I was in Manly again today…sniffing around looking for something different to shoot. It is very different over there. The beach faces a completely different angle to Bondi. Manly likes a north swell where Bondi loves a south swell. Manly is a big beach (1.4km long) and usually has banks as the drain pipes create irregular sand movements. North Steyne is their best part of the beach for surfers…that pipe works magic. Today there was a little bump in swell out there. Not pumping, just surfable.
The biggest difference in Manly is there are no share bikes… I didn’t see one (no idea why). I’ve already seen 25 riding from my house to my office in Bondi (200 metres). They are everywhere.
Surf forecast – cancel everything this weekend. Swell coming. A big one. Really big one. Need protected corners.