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Pretty morning

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Still a few raindrops sparkling from among the gum leaves after last night’s rain. Skies were clearing and the wind coming lightly from the west as the morning got started. The wind is set to swing south this morning and then back to the easterly quarters by this afternoon. Swell was up slightly from yesterday to 1.3 m from the SE at 8 seconds apart. Tide was low at 0445 and will be back to a 1.6 m high at 1110. Should be a mild day too, with a high of 22.
As you can see from the pictures, there is a tiny bit more energy than yesterday, but it’s still too small to draw any interest at the Dee Why end of the beach. Spots with better exposure should be in the knee to waist high range but there’s no real prospect of an improvement until maybe late in the week. So, another morning for alternate forms of exercise.
Have a top old Monday and stay happy!

Faint line at the point at 0640

Hopeful in the water at No Mans but waves…?

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight with a ridge to the east is directing south to southeasterly winds along New South Wales coast. The high is moving east and will move over the Tasman Sea during Tuesday extending the ridge to the northwest establishing a northeast to northwesterly flow.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
20% chance of a shower early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Tuesday 24 October
Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 25 October
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots briefly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.


Quiet Sunday morning

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light westerly breeze under mostly cloudy skies as of 0730 Sunday morning at Dee Why. Yesterday’s little south pulse has faded away to pretty much nothing. Out at sea swell is about a metre from the SE at 7-8 sec, but along the beach and at the point in Dee Why, there didn’t appear to be any sign of a catchable wave. There could be ankle to knee high mal or SUP’able bumps at optimally aligned stretches, but that’s about it for us this morning.
Have to say that I’m not liking the look of the swell models this morning. They’re pretty much all showing flat to near flat to at least Thursday evening-Friday morning.
Wish it was otherwise everybody, but that’s surfin’ in Sydney springtime.
Keep on smiling and have a top old Sunday!

No sign of activity at No Mans

You could have the point to yourself this morning

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight with a ridge to the east is directing south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high is moving east and it will move over the Tasman Sea during Tuesday extending the ridge to the northwest and winds are expected to turn northeast to northwesterly.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 23 October
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Tuesday 24 October
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Junky and chunky but not flat

Posted on October 21st, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Slightly chilly and breezy under mostly cloudy skies around 0630 when I did the Saturday radio report check out run. Quality, as the pictures show, was not great. It was inconsistent, choppy and around the waist to chest high range on the biggest ones. There were a couple bods chasing lumps at Northy, but that was it from there south to Collaroy. Around at the Long Reef to Dee Why stretch there were a few hopefuls scattered along the beach and a small crew at the point. Again, the quality is not great and the swell looks pretty much as you’d expect when the forecast says it’s going to fade this morning. So, expect lulls and a challenge when you try to catch one.
According to the 0400 data from the MHL buoy off Sydney, it was close to 3 metres from the south with a period of 9 seconds – but I definitely wasn’t seeing anything remotely in the 3 metre range. Tide is running into a 1.7 m high at 1000.
Wind was out of the WSW early but it should go around to the south as the day goes along. At the same time the swell’s going to fade and right now the outlook for the rest of the week is less than inspiring. Basically it looks like being knee high at south magnets when the tide’s just right for the early part of the week. After that… not too exciting I’m afraid.
Ah well, it is spring.
Have a great Saturday!

Northy at 0630

Bodyboarder picks one up at the point 0640

Messy peaks near the Pole

Narrabeen looking less than spectacular at 0630

Shutdown at south Narra


Weather Situation
Southerly winds along the New South Wales coast are easing as a high pressure system south of the Bight strengthens a ridge to the east. The high will move over the Tasman Sea during Tuesday extending the ridge to the northwest and winds are expected to turn northeast to northwesterly.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.
Sunday 22 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 23 October
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.


Rainy morning at last

Posted on October 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Good to see the rainy weather at last. But no real energy showing at Dee Why as of 0715. Three hours earlier, the MHL buoy was showing 1.8 metres of 8-sec NE wind swell as the dominant influence. The directional spectrum plot was also showing similar levels of energy out of the south and the Bureau is calling for an increase in that component later today. Wind was lightly from the SW at picture taking time and tide was coming into a 1.66 m high at 0925. Unfortunately the wind is going ramp up from the south and get into the the 20-30 kt range  by midday. So, not a great prospect for surfing.

The Goat unveiled his forecast for the weekend last night and as always, I commend his wisdom to you.
Have a great Friday everyone!
 

Quiet this morning

Nup

Weather Situation

A trough and associated cold front is moving through the south coast of New South Wales. A vigorous southerly change associated with the frontal system should reach the central parts of the coast during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. fresh to strong northerly winds are expected to continue ahead of the front. Behind the front, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend before the high moves into the Tasman Sea in the early part of next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

More activity, but is it surfable?

Posted on October 19th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Wind was a light but steady northerly at 0700. It should swing around to the NE later and should be a strong 20-25 kts by dusk. The MHL spectrum analysis was showing both a small south component and two metres of 6-sec NE wind swell as of 0400. Tide was coming into the 0845 high when I grabbed the snaps around 0700. I couldn’t see anyone in the water at the point or up the beach toward No Mans. I imagine if you were really keen there’d be the odd knee to waist high bit of semi-catchable chop in that zone, but given the dominant NE direction, Curly might be a better choice, or possibly North Narra.
The Goat should be along with his outlook late today and as always I’ll be keen to see what he thinks about the prospects. My reading of the runes suggests we’re in for another quiet week surfwise, but we’ll see what the guy with half a century of experience thinks.
Looks like an otherwise nice day coming up, so keep the stoke alive and have a good one!

More activity than yesterday

No sign of significant energy at 0700


Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a trough and associated cold front approach New South Wales from the west. This pattern is bringing east to northeasterly winds to coastal parts, fresh to strong in many areas. A vigorous southerly change associated with the frontal system should reach the southern coast early Friday morning, continuing through central parts during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. Behind this, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 20 October
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Saturday 21 October
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.


Bumps but not a lot more

Posted on October 18th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light NNE wind lumping up the full conditions at 0730 when I grabbed the pictures. Tide was just running into a 1.6 m high at 0810. The MHL buoy’s 0400 data indicated 1.7 m of 9-second wind bump from the NE and as a consequence there wasn’t much going on at Dee Why. The point didn’t really seem to be an option and the beach break out in front of the club was struggling to get above knee high. Checking some of the local cams indicates that it’s maybe a touch bigger at NE spots, but not dramatically so. A nice morning for a paddle (water’s around the 19° mark), but not so much for surfing.
The wind is set to pick up into the strong range later, so for fans of sideshore, short-period wind junk may find something of interest toward dusk. But the quality setting will not be at the high end of the range.
Between now and the end of the week the models point to a mixed bag surfwise. Tomorrow is likely to be similar to today and Friday should be windy again from the north at first, going southerly during the morning as some short period south stuff follows it in later. Oh, and there’s an 80% chance of rain too.
Have a great day one and all!

Maybe you could get something on a SUP at the point. around 0730 Maybe.

Nothing much at No Mans

Rider jags a bump at Kiddies 0730

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea with a ridge to the west is directing east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast which will continue today as the high moves further east. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast Thursday night then extending to the north coast during Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 19 October
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 20 October
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.


Weak and tiny Tuesday morning

Posted on October 17th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another tiny morning for Dee Why. According to the 0400 observations from MHL, there was 1 metre of 12 sec east swell out at sea. Dee Why’s not much of an east magnet, so there wasn’t much above ankle to knee high at the southern end of the beach. There should be slightly more around at Curly and maybe up at Northy as the tide drops from the 1.5 m high at 0725. It’ll be low again at 1330.
Wind was light from the NW when I grabbed the pics but should get around to the NE by midday. The models are a bit all over the place this morning, but the most optimistic are saying Friday afternoon-Saturday morning
Outlook is for the NE energy levels to increase along with the afternoon NE wind in the afternoons – so a summery pattern. And that means the usual north corners strategy comes into play. The models are a bit all over the place, but it looks as though late Thursday might be fun at NE spots (knee to chest) and small but just surfable on Saturday morning at south spots (though onshore from the south).
Keep on smilin’ and have a great day!

Too small for the point at 0710

Keep moving north, nothing at No Mans

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea with a ridge to the west is directing easterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend east to northeasterly today and on Wednesday as the high moves further east maintaining the ridge to the northwest. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast Thursday night then extending to the north coast during Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.
Wednesday 18 October
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 19 October
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Little bumps on a sunny morning

Posted on October 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A faint NE breeze was giving the ocean a little texture at 0715. Not the ideal wind direction for Dee Why, but since there is no swell to speak of, it’s all theoretical anyway. The most interesting thing on the MNL buoy this morning isn’t the odd read out for Sydney (SE 1.2 m at 15-sec), but the data from way up north at Byron where they’re seeing 3 metres of 9-sec SSE wind swell. But don’t feel too jealous because Cape Byron is seeing 20-30 kts of east wind with it.
The Bureau’s forecast and the models are aligned as to our prospects for the next few days. The good news is that it looks like we should see a gradual but very slight, very gradual movement upward in average wave heights which may, toward the end of the week get us into the waist to chest plus range by Friday. Between now and then though most models are projecting flat to very marginal conditions at Dee Why.
Enjoy your sunny Monday and stay stoked!

No sign of a line at No Mans as of 0715

Slightly more activity than yesterday am, but still not surfable at the point


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea, in combination with a low pressure trough off the southern coast of Queensland, is directing east to southeasterly winds over most New South Wales waters. Winds will gradually shift east to northeasterly during the next few days as the high strengthens and the trough loses influence. The next southerly change is expected over southern and central waters on Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 17 October
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Wednesday 18 October
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Spring conditions

Posted on October 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The pictures tell the story surfers. Mostly cloudy skies with a steady 8-10 kts of SE wind chopping up the surface of a swell-free ocean. The MHL buoy was showing 1.3 m of 10-sec SSE swell, but there’s no hint of energy at Dee Why, however you might get a little mal-able dribble up toward Longy. A quick check of the local cams showed ankle to knee high at spots with optimal exposure. An easy day to give it a pass I’d say.
The Bureau’s modelling (and others too) is offering a little more hope for the coming week. On current reckoning we could see a gradual increase in energy levels from the NE from around midwekk onward. It’s not shaping to be amazing, but waist to chest high at NE magnets by Thr-Fri doesn’t seem wildly optimistic.
Have a great Sunday everyone and keep on smilin’!

No surfin’ this morning at
DY

Choppy sea with no waves

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea and a low pressure trough off the far south coast of Queensland is generating east to southeasterly winds over most New South Wales waters. Winds will gradually will shift east to northeasterly during the next few days as the high strengthens and the trough slowly moves northwards.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the day.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 16 October
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 17 October
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Windy, grey and tiny Saturday morning

Posted on October 14th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks like surfing is off the agenda this morning – unless you’ve got a kite rig or a sailboard. Not only was there a blustery 15-25 kts of SE wind ripping it to bits, but the south corners weren’t a prospect either thanks to only 1.5 m of 5-6 sec south wind bump. And there’s no serious hope for an improvement today according to the Bureau whose modelling shows a gradual decrease in wave heights over the day.
Surf options are not good for tomorrow either and, in fact, for most of the coming work week. If they’re right, we could be waiting until Thursday-Friday or so before we see anything interesting.
Here’s hoping the forecasts are unduly bleak, but then again, it is spring, so there is that…
Have a top old Saturday everyone!

Unappetizing Dee Why at 0645

Point unsurfable

Swimming if you were really keen I guess

Not happening on the Collaroy to Narrabeen stretch

Looks like the right gear for a windy morning

No dice at Northy


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge to the far south coast, while a trough lies over southern Queensland waters. These systems are generating south to southeasterly winds, which will shift east to northeasterly early next week as the high drifts eastwards and strengthens over the central Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Sunday 15 October
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Monday 16 October
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


 

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