If only

If only…

For today’s surf conditions refer to yesterdays report, or the day before that, or the day before that… I think you get the picture. I am honestly running out of ways to describe small and weak and best suited to a longbaord! Check the swell charts though and you might start to get excited, as there is a lump on the horizon for next week. Hopefully we will start to see something arrive sooner rather than later!..

enjoy your weekend,

Joel Coleman

wave of the morning, Queenscliff 7:25am

dreaming… Manly micro shorey

colourful splash…

daily alarm

Try again later

the sunrise show…

Try again later, that is the only advice I can offer if you want to surf today. The early high tide is really killing any hope of a rideable wave so give it a few hours and have another look. Apart from our lack of swell it was a beautiful morning with a sunrise that put on a great show. Lots of people out walking, jogging, swimming and drinking coffee, just no surfing. There is the hint of a new swell arriving sometime over the weekend and building into next week, until then enjoy the sunrise and your coffee!…

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

blue water, not green like yesterday!…

even the stand ups were struggling to get waves…

this is the best wave I saw, no joke.

this was worth getting up for!…

under the weather

Australia Day Leftovers… (better if they were in the bin eh?)

Judging from the amount of empty beer bottles lining the path to the beach most of you are probably feeling a little under the weather after yesterdays Australia Day celebrations!.. Luckily you have not missed out on too much with a small wind-swell all that is on offer surf wise this morning. Only the dedicated regulars were out getting a few small ones in before work. Long-term swell forecast is looking good at the moment with the potential for a solid east swell! Fingers crossed…

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

Small short walls at Queenscliff

Only the regulars out this morning…

There was a right off the same bank as well  (kind of)

Queenscliff pool water – looking kinda green!…

wide angle reality of today’s waves…

orange & blue

orange and blue

After a weekend filled with waves (bumpy ones, but waves none the less) we are back to small conditions best suited to the longboarders this morning. There were plenty of options for some small peelers and as the tide dropped it started to look like a fair bit of fun… So bust out your biggest board and get wet.

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

small, clean and fun on a longboard

smooth peelers, around 7:00am

sharing one for a laugh…

Queenscliff 6:45am

tiny curl around North Steyne

Perfect for the stand-ups this morning…

sandy beak…

Burnt sunrise…

There was not a lot of action wave wise this morning, the sunrise which produced some amazing dark colours in the clouds was far more interesting. Actually the seagulls were even more interesting than the waves for a while! The good news is that there is a new swell on the way over the weekend so enjoy the sunshine today and keep an eye on the south facing beaches over the weekend for a wave…

enjoy your weekend,

Joel Coleman

wave of the morning

the big ‘M’

knee high swell

Queenscliff around 7:00am

water and light

sandy beak

A not so secret spot

A not so secret spot that was still producing some quality…

In the wash-up of yesterdays swell hype I have heard stories of stand up barrels and bomb sets in the 10 foot range it is a pity it only lasted one day! I like many others baked it down the highway to score some out of town waves and managed to get a really good session late in the afternoon. This morning things were much smaller and it took a lot of driving to find somewhere that was still picking up the swell and out of the wind, that’s why today’s update is so late!… I really hope you filled your quota yesterday…

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

bringing it back down…

summertime bliss

sinking…

another great right…

massive sigh of relif

Ahh, remember this?…

With a massive sigh of relief I can say that we finally have a swell worth getting excited about. The south facing stretches are well overhead and the offshore reefs were even starting to break on the early low tide. There were some great waves up the Queenscliff end of Manly and I know that if you get in the car and do some driving you will score some quality waves out of town today…

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

Overhead, clean and running!…

smaller ones were good too

When the left started maxing out the right started working…

clean off the bottom and into the sun…

circular tails at sunrise

real lumps and offshore winds!…

in tight at Queenscliff

here is the reason for the good light this morning

the truth

sunrise over the lake…

A quick trip up the coast for the night has produced a few results. Nothing to get too worked up about but definitely some fun small waves, groomed by a gentle offshore wind and combined with sunshine and 25 degrees all add up to something. And now for the truth. Yes all the above conditions are what we have up on the mid north coast this morning, however it took me nearly an hour to photograph three good waves!.. Basically there is a long wait between sets, a very long wait!… So if you had plenty of time then you could get a few good ones but it would take a while.

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

shoulder high runners, worth the wait

peelers

wobbly set wave

sunrise over the ocean…

real lines

 dune grass mini rights

We have a small groundswell straight out of the south this morning. I took a drive a few beaches north and there was more energy pushing into the beach and some neat lines, it is still lacking any real size or power but it is a welcome change to wind-chop. The wind is light and offshore producing cooler temps and cleaner seas. Watch the tide and you might find a really nice window for a surf…

enjoy your day,

Joel Coleman

 real swell lines!…

 small, clean, fun

 Queenscliff colours at 7:00am

 6 inches to mind surf

 solar power?…

cruise control

anklets…

Chalk up another grey one this morning but according to the weather gurus it will clear a bit through the day. The small swell continues to hang around and the local loggers were out making the most of the glassy conditions this morning. There is a small bump on the swell charts for Sunday night so keep an eye on things over the weekend.

enjoy your weekend,

Joel Coleman

 ten

 cruise control

 best wave of the morning…

 pushing the 10 footer…