The long weekend held the promise of good swell and the chance of favourable winds.  Enough promise in fact to warrant an excited trip north to the greener pastures of Crescent Head.  The reality has been heavy rain, onshore winds and a wild wind-swept swell that's going to be 2 days later than forecast.  Despondence has set in with the weather. The wind is forecast to blow Easterly along most of the coast for the next couple of days leaving little options open for wave riding.  Bummer.  Back in Manly I hear that that conditions are pretty horrendous for the annual Snowy Winter Surf Comp; doesn't look like anyone's really scored.  Back in Manly tomorrow....  We'll try and hunt down a few results from the Snowy for you tomorrow.  Stay Dry

DAILYMurray Fraser