Pumping point for crazy Sunday crowds

Posted by: on May 29th, 2016

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

dy point surfing

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.

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