Archive for April 2017

Postcards from Lennox

Posted on April 30th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

A leisurely report from your correspondent today. This morning found clearing skies and offshores early with a small south wind swell producing knee to waist with the very occasional shoulder plus. The bigger sets seemed to dry up when the south wind started getting into it at around 1000. At least it wasn’t flat…
Sadly it looks pretty dire for the coming week up and down the east coast. If the models have it right (and they all agree more or less), then Mon and Tue should be flat everywhere. There might possibly be a little perk midweek, but then again, maybe not.
We’ll see what the ‘morrow brings…
Go well one and all!

In the corner, little bumps

The odd catchable little bump on offer at 1040 Sunday morning

Even a few chasing waist high bumps at the point

High tide frolics in the soft little south wind swell at Lennox


Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Crescent tiny but ckean


Watch “Set of the morning” on YouTube

Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Ankle to kmee with rare waist on sat morning


Star of Yamba not firing

Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Paid respects to Anga but no surf for us Too small and sideshore to attract
more than a few desperates.


Arrawarra tinies

Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Just stopped for a look at Arrawarra as a possible mal wave but this was a
set… so onward…


Clean but small at Crescent this am

Posted on April 28th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Windy but offshore at Crescent Head this morning under grey skies. Tide was high for the early session but set waves were into the chest high range. Mostly however waves were in the knee to waist range and very few were running even half way down the point. Only a dozen people in the water when I checked.
Outlook is for the waves to drop away pretty quickly on this stretch of coast by this afternoon. Same deal applies in Sydney, but there at least you have more options with this particular swell than we do on the north coast.
Outlook for the next week? That’s a good question for the Goat
Have a great Friday!

Trimming on a little one at 0730

Swell too south but big enough to be catchable

Crescent set wave


TG’s quick surf forecast

Posted on April 27th, 2017 in Goat's Forecast.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 27 April 2017: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Been out of town out of sight of the ocean.  Swell’s got a lot of south, sou souwest at the moment so is mostly going straight past and not much is getting into protected corners.  Bit of an up and down week ahead…

Friday: down from today…say 2 metres or so at places o p en to the South with wind

Saturday: down in the 1-2 metre range at dead South places

Sunday: coming up…about 2, 2+ metres dead  South

Monday: about 1 mm etre or so dead South

Tuesday: ditto South East

Wednesday: coming up… around 2, 2+ metres at dead South spots

Thursday: 1-2 metre range South East.

Enjoy. Stay safe.

Weather from the Bureau:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml


You’re not missing anything

Posted on April 27th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Lots more activity in Sydney than up here at Crescent Head. Swell is way too south for us and is staying well out to sea. Right on sunset last night it briefly touched the point and there were overhead wave faces. This morning though, as you can see, it’s near flat but for the very occasional knee plus set.
Beautiful and cool with light offshores though.
Will try to come back again later with more thoughts… for now though, I’d be staying in Sydney if I wanted a wave.
Have a great day!

Waiting for a knee high beachy peak

Bomb set hits (note the horizon bump!)

La vida surfing

In between the rare sets at Crescent Head this morning


Scattered clouds tiny waves

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

There’s a gale warning for 15-25 kts of NW this morning going SW 25-30 kts with periods to 40 kts this afternoon. Swell’s supposed to pick up too, but at daybreak it was 1.4m from the SE at around 8 seconds apart. That meant waves at Dee Why were knee to maybe waist. And there’s little from the other buoys up and down the coast that indicates any immediate hope of a size improvement – yet.
Tide hits a 1.75m high at 0755 and is back to the low at 1400 when the wind ought to be well and truly in full cry.
While the Bureau is warning of dangerous surf conditions across the next three days, some of the models aren’t quite as hopeful, predicting instead only a relatively modest size boost. So, guarded optimism…
Nevertheless, your correspondent is taking a punt on there being waves up the coast over the next few days, so expect a postcard or two in due course.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone!

Several wave hunters chasing little lines at 0645

Sets hint at more to come

Weather Situation
A low will develop over the southwestern Tasman Sea today in the wake of a cold front, bringing a vigorous south to southwesterly change to replace a west to northwest flow along the entire coast. Winds are expected to gradually ease during Thursday as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
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.
Thursday 27 April
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending southerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 28 April
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Crescent showing promise

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Close together really sectiony but head high sets on incoming tide at dusk


 

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