We're on for another champagne day in Sydney. The ocean was slightly ruffled and there were clouds about at first light but when the clock ticked over to 8am, the wind dropped completely and conditions turned all silky smooth blue and dreamy. 27 degrees, no wind and a mix of east and south swells rolling in uninterrupted. I'm going to downing the tools right now and going to rinse all that turmeric off my fingers.
Since it's Friday, it's a good time to welcome our friends 4 Pines Beer to the daily (earmuffs grommets!). If you're a local then you probably know the story behind the 4 Pines Brew Pub at Manly. If not, book yourself a brewery tour and get the full taste and john dory. Get on the new 4 Pines Pacific Ale. It's mid-strength but with all the taste of beer! My go-to right now!