I made it down to perth's favourite beach this afternoon at the crack of 2:30pm. I was hoping for a solid afternoon of good waves after seeing the graphs. Unfortunately, with a strongly dropping tide (I can't think of any other reason) it was almost flat despite the 0.75m swell. I only stayed for 2 hours it was so bad. Quite a few people turned up too, so that made it harder to want to stay. I can't really hassle when it's 6", and hordes of kooks were frustrating me. No banks again, straighthanders. I did get a few waves right at the beginning, but after about 30min it seemed to drop right off.
ava..n point had heaps of smokers coming threw sets were easily over head and at 1 point 3 guys out for at least an hour
Its not the swell , its the full tides atm and lack of sand early in the season I think.
Pacience my brother, it will be cracking this time next month
Maybe someone's attached a SwellShield to my board when I wasn't looking, bit like those SharkShield things. Not one decent day this year yet, always small.
Backbeach Lanno on Sunday was smokin
No reports for a while but today is bigish and out of control onshore, bank making machine is in progress!!
I'll be sure to drop in on you if that's where I end up. Friday afternoons aren't the best because everyone manages to knock off early and there's a flood of people, not to mention the schoolies. By 5pm I should be well and truly pissed off. At least I'll get there (much) earlier and hopefully get a few uncrowded waves beforehand. Might not even make 5pm.
I'm very tempted to head to Kearnsy-land today. Doesn't look like much of an improvement in banks at my usual haunts. We'll see.
Its going to be good all day me thinks
Was off sick with the flu - so drove along the coast (9:30) to see what was going on after yesterday's storm... Since it was NNE, started off North... Mullaloo point was not working - full of weed and closing out...worse at main c/park. Grabbers was a mess with only 1 out... First and Second reef Watermans nothing special at all - no one out. Toms and Mettams had a fair crew - pushing head high on sets, but again nothing special. The Point was OK - but second carpark was by far the cleanest and some overhead L & R peaks - about 10 -12 out picking off a few with shape...
Would have liked to been out - but didn't want to have a coughing fit and drown!
Swell is dropping 2.5m atm, hope it dosnt drop too much for tomorrow!!
Tomorrow???? I 'll be all surfed out by then Have fun at work this arvo Doggie , cause Im out there
Ha! Thats ok, Ive got next week off!!!! Yea!!
I was in Kearnsy's backyard today. I paddled out while doggie was eating his lunch and had a decent session. For some reason there were about 3-4 times as many people 100m away but the peak I was at was never more than a handful and as few as 2-3 others. There were a few nices waves, about 2', but it dropped through the floor as time went by. I'm sort of stupid and stayed sitting where the earlier sets were coming through so I had a big lull at the end.
When I was leaving there were a couple of youngish guys who had all the gear. They walked left, they walked right. Finally they tried to paddle out through some of the thickest weed I've ever seen where there were no waves. Eventually one of them made it out and I kept getting changed etc. I looked again and one guy was in the middle of the weed patch totally smothered in weed. If it wasn't shallow he would've been in trouble. I decided to go down and see what was up because I couldn't watch the kid drown. I had a chat to a couple of guys who were having a beer and laughing at them, they reckoned the kids were probably stoned. The kid made it back out and wasn't looking at me on the beach so I walked back up to the carpark and then watched him get washed in on the rocks. Another hairy situation. Oh well, hopefully he's OK.
Tomorrow, not sure. Swell's disappeared.
Today kind of sucked. I went to the usual beachbreak and it wasn't really happening. At least, it seemed to be in the distance all the time but never where I was. I paddled around a bunch but didn't luck into anything much worthwhile. Conditions weren't really good, banks suck. Hopefully a few more storms improve things but it's a poor start to winter so far.
Sorry doggie its real crappy atm, rain wind and you know no waves of any quality,hope things change for your trip to the East.