The South swell started to really jack up on dark last night and this morning we've got a solid South swell running. Problem is it's running right past us and the refracted lines matching into Manly are super straight.; never a great swell direction for us. There's a couple of banks along the beach trying to serve up something ridable but they're rare gems if you can find them. A big pod of dolphins cruised through the line up from South Steyne to Queenscliff about 9am this morning. Must have been 20+ in the pod of adults as well as young ones. They were happy to hangout and wait for the set waves and mingle with the surfers between sets. They were probably best equipped to handle the closeouts.