Winter, it's not too bad here in Sydney now is it? Find a spot in the sunshine and out of the breeze and you can easily slip off the jumper and soak up some sun in a t-shirt and board shorts. The water's down just under 18 degrees according to the Manly Hydraulics Lab and it'll make it's way down to 16 if we have a cold Winter.
It seems like there's a little more East in the swell direction this morning, or maybe it's mixed in as a secondary swell. Either way, the waves seem to be running down the banks a little better. It's two foot with the odd three footer; offshore and clean. You'd get a wave on just about any craft you want to paddle out on.