Posts in Dee Why

No surfin’ Sunday

Posted on August 18th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Nothing happening at the Dee Why end of the beach this morning. If you want a wave, maybe look up toward Longy or pop around to Curly where you could probably get a groveller or two. Wind is due to go around to the NE, so that may not help.

A change is headed our way, but it doesn’t look like changing the prospects of a wave. This morning’s model updates are showing flatness again tomorrow but then maybe a little uptick Tue-Wed before we cop some 3-4 metre south swell Thursday morning – but with a lot of wind. Friday the models tell us should still be big but the wind could be lighter and offshore. Saturday currently looks as though it could be pretty fun as the swell fades out.

Have a great Sunday!

All quiet at the point as of 0840

Tiny wave with no takers at Kiddies

 

Weather Situation

A cold front will sweep across southeast Australia today and into Monday. In its wake a slow moving high pressure system will move across the Bight bringing a strong west to southwesterly flow across the south of the state.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 19 August

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots before dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Sunny day.

Tuesday 20 August

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

A few sets left in the tank this morning

Posted on August 14th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Sets at the point and along the beach were still in the shoulder plus range at around 0700 this morning. Once again, the point was busy but the beach had few takers – evidence that the lack of decent banks continues. Wind was out of the west at 10-12 kts which made the 13C air temp feel sharper. Skies were clear and tide was coming into a 1.3m high at 0740 (it’ll be back to low at 1315).

Outlook is for waist to chest high waves and benign wind conditions to last all day. Tomorrow the predictions are all in agreement – it’ll be smaller but (hopefully) still in the surfable range. Beyond that the prospects are looking less than exciting. So might be a plan to get in today if the schedule permits.

Have a great day everyone!

Ok size but shutting down along the beach

Set rolls into the point a little after 0700

Up the beach, a little line


 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving steadily across the south of the state and will become established over the Tasman Sea by Wednesday night. It will be the dominant influence on the weather for the rest of the week. A cold front is expected to bring a south to southwesterly change along the southern half of the coast on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 15 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 16 August

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday morning cold and clean waves

Posted on August 13th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another cold and sunny morning with nice swell along the beaches. There were around 30 people in the water at the point by the time I checked it for the first time around 0730. Even with a consistent swell as this one looks to be, 30 folks is probably too many. Much of the problem comes down to the beach not having many peaks to offer surfers alternative choices. Maybe the last few days of activity will improve things…

Wind looks like being benign all day as it stays out of the westerly quarters. Tide was high at 0700 and is now dropping to the low 1230. The MHL buoy for Sydney is still out of action, but it looks as though swell at sea will be around the two metre mark from the SSE-SE at 11-12 seconds.  That extra touch of east is helping it wrap around the point I’d say. Beachwatch says ocean is 17C.

The models show swell energy fading out pretty rapidly across the day, but with luck we should have a few scraps in the waist high range tomorrow morning. Beyond that it appears that we’re potentially in for a week or so of really small to flat conditions.

So get out there and find a wave if you can!

 

 

The point at 0720

Typical set

Possibilities along the beach?

Another set arrives

Weather Situation

Fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds are affecting the far south only this morning as a high pressure ridge extends across the north. Light winds will then prevail for most of the coast from Wednesday onwards as the large high associated with the ridge moves slowly across the region.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 14 August

Winds
South to southwesterly below 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 15 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

A few pictures from this morning

Posted on August 12th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Took the board and camera down for a closer look at the point before the wind got into it. 30 people in the water and already bumpy conditions put me off the idea of adding myself to the crowd, so I took a few snaps until the southerly arrived and really knocked it on the head…


Cold and windy with swell

Posted on August 12th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

It looked to be in the chest to shoulder plus range at Dee Why when I first checked it around 0800. Sets looked to be reasonably frequent too. The beach still seems to be mostly offering shutdowns. Wind was out of the west at 14-18 kts and air temp was about 14C, so if you’re in the 17C water, you’re actually a bit warmer than if you were just standing in your wetty watching from the beach. The MHL buoy for Sydney is offline at the moment, but looking at the data north and south of it, we can infer that swell at sea is probably a couple metres and coming from the south at about 11 seconds apart.

The Bureau informs us that the wind will swing around to the south later and that the swell should roll along at the current intensity – more or less – through to Wednesday morning-ish. Wind should be SW tomorrow and light and variable Wednesday. Thereafter the models are pointing to small to flat right into next week. So, sounds like the plan is to hit it in the next three days if you can.

Have a top old Monday everyone!

Ok size but shutting down in the beachy

Set arrives at the point

 

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure associated with a complex low pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea is brushing the coast, bringing strong south to southwesterly winds across the coast. The winds should ease from this afternoon as a high pressure system over the Bight slowly drifts east. Winds will become light over the coming days as the high pressure system crosses the state during the midweek period.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, easing to southerly 15 to 25 knots by the late morning, tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 13 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 14 August

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

 


Skip it

Posted on August 9th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looking flat as a tack this morning. The MHL data is showing nothing over a metre from its buoys dotted up and down the coast of NSW. As the picture shows, there was no hint of activity at Dee Why.

And the outlook? Well, it’s Friday morning, so there’s a nice fresh forecast from the mighty Goat awaiting your inspection…

Have a fine old Friday!

 

Nothin’ doin’ 0700

Weather Situation

A series of cold fronts are expected to maintain vigorous westerly winds until later in the weekend, when a low pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea and winds then tend southwesterly. The slow movement of this low pressure system is likely to develop large waves later on the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 10 August

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Sunday 11 August

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Micro early

Posted on August 8th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Clear skies as Thursday got started. Wind was out of the WNW at 12-20 kts as we approached low tide at 0805 (it’s back to high at 1440). Had to drop the spouse at the B-line stop, so checked the beach on the way home. The only vaguely surfable waves I saw were near the Lagoon entrance at Long Reef. There were three guys bobbing around waiting for knee to waist high bumps to wobble in. As the pictures show, it was pretty much flat north and south of there.

The Goat will be along later with his thoughts on the outlook, so I’ll confine myself to observing that the models are still showing flatness through to late in the weekend ahead of a potentially interesting south pulse.

Have a great Thursday!

Longy little shutdown

Poles to Point – zippo

Looking for brekkie

Wave of the day at the lugga 0740

Weather Situation

A series of cold fronts are expected to maintain vigorous westerly winds until later on the weekend, when a low pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea and winds then tend southwesterly. The slow movement of this low pressure system looks set to develop large waves later on the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Friday 9 August

Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 10 August

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

On the fade but a few waves for the early

Posted on August 7th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another sunny morning and we still had a few waves for the early session at Dee Why. Once again the point is more busy than usual because the banks aren’t coping with the long ground swell lines. Sets looked to be less frequent than yesterday at this time. Size was in the waist on the average sets to shoulder high on the biggest ones. The MHL buoy was showing 1.25 metres from 158° at close to 14 seconds apart. Wind was coming from the NW at 6-7 kts early. It should pick up a bit as the morning goes along, but the forecast says it’ll be light and variable by midday. Tide was low at 0715 and will be back to a 1.5 m high at 1340.

Swell is predicted to fade slowly across the day, so getting in earlier rather than later is definitely the plan. The next few days currently look like being very small to flat, but around about Sunday we could have a fresh straight south pulse. If that happens, the front half of next week should see more fun conditions at south magnets…

Have a great Wednesday!

Typical set around 0700

Chest plus on the bigger ones

Occasional wall inside

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly drifting east. Northerly winds are expected today ahead of a cold front which is forecast to bring a vigorous westerly change during Thursday. After this, a series of cold fronts are expected to maintain a vigorous westerly flow until the weekend when a low pressure system moves over the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Northerly winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 8 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 9 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Another morning of clean waves

Posted on August 6th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

This morning sees the swell still firing at Dee Why. The biggest sets are into the head plus range and it looked pretty consistent too.  It’ll want to be because the crowd is at weekend intensity again. Wind was light and offshore for the early, and it should stay out of the westerly quarters all day. Swell has dropped a bit over the last 24 hours and as of 0600 was a touch under the 2 metre mark according to the MHL buoy data, but the 13 seconds apart and coming from 160° which means sets are wrapping around the point a bit better than yesterday.  Tide was low at 0620 and is currently coming into the 1.55 high at 1240. Air temp should warm up to 21 as it stays sunny through the daylight hours. Water is on 18C.

Outlook is for the swell to fade across the day and be into the knee to waist high range by tomorrow. Beyond that the models are saying we should expect tiny to flat through Saturday but then we should get another influx of juicy south swell that could last into mid next week. So, not a bad outlook!

Have a great day and check back later to see if I got any more pictures.

Another set wraps into the point at 0700

Lines up the beach too

The point looked consistent

The point

Mid size set arrives

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly drifting east, whilst a trough off the south coast that brought a weak southerly wind change in the south is weakening. Winds will become northwesterly in most areas by Wednesday then increase ahead of the next cold front, which is forecast to bring a vigorous westerly change during Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots about midday, then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 7 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots, tending north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 8 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending westerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening

Waves this morning

Posted on August 4th, 2019 in Dee Why.

 

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