Northern Beaches Weekly Review Feb 4 - 11, 2010.

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Bondi, Manly, Cronulla, Snapper and D'bah are by far our 5 most popular camera’s. In order to provide some bonus pics and reports we've chosen to link with and support a bunch of smaller, localised, independent sites (friends of Coastalwatch) to both provide a little diversity and to support local grass roots sites. It’s important to note that these aren’t our official reports that we post at 7.00 am daily on our respective camera pages. Most major news outlets and smaller websites use our reports. This extra service is all about supporting the up and coming locals at some of Australia’s most popular surfing spots. Supplied daily by our friends at thesealife.com.au, frothers.com.au, Sproutdaily.com and weekly by bluesnapper.com.au and www.perfectwavegallery.com. Any forecasting has been sourced from Coastalwatch's Head Swell Forecaster Ben Macartney. The daily surf report info is compiled after they check the official coastalwatch reports by Johnny Charlton, Ben Horvath and The Captain. Thursday, February 11, 2010

Northern Beaches - bluesnapper

Sharks. Blueys. Waves

This morning local Northern Beaches surfer Paul Welsh was bitten by a shark while teaching his grom to surf at Mona Vale. Paul was driven to the hospital for treatment and is all good.

The rumors are spreading like wildfire, "it was a massive Great White." "There are hundreds of them around here and It was only a matter of time."

Yes it was only a matter of time, thousands of people surf on the Northern Beaches and yes sharks live in the ocean, heaps of them even Wobbegongs. Sharks are at the top of the food chain out there, they also have teeth and like to bite things. It is just one of those risks associated with surfing. What about the 5 metre Great White that beached itself at Bungan while chasing fish a few weeks ago? Where was the news hype on that one?

The surf has been pretty fun over the past week, with Blue Bottles keeping the crowds regulated nicely. Bluey's and sharks as a team should have numbers right down over the next week.

There have also been some incredible sunrises, sunsets and cloud formations kicking around our parts too. Check the snapshow for all of those sweet colours.

Portrait: This week meet Tim Taplin. When not watching South Park or at Tafe studying Graphic Design, you'll find Tim getting slotted and punching airs at South Narra with his brother Jay and Isaac (Bobby Martinez) Buckley. Tim surfs Matt Penn boards and is stoked on them. Tim's favourite surf trip was to Tavarua / Fiji at the start of this year and he is always frothing to head back down to his local South Coast break when it's firing. I recently spent a week or so with Tim on the North Shore of Hawaii eating plenty of Shave Ice and getting barreled in the Keiki shorey, he said the highlight of his trip was 'me' (which was quite nice of him - cheers mate). Tim is an all round top bloke, he likes covering his skin with products made by O'neill and protecting his eyeballs with Otis sunnies. He also has a 'second' favourite photographer called Zander. If you dropped in on Tim I reckon he would forgive you pretty quickly.

RVCA sale: This is where I point out that's its the last RVCA sale they are doing for a longish time. So if you are into quality threads it would benefit you greatly to hit this sale. The Summer sale store in Brookvale is closing down so the RVCA crew are doing this garage sale to clear all their items and samples (Winter gear too) and there is even a 'name your price' bargain bin. The weekend will cap off with a BBQ and beers too, which all sounds too good to be true! Go *here* for the finer details.

www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=294999870748&ref=mfu

Flat day fun: Some kids bought themselves a blue tarp and had themselves a good time. *Check it.* You will like it.

www.korduroy.tv/2010/blue-tarp-surfing

Become a fan: Want to get a little more interaction with the images and photogs from Blue Snapper? *Become a fan of the Blue Snapper facebook page*, see extra images which aren't on the website, tag your mates, comment on the photos, ask questions about waves and surfers. Sounds pretty great doesn't it!

www.facebook.com/pages/wwwbluesnappercomau/

Surf is not looking fantastic for the weekend, neither is the weather. Double ouch.

Hope you find a ripple worth paddling for people.

See you on the beach.

Cheers,
AL.
bluesnapper.com.au

03 Feb 10 - Cooper Chapman - Narra

03 Feb 10 - Cooper Chapman - Narra

07 Feb 10 - Mini Slabs - Mona Vale Basin

07 Feb 10 - Mini Slabs - Mona Vale Basin

08 Feb 10 - Epic clouds - Mona

08 Feb 10 - Epic clouds - Mona

09 Feb 10 - Amazing clouds - Mona

09 Feb 10 - Amazing clouds - Mona

06 Feb 10 - Heads will turn - Northern Beaches

06 Feb 10 - Heads will turn - Northern Beaches

10 Feb 10 - Tim Taplin punt - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Tim Taplin punt - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Tim Taplin - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Tim Taplin - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Tim texts his lady - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Tim texts his lady - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Early punt - Narra

10 Feb 10 - Early punt - Narra

07 Feb 10 - No sharks, just slabs - Mona Vale

07 Feb 10 - No sharks, just slabs - Mona Vale

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