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Looking good Dee Why

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Sunny skies at last and as foretold, we still have swell this morning. The point looks to be in the head plus range on sets and it’s a similar size up the beach. Surface conditions were clean and wind was lightly offshore. The MHL buoy was detecting 1.7 metres of 9.5 sec SSE (162°) as of 0600. The good news is that it should stick around at about that intensity all day. Tide is on the way to a 0.5 low at 0950. It’ll be back to a 1.6m high at 1615.
I sure hope the more optimistic models have it right about the front half of next week just quietly…
Have a great Friday one and get out there if you can!

Lots of folks on it this morning at the point

Up the beach it’s all happening

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over New South Wales will remain near stationary for the coming days, directing light to moderate southeast to southwesterly winds along the coast. On Saturday a front will slip to the south, freshening southwesterly winds along the southern half of the coast later on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 23 June

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 24 June

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Smaller but surfable

Posted on June 21st, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Gloomy grey skies and the odd shower as Thursday got underway along the beaches. Swell energy levels have cogged down significantly since yesterday, but conditions are generally much cleaner too. People at the point and along the beach were getting waist to maybe shoulder high set waves when I checked for the first time at 0745.
At report writing time the wind was 6-7 kts from the WSW. Tide was dropping to a 0.47 m low at 0900. The 1.5 m high happens at 1520. Beachwatch ways the water should be much better today.
MHL’s Sydney buoy was showing 2.3 metres of 10-sec SSE (156°) swell. Beachwatch says water temp is 19C.
Outlook you ask? Well the Goat’s your man!
Go well with your day and keep on smilin’!

Set at Non Mans 0745

Set at Kiddies

Set at the point 0745

Up and riding

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea with a ridge to the north is directing southwest to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly about 10 knots in the afternoon then east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 22 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 23 June

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Rough and messy morning

Posted on June 20th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

15-20 kts of SSE wind ripping it to shreds this morning at Dee Why. As the pictures show, conditions are far from flat, but there’s definitely some swell. The MHL buoy was seeing 3.7 m of 10-second SSE (156°) swell under almost as much chop. The at times heavy rain last night resulted in Sydney water notifying Surfrider Foundation that partially treated discharge from Warriewood STP occured at 1945 yesterday evening and that flows were receiving wet water treatment. Beachwatch has hoisted the Pollution-likely warning for most of Sydney beaches. Given the woeful surf quality along with the prospect of encountering unsavoury microbes, makes it an easy day to advise taking a pass.

Tomorrow the Bureau tells us the wind will be S-SE again as the swell starts to fade back. Friday morning looks a more hopeful prospect as the wind decreases in intensity (but stays out of the easterly quarters). And it looks from the models as though surfable conditions should prevail through Sunday.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Typical wave at 0700

Bomb set fills in about 0715

Not a pretty picture up the beach

Weather Situation

A low pressure system near New Zealand with a trough to the northwest is slowly moving east and weakening and a high pressure system is moving towards Tasmania. As the high pressure system becomes the dominant feature over the next few days, winds over the waters will gradually ease.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 21 June

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 22 June

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Blowy old Monday

Posted on June 18th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
20-25 kts of WSW wind meant surface conditions were pretty clean at Dee Why. Unfortunately the swell is
only 7 seconds apart, so although it’s 2 metres or so out at sea and coming from the south, the wind is holding it offshore. Eden buoy was picking up 3 metres of dead south swell this morning and the Bureau tells us we can expect the energy to get here by this evening. The wind is going to belt along at 30-40 kts from the w to sw, and there’s a high likelihood of rain, but given the forecast, I reckon there could be some surfable stuff in the protected corners soon. I’ll keep an eye on it and if possible will update.
Tide was low at 0610 and will be back to a 1.45 m high at 1220.
Outlook is for the wind to be straight south by tomorrow and to stay that way through to Thursday. The models have the swell peaking tonight and then gradually decreasing across the coming week. The good news – apart from the wind – is that waves should stay in the surfable range into the weekend.
Have yourself a good Monday everyone!

Clean in the south corners, but not much energy

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system in the southern Tasman Sea will slowly move east over the coming days. A south to southwesterly change will move up the coast from the south and strengthen on Monday. By the middle of the week, winds are expected to ease as the low moves closer to New Zealand. A high centred south of the Bight will move to the southern Tasman Sea on Tuesday and persist for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending south to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
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.
Tuesday 19 June
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% 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.
Wednesday 20 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Utter flatness for Sunday

Posted on June 17th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another day to find some non-surfing activity to keep yourself fit. Ocean was flat to the horizon thanks to 5-10 kts of NW wind and 0.7 m of 11-sec south bump. Pretty good conditions for whale spotting though. It didn’t take me long to see a splash about 5 km offshore but, even with the 600 mm lens on my D750, it was only just visible in the picture posted below…

As you can see from the forecast below, Huey is going to throw the switch to gales and showers tomorrow. Swell will build from the south across the day and is set to be in the 2-4 m range by the time the sun is setting. The blasting southerlies and big swell will continue into Tuesday before fading back on Wednesday. With any luck we’ll have more favourable wind settings and some swell for Thursday-Friday.

Have yourself a fine old Sunday everyone!

SUP riders hunting for ripples just north of Kiddies at 0800

If you look closely you’ll see the splash of a whale heading north this morning off Sydney

Weather Situation
A series of cold fronts are crossing southeastern Australia as a low pressure system slowly moves to the south of Tasmania and establishes itself in the Tasman Sea. A south to southwesterly change will move up the coast from the south and strengthen on Monday as the low moves into the Tasman Sea. By the middle of the week, winds are expected to ease as the low moves closer to New Zealand.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Monday 18 June
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southerly 30 to 35 knots early in the morning.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Tuesday 19 June
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times.


Flattish Friday

Posted on June 15th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
8-10 kts of NNW wind blowing out across a wine dark sea under largely cloudless skies as the sun came over the horizon and our Friday got underway. Out at sea MHL’s Sydney buoy was bobbing listlessly on a 9 second period 0.8 m SSE (158°) wind swell. Not that it mattered much, but tide was coming into a 1.52 m high at 0925. It’ll be back to a 0.43 m low at 1505. As the forecast below notes, the wind’ll pick up and go more westerly in the afternoon. But the swell will persist in its indolence.
So what’s ahead for us? Well, as he has for nigh on two decades, the Goat has cogitated on the prospects and produced his weekly outlook for our edification and planning.
Have yourself a great Friday one and all!

Dee Why in the winter sunshine

Is that a line…? Probably not

Weather Situation
A series of cold fronts are moving across the state today and the next few days, resulting in fresh west to northwesterly winds. Winds will tend south to southwesterly over the weekend as a low pressure system moves into the southern Tasman Sea and a high moves across the Bight.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 16 June
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 17 June
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Just about zippo at Dee Why

Posted on June 14th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

It’s about the same size as yesterday morning, so if you found anything then, the plan is to check the same spot again. The MHL buoy was seeing a metre of 11-sec bump from the SSE (166°). Skies were largely clear and wind was 7-9 kts from the NW at North Head as of 0710. Water’s around 20° and the first tide of the daylight hours is a 1.48 m high at 0830. Low is 0.22 m at 1400.
The Goat should be along later today to offer his wisdom, so I’m keen to see what he thinks about the coming week. ECM is showing solid south for us from late Monday – unfortunately it looks like being accompanied by very strong winds.
Have yourself a great Thursday and check back this afternoon for the Goat’s call!

Tiny line at the point 0700

Faint lines at No Mans 0655

Weather Situation
A series of cold fronts will move across the state over the next several days, resulting in fresh west to northwesterly winds, before tending west to southwesterly at the end of the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 15 June
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 16 June
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Where’d the waves go?

Posted on June 13th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Rest day coming up for Dee Why from the look of things this morning.Swell at sea was coming from 134° at 1 metre with an 8 second period. As the pictures show, it was too small for the point to work and looked to be nearly flat along the beach as well as of 0700. So tide, wind, etc of no particular significance from surf perspective.
Outlook on most of the models this morning is for flat to really small between now and Tue-Wed of next week when both ECM and Wavewatch projections show a brief south pulse that starts out with strong south wind and fades as the wind drops off over the next couple of days. It’s far enough out though, that we can’t exactly count on it happening exactly as the models currently show.
Have yourself a top old Wednesday, get up to some good and keep on smilin’!

Zippo up the beach

Local gets starts the day looking for breakfast

Bomb set at the point, but not big enough to catch

Weather Situation
A series of cold fronts will move across the state over the coming week, resulting in persistent fresh west to northwesterly winds.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 14 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 15 June
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Clean, consistent and pumping

Posted on June 12th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Lots of lines piling into Dee Why this morning. Skies were partly cloudy and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of 10-sec SSE swell. Tide is dropping to a 0.4 m low at 1235 and the Bureau says we can expect the 5-7 kts of NNW wind to get a touch more north as the morning goes along. Sets at the point look to be in the chest high range with the odd head plus bomb in the mix. Up the beach it looks a bit bigger. Beachwatch says the ocean is still 20oC and water quality is good.

The outlook is for the swell energy to gradually decrease across today and to fade away to marginal at best as we get to the end of the week. And right now, Saturday’s forecast is basically for flatness. But Sunday could be a very different story if the Wavewatch model has it right. And Monday could be crazier again. (4 m+) The ECM model says it goes nuts from Tuesday…  Interesting outlook anyway.

Have a great day one and check back later because I’m going for a look at conditions soon and if I see anything interesting, I’ll post a gallery.

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving east across the southern Tasman Sea as a low lingers over the central Tasman Sea, generating southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn west to northwesterly from late today, and will persist for the coming days as a series of cold fronts move across the Bass Strait.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during this afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 13 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 14 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Surprise we have waves

Posted on June 11th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell ramped yesterday and this morning sees 2.5 metres of 7-8 second south swell lighting up the point and the beach with chest to shoulder high sets – and the odd bigger bomb.

As of 0830 North Head was seeing 8-13 kts of WSW wind. It’s set to go around to the south soon, so those who got in early will have had the best of it. Tide is currently dropping to a 0.3 m low around 1115 and it will be back to a 1.7 m high just after dark.

Right now it looks as though this could be the peak for the week, but with luck there’ll still be a few fun ones left in the hopper for tomorrow morning’s early sesh.

Have a great holiday Monday everyone!

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving east across the southern Tasman Sea as a low lingers over the central Tasman Sea, generating southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn west to northwesterly from late tomorrow, and will persist for the coming days, as a series of cold fronts move across the Bass Strait.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 12 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Port Stephens by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 13 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

 

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