Winter Solstice eve & waves abound

Posted by: on June 20th, 2013

South Narra

No one got it

Hello Friends,

As of 0800 wind was west 10-15kts, swell was SSE at a touch under 3 metres on average with a typical period of about 11 seconds. It was chest to head high on faces at the best peaks along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch (and a lot smaller between said peaks). Over at Dee Why the beachy was producing head plus sets and the point was chest to (very) occasional head high.

The Bureau says the wind should be southerly 15-20 kts today, so the early westerlies may not last long.

Swell is set to continue at about the current size for the next three days, so don’t be too bummed if you have to miss out today. In fact, if the models have it right, we should see waves into the middle of next week – at least.

Tides: Low @1050, High @1730

Sth Narra '07 framegrab
Yours truly is now on short and final for tonight’s first Winter Solstice Jam FUNdraiser for Surfrider Foundation at Deck Bar on Dee Why beachfront from 6pm. The shot above comes from some footage I took a few years ago at South Narra. I’ll be showing that along with vintage 16mm of PC, MP, Terry Fitz, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit, etc from 1977.

Indications are that we’re going to have a solid turnout for tonight’s fun, so as I wrote yesterday, my advice is to book your spot online right this second because space is definitely getting limited. Do you really want to hear ‘you shoulda been there last night…’ from all your mates? No, of course not! And load that wallet with dough for all the excellent raffle opportunities we’ll throw at ya!

See ya there!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system near New Zealand is moving very slowly east-southeast and a high pressure system south of Tasmania is extending a ridge across the western Tasman Sea and into the Coral Sea. The two systems are directing southerly winds along New South Coast. The ridge is expected to weaken during Friday and Saturday as the high moves further south and a low pressure trough approaches the coast from the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Friday 21 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 22 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.

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