Clouding over early with small waves on tap

Posted by: on March 13th, 2019

Hello Friends,

10-15 kts of SE wind by 0730 this morning. There wasn’t much in the way of swell showing at Dee Why when I grabbed the pic, but the 0500 data from the MHL buoy showed 3.7 metres of 11 second, straight south swell. Tide had just come off the low as I wrote this and was heading back to a 1.3 m high at 1345. By that stage the wind should be more around to the east and the swell should, if anything, be smaller than the knee to waist high bump currently visible at the point. Throw in the near certainty of the odd shower from the gloomy skies and you have a good argument for focusing on the non-surfing part of your life today.

From the look of the swell models this morning, we’re unlikely to see any real improvement for at least another week. For what it’s worth, those projections that speculate out 10=14 days are showing a tantalizing prospect for the end of next week. So, who knows… maybe…

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


Shaft of sunlight breaks through the clouds to illuminate a scrappy looking Dee Why at 0740

Weather Situation

A weakening southerly change continues through to the northern waters today, after which winds will gradually turn east to northeasterly. Another southerly change looks set to affect the southern parts of the coast late Thursday and during Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 14 March

Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 15 March

North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. Thunderstorms.

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