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A daily photo south of Scottburgh gives an indication of what the points might be doing on the South Coast. The photo guy waits for a wave to break for best view of ambient swell.


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Russ
+1 #758 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-01-20 05:49
Nice clean conditions once again this morning
Light land breeze with the odd 3-4ft peak out back
Maybe worth going to look at some of the “better” spots around for a more quality wave
The tide is still on the rise so it may iron itself even more as it does
Light southerly for most of the morning moderating later in the arvo
Looks like waves all day (did I just say that)

High - 08h55
Low - 15h15

Looks like waves all day on Saturday as well ( I’m wetting myself I’m so excited)
3-4ft with a light to moderate southerly for most of the day before it swings moderate onshore much later
Worth a mission somewhere to find some quality surf

High - 10h15
Low - 16h55

I suppose three in a row was asking a bit much
The Devil winds is due to grind away early and all Sunday
We live in hope for something early however I think its going get buckled early
Its a scratch for the day

High - 12h00
Low – 05h10/18h40

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #757 wed thur friRuss 2017-01-18 06:59
It almost feel like a winter morning
We have nice crispy offshore conditions with a few 4 foot lines rolling through
Probably the best conditions I have seen in 6 months I *&^#*+*! you not
But somehow I think the Gods of Water and Waves are against us. I’m not sure who has been the bad person/s that the rest of us have to suffer but there always seems to be something that shafts us.
This morning its a 07h30 high tide so yes its just gone past 06h00 and its still pushing!!
Not only that, we have a bloody moderate to fresh NE due to arrive arrive around mid morning. Why I ask with tears in my eyes, WHY??
Why not a light southerly?
So its once again a race between wind and tide. Hopefully it holds off and the lines keep rolling through for most of the morning

We move into neaps

High – 07h20
Low - 13h30

Another land breeze would be nice for Thursday but thats asking a bit much these days
Expect lumpy conditions on a pushing tide
NE continues to sweep through for the rest of the day however tapers off late arvo and swings southerly

High - 08h00
Low - 14h15

Early unsettled conditions on a pushing tide
Moderate southerly early which continues through most of the day
My call would be to wait until the tide starts to drain then take a look at the more protected spots
Still some nice 4 foot swell around

High - 08h55
Low - 15h15

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+3 #756 MON TUES WEDRuss 2017-01-16 07:14
Another weekend of niks!!

Fresh NE yesterday has swung to a fresh SW for today
Mixed muddled mess. The only positive is a bit of swell that has come in however so has a mud slick moving up our way from one of the rivers which has popped down south
Dirt Bin the call??

High – 06h10 / 18h15
Low - 12h15

Take a look at the more protected spots down as the southerly hangs around for the most of the day

High – 06h45 / 18h50
Low - 12h50

Wednesday looks a better call for something decent as we have an usual land breeze due early which will hopefully settle lumpy conditions
The boner is an early morning high
Its going to be a chaser between tide and wind once again. Hopefully something as it drains before the NE rams one home towards the latter part of the morning

High – 07h25/19h25
Low - 13h30

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+4 #755 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-01-13 06:45
Its FLAT!! Nothing in sight for the rest of the day
And there you have it.
Moderate southerly due for the day

High –04h15 / 16h30
Low - 10h20

Small but a healthy wave period for Saturday morning at around 15secs
Sit and wait for the sets
Could improve as the tide drains
Light southerly swing moderate SE later

High –04h55 / 17h05
Low - 11h00

Still small and high early Sunday morning
Its a scratch before the NE klups it later

High – 05h30 / 17h40
Low - 11h40

BEEG SW due monday with swell due. Its a one dayer so it could wing out to sea before reaching us
We live in hope for some swell

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+1 #754 Wed Thur FriRuss 2017-01-11 06:25
A glorious morning here along the east coast
Only one thing missing – surf (again)
Yup its dismal. The odd pimple here and there but very miff
Go for a swim. Another moderate to fresh NE due to arrive towards the later part of the morning

Low - 09h10
High - 15h10

Slight chub in the swell with light onshore winds early
Maybe one two up downers here and there. Dont expect much
Southerly due to pop later in the arvo

Low - 09h40
High - 15h50

Friday looks like the call for the week
3-4ft and a bit ruffled early
Could improve as the wind drops and the tide settles in
May be a good call to go a sniff somewhere around mid morning
Winds drops light southerly for the most of the day

Low - 10h20
High - 16h30

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #753 mon tues wedRuss 2017-01-09 07:57
No good news for today and the swell goes limp and the onshore gets a hard on
Maybe a sloppy shorey on the pushing tide

High - 13h30
Low - 07h00

Southerly bats us again tomorrow
No Time for the surf to settle into anything decent
Take a look at the more protected spots as tide and wind settle in

High - 14h25
Low - 08h10

The saga continues on Wednesday as the onshore NE pulls back around mid morning
Small and crappy

High - 15h10
Low - 09h00

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #752 wed thur friRuss 2017-01-04 06:38
Not much to report again today
Its wobbly, deep with the odd pimple trying to break but alas with no success
The wind holds off for most of the morning and a nice 18sec pulse due during the latter part of it.
May be a worthwhile sniff at the more protected spots as the tide drains
Winds swings moderate onshore so grab what you can

High – 07h25/19h30
Low - 13h30

A lost cause on Thursday
Early high with a fresh NE moving in for the day
Seriously doubt there will be anything on offer anywhere

High -08h15
Low - 14h30

An Early morning Shorey for Friday?
Its 50/50 before the SW busts around mid morning or maybe earlier
Toast for the rest of the day

High - 09h30
Low - 15h55

WHAT SEASON ARE WE IN?? SEEMS LIKE WE NEVER LEFT AUG/SEPT!!

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #751 mon tues wedRuss 2017-01-02 06:47
Good morning all my fellow surfers
Wishing you all a cracker 2017. Lets hope we get the best surf ever this year

Unfortunately not a good start with the Devil Wind grinding away yesterday and continues all day today
Yup Fresh NE wind all day and not much in terms of any surf anywhere
The only hope we have is that the wind holds off as a buster southerly looms much later this evening or early tomorrow morning.
Maybe a we get lucky with a small window before it does

We move into neaps

High – 06h00 / 18h05
Low - 12h05

No good news for tomorrow either as the SW bends us over and rams one home
Fresh to strong winds all day.
Only thing I can suggest is to take a look at the protected spots later as wind and tide settle in

High - 06h40
Low - 12h45

The southerly backs off for wednesday and slowly starts to swing back to onshore as the day moves forward
Its looks like we have nice swell at around 4-5ft with healthy 18 sec pulse around mid morning
May be a good idea to go sniffing

High - 07h25
Low - 13h30

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+7 #750 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2016-12-30 05:25
IT LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A PLEASANT MORNING
ITS A BIT DEEP AND PEAKY EARLY HOWEVER THEY MAY JUST BE THE ODD 3 FOOTER AS THE TIDE DRAINS
BEST GO AND ENJOY THE BEACH THIS MORNING AS THERE ARE TWO THINGS COMING OUR WAY WHICH IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO KEEP ALL OF US AT HOME
1. THE DEVIL WIND – ITS HERE FOR THE NEXT FOUR DAYS
2. THE MASSES – GET READY FOR OUR BEACHES TO BE OVERRUN BY A DRUNKEN, DISORDERLY, UNCIVILISED BUNCH WHO ARE ONCE AGAIN GOING TO RUIN OUR BEACHES

HIGH – 04H25 / 16H30
LOW - 10H25

NE CONTINUES TO REMAIN FRESH ALL OF THE LAST DAY OF 2016
ITS A SCRATCH FOR ANYTHING WORTHWHILE

HIGH – 04H55 / 17H00
LOW - 10H55

A CARBON COPY OF SATURDAY INTO THE FIRST DAY OF 2017 – NOT A GOOD START

HIGH – 05H25 / 17H30
LOW - 11H30

2016 HAS BEEN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST YEARS SO FAR
2016 HAS BEEN PROBABLY BEEN THE WORST YEAR FOR SURF IN MY 40 YEARS OF SURFING
2016 CAN KISS MY HAIRY BUM BEARD
WELCOME 2017
LET US LIVE IN HOPE AND PRAY ITS AN EASIER YEAR FOR MANY AND THAT WE GET PUMPING WAVES AS WELL

BEST WISHES FOR 2017 FROM YOUR SOUTH COAST CAM REPORTER

HAVE A GOOD ONE
KEEP IT SIMPLE / KEEP IT CLEAN
 
 
Russ
+4 #749 Tues Wed Thur FriRuss 2016-12-27 07:16
A nice sunny day with a few 3ft peaks out back. Not much but at least there is something. Grabd what you can early as another grinder NE is due later on.

A bit shakey early Wed morning but a bit more swell. May be a bit sideways but worth a paddle. Grab it earlt before the SW spanks us around mid morning.

Southerly continues to remain frsh all Thursday. Take cover at those spots that can handle the wind.

Fri is looking like the pick of the week. A bit far ahead. Lets make another call Tomorrow.

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Leon666ink
0 #748 LordLeon666ink 2016-12-26 09:45
Russ, your reports are brilliant, don't change a thing. Thankyou for providing consistant and accurate reports. You take the drudgery out of our decision making. We know before we even get out of bed whether we are going to be stoked or bummed! For this we are grateful or at least I am. Sometimes I wonder what's in it for you though? Merry new year!!!
 
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