant get enough of it,especially when its really big like triple overhead.

It was pretty big today.Many of the beaches were maxed out.I went out at reddies,where it was also big but not exceptionally so.Wave faces were in the 10-15ft range,so very fun,but very dangerous too as its breaking in 1ft of water,sometimes less! This weekend looks exceptional.Aussie Pipe should be cookin! smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 12:44

what type of break is reddies im guessing it's a right hand pointbreak. 10-15ft down the face is pretty big i dont think iv'e been out in anything quite that big yet but im only a begginer compared to you
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 13:01

The biggest wave Ive riden was an 8foot (16foot face) chomper off the back reef at Bullies. I mostly got it right but due to it not being so much a bodyboarding wave, I stacked and got axed.

So, whats ur worst injuries guys? Any tales? I somehow manage to avoid serious injury tho, the worst was a dislocated shoulder, and my more common ones are broken noses (twice) fingers and especially battered and bruised backs/pelvis.

I also sometimes go to the Mid Coast over here in the gulf, much more sedate but often overlooked. can throw up some quality 4-5ft waves sometimes, awesome stuff.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 13:31

i havent had many injuries the worst one was getting washed over a rock at birubi and cut my leg and feet and a sore shulder from wrist strap trying to pull my arm off.

the biggest wave i have got was mayby 10-12ft down the face and i didn't stack it

the main way i get axed is going over the falls after padling for a wave and then pulling out.

pingtang the weekend is looking allright but i think sunday will be the best if the swell dosen't fade to much
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 14:36

LOL yer Ive done that a lot (going over falls) and it aint nice. Also, when I was young (about 10) I used to try and get over the wave instead of duckdive it...lol and you can imagine the result most of the time, caught inside, almost over wave, picked up dumped head first upside-down and backwards into sand....nasty feeling, u take forever to fall.

That was at the more sedate Horeshoe Bay (tho even now it can hurt) its around the corner from Knights, but wave power is nowhere near as strong.

Started going to Knights when I turned 12 but only on smaller days lol. Gradually got up confidence to tackle it on bigger days and now, I only go there on the biggest days laugh (apart from the extreme heavy duty winter bombs...when it closes out ur plain nuts to even contemplate going out imo)

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 14:52

does knights brak close to the shore or is there shallow sandbanks further out because box beach isn't really that safe to practise at when it's small because it breaks very close to shore but me and my mate want to go there someday

thats how i go over the falls sometimes because i cant duckdive very good and i try go over and half way up it starts breaking and i push through the wave and just hope i dont get sucked back in

i started bodyboarding last october in the flatest summer ever and have been going every weekend end since weather permitting.I dont go out if it's onshore
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 15:40

DAMN @ the bloody computer chewing up my 500 word post! mad geeezus!!!! I could swear the planet off right now...

Ok in brief now to what I said before it all disappeared. Basically Knights is a backwash peeler type, works best on the low tide. The beach is pretty steep, so waves break close into shore and can get pretty heavy duty over 4foot, seriously crannkin in the 5-6ft range. The break itself is fat and thick, and there is the region known as the 'wedge' where a refracted wave from the rocks on the point cut across infront of the normal waves from the right. This creates a very thick wave and makes for hairy scenes at times. You can see this pretty well in the 3rd pic I posted.

Im not sure of any reefs, there might see one well out the back which may work in the biggest swells, I know there is one at adjacent Boomer and Bullies out the back where some seriously large waves brek, espec Bullies where the reef is at the best but only works in the biggest swells.

Rips at Knights are short but venomous, good ridge out the back and there are some submerged rocks exposed at low tide, covered at higher tide and combined with the rocks on the point area/cliff region, you have to time your ride pretty well otherwise ur barnacle meat.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 15:49

no no pics of the beaches i go to and dont know how to post pics but knights sounds similar to box and the newport wedge wich iv'e seen videos of on surfline which seems to be a famouse bodyboarding spot
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 16:09

Yer, Boomer and Knights have bee compared to the Newport Wedge. Its basically just as powerful, tho Ive never 'felt' the Newport Wedge so cant comment really on that. Nasty enuff tho, with 6foot wave dumping into knee deep water literally.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 18:58

{QUOTE) So, whats ur worst injuries guys? Any tales?

G'day thunderstruck.

Up until a few weeks ago,the only injurys I recieved were quite minor.Mainly cuts and abrasions,from getting smashed onto dry reef at redsands etc.

Unfortunatly I recieved a really annoying knee injury earlier this month.I got caught inside by a massive set at redsands,and thats what did it. Basically,me and another 12bodyboarders were out the back on a large day.The biggest set of the day came through,up to a 18ft+ on the face.I just got through the first one,but it dragged me back 20metres enough to put me into the impact zone for the second one.The second one was one or two feet smaller,but it just smashed me washing me over the reef and into the channel in front of it.I popped up,and I knew my knee was stuffed.There was no pain,but it was just so loose.I couldent walk for 3 days,and I was limping quite badly for another 2 weeks.
I got back into the water for the first time since the injury yesterday.I was back at Reddies again,and it was big consistant with triple over head sets. Unfortunatly I did my knee in again,but its not so bad this time as I can still walk. smile

Hello boardrider.

Redsands is actually a bombora breaking 70metres in front of a point.It breaks left and right.The rights are longer with two good barrel sections.The lefts are very good too,but shorter and heavier. It needs a mid or high tide,otherwise the reef will potrude out on the inside section.Its an excellent wave!,and definatly my favourite.

I took a few pics,of reddies from yesterday.My best one can be found below.

This is a big wave.Solid 8'+ or triple head plus on the face.

Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 19:03

knights sound like a dangerouse spot.Bet you eat the sand all the time when you stack it there.Birubi can get shallow sometimes depending on sandbanks and tide but not that dangerously shallow but shallow enough to throw a good lip
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 19:10

holy crap pingtang thats massive but that left looks pretty good but a bit big for me. what do you prefer the lefts or the rights i personaly feel more comftable going left i dont know why i guess i just go left all the time so it feels more natural.is it a hard paddle out or do have a channel you can paddle out through
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/10/2004 22:20

Im always better on lefts.I can bust rolls easier and can generally make deeper barrels.At reddies,its very easy to get out as there is a channel either side of the reef.On big days though,like in the pic above,you have to jump of the rocks very cautiously.
PS-that left looks peaky and very makable.In actual fact its not.The left above closeed out onto dry reef on the inside.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/10/2004 07:07

yeah the left looks very makable and the right dosent look makable so you have choose your waves wisely there.thats why i like the beach breaks i go to because if you pick the wrong wave you wont die hitting the bottom you just geld under for a while.

surf is looking good for sunday at birubi with the northerly winds
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/10/2004 21:09

Ok heres a few more snaps of Knights boardrider_17 smile I also prefer lefts, just the way it feels I guess. Pics below courtesy of www.fluidzone.com

How fat is the lip on this one!!, keep in mind its breaking into about 1-2foot of water, and yer it is very dangerous if you dont know how it behaves.



Inside the tube of a smaller but neat barrel, thats what I like about Knights, u can get in the tube so well, really nice stuff.



This guy is screwed lol, no way out there, he can expect a pressurised pulverising and thats only a small shorie lol.



Sick air roll spin here, thats one thumping closeout too.



TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 30/10/2004 21:35

Gday thunderstruck. Knights looks pretty nasty! Like you said,the lip on pic 1 is thick!!! The sort of wave that would drill you into the sand very quickly. It looks like a good practise wave,before you head to waimea shorey laugh

smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/10/2004 07:10

yeah that is one thick lip and that third wave is just death
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/10/2004 11:37

Some good waves were on offer this morning,especially in those protected northern corners.

Waves like the one below,remained uncrowded throughout the morning. Very fun smile

Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/10/2004 14:52

yeah northern corners are goin off. Birubi which is one the biggest south facing swell magnets in the state was goin off this this morning with buetiful A frames and only a handfull of people out posibly because the water was brown and there were logs washed up on the beach but all in all it was pretty damn good
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 31/10/2004 22:22

Nice left there PT!!!! Love the morning waves, awesome stuff.

Yer would be good practise for Waimea shorie lol, a bit smaller but nearly as powerful and prolly thicker and a lot COLDER.

You guys over there dont know what cold water is about lol...when it gets close to 10-12C u really feel it, tho wind chill also plays big part.

TS cool
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 09:33

Stormies....



http://users.chariot.net.au/~rgt/stormies2004.htm
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 09:48

g'day rippley where is stormies and when was that photo taken because that looks pretty damn good
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 12:18

Nice shots Rippley!!!

Boardrider_17 stormies are the name given to surf that comes witth strong low pressure systems or strong onshore winds in winter, waves can be large but sloppy and break all the way up the metro coast. Those ones there are mostly Brighton and Somerton Park and one West Beach I'd say...not bad for the sheltered Gulf! Click on the link to see more pics of 'stormy' type waves

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 12:29

thans for the explanation thunderstruck.
im not really into stormy waves i prefer nice clean waves
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 12:32

Yer same lol, I avoid them at all costs unless Im desperate!!!

Clean but mean is how I like em!! Knights sums me up pretty well tho sometimes I am no match and I have been in the situation like the guy in pic #3 I posted many times there b4 and trust me it hurts lol. Like u have had ur inside knocked clean out of u with the impact on the sand. Winded isnt the word lol.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 12:36

yeah if turn up at the beach and its onshore i will just go home. so you hit the bottom all the time at knights do ya.I've only hit the bottom once when it was real smal and breaking close to the shore but it didn't hurt but my mate hit his head on the bottom at birubi a couple of months ago and i dont think he's been as confident in bigger waves since that
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 13:50

LOL yer I hit the bottom sometimes, not often only when I get dumped by a really big wave that breaks into 1foot of water....ur guarenteed of getting hammered on the sand lol! Most times u jes get turned over and over, nothing bad, u gotta know the tricks tho of the beach, can be fickle.

Wouldn't mind goin to some NSW spots on the coast coast, certainly gets big waves thats for sure but there would be heaps of reef breaks I would imagine...I somehow prefer shories lol, maybe just me, tho 3-poles is a nice reef on the mid and thats my 2nd fav break.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:27

you would get pretty big swells down there wouldn't ya
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:36

Down here? The South Coast has our biggest waves (minus a few spots on the YP and West Coast, no doubt uve heard of Cactus which IMO isnt a real great break and it is full of sharks.

Chinamans on the Yorke Peninsula is a top notch break onto a reef, the wave is very powerful and it can hold waves up to 8-10ft.

One of states biggest and prolly most dangerous beach if u are inexperienced is Waitpinga, holds big waves but when its on geez its on, in hardcore winter swells can have closing out bombs up to 14foot out the back and the entire beach is just a washing machine of rips and holes. It is awesome tho with 6-8ft and light N wind...espec the point tho I generally avoid Waits, the conditions are beyond my abilty atm and its extremely remote lol...get in trouble help is miles off.

I just stick to Knights 90% of time when im down South Coast (sometimes I visit Middleton or Petrol Cove which can have some nice waves but is full of rocks.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:43

well you are a long way south of where i live
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:45

LOL yeh I guess!!! major diff down here is water temp, espec in winter it can get painful. I generally just surf in boardies and thats it...dont have a proper wetsuit as of yet and it is extremely cold I can tell ya.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:49

how you stand those temps without a steamer? the water only gets down to 17 here and i wear a steamer but the air temp is usually bellow 10 but im back into boardies now until next winter
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 15:54

LOL we are cold hardened down here, still hurts so mich till ur whole body is painfully numb but yer steamer would help!!

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 17:08

The water is fairly cool around here still,with temps hovering in the 17-18C range. Todays NEer would have pushed in alot cold water I imagine,so it could be down to 16C.Its will slowly warm up though as summer nears smile

The waves are looking pretty average for the east coast this week.There should be small waves from the NE tomorrow,but quality will be lacking.Wednesday will a continuation of this NE swell,but the front will knock it out quickly. Maybe a south swell for Thursday,but nothing of signifcance.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/11/2004 17:49

yeah this week is looking pretty poor but i just had a look at the virtual buoy forcast and it looks like there may some allright south swell at the the end of the week but the virtual buoys arn't very acurate so there could be no swell and it's also showing NE wind which is very good for the northern corners that will pick up all this swell
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/11/2004 01:31

Some fun swell earlier this week has given to sloppy onshore tripe down here in VIC, however things improving around the latter part of the week as winds tend easterly with swells to 4ft.

Nice piccies everyone. Good to see some more conversation going on in here smile

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/11/2004 14:17

G'day Karl
i went for a bodyboard yesterday and it was nothing spectacular just some local wind swell and cross shore wind but im still hopefull that this weekend may bring something decent
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/11/2004 16:22

Hey there BR17,

You in SA? Should be alright his weekend. Definantly in VIC, with onshore SElys should have to find some more sheltered inlets for protection.

Right Point on Phillip Island looks reasonable.

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/11/2004 19:31

Karl,
What about the other side of the Otways..Gibson Steps, Castle Cove or somewhere like that?
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/11/2004 08:16

nah karl im from NSW around the newcastle area
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/11/2004 11:15

Hey Ripley,

Those areas will do well, however not to familiar with the region, in winter though its quite the site. West coast surfers will find more rough onshore swell than anything. On the western side of the Otways, possibly Castle Cove being the pick there, but swell will find it hard to get around the bend.

Newcastle is nice BR17, hopefully may be up there in the next year or so, when I once again make my annual pilgramidge to NSW.

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/11/2004 18:31


they are some pics of newy beaches in early october. I finaly worked out how to post pics
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/11/2004 20:04

Great pics boardrider_17!!!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 03:22

Well done BR17 :cheers:

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 10:47

:cheers:

i just found some crazy pics of BB's it's at hawaii




the last pic is the waiamea shorey wich is just death and all those waves are death and i don't know why you would bother going them confused
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 13:16

FWOR they are awesome shories at Waimea!!! Some of those ragged closeouts look like some Knights ones Ive posted but have more power. U wouldn't catch me anywhere near those ones, espec that big pic in the middle..that guy has one good set of balls..

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 15:04

ya damn straight he would need some balls to go that thing.I think Keiki hawaii is shore break thats fun when it's small but when it's big it's just death
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 16:22

Wow,awesome pics. That waimea break is just a close out.Take the drop,pull in,get smashed.As simple as that. It would be a thrill to catch one though,but I wouldent even consider it.There are much better breaks in that area to get smashed at,like pipeline,backdoor etc.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 16:32

yeah at least at pipeline the waves are makeable but still very bloody heavy.pingtang what do you reckon the surf will be like tomorrow.I think it may be alright if the wind goes NW as predicted because it's meant to be a 1.5-2m NE swell.but if the wind stays N or NE the spots that work in that wind will be small. well thats what i reckon anyway
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 17:00

I think we'll see light offshore winds tomorrow morning out of the W/NW.Northern corners will be cleanest,but im still expecting good waves on the more open beaches.Northern corners will be your only chance though,when the winds crop up from the NE.So get out there quite early.We should see some healthy NE swell,quite peaky,with a period of 9-10seconds IMO.Not massive,but quite a fun size with 4'+ sets likely.Size will back off substantially in northern corners,but still quite ridable.Sunday will be smaller,but the winds will be perfect in southern corners with SW/SE winds expected.The southern corners will also pick up all the swell,so looking quite good all up for both days.I hope you get some. smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/11/2004 18:22

il' be headin out tommow morning don't know if il'l go sunday.hope ya get some decent waves pingtang
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/11/2004 00:55

How did you guys do? Right point here on the NW side of Phillip Island was the pick on Saturday with 3-4ft of swell and glassy conditions.

Same today?

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/11/2004 06:14

i didn't go very well.The swell was very small and bad swell direction for where i go
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/11/2004 16:30

I didnt bother going in.I had a look around on Saturday,but it was small(2-3').Nice and offshore though,with a westerly all day,but the swell looked weak and un inviting.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/11/2004 11:30

i went out and got a few close out tubes but the water was freezing so i was only out for about half an hour
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/11/2004 15:09

I'll be putting off all bodyboardin till after the 24th, my last exam. After then, u can bet I'll be making up for lost time!!! Gunna spend a week down on the South Coast in summer and ride every hour of every day of every break....just gotta get down there!

Might even sneak over to KI and try Stokes Bay when its on. Its on the N coast, and IMO can have some pretty neat waves.

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/11/2004 17:26

Looking quite bleak for NSW surfers this week.It will be ridable,but im not expecting much quality. Might have to make a trip to vicco.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/11/2004 21:39

yeah i just checked out swellnet and there will be nothing decent untill nextweek
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/11/2004 17:17

went to beach this arvo and was suprised.the NE er was up which is a good wind for birubi and the sell was about 3ft and coming in at a nice angle producing some nice rides and some fairly heavy tubes because of the super low tide then school finished so we left
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/11/2004 22:08

G'day boardrider Im glad you scored a few.

Yeah,the NEer was really cranking today,up to 30kts in some places.Doesent do any good for the surf though. The weekend looks fairly ordinary,but the winds are looking good.Could be a few options,but it will be small.

Next hope for swell will Later Monday and into Tuesday with a southerly pulse looking possible. Next weeks swell should also run in with some fairly good winds.So looking quite good all up.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/11/2004 08:41

yeah im just lucky one of my local beaches is dead south facing and works in winds that most other beaches dont work in.i hope next tuesday is decent because i think i can go the beach that day and maybe thursday.I will probably go on the weekend even if is small just for something to do
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/11/2004 21:08

Found a couple more SICK pics from Knights, taken over the past week. The colours are awesome, no bad churning of sand for a change.

Pics courtesy of www.fluidzone.com





TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 13/11/2004 21:10

Damn double post
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/11/2004 00:28

Excellent stuff lennie.Lovely clear blue barrels.

Unfortunatly,its flat here,so no barrels like that for me.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/11/2004 08:09

i just cheecked stickybeek and suprisingly the waves are pretty good so i might go to beach later if the wind stays offshore.Nice pics thunderstruck i dont think iv'e ever seen a pic of knights with clear blue water.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/11/2004 20:02

It's a rare sight indeed for Knights....

Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/11/2004 21:43

This weekend is looking pretty crap for east coast surfers. There should be a little bit of size(2-3'),but quality will be lacking thanks to a southerly airstream. Southern corners will be cleanest,but little to no swell will refract into these areas.

Next week is looking better.Swellnet is calling 4-6'+ for Tuesday,but we'll wait and see as the models may downgrade that system.I particulary like the look of next weekend,with the likelyhood of northerly winds and reasonably solid S swell. Thats over a week away though,so things may change.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 03:36

Hi Pintang,
One has to remain an optimist with the dreaded summer pattern looking ominous...I have a feeling this year won't be like the last few... the windows of opportunity will be narrow... I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 06:43

this weekend is looking pretty shocking surf wise and it's cold aswell but if swellnet is right next week should be good and i hope your right about next week pingtang because that would be awesome.I had a good surf on tuesday the wind was a bit strong and it was a cross shore shore easterly but the waves were solid straight from the south and nice and peaky A frame shape but very crowded because we got there to late and there was about 50000 surfers hogging all the good waves
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 06:52

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
Swellnet is calling 4-6'+ for Tuesday,but we'll wait and see as the models may downgrade that system.
Just to qualify that forecast a little further, 4-6'+ is for the exposed south-facing beaches - the forecast also said that we'll hoepfully see "most regular Sydney beaches increasing to 3-4'+".. so 4-6' is not expected everywhere (due to the extreme south in the swell direction). This system is still on track with no reason to downgrade as yet.. but I'm always on the alert for an about-face from GFS wink
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 06:57

just checked out the WAM charts and they look quite impressive.Thermalben how do measure the waves for your forcast is the face size or down the back of the wave
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 09:19

Should be south swell all next week,with that high remaining almost stationary! Some areas,will miss a fair chunk of size though as thermalben pointed.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/11/2004 12:54

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
Should be south swell all next week,with that high remaining almost stationary! Some areas,will miss a fair chunk of size though as thermalben pointed.
yeah dead south swell does tend to miss most locations but im just lucky enough to live close to one of the few south facing swell magnets in the state.pingtang do have a beach down there that picks up a lot of south swell
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/11/2004 13:58

G'day Boardrider.

Yes,a spot I surf often is an excellent south swell magnet,possibly even the best in the state. For example I have scored 6'(double head)waves here before,when most other south facing spots are 1/2 to 2/3rds that size,and regular sydney beaches tiny to flat.Also,you can get fun waves here when just about everywhere else in the state is too tiny to ride.Its not a beach,but a heavy and shallow reef break.Located at Sussex inlet,this break faces south to southeast,and picks all swell that comes in from that direction.This break also has deep water at the back of it,making for a significant jack factor when the incoming swell hits the shallow ledge. On the downside,this spot picks up little to no northeast swell,and sometimes it picks up too much size.A great little spot though. smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/11/2004 08:13

sounds a lot like my local swell magnet birubi exept mine is a beach break which is located at the northern end of the stockton bight and faces dead south and the pic below shows where it is.Its to the north of the stockton beach breaks and as youl see it sticks out from the coast alot and i also go to one mile wich is the east facing beach just north of birubi.

Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/11/2004 23:04

Good Surf here with onshore winds, but youll have to find a wind protected spot for the best conditions mainly about the northern side of Phillip Island at Right Point and Cat Bay.

Not enough swell to get me going that would be entering Cat Bay. Good thing people are working, not much really happening.

Karl smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/11/2004 23:05

And I thought it would be fitting seeing as I started this thread 2 years ago I would gladly take the 1000th post.

Thanks to everyone contributing they're knowledge and forecasts and pictures. Great to enjoy the surf with all of you.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/11/2004 17:36

G'day Karl

I have really enjoyed this thread over the last 2 years.Its been great reading smile

This weekend looks like being small for NSW.We should see some south swell remains,maybe 2ft,but I cant see much more than that. NW-NE winds,so excellent conditions in those northern corners,but little swell unfortunatly.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/11/2004 12:45

the new swellnet forcast is looking pretty good pingtang for saturday it's calling 3-4ft at exposed south locations.I hope it's good because i havent been to the beach for a few weeks now because of dodgy conditions
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/11/2004 16:13

G'day Boardrider.

Yeah that forecast does sound good for tomorrow.I cant see it being 4ft though,maybe 2-3ft max at those south swell magnets.Excellent winds though(NW-NE),and hot too,so definatly worth a paddle. Sunday will be tiny In my opinion,with 1ft+ remains from the south,and a new short period 1ft NE windswell.So make the most of saturday. smile
Posted by: thunderkid

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/11/2004 20:56

anyone know when it is the best day to go to the beach for a swim either tommorro or sunday? iam thinking sunday but iam afraid the change will come early sumtime in the afternoon.

cheers ?
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2004 06:21

G'day thunderkid the best day for a swim will probably be sunday because it will be hotter.I dont think the sutherly will come through till late
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2004 11:49

had an awsome surf this morning it was 4ft++ and pealing perferctly but was a bit crowded
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2004 12:25

I had an awesome surf down here too,near Sussex inlet.There were some 5'bombs!,but mostly 2-4'. Swellnet nailed it on the head. Offshore winds,and very clean conditions,with spitting grinders to be had and some nasty beatings. Just me and my mate out.Currently 34C at my place now,so a great day for the beach with not even a cloud in the sky.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/11/2004 14:20

only 2 people out.i wish there was only 2 out up here but there was probably close to 50 but most people were just watching the waves go past.I also took a beating when a solid 6ft wave came through and i got tumbled going under it and was some very nice tubes been had out there aswell.Im glad swellnet was right
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2004 22:53

Heading over to Phillip Island this weekend, hopefully some more solid conditions and offshore winds can greet me on Saturday morning.

Initially at this stage 3-4' looks likely with a light wind in the morning, going to have to battle against the SEly seabreeze though frown

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/12/2004 22:59

G'day karl.

Not looking too bad along our stretch as we'll thi weekend.There should be some small southeast swell with favourable winds early on. Im looking for a surf at sussex inlet or maybe aussie pipe if theres enough swell.Ulladulla could have a few options as well smile Good luck with your trip to phillip island.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2004 06:20

G'day pingtang this weekend is lookin very similar to last weekend with about 4ft of south swell and N to NE wind which should be great i just hope it's not heaps warm in the morning because it might keep the crowds down
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2004 14:10

Hopefully I can go for a bodyboarding trip down to the Mid and also South Coasts when our next lot of decent groundswell is due. Havent had a good weeklong trip for ages, might even try some spots I have never tried before, namely Tunkalila Beach...

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2004 21:52

Just found some totally SICK pics of Knights taken recently!! The first one is classic Knights hollow as hell! Pics courtesy of www.fluidzone.com







TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/12/2004 22:08

Nice pics smile

That barrel on the first photo looks really really nice.I would love to be inside that!
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/12/2004 17:29

Tomorrow morning still looking lovley. Lighter ESE winds than today and about 3ft. Will check Express and Woolies and the head over to Smiths and Summerlands if I can.

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2004 11:05

surf was rubbish today the wind was from the ENE to E and there wasn't very much swell
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2004 12:33

Surf was okay down here,but far short of exceptional.Abit on the small side,but the bombs were well overhead,approaching double head on the biggest set of the day(5'+).Unfortunatly not many were hooking up with the reef we'll,with alot of them closing out.There was also some left over bump,from yesterdays southerlys.Abit of fun,but thats about it.Tomorrrow looks ordinary.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2004 18:45

3ft fun crossshore waves down at the Island, Woolies to Smiths offered reasonable conditions with Summerlands doing much better in protected conditions from the Ely winds.

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2004 19:59

was it really that big down there pingtang it was mabey 2-3ft up here and that was at birubi so most other places would of been smaller.so was the wind offshoe down there
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/12/2004 22:07

G'day Boardrider.

Most waves were in the 2-3ft category.The bigger sets were 4ft,and the biggest set of the day was definatly 5ft.So there was definatly abit of size.It was offshore too for most of the session.Unfortunatly,It wasnt that heavy,and some of the barrels just crumbled and shut down.Still not a bad session though,consdiering everywhere else on the south coast was 2ft or less today.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2004 06:51

damn what you got was a lot better than up here.It would of ben alright if the wind was offshore
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/12/2004 20:41

just checked out the virtual buoys and there showing some decent ENE swell on thursday with northerly wind so the end of the week may good may be good at spots that that handle a northerly wind
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2004 09:48

I reckon this just about sums today up!



You can just see what he's thinking
"If it was only a foot bigger"
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2004 10:27

laugh It's amazing how photos can really sum up what's going through people's heads...

Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2004 11:42

summer sux bad.
is the surf always bad in summer because i only started bodyboarding just before last summer and the surf was crap and now this summer is starting off crap.
most of the year was pretty poor here when we had swell we had no banks working
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2004 16:24

Classic TB laugh

br_17, your right about summer. I can put up with the short peiod stuff but the crowds just drive me mental. (although birubi could be kinda choice by mid week - what are the banks like atm?).
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/12/2004 17:07

G'day temp trace
the banks have been awsome A frames and tubing good on the right tide and swell size.it was awsome the weekend before last when we had the S swell i would of rated it the best ive seen there but ive only been goin there for a year.But it was very crowded frown
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/12/2004 21:27

Huey bless your cotton socks Benny!
Again you called it almost perfect and saved me $'s on a trip down South
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/12/2004 21:33

Thanks Ripley smile Glad you didn't bother with the trip to Victor - not only is it frustrating to waste petrol money on a fruitless surf mission, but the sight of Middleton under a howling SE'er can come back to haunt you for weeks to come! I wouldn't wish that upon anyone laugh
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2004 13:38

very fun surf today.My first time at box beach which is similar to knights on big days but luckily for me it wasnt big.awsome tubing wedges onto shallow sand it was only about 3ft on the bigger ones but it jacks up on the sand so i'l probably be heading there more often now
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2004 14:04

I had a really fun surf today at Redsands. It was quite solid there today,with most bombs in the 4-5'+ range(nearing double head).Everywhere else was only half this size! And it was very clean too,almost the cleanest you get with a light southwester brushing the surface. I got some good spitting barrels both left and right,so it was a good surf.The waves were powerful,and I hit the bottom hard a few times,but only escaped with light cuts.And nobody came out for the whole session smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2004 14:12

what direction does redsands face becuase we only had small NE swell up here
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2004 14:35

Reddies faces north east.Its a shallow reef with deep water at the back of it. On a northeast swell,reddies is usually if not always,significantly bigger than everywhere else. I dunno why,but thats what ive found anyway after surfing the break maybe 100times.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/12/2004 15:55

sounds good i wish i had a north swell magnet here.i dont realy know what box works well on yet only bodyboarded there once but ive been there to watch on a big swell and it was very heavy


on a smallish day similar to today


shows how shallow it is
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/12/2004 05:14

Being A South Aussie and heading towards the south coast of N.S.W. for 5 days over Christmas do any of you blokes who surf local give us much of chance of getting a couple waves around the Mollymook, Bateman's Bay area?

Ripley

PS. Great looking pics BR17
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/12/2004 05:23

Did any of you, per chance local South Aussie blokes/sheilas go to the show at Cutloose yesterday?
There were heaps of people there and some of the surf gear was going out ridiculous prices... I managed to score a new board cover for $119 plus five blocks of wax thrown in...
i even got the chance to thank Shane for shaping the best board I've ever had in more than 40 years of surfing.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/12/2004 20:33

heres a pic of a sketchy reef i found at the start of the year while walking in the bush.I'vr also got pics from broadbeach but i've got to edit them and that will take a while but there pretty good
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/12/2004 22:17

Great pic there Board rider.

Yes it does look a little sketchy.It looks like the lip is breaking 20 or so metres in front of those rocks.If you took a bad beating,you would be close to them thats for sure.The wave looks quite makable though,with deep looking water on the shoulder.Sort of looks like a reef I surf down here.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/12/2004 06:21

after i took the the pic we went over there to look and nothing else like that came through and the swell was pretty small that day aswell but it was a heaps shallow rockledge.

EDIT: heres a pic of broadbeach on the goldcoast from the start of the year it was epic
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/12/2004 11:22

Whoa sweet pics there mate, the first one is deadly but awesome!!!

Ive got a few recent ones of Knights Beach, pics from www.fluidzone.com. I know the dude riding in that second pic. The last one is epic Knights....god that guy is screwed.







TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/12/2004 14:38

that last pick is psyco why would you bother going that eek .but the other two look sweet
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/12/2004 17:06

I had a good surf on Saturday.I went down to one of my local reefs near Sussex Inlet,and scored some sweet 3-5' waves,with the very occasional 6' bomb. Unfortunatly most waves shut down on the reef,and you would get smashed.A few peaks came through though,offering you a good barrel.A friend of mine copped a heavy beating.He got back slammed into the reef on a bomb set,and nearly choked from his leash after it wrapped around his throat a few times.Some of the caught insides were bad too,washing you through the line up and over the falls.It was really fun though,and I scored a real sweet 5second barrel to spit out.I was going to head out on Sunday too,but swell had dropped heaps.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/12/2004 17:18

i didnt get out this weekend but i dont think i missed much because it was blowin an easterly all morning saturday and sunday was to small to bother
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/12/2004 18:51

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
I had an awesome surf down here too,near Sussex inlet.
Hi Pingtang,
What are the chances this'll be working over the Christmas period?
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/12/2004 14:48

looks like there should be some solid south swell around tuesday but the wind may be a bit dodgy but im hoping it goes SW
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/12/2004 16:54

Hello ripley-smith. Sorry for the late reply,I havent checked this thread for quite a while! Sussex inlet would have had good swell on christmas day,but it was onshore.Today,the winds are better but its very small now.

G'day Boardrider. Yes,its looking quite good! Espesicelly Tuesday and Wednesday,where we should see solid sets out of the south.I cant wait!
Thursday is looking good too,but maybe abit less swell.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/12/2004 17:23

yes virtual buoy is showing 10-15ft down the face from the south and WAM charts are showing similar .What do you reckon the size will be at most normal east facing beaches pingtang
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/12/2004 15:05

went for a surf this morning it wasnt to bad but it wasnt as big as i was expecting and i also snapped my leash so i had to go for a swim
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/12/2004 15:07

Great piccies everyone smile

Went down to Phillip Island over the weekend, and conditions were ideal, winds light and sunny skies. 3-4ft SW swell with early variable winds.

Unfortunatley you had to almost break out the 'tennis ball in the stocking' and swing for your life to get a decent radius of space away from hacks laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/12/2004 19:28

Hi Pintang,
We left the South Coast of N.S.W. yesterday after having a good wave at Mollymook
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2005 10:01

There will be some good conditions through VIC this week, well the early part of this week with easterly winds and a developing surface low. But the interest happens mid week with the development of a southerly stream which will get the ground swell going for the weekend.

Weekend surf is going to be great with 4-5' waves and light E winds.

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2005 11:16

G'day Karl

Last week,was excellent along our stretch of the coast.I scored a great surf at reddies last Wednesday,4-5'+ shallow offshore grinders,with only a few out early.Unfortunatly it was packed later on,but it was still good. I also had a good surf on new years day at Taboo,sussex inlet.It was quite solid at first,with the video footage revealing some sets near triple head.A great surf,with plenty of nice barrels.

Unfortunatly this week looks small.I should get a wave tomorrow morning though,but im not expecting much size.Im hoping for something better this weekend.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/01/2005 11:22

I cant believe it was 3 yrs ago since we started this thread.

Yeah it has been great up your way but the tides are turning andn its VIC turn to get some good action for once laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/01/2005 16:36

Couple of pics of Knights from myself for a change when I was down there chasing storms, not bodyboarding...would have dearly liked to be in the water nice 3-4ft barrels. Took from up on headland.

Freeman Knob first one, Ive been on this wave b4 but its a tricky bugger and doesn't break unless its decent swell.



Knights Barrel



Again



Nice dumper lol



TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/01/2005 16:53

nice pics thunderstruck

hopeing for decent waves this weekend because it dosent look ther will be any swell during the week but some south swell should come up on saturday
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2005 05:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
Couple of pics of Knights from myself for a change when I was down there chasing storms, not bodyboarding...would have dearly liked to be in the water nice 3-4ft barrels. Took from up on headland.

Freeman Knob first one, Ive been on this wave b4 but its a tricky bugger and doesn't break unless its decent swell.



Knights Barrel



Again



Nice dumper lol



TS cool
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Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2005 14:56

OK can we not quote the whole of someones post if there is photos in it.

Swell is increasing well across VIC, strong SSW flow developing overnight should see some sets closing in on the 6ft mark tomorrow morning on the high tide.

Karl smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2005 15:29

I can see em now can u?

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2005 16:04

I can see the photos and they are good smile

Karl smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/01/2005 21:12

Unfortunatly we're in the grip of a summer flat spell. 0-1ft of barely ridable NE windswell is the best we have.Lovely conditions though,with light offshores and cloudless skies.This weekend will have waves,but I cant see anything good.Just a crappy summer 1-2metre south swell with useless S/SE winds.Far from ideal.

PS, great pics lennie. I wouldent mind scoring waves like that tomorrow! I might post some pics of my own soon(of redsands).I just have to resize them.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2005 07:07

theres a chance now that the wind will be SW in the morning on the weekend but all the places that work in this wind will get no swell unless the swell gets bigger than 2metres
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/01/2005 20:31

Best chance of a wave in this part of the Aussie pond on the weekend could be down at Robe
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/01/2005 11:52

The surf is quite average today on the south coast. Its a metre or so at most beaches,with a S/SE wind on top of it.Tomorrow should be simular,maybe abit more size,but SE winds once again.We could see a lite offshore early tomorrow,but it wont last long.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 08/01/2005 13:42

sems like it was a bit better up here.the wind was offshore when i got there and got 1 wave then the SE'r came up for a while then a storm came over and it glassed off but the waves were pretty weak because of the high tide.Just hope theres some decent swell next week
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 05:27

Has a great little wave at Long Beach, Robe yesterday...checked out Stoney Rise too but unfortunately the onshores were into it early smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 11:26

The southerly airstream continues today,chopping out the open beaches.Southern corners are much cleaner,but smaller too,thanks to the southerly direction of the swell.Its one of those days,where you have to choose between size and quality.
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 12:05

I was at Narrabeen yesterday for the finals of the World Juniors Titles, and wave heights were pretty impressive (see pics). It even cleaned up nicely during the final as winds swung to the SW following a brief rain shower.



Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 14:08

gotta love rain showers at the beach.on saturday conditions were **** house until a rainshower saved the day and wind swung offshore.Thermalben how much swell will the sydney region get next weekend
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 14:40

G'day all.
Good shots TB. I was surprised how quickly the swell came up yesterday, went for a paddle first up and we had solid 6ft sets pushing through. Tragic this morning with the swell almost halving in size overnight.

Towards the end of next week is looking interesting, especially for the north coast, can think of a few point breaks that should be firing nicely.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 15:44

Nice Pics thermalben.Some of those waves look quite sizey. We only saw half that size yesterday,maybe 1-2'+ with onshore winds.Its bigger today,with wave heights approaching 4' at exposed locations.Unfortunatly,quality is lacking severely with a fresh SE wind on top of it.

Im expecting better conditions through the working week.Tuesday could be fun,with a small residual south swell and a developing northerly airstream.Thursday onwards is looking the goods though,especially the further north you go.If you want size,go to the north coast.Sydney should pull in something fun though,maybe sometime Thursday and into Friday.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 16:02

Nice shots Ben. smile

Swell on the slight decrease here, however nice temps and plenty of sunshine will continue to increase the amount of people down at the beach this week. Finally a beach holiday looks good this week, oh wait I have to go back to work :rolleyes:

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 16:48

g'day temp trace
where abouts do surf at newy.I go up the bay way.didnt check birubi but it would have been big and blown out and one mile was about 4-5ft on the biggest ones
EDIT: just checked wam charts and looks like there may be a decent size NE swell next weekend
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/01/2005 22:40

Quote:
Originally posted by temp trace:
Good shots TB. I was surprised how quickly the swell came up yesterday
Thanks Temp Trace smile I was a little surpsied too - I actually scaled back my call on Friday to 4'+ exp s-facing beaches (from Wed's forecast of 4-5'+) as successive model runs had weakened the S'ly flow around the low on Thurs and Fri, focussing on developments in the Coral Sea.

This week is likely to herald the first true spell of quality Qld waves of the season. However, I don't think we're going to see that much in Sydney later this week and into the weekend - the ridge is looking pretty firm across the northern Tasman, and aside from some refracted E'ly swell, I don't think we'll see a push from the NE as was anticipated.

Of equal interest is the Southern Ocean - there's quite a bit of action brewing at the moment (Quikscat picking up a nice area of 50kts WSW'ly winds 54S 77E), and a strong frontal progression will significantly top up wave height for SA nd Vicco during from Wed onwards. In fact, Thursday is looking near-epic at Bells with NW winds anticipated and a good chance for wave heights to be around 5-6', possibly even a little bigger.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 07:37

Thanks ben
those victorians get it sweeet compared to us
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 09:07

Hi br_17

Surf all over, use to go up the bay way a lot but lately have been heading south instead.

Love Bar Reef, in winter anyway, never ceases to amaze me that you can surf a place so close to town with hundreds of people driving past and still manage to get it to yourself at times.

Last few weeks been spending a bit of time just down the road from you, the poo pipe at Stockton, well worth a look if your out and about but just watch out for all the 4wds and its just a tad sharky.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 12:32

never been down newy way but one of my mates wants too.we got the best summer beach up here anyway.do you go to the cowrie hole and if you do how shallow and dangerouse is it because it always looks good on sticky beek
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 14:14

Shallow and sucky, nearly always holds a wave but the crowds are just insane (stickys pic today is a good example - couple of feet of slop and at least half a dozen out frown ). Anywhere from Nobbys reef to Newcastle is always a battle with crowds. Bar to Merewether is not quite as bad but still not great, especially in summer.

Merewether and south the crowds really drop off and there's a whole heap of breaks worth checking out, the locals can be a problem, but that's the same with any break.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 15:23

do you go to cathrin hill bay.my uncle surfs there and 1 of my mates went there and said it was good but it's a fair drive
Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/01/2005 18:30

TT said in part, "...never ceases to amaze me that you can surf a place so close to town with hundreds of people driving past and still manage to get it to yourself at times."

I used to have a van and annexe just south of Ulladulla and there was a reef there that was just great. There's no access to it apart from walking in from the camp site (about a kilometre) so you could have almost every break crowded on 4' to 6' days down that way but this place would have maybe two guys out and there would be beautiful, long walls and a nice barrell on the inside. Not the heaviest of waves but certainly no dead sections and better walls than Golf Course. Great for reos out back and floaters or green rooms closer to shore. Sadly, this break was usually hopeless over about 6' to 8'.

Anybody know the spot I mean? wink
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2005 06:05

Hi Blizzard,
Do you mean the dirt road behind the caravan park, as I may have pics of it?
Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2005 10:11

Hey Ripley,

Yeah, there is a dirt road behind the other caravan park just to the south of my old van site which then required a walk over the sand hills. From my van site though, you had to walk about a kilometre along the beach to get to the break. There's no direct access to this break, unless things have changed down there these days.

Post the pics if you have 'em! smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2005 20:41

G'day Blizzard,
Yeah, looking at the break when it was small looked good and promising. It's going to take me a few days to go through my files to find those pics....Mind you they're not great but the break sure did show a lot of potential...and as you said it's really out of the way of the mainstream surfer.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/01/2005 22:31

G'day Blizzard and Ripley..

I used to surf the Ulladulla reigon heaps.Its a great little spot for surfing,with plenty of fun beachbreaks and reefs.My favourite spot is Bawley point,located 25kms north of Batemans Bay.Golf Course reef can get fun too,but it often gets crowded. Dolphin point is a great little set up too,but once again gets crowded on the good days as does the Ulladulla bommie.You can also find less accessable spots in between Burill lake and Lake Tabourie.Definatly a great area for surfing. Maybe,i've seen your mentioned break.Ive seen several local breaks that fit the description.I'll just need some pics smile
Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 08:50

Yeah, sounds like you may have surfed it. smile The good thing about the break I mentioned is that from Tabourie to the north, its a bit hard to see what the reef is doing so most don't bother with the walk. Its a left hander that walls up really well and sections quite quickly with a nice down the line. As pintang says, a really fun area for surfing. I'll have to scan some pics of the area, if I can find them in the drawer.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 18:09

Im hoping to see some refracted E/NE groundswell this weekend(for the south coast)from weakening TC kerry.I cant see much size though,maybe 3-4' at best on the sets at the NE facing locations.With the strong NEers,im expecting a lumpy windswell as we'll.This windswell may disguise the groundswell somewhat,especially when the NEer kicks up in the afternoons.A southerly change on sunday,may help things,cleaning southern corners dramatically-these areas would get the full swell as well! So sundays looking best IMO,after the change hits(if it hits).
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 19:05

i just hope theres lots of east in the swell so birubi picks it up because of the northerly wind.I dont think i'l see a southerly change here on sunday so i dont know what day to go.Probably just go the day it will be the biggest
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 19:53

G'day Crew,
Here's the pics of what I think Blizzard was talking about...the surf was really small that day so I reckon it would probably be better with a bit more size...



Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 21:59

Thanks Ripley,

Yeah, nice break that one. The one I'm referring to though is just a touch further south. Its smack bang in the middle of a longish beach, about a kilometre north of L.Tabourie.

Thanks for the pics!
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/01/2005 22:32

G'day Blizzard.

The beach your referring too is wairo beach. I used to walk along that beach quite abit,starting off at Crapton island(lake tabourie),and heading to Burill pines the next point to the north. So i've walked past your referred break,I have never surfed it though.You can get acsess to it,a track runs from the highway right to that stretch of beach about a km north of the taborie turn off.

Ps,Nice pics Ripley.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 16:36

im trying to decide what day to go to the beach saturday or sunday because the forcasts are all over the place
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 17:58

You're not gonna get much over the weekend anyway due to the swell direction - go Saturday, as the winds will be better overall.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 19:08

im goin tommoro.how come the BOM is saying 2-3m swell but surf reports are saying 3ft normally a 3m swell produces some solid waves???
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 21:23

If I was you BR17 I'd tend to listen to Thermalben's advice...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 21:28

mmmmmmmmm those pics bring back nice memories of walking along the beach in NSW. Thanks for posting them up.

4ft waves in VIC, today would have been superb with light winds early smile

East coast is the place to be.

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/01/2005 21:47

Karl,
If you're referring to my pics then thankyou...It's certainly an idyllic place to be when there's a wave going.
I would've thought you'd have a reasonable wave in Vic today, considering what we had here in S.A. yesterday.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 06:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
If I was you BR17 I'd tend to listen to Thermalben's advice...
i do go by swellnet nearly all the time.I guess im just wishing it was bigger smile but the BOM forcast is odd
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 10:37

I had a very fun low tide session at Redsands today.It was 3-4' offshore and very heavy for its size.Alot of spitting barrels.Great fun.The draggings across the dry sharp reef wer'nt so fun though. smile
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 13:37

And now some more storms to contend with Michael smile

Ripley, I stayed on the beach there for 2 weeks in September last year. It was unreal smile

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 13:44

waves here were solid 4ft++ but bad sandbanks just made huge close outs so i didnt have much fun frown
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 16:55

G'day Karl

Yeah more storms for me! Its been quite a good day,with fun waves in the morning and nice storms in the arvo.Tomorrow should offer some fun waves after the change and maybe more storms.
So it could be quite a good weekend.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 19:43

Yeah and still going by the looks of things too over you. Have fun tomorrow morning, little change to the current conditions, hopefully the change can hold off for you.

The trough system was moving through VIC at about 15km/h today, the front will accelerate that overnight and increase the chances of quite a dramatic change in wind direction tomorrow afternoon along the coastal regions, blowing out any good swell frown

Karl smile
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 20:07

Evening all.

Where did you go out today br_17?

Pogo's for me. Your right about being solid, only 3ft with a wait for bombs but they had some punch to 'em.

Noticed the water temp was down a degree or so, was only thinking yesterday that we should get some upwelling from all these NE'ers - might be the start?

Had a top morning yesterday, 2ft pushing 3ft on the sets, light N, small crew and water temp must have been pushing 23deg.
Ended up taking the camera out afterwards to get a few happy snaps

Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 20:08

Nice pics TT smile

Thanks for putting them up. Looked like a lovely Saturday smile

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 21:07

It's been pretty good here the last couple of days with some blokes finding it hard to get back in...
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/01/2005 23:04

LOL laugh Im only laughing cause I know how that feels and how stupid you feel and I could imagine them just going s*&t s^&t laugh

Thanks for that Ripley, what a classic :p

Karl smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/01/2005 06:04

g'day temp
i went out at one mile point the waves were lining up alright on the point but ther is no sand bank there and they were just closing out on the shallow sand it was probably the heaviest ive seen one mile.the barrels were dredging sand of the bottom.

i thought the water was warm
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/01/2005 21:17

Quote:
Originally posted by Karl Lijnders:
LOL laugh Im only laughing cause I know how that feels and how stupid you feel and I could imagine them just going s*&t s^&t laugh

Thanks for that Ripley, what a classic :p

Karl smile
G'day Karl,
You'll notice only one of those blokes is looking at what the surfs'doing while the other two are more concerned about getting to safety. The smart bloke has turned his board upside down and I daresay knows a little bit about surfing...
Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2005 10:16

i went to middlton yesterday and learnt how to surf!!!!.....lol...i never knew what id been missing out on...its awsum!...i will admit the surf was pretty small though..lol..but yer its awsum fun, took a couple of attempts b4 i could stand though...lol
Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2005 12:38

Nice pics TT and Ripley! smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2005 13:12

Yer those other two look like they are not regulars, I dont surf (only bodyboard) but I know the 'rules'.

Went to Knights properly the other day and had some KEEEEEEEEEEGGSSS geez some were top rides others were painful closeouts that had me wincing after winded for tens of minutes afterwards, but scored some top rides in amongst it. Also saw a huge, weird looking fish, godknows what it was!!! Surf was bout 4ft, breaking in typical Knights fashion tho many closeouts were prelevant. Winds were light early but swung to the S and freshened but wernt too bad, generally still lightish, didnt lump it up a lot. No pics, tho, not leaving that camera in the possession of anyone but myself!

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2005 14:04

does knights always have lots of close outs
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/01/2005 14:38

Yes it does, but not always, depends on the condits and the size of the swell and the general water dynamics at teh time the wave is entering the breaker zone....it often has some fantastic rights and sometimes some wicked lefts but yes can close out quite often. If its pushing 6ft, ur MAD to even think about going out there unless u want ur spine ripped from ur body....

Its best in the 3-4ft range I find, 5ft is as far big as I'll go in it before it starts to scare me to death lol. NOT a surfing beach thats for sure...u can try lol but rarely suceed. Keep surfing to Waits, Parsons, Tunks, Middleton, Goolwa and Bullies.

TS cool
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2005 20:29

Hi TS,
Ever tried any breaks on Yorkes like the Ethel Wreck?
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2005 20:34

next week is looking awesome 5-6ft E swell and a pulic holidat wednesday smile smile
Ben how long is this swell going to last??
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/01/2005 22:42

Offshore Nly and a 35-38C day here with late thunder with a change seems to be the forecast for Melbourne, some alright surf, nothing to really come out of those westerlies to the south, maybe 3ft over the E surf coast next week.

Have to stay tuned to surfshop and Swellnet definantly. Great rescource Ben laugh

Karl smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/01/2005 21:57

I think it'll be worth another trip down to Robe again this Sunday...the swell looks like being a good size and the winds favourable.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 09:37

found a cool pick of knightsthe guy in the pick is gunna DIE


Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 09:52

thats wave has some power above it.....probably his last ride ever....lol....awsum pic!
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 12:34

yeah i dont think that guy would be feelin too good after that.
pingtang the surf prospects are great from mid next week through the week end weekend
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 18:38

sydney got some awesome waves today




Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 19:04

We got some good waves this morning as well.Unfortunatly,I missed out thanks to work. Yes,mid next week looks very interesting.Should be fairly solid.I dont really know what the winds will do though,N/NE would be my prediction at this stage. That knights wave looks heavy,but theres a good chance he got out unscathed.
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 19:10

WOW sensational stuff BR!!! What is going on surf storms, rainfall!!! Its only because Im not there wink

Look forward to a good week of surf down here, lets hope Australia Day does something, 41C and a NWly, 6ft of swell would be nice!!!!

Karl laugh
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/01/2005 19:24

Quote:
Originally posted by Karl Lijnders:
WOW sensational stuff BR!!! What is going on surf storms, rainfall!!!
Karl laugh
Parts of Sydney got 4cm hail last night,and then they awake to sunny skies and great waves. We got awesome storms down here too,and some great waves. Unfortunatly,I missed the best waves and the best storm thanks to damn work! frown
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/01/2005 20:46

We spent the best part of Sunday surfing down at Robe on the South Aussie Limestone Coast. The surf was great, 3-4 foot in size with light offshore winds and well worth the 3 hour drive even though afterwards we were told there'd been a big white cruising the area during the week.
:wave:
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2005 20:27

Some good conditons out east from N QLD and developing on the eastern coast (despite onshore winds for now) whats the latest? Is it as good as it looks on the charts?

Karl smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/01/2005 20:40

Not great at the moment Karl - size is still on the small side, and winds are onshore. Looking quite sizeable for the end of the week up here though.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2005 12:06

FWOR nice FAT Knights KEG! mmmmm check out the rump on that lip!

Nice sydney pics too!

Ripley, I have gone to the YP, when I do I go to Pondie, I must confess I have never ridden Ethels, and I know its a top wave when condits are right. Pondie is nice enuff tho. Not going to tackle Chinamans, uve gotta know ur stuff on that wave and its more of a surfing wave anyway. Top wave tho, very strong.

TS cool
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2005 14:24

Noticed this pic in this months tracks (from the extreme gliding web site)

eek

Pretty ordinary up this way today, fresh onshores and 2ft/3ft of slop. Groms were having fun in the shore break

Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/01/2005 16:30

weekend looks interesting.bom for friday have a possible westerly developing if a low forms and the westerly should hold into the weekend and 5ft of E swell so it should be good
Posted by: Blizzard

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/01/2005 17:24

That's filthy TT! Maybe that's the cloud barrel they surf in heaven. Wouldn't want to pull out a floater on that, long way down. Not to mention over the falls.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 26/01/2005 21:26

G'day Thunderstruck,

Hang in there cobber, as I have to go back through a mountain of CD's to come up with the appropriate files...
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2005 20:38

Here ya go Thunderstruck,
Pics taken at Pondie last year...
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/01/2005 21:13

And here's Knights on a better than average day...
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 29/01/2005 16:24

Good afternoon.

The surfs not too bad at the moment around here.I just checked it then,and its solid but onshore. Its very difficult to judge wave heights with nobody in the water,but I think its 4-5' plus.The waves were certainly thumping on the banks out the back,and the beach was closed thanks to a very strong side current and strong swell/rips.We should see even more tomorrow morning with a southerly!,so im expecting great conditions in the southern corners.I know where I'll be going,cant wait!

smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/02/2005 22:27

Pardon me,
I made a fairly bold prediction that the surf this summer would be more than adequate...not that anybody was listening...right now I'll make another salubrious one...the surf this coming autumn will be the best for yonks!
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 07:44

i hope your prediction comes true on the east coast followed by an awesome winter.i've only been goin to the beach for 1 year so i will say predict that this winter will be better than last
Posted by: soda

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 10:28

Amazing surf in Port Phillip Bay this morning. Its not rare to see surfers braving +30 knot winds in a south wester, but this morning was clean almost offshore and 2 foot walls, not peaks.

It looked amazing, and a couple of lads at Brighton making the most of the rare event.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 20:00

Yeah the surf was definitely up on the bay(I'd say pollution levels would have been too!). Apparently middle park beach has been washed away completely (sea walls are a great idea aren't they!), whilst a regular surfing spot at Kerferred Rd has had its peir heavily damaged. There was footage on the Today show this morning of waves crashing through the wooden planks as they moved underneath.
The bells picture on surfshop.comau was also impressive, with whitewater half way to the horizon.
The swell from the initial low system that spawned this current beast over the state also produced classic waves on Monday. At least two locations in Vic were near to there all time best. I have a couple of photos but am unsure how to post them. If someone could help me I'll post them ASAP.
Cheers,
Alex
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 21:00

So do I BR17 & Alex, as we're off to the East Coast at the end of march and from past experience there's nearly always been a reasonable wave or two...the trick is knowing the right places to go to if the swell is on the small side...either way we're looking foward to catching up with a few mates regardless :-)
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 21:06

Pardon me Alex,
But in your humble opinion how's the surf looking for Bells this coming Easter?
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 21:27

G'day Ripley. The Bells Classic is held at a pretty optimum time for waves. Some larger swells start to appear due to the progression of stronger low pressure systems to the south and the prevailing winds are starting to go into a westerly pattern through southern VIC(offshore). It's not always the case, but you've got pretty much the highest probability of scoring good waves there through autumn than at any other time. A precise forecast is still to far away to give, but late summer and autumn is definitely a good time to be in Victoria for waves, especially if you are mobile. You will notice that the Bells beach competition is often moved around to Johanna beach if the swell is too small for bells and the winds are from the north or northeast. So they usually have a pretty successful contest.
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/02/2005 23:10

Here's Alex's photos.. far out!! That is a heavy wave.







Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2005 07:34

nice pics alex.
looks very heavy
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2005 13:26

Great looking pics there Benny, reminds of a place your dad and I surfed together here on Eyre Peninsula :wave:
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2005 13:29

Quote:
Originally posted by Alex Zadnik:
G'day Ripley. The Bells Classic is held at a pretty optimum time for waves. Some larger swells start to appear due to the progression of stronger low pressure systems to the south and the prevailing winds are starting to go into a westerly pattern through southern VIC(offshore). It's not always the case, but you've got pretty much the highest probability of scoring good waves there through autumn than at any other time. A precise forecast is still to far away to give, but late summer and autumn is definitely a good time to be in Victoria for waves, especially if you are mobile. You will notice that the Bells beach competition is often moved around to Johanna beach if the swell is too small for bells and the winds are from the north or northeast. So they usually have a pretty successful contest.
Thanks Alex,
Your blood's worth bottling, looking foward to perhaps get a wave or two at Point Impossible or if it's not too crowded...Kennett River laugh River... :nerd: laugh
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2005 13:39

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
Great looking pics there Benny, reminds of a place your dad and I surfed together here on Eyre Peninsula :wave:
Crikey, you're not talking about Caves, are you? Dad's got some great shots of Rosella Point wink
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 04/02/2005 22:35

Great pics Alex!That wave looks so fun.I would pay $50,if I could surf that wave tomorrow.

Flat tomorrow,and no storms! what will I do laugh
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2005 06:33

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
Great pics Alex!That wave looks so fun.I would pay $50,if I could surf that wave tomorrow.

Flat tomorrow,and no storms! what will I do laugh
basically the crapest weather you can get
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 05/02/2005 22:34

What I would give to have a surf trip to the EP and west coast.....!!! AWESOME WAVES Alex!!

TS cool
Posted by: Adiabatic

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2005 21:05

WHOA!!!! eek

Nice stuff!

Karl smile
Posted by: BayWave

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2005 22:16

Alex I would be assuming that is Needledicks or something ike that...I remember seeing pics of that place in ABB ages ago, havent brought a mag for a while, that looks really thick and juciy thou and good to see if your a booger on her you dont get crapped on by stand ups...kosher man
Posted by: Jake

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/02/2005 22:57

Nobody mentioned the Lid rider Baywave..j/k whoever takes off on that has my respect regardless of what they ride. That right definitely stands up, great photos Alex.

I'll go back to surfing my 1-2ft Sunshine Coast Beachies frown Haven't got many surfing shots, but heres a local guy Craig doing a little punt a few mornings ago at Glen Eden (Conditions are even smaller today). Hope everyone is using 1024x768 for this one.



Jake.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2005 05:12

[/QUOTE]Crikey, you're not talking about Caves, are you? Dad's got some great shots of Rosella Point wink [/QB][/QUOTE]

Yep, that's the spot, I've got some old film on video of guys surfing at Point Le Hunte when Cactus was too big.
Do you know how Rosella Point got it's name Benny?
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2005 05:21

For all the South Oz blokes and anybody who's interested here's a pic of Pondie taken a couple of years ago...

Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2005 07:18

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
Do you know how Rosella Point got it's name Benny?
Certainly do.. glad that surfers have changed their environmental habits since then!
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 07/02/2005 12:50

That is Pondie at its best just about!!! Bloody nice waves there, I really do wish I lived on the YP, then trips to the west coast would be easier, YP Innes nat park easier and the south coast wont go away.......still Knights remains my fav for now laugh

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2005 14:36

nice waves at the gold coast thermalben.how come the open beaches are empty when there pretty good because i would kill for some waves it's been that flat
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2005 22:04

I had a fairly fun surf today.I went to redsands,shellharbour,my trusty NE swell magnet.I got some good barrels smile It was quite sizey,with some sets we'll overhead some approaching double head in fact. Some were real heavy and dry,with many of them spitting. The wind was light,and the surface was glassy. Its good to see some good waves!,after quite a nasty flat spell.
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2005 22:54

Quote:
Originally posted by BayWave:
Alex I would be assuming that is Needledicks or something ike that...I remember seeing pics of that place in ABB ages ago, havent brought a mag for a while, that looks really thick and juciy thou and good to see if your a booger on her you dont get crapped on by stand ups...kosher man
Thanks Bay wave,
It's not needledicks, that's along way north from where the photos were taken(VIC). There used to be some great shots of that place in the mags though. You're going back along way though, I think ABB(Australian Bodyboarding) Mag has been out of circulation for 3 or 4 years plus. There is a new mag called Movement that tends to have more big wave focus and appeals to an older audience than the other publications. You should check it out.
Also Fluidzone.com is a great site with Bodyboarding info and photos.
Cheers,
Alex
Posted by: BayWave

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 09/02/2005 23:16

what ..is it really ????? i still have the first 4 issues somewhere ...hmmmm maybe they are worth something now????

in regards to the wave sorry man i thought it was needledicks cause the guy that posted it had mermaid beach as his loco, so i assumed...

if it was vic can i guess and say its EP?
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2005 08:04

yeah i saw some pics of collaroy yesterday and it was quiet sizey.Wont be goin to the beach this weekend because it will be flat but next weekend is looking good so far
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 10/02/2005 08:20

dunno why the beaches are empty up here BR17 - I guess everyone would rather surf the points. By the afternoon it got a little more crowded.. perhaps 40 people spread across a couple of hundred metres.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2005 14:18

Ive planned a weekend getaway down at Victor Harbor for the 18th-20th of Feb, going by models, forecasts etc it looks like it will be very nice on the South Coast. Simply cant wait laugh laugh Knights here we come!!! Might also spend some time exploring Tunks....only really been there once and didnt handle it too well, size was simply massive....and as for Waits that day...well giant closeout bombs is a good way to put it

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 11/02/2005 17:05

crikey TS.. looking v.big for that time frame. Would advise against Knights - much recommend taking pics of Bullies with a good SLR camera! laugh
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2005 04:33

And you really do need a good SLR camera for Bullies and not an old one like ours....





Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2005 06:45

hope you take a camera TS and get some photo's of masive knights
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/02/2005 17:52

So Knights will be too big and too dangerous??? Ive handled it at 5ft tho not very well....i was bloody afraid!!!

Only a digicam mate, will try to get pics, see how it goes.....all my chick friends wanna wimp out and go to Horeshoe Bay...how big will that get lol? 2-3ft? Havent been there for a while now...

TS cool
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 06:11

Quote:
Originally posted by Thunderstruck:
So Knights will be too big and too dangerous??? Ive handled it at 5ft tho not very well....i was bloody afraid!!!

Yeah TS, the 17th... is looking very good...looking forward to seeing your pics smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 09:20

hey ripley it looks cold there
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 12:57

interseting development

http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/0640.html
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 15:11

is that twin TC's
QLD might get some E swell from the look of that map
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 21:55

Believe me BR17 it's not...Thermalben was right on the money today with his forecast for the Far and I daresay he's right about Thursday etc....

Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 22:09

How would Martha's Garden on King Island be for the next few days...I heard from Shane Peel it's one of the best breaks on the planet?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/02/2005 22:10

Looking very bleak for my area this week.Nothing but tiny,short period windswell. Nothing on the horizon either.What a crap end to the summer season. In some ways,im looking foward to the colder months and those large south swells.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2005 09:00

i cant wait for winter either.This summer has been crap ive had no real good storms here and it hasnt been that hot either plus the weeks on end with onshore wind and no swell.

there is twin tc's out there but there wont be much swell in AUS from them
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2005 18:48

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
Believe me BR17 it's not...Thermalben was right on the money today with his forecast for the Far and I daresay he's right about Thursday etc....
thanks Ripley smile
Quote:
How would Martha's Garden on King Island be for the next few days...I heard from Shane Peel it's one of the best breaks on the planet?
Sssshhhhhhhh! wink
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 15/02/2005 21:04

Quote:
Originally posted by thermalben:
Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
[b] Believe me BR17 it's not...Thermalben was right on the money today with his forecast for the Far and I daresay he's right about Thursday etc....
thanks Ripley smile
Quote:
How would Martha's Garden on King Island be for the next few days...I heard from Shane Peel it's one of the best breaks on the planet?
Sssshhhhhhhh! wink [/b]
Perchance you wouldn't happen to know Shane Peel would you young Benny smile ?
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2005 11:48

Bloody oath, looking like a pile of **** for the weekend now, pain in the butt, was looking forward to this, planned this trip 2 months ago, and thought it was lookin ok for swell but a bloody @#!$ southerly change @#$ everything up....really pissed right now..cant get there on thurs...

TS cool
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/02/2005 11:50

I don't know Shane Peel (not by name, anyway), but I flew over there on my own a few years back and camped right around the island, looking for waves and finding some pretty amazing locations smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2005 05:03

Jimmy Miller went over there in the late sixties Benny, and was like pepper and salt on the island...he was into everything from introducing surfing to the locals as well as coaching the local footy club smile
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2005 13:14

ahh.. that makes sense smile It's a magical place.
My favourite stubbie holder is from the King Island Racing Club (I spent one Sat arvo there when the surf was flat).. the caption reads "where the surf meets the turf" laugh
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/02/2005 20:16

Benny, I only hope you can handle your grog and tell better jokes than your dear old dad :cheers:
Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/02/2005 21:20

this change really sucks.....means that there is no clean surfing all w/e, apart from maybe sunday - mid coast could be a little cleaner but will b small frown ... i think its time for some snapper fishing
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 18/02/2005 22:44

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
[QB] Believe me BR17 it's not...Thermalben was right on the money today with his forecast for the Far and I daresay he's right about Thursday etc....
looking at the latest swellnet forcast it looks like i was was right there will be some cyclone swell
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/02/2005 09:24

Im hoping for a fun surf late this arvo(if I dont go storm chasing). The NE er raged yesterday pushing up a chunky 3' windswell at NE facing locations,and southern corners.A southerly change should arrive later this arvo,so theres definatly the potential from fun waves in those protected corners.Early tomorrow could be fun,and next week especially the first half looks ok depending on local winds,and how much groundswell filters in from those strong cyclones way out.
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2005 17:36

Interesting couple of hours mid morning today at Newcastle with the trough moving round tending the wind anywhere from WNW to SSW



And I wasn't working :p
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/02/2005 17:47

dam the waves look good wish i was at the beach today.Looks fairly sizeable aswell.i havent seen good offshore waves like that in ages.I cant wait till winter
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/02/2005 21:30

I don't think good pics like that should go without some sort of compliment to the photographer...they're great :-)
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/02/2005 22:14

Great pics cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2005 05:30

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
I don't think good pics like that should go without some sort of compliment to the photographer...they're great :-)
well i dont think there temp traces pics but they are good
Posted by: Matt Pearce

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2005 06:06

Yeah certainly some very impressive pics there! Makes you feel like you're right there in the waves with him smile
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2005 13:26

Quote:
Originally posted by boardrider_17:
well i dont think there temp traces pics but they are good
Yep their mine.

Thanks for the comments guys shocked Just put it down to me being an ace photohog laugh (took the underwater housing out after I'd taken those ones from the beach - filled a 512MB m/card and never got one useable shot laugh hero to zero in the space of a couple of hours.)
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2005 16:03

Ok back from the trip! and WHOA!!

Got down to Victor early friday morning, dumped the camping gear and went to Knights. I was excited cos I could see Bullies breaking and breaking well from the main road, and the wind was offshore until late arvo! Was a solid 3ft and had the odd 4ft set pumping in with bigger breaking at Bullies. Got some nice rides at Knightts, one tube and a near death lol but came all good.

Saturday was slop, went in at Knights again but was 2ft onshore dribble.

Sunday was MASSSSSSIVE late in the day, for some reason it was huge. I was with some girlfriends at this stage after a day at greenhills so i had to go to horeshoe bay but wholey geez!! that place was going oofff!!!! down near the eastern end of the beach there were insane 2-3 with many 4ft+ meaty hollow beasts pounding into 1-2ft of water! AWESOME STUFF, was just like Boomer to be frank, diff feeling to Knights...tho it drilled me, waves were rearing up and closing out, I snapped my board and that was that! frown (((((((((((((((((((((( Ive also got heavy brusing and I stil am having breathing troubles....all from Horeshoe bay ffs...ahh such is life.

Borrowed a mates board and tried Knights before sunset, was breaking pretty heavily, and I was in pain so didnt try too much.

Rounded out monday with a brief ride at Freeman's knob, which was very hard to judge, cos quite often a massive 5ft+ wave would come thru very quickly and unexpectedly, often 2 at a time and in rapid succession but was a nice place to go for a change. Went back along the Waits rioad, looked at Petrol Cove, was 2-3ft Waits, 4-6ft, and quite clean and Parsons', 4-5ft cleanish...so all in all not a bad trip tho no board now...spewin...

I wasn't allowed to take my dads digicam but I bought a disposable camera but pics were poor I reckon.

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/02/2005 19:36

Quote:
Originally posted by temp trace:
Quote:
Originally posted by boardrider_17:
[b]well i dont think there temp traces pics but they are good
Yep their mine.

Thanks for the comments guys shocked Just put it down to me being an ace photohog laugh (took the underwater housing out after I'd taken those ones from the beach - filled a 512MB m/card and never got one useable shot laugh hero to zero in the space of a couple of hours.) [/b]
so do you do the the pics for the surf wx web site

and goos to hear you got good waves TS when you wernt really expecting much
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 11:04

Quote:
Originally posted by boardrider_17:
so do you do the the pics for the surf wx web site
That's my site br_17.
Did you get out today? Some nice ones around early on, a solid 3ft even bigger bombs at times.

TS bad news about the board did you manage to get the pieces?

Gota love trips like that and to score waves even better!

Id love a dollar for every trip up the coast me and my mates have been on and never scored a thing. Now I think about it, its amazing what you will surf when you have too just to get out when your away smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 11:31

Hi guys, yer I got the pieces, clean in 2 pretty much down the middle (well across the middle). I was dumped clean off the top of the lip, as I was late on the wave, instead of getting isnide it, I was caught on the lip and I was pitched straight down about 8feet.......down...down....SMMMAAAAAAAAACCCK and that was the end of me board....I should have bailed and let go of it cos my weight on it prolly caused it to snap. Never mind frown

I'll try and find a pic of the size and look of the wave that got me.

I also got caught inside a few times on some monster sets.....absolutely drilled lol.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 11:41

Ok the wave that did me was pretty much exactly like that, except it was closer to breaking and I was on the top pointing down rofl...very brown and mucky maybe a foot smaller than this one but pretty close to it.



TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 16:59

Quote:
Originally posted by temp trace:
Quote:
Originally posted by boardrider_17:
[b]so do you do the the pics for the surf wx web site
That's my site br_17.
Did you get out today? Some nice ones around early on, a solid 3ft even bigger bombs at times.

TS bad news about the board did you manage to get the pieces?

Gota love trips like that and to score waves even better!
sweet i didnt know it was your site btw nice site.I cant go to the beach any day now ive started my first job.I got 2 months down at the new golf course at medowie.
farken hell TS must of been one heavy wave to snap a BB clean in half
Id love a dollar for every trip up the coast me and my mates have been on and never scored a thing. Now I think about it, its amazing what you will surf when you have too just to get out when your away smile [/b]
EDIT just checked out stickybeek and yeah the waves look sweet
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 20:43

Considering that the surf at Knights breaks with the consistancy of wet cement one has to admire the fortitude of the blokes who surf there!
Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/02/2005 20:43

That guy's in for a big slabbing closeout barrel........then a beating! You can see the water draining off the bank about two metres in front of him. Must only be half a foot deep. I'd love to surf it-looks very fun.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/02/2005 16:59

Yeah he's going to get pumped. It doesent look that bad though. The wave looks quite fun.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 25/02/2005 21:58

G'day Pintang,
You're more than welcome to come on down when it's working, as I'm sure you'll really enjoy it smile
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 27/02/2005 17:23

LOL surf it at ur perrel LOL, u dont get much time to stand up lol, its not a surfing beach at all, but yea would be fun, no harm in havin fun!!

Wet cement is the word....there aint a thicker lip in SA IMO, cert not on the South Coast...and cos it breaks into basically nothing, 1ft sometimes if u screw up and are heading headfirst to the bank.....u might need to pay for a wheelchair..see below hehehehe... laugh


TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 28/02/2005 22:44

Have there been many back or neck injurys at Knights? A nasty wave 4 sure.

The surf,is pathetic along our stretch.Theres no real swell,just some weak lines out of the south. Pure crap. Atleast,winter is on the way,and big south swells!
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2005 03:46

Hi Pintang,
Hopefully there'll be a decent swells pushing in up your way starting Sunday, as we're heading over there Saturday morning for 5 days or so.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 01/03/2005 12:47

Quote:
Originally posted by pingtang:
Have there been many back or neck injurys at Knights? A nasty wave 4 sure.
Yer the place does have a bad accident record, especially the beach next to it, called Boomer Beach, where the shories are even heavier but the wave quality is poorer with more straight closeouts, hence most stick to the lil corner area called Knights.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/03/2005 15:03

Ive posted this one before, but if ur willing to download it, it looks awesome in full size. I took it on Jan 3rd from the headland above Knights.

Heres the original:



and the full size can be found by clicking the link below smile
Knights Barrel

I'm proud of that shot lol, I love it, dying to get an even better camera and go take pics and make a living out of it.

TS cool
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/03/2005 15:39

There are some pics taken from the thursday 17th Feb, the day b4 I got down to Victor and there are some niiiice ones of Bullies startin to chomp on in laugh

They are at www.surfsouthoz.com and here is a taster:



Get the rest here http://www.surfsouthoz.com/gallery.php

TS cool
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 02/03/2005 22:16

Great photos!

Im hoping to post some of my own photos in the near future.I have a few nice ones,particualry of redsands,shellharbour.I'll post em up,when I fix the file sizes up etc.

Im heading to Melbourne tomorrow afternoon for the F1. I might check out the surf,if I get the time. Apparently,its going to be big down there,so it might be worth taking the board! and ditching the F1. Unfortunatly,strong SWers for Saturday,will substantially limit options.
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 03/03/2005 10:13

Take the board mate! There is the potential for some massive waves on fri and sat on the east coast 8-10ft maybe more with the odd rogue bomb. Get in very early on sat and u may beat the strong and squally sw change, after that it will be pretty chopped up and savage. Nothing beats seeing the southern ocean in full flight, frickin awesome! If ya dont take the board DEF take ur camera.

TS cool
Posted by: Craig Arthur

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 06/03/2005 12:50

Managed to get out for the first time in about a month yesterday arvo. Eloura was 3-4' on the sets with 15-20 kts offshore keeping it nice and clean. Pity the banks were almost non-existant, so most were closing out.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 12/03/2005 23:50

I got a good surf in this morning at sussex inlet. It was quite sizey,with some sets approaching double head high.With the offshore wind,some great makable barrels were to be had.The weather was brilliant,the water was warm,and only 4-6out. It was my best surf in a couple of months atleast. It looks like we'll see small conditions for quite a while,on the east coast,im just glad I got a good surf in smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 14/03/2005 22:09

Well we had 5 days at Crescent Head of 3 foot waves after travelling 4000 kilometres so I'm not complaining smile
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 16/03/2005 22:39

I've never surfed crescent head.It looks like a fairly fun wave though. I might travel to the north coast one day,and check out some of the surf spots.

Im expecting a reasonable south swell for NSW this weekend. Exposed locations should pull in a few metres,maybe abit more. The winds are the concern though,the BOM are expecting quite a vigourous airflow tomorrow 25/33kts from the S/SE. The wind will gradually slacken on friday/saturday,but I expect alot of leftover bump.Atleast it wont be flat.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/03/2005 05:58

Hi Pintang,
This is what it looked like last Tuesday week....

Posted by: percy_04

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 17/03/2005 17:50

yer boomers is nasty, i know heaps of people that have broken all sorts of bones there,,,ouch!!! ive never done nights tho... awsum pic there ripley :cheers:
Posted by: temp trace

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 16:26

Choice Ripley ,there's just something about the mid north coast that makes everthing right in the world. laugh

Southern corners out of town were worth a look up this way today;


Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 18:47

The Goldy is going off at the moment.. long period E'ly swell with excellent waces just about everywhere (even the beachies if you don't mind dodging the occasional closeout). How's this pic of Snapper taken this morning! Noice smile

Posted by: Alex Zadnik

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 20:09

Awesome shot! Not only a good barrel but great colours. Surf in VIC today was clean with fairly inconsistent 2-4' waves- still with an easterly wobble(which actually does good things for Portseas usually non exsistant banks). Friday night cranked with winds shifting to the ENE late morning creating peaks galore in the 4-5' range. Wish I was in QLD though judging by the above shot! Nice photo as well Ripley, that looks really fun.
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 20:41

Great pic Thermalben,and to everyone else as well!
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 20:54

ahh.. if only that was my pic Pingtang! (it was taken by another Ben). There's a whole bunch more on today's report page - the surf held out nicely all day.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 21:17

Quote:
Originally posted by Alex Zadnik:
Awesome shot! Not only a good barrel but great colours. Surf in VIC today was clean with fairly inconsistent 2-4' waves- still with an easterly wobble(which actually does good things for Portseas usually non exsistant banks). Friday night cranked with winds shifting to the ENE late morning creating peaks galore in the 4-5' range. Wish I was in QLD though judging by the above shot! Nice photo as well Ripley, that looks really fun.
Totally agree with you Alex, nothing better than seeing pics from the crew that post in here...unfortunately the best swells arrived in the area the day after we left but isn't that always the case.
On Friday we're of to Vic, any chance of a long range forecast on what the surf's going to be doing there...esp on the surfcoast around Point Impossible way?
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 21:25

[QUOTE]Originally posted by temp trace:
[QB]
Argh! great pics Temp you're making me jealous mate. Had a surf today and although I enjoyed it I kept thinking of how good it was this time last week....sigh...The good news as far aswe're concerned we'll be up there again in August laugh

Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 21:31

Quote:
On Friday we're of to Vic, any chance of a long range forecast on what the surf's going to be doing there...esp on the surfcoast around Point Impossible way?
Ripley - I'm currently forecasting for the Rip Curl Pro, and at this stage it looks like we'll have a small new swell in the water for Friday, but without much size (2-3' or so, and inconsistent). It is likely to ease through Saturday, but a stronger new swell is expected to arrive very late on Sunday, building more convincingly during Monday with set waves pushing into the 3-4' range.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 21:52

Quote:
Originally posted by thermalben:
Quote:
On Friday we're of to Vic, any chance of a long range forecast on what the surf's going to be doing there...esp on the surfcoast around Point Impossible way?
Ripley - I'm currently forecasting for the Rip Curl Pro, and at this stage it looks like we'll have a small new swell in the water for Friday, but without much size (2-3' or so, and inconsistent). It is likely to ease through Saturday, but a stronger new swell is expected to arrive very late on Sunday, building more convincingly during Monday with set waves pushing into the 3-4' range.

So the only ? now Benny remains now is whether to surf east or west of the Otways...How's it looking for the area around Kennett River?
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 19/03/2005 22:06

The view of Crescents'from the top of the hill...

Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2005 07:28

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripley:
whether to surf east or west of the Otways...How's it looking for the area around Kennett River?
Kennett River requires a pretty solid swell, and this is unlikely over Easter - the new pulse of energy for late Sun/Mon is likely to be a little on the small side. However, it's looking quite probable that we'll see nice winds for the Johanna region during Fri/Sat/Sun, and surf size should hold in the 3-5' range (the upper end of this on Fri, easing Sat, increasing late Sun)
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2005 12:18

NSW is currently enjoying a good day of surf.We have a reasonably solid southeast groundswell,with wave heights in the 3-4'+ reigon.The winds are quite good too,remaining westerly through much of the morning!Surface conditions appear to be very clean,with no signs of residual lump from the onshores we had on thursday/friday. I got a good surf in,at shellharbour this morning scoring some good barrels.It was inconsistant,but that didnt worry me since I was the only one out.Nearby breaks had packs of 15-20.
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2005 15:38

temp trace where were todays pics taken at.It looks pretty good
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 20/03/2005 21:37

Thanks for the info Benny...we're travelling to Vic via the GOR and might have a gander at a couple of the breaks along the way...Just wondering if there'll be any swell pushing into spots like Bridgewater Bay etc...
Personally I love to surf Johanna if it's working but I've got to take into account the missus who's been there before and is not crazy about the break...hmmm
Posted by: thermalben

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 21/03/2005 12:53

Bridgewater Bay - again, it'll be too small, but if you're gonna be in the Portland region, give Yellow Rock a look.. should be a good size with good winds on Sat.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 22/03/2005 19:58

I guess Benny we'll cruise along the GOR and if there's a wave available we'll take it...who knows we might get lucky just as we did at Crescents smile
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 11:23

any 1 got pics of todays surf on the nsw coast
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 21:46

I couldent take any photos thanks to work. Its a shame I missed it,because it doesent get that big in NSW all that often.
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:01

Hi Pintang,

There's a couple of half reasonable pics on the realsurf site...
http://www.realsurf.com/
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:16

Hello ripley.

Yeah,ive seen those pics.I check realsurf daily.That was the first site I checked this afternoon,when I got home from work. smile
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:18

Hi Pintang,

Are you getting any of this down your way?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:24

G'day ripley

Yeah,we got heaps of swell this morning. The local surf report said 6metres!,with waves breaking way out as you would imagine. Quite impressive!
Posted by: Ripley

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:28

And Pintang,
Did you get amongst it?...would have loved to have been there...did you get any pics to share with us?
Posted by: pingtang

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 23/03/2005 22:38

I didnt get in the water at all today. I didnt get any pics either.I'll blame work mad
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/03/2005 04:58

yeah i look at realsurf everyday.I had a day off work because of rain but didnt get down to the beach
Posted by: Thunderstruck

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots - 24/03/2005 15:30

AWESOME stuff over the Sydney region over the past couple of days, some of the pics of Newy were nuts! Massive waves and general washing machine stuff, pics taken by vortex were awesome!

TS cool
Posted by: TOM1111

Re: NSW&VIC&SA Surf Conditions and surf spots