Archive for September 2017

Solid looking pulse for Wednesday morning

Posted on September 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

At 0630 Dee Why was seeing shoulder to head high plus sets at the point and along the beach. Skies were mostly cloudy and wind was coming from the west at around 8-9 kts. Tide was running in to a 1.6 m high at 0815. The MHL buoy hasn’t updated since yesterday morning, so I can’t provide solid numbers, but going by the Bureau’s modelling, it would seem that this morning is likely to be the peak. So the plan is to hit it ASAP I’d say.
Tomorrow should see the waves back into the marginal range and right now it seems likely to bump around in that territory for the next week.
Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!

Shoulder high set up the beach at No Mans

Set arrives at the point 0640

Nothing wrong with that one

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the state’s west is extending a ridge towards the coast, promoting generally lighter winds today, with afternoon sea breezes developing in many areas. By Thursday this high is expected to be over the northern Tasman Sea, where it should remain slow-moving for the following few days. A trough may bring a weak southerly change to southern waters during Friday, otherwise northerly winds will dominate until the next cold front arrives later on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, then east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 21 September

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 22 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

TGs summary surf report from Angourie now

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in At large.

Anga this arvo


No…

Tide’s too high, angle is wrong, wind is getting up, two white pointers caught here last week! !!, stinky dead whale on back beach, but the day’s beautiful pod of 5 whales, then 2 more out off tgeand the temps about 26 and the water was nice for a quick dip close to shore
-The Goat


Quiet looking at Dee Why this morning

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The dropping trend evident yesterday has continued overnight and this morning saw only small and weak knee to waist high bumps along the beach at Dee Why. The point appeared to be too small to surf. The 1.5 m high tide at 0730 wasn’t helping the cause either. Wind was out of the WSW at 10-15 kts, but is expected to swing more north soon and then to go around to the S-SE by lunch time. The Bureau’s modelling doesn’t show much of interest surfwise today but tomorrow morning might possibly see a brief uptick into the fun range – wind permitting. But if the other models are right, that could be about it for the good stuff for a week at least. No surprise there given that we’re heading into the doldrums of spring. Time to look at diversifying the exercise regime I guess.
Should be a pleasant day in Sydney, so enjoy and go well!

Point not looking like an option at 0700

Might be a few little beachie bumps

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a cold front is moving through southern coastal waters. Fresh to strong northerly winds prevail ahead of the front, with winds shifting southerly behind it. The front will continue northwards during the day and reach the Queensland border in the late evening. A new high will move across New South Wales in the wake of the front on Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots around the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 20 September

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 21 September

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny

Smaller and settier but waves early

Posted on September 18th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
As expected, the swell intensity has decreased from yesterday’s levels. But as of 0700 there were still chest to shoulder high sets. Wind was lightly from the NW and swell was around 2 metres at 11 seconds apart from the SE. Tide was high (1.45 m) at 0645 and is currently headed to the low at 1235.
The swell’s expected to fade this morning and the wind should pick up from the north soon.
Outlook is for a springish sort of week with knee to waist and the odd plus mainly from the south, but there’ll be wind issues with lots of side to onshores. Getting in early will likely the best general strategy.
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!

Bomb set at 0710

Might be an occasional option up toward the Pole

Another set arrives at the point around 0715

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is off the north coast with an increasing northerly airstream along the coast ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is expected to reach the far south coast overnight, then to move north during Tuesday, reaching the far north coast in the late evening. Another high will move across New South Wales in the wake of the front on Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday 19 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the late morning and shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon then easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 20 September

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Well how about that

Posted on September 17th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Huey’s slinging the Sunday surfers a solid pulse of S-SSE swell this morning. It looks to have peaked at around 3.2 metres overnight and is now dropping back (it was 2.6 m at 0600) – but as the pictures show, as of 0750 there were still some sizable sets rolling in.

Tide was a 1`.4m high at 0555 and is now dropping to the low at 1140. The Bureau says the swell should stick around in the 2-2.5 metre range before it fades out overnight.

Should be sunny with S-SW wind, so from here it looks like there should be surf options pretty much all day.

Outlook for the week ahead is for it to be smaller but not flat tomorrow, and that most days next week should offer something surfable, particularly in the mornings.

Have a great Sunday!

 

Busy at the point – for good reason

Bomb set hits at 0750

Beach shutting down on the big ones

Weather Situation

A cold front which brought a southerly change to the coast has now reached the Queensland border. Southerly winds will continue to ease during the day as the front moves east away from the coast and a high pressure system drifts from the southwest of the state to the northeast by the end of the day. Winds in the south will tend north to northeasterly later in the afternoon. Fresh northerly winds will develop on Monday ahead of the next front, which is forecast to move through most of New South Wales on Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 18 September

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday 19 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Glassy morning for Sydney

Posted on September 16th, 2017 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Chest high and glassy at SE magnets thanks to 1.5m of 10sec energy from 155°. Skies were mostly cloudy when I checked the beach, but there really wasn’t any wind to speak of. Tide was dropping to the low at 1040. Today’s high is a biggish one of 1.7 m at 1710.
It wasn’t super crowded either, so maybe the grey skies have put a few folks off. The good news is that until a southerly change arrives this afternoon, we should see improving swell energy ahead of it with W-NW wind in the 15-20 kt range. Basically, if you feel like a surf, you should be able to jag a few at your fave SE spot this morning.
The southerly change could mangle conditions this afternoon, but tomorrow should see SW wind along with a bit bigger but more southerly swell. Plus it should be mostly sunny.
Mon to Friday looks like being mostly south swell influenced, but there should be something in the knee to chest range depending on the day pretty much all week.
Have yourself a great Saturday one and all!

Fun little wall near the lagoon

This set wave ran for around 200m just north of The Pole

Looks like a few were getting into Northy at 0630

Man in No Man’s

Weather Situation

Winds will strengthen today as a cold front brings a gusty southerly change over southern waters during the morning and over central waters during the afternoon and early evening. The southerly change is expected to reach the Queensland border early Sunday, followed by an easing of winds. Fresh northerly winds will develop on Monday ahead of the next front, which is forecast to move through most of New South Wales on Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 50% chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. Chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon.

Sunday 17 September

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Monday 18 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Little waves to be had Friday morning

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell bumped up just on dusk yesterday and this morning sees 10-15kts of WNW at 0700 and as of 0500 the MHL buoy was seeing 1.7m of 8-second south swell.  Tide’s dropping to the low at 0930 and today’s high of 1.6m will arrive at 1605.  As of 0645 waves at Dee Why were into the waist high range along the beach but smaller at the point. The good news is that it should stay offshore today and the Bureau says the south swell should bump up into the 2-2.5m range this morning.

The Goat’s surf forecast arrived in my email last night as he’s poking around up north at the moment. As always, I commend his sagacious prognostications to you.

Have a great Friday everyone!

SUPs only at the point as of 0645

No Man’s picking up the odd little wave at 0645

Weather Situation

Vigorous west to southwesterly winds following a cold front will ease during today as a strong high pressure system over central Australia extends a ridge into New South Wales. Winds will strengthen again on Saturday over southern and central waters as the next front passes through.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 16 September

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon, then gradually decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 17 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Surf forecast Thursday pm 14 Sept 2017

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Goat's Forecast.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 14 September 2017

Seven day outlook for Sydney
Currently on the Sunshine Coast, where the surf’s no better than Sydney, but it’s a bit warmer in the air and in the water ☺
Just a quickie…
Westerlies a blowing it flat, then maybe it’ll come up a little, then it looks like going down through the week.
Friday: 1 metre or less at dead South places
Saturday: ummm…ditto
Sunday: gradually coming up in the 1-2 metre range at dead South places
Monday: around 2-2+ metres dead South
Tuesday: in the 1-2 metre range South East
Wednesday: going down in the 1-2 metre range dead South
Thursday: 1 metre or less dead South.
Water temp down there 18..
Up here 21, but the surf outlook is not looking flash. Never mind…  plenty of fun things to do.
Stay warm.
TG
Weather from the Bureau:

Calm Thursday morning

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Sparkling morning at Dee Why with light westerly wind and mostly clear skies. Unfortunately there was no sign of surf at Dee Why. However, the Bureau tells us that along with the wind picking up into the 20-30 kt range from the W-SW, we should see a combo of south and NE swell out at sea. Whether we’ll get much we can surf on is not clear from the models. Some say waist to chest is possible others are predicting no real change because the periods will be too short. Speaking of short periods, the MHL buoy was seeing 1.5 metres of 6-second SSW wind bump as of 0500. Tide is currently dropping to the low at 0815 and it’ll be back to a 1.6m high at 1455.

The Goat should be along later with an outlook for next week. From my quick glance at the models this morning though, I’m hoping those predicting something surfable across the weekend prove right, rather than the others showing only short-period wind bump for then next week…

Have a great Thursday everybody!

Faint but unrideable lines at the point as of 0700

Up the beach, nothing showing above the dune line

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front is moving along the north coast of New South Wales this morning, with northerly winds shifting west to southwesterly in its wake. A strong high over central Australia is extending a ridge into New South Wales. The high is expected to remain dominant until the next cold front arrives on the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
40% chance of showers this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Friday 15 September

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 16 September

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower

Good day for non-surfin’ activities

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A steady northerly breeze and mild under largely sunny skies at 0630 when your correspondent climbed aloft for the morning’s crows nest pictures. The MHL buoy was showing 0.8 m of bump from the SE as of 0500. Wind should be 15-20 kts from the north for most of the day before going west toward dark. Not that it’s all that relevant, but tide is low at 0710 and then back to a !.6m high at 1345. It’s going to be warm too; 32 says the Bureau.
Outlook is for the puny conditions to last through tomorrow but there might be some little south bumps for Friday morning and then again on Sunday. Maybe. Spring is tightening its grip on the surf prospects.
Have a top old Wednesday everybody!

Lone hopeful bobbing about at 0630

Is that a line? Hmmm, maybe….

Weather Situation
A high pressure system centred over the northwestern Tasman Sea will direct northerly winds along the coast as a series of cold fronts approach New South Wales from the west. The first of these fronts is expected to skim across the state’s south later today, with little impact on coastal areas. A more significant front will bring a vigorous west to southwesterly change later Wednesday or Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Thursday 14 September
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Friday 15 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


 

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