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Not happening this morning

Posted on September 14th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Caught the early bus from Collaroy this morning and grabbed a snap of the non- action. Swell has faded to nothing but the forecast says we could get a little perk into the waist high range after lunch. Wind will probably be bumping it up in the south corners.

Outlook is for ordinary conditions tomorrow but later in the week some models are showing a gradual build toward the waist to chest range.

Have a great Saturday!


Rest day

Posted on September 13th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Wind was SSE 10-15 kts inshore by 0700 on Friday morning. Yesterday’s surprisingly punchy swell seems to have vanished – in line with expectations. It was about a metre at 11 seconds from the SSE out at sea, but as the picture shows it was closer to ankle to knee high at Dee Why. According to the Bureau, the southerly wind should drop back a bit as the day goes along and the swell should perk back up a bit. Whether it gets into your idea of a surfable range remains to be seen.

Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing conditions staying micro tomorrow but possibly perking a tiny bit on Sunday before stumbling back into marginal for the front half of next week.

Have a top old Friday everyone!

 

0630 micro again

Weather Situation
A cold front moving through Victoria and southern New South Wales has brought a fresh southerly change to the south and central coasts overnight and will reach the far north coast around midday. A high will move across New South Wales in its wake, and should move to the Tasman Sea on Sunday. Another cold front is expected to affect the southern half of the coast later on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 14 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 15 September
Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.


Lotsa waves this morning

Posted on September 12th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

That’s interesting. Yesterday’s forecasts and models pointed to declining energy levels overnight, but it only looked a bit smaller as of 0700. There were shoulder plus sets along the beach north of the surf club and chest to shoulder plus at the point for the 20 or so already in the water. Wind was light NW under sunny skies when I grabbed the snaps. Out at sea, the swell was 3.7 metres at 12 seconds apart from the SSE-SE. So, if you had a good session yesterday, I’d go back there again today.

Outlook on the ECM and Wavewatch models is for the wave energy to fade back to sub one metre tomorrow. But the Bureau begs to differ, predicting a mix of east and south swell for Friday. – and they see the south pulsing up on Saturday (along with some south wind). Beyond that, we’re left to the ECM and Wavewatch for a look into the future and they’re telling us we could be in for an extended period of weak and small conditions.

Make a move today if you can!

 

Nice looking section

Beachy looking fun

20+ in the4 water by 0700

Waist to chest with plusses at 0700

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near the Bight is extending a ridge across the state as a low near New Zealand moves east. Winds are forecast to freshen a little from the west to northwest on Thursday ahead of a cold front that clips the state’s south. Late on Thursday and during Friday a southerly change is forecast to move up the New South Wales coast as a cold front clips the south. Another front is expected on the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds tending northwesterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 13 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 0.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Saturday 14 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny


Fun looking morning

Posted on September 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Conditions have settled down into the waist to chest high range at south swell magnets. Weather outlook is for sunny and SW wind early going NE later. Swell is out of the SSE at 9 seconds with heights at sea close to the 2.5 m mark. There was a 1.3 metre high tide at 0640 and we’re currently dropping to the low at 1215.

The swell models show the energy levels staying about at the current intensity all day. There should still be a little something for tomorrow morning’s session, but beyond that it looks a wee bit marginal from there through the weekend. Both ECM and Wavewatch models are saying it could come back up on Saturday, so bit of divergence between them and the various interpretations (eg MSW or Surfline).

Beachwatch shows 18C water temp and clean water quality across Sydney’s beaches.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Might be fun up the beach

Beachbreak opportunity

All in at the point

Cruising inside

Weather Situation
Southerly winds will ease today as a deep low near New Zealand moves east and a high near the Bight extends a ridge across the state. Late on Thursday and during Friday a southerly change is forecast to move up the New South Wales coast as a cold front clips the south. Another front is expected on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 12 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning then shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 13 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


The full gamut

Posted on September 10th, 2019 in At large.

Hello Friends,

Out at sea the ocean is pretty rugged looking this morning, but inshore the light (and cold) westerly was keeping things comparatively clean in the south corners. After peaking at close to 5 metres last night, as of 0700 swell was 3.7 metres from 175° (basically dead south) at nearly 11 seconds apart. So waves were in the waist and a bit range at Collaroy and 2x that at Dee Why. High tide was at 0600 this morning and is now dropping to the low at 1130. Swell should fade slowly during the day, but not by a huge amount.  Tomorrow should see a few more surf options for the early as we get into the chest to head high range at magnets. Thursday is fade out day with maybe a few little fun ones in the morning. Right now the weekend looks potentially hopeful on some modelling…

A few piccies for you…

You could have had Long Reef to yourself this morning.

That’d be an overhead wave, right?

Slotted at the point

Not many braving the conditions along the beach at Dee Why

Thundering comber at Collaroy 0745

Last night’s swell moved a lot of sand away from the Collaroy end of the beach

Piling up a sand berm in front of the seawall works at Collaroy.

Probably not the day for the Narrabeen stretch

 

 

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a high is centred near the Bight. The pressure difference between these systems is generating vigorous south to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Rough seas and an increasing swell are accompanying these winds. Conditions are forecast to ease today and Wednesday as the low moves further away to the east, and the high drifts overhead. Late on Thursday and during Friday a southerly change is expected as a front clips the south.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 11 September
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 12 September
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


South of Newport……

Posted on September 9th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Mid day swell increase. Banks not cooperating though, so no one out. Better prospects slightly further north.

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Sunny, windy and waves

Posted on September 9th, 2019 in At large.

Hello Friends,

2.5 m at 10 seconds from 160° (SSE) according to the Sydney MHL buoy 0800 report. At North Head wind was west at 12-17 kts as of 0930. As of 0830 when I looked at Curly, set wave faces in the middle of the beach were shoulder plus and the wind was blowing hard. There were three or four hardy types in the water as tide was dropping to the 1035 low. Around the corner at Dee Why there were half a dozen folks at the point contending with equally forceful offshores and slightly smaller waves. There looked to be a fair amount of bump out on the horizon and the forecast says we can expect the swell to come up dramatically soon (the Bureau’s call is for 4-6 metres by midday!). Unfortunately the wind will be blowing twice as hard, so conditions will be photogenic, but also very challenging to actually surf.
Swell should power through the night and still be impressive tomorrow morning. Sadly the wind is expected to be southerly and gale force, so surf options will be severely limited. Right now it looks as though most of us will be waiting until Wednesday for things to simmer down enough.
Have a great Monday and check back later because my current plan is to go out with my camera when the swell starts macking.

Dee Why point 0845

Kiddies

Rocking off and bumpy horizon

Benediction

Curly 0830

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is generating vigorous southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters, with an associated trough moving northward along the coast, bringing a surge of gale force south to southwesterly winds to New South Wales Waters. Winds will ease during Tuesday and Wednesday as the low reaches New Zealand and as a high pressure system approaches from the west.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots, turning south to southwesterly 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 10 September
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 11 September
W
inds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy


Bright and windy with waves

Posted on September 8th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Wind chill definitely a thing as the dawn opened play for the day. At North Head it was 20-30 kts westerly as of 0900. The keen types dealing with the firehose in the face effect of such strong offshores were latching onto chest high sets at the point. The beach looked to be a bit bigger, but very straight and shutting down. The MHL buoy was showing 2.8 m but SSW at 9 seconds apart as of 0700.
The BoM says we can expect the wind to throttle back a little by late afternoon while the swell should stay about the same inshore, even as it builds out at sea. Tomorrow it says we can expect gale force W-SW wind, the possibility of rain and a midday ramp of the swell into the 4-5 metre range. The bigness should stick around into Tuesday morning on current reckoning, but the wind won’t be back off much and the partly cloudy potentially showery weather will still be doing its thing.
From the look of the models, there should be a gradual weakening of the wind and swell for the latter part of the work week, but indications are that we should have surfable stuff to play in.
Have a top old Sunday!

Wave at the point 0830

Straight offshore and waist to chest

Unridden section up the beach among the closeouts 0830

Weather Situation
A deepening low pressure system east of Bass Strait is generating vigorous west to southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters. Winds will shift southerly early next week as the low moves further east across the Tasman Sea, with winds beginning to ease from Tuesday as a high pressure system approaches from the west.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds may reach up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 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.
Monday 9 September
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 45 knots during the day. Winds turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 10 September
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning


Super micro Saturday

Posted on September 7th, 2019 in At large.

Hello Friends,

As of 0630 the chilly NW wind was blowing 8-10 kts under mostly clear skies. Out at sea, the sub one metre swell was coming from the SSE (160°) at 9 seconds. As the pictures show, the combination of strong offshore winds overnight and the weak little swell were adding up to not much of anything along the beaches. I’d call in ankle to knee high.

The westerly is going to ramp up as the day goes along but the swell won’t be improving, so surf prospects are dim.

We’re due for more strong westerlies tomorrow, but the Bureau and the models are showing an uptick on the swell front. Both the ECM and Wavewatch are predicting 1.5-.1.6 metres of 11 second dead south swell for Sunday. They diverge on Monday’s prospects with Wavewatch saying it’ll drop back to tiny across the day while the ECM sees a slight drop, but staying above a metre. Then they flip for Tuesday, with ECM predicting 3 metres from the south at 10 seconds in the morning, while Wavewatch says 4.7 metres south at 11 seconds. Interestingly the Bureau’s model shows swell swinging to the east for Tuesday. ECM reckons the wind will be SW at 17 kts, but Wavewatch says southerly at 19 kts. They both show swell dropping into the 2 metre range for Wednesday and then fading away to tiny by Friday.

Have yourself a top old Saturday everyone, and fingers crossed for Monday-Tuesday…

Weather Situation
A vigorous cold front that crossed the coast overnight is associated with a deepening low over the western Tasman Sea. This low should slowly move away to the east during the weekend as a large high pressure system slowly approaches New South Wales from the west.

First tracks of the morning at Long Reef

Super tiny down the beach at Kiddies

Bomb set at the lugga 0635

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres by early evening.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 8 September
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 30 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 40 knots in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
4 to 6 metres, decreasing below 4 metres later in the evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 9 September
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 4 to 7 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Cape of Good Hope

Posted on September 6th, 2019 in Surf Reports.

Nee dankie.