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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:11 am
by Trev
Aren't the sea temps taken a few Klms out to sea.
I always thought the in shore temps were colder than those recordings.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:06 am
by bomboraa
Yep sea temps on those charts are from several kay's off Sydney. They are commonly different to temps at the beach. See it all the time on super accurate depth sounder's temp guage when out fishing. Really noticeable when a tongue of the EAC arcs in towards Sydney, getting within a few kays of the beach, but rarely does it actually hit the shoreline. When it does it's really obvious when surfing.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:35 am
by steve shearer
even up here.

you'll get purple blue water with flying fish in it.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:25 pm
by Nick Carroll
bomboraa wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:06 am
Yep sea temps on those charts are from several kay's off Sydney. They are commonly different to temps at the beach. See it all the time on super accurate depth sounder's temp guage when out fishing. Really noticeable when a tongue of the EAC arcs in towards Sydney, getting within a few kays of the beach, but rarely does it actually hit the shoreline. When it does it's really obvious when surfing.
It'll be different 300m offshore, not an east coast current thing - just that the upwelling and cooling occurs in water shallower than 4-6m. Like riht now off Syd the water inshore will be 17 and a bit but if you go outside the headlands it's 20.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:37 am
by Cranked
Fcuk! Just packed to go for a surf, I checked for shark sightings just before I was about to leave for the place I surfed yesterday - a 3m white was spotted cruising around there at 3pm yesterday, only 300m offshore. I was surfing there with about 5 others and got out of the water at about 2:30pm.

Think I'll give it a miss today and go for a ride instead.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:42 am
by Cranked
Yeah, I know loofy would go and I'm just a weak cnut.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:58 am
by offshore1
Half man. After the great white bite.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:19 am
by Legion
Cranked it's an everyday thing. Don't let it get to you.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:05 pm
by Thud
Been large salmon jumping all over the place here. I mean they are big fellas.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:11 pm
by marauding mullet
There's a pic on Swellnet at the moment of a pointer chowing down on a jetty pylon at my local beach. Lot more seals around nowadays than I remember growing up here as a kid.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:17 pm
by Cranked
Legion wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:19 am
Cranked it's an everyday thing. Don't let it get to you.
I just think its good policy to stay away from where there has been a near shore shark sighting for at least 24 hours. A k out to sea, or up or down the coast, is not a problem?

Once down the coast I was surfing by myself and a juvenile whale breached about 30m from me, for a moment I thought it was a 5m great white, the daddy of them all.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:19 pm
by Legion
If you look at that website and stay out of the water you would never go surfing. Sometimes it's a daily occurrence, multiple times a day.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:56 pm
by Drailed
I just can't even bring myself to comment on cranks fccckn weak cnuntness.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:23 pm
by Cranked
I'm just cautious. I missed the fatal attack at Geary's by half an hour years ago. I and two others had been out for a few hours, it happened within about 15 minutes of my leaving the water.

I also missed the one at South Point by a day. I'd surfed there early every day, I left and the next day a guy was killed paddling over the shark pit at 7am, just as I'd done every day at that time

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:00 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Well statistically you’re fine then

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:36 pm
by Trev
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Well statistically you’re fine then
Or his odds are running out.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:16 pm
by Cranked
I used to surf anywhere by myself. Locals would warn me about sharks in the area, but I would ignore their warnings because there had never been a fatality from a shark attack in WA. That changed in 2004 and there's been about one a year since then.

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:28 pm
by Cranked
And as I've related before, my mate was in the water about 100m away when that attack occurred, he heard a scream and looked up to see a huge shark completely out of with the water with Brad Smith held firmly sideways by the sharks jaws around his midriff and Brad pummelling the sharks snout with his fists. There was a huge splash as the shark and Brad hit the water, then silence, they could see Brads body with a cloud of blood around it. He had been disembowelled and would have died quickly.

So I'm a bit touchy about sharks now.