Archive for September 2019

Surf Report from South Africa

Posted on September 6th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Surf at the Cape of Good Hope.and no one out. .hmm..

Cold water, kelp, seals… and 6 Great White attacks along this coast last
year…6 fatal…hmmm.


Bumpy and small at Dee Why this morning

Posted on September 6th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

As of 0645 the wind was 8-12 kts from the NE and the MHL buoy’s latest data showed 1.6 m at 11 seconds from 158° (SSE). As the pictures show, the surface conditions were lightly choppy and wave faces were in the waist to chest range at Dee Why.

Outlook for the rest of the day and tomorrow is not too interesting surfwise. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models show us approaching near flat conditions by tomorrow morning. The forecasts continue to show a southerly pulse coming our way on Sunday. ECM predicts that it’ll still be small on Sunday morning, while Wavewatch says it could be into the 2 metre range at 10 seconds apart by 0600. Wavewatch sees the swell ramping into the 3+ metre range by mid afternoon, but ECM says naw, only a little bigger than the morning. Both models show wind out of the SW to W across the day. By Monday Wavewatch says it should still be solid, but ECM’s saying a touch under 2 metres at 9 seconds (definitely surfable). They’re calling for wind to be offshoreish early but then a blasting southerly hits by about midday. Wavewatch remains excitable as it predicts 4 metres of 11 sec south for Tuesday morning. ECM is again less enthusiastic, calling for maybe half that. Both models show the energy levels declining across the day on Tuesday.

Have a top old Friday!

Murky looking in the city

Rider riding a little one at the point 0630

Sets looked mildly interesting

Maybe, if you were pretty keen, you could find something to do along the beach.

Weather Situation
A vigorous cold front will cross the coast today, associated with a deepening low near Bass Strait. This low should slowly move away to the east during the weekend, as the next high extends into New South Wales.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon or early evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 7 September
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the morning then tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Sunday 8 September
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Scrappy but surfable sunny morning

Posted on September 5th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Out at sea the swell was 1.7 metres at 10 seconds apart as of 0600. It was coming from the SSE (160°) and the wind was WSW 4-6 kts by 0800. As you can see from the pictures, the surface conditions were somewhat choppy looking and set wave faces were in the waist to waist and a bit range at the point. The tide was low at 0632 and will be back to high at 1300, so there should be a little incoming tide push going on. Nevertheless, the beachy looked to be closing out and from the RealSurf crowsnest I couldn’t see anyone in the water.
From the look of the models this morning, we can expect the surf to become even more margin over the next couple of days, but after hitting bottom surfwise around Saturday, it currently looks pretty interesting from Sunday through to mid next week – and possibly beyond. If it pans out as the models suggest this morning, we could see big to very big conditions from Sunday with favourable wind conditions… here’s hoping!
Have a great day everyone.

Not big but catchable

Set shapes up

Beachy looking shuty-downy at 0745

Weather Situation
A broad ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature over eastern New South Wales today. On Friday, a vigorous cold front is expected to cross the coast, associated with a deepening low near Bass Strait. This low should move away to the east during the weekend, as the next high pressure system extends into New South Wales.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the afternoon then east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 6 September
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon. Winds easing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 7 September
Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres.


Knee to waist high this morning

Posted on September 4th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Some pics to tell the story this morning…

Checking it out, Longy

Cormorants greeting the sun

Lugga scene

Lugga bomb set

Kiddies with lots of kiddies

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature for today and Thursday, briefly interrupted by the passage of a weak trough today. The next significant cold front looks set to arrive at the end of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 5 September
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 6 September
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


South of Newport……

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Straightish lines on a sensational Sprimg morning.

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Sunny Tuesday with some little waves

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The MHL buoy was showing 1.3 metres at 11 seconds from the east south east as Tuesday dawned. As you can see from the pictures, this meant there were waist and a bit wave faces on sets at the point and along the beach at the Dee Why end. Wind was light NW early. Ocean was about 18C and most beaches should be clean following the sunny weather of the last couple of days. Tide was low at 0500 and is currently coming into a high at 1115. Swell is set to fade toward the lunch time, so if your schedule permits, this morning’s the time to be looking for somewhere to get wet (and there should be a few options thanks to the swell direction and size.

Outlook is for surf of a modest sort across the rest of the week, a puny day Saturday and then a quick pulse out of the south for Sunday, with potenitally okay wind settings.

Have a good one!

Fun to see that the Goat’s worked out how to send us postcards from his adventure in South Africa. Very cool.

Could be more energy up the beach too

Crew waiting for the catchable sets at 0740

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature during the next few days, briefly interrupted by the passage of a weak trough on Wednesday. The next significant cold front looks set to arrive at the end of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 4 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 5 September
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Surf report by TG from South Africa

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Haven’t seen the surf up close yet but there’s movement in the ocean…and
just look at the view.



Clean little waves early

Posted on September 2nd, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

A beautiful morning along the beaches for Monday. The waves have faded overnight, but there are still little knee to waist plus options along the beach. I saw one possibly rideable set come through the point, but it’s probably not the most productive spot given the conditions. Wind was chilly and offshore. The Bureau says the swell will pick up from the east and the wind will stay out of the westerly quarters. Right now it’s a metre at 8 seconds from the SSE.

The tide’s high at 1025 and then back to low at 1615.

Yesterday’s sunny conditions and more of the same for today should result in the all clear for water quality. Beachwatch says the temp is 18C.

The models are showing reasonable prospects for fun little waves tomorrow and then it looks like a gradual fade to flatness by Friday. Right now the models are showing a blast of southerly wind and swell for mid-next weekend.

Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!

Almost caught it…

Small and soft at 0630

Lots of seaweed in the corner at Dee Why

This morning

Bomb set take off – a few seconds later it was fading out .

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days, briefly interrupted by the passage of a weak trough during Monday and another on Wednesday. The next significant cold front looks set to arrive at the end of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 3 September
Winds
South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly before dawn then becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 4 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.