Archive for May 2020

Newport breaking a looonnngg way out…..

Posted on May 25th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Newport very large and barely surfable. Watched two brave souls try to get into position to catch one for around 20 minutes. Eventually a monster set put an end to proceedings, with the inevitable wash in. Full marks though for having a crack.

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Postcards from North Steyne

Posted on May 25th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Swell 2x to 3x overhead on biggest sets around 0900 to 1000. Very few makeable but there were a few to be had…


Dark and stormy morning at Dee Why

Posted on May 25th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

One look at the pictures tells the story: it’s stormy and horrible looking at Dee Why. Out at sea it’s still 4-6 metres at 13 seconds from the SSE. Wind was 18-24 kts just before 0800. With showers. So, yeah, nah.

It should stay SW during the day, but then go SE late and tomorrow looks a lot like today, but with SE wind. A lot of us will be waiting this one out.

Stay safe and go well!

Looks big and crazy still

0720

Weather Situation
A deep and complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is bringing vigorous south to southwesterly winds and large waves to much of the New South Wales coast. This low is expected to linger offshore, gradually weakening and moving a little further north during Tuesday and Wednesday, before moving away to the east mid-week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and then turning southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres decreasing to 3 to 4 metres in the late evening.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 26 May
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 15 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the day.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 27 May
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Newport lumpy…….

Posted on May 24th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

The size is there but the shape has gone from yesterday at south end of Newport. Lumpy, shifting sets are making it a paddle fest for the few commited surfers taking on the conditions. Wind needs to dial back 10-15 knots for things to improve. Maybe later.

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Solid sets in fromt of Newport SLSC.
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Scratching in to a wide one.
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Very wild and woolly at Dee Why

Posted on May 24th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The pictures tell the story. You’d have to be pretty confident to battle your way out at Dee Why for some big, shifty, lumpy, windblown waves. Put Dee Why on hold for today. There might be a wave around at Collaroy like yesterday, but other than south Steyne and maybe the Bower or Kiddies at Palmy, I’m not sure there’ll be many surf options around.

For the record wind was out of the SW at 14-19 kts inshore but it’s obviously a lot stronger out at sea where the swell is 5-7 metres at 14 seconds from the SSE.

Swell is predicted to peak today but it’ll still be big through to Tuesday and maybe Wednesday morning.

If the rain holds off, I might get out and about with the camera, so check back for any postcards that may eventuate. Have a top old Sunday!

German bank showing

Lion Island whitewater suggests Boxy will have size (but blown out)

Is that the mythical right reforming… fingers crossed!

Weather Situation
A deep and complex low pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is bringing vigorous south to southwesterly winds and large waves to much of the New South Wales coast. This system is expected to linger offshore for a number of days.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 25 May
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon, then shifting southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 26 May
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Newport cranking….

Posted on May 23rd, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Cranking waves this morning at The Pool, Newport. The odd gem coming through but unless you were vey lucky it took a lot of paddling around to jag one. Great to have a solid swell that hangs around.

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Postcards from Collaroy

Posted on May 23rd, 2020 in Surf Reports.

A squillion people at the pool but it’s really mals only and quite inconsistent. Just up from the pipe it’s a different story. Fewer people and way punchier, but though photogenic it’s shutdown city.


Yeah, it’s crazy big

Posted on May 23rd, 2020 in At large.

4.8,12,167d (6-10m at 10pm fri) 13-18kts w 0840 H, L 1420, water 21C

Hello Friends,
The swell peaked in the 6-10 metre range at 10 pm last night, but it hasn’t dropped back much. Average heights at sea were running close to 5 metres at 12 seconds from the SSE. As the pictures show, wave faces are pretty close to that size on the bigger ones. Tide is coming into the high at 0840 and will be back to low at 1420. Water’s sitting on 21C. Wind was west 13-18 kts.
There were a couple of insane people in the water at Dee Why, but the real crowds were around at Collaroy where you didn’t have to be a total hell person to paddle out. It’s still pretty big though and beginners should definitely give it a pass for a few days.
Hard to know how long the big stuff will last, but the Bureau’s posted large surf warnings through to Tuesday.
I’m going to grab the camera and go picture taking soon, so check back later to see what I found…

Piling in to Long Reef

Only crazy people in the water

A new left at the beach?

Way out the back

Couldn’t get in

South Narrabeen

Weather Situation
A deep and complex low pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is bringing vigorous south to southwesterly winds and large waves to much of the New South Wales coast. This system is expected to linger offshore for a number of days.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 40 knots in the early morning and again in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 24 May
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots turning southerly 30 to 35 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 25 May
Winds

Southerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Solid round the Bends

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Solid waves at South Av and LA! Evidently The King (Kelly Slater) caught a few waves at LA in the middle of the day after an eventful paddle out from the rocks.

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More Dee Why

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 in Surf Reports.