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Clean with waves early

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Mostly grey skies with the odd sprinkle at 0700 for Dee Why. Swell perked overnight and there were sets into the chest plus range. The MHL buoy was showing 2.5 metres of 10 sec SSE swell and wind was light from the westerly quarters. We had a 1.6 metre high tide at 0615 and it’s now heading to the low just before 1300. Showers should decrease this morning and by the afternoon we could have sunny breaks. Wind should come around to the south soon.

Gotta run, so have yourself a great Friday one and all!

Set at the point about 0715

DY beach producing the odd set too

Fun size for the early risers

Weather Situation
A low pressure system in the central Tasman Sea extends a trough to Queensland coast, while a high pressure system lies to the south of Tasmania. Southerly winds to the south of the trough will gradually turn southeast to northeasterly over the coming days as the low and high move further east and the high extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday 25 March
Winds
Southerly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 26 March
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Where’s that south swell?

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The MHL buoy was picking up 2 metres of south swell at 0600. But there was nothing of real interest along the beaches because the average period was around the 7 second mark. Not that it matters much but wind was around 10-15 kts from the SSW. Tide was high at 0520 and is now dropping to the low at noon.
My morning run-around took in Dee Why and the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretches and the word is that you’re not missing a thing. The swell energy level is very low so when there is a wave, it’s gutless dribble. Size ranged from knee to waist and a bit at the better peaks. Wind was light inshore at 0800 when I grabbed the pics.
The Goat should be along with a forecast later, so I’ll be interested to see what he thinks of the prospects. If I don’t miss my guess, it could be fun here and there by the weekend…
Have a great Thursday one and all!

South Narra lumps

Keen person jags a little runner up at Northy

Bobbling along in the white water at Kiddies, 0800

Sort of a wave at No Mans about 0800

Unappetizing scene at Dee Why 0800

Weather Situation
A deepening trough of low pressure lies over western New South Wales and extends to the southwestern Tasman Sea where it links to a low pressure system. This is expected to bring a southerly change to the northern coast today as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system moves across Tasmania and over the southern Tasman Sea. This high will extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast over the weekend, steadily turning winds southeast to northeasterly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Friday 24 March
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 25 March
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.


If you don’t mind a grovel there are options

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another grey old morning in Sydney with dribbly bumps for the keen. Wind was light from the north a little before 0800 when I grabbed the pics. It should pick up from the NE later and the wind sell should stay east at about a metre at 8-9 seconds. Next tide is a low at 1000.

The current conditions, more or less, look likely to persist until Thursday when the Bureau tells us we can expect to see a south change which ought to bump up the wave heights a bit. Unfortunately the models show the wind staying onshore from the SSE through Friday, before swinging around to the ENE for the weekend. The long range models are showing a similar pattern of marginal mostly onshore conditions well into next week.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

Moment of vertical face at Dee Why beach about 0800

Slow left at DY beach

Long Reef producing the odd tiny ripple for the keen

No dice for the point

Collaroy-Narrabeen very small

The odd knee plus at the north end of the beach

No takers at south Narrabeen

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the northwest directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A cold front is expected to bring a southerly change along the south coast later on Wednesday, extending to Sydney Waters Thursday morning before weakening on the north coast in the evening.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers inshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 22 March
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 23 March
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


You could surf this morning – if you’re keen

Posted on March 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

This morning sees marginal but not flat conditions at protected stretches. There’s about a metre of 8-sec east wind swell out at sea and the wind is lightly NE under mainly cloudy skies. The Collaroy to Narrabeen stretch looked pretty junky but it was showing chest plus wave faces on sets. When I checked it a little before 0800 I could see only one person in the water along the southern stretch and catching waves looked like hard work. Around the corner at Long Reef there were lots more folks in the water. They were riding mostly longer boards to cope with the gutlessness.Tide hits low at 0850 and will be back to high at 1445.
Surf outlook is for wave energy levels to further decrease across the day and to trend steadily toward near flatness across the week ahead. The showery weather is set to continue too.
Hope to be proven wrong of course!
(Your slightly jetlagged correspondent has returned to the RealSurf wheelhouse after two long months away. Huge thanks to the Goat and Michael M. for keeping the local content conning while I was sending postcards.)
Have a good one!

Working with what there is at Longy a little before 0800

Shutty-downy dribble at Longy this morning

Well, at least it’s not blown out.

The only person between Long Reef and Northy for the early

Wind starting to chew up the little wind swell about 0740

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will direct northeasterly winds over New South Wales Waters for the first half of the week. A trough approaching from the west is likely to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Wednesday and to the north coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 21 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 22 March
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Full and tiny at Dee Why this morning

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.

0630 tiny lines showing at Dee Why

Hello Friends,

A light north breeze, clear skies and some knee and a bit high bumps coming into the south end of Dee Why at 0630. According to the latest data from the MHL buoy, there’s about a metre of 7-sec SE wind bump out at sea. Tide’s coming into the 1.7m high at noon, but even at 0630 it looked pretty fat and full for the small number of folks bobbing hopefully about at Kiddies. I reckon they’re looking at knee to maybe waist on the biggest ones.
From the shape of this morning’s modelling, surf conditions don’t look like changing too dramatically across the coming week. The more optimistic predictions have the short period wind bump building a little by Friday ahead of a change to southerlies. Saturday and Sunday could see head plus with sideshores at optimal locations. But right now it doesn’t look like the wind’ll back off enough for anything like clean conditions.
If those same models are right about your correspondent’s prospects, there should be clean, long period waist to chest plus lines winding along the points of southern California next weekend. Expect postcards!
Have a great Monday one and all.

Weather Situation
Southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn north to northeasterly during Monday as a high pressure system over the Tasman Sea strengthens a ridge along the coast. The next south to southeasterly change is expected to develop on Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 17 January
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
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Wednesday 18 January
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Bumpy SE with little waves

Posted on January 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.
dy point

Big enough to make the point marginal

dy beach

The odd possible wave at Kiddies at 0730


Hello Friends,
Light but steady 6-7 kt ESE breeze and a bumpy knee to waist-ish plus waves at Kiddies and possibly at the point as we headed toward the 1.9m high tide at 1115.
The Bureau tells us we can expect a break from the hot weather today and that we could see a bump up in the swell energy during the morning.
The MHL buoys started picking up an increase in both swell height and average period last night and as of 0500 the Sydney buoy was showing 1.9 metres of 10-sec SSE swell.
This morning’s swell modelling isn’t entirely uniform across the various prediction sites. Some are showing the swell fading back this afternoon (in line with the Bureau’s call) and then being small to near flat for the working week, but others project the current size to maintain through Monday. The long range predictions are currently showing some manner of south wind, south swell event for next weekend. At this stage it looks like potentially getting into the head high rangebut with a fair amount of south to SE wind Sat-Mon.
I’ll be keeping an eye on it for you from the other side of the planet from Wednesday onward…
Have yourself a great Sunday!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough off the New South Wales far north coast is deepening with a small low possibly developing within it Sunday morning. South to southeasterly winds will turn north to northeasterly during Monday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge along the coast and the trough weakens. The next south to southeasterly change is expected to develop along the south and central coasts on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 16 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 17 January
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
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower


Grey skies and minimal wave activity

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.
dy point and beach

0630 SUP rider falls off the back of a tiny bump at Kiddies

dy beach

Nothing in the way of waves at 0630

Hello Friends,
Heavy overcast and a steady 8-9 kts of NNE wind with only the faintest hint of wave energy at 0630 Friday morning. The 0500 data from the MHL buoy was showing a touch over a metre of 7-sec SE wind bump just offshore of Sydney.
As the pictures show, what this means is that you’re looking at ankle to maybe knee high on the bigger ones. So, if you really just have to get in the water for a dose of natural energy, take your biggest and floatiest wave tool – and a zen like attitude. To the extent it matters, your next tide is a high at 0940.
Although it was heavily overcast and a comparatively mild 24 as I was tapping out the report, the Bureau tells us we’re going to 35 later. Unfortunately the Bureau’s calling for the already weak conditions to fade even more as the day goes along.
And the outlook for the week ahead? Well, the ever reliable Goat issued his weekend and beyond forecast last night.
Go well with your Friday and stay cool!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system currently off the New South Wales coast will move quickly east today causing coastal winds to turn back to the north. A trough approaching from the west will move up the New South Wales coast on the weekend, bringing a south to southeasterly change to the southern and central coastal waters on Saturday and to most of the north coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 14 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.
Sunday 15 January
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Smooth little tiny waves early

Posted on January 12th, 2017 in Dee Why.
dy beach

A couple hopefuls near the pole at 0700

Hello Friends,
Mostly cloudy skies and only 3-4 kts of south breeze as of 0730 along the beaches of Sydney at 0730 Thursday morning. A reasonably vigorous south change broke the heat yesterday evening, but it faded overnight and the forecast says we can expect the wind to go around to the east while the little uptick in swell fades. At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 metres from the south at 7 and a bit seconds apart. There were a couple of punters in the water up toward the pole when I took this morning’s snaps and a little line came through down toward Kiddies, but no waves were caught while I watched. From the look of it and given the numbers, I’d say you’d be doing well to find a knee high dribbler on the incoming tide (high’s just before 0900).
The Goat’s forecast should appear later today, so I’ll be keen to see if he’s seeing anything interesting or hopeful for the coming week…
And speaking of the coming week, your correspondent will be filing my morning briefs from the other side of the planet for awhile as it’s my turn to help out with my elderly mother (many a fellow boomer will be able to relate I’m sure). BTW, if you could contribute the odd eyeball report while I’m away, drop me a line – all you need is a cam phone to grab a snap with.
Have a great Thursday everyone!

dy point and beach

Set wave at Kiddies looks like there might occasionally be something…

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure on the Mid North Coast associated with a cold front crossing the Tasman Sea is expected to continue moving north today bringing a southerly change which will reach the Queensland border during the afternoon. A high will move to the the western Tasman Sea in the wake of the trough with winds turning back to the north on Friday. Another trough is expected to reach the far south coast late Friday, before extending slowly northwards on Saturday, reaching the Hunter coast in the evening.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 13 January
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then turning northerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 14 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Hot one ahead but no waves

Posted on January 11th, 2017 in Dee Why.
dy point and beach

Nothing going on at Dee Why as of 0615

Hello Friends,
The Bureau tells us it’ll get to 38 in Sydney today. There was a faint westerly wafting off across the shore, but there’s less than a metre of 6-sec east wind bump out at sea. At Dee Why that means barely a hint of whitewater along the rocks at the point and tiny ankle to calf-high lines at the beach. Tide was headed into the high at 0800 as I wrote this, and that wasn’t helping either. If you can find anything approximating a wave this morning, my hat’s off to you.
This morning’s swell modelling generally points toward another 48-72 hours of barely there dribble. Then, if they’re right, they’re predicting a switch to south wind and 10+ second 1.5-2 metre south swell. Probably not the greatest conditions, but at least flatness shouldn’t be an issue.
Stay cool and go well with your Wednesday!

dy beach

Up the beach from Dee Why, no sign of a wave

sydney skyline

Murky looking Sydney skyline

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northwest directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north and central coasts while a low pressure trough brings southeast to northeasterly winds along the south coast. South to southeasterly winds are expected to extend along the entire coast during Wednesday and Thursday as the trough moves north in response to a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre in the middle of the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
Thursday 12 January
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Friday 13 January
Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Grey, smooth and micro

Posted on January 10th, 2017 in Dee Why.

dy point

Looking like yesterday, ie very tiny to flat


Hello Friends,
Have something else to do today? Good. The wave situation is dire at Dee Why. I couldn’t see anything above the knee high mark- if that. Tide was high at 0705, so that didn’t help, but the real problem is the less than a metre of 6 sec east wind bump out at sea.
Outlook is for the very small to just barely catchable conditions to persist through Saturday. Some of the swell models are showing a moderate south pulse for Sunday-Monday. Those same models are also predicting SE wind with it, so I’m currently only cautiously optimistic.
Have yourself a top old Tuesday everyone and keep on smilin’!

dy beach

Not a hint of a line near the pole

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northwest and is directing north to northeasterly winds across northern and central New South Wales waters. A low pressure trough across central and southern Australia and extending across southern coastal waters is generating southeasterly winds along the south coast. As this trough shifts north during Tuesday afternoon it will bring a temporary southerly change along the southern and central coast before a stronger southerly change is anticipated along the coast on Wednesday and Thursday associated with a cold front slipping south of the state.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and becoming northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers, mostly in the morning.
Wednesday 11 January
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon.
Thursday 12 January
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


 

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