Archive for July 2016

Waves for Sunday morning

Posted on July 31st, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell is out of the SSE this morning. It was around the 1.8 metre mark and the period was close to 12 seconds so set wave faces were into the head high range on the bigger ones. Pretty busy in the water at both the point and along the beach, but it didn’t look too nutty for a Sunday. Tide was high at 0600 and will be back to low at 1145.
Swell should stick around all day and the wind is set to stay westerly in the 10-15 kt range. So, waves all day.
Outlook is for energy levels to fade back a little tomorrow but then to bump up again Tuesday in the run up to what the models currently predict to be a significant swell event. The more optimistic forecasts are projecting 4-6 metre south swell on Friday-Saturday accompanied by brisk WSW wind. The Bureau says it’ll be showery from Tuesday through to the weekend at least.
Go well with your Sunday and maybe check back later to see if I’ve picked up a few more piccies to share…

dy point surfer

Section heavies rider at 0910

dy beach

Waves up the beach too

dy point surfer

Moderately busy but not crazy as of 0915

dy point surfer

Caught behind

dy beach

Reasonable number in the water toward No Mans

dy beach

Fun looking right at 0915


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Weather Situation
A cold front is expected to affect the southern parts of the coast today while a high pressure system lies over the north. A stronger cold front and associated upper level trough is expected to reach New South Wales on Monday. This front is expected to move through the remainder of the state on Tuesday with a deep low pressure system developing over the Tasman Sea. A vigorous airstream around the low is likely to persist for the remainder of the week as it moves slowly east.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 1 August
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Tuesday 2 August
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


Saturday morning prospects

Posted on July 30th, 2016 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Saturday kicked off with light winds, clear skies and a couple of metres of 10-sec south swell showing on the MHL buoy off Sydney. High tide was at 0500 and low at 1050.
Around the beaches this morning it was lined up and shutting down from Northy to Collaroy. You coulda had it to yourself.
The Longy to Dee Why stretch was producing waist to shoulder-head wave faces. The point was at the bottom end of the range and way more inconsistent than the beach. Pretty lined up, but there were definitely a few quick and fun looking sections if you were in the spot. Longy inside bombies were doing the usual whack-a-mole thing with no two waves breaking in the same place. Keeps the crowd spread out I guess.
Looks like there should be waves all day and again tomorrow when the Bureau has hoisted a deceptively powerful surf warning. And next week is shaping to be pretty close to the Goat’s call.
Have yourself a great day one and all!

No one at Northy

No one at Northy

No one at Southy

No one at Southy

Plausible little shutdowns at sth Narrabeen

Plausible little shutdowns at sth Narrabeen

Little runner along the beach at DY

Little runner along the beach at DY

Sorta fat but do-able at No Man's

Sorta fat but do-able at No Man’s

Trimming right next to the rocks at the point this morning

Trimming right next to the rocks at the point this morning

Near the lugga this morning at 0635

Near the lugga this morning at 0635

No takers at White rock

No takers at White rock

All over the place but pockets of power at Long Reef

All over the place but pockets of power at Long Reef

One turn wonder wave at Longy this morning

One turn wonder wave at Longy this morning


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Weather Situation

A high pressure system moving over southeast Australia is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature for the next few days, blocking the progress of approaching cold fronts. As cold fronts skim the south of the state, a vigorous west to southwesterly flow will persist across far southern New South Wales waters early this morning. The next significant frontal system to impact New South Wales is expected early next week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 1 August

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

The Goat’s Surf forecast

Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Goat's Forecast.

TG’S SURF FORECAST

Seven day outlook for Sydney

Those offshores we’ve been having look like continuing through next week too.  So surf conditions generally should be pretty good…depending on the surf.

Surf outlook… is also for more of the same same…Ie up and down and up as the WSW swells come across the Great Australian Bight and up around the corner, with most continuing out into the Tasman Sea but also sending some pulses up to us.  Ain’t Nature grand? ?

At this early stage it looks like it might be at it’s grandest around next Friday.  Even on the smaller days keep your eye out for the sets.

Saturday: around 1 1+ metres and nice for mals at places open to swell from the South, starting to come up through the day

Sunday: in the 1-2 metre range at dead South places..watch for sets

Monday: down a bit but watch for sets

Tuesday: say around 1 metre or so

Wednesday: coming up in the 2-3 metre range dead South places, some should get into protected corners too

Thursday: up more…3-4 metre range dead South

Friday: well early days atm but let’s say we could be looking at 5, 6 or more metre swells from South East. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Water temp is slowly getting cooler, down to around 18,19.

Stay well. Stay safe.

TG


Sundown report

Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell seems to have peaked this afternoon at close to 3 metres from the south at 12 seconds apart. This was delivering wave faces on bomb sets that were all of 3 metres at Dee Why point and up the beach. It looked to be a touch bigger out at the bombies. Swell seemed a bit fat (tide?) and the angle was just a bit too south for the point. Interestingly I saw a number of long right handers roll in from a point roughly off the south end of the Dee Why SLSC. Could the super peak return…? Pretty busy at the point with lots of unmakeable sections on the biggest ones. There were a few bods out at the bombies too. If you missed out, don’t feel too bad, it definitely wasn’t spectacular quality despite the relatively light wind conditions.

Have a great Friday morning and catch you on the ‘morrow!

Dee Why point

Dee Why point

dy point surfer

Another wide one at the point

dy point surfer

Bomb set well wide of the point

long reef

Inside bombie at Longy gets serious looking

dy point surfer

Dee Why point wave this afternoon

dy point surfer

Dee Why point

dy point surfer

Dee Why point at 1500

longy bombies

Empty Longy bombie

longy bombies

A few biggish ones at the bombies around 1515

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Longy bombies were doing their thing this afternoon


Pumping Friday morning

Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

As Friday gets started the swell is 2.2 metres and coming from the SSE at 12 seconds apart. That means double overhead faces on the sets up the beach and only a touch smaller at the point. As the pics show, there are quite a few waves in the sets and the point is just about maxing out on the bomb sets. Wind is light offshore and skies are sunny. Tide’s dropping to the low at 0950.
Swell may be peaking this morning, but there should definitely be energy all day. I reckon there should still be some fun ones tomorrow too (although a lot smaller).
Like yesterday, I’m planning to put a little time behind the lens again today, so check back this evening to see what I found.
Have a great day!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system moving over southeast Australia is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature for the next few days, blocking the progress of approaching cold fronts. As cold fronts skim the south of the state, a vigorous west to southwesterly flow will persist across far southern New South Wales waters today and part of tomorrow. The next significant frontal system to impact New South Wales is expected early next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 30 July
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots slowly tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore.
Sunday 31 July
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

dy point surf

Lines stack into the point at 0710

dy point surf

Empty one steams in

dy point surf

One gets caught and more queue up behind

dy point surf

Slabby set at the point 0720

dy beach surf

Solid size up the beach too


Close of play Thursday

Posted on July 28th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Did you get in?

Your correspondent jagged a few at the point during the late morning session. Size was in the chest to shoulder range, but there were a few head plus bombs at the point and it looked to be bigger than that along the beach. Wind was lightly offshore under sunny skies and water felt like about 18 to me. The 3pm MHL data showed 1.7 metres of 10 sec SSE swell – which was just about where the day started.

After my surf I grabbed a few snaps of people catching waves at the point and along the beach. Clicking on any of the pictures will take you to the gallery…

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

dy point waves

Close of play and still some lines coming around the point at 5pm


Yay! I was wrong yesterday, we have waves this morning

Posted on July 28th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

I love it when that happens. Yesterday it looked as though today would be marginal at best. Instead, the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 metres of 10 sec SSE swell. We also have light westerlies now and the forecast says they’ll prevail through the day. Tide will be low at 0850 and back to high at 1520. So, looking pretty good if you have the time to get to a south magnet spot today. Certainly it looked to be waist to maybe even shoulder high at the point and along the beach. Given the period, it should be relatively consistent too.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat has to say, but it looks to me as though this pulse will maybe last through tomorrow before dropping back into the marginal range across the weekend.
I’m grabbing the camera and heading out the door soon, so if I spot anything of interest there’ll be a few more pics up later… have a great day!

dy point waves

Set arrives at the point 0710

dy beach surfer

Lucky rider got a long right off this peak at Dee Why beach 0710

Weather Situation
A cold front slipping to the south of the state continues to generate vigorous west to southwesterly winds across far southern New South Wales waters today and tomorrow. Elsewhere, northwest to southwesterly winds persist but have eased in strength as a high pressure system builds over southeast Australia. The next significant frontal system is expected early next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 29 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Saturday 30 July
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Tiny, tiny Curly at 0845

Posted on July 27th, 2016 in Curl Curl.

Went by Manly and Curly this morning a little before 0900. Perfect offshore conditions but the little wind swell is so close together that it’s just about unrideable. Stopped at Curly to grab the pics below and had to wait quite awhile to see one of the four people in the water at the south end “catch” something. Good day for your non-surfing obligations and interests.

Curl Curl waves

Little lines to the horizon at Curly this morning

Curl Curl waves

After a very long wait, surfer finally gets to his feet for a gutless little shutdown at Curly


Micro Sydney morning

Posted on July 27th, 2016 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Back in Sydney once more and what do we have on the surf front? Nothin’! Wind was out of the NW at 10-15 kts at North Head and 20-22 kts at Kurnell and wind swell was about a metre from the south but with an average period of 6 seconds it’s pretty much flat.
It looks from the forecasts as though we might possibly have something in the surfable range on Friday thanks to a long period pulse from the south. But for now, well, I guess I’ll get on to all those chores that back up when you’ve been away for close to a month.
Have yourself a fine old Wednesday one and all!

No nothing at the point as of 0700

No nothing at the point as of 0700

dee why beach

Little ripples showing in the sea, but they aren’t turning into waves.

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Weather Situation
A cold front is approaching New South Wales waters from the west. West to northwest winds will turn southwesterly and increase during Wednesday as the front crosses the New South Wales coast and moves east over the Tasman Sea. Winds are forecast to ease from Thursday as a high pressure system moves over southeast Australia in the wake of the front.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon, then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots by evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore.
Thursday 28 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 29 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Saturday

Posted on July 23rd, 2016 in Surf Reports.

Flatter than a steam rolled pancake… and not expected to be any different all day.

Wind is gusting from W WNW  to get up to 45 kph today… so hang on to your toupee

Good day for a swim – water temp is 20.

See TG’s forecast… (and the Bureau has just put a warning for large and powerful surf tomorrow)

TG’s Surf Forecast

Sunday 24 July

Summary
Min 7
Max 16
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Patches of light frost in the outer west in the early morning. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Monday 25 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 16
Wind easing. Sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

Tuesday 26 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

Wednesday 27 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 28 July

Summary
Min 7
Max 19
Sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 0%

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

Friday 29 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 10%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h.


 

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