Posts in Dee Why

Yay there are little waves for Sunday morning

Posted on October 20th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Well, how ’bout that? Yesterday the swell started out just barely surfable in the morning and then faded out to near flat at most places in the afternoon. But overnight, it’s come back up again and this morning sees 2 metres at 8 seconds from the SSE (158°) as of 0600 at the MHL buoy. Around 0830 when I grabbed the snaps, Dee Why looked to be in the waist and a bit range on sets. The lines were close together and the point didn’t seem to be doing much (despite the crowd) but the wind was WSW and light under the clear blue skies. The Bureau says the wind will get around to light onshore by midday, but they’re also calling for the swell to be in the 2 metre range offshore too.
Tide was low at 0645 and will be back to high at 1330.
Outlook is for generally small to tiny conditions across the coming week as the south swell stays around the metre mark give or take and the average period bumbles around at or below 10 seconds. Water should stay around the current 19C.
Have a great day and if you go for a wave, take your sunny attitude ’cause it won’t be uncrowded on any of the functioning peaks.

Lines coming into No Mans, 0830

Kiddies corner wavelet

Lotta folks in the water at the point, being hopeful

Weather Situation
Southerly winds are forecast to ease early this week as a ridge of high pressure extends from the west. Winds will tend northerly during the latter half of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 21 October
Winds
Southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 22 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.
Nearby Coastal Waters


Little waves for Saturday morning

Posted on October 19th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell faded pretty dramatically overnight, but there are still little knee to waist high bumps at magnet spots. Surface conditions were perfect as the day got started with only a faint NW breeze wafting across the shore and out to sea. We’re currently coming off the low tide at 0600 and heading to a 1.6 m high at 1230. Should be a sunny all day as we build to a high of 28. Water’s clean and 18C. Swell’s about a metre at sea and coming from the east at 9 seconds or so.

Wind is expected to pick up from the NW before fading this afternoon and swinging strong SW later.

Outlook is for conditions to remain marginal – but with luck not utterly flat – through the coming week. Figure on knee to waist with the odd bigger one. Mornings, as usual will be best.

Have a top old Saturday!

South Narra too tiny

North Narra crew on the knee to waist high waves

Long Reef

Long Reef

Tropical frame of rider at Butterbox

Peaceful scene in the heart off Dee Why

Kiddies at 0630

Too tiny for the point

No Mans peak

Weather Situation
Northerly winds will be replaced by a vigorous south to southwesterly change, courtesy of a cold front, over the southern and central waters today and northern waters early Sunday. Winds are forecast to ease early next week as a ridge of high pressure extends from the west and the front moves further east away from the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Sunday 20 October
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 21 October
Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Energy and sunny skies for Friday morning

Posted on October 18th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Late yesterday afternoon I spent half an hour shooting waves at Northy until the sun got too low. Sets were into the head high range and the crowd of 20 plus were having to deal with fierce offshore wind. But if you could get through the fire hose in the face take offs, there were some nice looking waves to be had. I wondered if it’d stick around overnight and as the pictures show, it most definitely has.

We have a mix of NE and SSE swell for Friday morning. The main energy is coming from the south. Offshore at 0500 it was 2 metres at 9 seconds. Wind at report writing time was WSW 9-12 kts. It should slack off a little as the day goes along. Next tide is a high at 1145.

As for the outlook, well, the Goat has done his thing just in time for the weekend.

Set at No Mans 0735

No Mans

The point seems to be smaller and less consistent than the beach

Nice looking left at No Mans

Last night at North Narrabeen

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will continue to strengthen over the north of the state, bringing light east to southeasterly winds in the northern parts and freshening northerly winds about the south. The next cold front will move through on Saturday, bringing another southerly change to the southern coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

 


Little bumps on Thursday

Posted on October 17th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A faint westerly at 0700. RealSurf HQ was socked in with fog, but looking at the MHL data from 0400 showed 1.2 metres of 11 sec bump from the SSE. Tide was low at 0440 and is currently headed to the 1.6 m high at 1105. Once the fog burns off, the wind will pick up as we head toward a high of 28C along the coast.

Foggy start to Thursday at RealSurf HQ

Weak and junky knee to waist high at 0745

Shapeless but the odd brief section offers a tiny bit of energy to play with before the tide swamps it

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure is lying across central parts. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over the northern half while the trough slowly extends a southerly change to the remainder of the Coastal Waters. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by tonight ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Friday 18 October
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.
Saturday 19 October
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening


Nope, not this morning you aren’t

Posted on October 16th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Ankle to knee high at Mid Steyne

Up and riding

Hello Friends,

12-17 kts of southerly wind under grey skies as Wednesday kicked off. Out at sea there was a 1.5 metre mixture of NNE and SE wind bump (average period was around 7 seconds). Tide was running into a swampy 1.65 m high at 1030. Ocean’s on 19C and we’re headed to a high of 25C along the coast. Dee Why was unsurfably tiny.

When can we expect things to improve I hear you ask? Well, not today, but maybe tomorrow it’ll get back into the just rideable range as a little NE pulse fills in. The models are showing a little over a metre at 10-11 seconds from the east for Thursday. Wind outlook is for SW going W across the day, so there is some fun potential in the cards I’d say. Friday could also be a possibility as a south pulse is expected to mix in with the fading east from Thursday. Again, nothing extraordinary, but if you’re not too picky, there should be something.

Will try to post a picture of today’s ordinariness later this morning.

Have a great day!

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure is lying across southeast. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over the northern half while the trough slowly extends a southerly change to the remainder of the Coastal Waters. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by tonight ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
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 during this afternoon and evening.
Thursday 17 October
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Friday 18 October
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Please be aware
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Nearby Coastal Waters

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Tiny Tuesday tiddlers

Posted on October 15th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

As expected yesterday’s little waves have faded into the knee to maybe waist high range this morning at Dee Why. At 0730 skies were partly cloudy and wind was coming faintly from the NE, texturing the surface slightly. Tide was coming into a 1.6 m high at 0955.  At 0500 the MHL buoy was seeing 1.5 metres of SSE at 10 seconds apart.

Beachwatch says the water’s clear everywhere apart from North Curly where there might be some lagoon outflow (presumably). They say the water temp has bumped up to 19C.

The swell models offer little hope for the next week. Some show us getting a little more of the current littleness tomorrow morning but both ECM and Wavewatch are saying it’ll be flat from Thursday-Friday through to early next week. Spring doing its thing from the look of it.

Have a great Tuesday everyone and get up to some good while you’re about it!

Bomb set hits Kiddies

Feeble point

Maybe waist high on that one with no takers

No mans knee plus 0700

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge lies over northern New South Wales coast while a trough of low pressure lying across inland parts of the state is gradually moving further eastwards. The ridge is directing north to northeasterly winds over coastal areas for the remainder of the day until the trough brings a southerly change to the southern half of the coast later tonight. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by late Wednesday ahead of the next cold front on Thursday, strengthening and turning more westerly with the front. Winds will weaken during Friday as a new ridge develops across the north.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 16 October
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then 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.
Thursday 17 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Swell fading fast

Posted on October 14th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Partly cloudy skies this morning with a light NW breeze texturing the rapidly declining 1.3 m 12-sec SSE swell. As the pictures show, there were a few people at the point and more scattered along the beach north from Kiddies. Wave faces on sets look to be around the waist to chest high range. Tide was coming into the high at 0920. By the time it’s back to low at 1530 the wind should be a summery NE’r and the swell will likely be closer to knee to waist.
Right now it looks from the models as though we can expect energy levels to be weak across the middle part of the week. There is some hope that energy could start coming more from the east from tomorrow, so although it’s set to be smaller, there may be a few more opportunities for a little wave. This morning’s end of the week swell predictions are pointing to a small south influx late Thursday to Friday, but it’s not shaping to amount to much.
Have yourself a great Monday everyone!
 

Waist high lines at 0650

Crew hanging out on the point, waiting for a catchable set. 0650


 
Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge along the New South Wales coast is slowly moving east while a trough approaches from the west. This pattern will direct north to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters for most of today, while the trough will bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Tuesday. Winds throughout will tend northerly again by late Wednesday ahead of the next major frontal passage on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 15 October
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. A southerly change 15 to 20 knots moving into the inshore area from the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 16 October
Winds
South to south westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon then tending north to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Sunday morning surfin’

Posted on October 13th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Shoulder plus faces on sets this morning at Dee Why. Before 0900 the wind was coming lightly from the west. It should swing around to the SE soon, but with luck it won’t blow too hard. Swell’s about 2.5 metres out at sea and coming from the SSE at about 13 seconds apart. Tide peaked at 0850 and is now dropping to the low at 1455.

From the look of the forecast models, the swell should fade gradually but still be producing something tomorrow morning. After that though it would seem the rest of the week will be small to very small. So, if you’re keen, you can join the Sunday crowds or jam in a quick sesh before work on Monday.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Quite a few chasing waves along the beach at 0840

Busy at the point with shoulder plus faces on sets at 0840

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, directing south to southeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. Winds will shift north to northeasterly over the next day or two as an inland trough deepens and the ridge moves offshore. A southerly change is expected to affect the southern coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 14 October

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 15 October

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Clean lines

Posted on October 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Mainly sunny skies over the beaches as Friday got started, but there looked to be a fair amount of rain activity out at sea and the Bureau says there’s a 90% chance of showers. As the pictures show, there were clean looking lines coming into Dee Why, and there were plenty of folk in the water to take advantage of the opportunities. Set wave faces looked to be into the chest plus range, particularly along the beach (where the shutdowns were plentiful). That said, it also seemed as though the swell angle wasn’t quite tuned to the point, so people would take off and then have the wave fade out after a turn. So, you’re mileage may vary.
Tide was high at 0745 and will be back to low at 1340. Wind was coming lightly from the SE early but it should pick up into the 10-15 kt range by midday. The Sydney buoy is offline this morning, but inferring from the data north and south of us, it’s probably around 2 metres at sea with a period of 11-12 seconds and a direction of 150° (SE-SSE). Water is 18C and water quality is dodgy along the Manly stretch, but okay up the peninsula from there.
As usual the might Goat has bestowed a fresh week-ahead forecast upon us in the last 24 hours. Read his words of wisdom here…
Go well with your Friday everyone!

Nice looking set at 0715

Kiddies set

Another set at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea will establish east to southeast winds over the coastal areas today, maintaining the flow over the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 12 October
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 13 October
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy


Waves for Thursday

Posted on October 10th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Well, whadya know? More waves for us today. Still looking pretty scrappy and raw, but set wave faces were in the chest to maybe head high range at the point and up the beach toward No Mans.
Wind was SW 10-15kts when I took the pictures and the MHL buoy report from 0600 was showing 3.3 metres at 10 seconds from the SSE (156-160°). As you can see, the ocean is still pretty lumpy and disorganised looking, so quality isn’t all time. But, at least for the early, the skies were partly cloudy and the 18C water deemed safe for swimming by Beachwatch.
The Goat should be along with his weekly outlook later today, so be sure to check back for his words of wisdom. I’m quietly hopeful fwiw.
Also, a shout out to Jason Falinski MP who is the Member for Mackellar. A few weeks ago a group of us from Citizens Climate Lobby Australia had the opportunity to speak with Jason about joining a non-partisan Parliamentary Friends of Climate group which we believe can help government to get moving while there’s still time. So I was really stoked to see this item on the Guardian website today:

Several Liberal MPs have signed on to a crossbench-led climate action committee, as the parliament’s independents attempt to take partisan politics out of the nation’s climate policies.

Tim Wilson, Dave Sharma, Jason Falinski, Katie Allen, Angie Bell and Trent Zimmerman are among the Liberal MPs to sign up to the Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action group, along with Labor’s Ged Kearney and Josh Burns as well as Adam Bandt from the Greens and Andrew Wilkie.

Established by Rebekha Sharkie and Kerryn Phelps late last year, the independent Helen Haines has stepped into Phelps’ role as co-chair, with Zali Steggall to serve as deputy chair. Sharkie has pushed for a cohesive climate policy since her election, while both Haines and Steggall vowed to make climate action a priority in their campaigns.

This is good news – and on that happy note, have yourself a great day!

Somewhat makeable looking thing at 0825

The point at 0825

Set at the point

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea, in combination with a high in the Bight, is directing fresh to strong southerly winds along the New South Wales coast today. Conditions are expected to ease tonight and Thursday as the low weakens and moves away, allowing the high to become dominant. By Friday the high should be over the southern Tasman Sea, with coastal winds becoming more easterly in most areas.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Friday 11 October
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 12 October
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.