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Really tiny Thursday for Dee Why

Posted on February 8th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Maybe ankle to knee at No Mans this morning.

 

0800 point looking too small to surf.

 

Hello Friends,

I was hoping we’d have a little more activity this morning, but it seems the models were pretty much right on. Dee Why is just barely above flat this morning. You couldn’t surf the point as of 0800 and what waves there were up the beach look to be maybe ankle to knee high.

According to the MHL buoy data at 0500, Sydney was seeing a touch under a metre of 9-sec east bump. At 0800 we had a light NNW breeze which was just ruffling the surface. It should swing around to the NE as the day warms up and by this afternoon should be pushing along at a summer strength 15-25 kts.

Tide will be low at 0945 and then will be back to a 1.2 m high at 1530.

The mighty Goat should be along with his usual outlook  on the surf prospects later today. I’ll be keen to see how he reads the guts on next week as I’m kind of hopeful for a little bump on Sunday and wondering if 7 days from now could be the dawn of a solid swell event…

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast and is directly northeasterly winds across coastal waters. A weak cold front is likely to bring a brief southerly change to the southern and central coasts during Friday, before a stronger cold front and associated southerly change move up the coast during Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 9 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 10 February

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Little lines for Wednesday morning

Posted on February 7th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Suggestive lines at the point.

 

Plausible lines up the beach at 0730.

Hello Friends,

Sunny skies and light westerly breezes at 0730. Plus there are little south lines and from the look of the MHL data, the swell energy levels are similar to yesterday when there were occasional wobbly knee to waist plus sets from Dee Why to Longy. I took the mal out yesterday morning and managed to catch a few little fun ones. Set the expectations at going for a paddle and you should be about right. For the record, the Sydney buoy was showing 1.3 m of 12-sec SSE at 0500. Low tide was at 0840 and is now coming into a moderate 1.31 m high at 1430. Should be sunny and warm today and the NE seabreeze should kick up by lunchtime.

Outlook is for conditions to bobble along on a gradual downward trend. Tomorrow and Friday aren’t looking too exciting and Saturday’s got a question mark, but there seems to be some prospect for a fun session at east spots on Sunday morning. Here’s hoping!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system south of Tasmania with a ridge along the New South Wales coast is moving east very slowly, directing south to southeasterly winds across the western Tasman Sea. Winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during today as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge along the coast through the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 8 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 9 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Knee to waist on sets this morning

Posted on February 6th, 2018 in Dee Why.

A few folk in the water near No Mans at 0745.

 

Crew hanging out at the point, waiting for the rare rideable sets.

Hello Friends,

Swell has faded a touch overnight and this morning was around the metre mark. It was coming from the SE at about 10 seconds apart. Sets seem to be pretty few and far between (as they were yesterday morning), but when they arrive look to be in the knee to maybe waist range. Surface conditions were smooth under high cloud. Tide was low at 0740 and will be back to a 1.45 m high at 1340. Wind is set to be light and variable this morning, so if you have an opening in the schedule it could be worth a paddle in search of the odd bump. Conditions should be similar pretty much everywhere with exposure to the SE.

The Bureau says the south component of the swell should bump up this afternoon and last into the morning tomorrow and maybe even to Thursday. There’s some variability in the models with some predicting small to near flatness Friday, but others showing another bump up in energy into the waist high range during the afternoon and then trending up a little for the weekend. Water’s a beautiful 23oC atm, so just going for a paddle has it’s own attractions.

Keep on smilin’ everybody and have fun!

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system southwest of Tasmania with a ridge along the New South Wales coast is moving east very slowly, directing south to southeasterly winds across the western Tasman Sea. Winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during today as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 7 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 8 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunny Monday with the odd little bump

Posted on February 5th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Not as big as yesterday but little bumps

Chasing little shories at No Mans

Hello Friends,

Lovely morning with bright blue skies and light winds at 0800. Tide was low at 0645 and will be back to a moderate 1.5 m high at 1245. Swell’s out of the SSE at around a metre and 10-seconds. Set wave faces at Dee Why looked to be in the knee to waist range at the point and maybe a touch bigger along the beach north from there.

The Bureau says the little swell we have will fade across the day but according to the models, it won’t go flat on us. With luck we should have soft but more or less rideable little bumps – particularly in the mornings right through the week ahead.

Get out there if you can and keep on smilin’!

 

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system near Tasmania with a ridge along the New South Wales coast is moving east very slowly, directing south to southeasterly winds across the western Tasman Sea. Winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 6 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 7 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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Sunday looking sunny with small waves

Posted on February 4th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Sunday crew at the point looking for waves

Folk in the water near No Mans

 

Hello Friends,

A light SSW breeze was doing what it could to clean up the junky looking conditions as of 0800. Swell was around the 2 metre 9-sec mark and coming from the SE and crowd looked to be at summer strength. Size looks to be in the knee to maybe chest range and waves don’t look to have a lot of power. I’d be taking the slop riding tool this morning. Tide is coming into a 1.77 m high at 1210 and the wind should drift around to the SE as it picks up into the 10-15 kt range.

Outlook continues to be for a week of small waves – but not going flat – and for the wind to be most favourable in the mornings before going around to the easterly quarters during the morning.  Peak day currently looks like happening around Wednesday. Then, if the long range models are right, the weekend could see an influx of fun-size east swell.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system south of Tasmania with a ridge along the New South Wales coast is moving very slowly east, directing south to southeasterly winds across the western Tasman Sea. Winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 5 February

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 6 February

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Grey, bumpy and full at Dee Why this morning

Posted on February 1st, 2018 in Dee Why.

Maybe a junky option at No Mans around 0740

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Scrappy looking point

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Hello Friends,

The Bureau has a caution posted for large and powerful surf conditions, but as you can see from the pics, Dee Why’s not looking particularly intimidating. There were a few folks in the water at the point, but it looked inconsistent, sloppy and maybe chest high on sets – if that. A 2 m high tide at 0945 isn’t helping matters. At least the wind is a relatively light 7-9 kts SWly at report writing time. The southerly is supposed to top out at 15-25 kts  today before fading after dark. The MHL buoy was showing 3 metres of 9-sec south swell at 0500. Water is around the 23°C mark, so at least it should be nice in.

The grey and lightly showery weather is forecast to last through Sunday, but while the swell level is set to slump back, there should be little bumps around for those who don’t mind weather and junkiness.

So, not the most interesting outlook, but not hopeless either.

Have a great day and keep on smilin’!

 

Weather Situation

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi over the central Tasman Sea is moving quickly towards New Zealand and a strong high is situated over the Southern Ocean with a ridge extending along the New South Wales coast. A southerly airstream is being directed along the coast between the two systems, with wind strengths easing as the low moves further away. The high centre is expected to remain very slow-moving.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 2 February

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 3 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

A little more energy and grey skies

Posted on January 31st, 2018 in Dee Why.

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Hello Friends,

As expected, we’ve switched over to southerly conditions this morning. So, grey skies, the odd spot of rain, and a building southerly that should see wind speeds in the 25-30 kt range later today. Swell has come up from yesterday as it builds toward the 2-3 metre mark by lunch time. Surface conditions at 0900 were not too bad, but wind was coming from the SW at 8-10kts. Once it goes south and gets to full throttle quality at Dee Why will go downhill.

Outlook is for these southerly settings to stay about the same for at least another few days. Some models show the wind getting a SW tilt around Sunday but the swell energy levels are looking like fading away too. This surfing business really requires a lot of patience!

Have a great day everybody and stay happy, you hear?

Weather Situation

A front with an associated southerly change over the Hunter waters is moving north and will reach the far north coast by late morning/early afternoon. Behind the front a slow-moving high pressure system south of the Bight will extend a ridge along the coast maintaining south to southeasterly winds over the next few days.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
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.

Thursday 1 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
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.

Friday 2 February

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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Cloudy and small this morning

Posted on January 29th, 2018 in Dee Why.

No Mans looking too fat and too small on high tide.

 

A few bods hanging in the beachy and nobody at the point as of 0700.

 

Hello Friends,

Monday starts off glassy but with weak and tiny tide-affected conditions (the 1.8 m high was at 0700) The MHL Sydney buoy is still off the air, however Pt Kembla was showing 1.3 m of 7-sec east wind bump at 0400. That’s right in line with the Bureau’s call and consistent with the conditions at Dee Why this morning (ie knee to waist high) The day should warm up and the cloud should decrease too. Wind will come up from the NE later this morning and get to 10-15 kts by lunch.

Your correspondent is happy to be home, but he’s currently doing battle with a bug picked up a week or so ago and therefore not feeling all that tip-top. Looking forward to feeling normal again!

catch you tomorrow!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, directing east to northeasterly winds over coastal waters. The northern coast is expected to see a southeasterly shift during today as a deepening low over the Coral Sea begins to head south. A cold front will bring a vigorous southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Tuesday, continuing through remaining waters on Wednesday. Following this, a new high to the west of Tasmania is expected to maintain a ridge along the New South Wales coast through to the weekend, maintaining generally south to southeasterly winds.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 30 January

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 31 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the early morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Hot early and tiny but

Posted on January 7th, 2018 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Thought I’d beat the heat with an early bike ride. At Dee Why as I tap this out. There are people in the water all along the beach. Main attraction is keeping cool as for most part it’s too gutless and micro to catch – even on a mal. Tide is low and wind not a factor yet.

Guess I’ll ride up to Northy for a look…


Paddling conditions excellent

Posted on January 5th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Not a hint of a line at the point at 0720

Up the beach, nothing going on

Kiddies almost as calm as a lap pool at 0720

Hello Friends,

If only we had swell. It’s a beautiful morning in every respect otherwise; light offshore breeze, sunny skies, incoming tide… but it’s a lake.

And the outlook? Well the Goat’s latest ruminations are right here

Have a great Friday everyone!
 

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge to the north, directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn north to northeasterly during Saturday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea and a trough approaches from the southwest. This trough will bring a brief southerly change is along the southern half of the coast on Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 6 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 7 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

 

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