Strange days on the open beaches

Noosa 1975Strange days on the open beaches this week looking more like the late 70’s and 80’s at times with just a handful of walkers and surfers out. Mostly ESE choppy conditions hiding any decent banks at Sunshine and Sunrise with Alex Bay South the pick for some size and cleaner faces. There have been a couple offshore mornings flushing out a crew so pick your bank and spread out.

The points have still been producing small clean low tide sliders around the 1-2ft mark along all breaks. It’s still bumper to bumper on the points, however, good to see surfers being mindful using a “get in get out” approach spreading the wave love around. The weekend is shaping up with west winds predicted early both days and some residual swell still hanging around. North Sunshine through to Castaways has a number of rip gutters forming. Get out early as the morning high tide will produce a few 2-3ft shore-break drainers. The morning  westerly offshores will slide into Monday with a light afternoon sea  breeze swell still in the 2ft range on the opens. Noosa West will be the better of the morning surfs in the heads area, the points could well be too small and onshore. Later next week is looking light on with the swell easing to 1ft+ add onshore ESE winds might be time to get your boards out fix some dings and do a re-wax.

Not a lot happening on the Boardriders front with all competitions and meetings cancelled. On a bright note Noosa Boardriders Club took possession of its new club jet ski this week thanks to the state government for supporting the club via its sporting grants program. Once the restrictions are eased the ski will be used for training and member use. Keep up to date with club news on their social media and web site.

The water temp is dropping at around the 24 degrees this week with just a hint of winter in the air  time to pull out the wetty and give it a warm water rinse or get yourself into a new one. The advances in rubber make for the lightest and most flexible wetsuits ever. 3/2 or 2mm is enough for the winters in Noosa.

Social distancing rules are at work all around the community particularly in the surf. Here’s a shot of Noosa National Park from 1975 showing us all how it’s done or not done!

Good surfing, look after your mates and “GET IN GET OUT”. Mick.

Photo Courtesy: Jody Perry