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Gold Coast Weekend Surf Forecast - 25th & 26th July 2015

Temp: Min 14Max 24

Southport Seaway Approx. Tide Times

Low Tide: 8:10am

High Tide: 3:20pm

A lot warmer air temperature this weekend with 5–10knt NW winds on Saturday, swinging around on Sunday to the SW to West at 5-15knts.

The winds will be the best aspect and will favor with clean offshore conditions, though not much on the swell side.

Only a 2 foot East N/E swell running on the Gold Coast with the low tide throughout the morning with only tinny ones on the point would best suit the open beach breaks, The Spit and an early surf on Sunday at any of the beachies, TOS or D ’Bar.

Tip: “Breathe controlled, in through the nose and out through the mouth to maximise your power when paddling for waves”

Enjoy and stay safe,

Michael “Munga” Barry

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Unfortunately the waves will be small at 1-2 feet for this weekend though great beginner waves all along the coast with some tinny Malibu waves on the point breaks.

The winds for Saturday will be offshore N/NW 5-10knts then tending N 10-15knts later in the day.

Sunday should see perfect conditions with winds from the W at 10-15knts, which unfortunately will blow much of the swell out to sea producing only 0.5 to 1 foot of waves.

Low tide is around 9:10am with a high tide just before 5:00pm.

Best pick is the open beaches early before the wind comes up with slightly bigger waves at D’Bah and TOS.

Great opportunities to get out the back if you are a beginner or intermediate surfer wanting to step into the next level.

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Enjoy, and Safe Surfing,


Michael “Munga” Barry

Munga's Memories: Billabong J’Bay 22 years ago

With the upcoming World Surf League/ Billabong Pro surf event at Jefferies Bay in South Africa starting Jul 08 – 19 2015, got me thinking of all of those great times, awesome surfs and journeys I have encountered travelling around the world whilst on the world surfing tour.

I would have to say that Jefferies bay rates in the top 5 best surf breaks for me, very close to Burleigh Heads as being similar point breaking wave which allows you to get long tubes, fast carves, cutbacks, snaps and then after all of that get barrel again for the longest tube you will find around the place. Pretty amazing!

I was fortunate enough to travel to Jefferies Bay in my early years starting out as a rookie professional and had some great results winning the Country Feeling/Billabong Pro Classic in 1993 with Kelly in the final, coming a close second in the dying minutes against Seth Huley and then winning the 1995 and 1998 WCT Billabong Pro against Sunny Garcia.

1998 was my last WCT win, an event I knew in myself I was going to win, training hard, totally focused and positively on track weeks before I even got to Jefferies Bay. It was a feeling I had only two or three times in my surfing career when you know and believe without a doubt you are going to win.

That belief can come to anyone, anywhere and at anytime if they wish. It is something everybody should learn and understand how to do; to focus, be positive, and believe in themselves. 

As I teach to the beginners in my surf school, trust yourself, close your eyes and see yourself riding a wave, flying like a bird and let your instinct take over because you have been standing up since your were young. 95% of the time, the very next wave they catch they will achieve what they came to do and ride a wave of their life.  


Michael 'Munga' Barry

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