Sunday, May 27, 2007

Manly today


Shelly beach, Manly, this afternoon 3:30 pm.
Weather report: Fine, sunny, water temperature 20°C (68°F), air temperature 22°C (72°F).
Surf report: "Very close to dead flat, with the occasional 1 foot set every now and then. Not really surfable at all". The surf has been small for weeks and the forecast isn't optimistic : "The outlook for early next week holds no chance of any significant improvement. Flat to tiny surf is anticipated to persist through to Wednesday/ Thursday".
There were still a number of surfers trying their luck on Manly's main beach but Shelly beach here is a protected cove offering much safer swimming conditions for families with young children.

Shelly beach, Manly, cet après-midi à 15h30.
Bulletin météo : Beau temps, ciel bleu, température de l'eau 20°C, température de l'air 22°C.
Bulletin surf : "Mer presque parfaitement plate, avec quelques séries de vagues de 30 cm par ci par là. Quasiment
impossible à surfer". Ca fait des semaines que les vagues sont toutes petites et la météo ne prévoit aucune amélioration dans les jours à venir... pauvres surfeurs !
Ils étaient quand même quelques-uns à tenter leur chance sur la grande plage de Manly mais Shelly Beach ici est une anse surtout fréquentée par les familles avec de jeunes enfants car généralement abritée des grosses vagues. C'était particulièrement vrai aujourd'hui !

18 comments:

Kate said...

The water looks so clear and incredibly inviting!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

It looks much more than beautiful. I like the water so clear. Really nice...

M.Benaut said...

Well, you will just have to work on that perpetual Sydney suntan.
It looks warm and peaceful, bad luck about the surf.

Bergson said...

The poor people of the antipodes you have sun concerns well too much not enough of wind, you do not know your happiness.
Here spring disappeared it is the flood wind forces 5-6, I am cold I want sun!!

Aigars Bruvelis said...

Right, no surfing then. What a shame:)

Imparfait présent said...

C'est clair comme de l'eau de roche ;-)
Tu donnes envie de vacances

les maudites said...

Que l'eau est belle...

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Peter said...

I guess you have to choose between clear water or surfing. The place really looks beautiful. Did you go bathing? Would you have preferred surfing?

GMG said...

Wonderful picture of beautiful Manly: I love the trip with the FastCat from Circular Quay.
Well, with such an Autumn who needs Spring? We had some rain here in Lisbon, which is entirely odd...

photowannabe said...

I guess it would be hard to surf on the flat but the water is so lovely and clear. Great shot of a pretty place.

Felicia said...

This is the place for me and my two little ones. The water is so clear! Thanks for visiting me in San Diego - wish I had more time to visit everyone more regularly!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wow, the water is sooo clear. I love that you can see the bottom of the sea. Brilliant.

Nathalie said...

Peter, no, I don't surf so I really don't care that there are no waves. But my son is a keen bodyboarder, so for him no waves is a tragedy ;-)

Felicia, glad you found the beach that is right for you. There are so many to choose from in Sydney

All, yes, what attracted me here is the clarity of the water!

Maxime said...

Les surfers ont attendu si longtemps la vague idéale qu'ils sauront bien patienter encore un peu.

En montagne, lorsque la neige n'est pas au rendez-vous, on pourrait croire que ce sont les skieurs qui auraient lieu de se plaindre. Et bien non, ceux que l'on entend se plaindre le plus fort, ce sont les hôteliers des stations !

Coatsie said...

All the above comments RE the lack of surf: Shelly beach is a sheltered inlet on the north-eastern edge of Sydney's North Head. In other words, it faces west ie faces the surf beach of Manly and South Steyne.

There is virtually always surf on these beaches.

How do I know this...

Because I live there.

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