Friday opened in promising fashion with a courduroy sea thanks to a 10 second period 1.3 metre SE swell. It’s not huge, but we’re definitely into the chest to shoulder plus range at Dee Why. That means it should be bigger around at Curly and other magnet spots. Wind was around 10-15 kts from the NNW as the day kicked off. Skies were sunny, but it’s set to cloud up this arvo and go showery on us. At the same time, the wind is expected to move around to the W-SW and build to 25-30 knots.
Tide was low at around 0600 and will hit the high at a touch after noon.
Looks as though the swell will really kick in from tomorrow, but I’d say the people in the water this morning won’t be complaining! Skip down the page for the Goat’s take. I reckon he’s spot on – as usual.
Yesterday I finished cutting together a highlights reel from my 1977 surf footage for next Thursday night’s Solstice Jam Surfrider fundraiser at Deck Bar. Peter Crawford appears at Dee Why point, Northy and Burleigh. Mumbles, Mark Warren, Terry Fitz, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit and, of course, MP also feature. Today I’ll be pulling together some more recent footage of very solid south Narrabeen to add further visual spice to the night. Along with live music, Surfrider crew will be raffling off boards, wetties, surf lessons and even 2-hour photo sessions from wozthatyou’s Doug and, ahem, me. For $20 you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food. One of those nights when people will be saying ‘you shoulda been there…”
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 low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly tracking northeastwards. This low is expected to be very slow moving until Wednesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during this evening.
Saturday 15 June
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching 35 to 40 knots offshore.
2.5 to 4 metres.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
The chance of thunderstorms from the morning until evening, mainly offshore.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 16 June
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
2.5 to 3 metres.
Southerly 3 metres.