Posts in Dee Why

Hot early and tiny but

Posted on January 7th, 2018 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Thought I’d beat the heat with an early bike ride. At Dee Why as I tap this out. There are people in the water all along the beach. Main attraction is keeping cool as for most part it’s too gutless and micro to catch – even on a mal. Tide is low and wind not a factor yet.

Guess I’ll ride up to Northy for a look…


Paddling conditions excellent

Posted on January 5th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Not a hint of a line at the point at 0720

Up the beach, nothing going on

Kiddies almost as calm as a lap pool at 0720

Hello Friends,

If only we had swell. It’s a beautiful morning in every respect otherwise; light offshore breeze, sunny skies, incoming tide… but it’s a lake.

And the outlook? Well the Goat’s latest ruminations are right here

Have a great Friday everyone!
 

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge to the north, directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn north to northeasterly during Saturday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea and a trough approaches from the southwest. This trough will bring a brief southerly change is along the southern half of the coast on Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 6 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 7 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Near flatness

Posted on January 4th, 2018 in Dee Why.

SUP rider on the hunt for a bump

Might be an ankle to knee high something

Hello Friends,

There seemed to be very slightly more activity than yesterday, but it’s still just barely catchable looking at Dee Why. The MHL buoy was showing 1.6 m of 8-sec of SSE (149°) wind bump – which the Bureau says will fade later in the day.

Wind was light from the SW at 0800 and the King tide was coming into a 2.05 m high at 1045. The grey skies may sprinkle on us this morning too. The day’s high is set to be 25 and UV will be 13 (extreme) from 0840 to 1710. Water temp is around 22.

The Goat should be along later today with his usual weekend and week ahead outlook. If the models are anything to go by, my guess is that he’ll be calling it small to flat for another week. I’ll be sending postcards from Cali from next week, and right now it would seem I’ll find the same abject flatness but with 15° water. There does seem to be some hope for a one-day wonder pulse Weds-ish though…

Have a great day everyone and go well with your plans!

 

Weather Situation

A trough lies to the northeast of the state, while high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge through Victoria to the New South Wales Coast, promoting southerly winds along the coast. This high is moving east and is expected to be centred over the Tasman Sea on Friday, with winds turning northeasterly during Friday and Saturday as a result. A cold front will then skim across the south of the state on Sunday, bringing a southerly change to southern and central waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 5 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 6 January

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

King tides, pauper waves

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Nothing doing at Dee Why as of 0600

Faint chop and nothing more

QF76 and full moon – 14 hours after leaving Vancouver

Hello Friends,

10 kts of SW wind and partly cloudy skies as of 0600, but still no waves. The latest MHL data from 0300 was showing 1.5 m of 5-sec south wind bump and that, plus the wind, plus the incoming king tide at 0956 meant no waves for Dee Why.
Outlook is for the ocean to remain quiescent today – and for well into next week.
Wish it was otherwise, but there ya go. At least we’re another day closer to the waves returning.
Have a great day everyone!

Weather Situation

A southerly surge, associated with a cold front passing to the south, is forecast to reach the north coast during today. Meanwhile, a high pressure system in the Bight extends a ridge to the east. This high is expected to move to the Tasman Sea later Thursday and Friday, bringing a gradual shift to generally northerly winds over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 4 January

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 5 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Missable Tuesday morning

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Flat conditions at 0800

Barely a hint of any activity at the point and in the corner

Hello Friends,

I can keep it very short for the first Tuesday in 2018 – it was flat at Dee Why as of 0800.

Looking around at the cams, it would seem the best you can hope for is a ankle to knee high at stretches optimally aligned to the short period SSE bump. Tide is a deep 2 m high at 0905.

The Bureau’s modelling shows a very brief short period south swell event tomorrow morning, but there’ll be south wind with it , so the quality outlook is not too exciting. But at least there’s a prospect of non-flatness.

After that the models show a return to short-period flat to near flatness well into next week. But, the long range call for 10 days out currently is a little more hopeful. We’ll see… by then your correspondent will be watching and commenting on the indicators from the other side of the planet.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Weather Situation

A weak trough will stall then decay on the northern coast during today. A more vigorous southerly surge associated with a cold front passing to the south is forecast to move along the coast on Wednesday, while a high pressure system in the Bight extends a ridge to the east. This high is expected to move to the Tasman Sea later Thursday and Friday, bringing a gradual shift to generally northerly winds over most waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.

Wednesday 3 January

Winds
Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 4 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Happy New Year 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2018 in Dee Why.

Little bumps only

Maybe surfable right in the corner

Quiet up the beach

Happy New Year Friends,

Traditional late start for me this morning. When I finally climbed aloft around 0910 for a look at the situation, the sun was beating down, the wind was light and appeared to be very small to near flat at Dee Why. We’re heading to a high of 28 along the beaches today under mostly sunny skies (extreme UV from 0840-1700). Tide was a deep 1.96 m at 0810 and is now dropping to a 0.19 m low at 1450. The MHL buoy was seeing a metre of 6-sec east wind bump as of 0700, so figure on ankle to knee with maybe the occasional waist on the bombs. Also figure on full force crowds because it’s such a perfect beach day.

From the look of the models, the short period barely there wind bump is likely to dominate for the front half of the week, but we could see a slight uptick in energy Wednesday when it seems we’ll also have southerlies and showery weather.

Some of the long range models are a bit more hopeful for early next week when you might start seeing average periods creeping up into the 10-sec range and swell coming from the ESE in the metre-ish category. By then your correspondent will be in the northern hemisphere for a few weeks.

Have yourself a top old New Year’s Day and best of luck if you go for a splash!

 

Weather Situation

North to northeasterly northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast ahead of a weak and brief southerly change on the south and central coasts during Tuesday. A stronger southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea is expected to develop along the south coast late Tuesday and extending to the north coast overnight.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 2 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 3 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

2017 going out with a whimper

Posted on December 31st, 2017 in Dee Why.

Last day of the year and it’s dribble

The point ant kiddies at 0830 Sunday

Hello Friends,

Not the prettiest final morning for 2017 along the beaches. Dull grey skies and 10 kts of ESE wind combined with 8-sec two metre SSE wind swell and a 1.8 m high tide at 0720 to produce, well, not much. It’s definitely a bit bigger than yesterday (which isn’t saying much since it was nearly flat) but when I took the pictures around 0830 it was lumpy, bumpy, fat and slow looking. There wasn’t enough oomph for the point and up the beach toward No Mans it looked to be around the waist high mark on the bigger ones. But then we shouldn’t be surprised, last Thursday The Goat told us it’d be like this. And given the models this morning, looks like he’s right about the rest of the week. Could be pretty sad with only tiny, weak, short period dribble through to the weekend. I’m hoping the one outlier calling for a little bump Thursday morning has it right…

Have a great NYE and stay safe!

 

 

Weather Situation

East to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn north to northeasterly during Sunday, ahead of a southerly change expected to develop during Monday night and Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Monday 1 January

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.

Tuesday 2 January

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

A touch more activity – maybe

Posted on December 29th, 2017 in Dee Why.

More people in the water this morning

Faint hint of a line at No Mans

Hello Friends,

Energy levels seem to be ever so slightly up on this time yesterday. At 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up 1.3 m of 7-sec east wind bump and there were a few more folks in the water both along the beach and at the point. Waves look to be in the ankle to knee range with the occasional waist high bomb set.

Tide was high at 0530 and is currently running out to the low at 1155. We’ll be back to a 1.4 m high at 1750.

Wind was light from the north when I tapped out the report around 0830, but it will start building soon to a standard issue 10-15 kts with peaks to 20 kts. Temp’s due to hit 29 along the coast and water is 22°C.

Outlook for early next year? The Goat’s your man on that front.

Have a great Friday everyone!

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most waters. This high will gradually weaken over the next day or two, allowing a trough and cold front to bring a southerly change during the weekend. This change is likely to be short-lived, as winds turn north to northeasterly again late Sunday or Monday, ahead of a second southerly change expected along the south coast on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 30 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon or evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 31 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Another micro morning

Posted on December 28th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Another morning for a swim

No waves at No Mans

Hello Friends,

Very similar to yesterday, except that it will be warmer. Wind is out of the NNE and although it’s 5-6 kts as I write this around 0830, by this afternoon it should be a regulation summery 15-20 kts from the NE. The MHL buoy report from 0600 showed 1 metre of 7-sec ESE wind bump and that was perfectly consistent with the ankle to knee high dribble. You’ll be doing really well if you find anything above waist high I’d say. Tide is dropping to the low at 1005 and will be back to a 1.4 m high at 1645. The Bureau says our high today will be 29. Beachwatch says the water temp is now up to a balmy 23°C. I wonder if that NE’r will haul up some cooler sub-surface water though…

The Goat should be along with his thoughts on the week ahead later this afternoon. From what I’m seeing, the models are not projecting much of anything in a way of a change to our metre or so of 6-8 sec dribble out of the easterly quarters. Oh well, the summer flatness will eventually be punctuated by a south pulse…

Have a great Thursday!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most waters. This high will gradually weaken over the next day or two, allowing a trough and cold front to bring a southerly change during the weekend. This change is likely to be short-lived, with a weak high pressure system drifting across in its wake, accompanied by a return to generally northerly winds by Sunday night.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 29 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 30 December

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the day.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.


How keen are you?

Posted on December 27th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

7-10 kts of ENE wind as of 0730 and 1.3 m of 7-sec east bump trying to turn into waves along the Dee Why stretch. There was actually a person in the water at the point catching waves too. Mind you, it looked to be about ankle to knee high. I reckon that’d be pretty much the same up and down the beaches I’d say. When the waves are this close together, they’re really gutless 90% of the time but every now and then a couple of them will come together and on just the right bank at just the right time, you’ll get a brief chest high wave face. The east direction should mean that there are bumps pretty much everywhere so it’s just a matter of looking for where it’s focusing at particular tides. Speaking of which, low is at 0930 and then it’ll come into a 1.4 m high at 1535.
We’re headed to a high of 26 and the wind should stay about where it is now. Swell is set to hang around at the current settings – more or less – through tomorrow. Yesterday the Bureau’s modelling showed the possibility of a little bump to energy levels, but this morning it seems less excited about the prospects. The latest batch of long range models are all saying we can expect sub-10 sec energy levels for another week at least on the east coast.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

One surfer hanging out at the point 0720

Little thing up the beach but no takers

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving east, extending a ridge to the north and directing east to northeast winds along the New South Wales coast. Little change in this pattern is expected until the next cold front with associated southerly winds over the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 28 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

 

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