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Surfing off the schedule Saturday morning

Posted on July 4th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Yeah, naw.

Very little energy in the ocean this morning – not just in Sydney, but along the entire coast of NSW. However, the Bureau tells to expect the wind to pick up as the day goes along and as it does so, for the swell to start gradually coming up. From the look of the swell models, I’d say it’s not very likely you’ll be getting in the water today.
By tomorrow the situation should be more interesting. It’s not shaping to be big or anything, but prospects seem reasonable for the odd chest high sets at south magnets by around midday.
Swell energy should stick around into Monday and maybe dial back a touch into the knee to waist plus range across much of the coming week.
Have a good one!

Overcast and gloomy and flat early Saturday morning

Weather Situation
A front is forecast to brush the south coast during Saturday reinforcing a south to southwesterly airstream along the New South Wales coast. Behind this, a strong high is expected to drift slowly across from the west, and looks set to become the dominant feature in the region through the coming week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning, becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Sunday 5 July
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 6 July
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Still on hold folks

Posted on July 3rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Sunny skies and a light WSW breeze as Friday got started. Unfortunately, where Dee Why’s concerned, there don’t appear to be any waves above the knee high mark. Swell at sea is a mix of sub-metre 10-second east and 1.3 metres of 5-second SSE. Better exposures may be seeing the odd knee plus set, but if you can’t hit this morning, you’re not missing anything.

The Goat’s latest forecast dropped right on schedule yesterday evening, so check it out for the expert take on the weekend’s surf prospects…

Have a great Friday everybody.

Dee Why (sans surf) in the sunshine


 
Weather Situation
A cold front is bringing a west to southwesterly change to the north coast today. A second front is forecast to brush the coast later today and during Saturday, reinforcing a south to southwesterly airstream. Behind this, a strong high is expected to drift slowly across from the west, and looks set to become the dominant feature in the region through the coming week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 4 July
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning, decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Sunday 5 July
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 in Goat's Forecast.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Surf forecast issued Thursday 2 July 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Beautiful offshore conditions this arvo, with some pretty little lines rolling in.  It was nice to see someone out there enjoying them.

Not for me though … I decided I’d take this week off surfing, as it seemed like a good time to get some maintenance work done on the equipment… It had to be done sometime.

The usual stuff that comes from wear and tear having fun in the sun … have a few dings repaired, patching up some stuff that needs fixing, and so on, in the hope that it might improve my surfing and peace of mind at least.

It’s not my board’s fault…. It’s in A1 condition…

I was talking about me!                 Gotcha didn’t I.                Hahaha

Anyhoo… let’s see if TG has made the right decision…

Friday: around 1 metre or so South East

Saturday: swell showing outside but with a lot off SSW, so not much on the coast.. say 1 metre or so at places open to dead South

Sunday: coming up from dead South, with a bit of attitude.. let’s say 1-2 metres, 2 metres or maybe more at dead South spots

Monday:  around 1-2, 2 ish metres dead South

Tuesday: say 2 ish, and it should be getting into protected South corners – which will be crowded of course for the school hols

Wednesday: ditto with some oomph behind it

Thursday: dittoish and with a bit of grunt.

Did TG make the right decision choosing this week to stay out of the water???

Audience participation is invited… It’s a game for the whole family! 🙂

Say “Yes” or “No”… (to yourself if no one else can hear you.)

Those who said “No, he should get out there”… clearly haven’t seen TG surf for quite a while eh?  That would include young X who said he saw me get a great wave off rocks the other day – except I haven’t been in the water. Bless his heart… he’s confusing me with a TG of some years back maybe.

Those who said “Yes”, agree with me.  I don’t think it would be suitable or enjoyable for TG anyway, dings fixed or not.  And it should be all about Having Fun … Right??!  He’ll watch you maybe.

A final word before everyone goes off to enjoy the school holidays here or elsewhere in NSW>>>

I had someone who I hadn’t seen for a while greet me this week and he was about to shake my hand.. I backed off and said “no can do”. He looked surprised and said: “Have you got it??” (!!)

No I haven’t got it!!… But I don’t think he “gets it”.. any more than the people in Victoria who are now back in lock down again “got it” last week!!

Let’s not go back there eh??  Just follow the official advice. It’s not that hard.

Have fun. Stay safe.

TG

Up in the Air

Yes…exactly

MSLP Analysis for Thu Jul  2 06:00:00 2020 AUTC

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul  2 07:30:00 2020

Winds

Down in the Sea

Water temp is getting cooler and the whales are hurrying north past us closer inshore now cause the warmer current is way offshore… Isn’t that interesting…

image

Tides for 2020-21

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

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Mostly clear.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Mostly clear. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.

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

Friday 3 July

Summary
Min 10
Max 19
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Early fog patches in the west. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Sydney 10 19
Sunny. Penrith 6 19
Sunny. Liverpool 7 18
Sunny. Terrey Hills 9 16
Early fog then sunny. Richmond 5 18
Sunny. Parramatta 8 18
Sunny. Campbelltown 5 17
Sunny. Bondi 12 17

Saturday 4 July

Summary
Min 7
Max 16
Morning shower or two.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

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

Sunday 5 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 18
Sunny.
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.

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

Monday 6 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 17
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Tuesday 7 July

Summary
Min 8
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 becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 8 July

Summary
Min 9
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.

Thursday 9 July

Summary
Min 8
Max 19
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 20% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.


Fading into waiting mode

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

As expected, the swell has faded out on us and this morning sees ankle to maybe knee high little lines being fanned by 7-9 kts of north wind under mostly clear skies. Out at sea the buoys were detecting around a metre of 9-second S-SSE bump offshore from Sydney. The forecast tells us not to expect any improvement to conditions today.

I’ll be keen to see what the Goat thinks about our surf prospects when he rolls out his weekend and week-ahead forecast. My reading of the models is that we could see some energy filling in on Sunday…

Go well everyone!

SUPs are go for these conditions

Weather Situation
Northerly winds are increasing ahead of the passage of a cold front, which will bring a west to southwesterly change to southern and central parts of the coast today. A second, weaker, front is forecast to cross the state on Friday. Winds will tend south to southwesterly on the weekend and persist into the new week, as the fronts move away to the east and a ridge of high pressure extends across the state from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots near midnight.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, reaching up to 2.5 metres offshore this afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Friday 3 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
Saturday 4 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Wednesday waves for you

Posted on July 1st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

What a run of surf days we’ve had. As expected, it was a bit smaller again this morning, but there were still chest high wave faces along the beach and even occasionally at the point. The offshore buoys were showing 1-1.5m from 150° at 9-11 seconds as of 0800. Beachwatch says the water’s on 18C and the Bureau’s calling for a sunny, 20C day along the coast. First tide of the day is the low at 1040 and the high will be along just after sunset (1710). Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing the energy levels decaying away to marginal to near flat from tomorrow through to Saturday morning. After that it looks as though it should come back up into the fun range – potentially. It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat’s take is tomorrow evening…
Go well with your day

Sets at the beach

Lines at the point

Waist plusses now and again

No Mans wall

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over northeast New South Wales is slowly tracking to the Tasman Sea as a series of cold fronts approach from the west. The first of these fronts slipped to the south on Tuesday. The second, more significant, front is expected to cross the state on Thursday and Friday, bringing a southerly change to most coastal areas. South to southwesterly winds will persist over the weekend and into the new week as a new high pressure system returns to the region.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 2 July
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 3 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


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.
Please be aware
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Nearby Coastal Waters

See detailed wind and wave forecasts on MetEye
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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.