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Shooting at the Point

Posted on May 26th, 2018 in Surf Reports.

30 people, glassy, dropping tide and solid sets like this one…

Solid at dee why sat morning

Gallery up later…


Swell focussing some places and missing others

Posted on May 26th, 2018 in At large.

Hello Friends,
As of 0500 the MHL buoy was recording 2.25 m from the SSE (163°) at 13 seconds. Wind was coming lightly from the west but will gradually come around to the NE by midday. Tide was a 1.55 m high at 0545 and is now dropping to a 0.48 low at 1155.
Swell was largely missing the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. There was some size up at Northy but the swell direction was wrong for the place and no one was in the water. Around at Longy conditions were somewhat choppy but the shories were producing some punchy sections with wave faces into the head high range. As you moved down the beach, the surface cleaned up, but the bank situation is still pretty bad (lots of shutdowns) and there were only a handful of hopefuls chasing head plus sets. The main action was at the point where there around 20 people in the water by 0700 when I was grabbing the pictures.
Outlook is for the energy to stick around all day but to be on the fade. With luck tomorrow will have something as well because thereafter it looks like three or four days of small and marginal at best on most of the models. That said, those same models are showing a fresh south pulse filling in overnight Wednesday. If today’s predictions pan out, it’ll keep building into the 3+ metre range and stay there through next weekend. Wind call is for S-SW across the period in question. So, could be interesting…
Have yourself a top old Saturday and beginners, maybe sit this one out!

Out for a paddle amongst the lines at White Rock

Zippy shories at Longy

Driving take off after a long wait for the right one

Point doing its thing at 0700

Longy flyaway

Our orb coming into view at 0647

Teaser shutdown south Narrabeen

Solid crew and the fun ones at 0655

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is very slowly moving east and directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. North to northeasterly winds are expected to extend throughout the waters during Tuesday ahead of a front and associated southerly change along the south coast late Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 28 May

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wind affected but swell hitting Dee Why still

Posted on May 25th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Only have time to put up a few pics… conditions look scrappy, less consistent but with solid sets still in the mix. I’d call it waist to chest with the odd overhead wave face at the point and similar up the beach.

Set showing some potential at 0705

 

Reasonable numbers in the water by 0700

 

Scrappy looking up the beach at 0700

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while an intense low pressure system lies over the far southern Tasman Sea, generating a large southerly swell onto the New South Wales coast. Southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3.5 metres, increasing up to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Goat's Forecast, Surf Reports.

Surf forecast issued Thursday 24 May 2108: Seven day outlook for Sydney:

Had a few nice waves earlier in the week in really nice conditions.

Now… well ya never know… there may be a few more coming your way before it starts to go down and then later in the week hmm well let’s see later in the week.

Friday: If you had waves with size today, you should have some more tomorrow.. say 2-3 metre at dead South swell places, with some oomph

Saturday: down a little in the 2-3 metre range at dead South places

Sunday: around 2 metres or so South East…still watch for the sets

Monday: down into the lower  end of the 1-2 metre range South East

Tuesday: down to around 1 metre or so South East

Wednesday: starting to come up..low end of 1-2 metre range South East at first then increasing through the day at places that are open to the South

Thursday: could be a repeat performance on today, depending on… well we’ll see later on.

Stay warm, stay safe…It’s not cool to take off on critical large waves over shallow sandbanks as I saw at Queensie/North Steyne this week.  Some people need reminding, or simply don’t know, it’s not cool to end up a quadriplegic. Check how much water there is under you.

TG

Up in the Sky

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May 24 06:30:00 2018

MSLP Analysis for Thu May 24 06:00:00 2018 AUTC

Winds

https://www.windy.com/?-33.892,151.138,5,i:pressure

Down in the Sea

Water temp was nice then got cooler, then we had a couple of very pleasant for even swimming warmer days… now it looks like some of that colder water hanging just offshore in the satellite pic may start coming inshore to annoy me, if not everyone else.

image

Tides

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2017-2018.pdf

Weather from the Bureau:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml


Thursday wrap and pics

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Conditions at 0900

 

Solid sets at the point 0915

 

0915 Dee Why point

later…

By 1042 getting less consistent and sets smaller and fewer

much later…

No Mans at 1640 – not looking too attractive…

 

The point at 1640

Went for a splash this morning at the point as the wind was coming up from the south. There were nearly 30 of us in the water at one point and the people to wave ratio was not good. Quality was not great but not bad either. Kinda average really. Sets were solidly overhead, but by late morning they were getting less frequent and smaller. At dusk the nice lines of this morning were pretty much gone, but folks were still in the water messing about with the little messy sets. Wind was SE 10-15 kts at North Head when I grabbed the snaps.

Swell is about the same height as it was this morning, but it’s come around more to the south.

It’s supposed to be southerly tomorrow, but the swell is set to pulse up again, so who knows… maybe we’ll get lucky.

Have a great evening!

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while a series of cold fronts acre crossing the southern Tasman Sea. This is directing southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast. Meanwhile, intense low pressure systems moving east across the Southern Ocean are generating large southerly swell across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 27 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Heaps of swell pouring in this morning

Posted on May 24th, 2018 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

It’s pumping.

Sets were 1.5 to 2x overhead at the point as of 0700.

Tide is dropping to the low at 1025. Back to a 1.5 m high at 1645.

Clouding up later. Wind offshore for the early but going south around midday.

Taking the camera out for a closer look… more later if anything to share…

Be safe and go well!

Wide ones not uncommon at 0710

 

Lines piling in at 0710

 

It’s not little this morning

 

No Mans looks like lots of work

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and is slowly moving east, while a series of cold fronts acre crossing the southern Tasman Sea. This is directing southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to steadily turn east to northeasterly during the weekend as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge along the coast. Meanwhile, intense low pressure systems moving east across the Southern Ocean are generating large southerly swell across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots shifting southwesterly early in the morning then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching 20 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 26 May

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday and the swell is here

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends

Light westerly wind early and the much anticipated swell has turned up. It popped up overnight and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of 9 sec SE swell. So, not as big, nor as long period as the models were projecting. It’s pretty much bigger and longer period at all the other wave rider buoys which are showing 12-13 seconds. So, maybe we’re just in a lull on that front… that said, as the pictures show there were head plus wave faces at the point and along the beach when I grabbed the snaps at 0730.

The Bureau has warned that deceptively powerful surf conditions will persist for the next three days. The more optimistic projections on the models show the solid size lasting through the weekend. It looks as though the wind setting will be best early. But nothing new there I guess.

Tide hits a 0.46 low at 0930. It’ll be back to a 1.46 m high at 1550.

Have a top old day and yes, I’m hoping to get a few more pictures to share, so check back later!

Bomb sets looked like this at 0730

 

The point

 

Crew on it

 

Another set turns up

 

Will the swell re-arrange the sand enough to do something about all the shutdowns…?

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight is maintaining a ridge to the east, while a series of fronts pass to the south of Australia. These fronts and low pressure systems have generated powerful southerly swells which are impacting the New South Wales coast today and the next few days. The high is expected to move over southeast Australia at the end of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 24 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 25 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

,

 


Late morning report

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Dropped my mate off at the airport this morning, so running a little behind the usual schedule. The good thing is that it meant I could stop by Curly to see what was happening before checking Dee Why. As of 0830 what was happening was occasional chest plus lines with not too many corners. You did a lot of waiting for the opportunity to get caught behind after your first turn. It was the same around at Dee Why, only a touch smaller. Tide is now coming in to a 1.4 m high at 1445. Will be interesting to see if the swell perks because tomorrow should be quite a bit bigger (see Bureau forecast below).

Have a great day everyone!

Curly crew waiting

 

Curly section at 0830

 

Waiting at the point…

 

Catching little ones in the rocks at the point 0850

 

Yet another shutdown at No Mans around 0900

 

Beach walkers

 

Near the Pole 0845

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight is maintaining a ridge to the east, while a series of cold fronts skim past the southeast corner of New South Wales. Little change to this pattern is expected during the coming days, with the high moving over southeast Australia at the end of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 23 May

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 knots in the afternoon, then north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 24 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Pretty morning, little waves

Posted on May 21st, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Monday opens with 10-12 kts of westerly wind grooming a 1.2 metre, 12 sec SSE (160°) swell. Tide hit a 0.4 m low at 0730 and is now coming in to a 1.4 m high at 1340. Weather is set to be sunny all day. And the swell should gradually pick up (the Bureau’s posted a warning for rock fishers to be careful of deceptive conditions.

As you can see from the pics, there were little waves at Dee Why this morning. Sets looked to be in the chest plus range along the beach and waist plus at the point. The dire bank situation along the beach appears unchanged (ie, shutdowns rule).

The Bureau’s forecast – and all the surf forecasts – are still calling for a gradual build in the swell to a Wednesday morning peak in the 3+ metre range + a 16 sec period. It’s looking very interesting indeed. And if the long range models have anything to do with reality, we should be looking at surf for at least the next week and maybe beyond that. So woo-hoo!

Have a great Monday everyone.

Sweet wall before the inevitable shutdown 0745

 

Plausible set at the point, but it escaped being ridden

 

Weather Situation

A semi-stationary, strong high pressure system south of the Bight with a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea is directing south to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 22 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 23 May

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Dee Why at 0930

Posted on May 20th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Busy Sunday beach day

Catching little ones along the rocks

Shutdown coming up 0945

Moment of open face

The way so many waves ended this morning. At least it’s not flat.


 

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