Archive for August 2008
Decided to go picture-taking in Dee Why this afternoon and afterwards swung by the beach to see if I could get a pic of the conditions.
It was small, but not so small you couldn’t sort of bobble along on ‘em. Knee to waist high, I’d call it. Looked a touch bigger down at the south end but if you missed out… you didn’t really miss out. There were a few little waves around the corner at Dee Why beach as well. In fact, there were a couple at the point trying to make do with sets that were practically washing across the rocks.
Swell conditions really haven’t changed much since this morning. It’s still around a metre at 6 seconds from the NE according to the MHL buoy. Seems to be same up and down the coast of NSW too. So, not looking all that fab for tomorrow…
Indeed, I see no reason to re-calibrate my remarks from this morning. Still looks like it’ll be flat for the next three days.
Big Picture, Dee Why.
Good morning for pulling the doona up and leaving it a little longer. Really not much in the way of swell around the place at all. The buoy is showing a metre of 7sec period NNE windswell, but along the beach it doesn’t look much above 0.5 metre on the wave faces to me.
So, pretty much nothin’ doin’ for Sydney surfers today I’d say.
And it looks as though most of the coming week will be similarly puny. Ah, Spring.
The forecast models are getting more optimistic about our prospects for next weekend. In fact, it’s looking as though it could get seriously big if it all goes the way the supercomputers say. Always prefer to be cautious on these things, but the current outlook is for 2-3 metres of 10+ sec period east swell to arrive late Thursday and to gradually push up into the 4-5 metre range on Saturday! And, because it’s coming from the east, it should be bigger than the sort of thing we see from a winter south swell with the same settings. Looks like there’s a thread on this topic starting up in our forums too…
Have yourself a top old day, and get up to some good where you can, eh?
Central Coast, Surf Reports.
Heavy showers and mild on the Central Coast this Sunday morning. The swell is smooth, weak and very small at 1 – 2 feet from the east southeast. There is a light west northwest breeze forecast to strengthen a bit more later. High tide 0839 and low tide around 1420. Local barometer 1005 hpa, 98% humidity, 14 degrees C. Have a great weekend!
Big Picture, Dee Why.
Lovely morning for Saturday in Sydney, but the surf prospects are not too flash. If you’re extra keen, you might be able to extract a knee to waist high set wave at a south facing spot. The swell out at sea is coming from the south at about 10 seconds apart on average. But because it’s only a metre or so, I’m not exceptionally hopeful. Dee Why looks pretty close to flat for instance and I’d be surprised if it was dramatically bigger elsewhere.
Outlook for the next little while is not encouraging. The Bureau says we should start to see a few showers toward evening and more of the same tomorrow. That would be neither here nor there if we had some waves to play with, but from the look of the models, we’re in for a spell of flatness through the middle of the week.
Happily those same models are still showing a broad area of easterly fetch to the NE of NZ that will, with luck actually come to pass. Should it do so, we could be looking at a fun size east swell developing from about Thursday morning. Good to have something to pin one’s hopes upon…
Go well with your day!
ps: want to hear my surf report and forecast chat from this morning on ABC 702? Click here!
on friday at 630 pm: very small waves at our rivermouth point – on the other hand, they were long, steady and well-shaped – the straits at our own fishtrap beach, further from the open ocean, were also quite agitated today, full of hollow bowls – all this suggests strongly, quite decent wave conditions at our lost village beach, one half-hour’s drive beyond our rivermouth point, near the open ocean – yay ! strong marine wind warning in effect, northwesterly to 30 knots – please stay tuned….
Next season’s parking stickers are starting to appear, so the swap is on again, but I DON’T NEED ANY MORE WARRINGAH STICKERS. Works like this – if you have a spare you want to swap, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with what you want/have in the subject line, i.e. “Have Pittwater, Want Manly”. If you want to buy a sticker, don’t contact me. Contact the relevant council, or post something in the Realsurf forum, and er, we don’t really have any waves today
Wasn’t able to get a photo up for you this morning but i can tell you that MV had some sick looking waves out there, only about waist high but really nice looking shapes! Plenty of guys getting amongst it too. happy b’day to my brother Ben Skerman too- i saw ya ripping out there this morning, spewin i slept in! yeeeww
Bondi, Bronte, Tama.
If you have a mate called Mal take him for a surf this morning. Perfect conditions for Mal ’cause he is the only one who can handle knee to waist high and weak surf. There are lots of Mal’s mates at Bondi ’cause it faces south, straight into the eye of this ferocious 2 foot southerly swell. A couple of Mal’s more trendy mates are at Bronte and Tama. Hopefully if things improve, and you have a mate called Fish………
Central Coast, Surf Reports.
Fine, clear and cold on the Central Coast this Saturday morning. The swell is smooth, weak and small at 1 – 2 feet from the east southeast. There is a light west southwest breeze forecast to go northeast later. High tide 0745 and low tide around 1335. Local barometer 1014 hpa, 97% humidity, 8 degrees C. Have a great weekend!