Archive for May 2018

Shooting at Curly

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Curl Curl, Surf Reports.

Will take a few snaps at curly to share later. Sets in head to head plus range.


Shooting at dy beach

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Waiting for photo opportunities in the dropping tide shutdowns. Sets to head and a bit and same at point. Crowded of course. Gallery of snaps up by tomorrow am


PIctures from Saturday morning at Dee Why point

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Dee Why, Top stories.

A few pictures from the 244-picture gallery posted on Sunday 27 May 18…
(Clicking on any image takes you to the gallery)

 (Don Norris)

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 (Don Norris)


Sunday morning some waves to be had

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light offshore breeze and smoky and hazy conditions as Sunday rolled into view. Swell has dropped noticeably overnight and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 m of 12 sec energy from the SE (141°). So, more surf options than yesterday in terms of swell direction, but down by a metre over 24 hours ago.
As the hazy pictures show it was mostly in the waist high range with the odd chest-ish wave face in the mix. Tide was high (1.5 m) at 0635 and is now dropping to the 0.49 m low at 1235.
That wind should gradually come around to NE this afternoon, so the plan is to hit it this morning.
Swell is going to fade steadily into the marginal – but not flat – zone across the front half of the week. Overnight Weds into Thursday the models show a fresh south pulse starting to fill in as the wind kicks up from the S-SW. By next Saturday we could be looking at some pretty big stuff (3-5 m) but with heaps of wind and showery weather…
So get out there and enjoy your Sunday!

0650 hazy first light

0655 at the point

Smoke haze blanket at 0650

Some possibilities but smaller

Crew on it from first light

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving slowly east, directing southeast to northeasterly winds onto the New South Wales coast. Winds will shift north to northeasterly on Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to bring a gusty southerly change to southern waters late Tuesday, extending through central and northern areas on Wednesday. Behind this, a new high is expected to move across from the west during the latter part of the week, while a low deepens over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 28 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 29 May

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Shooting at the Point

Posted on May 26th, 2018 in Surf Reports.

30 people, glassy, dropping tide and solid sets like this one…

Solid at dee why sat morning

Gallery up later…


Swell focussing some places and missing others

Posted on May 26th, 2018 in At large.

Hello Friends,
As of 0500 the MHL buoy was recording 2.25 m from the SSE (163°) at 13 seconds. Wind was coming lightly from the west but will gradually come around to the NE by midday. Tide was a 1.55 m high at 0545 and is now dropping to a 0.48 low at 1155.
Swell was largely missing the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. There was some size up at Northy but the swell direction was wrong for the place and no one was in the water. Around at Longy conditions were somewhat choppy but the shories were producing some punchy sections with wave faces into the head high range. As you moved down the beach, the surface cleaned up, but the bank situation is still pretty bad (lots of shutdowns) and there were only a handful of hopefuls chasing head plus sets. The main action was at the point where there around 20 people in the water by 0700 when I was grabbing the pictures.
Outlook is for the energy to stick around all day but to be on the fade. With luck tomorrow will have something as well because thereafter it looks like three or four days of small and marginal at best on most of the models. That said, those same models are showing a fresh south pulse filling in overnight Wednesday. If today’s predictions pan out, it’ll keep building into the 3+ metre range and stay there through next weekend. Wind call is for S-SW across the period in question. So, could be interesting…
Have yourself a top old Saturday and beginners, maybe sit this one out!

Out for a paddle amongst the lines at White Rock

Zippy shories at Longy

Driving take off after a long wait for the right one

Point doing its thing at 0700

Longy flyaway

Our orb coming into view at 0647

Teaser shutdown south Narrabeen

Solid crew and the fun ones at 0655

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is very slowly moving east and directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. North to northeasterly winds are expected to extend throughout the waters during Tuesday ahead of a front and associated southerly change along the south coast late Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 28 May

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wind affected but swell hitting Dee Why still

Posted on May 25th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Only have time to put up a few pics… conditions look scrappy, less consistent but with solid sets still in the mix. I’d call it waist to chest with the odd overhead wave face at the point and similar up the beach.

Set showing some potential at 0705

 

Reasonable numbers in the water by 0700

 

Scrappy looking up the beach at 0700

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while an intense low pressure system lies over the far southern Tasman Sea, generating a large southerly swell onto the New South Wales coast. Southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3.5 metres, increasing up to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Goat's Forecast, Surf Reports.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 24 May 2108: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Had a few nice waves earlier in the week in really nice conditions.

Now… well ya never know… there may be a few more coming your way before it starts to go down and then later in the week hmm well let’s see later in the week.

Friday: If you had waves with size today, you should have some more tomorrow.. say 2-3 metre at dead South swell places, with some oomph

Saturday: down a little in the 2-3 metre range at dead South places

Sunday: around 2 metres or so South East…still watch for the sets

Monday: down into the lower  end of the 1-2 metre range South East

Tuesday: down to around 1 metre or so South East

Wednesday: starting to come up..low end of 1-2 metre range South East at first then increasing through the day at places that are open to the South

Thursday: could be a repeat performance on today, depending on… well we’ll see later on.

Stay warm, stay safe…It’s not cool to take off on critical large waves over shallow sandbanks as I saw at Queensie/North Steyne this week.  Some people need reminding, or simply don’t know, it’s not cool to end up a quadriplegic. Check how much water there is under you.

TG

Up in the Sky

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 24 06:30:00 2018

MSLP Analysis for Thu May 24 06:00:00 2018 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-33.892,151.138,5,i:pressure

Down in the Sea

Water temp was nice then got cooler, then we had a couple of very pleasant for even swimming warmer days… now it looks like some of that colder water hanging just offshore in the satellite pic may start coming inshore to annoy me, if not everyone else.

image

Tides

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2017-2018.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml


Thursday wrap and pics

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Conditions at 0900

 

Solid sets at the point 0915

 

0915 Dee Why point

later…

By 1042 getting less consistent and sets smaller and fewer

much later…

No Mans at 1640 – not looking too attractive…

 

The point at 1640

Went for a splash this morning at the point as the wind was coming up from the south. There were nearly 30 of us in the water at one point and the people to wave ratio was not good. Quality was not great but not bad either. Kinda average really. Sets were solidly overhead, but by late morning they were getting less frequent and smaller. At dusk the nice lines of this morning were pretty much gone, but folks were still in the water messing about with the little messy sets. Wind was SE 10-15 kts at North Head when I grabbed the snaps.

Swell is about the same height as it was this morning, but it’s come around more to the south.

It’s supposed to be southerly tomorrow, but the swell is set to pulse up again, so who knows… maybe we’ll get lucky.

Have a great evening!

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while a series of cold fronts acre crossing the southern Tasman Sea. This is directing southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast. Meanwhile, intense low pressure systems moving east across the Southern Ocean are generating large southerly swell across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Heaps of swell pouring in this morning

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

It’s pumping.

Sets were 1.5 to 2x overhead at the point as of 0700.

Tide is dropping to the low at 1025. Back to a 1.5 m high at 1645.

Clouding up later. Wind offshore for the early but going south around midday.

Taking the camera out for a closer look… more later if anything to share…

Be safe and go well!

Wide ones not uncommon at 0710

 

Lines piling in at 0710

 

It’s not little this morning

 

No Mans looks like lots of work

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while a series of cold fronts acre crossing the southern Tasman Sea. This is directing southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast. Meanwhile, intense low pressure systems moving east across the Southern Ocean are generating large southerly swell across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots shifting southwesterly early in the morning then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching 20 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
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.

Friday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

 

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