Archive for June 2017

Curly snaps

Posted on June 26th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Long lines and lots of shutdowns at Curly on a chilly sunny offshore morning. Definitely a few moments of fun to be had…


Minor key

Posted on June 26th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

10 knots of WNW at 0730 this morning under mostly clear skies. There were knee to maybe waist high lines turning up along the beach at Dee Why every now and then. Only a couple of bods in the water at the point and one or two up the beach looking for an opportunity to glide. Surface conditions were smooth. The MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 16-sec SE as of 0600. Tide was low at 0400 and is running into the 1.5 m high at 1005.
The wind is supposed to go around to the south around midday and at the same time the south swell is expected to come up a bit. However the models are all predicting no significant improvement to the size. In fact, they’re generally pointing toward small to near flat conditions until Friday or so. We’ve had an outstanding run of swell, so it had to fizzle out eventually.
Could be a good week to catch up on the non-surfin’ part of our lives!

Set at the point this morning around 0700

Long but small lines at No Mans

Weather Situation
A cold front is crossing the southern Tasman Sea bringing a south southwesterly change along the New South Wales south coast and a high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, extending a ridge towards the east over New South wales. The change will extend to the far north coast later this morning. Winds are expected to become light and variable as the ridge strengthens.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Winds
Southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 28 June
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Snaps from Northy

Posted on June 25th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Hefty Sunday crowd at Northy. Swell not as interesting as elsewhere though. Short lefts at the main peak and mostly unmakeable walls south from there. Didn’t seem as consistent either. But definitely having its moments even so…


Piccies from Dee Why

Posted on June 25th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Magnificent conditions and very busy at all the peaks on the Longy to Dee Why stretch. As at Curly it’s setty so anyone lucky enough to get one is back out in plenty of time for the next one. 


Curly snaps 0930 Sunday

Posted on June 25th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Very crowded and not super consistent plus seemed a bit flat at times. But there were waves and it was sunny and offshore.


Sunny, clean, lully, but still a few sets on Sunday morning

Posted on June 25th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A sunny day coming up and against expectation there are still a few sets turning up to an otherwise very small Dee Why. As the pics show, the bomb sets were into the head high range at 0730. However, I’d go with the expectation of knee to waist plus with only the occasional bomb set. The MHL data from 0500 showed 1.4 metres of 12-sec SE swell. Wind was out of the west to WNW at a steady 9-11 kts. Tide is running into a 1.5 metre high at 0910.
The Bureau is calling for the swell to fade across the day today, then to come back up tomorrow as the wind goes southerly in the afternoon.
Outlook for the week ahead varies a fair amount across the models. Mostly though it seems likely that tomorrow will be puny, then Tuesday could be knee to chest depending on where you look, Wednesday and Thursday are shaping to be a bit smaller again, but with light winds. Friday could see a solid but brief south pulse into the 2x overhead range at south magnets with brisk SW wind. By Saturday it could be half that size. The very long range models show it fading more on Sunday and then after a brief pause kicking back up again Tue-Wed into the big range… ah winter!
Go well with your Sunday everyone!

Shutdown city at No Mans 0730

Solid one-wave set hits the point

The llulls are near flat, then one of these turns up…

Weather Situation
A high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, strengthening a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea, which in turn is directing west to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A front passing to the south will strengthen the winds somewhat over the southern half of the coast during today and Monday, before winds turn south to southeasterly and ease under the influence of the ridge.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 26 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Fading fast

Posted on June 24th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Swell has really backed off overnight. Conditions otherwise are really pretty good. Wind is lightly offshore early and the ocean is smooth. As of 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up a metre of mainly SE swell with a period of around 12 seconds. At Northy it was delivering waist high rollers at the Alley, but nowhere else along the beach south from there. The biggest waves on the Longy to Dee Why stretch were in the No Mans to Pole zone. The point was keeping a few keen types entertained with the odd knee to waist high set. Tide hits a 1.5m high at 0815 and then drops back to a lowish 0.37 m at 2pm.
The Bureau has hoisted a strong wind warning for 15-25 kt SW wind this morning. It’s then supposed to fade back in the afternoon. The swell models generally predict small conditions but not flat across the front half of the week, then a lull Weds-Thurs-ish before a rather interesting sustained pulse for the weekend.
Here’s hoping!

How Saturday started

Boom!

Not exactly huge at the point as of 0645

Kiddies

No Mans

Out for a paddle at south Narrabeen

Northy at 0645


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over northeast New South Wales remains the dominant synoptic feature in the region, promoting light to moderate winds along most of the coast. A fairly weak cold front will arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, bringing a fresh west to southwesterly change. Following this, a new ridge is expected to extend across from the west at the start of next week, with winds again becoming light to moderate over New South Wales waters.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore from late this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sunday 25 June
Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.
Monday 26 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Late afternoon light

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Just before setting, the sun peeped out from under the high cloud and shone a spotlight on the final waves of the day at Dee Why point. A couple of really clean sets rolled through right on cue. Hope you got yourself a little taste of the energy everybody and catch you again tomorrow!

Last rays of Friday illuminate yet another set at the point

Seems to have been waveland all day


Dee Why at midday

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Surfed the Bower this morning. quite crowded of course, but consistent head to head plus sets the whole time and happily the NW wind didn’t rip it to bits. Started getting a wee bit sketchy as the tide dropped.
Came back via DY and can report sets were similar size to the Bower, but the point really wasn’t sparking up with all the east – lots of unmakeable sections and shutdowns. Up the beach from No Mans north there were some tasty lefts coming through while I watched. Grabbed a few snaps to prove it too…

at the point 1212 Friday

Nice section at No Mans

Cute barrel at No Mans

Over the falls with you, DY point 1210


Friday waves continue but smaller

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light westerly at 0730 but it’s expected to go more NW later. Dee Why was showing shoulder to head high wave faces on the sets both at the point and along the beach when I grabbed the pics at 0730. Considering the quality there really weren’t that many in the water at the point.
Swell’s notched down a little and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 2 metres from the ESE at 11-12 sec. Tide was high at 0715 and is now dropping to low at 1305. Weather should be mostly sunny all day says the Bureau.
Sounds like an argument for going surfin’!

An empty at 0730

No Mans looking fun

Kneelo drops in at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is the dominant synoptic feature in the region, promoting light to moderate winds along most of the coast. A fairly weak cold front looks set to arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, bringing a fresh west to southwesterly change. Following this, a new ridge is expected to extend across from the west at the start of next week, with winds again becoming light to moderate over New South Wales waters.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 24 June
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sunday 25 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.


 

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