Narrabeen beach

New South Wales, Australia

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Epic winter-like waves at Narra

Narrabeen beach, New South Wales
Surfing: short board
11 am - 12:30 pm Saturday. February 2. 2013
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: strong breeze Swell Direction: SE Swell Size: head high Tide: High - Rising.

Swell: 2-3m SE ? Tide: H 1.42m @ 1:16pm Wind: W-SW 10kn or so (offshore)

Wow! Its cold (15c), raining, stiff offshore and pumping swell. I think the swell has an East and a South component to it. So we had large 5-6ft+ waves, glassy, hollow, powerful, and a little scary at times (for my current surfing fitness and form). Quite a few out, but nothing too mad. The waves really jacked up and became steep, with some closing out, and many providing a great drop and a wall to race along before kicking out.

I caught a few great waves early on, then got hammered a few times and caught inside with a few big hold downs. Kind of lost my nerve a little after that, but still caught some more waves where I took the drop and had some fun. Came in after one and a half hours shivering and tired. This was a surf session right on the edge of my current abilities. I need more surfing fitness, and maybe my bigger board to feel more comfortable in this kind of surf.

The photos from my phone don't really do the surf justice.

Epic waves. Hopefully I can do it again tomorrow...

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