Archive for February 2017

Surf report

Posted on February 16th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Tide was high just before 1pm..still very high so nothing much
around…especially spots like Collaroy flat.. .Newport almost flat. Wind
is lightish moderate ENE NNE.

Might be a small wave later at pkaces ooen to the South as the tide goes
down.


Sydney looks marginal early

Posted on February 16th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

At 0600 wind was light northerly and there was about a metre of 10-sec SSE swell showing at the Sydney MHL buoy. Waves aren’t likely to be much above the waist high mark at magnet spots on the bomb sets. I’d call it knee high with the rare bigger one.
Tide’s low at 0645 and high at 1245. Wind should come up this morning from the N to NE and ought to be ripping along in the 20-30 kt range by close of play. Yesterday Beachwatch was calling the water suss from south of Avalon to the Shire. It said water temp was 24.
The Goat should be along later with his thoughts for the weekend. From what I can see on the models, the next week isn’t looking too exciting for Sydney surfers. But maybe his Goatness will have a different view…

The lovely view from North Bondi RSL bright and early

Southern California remains in the grip of a winter flat spell, but 2 hours north of where I am, there are definitely waves at magnet spots like Morro Bay. Here’s a snap from the surfline.com camera…

Morro Bay, California Central Coast shoulder to head high with 12 degree water

Weather Situation
A high over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast. A series of cold fronts are crossing the Southern Ocean with a trough and southerly change likely to affect the south coast later on Friday. The trough is expected to move into the northeast on Saturday then a low should form in the trough off the north coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore this afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon.
Friday 17 February
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 18 February
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.


Surf report

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Arvo update

Different day now. ..sunny light NE..and not bad surf even at Sth Curly
in tge breeze.


Surf report

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Surf Reports.


Small but definitely waves this morning

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

At 0600 tide was just on the low, winds were light from the SW, surface conditions were smooth and the MHL buoy was detecting about 1.7 metres of 9-sec SE swell. That’s better than yesterday’s forecasts and it should mean waist to even chest at magnet spots as the tide comes in. Wind should be mellow this morning before swinging around to the NE. Beachwatch says it’s 25 in the water and the Bureau says the air will only be a couple degrees warmer at 27.

A touch smaller than yesterday, but still little waves at north Bondi this am

Still waiting for the swell to perk here in California, so again I’ve pulled a frame grab from the Surfline cams. This time you’re looking at the south side of Huntington Beach pier this morning. It’s so small that there’s no one in the water. No one at Huntington means really, really bad. So we hang in there for another day or two before the next onslaught of winter swell…

Nobody in the water at the south side Huntington pier this morning.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania with a ridge to the northeast is directing south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly today as the high moves over the Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge to northwest. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and early afternoon.
Thursday 16 February
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 17 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.


Surf report

Posted on February 14th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

And now a fresh southerly brings solid whiteout rain..good for the garden


Surf report

Posted on February 14th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Surf’s still up and messy with a fresh Easterly.


Pretty similar to yesterday

Posted on February 14th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

A light easterly at 0600 was giving Sydney’s beaches that morning sickness look. The wind’s going around to the south later though. You’ll have a 1.68 metre high tide around 1130 too. The MHL buoy was picking up close to two metres of 9-sec SE swell earlier this morning and looking at the cams, that means something very like yesterday at this time. So, if you found waves, go back there again first.
Swell should stick around at about the current intensity for the rest of the day, but it’s said to fade back to marginal to tiny by tomorrow. If the models have it right, the energy could come back to about the current levels on Thr-Fri… although there is some variation among the predictions. Periods are expected to be shorter than now and direction more easterly, which says to me knee to waist with possible plusses at magnets.

Nice sky, so-so swell at North Bondi this morning

It’s micro still in the Santa Barbara area, so today’s postcard is another framegrab from one of the Surfline cams. This time the location is a couple of hours north from SB at a spot on the California central coast called Pismo Beach. It’s rarely good, but because there aren’t any offshore islands, whatever swell’s around will show up. Today it looks to be chest to maybe shoulder and a bit. As usual the banks are pretty bad, but the wind was still okay as of 1130 local time. Water’s probably around 12-14C.

Pismo Beach, California showing shoulder high lines on dodgy banks.

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is moving east extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast and directing southwest to southeast winds. Winds will turn east to northeasterly during Wednesday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge to northwest.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 15 February

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Thursday 16 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Surf report

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Arvo update

If you’re trapped in the office …you’re not missing anything..onshore ,
hard to catch, only good for exercise if you’re really fit.

See TG’s forecast for ahead too.


Surf report

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in Surf Reports.


 

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