Archive for June 2017

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Goat's Forecast.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 22 June 2017: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

The Low that’s been sending all those waves this week is slowly moving away to NZ.  If it continues to track as expected, it’ll still have an influence on the surf at most Sydney beaches for the next couple of days, after which those places open to dead South swell should be the go. Conditions look like being good with some offshore or light wind days until Thursday, for those who don’t mind the cool air temps.

Water temp is around 20, 21.

Younger people will be keen and strong enough to handle it all, while mature ladies and gentlemen will decide for themselves. You can work out the category you fit. Everyone should watch the surf for a while to check the set pattern before going out.  Have fun. Stay safe.

Friday: towards the upper end of the 1-2 metre range East South East, with sets from the East

Saturday: 1-2 metre range South East, with sets from the East

Sunday:  1-2 metre range at places that get dead South swell, and with some sets

Monday: down in the 1-2 metre range dead South, still with sets

Tuesday: 1-2 metre range at dead South places

Wednesday: around 1, 1+ metres dead South

Thursday: down, 1 metre or so dead South.

Weather from the Bureau:

Sydney Forecast

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:20 pm EST on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 23 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 19
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Early fog patches, mainly in the west. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]Saturday 24 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 18
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 25 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 26 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Tuesday 27 June

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Wednesday 28 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Thursday 29 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 2 to 6 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly during the day.


Surf Photo Alert | North Narra and Dee Why Pt

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Top stories.

EAST

Love winter. Love an easterly swell. And love getting 3 sessions in less than 24 hours!

Check them out on the links below…

North Narrabeen | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 22.6.17 | Early

Doug. Out.


Breakfast in DY

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Surf Reports.

30 bods in the water at the point as of 0915. No one up the beach. Too busy for me so took a few pics to share while having brekkie across the street. Plan to take more after refuelling.


Manly piccies

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Just watched Manly for awhile and grabbed a few snaps. Very high percentage are totally unmakeable but of course there are gems too.


Swell again this morning

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The point crew were on it from first light again this morning. Sets were head plus but mostly it was more chest plus. Wind was a chilly 7-10 kt westerly. Swell is still out of the east to ESE at about 2 metres with a period of close to 11 seconds. So all up, really close to yesterday’s fun settings.
So if you found waves, I’d go back there again to start.
Tide was high at 0620 and will be back to low 1215 and then high again at 1845 (1.96m).
Have a great day everyone!

Plausible looking lines up the beach

Nice one gets jagged inside

Still some bomb sets at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Melbourne is slowly moving northeast into New South Wales, while a low over the northern Tasman Sea moves gradually east. This pattern is directing generally southerly winds along the coast, which will ease during today as the high becomes more predominant. A fairly weak cold front looks set to arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, before a new ridge extends across from the west at the start of next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.
Friday 23 June
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 24 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Secret spot quiz

Posted on June 21st, 2017 in Surf Reports.

The Goat asks where this secret spot is…


Pics from Manly with a couple of DY too

Posted on June 21st, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,
A few snaps taken between 0900 and 0930 Wednesday morning.
Wind 8-10 west, swell east 2 metres at 12 seconds, tide heading to low at 1120. By 0930 tide was getting too low for the point with these swell settings. Manly had a very high percentage of shutdowns, but some beautiful take offs to be had and a few that ran of course.
Turning southerly by midday and staying that way through tomorrow.

Will he get around it?

Open face ahead

South Steyne peak

Manly

Manly north Steyne

Manly

Manly

Manly

Manly

Set outside of the crowd at the Bower 0900

South Steyne pocket 0900

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies well offshore over the central Tasman Sea while a large ridge of high pressure extends across southern New South Wales. The combination of these systems is directing southwest to southeasterly winds across New South Wales Waters. The high pressure ridge is expected to persist until the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.
Thursday 22 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.
Friday 23 June
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Manly, Dee Why, Narrabeen piccies

Posted on June 20th, 2017 in At large.

A few snaps from this morning… the winner was mid-Steyne where sets were well overhead and the lefts were clean and powerful. There were even a few waves out at the Bower, but you’d be waiting around and low tide out there can be sketchy. Curly had no takers, which tells you all you need to know. Dee Why was slightly more do-able with half a dozen waiting around at the point for the every 10 minutes decent one to appear. Only two bods up toward the pole and they appeared to be in it for the exercise. Collaroy had a few knee high dribblers, but up the beach toward Gardens the swell was making itself felt with some solid and empty sets. A few bods were up at Northy where things looked interesting…

North Narrabeen 0915

Lines but no riders 0915

Swell hitting Little Narra and Northy

All the way in from the point

Swell only rarely producing a rideable one at the point 0900

Arcing mid Steyne

Manly producing

Another bomb at Manly

Foamy wall Manly

Power drive Manly

Flying

The odd set hitting the Bower

Sizable at Manly


Swell boost overnight

Posted on June 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

2.4 metres of 11-sec ESE swell rolling into Dee Why at 0715 this morning. Skies were overcast and wind was out of the west at around 10 kts. Even so, the ocean looked pretty lumpy as the tide drops to the low at 1030. There were a reasonable number of folk in the water at the point chasing the head to overhead sets but it looked as though you could have the beach to yourself. Wave quality wasn’t too amazing, but I’m sure it’s keeping them interested.
Wind should wander around to the SE according to the Bureau but by early afternoon it’s expected to be around to the SW. It should stay there until midday tomorrow before swinging southerly. Meanwhile the swell should get more easterly tomorrow and stick around at the two metre level. Thursday and Friday look like having waves, but Thursday am currently is forecast to see southerly wind.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Looks empty at No Mans as of 0715

Consistently rolling through at the point

Head plus sets at 0715

Size but not sure if it’s all that surfable along the beach


Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies well offshore over the central Tasman Sea while a large ridge of high pressure extends across southern New South Wales. The combination of these systems is directing southwest to southeasterly winds across New South Wales Waters. Stronger winds are expected for the northern half of the coast until Wednesday, when the low pressure system moves further away to the east. The high pressure ridge is expected to persist until the end of the week.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of light showers this morning.
Wednesday 21 June
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a light shower.
Thursday 22 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre from by the evening.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.


Monday morning Manly to DY snaps

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,
A pictorial wrap of conditions this morning… as you can see it was comparatively smooth and there were head high faces at Curly, but the short period meant waves were rather weak and a challenge to get into. At Manly the main activity was up at Queensie, at Curly there was just one person in the water and they could’ve been anywhere along the beach as it all looked samey and at Dee Why the point was silent but there were scrappy waist plus offerings from No Mans to about the Pole. Didn’t look like much of anything north of there.

Tucked in at No Mans, 0840

Scrappy conditions at No Mans 0840

Sole occupant at Curly scores an exciting drop

Curl Curl showing size, but quality… not so much

Queensie pocket 0830

Mid-Steyne 0825

Tiny line showing at the Bower but no takers

Queensie 0825


 

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