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Posted on June 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful – but waveless – morning for the Northern Beaches.

Outlook hasn’t really improved this morning. It still looks like being flat to maybe knee high on the bombs for the next week according to both the Wavewatch and ECM models. The very long range predictions show a slight hope for a south bump mid to late next week, but the models are also showing heaps of south wind with it.

As mentioned earlier, I’ll be in California postcard mode by this weekend, and from a quick scan of the surf prospects, it doesn’t look like the wave situation there will be much better than here. Of course it’s summer, so there is that.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday everyone!

Nice morning, no waves though

 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the next few days. On Wednesday winds will shift north to northwesterly, freshening in the south, ahead of the next cold front. This front will cause winds to shift west to southwesterly during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 13 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Zippo for Monday morning

Posted on June 10th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

No surfing happening at Dee Why this morning. There appear to be little bumps elsewhere at better exposures such as Curly, but don’t get your hopes much above the knee high mark.

According to the models, our region is in for micro to flat conditions across the next week. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing nothing for the next few days, but Wavewatch holds out a slim hope for catchable bumps at south magnets on Friday and Saturday.

Your correspondent is readying for another trip to the northern hemisphere for family reasons (my mum has Alzheimers), so expect more postcards from Cali…

Go well with your QB Monday hol!

Like a lake at No Mans Monday morning

Good morning to take the SUP for a spin 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning, becoming variable below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunny skies Sunday and maybe a little wave too

Posted on June 9th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s lost another 30cm overnight and was sitting on a metre at 12 seconds from the SE-SSE (152°). The long period meant clean lines in the waist high range along the beach and at the point. Wind was a light westerly as of 0930 (it should pick up a bit but basically stay offshore most places). Tide hit low at 0720 and is now filling into a moderate 1l.4m high at 1330. Water temp is a nice but disturbing 22C and water quality is good.

From the look of the models, this morning could be just about it as both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing flat to near flat through the rest of the week.

Get a few if you can and have a great day!

Lines of promise 0930

Caught one 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 10 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Another cold morning but sunny with waves

Posted on June 6th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Messed up and posted this in the late afternoon… sorry early risers! Here’s a link to a few pictures I took down at the point right around high tide.

Around 20 keen types braving the icy wind to chase shoulder high sets at the point and along the beach before 0800 this morning. The 0600 data from the MHL buoy shows the swell has dropped quite a bit, but is still 2.6 metres from the SE (158°) at 9 seconds. At report writing time a little before 0800, the wind was 10-12 kts from the west. Ocean is 21C according to Beachwatch, who also report that water is suss from Collaroy to Freshwater, and pollution is likely from Queensie to the Bower. Tide is coming into a moderate 1.43 metre high at 1030.

The wind is expected to pick up this morning as it swings to the S-SW at 15-20 kts and then late in the afternoon goes to the south.

The Goat will be along later with his thoughts on the outlook for the week ahead, but from my quick scan of the models, I’m expecting advice along the lines of ‘get in if you can, because it’s gonna get smaller pretty soon’.

Go well with your plans for the day and check back later for news from the Goat…

Nice looking section inside

Heaps of people chasing shoulder plus sets

Another set arrives

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over the Bight and a strong cold front over the southern Tasman Sea are generating fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales Coast. Winds will gradually ease and tend south to southeasterly as the front moves away and the high drifts across Victoria. During Saturday the high pressure centre will shift to the Tasman Sea with winds tending northerly along the south coast, and easterly in the north.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
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.

Friday 7 June

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 8 June

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Fading rapidly

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Dropped a bit faster than I’d hoped (having passed on the weekend crowds and big, lumpy conditions), sometimes you should take the bird in hand. This morning at Dee Why saw a small group of hopefuls at the point waiting for the infrequent rideable bumps. I watched for quite awhile and they didn’t get anything, so unless you love surfing next to the rocks, the beachies may be a better option for size. Can’t really tell from my vantage point if there’s been any change to the banks north of Dee Why, but the stretch to about No Mans looked pretty straight, albeit shoulder high on the bombs.

Wind lightly offshore under broken high cloud. The MHL 0600 data showed 1.8 metres of 10-second energy from 156° (S-SSE), which is down by more than a metre since this time yesterday. Beachwatch says the water’s 21C and the morning high tide is 1.5 metres at 0800. It drops a metre to the low at 1345. We’re going to a high of 19 with a possible shower in the cards as well.

Tomorrow promises to be a rather different story. There’s a 100% chance of rain – possibly 30-50 mm – and it’ll be 20-30 kts from the south. Swell is set to be completely nutty. First, a rapidly increasing southerly component is expected to fill in during the morning and at its peak be into the 4-6 metre range, plus there’s set to be a metre of east which will go SE at 1-2 metres in the afternoon. So, probably limited to no safe surf prospects for Tuesday…

The southerly will still be going pretty hard Wednesday morning, but both wind and swell will be on the fade. There may be some options in the corners, particularly in the afternoon. But we’ll see.

Thursday currently looks like be the best option for the coming week according to the models. If the more hopeful predictions are right, it could be sunny with offshores and fun size SSE-SE swell. Friday could see another burst of southerly wind and swell and rain, so maybe not the day to circle on your calendar. With luck next weekend turns out okay…

Have a top old Monday everyone!

 

Set arrives but doesn’t get caught

Shutdown imitating an A-frame for 0.1 second

from the BoM

Weather Situation

A front that crossed the state late yesterday will deepen into a low pressure system today near the southern half of the coast. Vigorous southerly winds and heavy surf will develop along southern parts of the coast later today and extend northwards during Tuesday in response to the low.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 4 June

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 45 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers and 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.

Wednesday 5 June

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

20 pics from this morning at Longy and Dee Why

Posted on June 2nd, 2019 in Dee Why.

Went shooting for an hour or so and got a few to share…
Jump to the gallery page here.


Another no surf morning

Posted on May 29th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks flat as a tack this morning. Plus there was 10-12 kts of NW wind from early. The wind will pick up as the day goes along, which insures continued flatness thanks to the swell being a mere 0.6 metre SSE at 10 seconds.

Okay, that’s the bad news.

The good news is that we should see swell from tomorrow and, on current reckoning, it ought to last through the weekend. The big catch is that the wind will be very strong, although offshore.

So clear the decks and let’s see how things look on Thursday.

 

Weather Situation

A front moving through New South Wales today is generating vigorous winds along southern and central parts of the coast. Winds tend south to southwesterly and gradually ease from Thursday as a strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge towards eastern New South Wales and becomes the dominant weather feature for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 30 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 31 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Surf on tap this morning

Posted on May 28th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another chilly start to the day, but as anticipated, the waves have arrived. The 2.5 metre 10-sec SSE (156°) swell is producing shoulder to head plus faces on the sets at the north end of the Dee Why to Longy stretch. It’s more in the waist to chest plus range at the south end. And less consistent too. Swell is somewhat jumbled at the north end, and very straight from south of the lugga.

Tide is dropping to the 0.6m low at 0950. Weather should be sunny with a high of 19C. Water is a summery 23C(!)

Special extra report from the B1:

“Collaroy flat but sunny, 2 out.

Long Reef smalll and straight.

Dee Why calm and restful”

Outlook is for the swell to fade out to near flat for a couple of days, but there could be something in the surfable range by Friday morning – ahead of a stiff south change by the middle of the day. Swell looks like being fun size from Saturday into mid next week, so here’s hoping the blasting wind gets a little SW at some point…

Have a great Tuesday!

Very straight in the corner this morning

Lugga not super clean but definitely some rideable ones

Lugga

The bombies

Setty and inconsistent at the point 0730 

Weather Situation

A short lived ridge of high pressure extends across New South Wales today from a high centre near Perth before a cold front sweeps through the state on Wednesday with strong westerly winds. Winds will shift south to southwesterly and gradually ease during the later part of the week as a strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge toward the eastern New South Wales and becomes the dominant weather feature.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening, reaching up to 30 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 29 May

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 30 May

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Cool breeze, sunny skies and no waves for Monday morning

Posted on May 27th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

No real surprises this morning. The dire flatness of the last few days continues and that means fresh opportunities to pursue activities other than surfing.

While there isn’t anything this morning, the models and the Bureau are saying we should see a very brief south pulse tomorrow morning. It looks as though it’ll be pretty straight south and the period may not be enough to really produce much more than knee to maybe waist on sets at magnet spots. All the models show energy levels subsiding again overnight into Wednesday morning.  It then looks like being micro to tiny until about Saturday when the next south event arrives. Unfortunately right now it looks as though next weekend’s wave energy will come with heaps of south and ESE wind. It could be mid-next week before the wind situation improves.

Have a great day and a great week!

Glowing but waveless Dee Why on Monday morning

Up the beach, nothing. 

Weather Situation

A series of cold fronts crossing the state will maintain strong westerly airflow over the the coastal waters until midweek. Winds will shift to south to southwesterly and gradually ease during the later part of the week as a strong high pressure system over the Bight, with its associated ridge extending toward the eastern New South Wales, becomes the dominant weather feature.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots about midday, reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 28 May

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 29 May

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Dee Why imitates a billiard table

Posted on May 26th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Whatcha got on today? Not surfing if you live in Sydney, that’s for sure.

Hard to see how it could get any tinier than it was this morning at Dee Why.  Although the MHL buoy was detecting 0.8 m of 15-second swell from 156° as of 0500, there wasn’t so much as a hint of a line when I took the picture 3 hours later.

From the look of the ECM and Wavewatch models, we’re in for more of the same tomorrow, but come Tuesday south magnets could start to perk up into the waist plus range. It looks as though it’ll be a brief pulse, fading through the day and being pretty much gone by Wednesday.  The next prospect looks to be at the weekend when the models are showing a longer lasting and bigger south arriving from as early as Friday. The downside is that the wind could be pretty strong and south.

You may not need to pull on the steamer either as Beachwatch was measuring 23C water this morning. Good but not good, if you know what I mean.

Go well with your Sunday!

Not a ripple for Sunday morning

Weather Situation

A ridge extending to the northern New South Wales coast from a high near New Zealand will bring moderate to fresh north to northwest winds to the central and southern Waters today. These winds will strengthen today ahead of a cold front that moves through late Sunday and Monday, bringing fresh southwest winds.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 27 May

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots becoming westerly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the late morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 28 May

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

 

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