An Update

SUNSET -SB, Townsville

SUNSET -SB, Townsville

As you can see I have not been on the blog for ages.  Since my last post we have had some fun little SUP days here and there. The activity that has kept us busy of late however has been taking Nunu surfing. The waves may not be big but this little guy shows us how to have fun in the surf in Townsville.


It has been a long wait…

Hello again, I have finally had reason to return to the blog and post some SUP surfin updates. 31th December 2012 saw the 2.6 m pulse predicted on windfinder starting to hit Saunders with about 1ft weak but fun little sliders. After a very quiet NYE I awoke to a super clean 1 ft, long long lefts and rights morning. I SUPed for about an hour and got so many fun little sliders from outside rivermouth through to the beach at the camp grounds ( a few hundred meters). A couple of waves came through at head height. It was great to be back in the water again. As I write this (10:36 pm) it sounds as though the swell may still be rolling in I can only hope. So why has it taken so long to post this blog, well a little while ago we had acyclone Yasi blow through here and while it did not look as though much damage was done, all the sand on the sea floor was taken away. So much sand was removed that we only now have started to get enough sand back to rebuild the banks. Anyway I will let you know if it is SUPable tomorrow.

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IMG_0370 Picture not really showing anything as it went flat with the full tide.

Little sliders and kite jumpers

OK I know this is the slackest blog ever but since the last post there has been swell and some fun SUP’n waves on the beach. Baba’nui has even been out for a few paddles and bodyboarding sessions.   Last weekend there was a great turnout at SB for the annual triathlon and it was great to have the beach active in such a big way. Anyway, windfinder promised a lot over the last week or so but given the swell direction it amounted to only a small wave hitting the beach. This morning, however, was glass at about ½ – 1 ft and super fun. I had a great time this morning and surfed for about an hour, all good. The kite surfers hit it this afternoon with four kiters out jumping around. now that the summer stinger season is well and truly over there is a lot more activity on the water.  The photo below was taken whilst siting under the she-oaks with Craig and the girls having an easy afternoon bevvy.

Kite surfer Saunders Beach

Beautiful but full

Today started with promise as the dark morning hours provided wave sounds indicative of small surf.  By the time the sun shone through enough to go out the tide was high and the small swell was not having any luck finding a bank.  Paddled for a short while and caught a few small shories.  It’s a shame about the lack of swell because the other weather conditions are perfect today.

Surf at last…

Woke up in the early hours to the booming of waves waking on the beach so was sure that when the sun got up it would be a good day. Walked across to the beach to find a solid 1 ft swell rolling in (for north queensland this is about as big as it gets on the beach, apart from when cyclones hit). The sets were constant and super clean. Surfed for an hour. There was only me and a goat boat out. Lots of long fast peeling waves. It was super fun. Tomorrow is predicted (on windfinder) to be the day of swell so we’ll see what happens.