Posts in Dee Why

Fading into waiting mode

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

As expected, the swell has faded out on us and this morning sees ankle to maybe knee high little lines being fanned by 7-9 kts of north wind under mostly clear skies. Out at sea the buoys were detecting around a metre of 9-second S-SSE bump offshore from Sydney. The forecast tells us not to expect any improvement to conditions today.

I’ll be keen to see what the Goat thinks about our surf prospects when he rolls out his weekend and week-ahead forecast. My reading of the models is that we could see some energy filling in on Sunday…

Go well everyone!

SUPs are go for these conditions

Weather Situation
Northerly winds are increasing ahead of the passage of a cold front, which will bring a west to southwesterly change to southern and central parts of the coast today. A second, weaker, front is forecast to cross the state on Friday. Winds will tend south to southwesterly on the weekend and persist into the new week, as the fronts move away to the east and a ridge of high pressure extends across the state from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots near midnight.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, reaching up to 2.5 metres offshore this afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Friday 3 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
Saturday 4 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Wednesday waves for you

Posted on July 1st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

What a run of surf days we’ve had. As expected, it was a bit smaller again this morning, but there were still chest high wave faces along the beach and even occasionally at the point. The offshore buoys were showing 1-1.5m from 150° at 9-11 seconds as of 0800. Beachwatch says the water’s on 18C and the Bureau’s calling for a sunny, 20C day along the coast. First tide of the day is the low at 1040 and the high will be along just after sunset (1710). Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing the energy levels decaying away to marginal to near flat from tomorrow through to Saturday morning. After that it looks as though it should come back up into the fun range – potentially. It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat’s take is tomorrow evening…
Go well with your day

Sets at the beach

Lines at the point

Waist plusses now and again

No Mans wall

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over northeast New South Wales is slowly tracking to the Tasman Sea as a series of cold fronts approach from the west. The first of these fronts slipped to the south on Tuesday. The second, more significant, front is expected to cross the state on Thursday and Friday, bringing a southerly change to most coastal areas. South to southwesterly winds will persist over the weekend and into the new week as a new high pressure system returns to the region.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 2 July
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 3 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Smaller but waves to be had for the patient

Posted on June 29th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Cool, partly cloudy with a light westerly breeze fanning the incoming waist to chest high waves at Dee Why. Out at sea the buoys are reporting 1.3-1.5m of 10-sec SE swell. That should mean a reasonable number of surf options around the place again today, but it is definitely smaller. First tide of the day is the low at 0850. It’ll be high again at 1520. Speaking of highs, today should get to 17C along the beaches, while the water will be a touch warmer at 18C.
We should have waves again tomorrow at about the current intensity. Weds might still have a few surf options at south magnets but then if the models have it right, we slump into tiny territory into the weekend.
Have yourself a great Monday everyone!

Rainbow and the city

Nice clouds over South Head and Manly

No Mans bump

Set at the point 0740

Waist plus at Kiddies

Soft but rideable looking at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is slowly tracking to the Tasman Sea as a series of cold fronts approach from the west. The first of these fronts slips to the south on Tuesday. The second front, which is more significant, looks set to cross the state on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Tuesday 30 June
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 1 July
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Surfy Sunday morning

Posted on June 28th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Sets were into the head plus range at the point and along the beach when I looked at it for the first time around 0830 this morning. Wind was light from the WNW and out at sea the buoys were seeing 1.6-2 m at 9-10 seconds from the ESE to SSE. So, along with Dee Why, there should be a fair few surf options at beaches near you – just don’t expect it to be uncrowded. The forecast tells us the wind will come around more to the south across the day, but the waves should continue. Beachwatch says the water’s 18C. Tide was low at 0800 and will be back to high at 1420.
Outlook is for the swell to get a a little smaller and weaker but to pretty much stick around – wind willing – in the surfable range through to about midweek.
Have a great Sunday everyone!

40+ people scattered across No Mans at 0830

Bomb set stands up at low tide point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is forecast to remain near-stationary through the weekend, maintaining generally southerly winds over coastal waters. The high is forecast to weaken and shift to the Tasman Sea early next week as a series of cold fronts approach from the west.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 29 June
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 30 June

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


It’s on

Posted on June 26th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Heaps of swell piling into Dee Why for the healthy dawn patrol crew at Dee Why. Sets look to be solidly overhead and it didn’t look as though you had to wait long for an opportunity. It’s quite peaky thanks to the combo of south and SE swells. As of 0740 it was 2-2.5 metres at 10-11 seconds out at sea. Wind for the early session was 10-13 kts from the west, but it should start to swing SW soon and then be southerly around midday. So get into that 19C water asap. Oh, and the low tide was at 0620 and is currently coming in to a moderate 1.4 mm high at 1220. Weather is set to be sunny all day as it goes to a high of 18.
Go well!

Set stacks into No Mans

Lotsa lines along the beach

Bomb set at the point 0715

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a high pressure system is moving into western New South Wales. This high is expected to remain near-stationary during the next few days, maintaining generally southerly winds over coastal waters.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Saturday 27 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 28 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre in the evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Wednesday morning micro at Dee Why

Posted on June 24th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The pictures tell the story. Not much of anything in the way of a bump at Dee Why this morning. Closer to flat than this time yesterday actually.

Out at sea it’s 1.2 metres at 8 seconds from the SE. So, there could be the odd knee to waist high sets at magnets every now and then. Wind was west 10-15 kts under sunny skies. Tide was low at 0435 and is back to high at 1035. Water is around 19C.

Looks like staying really tiny through tomorrow but then stuff should start happening on Friday as the consequence of the complex low system currently in the Tasman starts arriving on our shores. Keep your surf options open for Friday!

Ultra tiny at the point

Barely there bumps

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system currently lies over the Tasman Sea. This low will linger offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 25 June
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 26 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
SummaryMax 18Partly cloudy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.2 mmChance of any rain: 30%
Sydney area
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during this afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Thursday 25 June
SummaryMin 9Max 19Sunny.Chance of any rain: 5%
Sydney area
Sunny. Areas of fog in the west in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Friday 26 June
SummaryMin 9Max 18Mostly sunny.Chance of any rain: 20%
Sydney area
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.


Sunny, cold and near flat at Dee Why this morning

Posted on June 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Should be a mostly sunny day with a high of 17 in Sydney. Unfortunately there were no waves at the Dee Why end of the beach when I grabbed the pics this morning. And it seems likely to remain quiet for another couple of days on the surf front. So pursue your alternate exercise plans and get ahead on your obligations just in case the swell ramps into the fun range from around Thursday…
Have a good one and stay safe everyone.

Tiny lines at No Mans

SUP pilot poking around at the point

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system currently lies over the western Tasman Sea. This low will linger well offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 24 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 25 June
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Micro Monday morning at Dee Why

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

When I checked the beach yesterday evening there were little knee to waist high plus waves at spots attuned to the ESE direction, but judging from Dee Why this morning, it definitely hasn’t improved. For some reason the offshore buoy data isn’t working, so I can’t give you a solid set of numbers but the way it looks I’d be very surprised if there was anything much above knee high anywhere. Tide isn’t helping either. It peaks at 0900 and is back to low at 1430. Yesterday’s hopeful outlook for midweek seems to have flipped back to tiny. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing swell energy ramping up on Friday as the switch flips to southerly. So, the usual deal, good size at the most exposed locations – but with heaps of wind in on top of it. Could be a south corners weekend.

The virus is resurgent in Melbourne, so don’t slack off on the handwashing, physical distancing and avoiding crowded places. Take care and go well everyone.

No sign of a wave at 0730

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies over southeast Australia and is slowly moving east, forecast to reach the Tasman Sea later today. This low is then expected to linger well offshore for much of the week, maintaining south to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters throughout the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 23 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Wednesday 24 June
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Cool, grey, drizzly and tiny – but not flat

Posted on June 21st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Winter solstice saw a cloudy and chilly start to the year’s shortest day in Sydney. Wind was out of the WNW at 6-12 kts and out at sea the ESE swell at 1.4m was a bit bigger than yesterday and the average period has stretched out to 12 seconds. I’d expect to see a little more action at Dee Why but when I took the pictures at around 0800, the only rideable thing I saw was a glassy little waist high bump at Kiddies. There were folks floating around at the point, but nothing came through while I watched. From where they’re sitting, I’d guess there might be the occasional waist plus set. Another issue is likely the fact that high tide was at 0815.

The wind should be out of the N-NW today, so maybe as the tide drops, a few of those sets will start looking more interesting.

The coming week is looking reasonable for surfing. The next few days look likely to bumble along in the waist high and a bit range on favourable tides. From around midweek the picture is currently looking, how should we say, more energetic. It all depends on what happens when the next low pressure system crosses into the southern Tasman. Will it just hurtle across to NZ, or slow down and bomb…

Take care everyone and don’t slack off on your handwashing and distance keeping.

 

Hanging out at the point in hopes of a bump

Bomb set pops up just off the beach at 0800

 

Weather Situation
Northerly winds are increasing ahead of a cold front which will bring a west to southwesterly change to coastal waters today. This front is expected to form a low offshore over the Tasman Sea early in the new week, leading to south to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast for much of the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing up to 25 knots offshore in the evening ahead of a late westerly change.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible hail this afternoon and evening.
Monday 22 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 23 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Small to tiny at Dee Why this morning

Posted on June 19th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another morning with ankle to knee and a bit waves for the keen at Dee Why. Wind was light west early under partly cloudy skies. Out at sea the buoys were seeing a metre of 9-11 second bump from the SSE. First tide of the day was a high at 0650 and we’re now dropping to a low at 1230.

As usual the Mighty Goat has rolled out a fresh set of predictions for the coming week and as always, I commend his surf wisdom to you all.

Have a great Friday and may it all be going well for you and yours!

Rock-runners at the point

Kiddies momentary peak

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. This ridge will remain the dominant feature until Saturday, when it will weaken as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will bring a west to southwesterly change to coastal areas during Sunday, tending more southerly early in the new week as a low pressure system develops offshore.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 20 June
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 21 June
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.