Happy New Year – tiny waves

Posted by: on January 1st, 2017
dy point

Dee Why point off the menu – again

Hello Friends,
2017 opens with surf conditions not wildly dissimilar to those of 2016’s final day, however, the dominant swell direction has moved around to the SE. It’s still only a metre at about 7 seconds apart, so the magnets aren’t likely to be offering much more than knee to waist high conditions. Tide was low at 0430 and is now heading to a 1.78 m high at 1100 and as your correspondent writes this, the wind is coming lightly from the east at North Head. It’s not expected to pick up much across the day. Unfortunately the waves aren’t expected to push up either.
Tomorrow we’re expected to go into a southerly mode. Unfortunately while the Bureau expects a mix of SE and NE wind swell, the southerly will likely smash most surf options. Right now it looks like staying S-SE through to Wednesday.
Happily some of the models are showing winds moderating to light by Thursday while the SE swell sticks around in the (hopefully) chest plus range at magnets.
Have yourself a top old Sunday everyone!

dy beach

Kiddies wave at 0830

dy beach

Another little wave at Dee Why

south narrabeen

WRL cam showing not much of anything for the first day of 2017

Weather Situation
A broad and slow moving low pressure trough extends across the northern New South Wales coast. This trough will remain slow moving on Sunday, before a high pressure system in the Bight moves eastward from Monday and extends a ridge along the New South Wales coastline. The ridge will push an associated southerly change up the coast on Sunday night and Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday the high will move into the southern Tasman Sea, and direct generally east to southeasterly winds across New South Wales coastal waters.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 2 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Tuesday 3 January
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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