Condition report for Long Reef, Saturday 21st March 2015
Well… There is wind! I popped down the beach at about 9am to have a look, it’s a bit wet and still some good looking wind around after Fridays southerly buster came through changing conditions considerably from the warm sunny blue skies we woke up to.
At 9am there were about 8 or 9 kites out at Long Reef, it looked very on shore and if the wind swings any more to the east it’ll be dead on shore. Waves were small and looked in the 2ft and fat blown out range. one kite was out around the reef where I would suspect there are good clean conditions and maybe the odd wave.
So, if you are not happy with almost dead on shore Long Reef where else is there to kite on the beaches today? Well, Narrabeen has always proven a good spot away from the crowds and is slightly less on shore in these winds, I’d think about having a crack at Newport Reef and see what is going on up there. Pretty much any beach big enough would be ‘do-able’ but it’s up for you to decide if its on and safe.
For the surfers it’s looking pretty poor, the corner at Dee Why looked out the wind a bit more and had a shoulder high wave to play on if you wanted to fight the grommits.
Looking ahead the week is looking pretty good on todays forecast with wind from both directions being forecast, as always its hard to predict and when it’s that variable its likely to change on a day by day basis but as DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends in less than 2 weeks I’d be planning your after work hours carefully and reserving them for emergency kite sessions and it’s the last we’ll be having after work for a while. (Unless you are Billy or one of those people that doesn’t seem to work!)