Archive for August 2017

Curly showing

Posted on August 24th, 2017 in Curl Curl, Surf Reports.

Curly 0830

Pretty chest high sets at Curl Curl around 0830. Longish waits and rides very brief and slow due to tide filling in. Chilly offshore wind an issue but sure makes the takeoff look pretty


Not too amazing folks

Posted on August 24th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

SE at 1 metre with a typical period of 12 seconds means no surf at the Dee Why end of the Longy Dee Why stretch. We’re coming into a 1.5m high tide at 1005, so if you find a peak at a better exposed stretch, I’d guess it’ll be getting more fat and marginal right now. Wind is out of the WSW at around 10-15 kts as I write, but it should pick up as it swings S-SW later this morning.
We’ll see what the Goat says later, but my quick scan of the models suggests only a slight improvement over today’s conditions tomorrow and then it looks like a week of marginal to near flat conditions. Hope I’m being unduly pessimistic.
Have a great Thursday and get up to some good where you can!

Nothing doing Thursday at 0700


Weather Situation
A cold front with a strong southerly flow will extend to the far northern waters by this evening. In the wake of the front, a weak low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure will extend from the west, which will then combine to maintain southerly winds across the waters into the new week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Friday 25 August
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 26 August
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Much diminished morning

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light westerly winds fanning a gentle looking little 10-sec, 1.2 metre SE swell at Dee Why around 0700. Tide was running into a 1.5m high at 0920. By the time the low arrives at 1515, the wind should be out of the NE. We’re drifting into the doldrums of spring…
There were a few folks in the water at Dee Why, but I didn’t see anyone actually catch a wave. From where they were sitting I’d say the point might occasionally see a waist high bomb and the beach maybe something a touch bigger. But lulls look long and the swell forecast says it’s likely to drop a bit more as the day goes along. And the rest of the week is looking even quieter…
Have yourself a top old Wednesday one and all!

Little lines up the beach at 0710

Hmmm. Maybe… but long waits at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is directing north to northeasterly winds along most of the New South Wales coast today as a cold front approaches from the southwest. This front will bring a fresh to strong southerly change to the south coast late today, reaching Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast during Thursday afternoon. In the wake of the front, a weak low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure extend from the west, which will combine to maintain southerly winds across the waters into the new week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. A southwesterly change 15 to 20 late at night.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.
Thursday 24 August
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Friday 25 August
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Still a few little waves left

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks like the waves have faded in line with expectations, but as of 0720 there were still little SE waves coming into Dee Why beach and the point. I’d call them waist to chest high. It was 1.6 metres at 11.5 sec as of 0500. Tide is high at 0835 and will be back to low at 1425. Wind should be light from the SW for most of the (sunny) day.
Outlook is for the rest of the week to be small to near flat, so if you have the option, this morning could be as good as it gets for the next week or so – if the forecast models have it right.
And now a Public Service announcement from your chagrined correspondent. Nil by mouth means don’t eat or drink or do anything that could activate your digestive system before an operation – including chewing on a bit of sugarless gum. Yep, I’m that idiot. Back in the RNSH queue for me and my surfer’s ear.
Have a top old day!

Catchable ones still at 0720

Another little wave at the point

Lines but no takers up the beach

Weather Situation
A trough moving northward along the New South Wales Coast today is bringing a weak and short-lived southwest to southeasterly change. Winds will then shift northerly again ahead of the next cold front approaching from the southwest, which looks set to bring a more robust southerly change late Wednesday and Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the evening then becoming north to northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 23 August
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Thursday 24 August
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Fun Monday

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Pretty sky this morning on way into RNSH to get my surfer’s ear attended to. Meanwhile according to the MIL buoy conditions should be fun at the beach with 3 metres of 12 sec se swell pushing in and light westerly winds. From look of forecast this could be as good as it gets all week…

Enjoy!

Weather Situation A high pressure system is situated off the New South Wales coast while a trough approaches the state from the west, resulting in northwesterly winds over most coastal areas today. The trough will reach southern parts of the coast this evening and remaining waters during Tuesday, bringing a fairly weak and short-lived south to southwesterly change. A cold front skimming across the southern half of the state late Wednesday and Thursday looks set to bring a more robust southerly change.

Forecast for Monday until midnight Winds Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Swell Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by evening. Weather Cloudy. 40% chance of showers. Caution Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 22 August Winds Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming variable in the middle of the day. Seas Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 23 August Winds Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. Please be aware Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.


Brownwater moments

Posted on August 20th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

One of those hoax waves that looks good for 2 sec and then fats out to nothing, Brownwater was doing its usual when I stopped by around noon.


Suitable at the Bower but

Posted on August 20th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Swell mostly pushing past the Bower but there are occasional head plus sets coming through. Very fat and slow unfortunately.


Massive Sunday

Posted on August 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Wildly out of control at Dee Why this morning. At 0730 swell was 4.3 metres out of SSE at close to 13 seconds apart. There were some nice looking sections in the craziness, but mostly it was just too big.
The swell peaked overnight at around 5.5 metres so it’s dropping slowly but steadily – which is in line with the Bureau’s expectations. By tomorrow they predict it’ll be half the current size. By midweek it looks like being back to knee high. Wind doesn’t look too wonderful for today, but tomorrow could be quite good, particularly for the early (which is when yours truly will be at RNSH getting an ear reamed out – blerg).
I’ll try to add a few more pics later today, so stay in touch!

WRL cam: Collaroy at 0730

WRL cam: South Narrabeen at 0730

Not small at Dee Why 0830

Lines of whitewater out the back at No Mans

No takers for this one

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a high is centred over southeast Australia. This pattern is maintaining vigorous winds along the New South Wales coast this morning, and is generating a large southerly swell. Winds will ease during the day as the high drifts towards the coast and the low loses influence. By Monday the high is expected to be over the Tasman sea, with most coastal waters seeing a return to northwesterly winds ahead of a weak trough, forecast to cross the coast overnight into Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3.5 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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.
Monday 21 August
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the afternoon, reaching 20 knots offshore.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 22 August
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming variable during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.


Dee Why big and messy

Posted on August 19th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Hanging out and watching the swell build at Dee Why. As pics show it’s very messy and a major challenge for the hardy crew out in the washing machine conditions. Very hard to do much more than negotiate the choppy and lumpy faces as you look for something resembling open face…


Collaroy sheltered

Posted on August 19th, 2017 in Surf Reports.

Fair number of people in the water at Collaroy and the Kick. Although it’s chest to shoulder plus it’s also fat and slow.


 

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