Archive for June 2019

Flat in Sydney, dull and nearly flat in Cali

Posted on June 15th, 2019 in At large.

Hello Friends,

The Sydney flat spell persists for another couple of days at least. A quick scan of the local cams revealed nothing remotely surfable looking. So another day to pursue your non-surfing interests. And the forecast models are not overly hopeful of a significant improvement, although there is at least the hope of some small barely rideable and windy bump around mid next week…

California is likewise pretty ordinary. Here in Santa Barbara the local wave magnets are struggling to get above knee high on the bomb sets. It’s not much better south from here at Ventura, nor is anything coming into the Santa Cruz surf zone up north. The models are looking very summery too… ie nothing of any significance for the coming week.

Herewith a couple of postcards for your mild amusement…

Surf school in no danger of being swamped at Campus point, Santa Barbara

June gloom and ankle to knee high at California Street, Ventura


nice looking morning for Sydney but still no waves

Posted on June 14th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

On the other side again. Happily I actually have a picture from the N.Beaches to share thanks to our special correspondent. As you can see there are no waves here or there.

Somewhat jetlagged so catch you tomorrow with more postcards…

Beautiful morning from our bus correspondent 

Halfway across the Pacific 

Little southern hemisphere line showing at windy Ventura


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on June 13th, 2019 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 13 June 2019: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Look let’s keep it simple..no sugar coating.. no gloss…no waves.

Oh maybe some little ones from time to time but basically flattish or small most of the week

Friday: 1 metre or less dead South

Saturday: less than 1 metre mostly but maybe a little mal-rideable pulse from time to time at places open to dead South

Sunday: ditto

Monday: 1 metre or less dead South

Tuesday: 1 metre or so South East

Wednesday: 1 metre or so East

Thursday: ditto at dead South places

Or maybe might be different Mon or Tues depending on development of a currently expected to be not too intense Low

Have a good one.

TG

Up in the Sky

Clear, clear across the country… country. Was that an echo…..

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 13 09:30:00 2019

 

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun 13 06:00:00 2019 AUTC

 

 

Winds

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Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 21… nice for a swim.

Warm water is still being pushed south near the coast by the currents>>>

image

 

Tides

 

 

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. West to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 14 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 20
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of an afternoon shower along the coast. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Saturday 15 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coast. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Sunday 16 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Monday 17 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 19
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 5 to 20 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the day.

Tuesday 18 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 20
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 3 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Wednesday 19 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning.

Thursday 20 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.


No surfin’ today

Posted on June 13th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

Nup and nup. See below…

Why you can’t go surfing today in Sydney

Your correspondent grabbed this little snap on the way to the airport this morning.

See ya in 6 weeks Coathanger!

Beach Conditions from Beachwatch

Weather – Partly cloudy. Medium chance of light rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening.

Winds – N/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Southerly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.7 metres at 17:25

Low tide – 0.45 metres at 10:56


Surfrider News: International Surfing Day

Posted on June 12th, 2019 in Top stories.

FANTASTIC NEWS that Bennett Surfboards (Barry and Greg pictured below) will be displaying a dozen of their finest creations over the six and a half decades of the shapeshop to help Surfrider Foundation celebrate International Surfing Day 2019! One week only from this weekend at Harbord Diggers- if ya miss it you’ll kick yourself! #surfrideraus #isd#bennett surfboards#HarbordDiggers #respectthebeach # lovethesurflovetherider
Check out Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches’ FB page here

Barry & Greg Bennet


SUPs only this morning

Posted on June 12th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

Happened to make a run to Manly this morning, so grabbed a few piccies along the way. As you can see, everywhere is microscopic. If you had a SUP, it was possible to find the occasional ankle to knee high bump every now and again. Not exactly surfing as most of us would understand it, but it’s still exercise. Water is still 22C and air’s the same.

Outlook remains pretty ordinary. The models are still saying you can only expect near flat conditions at best for the next week. And it looks like I’m not going to find better conditions when I get to California day after tomorrow.

Have a top Wednesday everybody!

Utter flatness at DY point

SUPs dominate the ultra tiny conditions at Dee Why

Right equipment for south Curly

Bomb set at north Curly

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the northeast of New South Wales will slowly drift east over the coming days while a cold front approaches from the west. These systems will maintain north to northwesterly winds along most of the coast today, with winds shifting southwesterly during Thursday and Friday with the passage of the front. Winds will tend light and variable over the weekend under the influence of a new high pressure system.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Winds tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 13 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Friday 14 June

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Flat as

Posted on June 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful – but waveless – morning for the Northern Beaches.

Outlook hasn’t really improved this morning. It still looks like being flat to maybe knee high on the bombs for the next week according to both the Wavewatch and ECM models. The very long range predictions show a slight hope for a south bump mid to late next week, but the models are also showing heaps of south wind with it.

As mentioned earlier, I’ll be in California postcard mode by this weekend, and from a quick scan of the surf prospects, it doesn’t look like the wave situation there will be much better than here. Of course it’s summer, so there is that.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday everyone!

Nice morning, no waves though

 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the next few days. On Wednesday winds will shift north to northwesterly, freshening in the south, ahead of the next cold front. This front will cause winds to shift west to southwesterly during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 13 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Zippo for Monday morning

Posted on June 10th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

No surfing happening at Dee Why this morning. There appear to be little bumps elsewhere at better exposures such as Curly, but don’t get your hopes much above the knee high mark.

According to the models, our region is in for micro to flat conditions across the next week. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing nothing for the next few days, but Wavewatch holds out a slim hope for catchable bumps at south magnets on Friday and Saturday.

Your correspondent is readying for another trip to the northern hemisphere for family reasons (my mum has Alzheimers), so expect more postcards from Cali…

Go well with your QB Monday hol!

Like a lake at No Mans Monday morning

Good morning to take the SUP for a spin 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning, becoming variable below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunny skies Sunday and maybe a little wave too

Posted on June 9th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s lost another 30cm overnight and was sitting on a metre at 12 seconds from the SE-SSE (152°). The long period meant clean lines in the waist high range along the beach and at the point. Wind was a light westerly as of 0930 (it should pick up a bit but basically stay offshore most places). Tide hit low at 0720 and is now filling into a moderate 1l.4m high at 1330. Water temp is a nice but disturbing 22C and water quality is good.

From the look of the models, this morning could be just about it as both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing flat to near flat through the rest of the week.

Get a few if you can and have a great day!

Lines of promise 0930

Caught one 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 10 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Super clean and fun early

Posted on June 8th, 2019 in At large.

Hello Friends,
Super clean and fun looking at spots that like the SE swell angle hitting this morning. Sets at optimal exposures were seeing faces into the head high range and it looks as though the beachies are producing the odd peak among the usual shutdowns.

Wind was faintly from the WNW before 0700 and it should stay light and mainly from that direction across the day. Swell was out of the SSE (158°) at 1.4 metres with a period of 11 seconds. Tide was low at 0620 and we’re currently heading to a 1.4m high at 1230. Should be a good morning for a wave!

Nice left near the lagoon 0700

No Mans sets not always makeable

Definitely sets still happening at the point

No Mans right

Lugga

A few folkis in the water at Northy

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system centred over eastern Victoria will move slowly east across the Tasman Sea over the next few days. This pattern will result in northerly winds over the south coast and easterly winds in the north on Saturday, tending norther to northwesterly by Monday. Meanwhile, a large southerly swell which has impacted the coast over the last few days, will continue to contract northwards and ease by this evening.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 9 June

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 10 June

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

 

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