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No surf at Dee Why

Posted on January 7th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

15-20 kts of SE wind from the get-go on a beautiful sunny and mild morning. Dee Why looking like a real mess surfwise. Swell conditions out at sea are 2 metres from the south at 7 seconds and that means there only junky waist to maybe chest high slop at the best exposures. Good day for kiting maybe?
The Goat should be along soon with his outlook, so as always I’ll be keen to see what he thinks…
Go well everybody, stay safe and mask up!

Windy start to Thursday morning


 

Weather Situation
A weak trough of low pressure along the northern coast will strengthen again with a surge of south to southeasterly winds and move towards the Queensland border this morning. Winds will remain south to southeasterly over most coastal waters over the coming days as a slow moving high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge along the coast behind the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 8 January
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly before dawn.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 9 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Light chop and tiny early

Posted on January 6th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A pretty ho-hum morning surfwise. for Dee Why. Heavy overcast skies threatening to sprinkle and 8-10 kts of SSW do not a pretty picture make. Swell at sea was 1.7 metres dead south at 6 seconds apart and that was translating into knee to waist high gutless dribble at Dee Why. The weather forecast calls for a shower or two across the day as we head to a high of 24C. The wind will come around to the SE soon, so prospects are unlikely to improve.

It looks as though these settings will stay in place through to late Friday at least.

Take care, take the mask and stay safe everyone!

Glum at Dee Why this morning

A few hopefuls bobbing around in the chop before 0730

Weather Situation

A weak trough of low pressure along the northern coast will strengthen again with a surge of south to southeasterly winds and move towards the Queensland border by early Thursday. Winds will remain south to southeasterly over most coastal waters over the coming days as a slow moving high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge along the coast behind the trough.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 7 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 8 January

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Barely there

Posted on January 5th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A glassy start to Tuesday and definitely a few waves about at magnet spots. Swell looked to be in the knee to maybe waist high range at Dee Why away from the south end, but better aligned stretches could be another 0.3-0.5 m bigger on the best sets. Out at sea the buoys were recording 1.3 metres of 8-9 sec straight east wind swell. First tide of the daylight hours was a 0.61 low at 0720. The 1.65 m high peaks at 1335. Wind was light offshore before 0700 and is predicted to come around to the S-SW 10-15kts. It should be a partly cloudy day with a high of 27 and the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Water quality is generally good, but lagoon entrances could be problematic. Temp is 21C.
We’re set to go into a southerly regime from tomorrow before dawn and, while the waves might get a bit bigger (and closer together), surface conditions are shaping to be pretty ordinary until around Saturday.
Go well, and mask up!

Clean but tiny

Nothing doing at the point or kiddies

Lion Island in the first rays of the sun

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure extends from northern inland New South Wales to the southern coast, and is directing north to northeasterly winds over most of the New South Wales coast. This trough may deepen into a low pressure circulation off the southern coast, which is expected to bring a southerly wind change to southern waters this afternoon and continue north on Tuesday. This system is forecast to move offshore mid-week with south to southeasterly winds persisting, as a new high to the south of the Bight extends a ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 6 January
Winds
Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres developing during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 7 January
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Smooth small lines

Posted on January 4th, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell at sea this morning was 1.2 metres at 7-8 second from the ENE and wind was a barely-there 2 kts from the NE at around 0800. Dee Why was seeing wave faces in the waist to chest high range on sets, but most of the time it was closer to knee to waist. The swell direction should mean that there are lots of little surf options along the beaches this morning. Tide was low at 0620 and will be back to a swampy 1.74 metre high at 1245. There’s a 90% chance of showers by this afternoon as we head to a high of 27C. The wind should remain fairly light, but I’d expect textured conditions by this afternoon.
Outlook is for the little but surfable conditions across the coming week with mornings being the best shot = as usual. This morning’s long range swell models are pointing to a change to southerly conditions late in the week. So, swell should push up, but wind could be on top of it too.
Have a great day and mask up!

 

Little knee to waist high lines this morning

Not quite enough energy for the point

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure, currently over eastern New South Wales is directing light north to northeasterly winds over the New South Wales coast. The trough is forecast to move east this morning than deepen into a low pressure circulation off the southern coast. This is expected to bring a southerly wind change to southern and central waters on Monday, continuing to the north during Tuesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Tuesday 5 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 6 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


It’s grey, tiny and onshore again

Posted on January 3rd, 2021 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Dull grey skies… again. Light (NE) onshores… again. Weak, dribbly 7-8 second metre and a bit east wind bumps… again.

Water quality is rated ‘pollution unlikely’ for the northern zone beaches but for beaches with lagoon entrances, it’s definitely a possibility. Water temp is 22C as we head into another showery day with an expected high of 25C.

The outlook is basically more or less for mornings for the rest of the week to be similar to what we’re seeing today, although it looks like swell could come up a wee bit over the period. There see,s tp be some hope for better wind conditions tomorrow morning, but most of the time it’ll be onshore. Oh, and the Bureau says we can expect showery and cloudy weather through to Saturday.

Take care, take a mask and stay safe everybody.

 

Sunday morning and again, you have to be super keen

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is directing generally easterly winds onto the New South Wales coast. A trough of low pressure, currently over western New South Wales, is forecast to move east from Sunday then deepen into a low pressure circulation off the southern coast. This is expected to bring a southerly wind change to southern and central waters on Monday, continuing to the north during Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Monday 4 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly before dawn. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Tuesday 5 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Happy New Year and still surfless

Posted on January 1st, 2021 in Dee Why.

Happy New Year Friends,

First day of the new decade doesn’t have anything to offer parched Sydney surfers. As the picture shows it’s another morning with grey skies, south wind and no real sign of swell. Sorry about that. Outlook is not spectacular, but there could be a little uptick over the weekend with a (potentially) gradual increase into the waist plus range by Sunday. The long range outlook currently offers some hope of a bump into the interesting range toward next weekend. Something to look forward to maybe.
Have a chill New Year’s Day everyone and may 2021 be an improvement on 2020!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough along the northern New South Wales coast is weakening. A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a strengthening ridge along the coast. Little change to this pattern is expected for the following days, with northeast to southeasterly winds remaining dominant along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 2 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 3 January
Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Are you really keen?

Posted on December 31st, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Out for a walk and coming back through Dee Why at low tide, got a picture of the impressive quantity of seaweed on the beach in the south corner. No surf btw. 2020 ends with a whimper.

10 kts of SSE wind keeping the tiny 7-second 1 metre SSE wind bump junky and unappetizing. There were a few people bobbing around at Kiddies, but it was maybe knee high on the gutless sets, so eminently missable.

The Goat should roll out his New Year forecast later today, so I’m hoping he’ll see something a little more attractive than I am.

Helluva year everybody. Here’s hoping ’21 will have lots of memorable surf sessions and that things will improve rapidly on the virus front. Stay safe, take care and mask up!

Tiny, junky and grey. Lovely.

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough along the northern New South Wales coast is weakening, while a weak high lies over the southern Tasman Sea. This high is expected to decay during Wednesday, although another high should extend a ridge across from the west in its wake. Little change to this pattern is expected for the following days, with northeast to southeasterly winds remaining dominant along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 1 January
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 2 January
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.


Another junky, tiny and grey day at the beach

Posted on December 30th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Not my idea of surfable this morning at Dee Why, but several hardy types disagreed. As the pictures show, the 15-20kt ESE wind is smashing the surface conditions. This morning’s showers are set to ease off as the day goes along, but the Bureau tells us the showery weather will continue for the next 7 days. Just for the record, as I was typing this up, swell at sea was 1.6 metres at 6 seconds from 132°. Unsurprisingly water quality has gone downhill with most beaches on our side of the harbour showing as ‘pollution likely’. So in addition to the waves being really bad, you could also pick up an unfriendly microbe.
Outlook surf wise is for the weak and junky stuff to be our reality well into January. The waves will return, so stay safe, mask up and let’s make the best of it.

A few people in the water for some reason

Blergh

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough along the northern New South Wales coast is weakening, while a weak high lies over the southern Tasman Sea. This high is expected to decay during Wednesday, although another high should extend a ridge across from the west in its wake. Little change to this pattern is expected for the following days, with northeast to southeasterly winds remaining dominant along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 31 December
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 1 January
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


Smooth early

Posted on December 29th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

 

Raining to start this morning with light winds and smooth seas. The waverider buoy was detecting 1.4 metres of 7 second SE wind bump which was translating into knee to knee and a bit at the magnets. Tide was high at 0835 and will bottom out again at 1515. It’s going to be a mild 22C with showers a good chance all day, and in fact, it seems we’ll have La Nina showery weather for the next week. Water is rated as ‘pollution unlikely’ and ocean temperature is up to 22C.

Surf outlook hasn’t changed on this morning’s run of the swell models. We’re facing short period (6-8 seconds) metre, to metre and a bit wind bump from the eastern quarters.

 
Weather Situation
A trough along the Mid North Coast will continue to weaken and stall during the day today. Meanwhile a high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the southern Queensland coast. Little change to this set up is expected for the coming days with northeast to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.

Wednesday 30 December
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 31 December
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.


Minor on Monday

Posted on December 28th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A warm beginning to the day with light SW wind under stormy looking skies. There were people in the water at Dee Why where waves looked to be in the ankle to knee high range. The offshore buoys were showing 1.4 metres of 7 second east wind bump. The Bureau tells us  a southerly will rattle through the place this morning,. We’ll see the wind getting into the 20-30 kts and some south wind bump following it in. Weather could see a few showers developing and maybe thunder and lightning later.

The swell models don’t have much to offer us this morning. It looks as though we’re in for sub 10-second wind swell for the next week. So probably not absolutely flat, but not all that inspiring either.

Have a good one and keep the mask handy for when you’re around others in public places.

SUPing about

Hopefuls bobbing in the knee high bumps at 0900

 

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the Queensland coast. A cold front currently over southwestern NSW has a strong and gusty southerly change currently on the south coast and forecast to reach central parts of the coast today. A trough will linger near the Mid North Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots this morning, then gradually easing to be 10 to 15 knots at night.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres developing by early evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 29 December
Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Wednesday 30 December
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.