Posts in Dee Why

Another sunny and tiny spring morning

Posted on September 14th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell at sea was a touch under a metre from 167° at 13-14 seconds, but nothing much was showing at Dee Why when I looked for the first time this morning. Tide was high at 0540 and is currently dropping to the low at 1115 as we head to a high of 21C but water’s dropped back a touch to 17C.
Waves look like staying tiny at least through tomorrow, but Wednesday may see a bump up if a predicted shortish period east to east southeast swell comes into the picture. Overall though there isn’t much energy potential showing in the forecasts for the next week.
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone, and take the mask for those times you can’t maintain distance.

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change to central and northern waters today. Freshening north to northeast winds will then develop Wednesday as a high pressure system moves across from the west, and over the Tasman Sea. The next trough and associated southerly change is expected to reach southern and central waters Thursday afternoon or evening.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 16 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Sunday for not surfing at Dee Why

Posted on September 13th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Well, it’s pretty much dullsville on the surf front at Dee Why this morning. I couldn’t see anyone in the water, nor any reason for them to be there on a board. My exercise plan has switched to bike riding, what about yours?
Looks as though we’ll be waiting until Tuesday for our next shot at surf…
Go well!
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea currently extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, maintaining northeast to southeasterly winds in most areas. A weak trough looks set to bring a brief southerly change to the southern coast today, with another trough and southerly change to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday or Monday.

no surf for you today at Dee Why


Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 14 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 September
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Little waves on Friday morning

Posted on September 11th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Finally, a few little waves showing at Dee Why this morning. It’s nothing amazing, but at least the sets are in the waist to chest plus range. Wind was out of the NW at 2-3 kts when I grabbed the snaps a little after 0700. First tide of the day was the low at 0800. It’s back to high at 1440. It should be a partly cloudy day with a high of 20C. Water’s up a touch to 18C.
If you’re wondering about the weekend’s surf prospects, may I direct your attention to the latest analysis from the amazing Goat…
Go well with your Friday one and all!

Little peak near No Mans

Bomb set at the point briefly stands one up

Cruisy little bump

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will become established over the Tasman Sea today and extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast, maintaining east to southeasterly winds along the northern coast and northerly winds along southern and central parts. A weak trough looks set to bring a brief southerly change to the far south on Saturday, with another trough and southerly change to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday or Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning or early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 12 September
Winds
Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 13 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Wintry look but a mild feel

Posted on September 9th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
The southerly arrived right on schedule and this morning sees blustery SSW wind, lowering skies – but no real sign of an improvement to swell conditions. It’s 1.8 metres out at sea, but average periods are a choppy 5-6 seconds and it’s dead south.There’s really no prospect of an improvement to the waves today and tomorrow doesn’t look a lot more hopeful. Swell direction should get more around to the east on Friday and it’s set to be a bit bigger, but the period isn’t going to improve much according to the models. So maybe… possibly…

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure will move along the coast today and Thursday, bringing a fresh to strong southerly change to New South Wales waters. Winds are then expected to gradually tend east to northeasterly by Friday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Thursday 10 September
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.
Friday 11 September
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy


Pretty morning but pretty flat too

Posted on September 8th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
A summery one coming up as we head to a high of 24C today. As expected, the ocean is pretty much flat at Dee Why again this morning. There’s no real prospect for an improvement in surf today and tomorrow, while we’ll see a little bump up in size, it’ll be cloudy and southerly with a 95% chance of 8-15mm of rain. The average periods are predicted to be in the 5-7 second range, so although it’s also expected to be in the 1.5 metre range at sea, I’m not too hopeful for anything much above waist high out of this pulse.
Have yourself a fine old day, maintain distance and take that mask for those occasions when you’re inside with others. The virus is at low levels in NSW for now, so let’s try to keep it that way while we wait for a vaccine.

Another sunny and tiny morning for Sydney


Weather Situation
A cold front is forecast to skim across the state’s south today, with an associated trough of low pressure moving along the coast on Wednesday, bringing a southerly change to New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 9 September
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Thursday 10 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.


Like Sunday only fewer bumps

Posted on September 7th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The pictures tell the story. No waves for us today. And it looks like the same for tomorrow. But maybe the south change on Wednesday will begin the process of building toward something in the surfable range for the end of the work week…

No energy whatsoever

zippo

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lying over the Tasman Sea will strengthen northerly winds along the southern coast today. On Tuesday, a cold front is forecast to skim across the state’s south, with an associated trough of low pressure moving along the coast on Wednesday, bringing a southerly change to New South Wales waters.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 8 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 9 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers


Sunny, breezy and tiny

Posted on September 6th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

No sign of a surfable wave at Dee Why this morning. Wind is out of the ESE at 7-10 kts as of 0930. It should pick up a little more and get a bit more east as well, so surface conditions will be ordinary all day. Out at sea the buoy is seeing 1.3 metres of 8-second energy from 166°. Water’s on 17C. We’re going to a high of 20C today with partly cloudy skies and the slight chance of a sprinkle.

The models aren’t offering much hope of a change until around midweek when the more hopeful projections see a south pulse arriving Wednesday with a subsequent rise in swell. It then stays southerly for a couple of days, but there should be waves of some sort around. I’m not expecting much in the way of good quality surf though because the predicted period range is sub-10 seconds, and wind will be out of the southerly quarters.

Have a good Sunday and pack your mask for those times when you can’t maintain distance.

Dee Why Sunday morning

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough is lingering in the far northeast corner of the state while a high pressure system in the west is drifting across the state, resulting in a gradual shift in coastal winds from southerly to northerly in most areas. The high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea by Monday as the next cold front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to bring a southerly change during Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly around 10 knots in the early afternoon, becoming northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 7 September

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 8 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Puny Dee Why dribble

Posted on September 4th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Surf? Er, no. Not at Dee Why this morning. There’s a touch under a metre at 7 seconds from 67° out at sea and 7-10 kts of WNW breeze showing at North Head. Places with better exposure to the NE wind swell should have soft ankle to knee high bumps for your mal or fish. Welcome to Spring everybody.
Wind will gradually accelerate a little as it comes around to the NE by close of play.
The ever reliable Goat pulled a piping hot new forecast out of the weather oven last night, so check it out here.
Go well everybody, and protect your fellow Australians by wearing your mask when you can’t physically distance.

Take the big, long, floaty thing this morning.


Weather Situation
North to northwesterly winds are increasing ahead of an approaching cold front. This front is expected to bring a southerly change to the south coast early Saturday and then to push north along the coast, reaching the far north coast early Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 5 September
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots early in the morning, then shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 6 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


You won’t be surfing Dee Why this morning

Posted on September 3rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The mild mornings are returning as we head into Spring. Skies were mostly clear and the breeze was a light 7-9 kts as yours truly pointed the camera toward Dee Why. It was 1.3 metres at 7 seconds apart from 132 degrees – so basically light chop on a day that is set to reach 29C.
There’s no real prospect of an improvement to surf prospects that I can see for today. If you’re desperate you might get a weak knee high bomb set at a well aligned spot, but there’s so little energy around, you’ll be doing well to catch anything.
Here’s hoping the Goat spots something hopeful when he casts the runes later today.
Go well, take the mask with you for those times you aren’t able to maintain distance.

Pretty morning but no waves


Weather Situation
North to northwesterly winds are increasing ahead of an approaching cold front. This front is expected to bring a southerly change to the south coast on Friday, and then push north along the coast during Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 4 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 5 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.


The waiting game continues

Posted on September 2nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
High overcast as we rolled into the first Wednesday of Spring. The ocean was pretty close to flat at Dee Why. Out at sea the swell’s about a metre from 155 degrees at 10-11 seconds. If you’re really keen, there might be an ankle to knee high set to be found at south magnets, but you’ll be doing well to find anything more than that.
We’ll see what the Goat says tomorrow, however from what I’m seeing on the models, there’s not much to encourage a surfer in the forecasts. Spring’s not a great season, but one always hopes…
Look after yourselves and mask up where you can’t maintain distance.

Electro-boarder zipping about over the flatness

Nothing up the beach toward the pole


Weather Situation
A high pressure system is forecast to drift across from the west, moving into the Tasman Sea today. Strengthening northerly winds on Wednesday will continue on Thursday ahead of a cold front which is expected to bring a southerly change to the far south coast on Friday before pushing north along the coast during Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 3 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 4 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly in the evening
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.