Archive for December 2020

Sunny, clean, fun waist plus

Posted on December 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Beautiful morning out there. Mild and breezy but offshore under blue skies. And, wonder of wonders, there are waist and a bit waves to be had at places that are focusing 1.7 m 7-8 second south (164°) swell. Dee Why’s south end is mostly in the knee and a bit range, but it should be bigger up the north end at Longy or over the hill at Curly. Water’s cleaned up according to Beachwatch, but it could be suss near the lagoon entrances. Ocean is on 21C and tide hits low at 1005 before coming back into the moderate 1.3 m high at 1605.
You’ll want to get in this morning, because the wind’s due to swing SE this afternoon.
With luck there should be similar surf conditions for tomorrow’s morning session.
Take care, and mask up!

A few hopefuls at the point, but likely to be better up the beach


 

Weather Situation
A low pressure system has developed well off the southern coast, and is currently moving quickly away to the east across the southern Tasman Sea. Winds are southwesterly in the wake of this system this morning, then will tend southwest to southeasterly in the afternoon with a ridge of high pressure developing along the coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots. Winds turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 December
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 25 December
Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Glassy waves for exercising folk

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The Bureau’s hoisted the strong wind warning for later this morning, but as the pictures show, it was still glassy as of 0830. Sets were into the chest plus range at the point and I’d say they’ll be a bit bigger at the east magnets, Swell at sea was 2 metres at 9 seconds from the east. Unfortunately yesterday’s rain has resulted in lots of “pollution possible” and “pollution likely” at almost all of Sydney’s beaches. We need some sunshine to kill the pathogens. Tide hit low at 0900 and is currently coming in to the high at 1505.

The average period is predicting to increase a little over the next 24 hours, so there could still be solid sets at east spots again tomorrow, plus there could be offshores and partly cloudy skies to go with it.

Mask up and stay safe!

 

Set wave at the point

Some size on the bombs as of 0830

Weather Situation
Fresh northwesterly to northeasterly winds prevail along most of the coast, enhanced by a low pressure trough over inland New South Wales. A transient low pressure system may briefly form within this trough near southern parts of the coast this morning before moving away to the east in the evening, accompanied by southeast to northeasterly winds in that region. After this, winds will turn southwest to southeasterly as the low moves away and a ridge of high pressure develops along the coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots, tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers this morning.

Wednesday 23 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds gradually becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 December
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


A little grey wave at the point

Posted on December 21st, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

Summer solstice sees dull grey skies and everyone staying home – unless they’re getting supplies, seeing the doc, helping pop and nanna or exercising. Or, the way I like to think about it, those activities are the only ones where virus exposure or transmission is considered an acceptable risk to you and the community. I’m getting out for exercise, but putting the mask on if I’m going to be within 5 metres of anybody. Getting this virus is a non-trivial event for a substantial percentage of those who are infected. I hope the government will make masking mandatory so that we don’t have to just hope the heedless maskless minority won’t keep threatening the rest of us.

As the picture shows, there are little knee high waves running along the rocks at the point. Swell at sea was 1.5 metrs at 8 seconds from the NE as of 0930. So, better exposures should be producing the odd waist to chest high set.  Wind was light SSE before 1000, but it should pick up later.  Low tide was at 0755 and will be back to a moderate 1.49 m high at 1410. Water quality away from lagoon entrances should be okay, and temp is sitting on 21C.

Surf prospects look to be similar to the current conditions tomorrow, then maybe on Wednesday we’ll get a south + NE swell combo with sunny skies and offshore wind for the early….

 

Little wave along the rocks

Weather Situation

Winds are easing with the weakening of a trough near the northern New South Wales coast. On Monday winds are expected to turn north to northeasterly as another trough develops over inland New South Wales. Within this second trough, a transient low pressure system may briefly form on Tuesday morning and move away to the east in the evening, accompanied by strengthening northeast to southeasterly winds. After this, winds will turn southwest to southeasterly as the low moves away and a ridge of high pressure develops along the coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Tuesday 22 December

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots int he morning, then tending westerly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.

Wednesday 23 December

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres developing during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Another grey day keeping distance

Posted on December 20th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Too misty for a shot of the beach from RealSurf HQ as Sunday got started. From the look of the data and the cams, it’s not super tiny, but the waist to chest high sets looked comparatively weak and floppy. Out at sea the buoy was seeing 1.4 metres of 10 second east swell. Wind was a light 4-5kt SSE’r as of 0840. The wind should swing around to the NE and be 10-15kts by this afternoon. The cloudy and drizzly conditions will continue all day and tomorrow it’s set to rain. So, although surfing is allowed for exercise, it’s easy to give it a miss today.  Looks as though there might be a few little waves midweek, so stay home and steer clear of the virus. If you have to go out, wear a mask to protect yourself and others.

Take care!

 

Misty morning

Weather Situation

Winds are easing with the weakening of a trough near the northern New South Wales coast. On Monday winds are expected to turn north to northeasterly as another trough develops over inland New South Wales. Within this second trough, a transient low pressure system may briefly form on Monday night and move away on Tuesday, accompanied by strengthening northeast to southeasterly winds.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 21 December

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tuesday 22 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Good day to hang around home

Posted on December 19th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Authorities are urging people on the Northern Beaches to stay at home this weekend as we wait to find out how much the virus has spread. As it happens, you’re missing nothing on the surf front. Along with 15-20kts of SE wind , dark grey skies and spitty rain, there’s some torn up wind bump crumbling in to the beaches. So stay safe and if you must go out for supplies, wear your mask or suffer the glares of your fellow citizens who are protecting you by wearing theirs.

 

Here’s the official word

Northern Beaches Council has taken strong measures to protect the health of the community following the advice of NSW Health in response to a number of active COVID cases on the Northern Beaches.

Mayor Michael Regan said NSW Health had released a request for all Northern Beaches residents to stay home for the next three days in an effort to prevent any further spread.

“It’s really tough but we’ve gotten through this before and we will again,” Mayor Regan said.

“The temporary closures we are announcing for the next three days are in the interest of everyone’s health and safety and really important while the contact tracers continue to do their work and NSW Health get more of a sense on where we stand.

“It is as important as ever that our community follow the health advice – stay home, stay within family groups, wash hands and if any symptoms appear please get tested.

“The community should be assured we will maintain all essential services like waste collection, childcare, Meals on Wheels, road maintenance as well as customer service online and on the phone.”

Facilities and services which will be temporarily closed, Friday 18 Dec to Sun 20 Dec:

  • Customer Service Centres (contact us on 1300 434 434 or online(Opens in a new window))
  • Skate parks and playgrounds
  • Community sporting activities in parks and reserves
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Manly Dam
  • Manly and Warringah aquatic centres
  • All community centres
  • All libraries
  • Glen Street Theatre
  • Manly Art Gallery and Museum
  • Creative Space in North Curl Curl
  • Manly Visitor Information Centre
  • Kimbriki Buy Back Centre and the Eco House & Garden
  • Environmental centres and programs
  • The Aboriginal Heritage Office in Freshwater
  • Council managed golf and tennis courts

Council and Surf Life Saving NSW have also lowered the red and yellow flags at the 21 beaches from North Palm Beach through to Manly and are maintaining a surveillance capability only in case of emergencies until Monday.

“These are very challenging times. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we manage these difficult circumstances in the interests of the health of our community,” Mayor Regan said.

For regular updates visit this page.

NSW Health advice for Northern Beaches LGA

To assist contact tracing and to contain any potential spread of COVID-19, NSW Health asks that from Friday 18 December to Sunday 20 December 2020, people living in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area take the following steps.

  • Work from home and remain at home as much as possible.
  • Do not visit friends or relatives in aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential.
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings.
  • Keep to your household group.
  • Avoid visiting high-risk venues including clubs, restaurants, places of worship and gyms.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel outside the Northern Beaches area.
  • Wear a mask when indoors, except in your own home.

People from outside the area should avoid unnecessary travel to the Northern Beaches during this time.

NSW Latest COVID-19 news and updates

 


Stay at home orders for Friday

Posted on December 18th, 2020 in Dee Why.

COVID-19 ALERT

Public Areas Closing

Northern Beaches Council has taken strong measures to protect the health of the community following the advice of NSW Health in response to a number of active COVID cases on the Northern Beaches.

Mayor Michael Regan said NSW Health had released a request for all Northern Beaches residents to stay home for the next three days in an effort to prevent any further spread.

“It’s really tough but we’ve gotten through this before and we will again,” Mayor Regan said.

“The temporary closures we are announcing for the next three days are in the interest of everyone’s health and safety and really important while the contact tracers continue to do their work and NSW Health get more of a sense on where we stand.

“It is as important as ever that our community follow the health advice – stay home, stay within family groups, wash hands and if any symptoms appear please get tested.

“The community should be assured we will maintain all essential services like waste collection, childcare, Meals on Wheels, road maintenance as well as customer service online and on the phone.”
FACILITIES & SERVICES CLOSURE DETAILS

Hello Friends,

Stay at home, don’t help the virus spread to yourself, your loved ones, your friends, the nice old couple across the way, and the health care workers who risk their lives to care for the sick. Yeah, there are some little waves, but the good thing about them is that they’ll always come back.

If you have to go out, mask up, maintain distance and sanitize!

Take care everybody!

 Northern Beaches COVID-19 pages


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on December 17th, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Update Friday 18 December 2020

Forget the beach and the surf for the next three days as per State Government COVID Health Advice ..stay home. Watch surf movies, read surfing mags, books…you know, etc.

TG

Surf forecast issued Thursday 17 December 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

The hits just keep on comin’, don’t they eh?

Just when people thought they could finally start to relax, go places, have fun, enjoy the school hols, start to wind down for Chrissy, and even walk anywhere local without a mask on… some thing comes along to spoil their fun.

I’d like to be able to tell you how good or not good the surf was today, what the water felt like etc etc, but along with thousands of northern beaches residents, TG followed official Health Department advice, had a Covid test and then went straight home to self isolate till he gets the results!

Not to grab a coffee, get a bite to eat, have a surf or a swim on a hot day!! To say he was irritated would be to understate what he was thinking… free of Covid all through this year, and it’s now right here in our backyard!

But the inconvenience and cost caused to so many people standing in line for hours to get tested, cancelling their plans for coming days and nights, although major, is minor in comparison to potential alternative scenarios.

The community spirit, goodwill and friendliness evident among those in the lines was uplifting. Thanks to all those doing the right thing!  The only way to get on top of this is to follow the official health advice for the northern beaches – see latest below, and check for updates as new venues and times get added.  Check venues for closures.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

Surf outlook

As far as the Surf  goes, TG can say he glanced from the car on his way home and saw a big crowd of people in the water enjoying – he thinks – some reasonable – he thinks – waves~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He can say that the surf outlook is looking pretty good – for those not in self isolation ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Friday: somewhere in the 1-2 metre range North East

Saturday: ditto

Sunday: easing back a little, lower end of the 1-2 metre range from the East

Monday: ditto

Tuesday: coming up, 1-2 metres, 2-3 metres Eastish

Wednesday: backing off a little,  1-2 metre range,  2 + metres Eastish

Thursday: in the 1-2 metre range East

Stay safe, get tested and then Have Fun!

TG

Up in the Air

MSLP Analysis for Thu Dec 17 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Dec 17 06:30:00 2020

Winds

https://www.windy.com/-33.855/151.216?-34.373,151.216,8

Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 21.

image

Tides

Click to access tide-tables-2020-2021.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Possible shower or storm.
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Friday 18 December

Summary
Min 21
Max 33
Showers. Possible storm.
Possible rainfall: 20 to 60 mm
Chance of any rain: 90% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm. Severe thunderstorms are possible. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending southerly 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon.

Fire Danger – Low-Moderate

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Sydney 21 33
Showers. Possible storm. Penrith 21 35
Showers. Possible storm. Liverpool 21 34
Showers. Possible storm. Terrey Hills 20 32
Showers. Possible storm. Richmond 20 34
Showers. Possible storm. Parramatta 20 33
Showers. Possible storm. Campbelltown 19 33
Showers. Possible storm. Bondi 22 33

Saturday 19 December

Summary
Min 19
Max 24
Cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the early morning. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then turning southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Sunday 20 December

Summary
Min 19
Max 26
Cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Monday 21 December

Summary
Min 19
Max 27
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 8 mm
Chance of any rain: 60% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

Tuesday 22 December

Summary
Min 19
Max 28
Shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 8 to 25 mm
Chance of any rain: 70% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h later in the day.

Wednesday 23 December

Summary
Min 18
Max 26
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.

Thursday 24 December

Summary
Min 19
Max 27
Possible shower.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm
Chance of any rain: 40% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.


Murky morning with a few little waves

Posted on December 17th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Hazy and close as Thursday got started. Skies were more cloudy than not and the breeze was coming lightly from the NNE as of 0700.The wind should be into the 15-25 kt range by this afternoon. Waves looked to be in the waist to chest plus range at Dee Why. Out at sea the swell was running around 1.75 m at 6-7 seconds from the NE.

While you can definitely get a soft windswell wave this morning, be warned that the water is likely to be affected by run-off pollution.

Outlook you ask? Well, can you wait until this afternoon? That’s when the mighty Goat usually drops his latest weekend and week ahead surf forecast.  I wonder if he’ll share the optimism of some swell models for Sunday-Monday….

BTW, I’ve copied in the COVID-19 warning notice from Council (see below pictures).

Soft and sectiony looking at No Mans

Up and riding at the point

(for latest version of this info, click here)

NSW Health has issued the following health alert:

NSW PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – NORTHERN BEACHES
NSW Health has been notified of further venues of concern following the two new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon in the northern area of the Northern Beaches.

Anyone who has attended the following additional venues is considered a close contact and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result:

Hungry Ghost Café, 20 Avalon Parade, Avalon – Sunday, 13 December, 9.30am-11am and Tuesday, 15 December 9.30-11am
Sneaky Grind Café, 3/48 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach – Monday, 14 December, 9.30-11am
Barramee Thai Massage and Spa, 4/42-44 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach – Monday, 14 December, 2-3.30pm
Bangkok Sidewalk Restaurant, 1/21-23 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach – Monday, 14 December 7-8pm
Avalon Bowlo (bowling club), 4 Bowling Green Ln, Avalon Beach – Sunday, 13 December, 5-7pm (not 3-5pm as previously reported) and Tuesday, 15 December 3-5pm
People who have visited the following venues should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:
Bing Lee, Gateway, 1 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale – Monday, 14 December, 4.30-4.45pm
Woolworths Avalon Beach, 74 Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach – Tuesday, 15 December, 12-12.30pm
A number of venues of concern were also advised earlier this evening.

People who attended the following venues are considered close contacts and should get tested and isolate for 14 days even if they receive a negative result:

Palm Beach female change rooms – Sunday, 13 December 9-9.15am
Coast Palm Beach Café, Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach – Sunday, 13 December 10-11am

People who have visited the following venues should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result:

Oliver’s Pie, Careel Shopping Village, 1 Careel Head Rd, Avalon Beach – Monday, 14 December, 9-9.15am
Woolworths Avalon Beach, 74 Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach – Sunday, 13 December, 12-5pm Please note: it was previously incorrectly reported that people who attended at this time were close contacts who should isolate for 14 days.
The source of these new infections is under investigation. At this stage, no links have been identified to other known cases. Contact tracing and urgent genome sequencing are underway, with genome sequencing results expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Everyone living in the Northern Beaches area should monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.

Testing clinics are located at:

Mona Vale Hospital, Gate 3 Coronation Street, Mona Vale – walk-in clinic – open 7.30am-5.30pm seven days a week

North Narrabeen Clinical Labs Pathology, 1416 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen – drive-through clinic – open 10am-2pm Monday-Friday

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

These latest cases, and the case from south-western Sydney announced this morning, will be included in the numbers reported on Thursday morning.

——————————————–

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system sits over the southern Tasman Sea, and a weak trough will move northwards through southern NSW waters today, before fading in the evening. A more substantial southerly change is then expected to move north along the coast during Friday and Saturday, and then stall in the far north.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 18 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 19 December
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.


Misty and foggy early with lumpy bumpy seas

Posted on December 16th, 2020 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Visibility at RealSurf HQ was down to 100m as of 0700 thanks to thick and drippy fog. Down at North Head the wind was coming from the ENE at 12-17 kts, while out at sea the buoy was seeing a touch over 2 metres of 10-11 sec ENE swell. Tide was coming in to a 2 metre high at 1015. Weather is set to be showery all day as we go to a high of 27C with a 90% chance of rain (accumulations from 15-25mm).
So, on the numbers alone, you know it’s not going to be anything special at the beach.
Outlook for tomorrow isn’t exactly red hot either. The wind should be more norherly and maybe not too strong for the dawn patrollers, but it’s still going to be cloudy and showery. The ENE swell looks like fading back a bit from today’s levels both in terms of average height and period. At this stage it looks as though the rainy stuff will reintensify Friday afternoon while the swell settings remain more or less the same. With luck Friday morning will see the odd sunny break.

Fur seal having a rest at Dee Why this morning

Kiddies

Manly grim


Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system sits over the southern Tasman Sea while a low pressure trough lies near the northern New South Wales coast. This pattern is generating northeasterly winds but a second trough is forecast to bring a short-lived southerly wind change to the southern coastal waters on Wednesday. Following this, a more substantial southerly change is then expected to move north along the coast during Friday and Saturday, and then stall in the far north.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 17 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 18 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Missable morning

Posted on December 15th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,
Misty, grey and messy, with low quality surf options. Easy to give it a pass.
Swell at sea is 2.2 m at 10 seconds from the ENE, so nothing like the stuff pounding the north coast right now. Wind was light east as of 0800, but both it and the swell should ramp up during the day. First tide of the day is a swampy 2 m high at 0925.
Weather will be showery all day, with totals getting into the 20-25mm range. Beachwatch says water is 21C and not showing signs of pollution – yet. The weather should be showery right into the beginning of next week, so water quality is highly likely to be affected.

Surfrider Gardens not too approachable

Punter wades out

Misty DY

No Mans with no men


Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system sits over the southern Tasman Sea while a low pressure system near the southern Queensland coast extends a trough just inland along the northern New South Wales coast. This is generating southeast to northeasterly winds and large waves along much of the coast. On Tuesday, the trough is expected to move further inland and weaken. After this, another trough is expected to bring a southerly wind change to the southern coastal waters on Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 16 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 17 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.