Archive for April 2017

Smaller by a bit by still surfable

Posted on April 17th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks like the swell’s dropped a little since yesterday, but there are definitely sets still in the mix. The MHL data for this time yesterday was showing 2 metres and now it’s 1.7. So a foot in the old money. Swell’s still out of the SE and crucially the average period is sitting on a useful 13 sec. Sets at Dee Why point were head and a bit and along the beach it seemed to be a touch bigger than that.
Tide was low at 0620 and will be back to high at 1220. Should be partly cloudy with light winds and a mild 23 for the high.
Outlook is for the waves to fade toward the knee to waist range from tomorrow and then tho be smaller again as we head toward marginal to near flat by the weekend.
So enjoy another day of waves everyone!

Fun face at Dee Why

Lucky rider getting slotted

Busy at the point – of course

0750 and waves still to be had at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is over the Tasman Sea with a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea through the week with southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 18 April
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Wednesday 19 April
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Huey deliveries the choccies

Posted on April 16th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Plenty of Easter Sunday waves at Dee Why – and plenty of takers too!
Occasional set waves on the point were head high, though for the most part
it was more like chest high at 7am. Over at the beachie the size was perhaps
a little more reliable and the crowds were already thick. Around at Collaroy
it was a lot smaller, although the occasional line would bring something
rideable.


Easter Sunday waves for all

Posted on April 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Shoulder to head and a bit at Dee Why this morning with light north wind under sunny skies. Healthy holiday weekend crowds of course too. Outlook is for the wind to remain variable and light across the day. The MHL buoy shows the dominant swell direction being from the south with an average height of 2 metres at 11 seconds. Tide was low at 0530 and is currently coming into a 1.3m high at 1130.
The outlook on this morning’s run of the models points toward a continuing gradual decline toward smallness by the end of the week. I’m hoping it’ll stay in the surfable range all week, but it’s a cautious hope. So get out there and enjoy!

No Mans makeable one among the shutdowns

Waves at the point and the beach

Crowd watches another set arrive

Weather Situation
A high pressure is moving over the Tasman Sea strengthening a ridge to the north.The high is expected to to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea for the next few days directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Monday 17 April
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 18 April
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


PICS: South Narra Friday morning 14 April 2017

Posted on April 15th, 2017 in Don's surfin' pics.

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Surf options aplenty on Saturday morning

Posted on April 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Dropped from yesterday, but not by too much. Super clean for the early with 2.5 metres of 10-sec SE swell lighting up lots of spots from Dee Why to South Narra – and beyond no doubt. Set faces varied from knee to waist at Collaroy to head and a bit at magnets like the middle of the Dee Why Longy stretch and north of Collaroy. Lotsa riders on it from first light.
Wind faintly from the west as the sun came up on the already busy lineups. The breeze should stay light all day according to the Bureau, but it’ll be around to the onshore quarters by lunch time.
We have a 1.4 m high tide at 1050 and low will be along at 1630.
The models are calling today the peak, and tomorrow morning the south goes away before staging a slight recovery for Monday and Tuesday before fading right out across the back half of the week.
So get out there and have fun with everybody else – it’s a classic autumn surf day!

The lugga fires up on a set

Waves at the point

Lugga left

Long Reef-Lugga going ok

No Mans empty

Kiddies fun

Collaroy little sliders

White Rock maybe

South Narrabeen shuty downy but pretty


Far North Collaroy gallery coming

Posted on April 14th, 2017 in At large.

Just uploading about 100 pics from this morning at Mactier Street. 99% heavy shutdowns, but if you were in the right spot there were a few highly photogenic seconds between you and getting smashed again. Images will be online tomorrow… but for now a wee taste…

Driving into the pit on a lightning bolt

Very rare makeable one

Wish you were there


Good Friday very good

Posted on April 14th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light NW wind early and heaps of SE swell ensured that the water was very busy before 0700 when I took the pictures. Sets look to be into the head high range with the odd bigger one. Happily for the crowd, it also seems to be very consistent. The MHL buoy was showing 2.3 metres of 10-sec SE swell as of 0600. Tide was coming into the 1.45m high at 1015.
It should be sunny and mild today with the wind moving from the SW to southerly, but it should be pretty light when it does.
As for the week ahead, well, I’m liking and agreeing with the Goat’s forecast.
Take it easy and be patient – your wave will come!

Lots of lines at Dee Why

Busy but lots of waves at 0700

Another set arrives at the point

Weather Situation
A high over the Bight extends a ridge along the coast and is bringing south to southeast winds to the coastal waters. These winds will strengthen over the southern waters later today as a cold front slips away to the south of New South Wales. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea during the weekend.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly below 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
20% chance of a shower this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Saturday 15 April
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending southerly 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Sunday 16 April
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


The Goat’s Easter Surf Forecast

Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Goat's Forecast.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 13 April 2017:

Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Well the wind looks like finally easing up but there’ll still be some sizable waves pushing through for some days yet at places open to the South and even getting into the protected corner, before it too starts to ease back. The Low in the Tasman that’s been responsible for both is heading off to spread some Easter cheer to NZ. It’s left us with a parting gift of waves all week.

With people going away and coming here for the long weekend there’ll be lots of rips at unfamiliar places, and waits between the sets, so TG’s advice is to spend some time checking the surf before racing out.  We want to see you all back here after the break… In fact I think you should report back on your adventures on your return, even if you’re not going anywhere.

Surf:

Friday: around 2-3 metres South East, with some sizable sets

Saturday: down a little in the 2-3 metre range, more South South East, but with sets

Sunday: 1-2 metre range South South East

Monday: upper end of the 1-2 metre range South East, with sets

Tuesday: mostly around 1 metre South East, but with bigger sets from East South East

Wednesday: ditto, East South East, and ditto

Thursday: around 1 metre East South East

Stay safe and have fun the surf.

Double Demerits on the road reminder

Happy Easter

TG.

Up in the Sky

The Low is buzzing off to NZ… High weather’s on the way here.

MSLP Analysis for Thu Apr 13 06:00:00 2017 AUTC

A sunny Easter in a sunny country, while in the Land of the Long White Cloud…there it is – see for yourself.

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 13 06:30:00 2017

Winds are here>>> they’ll be easing back off, and swing to the North East around Sunday

https://www.windytv.com/?2017-04-16-03,-33.859,151.200,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 23… and it’s warm all along the coast if you’re going north or south for Easter

Pretty colours to keep you warm

image

Tides are here~~~~~~~~~~~~ they go up and down

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2016-2017.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Friday 14 April

Summary
Min 14
Max 24
Sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Sydney area

Areas of fog in the morning, mostly in the west. Sunny day. Light winds.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

 

Saturday 15 April

Summary
Min 14
Max 23
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the west. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Sunday 16 April

Summary
Min 15
Max 25
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 10%

Sydney area

Areas of morning fog in the west. Mostly sunny day. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Monday 17 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 25
Possible afternoon shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon, most likely in the west. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 18 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 25
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 20%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds.

Wednesday 19 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 25
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Thursday 20 April

Summary
Min 16
Max 25
Possible morning shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30%

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower during the morning. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h later.


Surf report

Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Still some size coming through..cool wind pushing behind it. Not many
takers.


Thursday surf on tap

Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
As the pictures show, we have swell this morning – and plenty of it. Sets are overhead by a bit at the point and by a bit more along the beach. Both venues were rather busy with the Easter Hols crowds. Wind was light WSW at 0700 and according to the forecast should be a mix of S-SW but not too vigorous later. Tide’s high a 1.5m at 0935 and back to low at 1530. The MHL buoy was reporting 2.5m of 10sec SSE swell. There should be waves pretty much all day from the look of things. It’ll be interesting to see the Goat’s thoughts later because my reading of the forecasts is that we should have surf into early next week – although the trend is steadily but very gradually downward across the period.
Have a great Thursday one and all!

Another one rolls in at 0700

Set hits the beach at 0700

Lines, lots of lines

Fun size for sizable crowd

Beachy mostly shutting down

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge north and directing southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. This high will decay today as a cold front slips to the south of New South Wales, before another high pressure system is expected to move over the Tasman Sea during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Friday 14 April
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming variable in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 15 April
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly during the day then becoming east to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


 

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