Down the beach early this morning there was still a hint of the onshore SSE wind that had been blowing most of the night.  But, as I was heading home around 7:00 a light Westerly kicked up and groomed the ocean clean and smooth. Conditions looked really nice. There's plenty of swell from the South-East but Manly to Queensie is suffering from the usual straightness affliction that comes with a swell with too much South. Add in a 7:08am low-tide and you've got a recipe for closeouts. Wind's perfect, swell's about; maybe see what happens as the high fills in a it.

To our friends in NZ - Our thoughts are with you.  Stay safe and strong.

Quiksilver Surfboard Sale Still some bargins to be had at the Manly Board Store and QS Monavale. Get in while the sale stickers are still on!