Minor Monday

Posted by: on June 10th, 2013

Hello Friends,

Only a trickle – but there is a trickle – of knee to waist plus SSE swell this morning on the Northern Beaches. Had the opportunity to see Curly as well as Dee Why and I think it’s safe to say that both stretches of the beach were very similar. There were lots of folk in the water chasing what looks to be pretty feeble (with some occasional exceptions) little dribblers. Every now and then Huey tosses up something slightly interesting, so in the course of a sesh you should come away with at least a moment or two of amusement value.

Tide was high at about 0920 and while it will drop back a little between then and 1450, the change is going to be pretty subtle I would’ve thought.

On current calculations, the surf outlook for our region is pretty ordinary for most of the coming week (the Goat picked it). That said, there is some energy showing in the models from around Thursday afternoon and into Saturday as a strong south pulse develops. We’ll need to cling to that hope because the next couple days are looking near flat to me…

Time for a plug…
Surfrider Foundation’s first Solstice Jam – Thr, 20 June 2013

It’s a fundraiser where the emphasis is on fun and you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food for a laughable $20. You can book online right now by clicking here. Oh, and I’ll be putting together a little video clip of PC at Dee Why point in 1977. Might work in a few shots of Terry Fitz and MP as well. It comes from 16mm film I shot and is something very few people have seen… I’m also keen to source images and vid sequences from DY and the northern beaches if you know of any (all media will be credited and used only for the night).

Here’s the official bumpf

Surfrider Foundation ‘Winter Solstice Jam’
The Deck Bar (Dee Why) Thurs 20th June

Celebrating protecting our waves and beaches through music, film and community.

Surfrider Foundation is a devoted group of surfers, coastal scientists and activists who have been protecting waves and beaches for the past 20 years. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Surfrider Foundation’s high impact environmental programs.

“I’m really looking forward to this event. It will be a celebration of the great work that Surfrider does for our ocean and beaches – as well as a brilliant party” – Barton Lynch former world surfing champion and Surfrider Foundation Board Member.

Live music + Surf films + Auctions + Raffle
(Hosted by Wendy Harmer + Barton Lynch)

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2013
Location: The Deck Bar (upstairs), 22-23 the Strand, Dee Why
Time: 6.00pm – Midnight
Tickets: On sale now at http://www.surfrider.org.au/event/winter-solstice-jam

Tickets: $20 each. Ticket price includes 2 complimentary drinks and food. Limited tickets available.

Featuring: Live music from some of the Northern Beaches’ finest, performers, including Hannah Darling (from The Voice), Paul Berry, Mikey Redlich and others.

Surf films include footage and images from Justin Crawford and some of Don’s rare archival 1977 footage of PC, mumbles and others at Dee Why Pt, Northy etc.

Be there for a chance on the night to win a custom-made board by local Northern Beaches shaper, Mike Psillakis.

Surfrider Foundation would like to thank its generous ‘Winter Solstice Jam’ sponsors, including
The Deck Bar; Psillakis Surfboards; Spaceships Campervan Hire.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 10 June 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving slowly east whilst maintaining a ridge over northern New South Wales. Fresh northerly winds will develop on Wednesday as a low pressure trough moves across inland NSW.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 11 June
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Up to 1 metre.
Easterly up to 1 metre.
Wednesday 12 June
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre.

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