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Rough old southerly morning

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Grey skies, occasional showers and 14-23 kts of southerly wind raking the beaches this morning. As the pictures show, there are waves, but they’re rough and you’d want to be very keen to make the effort. Set wave faces looked to be in the chest to shoulder high range along the beach and more waist to chest at the point. Out as sea the swell was 2.6 metres from the SSW (190°) at 12 seconds. Water’s still on 24C.
Tomorrow should see the wind back off a little – and the swell fade too as it stays straight south.
This morning’s models are generally predicting another dead south pulse for Saturday. It’s looking like being significantly juicier though. If the high end of predictions happens, we could see 3+ metres of 14 second power along with light south wind Saturday, then backing off a touch on Sunday with offshores for the early session.
Interesting prospects anyway.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone!

Waist high groveller at the point

Stormy looking up the beach


Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge along the coast, and looks to remain the dominant feature in the region through much of the week. On Friday, a cold front may reinforce southerly winds as it crosses the southern Tasman Sea, stretching up the coast by the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 4 March
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 5 March
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Small to tiny, slow and bumpy

Posted on March 2nd, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Sunny Tuesday morning with a light SSW breeze early. Surf conditions at Dee Why looked to be in the knee to waist high range. Out at sea the buoys were seeing 1.8 metres of 9-second straight south swell. Tide is coming off the low and headed toward a 1.8 metre high at 1125. Ocean temp is up to 24C according to Beachwatch.
Wind is set to come up from the south at 15-20 kts, which will further limit surfing options.
It looks as though it’ll be southerly again tomorrow, but Thursday might be fun at south spots as the wind tails off and swell hangs in there.
Go well!

Weak and tiny

Weather Situation
A vigorous southerly change, associated with a deepening low pressure system over the Tasman Sea, is moving through the northern half of the coast and towards the northern border today. After this, a high south of the Bight is forecast to extend a ridge along the coast, and looks set to remain the dominant feature in the region through much of the week. On Friday, a cold front may reinforce southerly winds as it crosses the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 3 March
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 4 March
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Knee high Monday morning

Posted on March 1st, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Cloud was lurking off to the north and south, but the beaches were sunny and the wind was light NW. Unfortunately the wave situation was looking uninspiring. There were long waits for (maybe) knee high sets at Dee Why. Tide was coming into the 1.89 high at 1040. Swell at sea was 0.8 m and coming from 118° at 10 seconds apart.
We’re heading to a 33C high ahead of a cool gusty south change this evening and Beachwatch reports water is sitting on 23C.
Outlook is for a couple of day of southerly conditions with 2+ metres of south swell. There might be a possibility for a somewhat breezy Wednesday morning session and something smaller but smoother on Thursday. Prospects for the weekend currently seem to be more hopeful – particularly Sunday morning, when the wind call is light and swell could be out of the south in the waist to chest high range at magnets.
Have a great Monday!

Beach peak

Long wait for sets like this one at south Curly

Weather Situation
A vigorous southerly change associated with a deepening low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will affect the southern half of the coast today, continuing to the northern border on Tuesday. A high south of the Bight is forecast to extend a ridge along the coast in the wake of the southerly change, and looks set to remain the dominant feature in the region through much of the coming week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. A late gusty southerly change 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.

Tuesday 2 March
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 3 March
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Too tiny to be serious

Posted on February 28th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A hazy, foggy morning along the beaches that reminds me of an early summer morning in southern California. And the utter lack of swell is also reminiscent of that coastline in that season. As the picture shows, DY SLSC was conducting activities in the benign conditions, but I couldn’t see anyone out for a surf. Looking at the buoy data, there was a metre and a bit of 11 second bump coming from 153°, so in theory there ought to be the occasional waist high wave at the magnets. Wind was coming lightly from the south at 6-10 kts.
There’s not much in the swell models for us today, nor across the coming week, although that said, at least one prediction model is showing a short-period bump from the south on Tuesday and then a longer period but smaller south swell following next day. So I’m going to pin my hopes on the most optimistic prediction, because why not?
Have yourself a top old Sunday everyone!

SLSC activities underway at 0830


 
Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure on the northern New South Wales coast will decay this morning, although a second trough is forecast to bring a weak southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast later today. A stronger southerly change is expected to affect most areas later Monday or Tuesday, with a high pressure ridge extending along the coast in its wake.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northerly about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 1 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending southerly late in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 2 March
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Sunny skies return

Posted on February 26th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Beautiful end of summer morning out there. Dee Why was seeing clean looking knee to waist high waves, but there wasn’t anything happening at the point. Wind was out of the SW at 6-8 kts and tide was coming into the deep 1.8 m high at 0830. Weather should be partly cloudy as we get to a high of 26. Wind is due to go southerly this morning, so it’s now or never for most spots. Swell at sea is a metre from the east at 8.5 seconds.
Outlook you ask? Ah, well, the Mighty Goat has examined the entrails and pronounced.
Have a great Friday one and all!

Point not doing anything, but little waves on the beach

Tiny and pretty at south Curly

Bodysurfer jags one

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure across the Tasman Sea extends northeast to northwest winds across central and northern New South Wales waters. A trough and southerly change will continue progressing along southern and central parts of the coast this morning, extending to the northeast coast later today.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 27 February
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 28 February
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Waves for Thursday morning

Posted on February 25th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A light N wind texturing up the corners by 0730, and a deepish 1.74m high tide at 0745 was adding a significant fullness factor. Swell at sea was 2.3 metres mainly from the ESE at 8.5 seconds. At Dee Why the combo was delivering chest to shoulder plus sets along the beach and maybe a touch smaller at the point. Quality looked okay for now, but maybe as the tide runs out we’ll see a little improvement in energy levels. That said, the south corners are going to chop up as the N-NE wind starts come up into the 20-25 kt range. Water is a balmy 23C, but yesterday’s Beachwatch was showing ‘pollution possible’ at most beaches south from Newport.
As always, I’m looking forward to seeing the wisdom of the Goat concerning our prospects for the coming week, so be sure to check back later.

Fun looking size at the point 0715

Bit of a peak up the beach from Kiddies

Mid-Steyne 0815

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a ridge across Victoria extends is pushing east to southeast winds across most New South Wales waters. A surface trough should drift westwards across southern and central waters today, ahead of a firming of northeasterly winds across all coastal waters Thursday morning as a high moves eastwards across the Tasman Sea. The next trough and southerly change are expected to affect southern and central parts of the coast from Thursday afternoon, extending to the northeast coast during Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending northeasterly during the evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 26 February
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, shifting southerly in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre developing offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 27 February
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre in the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Grey skies and glassy little bumps

Posted on February 24th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light wind and on again off again rainy skies overhead as Wednesday started. Wind was coming lightly from the SW and swell at sea was 1.8 metres from 160° at 9 seconds, but the high tide at 0700 was enforcing fat and full conditions along the beaches. Yesterday’s head high sets at the magnets have disappeared. And right now, I’m not seeing anything terribly encouraging in the swell models. It doesn’t look like going flat at least, but it could struggle to get much above waist high. Here’s hoping the Goat spies something I’ve missed when he casts the runes tomorrow…
Have a great Wednesday!

Pretty clouds this morning

Sunny break at glassy Manly

Mid-Steyne set

Fun size sets at Manly

Spectacular skies and glassy

Caught behind at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a ridge across Victoria extends is pushing east to southeast winds across most New South Wales waters. A surface trough should drift westwards across southern and central waters today, ahead of a firming of northeasterly winds across all coastal waters Thursday morning as a high moves eastwards across the Tasman Sea. The next trough and southerly change are expected to affect southern and central parts of the coast from Thursday afternoon, extending to the northeast coast during Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting northeasterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 February
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 26 February
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Lumpy and smooth on Sunday morning

Posted on February 21st, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell is down slightly from yesterday, but still coming from the east at 1.6 metres with a period of 9-10 seconds. Wind before 0900 was out of the SSW at about 4-5 kts. As the pictures show, there were a fair number of people in the water at the point and along the beach. From where people are sitting, I’d expect sets to be in the shoulder high range, but that said, it may be quite a wait between sets. Quality looked to be ok, but nothing amazing. If Sunday’s your window of opportunity, I’d go for a look.

Tide is dropping to the 0.7 m low tide at 1100. It was spitty when I grabbed the pics and we could see anywhere from 5-15mm of rain as we head to a high of 28C.  Water is on 23C according to Beachwatch. Water quality could be suss near the lagoon exits, particularly when the tide’s around low.

Tomorrow is looking kind of interesting. Swell’s expected to get into the 2-3 metre range from the east and the wind should be S-SW and light for the early session. Here’s hoping!

Lot of waiting around  at the point

Lumpy peak up the beach

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies off the northern New South Wales coast, with a low pressure embedded within it that is forecast to deepen later today. This allows for south to southeasterly winds to strengthen through northern and central parts with strong winds and large waves possible for today and Monday. The southern parts remain northeasterly due to a high that is pulling away and tend southerly from Monday and strengthen to strong winds.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 22 February
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
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.

Tuesday 23 February
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.


Waves on Wednesday

Posted on February 17th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A steady 8-13 kt ESE wind was delivering lumpy, bumpy surface conditions from early. Swell at sea was 2 metres at 8 seconds from 103°, which is in line with the predictions for swell. Set wave faces were in the head to overhead range on the bigger ones. Next tide is a high at 1245. We’re headed to a high of 26C.

Shutdowns order of the day along the beach

Overhead on bombs at the point

Weather Situation
A broad trough of low pressure lies off the northern New South Wales coast while a high sits to the east of Tasmania. This pattern is producing fresh southeasterly winds along much of the coast. East to southeasterly winds will tend east to northeasterly later in the week as the high slowly drifts east across the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 18 February
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 19 February
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Scrappy southerly conditions

Posted on February 16th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

After rain overnight, Tuesday started out with a bit of sunshine. Wind was out of the ESE at 10-15 kt so, as you can see from the pics, surface conditions were very choppy. Still, it looked to be rideable and out at sea the swell was 2 metres at 9-10 seconds from 135° (SE). Set wave faces looked to be in the shoulder high range. Tide is currently running into the 1.5m high at midday.
The SE wind should pick up into the 15-20kt range – so it’s really only going to get messier – but the waves should actually pick up a little as we get a little kick from the east, which should be the dominant influence tomorrow.
We’re stuck in an onshore wind trend until Friday morning when there could be good fun size and relatively clean conditions for the early at spots that like east energy.
Go well everybody and keep the mask handy for indoors!

Blowy old morning


Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure lies off the northern New South Wales coast while a high sits to the southeast of Tasmania. This pattern is producing fresh to strong southeasterly winds along much of the coast. Winds will remain east to southeasterly throughout the remainder of the week as the high slowly drifts over the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 17 February
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 18 February
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending east to northeasterly in the evening, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.