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Big wind on the way and little waves early

Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
In big rush this morning, so here are some pictures of the offshore and tiny conditions at Dee Why-Longy. Basically it’s knee high on the sets at the north end and ankle to knee at Dee Why. We’re in for a windy day and gradually increasing energy from the south. But I reckon waves won’t be much until maybe late. Tomorrow should be interesting though…
Have a great Friday!

Plumes

Dead flat at the point

Little ones at Longy end 0730

Weather – Mostly sunny.
Winds – W 35 to 55 km/h.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 18oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Southerly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.76 metres at 17:20

Low tide – 0.46 metres at 10:45

Weather Situation
Vigorous west to southwesterly winds today will shift south to southwesterly during Saturday as a low pressure system moves eastward across the southern Tasman Sea. Winds will begin to ease on Sunday as the low moves further east and a high pressure system approaches from the west.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 19 August
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 35 knots turning southerly in the late morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the day.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in 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.
Sunday 20 August
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Another lay day folks

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends
Another day of rest for surfing interests in Sydney. Conditions at most beaches bear a strong resemblance to a lake shore. So, no surfing for us today.
The Goat should be along with a forecast later, so I’ll leave it to him to fill out the details for the week ahead… but just quietly I reckon we’re in for an interesting weekend!
Go well with your day everyone.

WRL cam showing the lake that is the ocean at south Narrabeen

Tiniest of tiny lines at Dee Why as of 0730

Weather Situation
A vigorous westerly flow over the waters will gradually become south to southwesterly by the end of the week as a cold front moves north over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure moves over the state from the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly 20 to 25 knots 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 during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 18 August
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning southwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.
Saturday 19 August
Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 35 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.


Strong wind, weak swell

Posted on August 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

20-25kts of WNW wind whipping off the beaches and out to sea where it’s sending white horses to the horizon.
As the pictures show there’s essentially no surf at Dee Why or Longy. And from the forecast, it’s set to stay that way until dark. The Bureau says there could be a little south pulse tomorrow, but the swell models aren’t seeing it – but this weekend is a different deal altogether. The consensus seems to be that overnight Friday a significant south pulse (3+ m @ 10-11 sec) will begin to fill in. Wind call is favourable too, so it could be quite the weekend for waves.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Wind blowing it flat at Longy

Wow! Surfer gets 2 sec ride at Kiddies

Pretty sky this morning

Hello Friends,

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a cold front approaches from the west. This pattern is generating increasing north to northwesterly winds, with a vigorous westerly change to affect most waters today as the front moves through. Another front is expected at the end of the week, bringing a strong southwesterly change.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Thursday 17 August
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 18 August
Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.


Flat or near enough

Posted on August 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Nothing much to report from Dee Why this morning. It looks entirely consistent with the data coming from the MHL buoy at 0500 which was showing about a metre of 10 sec SSE bump – which is to say that there didn’t seem to be anything above knee high. Tide was low at 0730 and will be back to a 1.5m high at 1405.
Outlook is for conditions to stay tiny until around Saturday when on current indications we could see a strong south pulse (3-4m range) – along with blasting SW wind. So on to other things for now I’d say.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Tuesday tiny lines

Little shutdowns at No Mans


Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea. North to northwesterly winds will increase today as the next cold front approaches, which is forecast to bring a vigorous westerly change to most waters on Wednesday. Another front looks set to bring a southwesterly change at the end of the week.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower late this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 16 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 17 August
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Waist to waist and a bit at Dee Why to Longy

Posted on August 14th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Air quality was pretty ordinary this morning when I stopped by Longy to grab a few pictures. Visibility was under 2 km and there was a strong smoky smell. Wind was light from the west when I checked it around 0730. Swell was out of the south about a metre at around 10 seconds apart and that meant mostly waist high wave faces along the Dee Why to Longy stretch. There were people scattered all along the beach, but there weren’t any obvious standout peaks. I think the deal is that you see something interesting, paddle out and then wait…
Tide was low at 0640 and is now coming into the 1.5 m high at 1300.
Outlook is rather so-so. Depending on the model you look at, waves will stay about the same over the next 24-48 hours before it cogs down into the marginal range as we get to the back half of the work week.
So, if you can get in, do so, and if not, well you’re definitely not missing all time waves.
Have a top old Monday!

Soft section near the Pole

Smoky Dee Why

Catching one near the lugga – and at the point

Longy shories offering the odd moment of interest

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia with a ridge to the east is bringing light and variable winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn north to northwesterly over the next few days as the high moves over the Tasman Sea extending the ridge to the northwest.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 August
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 16 August
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Soft little lines at Dee Why midday

Posted on August 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Little waves have continued through the morning and as we got to the 1215 high tide, there seemed to be knee to waist plus waves along the beach but nothing much at all where the point was concerned. Wind was still light and swell was even up a tiny touch over earlier in the day and it’s a wee bit more east too. The weeks of small surf however have really smoothed the banks away and as a consequence shutdowns are plentiful but sections are not.

Catching a little bump at DY at noon

Too small for the point, but the beach is plausible


You could find a little something

Posted on August 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.

pics up now words in a bit…

Lotta waiting for not much at the point


Up the beach a little wave


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia with a ridge to the northeast is directing west to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will become light and variable today before turning north to northwesterly on Monday and Tuesday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea extending the ridge to the northwest.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 14 August
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 August
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Little bumps

Posted on August 11th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Looks like little waves this morning in the knee to waist and a bit range at Dee Why. There were a few longboarders hanging out at the point where they were jagging the very occasional soft looking slider. Up the beach it was similarly low key but maybe a touch bigger on the biggest ones. The line looks pretty long and we have an incoming tide so it didn’t look too peaky.
Wind was out of the NNW at 10-15 kts. If anything, it should pick up as the morning goes along. The MHL buoy was detecting 1.25m of SE at about 11 sec. That’s down from yesterday’s 2 metres. High tide is a 1.47m at 1040.
As for the outlook, well, may I refer you to the Wisdom of the Goat.
Have a great Friday and hope you find a little something in the wave department.

Waist plus faces around No Mans

Longboardable lines at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea to the northeast of NSW, while a cold front approaches from the west. This pattern is generating increasing north to northwesterly winds in most coastal areas, which will shift west to southwesterly during today as the front crosses the region. Following this, a new high will drift across New South Wales on the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea at the start of the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing 1.5 to 2 metres in the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 12 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 13 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


Waves to be had this morning

Posted on August 10th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light WNW winds at daybreak and signs of lines at the point and along the beach. There’s about 1.7 metres of 9-second SE swell to start the day. The Bureau is predicting that the energy levels will weaken as the day goes along. A 1.45m high tide at 0955 isn’t likely to help the cause this morning, but there should be at least a little something for the keen. Plus it’s going to be a mostly sunny day with a high of 24.
Your call!
Have a great Thursday everyone.

Interesting looking set at the point 0720

Prospects up the beach

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over northern New South Wales is moving east and is expected to lie over the northern Tasman Sea for a few days. Winds along the coast will tend northwesterly and freshen ahead of west to southwest change in southern and central parts on Friday, and the north coast early Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 11 August
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 12 August
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.


Little lines and small waves early

Posted on August 9th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Chilly 10kt westerly when I climbed aloft for a look at the surf situation. After starting the day like a millpond, by dusk there were head high sets at the point and maybe a touch bigger on the bombs up the beach. It got to about 2.5 metres out at sea on the peak. The energy levels have dropped back to around 2 metres from the south at a touch under 10 seconds apart. Tide is coming into a 1.4m high at 0915 and as you can see from the pics, the waves were around the waist to maybe chest on the biggest ones at both the point and along the beach.
Should be sunny all day and with luck the little waves should stick around too. Wind should play nice as well, although from around midday it’s supposed to be more SSW.
Outlook is for the wave energy to gradually fade out and be marginal to near flat by Saturday. So, it looks like right now is about as good as it gets until (maybe) early next week.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Waist high lines along the beach

Set wave just big enough to catch at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over South Australia is moving east and is expected to lie over New South Wales for the next few days. Fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast will ease today and turn north to northwesterly on Thursday as the high moves northeast to the northern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 10 August
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 11 August
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


 

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