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Still waves for the morning sesh

Posted on October 1st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Skies were mostly cloudy over the coast as Thursday got started, but it looked to be clearing out west. That’s in line with the forecast which called for a morning shower followed by a sunny day. Wind was light westerly early but should go SW and then around to the east and SE by this afternoon.  We should see a high of 25C.

It was pretty busy in the water at Dee Why by 0700. There were waist to chest plusses at the point and along the beach north from there. Surface conditions were comparatively smooth too. Tide hits the first high of the day at 0755 and will be back to low at 1350. The SE swell was 1.46 m at sea with an impressive 16-second period on the sets. Beachwatch reports a water temp of 17C.

The models tell us that the energy levels will drop steadily across the day.

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s Goat’s Weekend and Week-ahead Surf forecast day. Check back this afternoon for your weekly dose of surf wisdom!

 

Busy at the point 0700

Up the beach at 0715

Set at the point

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a trough is gradually crossing the state. This trough will bring a short-lived southerly change to the southern half today. From Friday, the high is forecast to again become the dominant feature, extending a ridge across the northern Tasman Sea towards southeastern Queensland, with northerly winds strengthening over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly this morning, then shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
60% chance of showers this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Sunny afternoon.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 2 October

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 3 October

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Smaller but not flat

Posted on September 30th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Grey skies this morning and the prospect of the odd light shower on the cards for us today. Swell has faded overnight and it looked as though the point was the only option at the Dee Why end of the beach as of 0630. As the pictures show, sets were in the waist high range at the point, and not big enough up toward No Mans to have attracted any takers. Out at sea the swell was 1.8 metres at 12-13 seconds from the SSE (164°) and tide was just coming into the 1.4 m high at 0720. Wind was coming lightly from the NNW and it’s expected to pick up into the 15-25 kts from the north as the day goes along.

The Bureau has hoisted the warning for deceptive surf conditions and the models show an influx of 15-16 sec SE swell from this afternoon, so it they have it right, tomorrow could be pretty solid at south magnets. With luck the energy will stick around into the weekend.

Look after yourselves and take those masks for when you go inside.

Waist high on sets at 0630

Not much showing up the beach at 0630

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a trough is approaching from the west. This trough looks set to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Thursday. After this, the high is forecast to again become the dominant feature and extend a ridge across the northern Tasman Sea towards southeastern Queensland.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 1 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 2 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Waves for the keen

Posted on September 29th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Kind of grey and scrappy looking at Dee Why but as the pictures show there are a few shoulder high moments at the point and probably up the beach as well. Wind was out of the ESE and pretty light for the early session. It’s set to stay that way for a bit longer before settling around to the east-NE this afternoon. So, likely it’ll be kinda bumpy all day long. Tide was 1.37 metres at 0645 and is currently running out to the 0.5 m low at 1235. Weather should be partly cloudy and 20 today,

Swell at sea was 2.2 metres at 12-13 seconds from the SSE (168°) as of 0730 and water has dropped back a touch to 17C.

Outlook is for the energy levels to continue at about the current intensity through Thursday and probably into Friday morning. Probably not spectacular quality, but at least you can get wet.

Go well one and all!

 

Set at the point 0715

No one visible at No Mans

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will reach the Tasman Sea today. This high will remain the dominant feature in the region until a trough of low pressure brings a brief southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 30 September
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 1 October
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Swell starting to show early

Posted on September 28th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Clean conditions and long south lines starting to turn up as Monday kicked off. Sets at better exposures were delivering wave faces into the chest high range. Wind was light early and out of the WNW. First tide of the day was a 1.3 m high at 0610. The 0.5m low is at 1150. Forecast is for sunny with a high of 20C and ocean is still 18C. Swell at sea was around the 2m mark at 0600 with an average period 7-8 seconds, plus there was some 9-10 second component in the mix.

Outlook is for surfable conditions across the next four days as the swell sticks around the 2 metre mark and periods stay at or above 10 seconds (tomorrow could be into the 14-15 second range). Morning should be the go wind-wise, but even after it comes up there should be a few sheltered surf options.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Crew waiting for sets at the point 0700

Picking up one on the inside

Lines for Monday

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving over southeast Australia today, and is expected to reach the Tasman Sea by Tuesday. This high will remain the dominant feature in the region until a trough of low pressure brings a weak southerly change on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.
Caution
Surf conditions in the afternoon and evening may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 29 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 30 September
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.


Still waiting on the waves

Posted on September 27th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Another briskly WNW and sunny morning along the beaches. There’s some swell out at sea, 1.8 metres at 10 seconds, but it’s coming from 170°, so it’s mostly skipping past Dee Why. Better exposures could be seeing waist plus faces, but at Dee Why the beach was lined up and maybe knee high at best. Tide is dropping to the low at 1055 and will be back to high at dusk. Water’s on 18C and that’s the forecast for our high today as well.
Outlook for the coming week is pretty interesting. If the more optimistic projections play out, the waves could be a bit bigger tomorrow and then there might be an influx of long period SSE energy on Tuesday morning that could deliver juicy and head plus sets at the best exposures. Wednesday could see a little decrease and then another pulse of long period SSE may be on tap for Thursday into Friday.
Lookin’ fun!

Zippo at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge into western New South Wales while a deep low moves across the southern Tasman Sea. This pattern is currently directing vigorous west to southwesterly winds along the coast. Conditions will gradually ease today and Monday as the high drifts across southeast Australia and the low loses influence, with winds shifting northerly as the high reaches the Tasman Sea on Tuesday. The next trough and southerly change are expected mid-week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the afternoon, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 28 September
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.
Tuesday 29 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Sunny start, gales inbound

Posted on September 25th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A light, cool northerly under clear blue skies as Friday got started along the beaches. As the picture shows, it was still flat at Dee Why point and there was only the tiniest of tiny lines coming in up the beach. The Bureau tells us to expect a strong westerly change of 20-30 kts later in the day as the cloud arrives. Swell at sea was about a metre from the south at about 10 seconds apart but you’ll do well to find anything above the knee high mark.
So, when will we see an improvement?
You’re in luck because the one and the only, the mighty Goat has scanned the entrails and pronounced upon our prospects.

Go well with your Friday and keep the mask handy.

Maybe a day to take the kayak for a spin

Weather Situation
Winds will tend northerly and increase today ahead of a vigorous cold front, which looks set to bring a strong to gale-force west to southwesterly change Friday afternoon and evening. A south to southwesterly flow is then expected to persist throughout the weekend as the front moves away to the east and a high extends a ridge from the west.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 26 September
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 27 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Micro but beautiful Wednesday

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looking nearly flat at Dee Why this morning. If you’re really patient, there might be the occasional ankle to knee high set. It might be a tiny bit bigger at better NE exposures, but I wouldn’t be overly hopeful. Out at sea the buoy is seeing a touch under a metre of 9+ second bumb from the ENE. As of 0710 wind was out of the NNW at 4-5 kts. It’s set to go around to the west and pick up as the day goes along, at the same time the tiny swell will get tinier as the tide comes into a relatively high 1.66m tide at 1255. It should be a sunny day, getting to a high of 24 and the water ought to be around the 18C mark. Dunno about you, but it’s looking like a bike ride day for your webmaster.
This morning’s swell models are pointing to continued microness until (maybe) late Saturday afternoon when a fresh south pulse could start filling in.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone, and take that mask when you head out.

Paddling past a nearly flat point at 0700

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system south of Tasmania is directing fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds across southern and central New South Wales, with west to southwesterly winds extending across all coastal waters by Thursday. Winds are expected to tend north to northwesterly towards the end of the week ahead of a cold front that will bring a strong southwesterly change at the start of the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 24 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 25 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Windy, mild and little waves

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A mild 10 kt westerly at 0700 when I grabbed the snaps. Tide was coming in to the 1.7 m high just before noon and out at sea the swell was around the 1 metre mark at 9 seconds from the east. There looked to be a few knee to maybe waist-and-a-bit plusses at Dee Why. Beachwatch reports water is on 18C and the Bureau says we’re heading to a high of 27 on what should be a mostly sunny day.

Should be a wave around the place if you’re keen. The swell direction means most beaches should be showing something.

From the look of the models, we’re likely to see a decrease to near flatness tomorrow and small to near flat Thursday into late Saturday. But there is some hope of a pulse for south magnets from Sunday morning on into next week…

Have a great day and take the mask for those occasions when you can’t maintain distance. Don’t give the virus a chance.

Folks in the water at the point 0700

Wave just up from Kiddies

No Mans lines

Weather Situation
A cold front crossed southern and central New South Wales overnight, and is expected to push through to the northeast during today. Meanwhile, a complex low pressure system developing to the west of Tasmania will direct continued fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds over southern and central New South Wales today and Wednesday, extending across all coastal waters by Thursday. Winds are expected to tend north to northwesterly towards the end of the week ahead of another cold front.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm early this morning. Sunny day.
Wednesday 23 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 24 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Barely a bump

Posted on September 17th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Heading to a toasty 30C this morning as the wind comes up from the NW ahead of an afternoon southerly change. First tide of the day is a high at 0755 so waves were fat and tiny when I grabbed the snaps. There were a couple of folks at the point chasing knee high dribblers produced by a combo tiny 13-second period south swell and a 6 second east bump. So, fat, weak, and tiny at the best exposures and flat everywhere else. Wind was out of the NW at 4 kts as of 0800, but it should be chopping things up soon as it heads to 15-20 kts. Water’s clean and 18C.
The Goat will be along later with his weekly dollop of surf wisdom, so be sure to check back.
Go well one and all!

Faint bump up the beach at 0720

Folks in the water at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is slowly drifting across the Tasman Sea, maintaining a ridge towards northern New South Wales. A low pressure trough is forecast to bring a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast today, before stalling and weakening over the north. Following this, a new high should strengthen over the Tasman Sea during Friday, and remain in the region through the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 18 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Saturday 19 September
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Dee Why still waiting but longboardable lumps at magnets

Posted on September 16th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

High tide at 0715 and sunny skies combined with 1.3 metres of 14 second straight south bump saw nothing much happening at Dee Why as Wednesday kicked into gear. There were a few little lumps up the beach and the point looked as though it might have see a just catch-able thing every now and then. But we’re probably talking only knee high. Beachwatch shows the water as clean and 17C.

A quick glance at the models suggest to me that there might be a little uptick in energy into the waist plus range around Sunday at east swell magnets. The Goat will bring his wisdom to bear tomorrow afternoon, so I hope he’ll spot something I’m missing. For now though, conditions remain in the flat to near flat range at Dee Why.

Take care, take your mask and have a great Wednesday.

A couple of hopefuls at the point

Close to breaking but not happening

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is drifting across the Tasman Sea today, maintaining a ridge towards northern New South Wales. A low pressure trough is forecast to bring a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday, before stalling and weakening over the north. Following this, a new high should strengthen over the Tasman Sea during Friday, and remain in the region through the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 17 September
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, ahead of a gusty southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 18 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.