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Waves for Wednesday morning

Posted on August 12th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

After blustery conditions yesterday, the wind’s backed off this morning and the swell, while smaller, is still in the interesting range. Tide was low at 0755 and will be back to high at 1435. Wind is coming lightly from the north just before 0800 and the Bureau says it’ll pick up into the 15-20 kt range. Once that happens, the south corners, such as Dee Why will likely see surfer populations drop with the increasing chop. Swell at sea is around the 2 metre mark at 8-11 seconds from the ESE. Ocean is still on 17C and despite the rain, is rated as pretty clean up and down the Northern Beaches coastline.
Swell should decline steadily across the day, be pretty small tomorrow and probably pretty close to flat by Friday.
Go well with your day and mask up for the shops and other enclosed public spaces – as NZ shows, the virus isn’t going away any time soon.

Point doing its thing at 0730

Plausible left

Up the beach

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over eastern New South Wales will shift to the Tasman Sea today, with northerly winds freshening in most coastal areas before a trough brings a brief westerly change overnight. A weak pressure pattern in the region should see winds becoming generally light later Thursday, turning northerly again on Friday as a cold front approaches from the west. This font is forecast to bring a more significant change to southern and central parts of the coast Friday evening, and northern parts on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 13 August
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 14 August
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.


Big this morning

Posted on August 11th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Chilly and cloudy but the wind backed off overnight so surface conditions were reasonably smooth. There might have been one or two in the water near the point this morning, but sets looked to be at the upper limit of surfable. Out for a closer look, for more pics and words later…

Empty mauler at the point

If you could get out the back…

Weather Situation
A low pressure system off the northern New South Wales coast is currently generating vigorous southerly winds and large seas. The low will weaken and move steadily away to the east today, with conditions easing as a high pressure ridge becomes dominant over the state’s east. This high is expected to move to the the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, with coastal winds shifting northerly before a trough brings a brief westerly change to most coastal areas on Thursday. A more significant change looks set to arrive on the weekend.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1.5 metres.
Weather
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 12 August
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the morning, and reaching 20 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Thursday 13 August
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny


Too stormy

Posted on August 10th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

An easy day to give it a pass. Grey skies, gale force wind and heaving seas are not a recipe for fun. Tomorrow morning’s not looking any better, but maybe by late afternoon the wind will have backed off enough for the keen. Energy levels are predicted to tail off pretty quickly, so we might get a few fun ones Wednesday morning before it goes marginal on us for the remainder of the week.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure is anchoring about the central part of the coast, and looks set to move north as a low pressure system embedded within the trough moves toward the northern coast. The system is currently bringing strong to gale-force winds and large waves to the central and southern parts of the coast, and these conditions are forecast to extend to the northern coast as the system moves north. Conditions should gradually ease from early Tuesday as a high pressure ridge moves over the state. A front is then expected to enter the state on Wednesday, then slips to the south on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
South to southeasterly 25 to 35 knots, tending southerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 11 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
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.

Wednesday 12 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday morning waves happening

Posted on August 9th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

What a weekend for Sydney surfers. Again we have fun size waist to head high waves at Dee Why on a brilliant sunny morning. The focus seems to be more along the beach than at the point, but both were well attended when I checked a little before 0900. Wind was out of the WNW at 9-11 kts and out at sea, the buoy data showed 2.3 metres of 7-10 sec swell from the ESE (126°). Tide is coming into the high at noon, when it may have clouded over and be getting ready to rain. Wind should pick up and go south west soon as we head toward peaks speeds into the 25-30 kt range as the rain arrives. The swell’s due to ramp up as well, so timing will be all…

There’s a gale warning for tomorrow when were set to get lashing rain, howling SE wind and a peak in the swell energy. Not looking the best prospect for a surf, but perhaps by Tuesday afternoon, conditions will settle into something more approachable.

Go well, stay safe and mask up in enclosed public spaces.

Busy at the point

Bomb peak

Weather Situation
A trough lying near the southern or the central part of the coast, with a series of lows embedded within the trough making landfall, is bringing increased winds and waves to the southern half of the coast today. These conditions look set to extend to the northern parts of the coast on Monday as the trough and the lows move north along the coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day, increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the late afternoon, then turning northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 10 August
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots before dawn, then becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 3 to 4 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. 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 11 August
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy


Glassy start

Posted on August 8th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Definitely waves around this morning. And pretty clean too. As the pictures indicate, faces on the bigger ones were solidly shoulder to head high. They had a slowish look, but I don’t think there’ll be many complaints on that score. Consistency seemed on the long-waitish side. Wind early was a light westerly and out at sea the waverider buoy was seeing SSE swell at 2 metres at 10-11 seconds. Tide was coming in to the 1.38m high at 1120.
Should be waves all day with favorable wind direction too. Lot of cloud about, so the prediction of more showers is definitely plausible.

Lugga peak

Kiddies and the point

Lugga

Less than appetizing Longy bombies

South of Surfrider Gardens

Peaky situation at Narrabeen

Weather Situation
A trough lying near the coast, extending from a low over inland New South Wales, is forecast to deepen and form a low pressure system near the southern coast later this afternoon or evening. This low looks likely to linger throughout the weekend, bringing increased winds and waves to southern waters. These conditions look set to extend to central and northern parts of the coast on Monday, as the low centre moves north along the coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 9 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Monday 10 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% 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.


Really small Thursday morning

Posted on August 6th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Another icy (in Sydney terms) start to a beautiful sunny day in Sydney. Air temp at RealSurf HQ was around the 7C mark which the brisk WNW breeze was making it feel closer to half that. Surface conditions looked super clean down at Dee Why but there were no signs of an expected midday pulse into the 2-3 m range from the south. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
Tide was low at 0405 and is currently coming into the 1.38m high at 1007. We’re looking at a high of 15C and Beachwatch reports water temp continues to be 17C.
Check back later for the latest from the Goat, and have a great day.

Shutting down on the sand at 0700

Set waves just catchable at 0700

Cockies on the move

Weather Situation
Strong west to southwesterly winds will gradually ease today and then turn northeasterly on Friday as a high pressure ridge moves overhead and a low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea moves further away to the east. Meanwhile, a broad low pressure system is forecast to gradually move across New South Wales on Friday, reaching the Tasman Sea later on Saturday, causing winds to strengthen along the southern half of the coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the middle of the day.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 7 August
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.
Saturday 8 August
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.


Cold start with tiny lines

Posted on August 5th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Brrr. 7C at RealSurf HQ at 0700. A brisk SW’ly was making it feel closer to 4C. Should warm up to 17 C and stay sunny all day. There were a few folk in the 17C water at the point but I didn’t see anyone along the beach. Size looked to be in the waist high range and surface conditions were super smooth thanks to the offshores. The waverider buoy data indicated 1.5 m of east swell at 10-11 seconds apart. Given those numbers, I’d guess there will be better aligned stretches where sets are probably above the waist high mark. Tide hits high at 0930 and will be low again at 1500.
Tomorrow will be sunny and a bit colder. From Friday onward the Bureau says it’ll be basically pouring. The Bureau says 20-30mm Friday, 8-30mm Saturday and 15-30mm Sunday before backing off to 6-15mm on Monday. So, get those outdoor activities taken care of now and tomorrow.
It’ll be interesting to see the Goat’s take tomorrow afternoon. From this morning’s ECM and Wavewatch models, energy levels should come up a bit and maybe pulse into the 3m range on Monday…
Take care and mask up when you’re inside with others!

Dee Why

Hardy crew at the point

Weather Situation
Strengthening west to southwesterly winds will affect the coastal waters today in a association with a cold front that recently crossed southern New South Wales. These winds will ease during Thursday as a high pressure ridge moves across the region. Following this, winds are forecast to slowly turn northeasterly by Friday, as a broad low pressure system approaches New South Wales from the west. This low is expected to cross the coast and move over the Tasman Sea by the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 6 August
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
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.
Friday 7 August
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.


Tuesday sunny morning with waves at Dee Why

Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Fun looking little waves at Dee Why this morning at both the point and along the beach. It’s around the waist to chest high mark on the sets, which makes sense given that the swell’s only a touch over the metre mark from the ESE at 10-11 seconds. Wind was 5-10 kts from the NW down at North Head as of 0730. It’s expected to kick up into the 15-20 kt range from the NW though. Tide’s high at 0850 and then back to low at 1425. Weather should be sunny, with a high of 22C. Water is still on 17C. Waves should stick around at about the current intensity all day.
Tomorrow looks like being a windy one, albeit offshore. The models show the swell coming up a little and the weather staying sunny. Thursday should be sunny in the morning with more westerly wind and swell hanging in there. Friday currently looks like being very rainy with south swell lighting up the usual locations.
Stay well and pack the mask if you’re going to the shops or other public interior spaces.

Set at the beach

Set at the point

Moonset

Nice lunar halo yesterday evening

Weather Situation
Northwesterly winds are expected to shift west to southwesterly during today and Wednesday as a cold front crosses the region. Winds along the southern waters may strengthen as a complex low pressure system, associated with the cold front, moves to the east of Tasmania. Following this, winds will slowly turn northeasterly by Friday, as the front and its associated low move towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 5 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 6 August
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Dial it down Dee Why

Posted on August 3rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

It’s slipped down another notch overnight at Dee Why and this morning sees mostly ankle to knee high bumps. Surface conditions are smooth under largely sunny skies. Swell at sea is around the metre mark at 7 seconds from the east. That being the case, there might be a slightly bigger wave to be had at the spots that like east swell. But there’s not a lot in the tank energywise, so be happy if you score something into the waist plus range. Tide hits high at 0810 and is back to low at 1440. Should be sunny today with a high of 20C.

From the shape of the models, we should have a little something to surf all week, in fact it may even get into the overhead range at south magnets as we come up to the weekend.

Have a top old Monday and stay safe.


Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea, generating northerly winds today while a cold front approaches from the south. This cold front will bring a west to southwesterly change during Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds along the southern waters may strengthen as a complex low pressure system, associated with the cold front, moves to the east of Tasmania. Following this, winds will slowly turn northeasterly by Friday, as the front and its associated low move towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 4 August
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 5 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


Surfable Sunday

Posted on August 2nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Perfect Sunday morning for a lazy little surf at Dee Why under blue skies and light winds. It looked to be a wait between sets, particularly along the beach. Set wave faces appeared to be into the chest plus range. The waverider data says we had 1.4 metres of 9-10 sec of swell from the south and the east. Tide hit high at 0730 and is currently dropping the low at 1255. We should see a high of 19 today and the wind should stay out of the westerly quarters until then. Water temp is 17C.
Outlook is for swell to weaken a little today and tomorrow will probably a bit smaller but right now it appears that we could have a week of small to small and a bit surf (ie not going flat). The latest Wavewatch projection is showing another south pulse from around Thursday… so, that’s nice.
Go well, maintain distance, wash your hands, mask when you go to the shops; the virus hasn’t gone away (17 new cases in NSW as of 31 July).

dy surfing
dy surfing
dy surfing
dy surfing
dy surfing

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies near the New South Wales coast today. As this system moves east on Monday, winds will turn north to northwesterly. The next cold front is expected to bring a southwesterly change during Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds along the southern waters may strengthen from late Tuesday as a complex low pressure system associated with the cold front moves to the east of Tasmania.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly this morning then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 3 August
Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 4 August
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.