Nothing much going on this morning at Dee Why. Pretty much in line with expectations really. Wind is ramping up from the NW and by this afternoon it should be 20-30 kts. Unfortunately it won’t be accompanied by much of anything in the way of waves today. But a change is coming.
The latest advice from the Bureau this morning is that we should see the energy levels heading up from tomorrow. And if some of the swell forecast models have anything to do with reality, we could have a steady supply of swell energy – albeit with a lot of SW wind – from Saturday into the middle of next week.
Hey, and don’t forget the…
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.
A complex low pressure system is moving over the southwestern Tasman Sea from the west. This low is expected to be very slow moving until Wednesday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Isolated thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Friday 14 June
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the evening.
Saturday 15 June
South to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
3 to 4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.