Posts in Dee Why

Super tiny this morning

Posted on January 25th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Very quiet on the surf front this morning. The NE’r didn’t really kick in hard yesterday and so this morning’s residual NE wind bump wasn’t looking all that impressive at Dee Why. Swell at sea was 1.8 metres from the NE, but with a period of only 6-7 seconds. The Bureau says we’ll have 15-25 kts of NE this afternoon, so at least it shouldn’t be any smaller tomorrow morning and in the meantime, there might be some scrappy onshore fun later today. In case you were wondering, tide as high at 0645 and will be back to low at 1335. Weather should be mostly sunny as we head to a high of 32C along the coast. Water is a very temperate 24C.
Go well with your Monday and take the mask, the virus could still be lurking as viral fragments were found in sewerage tests at both North Head and Warriewood yesterday.

Maybe knee high at best along the beach at 0800

Mares’ tails above the beaches

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New south Wales coast. The high is expected to remain dominant in the region until Tuesday, when it looks set to weaken and allow a stronger trough to move through southern and central waters.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 26 January
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 27 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots at first, shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres developing during the afternoon and evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy.


Little waves for a very warm day

Posted on January 24th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A warm and hazy start to Sydney as we head to a high of 33c along the coast. Heaps of folks in the water at Dee Why by 0800 chasing the waist to maybe occasionally chest plus waves. Tide was dropping to the low at 1245 and a light NNE wind was texturing up the surface – and the choppiness will only increase as the wind ramps up to 15-25 kts. Swell at sea was 1.75 metres at 7 seconds from the NE.
Go well with your Sunday and get into the 24C water if you can. Oh, and take the mask!

Waist to high on the sets

Optimists on the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New south Wales coast. A weak trough is forecast to briefly affect southern waters later today. The high is expected to remain dominant in the region until Tuesday, when it looks set to weaken and allow a stronger trough to move through southern and central waters.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 25 January
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 26 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


Faded to small but not flat this morning

Posted on January 23rd, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Swell has died away overnight and is around the waist and a bit mark at the better exposures. Tide was high at 0500 and by 0630 the wind was 5-15 kts from the south, so the surface was texturing up rapidly. Swell at sea was coming from 156° at 12 seconds apart and with heights typically around 1.3 metres. Waves looked to be quite weak and soft everywhere, so take your most buoyant surf tool.
Outlook is for conditions to deteriorate as the day goes along and right now, Sunday’s shaping to be even smaller. The models are pointing a small improvement on Monday and with luck it’ll be similar, if not a touch better on Tuesday.
Go well and pack the mask!

Action near the Pole

Kiddies Krew bogging along on the tinies

Choppy, fat and tiny at Long Reef

Small and soft at Surfrider Gardens

Quiet at Northy

Weather Situation
Moderate to fresh, occasionally strong, north to northeasterly winds are expected to predominate along the coastal waters during the coming days as a slow-moving high pressure system remains over the Tasman Sea. However, a weak trough bringing a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast will stall this morning then weaken in the afternoon, allowing northeasterly winds return to those parts of the coast by Sunday morning.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots at first offshore tending southerly 10 to 15 knots inshore before dawn. Winds becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 24 January
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 25 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Solid for the early

Posted on January 22nd, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Still some swell around, but definitely smaller and the wait for sets is really stretching out – which isn’t great for the crowded spots like the point, or the naturally inconsistent place like Longy. Wind was light before 0800 when I grabbed the pics, but the NE was beginning to come up and before long it’ll be 15-25 kts which will severely limit surf options. Wave faces at best exposures were still solidly overhead, but the Bureau says it’ll gradually get smaller. Out at sea the swell was 2 metres at 12 seconds from 158°.
Wondering about the weekend prospects? The Mighty Goat has all the answers!
Go well, and hope you get lucky if you get in!

Super busy at the point

Fishermans

Longy

Longy

Weather Situation
Moderate to fresh, occasionally strong, north to northeasterly winds are expected to predominate along the coastal waters during the coming days as a slow-moving high pressure system remains over the Tasman Sea. However, a weak trough is expected to bring a brief southerly change to the southern coast on Friday, extending to central parts of the coast on Saturday, before northeasterly winds return to those parts of the coast on Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
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.

Saturday 23 January
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, then turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 24 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Some size but not much quality

Posted on January 20th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Update: been out on the bike checking the surf and have really only seen people in the water at Collaroy (micro, mobbed), whiterock (long waits not really doing it longboarding inside sorta ok), and Dee Why point. A dozen people in the water at 1300, lumpy and sloppy with irregular head high sets that weren’t always makeable.

Log at the point

Earlier

Wind was SSE 10-15 kts as an overcast Wednesday got started along the beaches. Swell at sea ranged from 2.6-3.2 metres at 14-15 seconds from 158°. Apart from Collaroy and the lagoon entrances, Beachwatch says water is unlikely to be polluted and that ocean temp is 23C.
As the pictures show, there’s definitely swell getting into Dee Why, but it’s looking fat and sloppy even though it was approaching the 0810 low when I grabbed the snaps. These junky conditions look like prevailing all day, but tomorrow the wind should be a bit better, so maybe the waves will look a little more interesting. Plus it should be sunnier.
Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone and stay safe by masking up when you’re inside.

Set hits up the beach toward the pole

Soft set at the point 0745

No Mans set

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is centred west of Tasmania, while a deep low lies over the southern Tasman Sea. Between these systems, southerly winds are affecting the New South Wales coast, with a powerful swell developing. During the day, the high will drift slowly east while maintaining a ridge along the New South Wales coast, and is expected to be over the Tasman Sea by Thursday. This movement will be accompanied by a gradual shift to northeasterly winds over most waters. A weak trough may bring a brief southerly change to the far south on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 21 January
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 22 January
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.


SE into it from early

Posted on January 19th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Passing showers, the odd sunny break, 2 metres of 12 second swell at sea, but coming from the 184°, and 16-23 kts of SSE wind, do not a pretty surf picture make. The extreme south angle of the swell ensures that anything without good exposure is really small and junky, while spots better aligned are in the chest to shoulder high range on sets, but also junky and getting junkier as the wind ramps toward the 30 kt mark this morning.

As the forecast below indicates, we can expect the swell to come up pretty dramatically across the day as it builds to peak intensity of 4-5 metres tomorrow. The wind will continue its baleful ways until Thursday morning according to the Bureau. But then it looks like it just might come together as the swell chugs along in the 3 metre range and wind is light early before going NE in the afternoon.

Have a great Tuesday and mask up to keep the virus away!

North of Kiddies

Wind chewing it up at Dee Why

North Collaroy tiny

Narrabeen not firing


Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge into New South Wales, with a second, weaker high situated over the northern Tasman Sea. A low pressure system lies over the southern Tasman Sea, and an associated cold front is bringing a vigorous southerly change to the coast today. Conditions should ease on Wednesday as the front moves away and the high drifts across southeast Australia, although a large swell is expected.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 20 January
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 21 January
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloud clearing.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Too south for Dee Why

Posted on January 18th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell was showing on the buoy at 1.8 metres and 10 seconds from 171°, so getting close to dead south and therefore not refracting into our coastline too much. There were people in the water at Dee Why for the early but waves look to be in the knee to waist high range on sets. Wind wass 6-8 kts from the north.
I’m not hopeful for any real improvement to surf energy levels today. The best plan is to head to your favourite south swell spot and hope for the best.

From tomorrow it looks like the swell will start ramping but the wind call is not looking good. Maybe the early tomorrow, but after that it’s shaping to be big, but blown out from the south to SE.

Right now I’m pinning my hopes on Thursday when at least some of the modelling is showing solid swell and light winds for the early (but blown out in the afternoon). With luck Friday will start with a few good ones as well. It’ll probably pretty straight south though, so as always, your mileage may vary.

Go well with your Monday, stay safe and pack the mask!

Little line up the beach around 0800

Not quite catchable at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge into New South Wales, with a second, weaker, high situated over the northern Tasman Sea. A low pressure system is forecast to deepen over the southern Tasman Sea on Monday, with an associated cold front set to bring a vigorous southerly change to the coast on Tuesday. Conditions should ease on Wednesday as the front moves away and the high drifts across southeast Australia, although a large swell may linger.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Tuesday 19 January
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 20 January
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Friday not too interesting at the beach

Posted on January 15th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A light SSW breeze and high overcast for Friday morning. Surf is still in the knee high range and very weak and soft looking. So, yeah, if you’re really keen, take your tiny wave tool and have fun. Bump out at sea has come up a little and as of 0800 was 1.6 metres at 8 seconds from the SSE. Water’s clean and 23C and we’re in for a 29C high with the chance of a shower.
Wondering about the surf prospects for the weekend and beyond? Look no further than the mighty Goat’s latest wave call!
Take care, take the mask and have a great Friday everyone.

Black and white pic for a mono morning at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. A southerly change lies near the Hunter coast. Another stronger southerly change is expected to move along the southern half of the coast late today and the remainder during Saturday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Saturday 16 January
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 17 January
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.


Still tiny on Thursday

Posted on January 14th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Too tiny to surf this morning at Dee Why. But people are trying anyway so kudos for keeping the stoke alive.
Wind bump at sea is a metre at 4-5 seconds from the NE. Average wave height should get into the waist high range at exposed spots – if you’re a fan of surfing in onshore conditions. On the good news front, Beachwatch is reporting clean and 24C water.
The Goat should be along later with his thoughts about the weekend and next week’s surf prospects. I’ve got my fingers crossed.
Go well and mask up!

SUPs the go on Thursday morning


Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. A southerly change will move north along the south coast during today, with another southerly change on Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.

Friday 15 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn, then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots inshore early in the morning, then throughout by mid morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 16 January
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 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
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Warm day ahead but still tiny

Posted on January 13th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Only a faint 1 metre, 6 second east wind bump lapping in under largely clear skies. We’re heading to high of 29C and Beachwatch said water was 23C yesterday, so there may not really be any waves, but at least the water is nice.
It doesn’t look as though tomorrow will be much better than today where surf’s concerned. There still seems to be the prospect of a south pulse on Saturday (with south wind) but it’s looking pretty straight. So, cautious hope only…
Go well, look after yourself and take the mask when you go out.

Another micro summer morning at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. A southerly change is expected to move north along the south coast during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 14 January
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Friday 15 January
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.