Ready for more waves?

Posted by: on June 18th, 2013

Lines at the point

Beachy firing

Winter warriors

Hello Friends,

Tuesday morning opened with clear skies,. cold air temps and nearly 3 metres of 12-second period SSE swell. Wind was straight offshore too. Where Dee Why was concerned, the set waves were biggest at the beach (once again). Wave faces were overhead and a bit on the bigger ones. I’d expect the bombs to push that metric up even further.

Tide’ll be low shortly after 0900 and will run in a metre or so to be high at 1540.

The plan is to get in earlier rather than later, both for the tide settings and the wind (which the Bureau says will go more southerly in the middle part of the day before coming back around to the SW later. All indications are that the swell will hold at the same level and possibly even pick up a bit because it’s due to peak tomorrow.

The SW wind should hold overnight but tomorrow, when the swell is macking, it looks as though we’ll be having southerlies in the 20-25 kt range. Not the best for Dee Why, worse elsewhere.

If you can’t get in the water today, don’t fret too much. If the forecast models have anything to do with reality, we have another week at least of solid swell energy. After an indifferent autumn, winter is spinning up very nicely indeed.

I betcha know what I’m going to write next…

Yup, I’m here to remind you that Thursday night’s Winter Solstice Jam Surfrider Foundation FUNdraiser at the uber cool Deck Bar on the beach front at Dee Why will kick off at 6 pm. A mere $20 bucks gets you in with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food. Live music, surfin’ pictures and video (see PC at the point and MP at Kirra in ’77) and more. My advice is to book your spot online right this second
and load the wallet with dough for all the excellent raffle opportunities we’ll throw at ya.

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: book online now

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.

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Weather Situation
A slow moving complex low pressure system lies over the southwestern Tasman Sea while a high pressure ridge lies over the Bight. The high will move eastwards over the next couple of days to be over the western Tasman Sea by Friday morning.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly in the early afternoon then tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Wednesday 19 June
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Thursday 20 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.

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