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Scattered clouds tiny waves

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

There’s a gale warning for 15-25 kts of NW this morning going SW 25-30 kts with periods to 40 kts this afternoon. Swell’s supposed to pick up too, but at daybreak it was 1.4m from the SE at around 8 seconds apart. That meant waves at Dee Why were knee to maybe waist. And there’s little from the other buoys up and down the coast that indicates any immediate hope of a size improvement – yet.
Tide hits a 1.75m high at 0755 and is back to the low at 1400 when the wind ought to be well and truly in full cry.
While the Bureau is warning of dangerous surf conditions across the next three days, some of the models aren’t quite as hopeful, predicting instead only a relatively modest size boost. So, guarded optimism…
Nevertheless, your correspondent is taking a punt on there being waves up the coast over the next few days, so expect a postcard or two in due course.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone!

Several wave hunters chasing little lines at 0645

Sets hint at more to come

Weather Situation
A low will develop over the southwestern Tasman Sea today in the wake of a cold front, bringing a vigorous south to southwesterly change to replace a west to northwest flow along the entire coast. Winds are expected to gradually ease during Thursday as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 27 April
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, tending southerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 28 April
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Quiet early

Posted on April 25th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The ocean wasn’t doing much as Anzac Day dawned. There was high overcast early and it’s expected to rain by this afternoon. Wind was light early but we’re in for a fair amount of it later from the NW by this evening. Swell was coming from the east and was about a metre at 10 seconds – which wasn’t doing anything much for Dee Why as the pictures show. The Bureau says it should keep coming from that direction, but to pick up a little.
Tomorrow the Bureau has hoisted a gale warning for NW to SW wind and combined south and east swell which are expected to lead to “large and powerful surf conditions” and then on Thursday the intensity jumps significantly as the swell goes from 2-3 m to 3-5 metres with 25-35kts of SW wind. Friday should see the swell dropping back into the 2 metre range. Beyond that it basically looks as though we should have waves of some sort into early next week.
Today’s tides saw a high of 1.7 metres at 0700 and low will come along at 1315.
Have a reflective Anzac Day everyone.

Only a faint hint of a bump at No Mans 0735

Overcast skies and micro on Anzac Day morning

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. The high is expected to weaken and move east as a cold front approaches from the southwest. Winds will shift northerly and increase today, before the front brings a gusty west to southwesterly change during Wednesday. In the wake of this system, a low pressure system may develop over the Tasman Sea, bringing strong to gale force winds to parts of the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 26 April
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 27 April
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Monday morning good for anything but surfing

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A beautiful almost still morning as the day started in Dee Why. Only one thing was missing, as you can see from the piccie.

For the record, the MHL buoy was detecting a metre of 11-sec SSE at 0600, so in theory there could be a knee to waist high bump at magnet banks. Tide was a 1.7m high at 0615 and will be low again in 1235.

From the shape of the forecasts models, today’s the low point for swell energy and from tomorrow we should see the numbers improve slightly and then to notch up a bit more on Wednesday before really ramping Thursday (as in hitting 3+ metres potentially in the afternoon).

So enjoy the sunny weather, we have rain tomorrow and beyond that, surf prospects beckon…

Nice morning to take the SUP for a cruise

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. The high is expected to weaken during Monday and move east as a cold front approaches from the southwest. Wind will shift northerly and increase later today and Tuesday, before the front brings a gusty west to southwesterly change during Wednesday. In the wake of this system, a low pressure system may develop over the Tasman Sea, bringing strong to gale force winds to parts of the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
40% chance of showers this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Tuesday 25 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 26 April
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters


Tiny waves this morning

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A warm and sunny Sunday morning sees only knee and a bit high waves at Dee Why as of 0800. Wind was WSW and light, while the MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 7-sec SE wind bump. Tide was high at 0525 and is now dropping to a low at 1150.
Wind should be light this morning before picking up a touch and swinging to the S-SE.
Outlook is for tomorrow to be about the same size again but there seems to be a possibility of a little bump on Anzac Day. Happily from Wednesday onward is looking increasingly hopeful for good to very good conditions. Some models are showing the 2-3m SSE energy and mainly SW wind sticking around through to Tuesday – and beyond!
Have a great day one and all.

Looking little at No Mans 0800

Catchable knee high waves at 0800

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the north coast. The high will slowly move east over the next few days, directing generally east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast, apart from a brief and weak southerly change along the southern half of the coast today. Winds will shift stronger southwesterly during Wednesday as a cold front moves through the region.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the afternoon day then becoming north to northeasterly at night.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Monday 24 April
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.
Tuesday 25 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.


Smooth and small at Dee Why

Posted on April 21st, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful morning in Sydney with little knee and a bit waves trickling in from the south at 0730. The MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 11-sec stuff from 178 degrees. It was too small for the point to produce anything, so you’re confined to the magnet peaks at south exposures.
Tide’s low at 1020 and will be back to high at 1630. Wind will be light for a little longer but by lunch it should be NE at 15-20 kts, which will obviously have consequences for the quality.
As for the outlook, well, may I direct you to the Goat’s latest remarks…
Have a great Friday everyone!

Little lines at 0710

Sets in the waist high range

Lone SUP’r on the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea for the next several days, directing generally east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A brief and weak southerly change is expected 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 early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 22 April
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere.
Sunday 23 April
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters


Small but glassy early

Posted on April 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell has cogged down again overnight and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 1.3 metres of 12-sec SSE swell. Only a handful of people in the water on a glassy Thursday morning at Dee Why. Sets into the chest high range were turning up every now and then, but it looked pretty quiet between them. Wind was light from the WNW at 0740 and should stay variable this morning before settling into the NE at 10-15kts. Tide’s low at 0920 and back to a 1.25m high at 1530.
The Goat should roll out his weekly analysis of the prospects later today, so I’ll be interested if he’s seeing the same stretch of marginal wave sizes through the front half of the week that I am…
Have a great Thursday everyone!

Waist to chest at 0720

Bomb set at the point

Set wave up the beach toward No Mans

Veil of murk hanging over the city streets this morning

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea for the next several days, directing generally southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers this morning.
Friday 21 April
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 22 April
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


Junky and getting smaller

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Conditions at Dee Why were not nearly as attractive as they’ve been for most of the last week. Surface is choppy and although the MHL buoy is showing only a slight decrease from yesterday, the average wave looks to be about half the size, ie about waist high on the typical catchable one at the point. For the record the at 0600 it was 1.3 metres from the SE at close to 13 seconds. Wind was SSW 4-8 kts at 0800. It’s supposed to go SE-E 10 kts later.
Tide is low at 0820 and will then run into a 1.2m high at 1420.
The models remain dour about our prospects from now until late in the weekend at the earliest. It could be that we’re scratching around for scraps for another week or so.
Ah well, we’ve had an exceptional run of surf, so no complaints on that score.
Have yourself a top old Wednesday and go well with your plans.

Something small for the keen at 0745

Sets around the waist high mark

Another little lumpy one burbles in

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea through the week, directing generally southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 20 April
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Friday 21 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.


Wave machine still making waves

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

In line with expectations, it’s a bit smaller again this morning, but there are still shoulder high wave faces on sets at Dee Why. Conditions early were clean and the MHL buoy was showing 1.4m of 13 second SE swell. Tide was low at 0720 and is coming into a 1.2m high at 1315.
The forecast models continue to project waves around this intensity until the weekend. After that it seems we’re in for short period wind bump through next week. So, as I said yesterday, hop in now to enjoy the energy because this time next week could be flat most places.
Have yourself a top old Tuesday!

Another wave at the point 0720

Point

The breach still producing waves

Cruising at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea through the week, directing generally southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 19 April
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 20 April
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Smaller by a bit by still surfable

Posted on April 17th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks like the swell’s dropped a little since yesterday, but there are definitely sets still in the mix. The MHL data for this time yesterday was showing 2 metres and now it’s 1.7. So a foot in the old money. Swell’s still out of the SE and crucially the average period is sitting on a useful 13 sec. Sets at Dee Why point were head and a bit and along the beach it seemed to be a touch bigger than that.
Tide was low at 0620 and will be back to high at 1220. Should be partly cloudy with light winds and a mild 23 for the high.
Outlook is for the waves to fade toward the knee to waist range from tomorrow and then tho be smaller again as we head toward marginal to near flat by the weekend.
So enjoy another day of waves everyone!

Fun face at Dee Why

Lucky rider getting slotted

Busy at the point – of course

0750 and waves still to be had at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is over the Tasman Sea with a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea through the week with southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 18 April
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Wednesday 19 April
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Easter Sunday waves for all

Posted on April 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Shoulder to head and a bit at Dee Why this morning with light north wind under sunny skies. Healthy holiday weekend crowds of course too. Outlook is for the wind to remain variable and light across the day. The MHL buoy shows the dominant swell direction being from the south with an average height of 2 metres at 11 seconds. Tide was low at 0530 and is currently coming into a 1.3m high at 1130.
The outlook on this morning’s run of the models points toward a continuing gradual decline toward smallness by the end of the week. I’m hoping it’ll stay in the surfable range all week, but it’s a cautious hope. So get out there and enjoy!

No Mans makeable one among the shutdowns

Waves at the point and the beach

Crowd watches another set arrive

Weather Situation
A high pressure is moving over the Tasman Sea strengthening a ridge to the north.The high is expected to to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea for the next few days directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Monday 17 April
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 18 April
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


 

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