Archive for November 2008
What a glorious morning in Sydney. Shame about the very tiny conditions. Dee Why was smooth and glassy as of 0800. There were a few people in the water enjoying the opportunity to catch a few soft little peaks too. The MHL Sydney and Port Kembla bouys have been offline for a few days, so I’m guesstimating that we have something in the range of a metre of mainly south swell with a period of around 7-8 seconds.
Here’s the Bureau’s call:
Wind: SW 10/15 knots inshore, 15/20 knots offshore, easing to 10/15 knots throughout during the morning before turning NE 10/15 knots during afternoon, N/NW later. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1 to 2 metres.
According to the various swell models, we’re in for smaller again tomorrow, and then it looks as though we have a week of flatness lining up for Sydney surfers. Basically it looks like a mainly fine week weatherwise with gutless, microscopic NE windswell from about Tuesday through the weekend. Time to get out the mask and flippers or the fishing rod I’m guessing.
I’ll be spending the day at a geek fest devoted to WordPress, the platform on which this site now runs. Trying to pick up more tips to build a better RealSurf for ya. They have wi-fi at the conference, so I might turn up here again later in the day.
Go well with your plans and have yourself a good one
Things have picked up a tiny bit since earlier. Some very small, soft waves on The Point at Dee Why but you’ll need a mal to catch them. Up by Longy looks a little better but SW wind is chopping it up a bit. Still, there are a few waves around for the catching. Get out today, as it’ll just get smaller for the next four or five days at least… Cheers, Rob
Curl Curl, Surf Reports.
There’s a few 2-3 footers early but it’s fattening up as the tide pushes in and the wind has some south in it which is proving less than helpful. Should be good by dusk as the wind heads northerly. Try to get a wave in today because it’s fading quickly by Tuesday. Enjoy.
Nothing really happening once again.Swell is coming from NE direction and is at best only waist high at Kings today.Plenty of takers though.Wind is supposed to increase to about 30knots.Is t worth the effort..NO
Central Coast, Surf Reports.
Thunder storms rolling in on the Central Coast this Saturday morning. The swell is smooth and small at 1 – 2 feet from the northeast. There is no breeze at the moment but forecast for southwest to go southeast later. High tide 0945 and low tide around 1630. Local barometer 995 hpa, 98% humidity, 19 degrees C. Have a good weekend.
Big Picture, Dee Why.
Hello Friends,Barely a breath of wind this morning to start. Sadly, barely any waves as well. I couldn’t spot anyone in the water at Dee Why, and given the general punyness, I’d be very surprised if there was much going on anywhere. Your best bet will be stretches open to the NE where you might find a little tiny knee to waist high lump. But you’ll need to be extra keen and have the appropriate equipment to get anything happening.
Outlook is for the wind to be out of the SW at 10-15 kts, turning more to the SE in the afternoon. Same deal tomorrow morning apparently says the Bureau, but Sunday afternoon will feature NE wind of 10-15kts. From the look of the models, there might be a little pulse of south windswell to go with the NE’r, but I’d be impressed if it was much above waist high at the best spots.
All and all looks like a weekend for desperates and ocean swimmers.
Ah well, Huey will return…
Here’s the 702 ABC radio surf report for Saturday…
Big Picture, Surf Reports.
Hello early birds,
This is Don with his best guesstimate for conditions at first light on Saturday (made last night, as usual). Remember, your mileage may vary. I’ll be along with an updated report at around 0715.
There could be a few showers left this morning, but the outlook is for it to fine up and reach a high of 20.
Not overly impressive outlook for Saturday morning in Sydney. In fact, it’s downright ordinary. Wind is set to be out of the NW at 20-25 kts ahead of a late morning SW change of 20-30 kts. The Bureau says swell should be 1.5 to 2 metres from the NE, but I reckon we’ll be lucky to have that much. Period is likely to be sub-8 seconds, so if you find something in the waist high range at an open beach such as Curl Curl, I’d say you should feel rather pleased with yourself.
Tune into the weekend show on ABC 702 when I’ll give my latest most up to datest take on our surf prospects for the weekend and beyond. You should hear me right near the 730 news headlines!
Big Picture, Dee Why, Surf Reports.
Dull skies again this morning – and a spot of drizzle around as well. Swell has faded overnight pretty much in line with expectations. Average period is around the 8 second mark and height at sea is probably around the 1.5 metre range. Direction looks to be from the east. The Bureau says we’re in for a warm day with 20-25kts of NE wind and scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Obviously your best shot at a wave will be in the semi-protected north corners open to weak NE windswell.
The Goat’s latest forecast went up yesterday and comparing what he says with the latest run of models shows his call is right on. Of course! He’s really quite remarkably accurate, our Goat. And he’s been doing it for over a decade. How good is that?
Have yourself a great day!