Archive for May 2016

Just about flat at the point this morning

Posted on May 31st, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s ratcheted down another notch and as of 0600 it was about a metre from the dead south at pretty gutless 7 seconds. Skies were clouding over in preparation for the 90% chance of rain today. Tide’s heading to the low at 0945. Wind was offshore but should be SW later. Swell’s supposed to go more SE later as well.
Outlook is for showery weather through to the end of the week and overall it looks like generally small conditions even at the south magnets. Tomorrow the forecast is calling for SE wind. With luck by Thursday the wind will be SW again and that in combination with the SE direction of the 1.5 metre swell should mean a few waves around the place.
A couple of fresh galleries for you from the last couple of days. And have a great day!
Dee Why Beach on Sunday afternoon

South Curl Curl Monday morning

Today…

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No takers at the point at 0720

Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge into New South Wales. This high is expected to move slowly east across the Tasman Sea during the next few days. There are some indications that a weak low pressure system may develop off the New South Wales coast towards the end of the week, although the next significant change is not likely until the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots early in the morning. Inshore winds tend south to southwesterly until the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 1 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 2 June
Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.


Video Minute: Curl Curl Monday morning

Posted on May 30th, 2016 in A video minute, Curl Curl.

After getting out of the water late this morning at Curly, I grabbed the camera and shot a few pictures (currently being uploaded to a gallery) and made a quick video to give you a feel for the conditions as the swell very slowly winds down. Definitely a few head high wave faces still in the mix though.


Woah, where’d that go?

Posted on May 30th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

There were waves all day yesterday, in fact, at 4pm I was shooting at Dee Why beach and there were head plus and meaty sets unloading along the beach, while it was softer but still chest to shoulder at the point. Not this morning, not at Dee Why… Wind was westerly at 9-10 kts early and will pick up a bit to 10-15 SW later. Tide is coming into the low at 0850. Swell was SSE 1.5 metres at 8 seconds, so the best options will be those spots that are optimally aligned to the south swell. Everywhere else will be tiny to near flat (especially in the south corners).
The Bureau and all the modellers are showing the swell fading away by dusk and tomorrow being similar early but then gradually coming up a touch as the week goes along. And right now it looks like next weekend could see another solid pulse on Sunday…maybe…problem is, those same models are saying it could be the result of a low in close to the coast and that would mean blasting onshores.
Pics from yesterday will be up later today…
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!

dy beach

Just about flat at Kiddies at 0735

dee why point surfers

Looked like a wave, but it just faded away – and that was a set at 0730

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Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge into New South Wales, and is directing generally southerly winds along the coast today. This high is expected to move slowly east across the Tasman Sea during the next few days, bringing a gradual return to onshore winds. There are some indications that a weak low pressure system may develop off the New South Wales coast towards the end of the week, although the next significant change is not likely until the weekend.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 40% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 31 May
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 1 June
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Pumping point for crazy Sunday crowds

Posted on May 29th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Heaps of swell for heaps of people at the point by the time I looked at it for the first time around 0830. Sunny skies, light winds and, according to the MHL bouy data, a straight south swell that was (at 0600) a touch under 3 metres at 9 seconds. Tide was just past the low at 0755 and heading into a high at 1410.
Set wave faces at the point looked to be in the head high range with the odd plus. Hardly anyone in the water along the beach at the Dee Why end. Despite the swell, it doesn’t seem as though we’ve had much of an improvement to the banks – which of course puts more pressure on the point and the Longy bombies.
I’ll be down at Dee Why by 1100 to pitch in with my fellow Surfrider Foundation folks on a beach clean. The board’ll be in the car for later. From the shape of the forecast there ought to be waves all day at south spots.
Have a great Sunday, and check back later because I plan to add a few more piccies…

dy beach

Lotsa lines, lotsa shutdowns up the beach at 0830

dy point surfing

Pockets aplenty at the point for the crew

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Consistent and very crowded on Sunday morning at 0830


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Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system near the western border of New South Wales is drifting slowly east. This pattern will see fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds gradually easing along the coast later today and Monday as the high moves overhead. A new high is expected to develop over the southern Tasman Sea early in the new week, bringing a return to onshore winds. The next significant change is not expected until the end of the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 30 May
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 31 May
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Video Minute: Dee Why Sat morning

Posted on May 28th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Grabbed a quick pan of the surf conditions Saturday morning at the Dee Why stretch… it clouded over an hour or so later…


Swell for Saturday crowds

Posted on May 28th, 2016 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Nearly 3 metres of 10-sec south swell as Saturday got started. Heaps of people on it at both Longy and Dee Why and in between, long, lined up shutdowns continue to be the default for the No Man’s stretch. Yes, if you’re in the right spot, you can definitely score, but the right spot is constantly moving around. And speaking of moving around, although there were squillions in the water at Longy bombies, hardly anyone was catching waves because the good ones were all over the place (as usual, really). Dee Why point was thoroughly mobbed as well but, unlike yesterday evening, it was at least producing reasonably frequent waves in the chest to shoulder range.
Had some tech issues this morning, so only doing a quick, short report for now

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Friday late, photos of an arriving swell?

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in At large.

One last photo post for Friday. I stopped by Longy, Curly and Dee Why for a few snaps just before the light drained away on Friday. Swell was looking like it could be solid by tomorrow, but the energy was looking straight south. So, while Longy and Curly were showing head to head and a bit on the set wave faces, Dee Why point was struggling to be waist high as the sun set. All the power was just going straight past and hitting up at Longy. I’d expect the same deal for Saturday morning. Anyway, herewith a few snaps…

dy lagoon surfer

The lugga about 1600

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Set trips over the bombies a little after 1600 Friday

long reef surfer

Hooking one around inside the bombies at Long Reef

Long Reef wave

Meaty shutdown showing the size for tomorrow maybe?

curl curl surfer

Curly doing a lot of shutting down at 1700

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Curly on dusk

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Curly about 1700

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Lines stacking into south Curl Curl at dusk Friday

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Super keen crew grabs a single set wave on sundown

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Last light of the day for a dee why rider


Late night lines

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Long Reef.

Very straight south swell showing at the bombies around 4pm. Expected to
be big by tomorrow


Pictures from Freshy, Curly, Dee Why

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Surf Reports.

Grabbed some piccies between appointments this morning. Settings are just about perfect, all we need is some consistent swell. Late morning saw very long lulls between waist high sets that were also pretty soft. Still, I wouldn’t have minded being in…
Have a great day!

freshwater surfer

Cruising a little line at Freshy @1030

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The crew waiting for another set at Curly

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Soft but mildly whackable section at Curly @ 1045

No Mans

No Mans with a few mans

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Near the lugga at Longy

no man's suirfer

Soft little peak at No Man’s


On hold Friday morning

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Surf Reports.

Hello friends,

This is one of those days when, if the Bureau has it right, we go from unsurfably flat in the morning to large and powerful by close of play. At 0600 it was less than a metre from the south at an average period of 8 seconds. So, as you can see from the pics, it was utterly micro as the day kicked off.
Tide will hit high at noon and then drop back to low just after dark. Wind should be pretty vigorous too, but at least it’ll be straight offshore.
Outlook? Well, I think the Goat speaks wisely!
Of course I’ll be watching it through the day and will post if I spot anything of interest, so check back this afternoon…
In the meantime, keep on smilin’ and have yourself a

dy beach

SUP’sters poking around up the beach

dy point

The point in micro mode this morning


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Weather Situation
A low pressure system in the western Tasman Sea is deepening while a cold front associated with the low lies over the far north coast and is moving northeast. Strong northwesterly winds are forecast ahead of the front, and strong west to southwest winds in the wake of the front, reaching gale force over over southern waters. Westerly winds will ease by Saturday morning as the low moves further east, only to strengthen again and shift southwesterly from Saturday afternoon as the next front moves through.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 28 May
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 29 May
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.


 

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