Light west breeze and somewhat lumpy conditions for the weekend sized crowd in the water at Dee Why around 0640 when I grabbed the pics. The MHL buoy was seeing 2.8m from the SSE at 11 seconds, so it’s off the peak of yesterday, but still capable of producing overhead sets at the point. Tide was low at 0520 and is now heading to the 1.6m high at 1145 and the Bureau still has a dangerous surf warning posted. So, not really a day for beginners and even intermediates should take a minute to assess conditions before diving in.
Interestingly the forecast models are uniformly under-calling it for this morning’s conditions, so maybe they’re unduly bleak about out midweek prospects. If they’re right, we should have energy of some sort tomorrow and then a couple of rest days before we see another ramp up into the head plus conditions at south magnets over the weekend and into next early next week.
Have a great day and check back later because I should have a collection of snaps from the weekend’s surfin’ activities at the point ready for viewing.
A high pressure system drifting over southeast Australia is promoting generally light winds today. On Monday this high will be over the northern Tasman Sea, with northerly winds increasing along the coast as a series of cold fronts approach New South Wales from the west. The first of these are expected to skim across the state’s south later Monday and Tuesday, with little impact on coastal areas, though a more significant front will bring a vigorous west to southwesterly change later Wednesday or Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
South to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by the evening.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 12 September
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 13 September
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.