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Autumn blurs into Winter. The FFF head into their winter hibernation. Trooper says it's the cold sand. Lucy heads north with a farewell. A touch of winter swell lands, bumping us around today. A sliver of Moon & Venus hold onto the night. 615 arrivals The Terminator celebrates another lap... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pacific Jules
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Underneath the city lights, there is a world few know about. Where rules don't apply. We emerge from our rabbit holes, a grey dark sky. But knowing that under water, clarity will come. The night before keeps echoing back. A little bit of naughty is a little bit nice. Felecity... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pacific Jules
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Someone told me long ago. There's a calm before the storm. I know. Today I know. 20m+ viz. A plethora of marine life. Multiple turtles. A French accent off the shed points us towards 4 cuttlefish. Daphne is bragging about a horse size Cephalopoda. Andy laments that he didn't actually... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Sits a young man staring at the surf, A tribal sacrifice made to the earth. Pitch Report: Sunday. The swell has gone. No sightings of our orange stinging friends. 2 duelling cuttlefish sighted off the pool, in real close. Camouflaged. Big old grizzy things. Just awesome. Guy forgot something, saw... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Sydney, nights are warm. Daytime telly, blue rinse dawn. Early swimmers Sarah & Jon (the Sales team) make it back from their 6am dark sojourn up north, missing a headlight and reporting some tumbles in the surf. No jellies. Surfing and Jellies don't mix. The beach is scattered with them.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn last aligned in 947AD in our southeastern skies. Today's early clouds stole away our view of this one in 1000 year event. But the clash of the titans was well and truly on as the FFF roared and ranted it's way into our morning. My... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Like a scene from Jason and the Argonauts, a woolly man greets me today, a golden fleece hung over his shoulder. Finally a weekend of long sunny days awaits us. The temp is up! 609am splinter before the sun rises Early at 6.27, The Guvnor pushes the starting line again.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Wouldn't recommend the Baulderdash today. Some sizeable waves, with the bommie breaking. Nothing stops the FFF. Surprisingly good conditions. A great little body bashing wave today. Sarah from Sales is going to have a chat to Scotty from Marketing and see if we can sort out this climate change stuff.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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North Steyne smells bad. Like smelling salts, really gets up your nose, but instead of waking up, it knocks you cold. more pipe exposed than usual. Anti corrosive paint that hasn't corroded yet is very slippery. Peeling back the layers. Lip syncing to your favourite song. A familiar morning routine.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Deserted car parks, desolate streets. A combination of menacing conditions kept many from Manly. I pace the lonely streets and sand towards the bunker. War has been declared on the Manly beachfront. Pollution. Disappearing sand. A 4m shark rumoured to be lurking, waiting at the point. This week's we've seen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Birthday boy Faahany. Ironman, Raconteur, Mate. Still rocking it you old dog, even if the body is falling apart. Troopers troops. Smashing through the surf for another FFF freaky Friday. I got you under my skin. Where the rain can’t get in. But if the sweat pours out. Just shout.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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In the howling wind comes a stinging rain. I see it driving nails into the souls on the tree of pain. Curl up and hide. Instead I shuffle to cabbage tree bay to revive. The worst days are actually the best days. Maybe it’s the pixie dust....I can smell the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Look at all those fancy clothes But these gonna keep us warm, just like those Cars and phones and diamond rings, bling bling Those are only removable things What about your mind, does it shine? What about your soul? Is it cold? Is it straight from the mold and ready... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Rusty and Caroline’s Pitch Report Just before dawn the wind peaks at 40km/hour. North East. No where to hide. Messy onshore slop. High tide 1224 per Willy, there’s a lot of sand showing. A big sandbank creating a short wave at the point. Chippo cites the seagull rule, no seagulls... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Tonight I'm gonna have myself a real good time. I feel alive And the world I'll turn it inside out, yeah 6am time to reflect. Times past, current times. The happiest of times, the saddest of times. That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit. Guy is expecting big things tomorrow,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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the glorious sun rises on our Revolution Across the long winter of the pandemic, conversations were whispered in the corridors of power. Talk of Revolution from the iron rule of the Establishment. There will be a day when the anarchy of the individual will again rule the Manly shores, when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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D E D I C A T I O N from our local weatherman Guy is going shopping afterwards for a new umbrella (and some waterproof chalk) Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality 620am keen beans Online sales are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Full load and thunder, Ribbons of blue Ice on the window, Ice in my heart Fooling with thunder, Every time we start Bleak look out the window. Bleak walking. A real community feel when you all huddle out of the rain. Sarge channels Big Merv Bay 13 antics. While Guy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Out where the river broke, The bloodwood and the desert oak Holden wrecks and boiling diesels, Steam in 45 degrees Summer has roared. 23 before sunrise. My calendar marked from last year, 'geese gate'. I look for the topless sheila with 2 geese in a pram. No luck. Search the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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The Exiles are back this week. But where did everyone else go? Was expecting ANZAC Day level crowds, and the beach was … empty. Back to the gym, back to work, or just some wet wintry weather? I think the wetter the better. The Masters of the Universe and other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Rusty and Caroline’s Pitch report What a sunrise! It’s getting harder to catch at 5.32am. Then the sun went back to bed. Calmer conditions, some nice waves around. 17.5C warming. Viz improving. Caught a PJ sneaking out of his hole. Reports of 1 jimble in the middle. Chatted to The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Look daaarling, an art showing/auction today upstairs (BEST SUNRISES OF 2021) in the surf club! How delightful! We must go up the inside stairs, through the men’s showers, oh dear. Look there’s Swanbourne Sam, mighty fine specimen, I heard that about Perth men. Avert your eyes, Murray is showing off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2021 at Pacific Jules
we had a lot of fun this morning! Not sure if the chalkies will ever talk to us again though
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Rusty & Caroline’s Pitch report The shark boat was pacing back and forth between 5.30 and 7am this morning, laying the summer nets? Yesterday’s Nor Easter has brought some warmth back to the air & water. The bower breaks looks smaller, a nice little wave off Manly. Surfers in their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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6.30am Drinks Express heading out Rusty and Caroline Pitch Report Onshore NW wind. Orange skies early. A slither of moon hanging over Queenscliff. White water seen out at Deadmans. Constantly moving walkers. Scott and the Governor arrive early. 3-4 foot swell with a rolling mess of a wave. Last day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at Pacific Jules