Posts in Dee Why

Big and wild

Posted on June 4th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
If you’re really fit and confident, you could paddle out at Dee Why. But the rest of us will be content to watch the swell peak before we think of getting in. The ocean’s pretty lumpy and messy looking, so the only reason to get in is to say you got in I reckon.
Swell was 3-4 metres at 13-14 seconds from the SSE as the day got started. Wind was 10-15 kts from the WSW. Tide was high at 0645 and is currently headed to the low at 1240.
Stay safe everyone!
 

Longy back bombies

Too crazy for the beach

A few out sitting very wide

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is currently moving over southern Australia, with a low lingering off the western coast of New Zealand. Between these systems, a vigorous south to southwesterly airstream is affecting New South Wales waters bringing hazardous surf conditions. During today the high will continue move east and stretch a ridge along the coastline, before weakening on Friday as a cold front skims to the south. By the new week another high pressure system will establish itself across the state.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 5 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 6 June
Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Cold, clear, offshore and clean little lines

Posted on June 3rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

After coming up into the head plus range late yesterday afternoon, the swell energy levels have dropped back into the waist high range at Dee Why as Wednesday got started. Out at sea it was 1.7 metres at 8 seconds from the SSE and wind was 10-15 kts from the west with an air temp on 14 C as of 0730.

The models have been calling this lull for a few days now and the Bureau’s forecast reflects their prediction for an increase in energy as the day goes along. If it all goes according to expectations, it should be solid this afternoon and through tomorrow into Friday.

Tide was high 0545 and will bottom out again at 1145. So, that means this afternoon’s surge will have the extra push of an incoming tide. Unfortunately as the swell pulses up, the wind is set to go around to the south and stay that way through to tomorrow afternoon.

I’ll be keeping an eye on proceedings, so check in later for a few pics (I hope!)

 

Lines up the beach for the hardy crew

The odd rideable little one turning up at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is currently centred over the Bight, with a low over the central Tasman Sea. Between these systems, a vigorous south to southwesterly airstream is affecting New South Wales waters, particularly southern and central parts. During the next day or two the high will shift east, and is forecast to be over southeast Australia by late Thursday. This is expected to bring an easing of winds during the latter part of the week, although hazardous surf conditions are likely to linger.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, turning southerly in the afternoon and reaching 35 knots offshore.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 4 June
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the morning, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Friday 5 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Cold start to first week of winter

Posted on June 2nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A balmy 11 C at 0730 on Tuesday morning. Wind was out of the west 10-15 kts and it was raining lightly at RealSurf HQ, so it felt even colder. Out at sea it was 1.2 metres at 5-6 seconds from the SSW – so, no sign of the expected swell just yet. However the models are still predicting a significant increase over the next 24 hours. As noted yesterday, the first evidence could be visible late this afternoon, but from tomorrow it should fill in and then last through Friday in one way or another.
I’ll try to update with a picture once the rain backs off. Go well everyone!

Absolutely flat at 0930

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is centred over the Bight today, while a low moves across the Tasman Sea. Between these systems, a vigorous west to southwesterly airstream is affecting New South Wales, increasing over southern and central waters today as a trough moves through. During the next couple of days the high is forecast to shift east, and should be over southeast Australia by late Thursday, promoting an easing of winds during the latter part of the week, although hazardous surf conditions are likely to linger.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.
Wednesday 3 June
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning, reaching 35 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 4 June
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Holding pattern day

Posted on June 1st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

According to the buoy data we have a little under a metre from the NE at 13 seconds, but I couldn’t see any obvious signs of 13 second energy at Dee Why. Wind was out of the north at around 10 kts as of 0730. As you can see from the picture, there’s nothing really showing this morning. A good day for other activities I’d say.
Looking at the models, it seems that the prospect of an energetic south pulse has improved overnight. The latest projections are saying that we could see the first sets tomorrow afternoon, then on Wednesday it should really start to fill in as it heads toward a peak in the 3-4 metre range from the south on Thursday. There should be more approachable and fun size stuff at south magnets on Friday morning if the models have it right.
Have a good Monday and maintain your distance, wash your hands and cough into your elbow.

 

No waves this morning


 
Weather Situation
A cold front is forecast to cross the state today, with northwesterly winds turning westerly later today in the wake of its passage. Winds will then turn strong south to southwesterly as the front reaches the Tasman Sea on Tuesday and deepens into a complex low pressure system offshore. While this low will head quickly eastwards during the mid-week, it is still expected to send large and powerful surf along the New South Wales coast from Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 2 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southerly 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 3 June
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Tiny Sunday morning

Posted on May 31st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Usual late Sunday start by yours truly. Not much happening surfwise this morning at Dee Why. The point is flat and the beach looks to be around the knee high mark on sets. Out at sea there’s only a metre of 6 second ENE wind bump showing at the buoy.  Wind at North Head was 8-13 kts  from the north as of 0900 under overcast skies. From the shape of the forecasts, we probably won’t be seeing any real improvement to surf prospects until maybe Tuesday afternoon when the Bureau and the models are seeing a south pulse filling in. Right now it looks as though we should have reasonable size south energy from there on to next weekend. With luck the wind will have a touch of west to it in the mornings.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

0900 tiny at Dee Why

 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast and southeastern Queensland, while a series of cold fronts approach from the west. The first of these fronts is forecast to slip across the south of the state this morning, before a second, stronger cold front moves across the state on Monday and early Tuesday. A low pressure system may form as the second front reaches the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, sending stronger winds and larger waves along the coast by mid-week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, tending northwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 1 June

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon before turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 2 June

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

 


Little waves around

Posted on May 30th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Out at sea the swell was just a touch over a metre at 6 seconds apart from the ESE as of 0600. Tide was heading to the low at 0830 and then will come back in to the high at 1445. Weather should be mostly sunny and reaching a high of 20. Water’s likely to be relatively clean away from the lagoon entrances. Beachwatch reports a  water temp of 20C.

As the pictures show, it was well attended along the Dee Why to Longy stretch and less so at Narrabeen. In both cases you’re looking at soft little knee to waist and a bit with a light westerly breeze keeping the surface nice and smooth.

Good day for all levels of surfer!

 

Busy at Longy lugga

Nice sky

No Mans peak

Long reef

Narrabeen stretch

South Narrabeen

Fog bank poking out to sea

Weather Situation
A broad high pressure system over southeast Australia is slowly drifting east to be centred over the Tasman Sea later today. A cold front is expected to skim across southern New South Wales early Sunday as the high weakens, before a second, stronger cold front moves across the state on Monday and Tuesday. The front may deepen into a low pressure system offshore later Tuesday then contract further east as a new high pressure system is forecast to move into the west during the mid week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 31 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Monday 1 June
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Back to small but still surfable

Posted on May 29th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A line of showers was hanging just offshore as Friday started but that should clear away as the day goes along. Swell’s clicked down another notch and as of 0700 was running about a metre from the east by ESE at around 9 seconds apart. That meant the point was back to near flat but that there were still thigh to waist and a bit little peaks along the beach just north from the club. Not a lot of push on them and many shutdowns, but with something skatey like a twinny or minimal, you could definitely have a moment of fun. Wind was coming from the WNW at 5-7 kts. First tide of the day was the low at 0730 and it’ll be back to high at 1340. Ocean temp is sitting on 20C and we should see a high of 19C later.
The Goat dropped his forecast right on schedule last night, so if you’re making surf plans, have a look.

Lefts and rights on offer at 0730

Weather Situation
A broad high pressure system lies over southeast Australia today, while a weak trough looks set to bring the odd shower to coastal areas through the day. The high will drift slowly east during the next day or two, to be centred over the Tasman Sea by Saturday. A cold front is expected to skim across southern New South Wales during Sunday as the high weakens, before a second, stronger cold front on Monday. This front is forecast to bring a gusty west to southwesterly changes to coastal areas. Behind this, a new high is forecast to move across from the west, bringing a return to generally benign conditions.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Saturday 30 May
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 31 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Smaller, cleaner and crowded

Posted on May 28th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell at sea is back down to 1.3 metres at 8-9 seconds from the SE this morning, but there were still chest plusses along the beach for the healthy crew who turned out for the dawn patrol. The point was less consistent and generally smaller, but it was getting the odd fun one. Conditions were smooth thanks to a light offshore breeze and skies are once again sunny. Low tide was a little after 0630 and it will be back to high around half past 12. Skies are set to stay sunny as we head to a high of 22C. Ocean is on 20C and the sunny conditions should knock down many of the pathogens in the surface layer of the inshore waters.
The Goat will be along later today with his usual look ahead for the surf week to come, so check in later. In the meantime, have yourself a good one.

Fun looking peak

Rights and lefts

Smaller at the point

Point set

Flock of birds upstage city

Weather Situation
Winds and waves along the New South Wales coast have eased with the low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea moving further away. A weak trough will skim the south today, bringing a weak southerly change along the southern half of the coast. In its wake, a high pressure system will gradually move over the state during Friday and Saturday. The next significant cold front is expected on Sunday and Monday, with winds generally increasing about the southern coast ahead of the front.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Friday 29 May
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 30 May
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Still some energy for Wednesday morning

Posted on May 27th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s dropped again as expected. Clearing(?) skies and 4-5kts of NW breeze early along with 2.6 m 9 second ESE residual swell as the day got started at a fairly busy Dee Why. Quality along the beach looks to be on the unpredictable side and kinda lumpy. Ocean is on 20C but unsurprisingly Beachwatch hoisted pollution likely warnings all up and down the beaches. I’d let the sun cook the surface water for a day or two before getting in. There can be 10 million viruses in a drop of seawater (most of them are harmless to humans though), and after a rain like we’ve had, they’re joined by lots of interesting bacteria from the run-off.
Hope to post a few more pics later, so check back…

Picking up one on the inside

Still the odd bomb set to catch the crowd out of position

Smaller than yesterday

Finding a peak moment

 
Weather Situation
Winds and waves along the New South Wales coast are slowly easing as the low pressure system over the Tasman Sea slowly moves east and weakens. Following this, a weak trough is expected to slip south of the state during Wednesday and Thursday without significant impact, before a high pressure system moves over the state by the end of the week. The next significant cold front is expected on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southerly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 28 May
Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Friday 29 May
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Another lumpy and stormy morning

Posted on May 26th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
1000 update
Stopped in Manly to grab a few pics between showers at North Steyne. Some meaty sections with the odd 2x overhead bomb to keep it interesting. A lot of work though, so you needed to be keen and fit because the makeable ones were hard to pick from the hopeless missions. There were waves over at the Bower as well, but the waits were long and size was in the chest plus range. The real energy was at North Steyne. Curly was a write-off and around at Dee Why there were a dozen in the water trying to jag the 1.5x overhead set waves but for some reason the tide, swell angle and period just weren’t working for the point. It was really lumpy and chaotic despite the abundant energy.

Still the odd bomb 0900

north Steyne

Swell is gradually fading. This morning saw 3.7 metres of 11 second energy from the SE, so down about a metre from yesterday. Wind was SW 10-15 kts with the odd gust and it was too rainy to take pictures from the crows nest. So a bit later for those. Ocean temp is sitting on 20C.
The wind is set to come around to the SE soon, so surface conditions aren’t likely to improve today. The models show swell energy fading out over the next 24-48 hours as we return to more typical conditions.
Have a good one and pictures to come…

Weather Situation
A deep and complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea brought vigorous south to southwesterly winds and large waves to much of the New South Wales coast during the past couple of days. This low is expected to linger offshore, gradually weakening and moving a little further north during Tuesday and Wednesday, before moving away to the east mid-week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southerly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 27 May
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 28 May
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.