Or an hour ago…or an hour later. Timing is everything – it can make or break your surf session. In my case it broke all of them this weekend. I went for an early surf (like 5.30 early) on Saturday in my attempt to beat the Bondi crowds and I succeeded. It was not busy at all but it was not really great. The clouds covered what I was hoping to be a glorious sunrise. There was the occasional 2 footer coming through. Nothing to write home about. The day turned into a fabulous, sunny day with some fun 2 footers up and down the beach. Oh well, it looks like for once it did not pay off to have been amongst the early risers.
Sunday morning I ‘slept in’ until 8.00. The daily surf check revealed some fun, clean 2 foot waves. No wind. Hang on…can I feel a bit of a breeze coming up. Oh oh…I better be quick before the wind turns. Well, I made it…just…I’ve surfed for about 20 minutes and the wind picked up. First a little bit. There were still some nice waves to be had…another 10 minutes later. Forget it. Onshore. The little clean 2 foot lines were replaced with messy onshore mush. I should have been there 2 hours ago. Oh well. Surfer’s luck. Even a gidget runs out of it sometimes.
The onshore brought clouds too. Sunday turned from a beautiful morning into an overcast, stormy day. The wind was howling onshore. Good news, it did whip up some waves. I went for a walk (almost took off that’s how windy it was) just before sunset and I saw some decent size waves coming through. Whoop whoop. Maybe the wind drops a bit overnight and we get some surf tomorrow morning.
It looks like we are in for a windy week. I’m still hoping that the mornings are going to be alright. A little bit onshore is actually not bad for Bondi. It takes the edge of the close-outs when it gets a bit bigger and you can get some fun peaky waves even though it’s a bit onshore.