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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:53 pm

Hatchnam wrote:Ok thanks . So it's sounding like merewethers where I'm referring to instead
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:13 pm

When it's 8' or over there aren't many options in Newcastle. The waves off the Newcastle ocean baths right in town can hold some size, but Ladies is the name of the right hander at Merewether, which is where it's at when the swell is big. The take off area for Ladies is out front of the north end of the ocean baths. Sometimes you see a few guys wearing helmets. When the tide is higher they rock off from the pump station on the north east corner of the baths, or on lower tides there's some rocks closer to shore.
Either way there's no easy way out, it's a real slog through a lot of white water and the sweep to the north is bad.
It's a genuine good wave on a big swell though. Step-ups get dragged out of the shed, probably for the paddle power as much as anything..
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There's a few novelty waves like the harbour that pop up, but the size isn't there.
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Keep your eye on the Newy surf report and/or forecast Hatchy. Others will probably beg to differ but from my observations of Swellnet surf reports over the years, Newy seems to be 8' whenever Sydney's northern beaches are 6'
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:43 pm

thanks. the second pic down is the one. and yes, looking at the reports i've noticed that newcastle always cops more south swell than sydney. it should do, it's way more open to it.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:24 pm

Yes, Ladies is short for Old Ladies because its in front of the old ladies pool at the Merewether Baths.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by 2nd Reef » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:53 am

Hatchnam wrote:thanks. the second pic down is the one. and yes, looking at the reports i've noticed that newcastle always cops more south swell than sydney. it should do, it's way more open to it.
Merewether this morning:

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Few more photos like this from today's Newy report on SN, Iggs: https://www.swellnet.com/reports/austra ... /newcastle

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:00 am

Intense !!!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by petulance » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:15 am

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ctd » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:55 am

People who take off toward the peak really piss me off in crowds - there you are, out of the way and someone comes towards you going in the wrong direction.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:33 pm

Wtf is dude in the wetty doing there???
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:41 pm

I've got two words for that Big Merewether Surf.

"Black Beauty"

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:35 pm

Drailed wrote:Wtf is dude in the wetty doing there???
Wondered that myself loof, he seems to have come from nowhere, may have been towed in, not common at Ladies but have seen it done last year.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:56 pm

Yeah I was thinking a tow.. His entry and line just doesnt add up .
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:04 pm

ctd wrote:People who take off toward the peak really piss me off in crowds - there you are, out of the way and someone comes towards you going in the wrong direction.
Yes, it's called a fade......unless they are just unco and go in the wrong direction.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by MrMik » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Looks weird, could it be that the guy in the board shorts dropped in while the guy in a wetsuit was doing big roundhouse cutback?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ctd » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:49 pm

No track except from the top of the wave.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:15 pm

He has def towed and going toward the peak before turning.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:30 pm

Stills are deceiving. I vote that he is just doing a normal person's cutback.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:27 am

He's cutting back, probably sharing a wave with his mate/
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