Posts in Dee Why

Fine and waveless for Anzac Day

Posted on April 25th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A perfect morning for the Anzac ceremonies in Sydney. Wind was coming faintly from the west before 0800. The MHL buoy was seeing 0.8 of a metre from the east at 9 seconds apart. As the pictures show, the consequence at Dee Why was smooth but flat conditions.

The forecast says we can expect sunny conditions all day as we go to a high of 25. The ocean is 21C according to Beacthwatch and all beaches are suitable for swimming. Tide was low at 0705 and will hit a moderate 1.24 m high at 1300.

The Goat should be along later with an outlook for the week ahead. I hope he sees something encouraging because it’s been a dire start to autumn after an equally dire summer. We’re all getting lots of practice on tiny waves and it’d be nice to have something more challenging…

Go well with your Thursday!

Micro at Dee Why

Smooth sea 0730 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough is bringing a southerly change to southern waters today. This trough will weaken overnight, although a strong cold front is forecast to bring a vigorous south to southwesterly change to southern and central waters on Friday, extending to the Queensland border early Saturday. Winds should gradually ease later Saturday and Sunday as a ridge of high pressure from the west becomes the dominant feature over New South Wales.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 26 April

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by evening.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore in the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 27 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy

Beautiful morning but not if you want a wave

Posted on April 24th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Home again for a few days, and hoping for a wave like everyone else, but it looks like we’re outta luck. Ocean at Dee Why looks to be ankle to knee high – on the bigger ones. Swell is about a metre from the east at 8-9 seconds. Wind’s out of the WNW as of 0830, but it should go around to the NE soon.

Be interestng to see what the Goat says about our prospects for the coming week. His words of wisdom should be up by this evening.

Have a top old day, and if you go looking for surf, may you find more than I’m seeing right now!

Tiny wavelet peels into the beach at 0800

Dee Why basking waveless in the sun 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing east to northeasterly winds over much of the coast while a southerly change is forecast to cross the southern half of the coast later Wednesday and during Thursday in association with a front slipping to the south. Then a more significant front is forecast to cross the state on Friday, bringing a fresh to strong south to southwesterly change in its wake. Winds should gradually ease from Saturday as a ridge of high pressure from the west becomes the dominant feature over New South Wales.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
North to northwest about 10 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots from the late morning or early afternoon, becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 26 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Beautiful and tiny yet again

Posted on April 18th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Perfect conditions again, but still only a hint of swell. The 1.84 m high tide at 0715 was swamping Dee Why, but it hardly mattered as the swell was trickling in at maybe waist high on the big ones up the beach. Nothing was going on at the point. Wind was lightly from the NW and the MHL data from 0500 was showing a metre from the east at 8 seconds.

Should be a mostly sunny day, with a high of 26.

On the road shortly, so stay tuned for postcards!

 

Tiny at 0645 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system over New Zealand is maintaining a ridge towards New South Wales today, resulting in southeast to northeasterly winds in coastal areas. A cold front will skim across southeast Australia today, with an associated trough bringing a southerly change to waters south of about Newcastle. Behind this, a new high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea at the end of the week, and should remain dominant through the weekend. Another trough and southerly change are likely early in the new week.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then shifting southerly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 19 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 20 April

Winds
Northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Up a touch this morning

Posted on April 17th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Mostly clear skies as Wednesday fired up along the beaches. Happily it looks as though we have a little more wave energy than yesterday – which isn’t saying much, because it was basically flat. A few bods scattered among the beach break peaklets as of 0700. From what I saw, I’d say it’s in the ankle to knee high range with the odd plus.
Wind was light westerly early. It should swing more to the east but not kick up too hard later. The MHL buoy was showing a metre of 7-sec wind bump from the ESE as of 0500. First tide of the day was a deepish 1.8m high at 0620. There’s a slight chance of a passing shower during the day. We’re heading to a high of 25C and ocean temp is sitting on 20C.

Outlook is for wave energy to increase just a tiny bit over the next couple of days and for there to be the prospect of something in the waist plus range by the weekend.

As noted yesterday, I’m off on a road trip to Vicco over the coming week, so stay tuned for remote status updates on local conditions along with the odd postcard.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

 

Not much at the point 0655

Peak at the beach 0655  

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system near New Zealand is maintaining a ridge towards New South Wales today, resulting in southeast to northeasterly winds in coastal areas. A cold front, currently south of the Bight, will skim across southeast Australia on Thursday, with an associated trough bringing a southerly change to waters south of about Newcastle. Behind this, a new high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea at the end of the week, and should remain dominant through the weekend. Another trough and southerly change are likely early in the new week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 18 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day.

Friday 19 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Close to flat

Posted on April 16th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful morning along the beaches without much of anything in the way of waves. There were a few people in the water along the beach at Dee Why, but waves were struggling to make the knee high mark. Needless to say, the point wasn’t doing anything. Winds were light as we came off the 0525 high tide earlier this morning. Out at sea the main swell was coming from the south. It was a metre or so, but the average period was a gutless 7 seconds.

Swell direction should go more east across the next few days and at the same time gradually come up into the barely surfable range. This morning sees some of the modelling predicting a bump into the waist to chest range this weekend as the easterly swell average period stretches out toward the 9-10 second range. Your correspondent won’t be in Sydney at that point as I’m off on a drive down to Vicco for a few days. I’m expecting to be able to put up postcards from my travels, and to stay in touch with local conditions too.

Have a great Tuesday everybody!

Going for one at 0745

Not much happening at 0745 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast. Little change to this pattern is expected until a cold front slips to the south on Thursday, bringing a southerly change to southern waters. After this, winds will quickly tend northeast to southeasterly as another high moves over the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 17 April

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 18 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the south in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

You’d have to be keen

Posted on April 15th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A beautiful morning in every respect save one. If you are super keen and have something very floaty in your surf toy collection, you might be able to get an ankle to knee high bump at places that like the ESE direction of the 10-sec sub-one metre swell.

We’re expecting a partly cloudy day with a maximum of 23C for Monday. First tide of the daylight hours is the low at 1105. By then the wind should be around to ESE at about 10 kts.

The good news is that the models are pegging today as the low point of the week and that by Thursday we could be seeing waist high plusses at spots well tuned to an easterly wind bump.

Have a great Monday everybody!

Hint of a line

Nice morning, but no waves to speak of 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will move slowly east while maintaining a ridge through New South Wales for the next few days. This high pressure system will drift further east toward New Zealand as a cold front slipping to the south of the state during the mid-week brings a southerly wind change over the southern coasts on Thursday. This change will then be quickly followed by another high pressure system from the west that will move toward the southern Tasman Sea by the later part of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tuesday 16 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 17 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers

Sunday glassy and very small but not flat

Posted on April 14th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

If you found waves yesterday, I’d go back for another look this morning because the data from the MHL buoy hasn’t budged. It’s still showing 0.9 m of SSE (151°) at 13 seconds. At Dee Why that means knee to waist high along the beach and at the point – with long waits. Tide is low at 1005 and then will be back to high at 1620. We had solid overcast skies and there was a prospect of a light shower as we head to the high of 23. Weather is set to be showery all week and the ocean is currently around 20C.

Along with the showery weather, the surf outlook for the coming week is marginal to flat tomorrow and Tuesday before gradually building into the waist to chest high range by Friday.  The most optimistic long range predictions are showing some potential for chest to shoulder high stuff at magnets on Saturday-Sunday.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

A few bods up the beach chasing the tiny bumps

Riding on the rocks at the point 0735 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system, currently near Tasmania, will move across the southern Tasman Sea from today onwards, maintaining a ridge into New South Wales for much of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning, and reaching up to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds then decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.

Monday 15 April

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 16 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers

Slumped to micro on Friday morning

Posted on April 12th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looks like surfing is going to be a challenge this morning. Conditions range from absolutely flat at south Narrabeen to ankle to knee high at Dee Why. It’s glassy though!

Wind was light SW under high overcast skies and the MHL buoy’s 0600 showed a metre at 13 seconds from the south.

Low tide was at 0750 and will be back to high at 1445. Water quality should be good everywhere.

If you’re wondering about the surf prospects, may I direct you to the Goat’s latest dollop of wave wisdom here…

Have a great Friday everybody!

0600 WRL view of microscopic south Narrabeen

Nothing much at the point 0720

Beach looks too small to surf

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a broad trough lies over the state’s west. The high is expected to gradually weaken today and Saturday as a cold front passes to the south. A new and stronger high is forecast to move across the southern Tasman Sea from Sunday onwards, maintaining a ridge into New South Wales for much of the coming week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 13 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 14 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Smooth and small early

Posted on April 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The odd light shower passing by at 0700 this morning when I had my first look at the conditions for the day ahead. Dee Why was lightly populated; a couple of folks at the point, a few on SUPs patrolling around and several people up the beach toward No Mans. Size looked to be in the knee to waist range and it didn’t seem to be too consistent. A low key start to Thursday in other words.
Wind down at North Head was out of the west at 6-7 kts and out at sea the MHL buoy was seeing 1.4 metres from 155° at 9 seconds apart as of 0600.

Next tide is a 1.3m high at 1240. Weahter should be partly cloudy with a chance of a shower out on the coast as we head to a high of 21C – which is the same as the sea temperature at the moment. Beachwatch is showing pretty much everywhere as having good water quality.

I’m not too excited about this morning’s swell forecast models, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the Goat’s call latter today. From my reading we’re in for very small to near flat conditions through the weekend and beyond.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

 

 

Quiet little bumps up the beach

At the point, a couple of hopefuls hanging out 0710

South Narrabeen from WRL

Weather Situation

A high pressure system moving over southeast Australia today is pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a trough lies over the state’s west. The high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea by Friday, after which time it will gradually weaken as a cold front passes to the south. A new, stronger high is forecast to move across the southern Tasman Sea from Sunday onwards.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 12 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 13 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Cool and scrappy south bumps

Posted on April 10th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looking pretty rough and ready this morning at Dee Why. Wind is still southerly and was 12-20 kts at 0630 when I grabbed the snaps of Dee Why. As you can see, it’s not booming, and the surface conditions make the waist high waves less than inviting. Swell is coming from the south and NNE with the former dominating. Out at sea it’s 2.8 metres at 10-seconds apart.
Tide was low at 0540 and is now coming into a moderate 1.37m high at 1140. It should be sunny today as we head toward an atumnal 21C high. Water is sitting on 21C.
From the shape of the forecasts, it would seem that our swell is peaking right now and by this time tomorrow it will be smaller and closer together. The southerly will still be going through Thursday morning. It should fade overnight so that surface conditions are better for Friday morning – when, unfortunately, it looks as though the swell will be very small to flat. Right now next week is shaping to be marginal at best.
Have a top old Wednesday everybody!

Not heavily contested at 0630

Point crew looking for options at 0630

Weather Situation

A cold front that crossed the region yesterday has left fresh to strong southerly winds in its wake. These winds are expected to ease today and Thursday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea from the west, and extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 11 April

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 12 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

 

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