A Saturday with waves…whadya know

Posted by: on July 24th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Since I have Canon’s schmick 5D MkII and a 100-400mm lens to test (good being a photo mag editor!) at the moment, I wandered around looking for waves to take pictures of. Found some at Cooks Tce where a small group were basically risking board and limb to get into some very crunchy sections. Shutdown percentage was very high, so even after 45 minutes, I didn’t have all that many snaps to show for my efforts. The light went flat and the shutdowns seemed to be around the 9 out of 10 mark, so I came back to the office to process the results. Here’s a sample from what will eventually be a gallery…

If you were up for the early this morning, you were in with an excellent chance of scoring something at your favourite SE spot. Basically if you got waves there yesterday, go back again because Huey’s pretty much left the settings unchanged since yesterday. At Dee Why that means somewhat setty conditions but the big ones are getting into the shoulder high range at least. And while there was a shower headed toward it while I looked, the wind wasn’t a factor.

As the Goat’s forecast noted, we should see the swell gradually run out of puff over the next 24 hours. Go now if you can because it currently looks as though we’ve got a week of marginal conditions coming up.

Have yourself a good one!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: South to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Southeast to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending northwest to southwesterly around midday then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.

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