Rate Your Autumn

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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 23, 2016 8:16 pm

interesting scenario being painted at the end of the model runs on Access G
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 24, 2016 7:25 am

hmmm......we're just starting to get some real good banks down here. Not that keen on another reboot.
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 24, 2016 4:54 pm

I'm gunna try and dodge the crowds.

call me if you wanna tip.
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Wed May 25, 2016 6:46 pm

Seen some pics on FB going around of some absolute beast waves today. That "south facing reef" nearby looking insane. Five times plus overhead and thick as hell.
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 30, 2016 11:29 am

5/10.
there was surf every day, most of it fun.

but there was not much of a typical autumn pattern. summer ran on into mid-april then winter kicked in Mid-May
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Straighthanded » Tue May 31, 2016 12:45 pm

Just me or has the northern NSW / SE QLD coast had more decent size swells from the south than normal? like really south - 8 foot on the open side, 1 foot on the protected side stuff. Everytime we have a semblance of a beach break here on the exposed beach one of these swells arrives and blows it up.

And then there was the clean as north swell last wednesday that hit the coast at about a 45 degree angle - the south side back beach was running nearly parallel to the beach a la skeleton bay.

Weird old autumn for sure - some gold in between some very mediocre weeks.

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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by swvic » Tue May 31, 2016 3:20 pm

Great. Last day* today and I surfed a draining left bank on my own at lunchtime

* I really think winter doesn't start until the solstice, but this year it could well be a bit early - today does feel very atumnal though
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Tue May 31, 2016 4:31 pm

Wonder how big this stormy ENE swell due Sunday thru Monday is going to get .

* popcorn *
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:53 am

Did much of that recent huge south swell make its way up north ?
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Trev » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:54 am

Hatchnam wrote:Did much of that recent huge south swell make its way up north ?
Absolutely nothing here. maybe the beaches north of Coolum.
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:01 am

The reefs offshore from Cronulla were copping 12-15 foot. Surely Lennox would've at least got 6-8 foot ?
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:41 pm

nah, it only got 3-4ft here, maybe a touch bigger but the peak of that swell was definitely the Illawarra/Cronulla.
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Re: Rate Your Autumn

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:08 pm

It was freaky. I had the Tuesday off and checked voodoo, but the wind turned and ended up being a ruffled uninspiring 3-4 foot.

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Next day the interwebs was showing pics of it like this. None of the surf report sites saw it coming.

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