Posts in Dee Why

Whadya know not quite flat

Posted on June 27th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Good to be wrong about my expectations for this morning. The waves aren’t consistent and they aren’t very big, but there was a little line trickling in at Dee Why as of 0800 Tuesday morning. Sets looked to be into the waist high range but mostly it was smaller than that. Surface conditions were smooth and the wind was west at 10 kts or so. The MHL buoy was showing 1.4 metres of 9-sec SSE swell as of 0600. Tide’s running into the 1.4m high at 1100 and today should be partly cloudy.
Outlook is for the little conditions to stick around more or less through Thursday before ramping up overnight and getting into the 3 metre range for Friday morning when wind should be from the SW. The swell is predicted to roll off from the Friday peak but if the current modelling is correct, we should see 10-11 sec south swell through Sunday. Here’s hoping!
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Possibilities up the beach

Set at the point

Little wave ridden

Gliding along the rocks

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is currently the dominant feature over southeast Australia, leading to generally light winds over New South Wales waters today. Northwest to southwesterly winds will develop during Wednesday as a cold front affects the region. A second front will move through during Thursday and Friday, accompanied by fresh to strong southerly winds.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 28 June
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Thursday 29 June
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.


Minor key

Posted on June 26th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

10 knots of WNW at 0730 this morning under mostly clear skies. There were knee to maybe waist high lines turning up along the beach at Dee Why every now and then. Only a couple of bods in the water at the point and one or two up the beach looking for an opportunity to glide. Surface conditions were smooth. The MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 16-sec SE as of 0600. Tide was low at 0400 and is running into the 1.5 m high at 1005.
The wind is supposed to go around to the south around midday and at the same time the south swell is expected to come up a bit. However the models are all predicting no significant improvement to the size. In fact, they’re generally pointing toward small to near flat conditions until Friday or so. We’ve had an outstanding run of swell, so it had to fizzle out eventually.
Could be a good week to catch up on the non-surfin’ part of our lives!

Set at the point this morning around 0700

Long but small lines at No Mans

Weather Situation
A cold front is crossing the southern Tasman Sea bringing a south southwesterly change along the New South Wales south coast and a high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, extending a ridge towards the east over New South wales. The change will extend to the far north coast later this morning. Winds are expected to become light and variable as the ridge strengthens.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Winds
Southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 28 June
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Sunny, clean, lully, but still a few sets on Sunday morning

Posted on June 25th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A sunny day coming up and against expectation there are still a few sets turning up to an otherwise very small Dee Why. As the pics show, the bomb sets were into the head high range at 0730. However, I’d go with the expectation of knee to waist plus with only the occasional bomb set. The MHL data from 0500 showed 1.4 metres of 12-sec SE swell. Wind was out of the west to WNW at a steady 9-11 kts. Tide is running into a 1.5 metre high at 0910.
The Bureau is calling for the swell to fade across the day today, then to come back up tomorrow as the wind goes southerly in the afternoon.
Outlook for the week ahead varies a fair amount across the models. Mostly though it seems likely that tomorrow will be puny, then Tuesday could be knee to chest depending on where you look, Wednesday and Thursday are shaping to be a bit smaller again, but with light winds. Friday could see a solid but brief south pulse into the 2x overhead range at south magnets with brisk SW wind. By Saturday it could be half that size. The very long range models show it fading more on Sunday and then after a brief pause kicking back up again Tue-Wed into the big range… ah winter!
Go well with your Sunday everyone!

Shutdown city at No Mans 0730

Solid one-wave set hits the point

The llulls are near flat, then one of these turns up…

Weather Situation
A high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, strengthening a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea, which in turn is directing west to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A front passing to the south will strengthen the winds somewhat over the southern half of the coast during today and Monday, before winds turn south to southeasterly and ease under the influence of the ridge.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 26 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Late afternoon light

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Just before setting, the sun peeped out from under the high cloud and shone a spotlight on the final waves of the day at Dee Why point. A couple of really clean sets rolled through right on cue. Hope you got yourself a little taste of the energy everybody and catch you again tomorrow!

Last rays of Friday illuminate yet another set at the point

Seems to have been waveland all day


Dee Why at midday

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Surfed the Bower this morning. quite crowded of course, but consistent head to head plus sets the whole time and happily the NW wind didn’t rip it to bits. Started getting a wee bit sketchy as the tide dropped.
Came back via DY and can report sets were similar size to the Bower, but the point really wasn’t sparking up with all the east – lots of unmakeable sections and shutdowns. Up the beach from No Mans north there were some tasty lefts coming through while I watched. Grabbed a few snaps to prove it too…

at the point 1212 Friday

Nice section at No Mans

Cute barrel at No Mans

Over the falls with you, DY point 1210


Friday waves continue but smaller

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Light westerly at 0730 but it’s expected to go more NW later. Dee Why was showing shoulder to head high wave faces on the sets both at the point and along the beach when I grabbed the pics at 0730. Considering the quality there really weren’t that many in the water at the point.
Swell’s notched down a little and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 2 metres from the ESE at 11-12 sec. Tide was high at 0715 and is now dropping to low at 1305. Weather should be mostly sunny all day says the Bureau.
Sounds like an argument for going surfin’!

An empty at 0730

No Mans looking fun

Kneelo drops in at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is the dominant synoptic feature in the region, promoting light to moderate winds along most of the coast. A fairly weak cold front looks set to arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, bringing a fresh west to southwesterly change. Following this, a new ridge is expected to extend across from the west at the start of next week, with winds again becoming light to moderate over New South Wales waters.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 24 June
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Sunday 25 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.


Swell again this morning

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The point crew were on it from first light again this morning. Sets were head plus but mostly it was more chest plus. Wind was a chilly 7-10 kt westerly. Swell is still out of the east to ESE at about 2 metres with a period of close to 11 seconds. So all up, really close to yesterday’s fun settings.
So if you found waves, I’d go back there again to start.
Tide was high at 0620 and will be back to low 1215 and then high again at 1845 (1.96m).
Have a great day everyone!

Plausible looking lines up the beach

Nice one gets jagged inside

Still some bomb sets at 0710

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Melbourne is slowly moving northeast into New South Wales, while a low over the northern Tasman Sea moves gradually east. This pattern is directing generally southerly winds along the coast, which will ease during today as the high becomes more predominant. A fairly weak cold front looks set to arrive on the weekend as the the high decays, before a new ridge extends across from the west at the start of next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.
Friday 23 June
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 24 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Swell boost overnight

Posted on June 20th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

2.4 metres of 11-sec ESE swell rolling into Dee Why at 0715 this morning. Skies were overcast and wind was out of the west at around 10 kts. Even so, the ocean looked pretty lumpy as the tide drops to the low at 1030. There were a reasonable number of folk in the water at the point chasing the head to overhead sets but it looked as though you could have the beach to yourself. Wave quality wasn’t too amazing, but I’m sure it’s keeping them interested.
Wind should wander around to the SE according to the Bureau but by early afternoon it’s expected to be around to the SW. It should stay there until midday tomorrow before swinging southerly. Meanwhile the swell should get more easterly tomorrow and stick around at the two metre level. Thursday and Friday look like having waves, but Thursday am currently is forecast to see southerly wind.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Looks empty at No Mans as of 0715

Consistently rolling through at the point

Head plus sets at 0715

Size but not sure if it’s all that surfable along the beach


Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies well offshore over the central Tasman Sea while a large ridge of high pressure extends across southern New South Wales. The combination of these systems is directing southwest to southeasterly winds across New South Wales Waters. Stronger winds are expected for the northern half of the coast until Wednesday, when the low pressure system moves further away to the east. The high pressure ridge is expected to persist until the end of the week.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of light showers this morning.
Wednesday 21 June
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a light shower.
Thursday 22 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre from by the evening.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.


Southerly Monday

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
In a hurry this morning so just the one pic for now. A rain squall was coming in as I grabbed the picture, so I didn’t get a chance to really watch the conditions for long enough to form a solid impression of what’s going on. The main thing is that as of 0730, wind was still westerly. Swell is around 2 metres from the SSE but average period is only around the 8 second mark. Tide’s dropping to the low at 0940 and it’ll be back to a 1.6 metre high at 1605.

Some activity at the point and clean considering the southerly

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies well offshore over the central Tasman Sea while a large ridge of high pressure extends across southern New South Wales. The combination of these systems is directing south to southeasterly winds across New South Wales Waters. Stronger winds are expected for the northern half of the coast until Wednesday, when the low pressure system moves further away to the east. The high pressure ridge is expected to persist for the next several days.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 20 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light showers.
Wednesday 21 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a light shower.


Smaller than yesterday but not flat

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Dee Why.


Hello Friends,
In a rush this morning so just tossing up a pic for now. Yesterday morning’s fun waves have faded to knee high bumps at the point. I could see a few people up the beach but they didn’t catch anything while I was watching and I’d say, from where they were sitting, waves would not be much above the waist high mark.
Weather should fine up later and wind should be S-SW 10-15 kts. Tide hit low at 0700 and will be back to high at 1315.
Might sling a couple pics up later if I come across anything interesting.
Have a top old Friday!
Weather Situation
A south to southeast flow over the northern half of the coast will persist over the next day or so and slowly weaken under the influence of a large ridge of high pressure. A weak southerly change moving north along the south coast will reach central and northern parts of the coast on Friday and Saturday. Southerly winds are expected to generally strengthen along the coast over the weekend in response to the development of a low pressure system well offshore in the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Saturday 17 June
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon.
Sunday 18 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


 

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