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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:01 am

Good time of day to get bitten too ... dusk is sketchy.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:10 am

buddy wrote:
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Checked the point after work around 6.30.
Looked like some fun little runners with no one out.
Was about to suit up and noticed two feeding frenzies of dolphins and birds sitting just off the bank.
Watched for 20mins and they were still hanging about.
First time shark threat has stopped me paddling out since the 2015/16 cluster.
Been hardly anyone surfing it all week.

And that bait ball has been there every day.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:32 am

Thought you guys were fearless up that way?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:39 am

Went out there for the early today.
Still birds diving.
Waves weren’t very good.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:43 am

It's been better later on the lower tides.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:53 am

guaranteed there will be plenty of sharks around that bait action, I know from years of fishing from my boat around Newcastle and Central Coast. Any action that stuck around for a day or more always has a full entourage of every predator local to the area and season. Sharks, seals, penguins and all kinds of fish.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:58 am

I feel fine with it- it's warm blue water and that mostly brings small whalers and lots of them.

Great viz.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:11 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I feel fine with it- it's warm blue water and that mostly brings small whalers and lots of them.

Great viz.
Yeah me too, it was only a bit further out, say 7 or 800 metres from shore where there was usually a big boy down deep that would steal a small tuna from me. Closer to shore I'm OK with surfing near bait action.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:15 pm

Paddled out at Uggs Reef near Taree one time. Not many people about and as I paddled through a set wave a school of mullet came through and breached the surface heading in the opposite direction as I was about to duckdive :shock:
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Post by alakaboo » Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:23 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I feel fine with it- it's warm blue water and that mostly brings small whalers and lots of them.

Great viz.
You said visibility was disproven by the recent spate of NNSW attacks?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:02 pm

Yeah true.

You missed the first part-warm blue water.

So those two factors coupled together, as well as the last of the whale migration and I "feel" (non-scientific) like the absolute risk of white shark encounters is lower.

Scientific data to back up feels: observing shark smart real-time data on listening station pings from tagged white sharks across North Coast buoy array.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:05 pm

Addendum: Most white shark pings now from Mid North Coast to Hunter, to South Coast region.

North Coast pings primarily bull and tiger sharks which reflects seasonal shift due to arrival of warm blue water.

Pers obs: I'm now seeing the typical shift to lots of small whalers when rock-fishing.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Thu Nov 10, 2022 3:22 pm

Young fella in the water telling me he had a sizeable shark swim under him yesterday. Reckons there’s the strongest smell of dead salmon up near the point. I didn’t test him on this, in fact I wondered what he meant. Was it chummed up by Sharks or throw backs from fisherman.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:25 am

Sounds a bit fishy.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:17 am

Well, more like where I won't be surfing.

I have been to the southern beaches in WA only a few times and its hard to score good clean waves.

I checked the surf forecasts for the south coast of WA (from Denmark to the SA border) for the next 12 days . There are 33 surf spots covered and none had offshore or side offshore winds for more than about 36 hours out of the possible 300 hours during that period.

I think the bukit would probably have the opposite.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:48 am

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people out at my local

I hope that’s not a sign of things to come and they all piss off back to Avoca where it’s way hipper

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:15 pm

I wish I could surf 36 hours in 12 days Cranked.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:49 pm

Me too. That was just decent wind over 36 different spots over 12 days and a thousand plus Ks of coast line. I'm not going to bother seeing which ones actually had any surfable waves. You'd be lucky to get an hour I reckon and drive a 1000k to do it.
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