Archive for June 2020

Smaller but waves to be had for the patient

Posted on June 29th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Cool, partly cloudy with a light westerly breeze fanning the incoming waist to chest high waves at Dee Why. Out at sea the buoys are reporting 1.3-1.5m of 10-sec SE swell. That should mean a reasonable number of surf options around the place again today, but it is definitely smaller. First tide of the day is the low at 0850. It’ll be high again at 1520. Speaking of highs, today should get to 17C along the beaches, while the water will be a touch warmer at 18C.
We should have waves again tomorrow at about the current intensity. Weds might still have a few surf options at south magnets but then if the models have it right, we slump into tiny territory into the weekend.
Have yourself a great Monday everyone!

Rainbow and the city

Nice clouds over South Head and Manly

No Mans bump

Set at the point 0740

Waist plus at Kiddies

Soft but rideable looking at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is slowly tracking to the Tasman Sea as a series of cold fronts approach from the west. The first of these fronts slips to the south on Tuesday. The second front, which is more significant, looks set to cross the state on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Tuesday 30 June
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 1 July
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Surfy Sunday morning

Posted on June 28th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Sets were into the head plus range at the point and along the beach when I looked at it for the first time around 0830 this morning. Wind was light from the WNW and out at sea the buoys were seeing 1.6-2 m at 9-10 seconds from the ESE to SSE. So, along with Dee Why, there should be a fair few surf options at beaches near you – just don’t expect it to be uncrowded. The forecast tells us the wind will come around more to the south across the day, but the waves should continue. Beachwatch says the water’s 18C. Tide was low at 0800 and will be back to high at 1420.
Outlook is for the swell to get a a little smaller and weaker but to pretty much stick around – wind willing – in the surfable range through to about midweek.
Have a great Sunday everyone!

40+ people scattered across No Mans at 0830

Bomb set stands up at low tide point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is forecast to remain near-stationary through the weekend, maintaining generally southerly winds over coastal waters. The high is forecast to weaken and shift to the Tasman Sea early next week as a series of cold fronts approach from the west.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 29 June
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 30 June

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Posted on June 27th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

A few showers about as Saturday morning got started. It was a chilly 9C just before sunrise and the wind was coming lightly from the WNW. Out at sea the swell was in the 2-3 metre range and coming from the SE at 12-13 seconds apart. Tide was low at 0705 and going to the high at 1315. Water is still 19C, which will be a degree below the high for Saturday.

The wind looks set to drift around to the S to SSE by late morning and at the same time, the Bureau tells us that the swell should decrease a little. Tomorrow’s surf prospects are less exciting as the energy levels fade further. But, that said, it shouldn’t go flat and then it’s due to perk up a touch for Monday and Tuesday.

Whiterock lines

Kinda fat but sizeable at 0715

Getting pitched

Fun looking wall

North Collaroy set

Gardens going boom


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is forecast to remain near-stationary through the weekend, maintaining generally southerly winds over coastal waters. The high is forecast to weaken and shift to the Tasman Sea early next week as a series of cold fronts approach from the west.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 28 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 29 June
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
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It’s on

Posted on June 26th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Heaps of swell piling into Dee Why for the healthy dawn patrol crew at Dee Why. Sets look to be solidly overhead and it didn’t look as though you had to wait long for an opportunity. It’s quite peaky thanks to the combo of south and SE swells. As of 0740 it was 2-2.5 metres at 10-11 seconds out at sea. Wind for the early session was 10-13 kts from the west, but it should start to swing SW soon and then be southerly around midday. So get into that 19C water asap. Oh, and the low tide was at 0620 and is currently coming in to a moderate 1.4 mm high at 1220. Weather is set to be sunny all day as it goes to a high of 18.
Go well!

Set stacks into No Mans

Lotsa lines along the beach

Bomb set at the point 0715

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a high pressure system is moving into western New South Wales. This high is expected to remain near-stationary during the next few days, maintaining generally southerly winds over coastal waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Saturday 27 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 28 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre in the evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Posted on June 25th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 25 June 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Lovely sunny day today with lots of blue sky.

Cool days coming up then a little warmer… Could get some cool waves  from time to time if you’re lucky~~~~~~~

Friday: up from today…say into the 2-3 metre range South East, with some oomph at times but with S wind to chop it up .. swell could get into protected corners ok

Saturday: easing back into the upper end of the 1-2 metre range East South East, with sets at times

Sunday: easing back more into the lower end of the 1-2 metre range South South East, but with some sets from the East

Monday: around 1 ish metres at places that get dead South swell

Tuesday: coming up into the 1-2 metre range South East

Wednesday: same

Thursday:around 1 ish metres, more or less, South East

Have a good one and Stay Happy.

TG

Up in the Air

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jun 25 06:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jun 25 00:00:00 2020 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-34.066,150.816,5

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 18, 19… not cold just makes the wind feel a bit cool after a while.

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Clear.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Clear. Light winds.

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

Friday 26 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 18
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly in the middle of the day.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Sydney 9 18
Mostly sunny. Penrith 5 18
Mostly sunny. Liverpool 6 18
Mostly sunny. Terrey Hills 7 16
Mostly sunny. Richmond 3 18
Mostly sunny. Parramatta 6 18
Mostly sunny. Campbelltown 5 18
Mostly sunny. Bondi 11 17

Saturday 27 June

Summary
Min 11
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

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

Sunday 28 June

Summary
Min 10
Max 17
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.

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

Monday 29 June

Summary
Min 9
Max 17
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Tuesday 30 June

Summary
Min 7
Max 18
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 1 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Thursday 2 July

Summary
Min 9
Max 20
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

 


Curly and Dee Why

Posted on June 25th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

A bit bigger at Curly and Dee Why but in both cases the waist were long and the waves were kinda slow looking. For the most part riders had to bog along until it stood up just before shutting down in the shallows. Glorious morning though.

Curly bomb set
Finding a little energy in Curly shorey
Typical Dee Why set around 0930
Nice little wall for a couple of seconds right on the bank at Dee Why

Clean lines but small

Posted on June 25th, 2020 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Tiny but cute knee to waist high mal waves at Queensie this morning.

Out at sea the swell was 1.3 metres from 150° at 8-9 seconds apart as of 0700. Beachwatch ways the water’s good most everywhere and still a balmy 19C. Tide was low at 0520 and will be back to a moderate 1.37 m high at 1125. Weather should stay sunny all day, winds will be light SW in the morning and then settle to the S in the afternoon as they pick up into the 15-20 kt range.
Outlook seems to be about where it’s been for the last few days, namely that there should be an uptick from the south from tomorrow. I await the Goat’s thoughts with interest…

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a high pressure system is approaching the state from the west. This pattern will maintain south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters for the coming days. A weak cold front is forecast to briefly strengthen winds in the south on Friday as it moves away to the southeast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 26 June
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Saturday 27 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Wednesday morning micro at Dee Why

Posted on June 24th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The pictures tell the story. Not much of anything in the way of a bump at Dee Why this morning. Closer to flat than this time yesterday actually.

Out at sea it’s 1.2 metres at 8 seconds from the SE. So, there could be the odd knee to waist high sets at magnets every now and then. Wind was west 10-15 kts under sunny skies. Tide was low at 0435 and is back to high at 1035. Water is around 19C.

Looks like staying really tiny through tomorrow but then stuff should start happening on Friday as the consequence of the complex low system currently in the Tasman starts arriving on our shores. Keep your surf options open for Friday!

Ultra tiny at the point

Barely there bumps

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system currently lies over the Tasman Sea. This low will linger offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 25 June
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 26 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
SummaryMax 18Partly cloudy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mmChance of any rain: 30%
Sydney area
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during this afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

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

Thursday 25 June
SummaryMin 9Max 19Sunny.Chance of any rain: 5%
Sydney area
Sunny. Areas of fog in the west in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

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

Friday 26 June
SummaryMin 9Max 18Mostly sunny.Chance of any rain: 20%
Sydney area
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.


Sunny, cold and near flat at Dee Why this morning

Posted on June 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Should be a mostly sunny day with a high of 17 in Sydney. Unfortunately there were no waves at the Dee Why end of the beach when I grabbed the pics this morning. And it seems likely to remain quiet for another couple of days on the surf front. So pursue your alternate exercise plans and get ahead on your obligations just in case the swell ramps into the fun range from around Thursday…
Have a good one and stay safe everyone.

Tiny lines at No Mans

SUP pilot poking around at the point

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system currently lies over the western Tasman Sea. This low will linger well offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 24 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 25 June
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Micro Monday morning at Dee Why

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

When I checked the beach yesterday evening there were little knee to waist high plus waves at spots attuned to the ESE direction, but judging from Dee Why this morning, it definitely hasn’t improved. For some reason the offshore buoy data isn’t working, so I can’t give you a solid set of numbers but the way it looks I’d be very surprised if there was anything much above knee high anywhere. Tide isn’t helping either. It peaks at 0900 and is back to low at 1430. Yesterday’s hopeful outlook for midweek seems to have flipped back to tiny. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing swell energy ramping up on Friday as the switch flips to southerly. So, the usual deal, good size at the most exposed locations – but with heaps of wind in on top of it. Could be a south corners weekend.

The virus is resurgent in Melbourne, so don’t slack off on the handwashing, physical distancing and avoiding crowded places. Take care and go well everyone.

No sign of a wave at 0730

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies over southeast Australia and is slowly moving east, forecast to reach the Tasman Sea later today. This low is then expected to linger well offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters throughout the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 23 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Wednesday 24 June
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.