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Fun looking late morning

Posted on November 9th, 2017 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

1130 and some fun shoulder high stuff coming through for a small crew at the point. Wish I could be in the water with them…


Waves for the morning crew

Posted on November 9th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Sunny skies and a forecast for light and variable winds combined with a low tide at 0650 helped the 2 metre 9 second swell to look interesting enough to attract a solid crowd to the point. Set wave faces were head and a bit on the bigger ones. The swell had a raw look to it and the main action was clearly at the point rather than along the beach. Tide will peak at 1.78 m at 1305.
Swell’s predicted to fade steadily across the day and this morning’s swell modelling by the Bureau and others suggests that the coming week will be pretty small. The Goat should be along with his forecast later, so as always I’ll be keen to see what he says after applying his decades of experience to the outlook.
Get out there this morning if you can is my advice and, however it plays out, hope you have a top old day!

Solid crew on it at 0650

A few hopefuls up toward No Mans

Bomb set catches the crowd out

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, generating predominantly southeasterly winds. Winds will tend more easterly on Friday and the weekend as the high drifts across the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 10 November

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 11 November

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Messy morning at Dee Why

Posted on November 8th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
15-20 kts of SSE wind ripping into Dee Why from before 0800 was making for messy and unappetizing conditions. At 0500 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.3 metres of 9 second energy from the SSE. Tide was low at 0540 and is currently running into a deepish 1.87 m high at 1210. Skies were partly cloudy at report writing time and we were heading to a high of 20.
The Bureau says it’ll continue SE all day and the swell is expected to fade back to around 2 metres by dark. Tomorrow the waves are set to be smaller again but there could be a little fun wave at south magnets for the early session before the wind gets going.
The pattern of small but surfable in the morning looks to continue on Friday and then on Saturday most of the models show the swell at around the metre mark, but the average period getting into the 15 second range. If that’s the case there could be some interesting activity at the point… we’ll await developments with interest.
Have a happy old Wednesday everyone!

Not exciting up the beach at 0750

Only the most hopeful hunting for bumps at the point

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across New South Wales, while a low pressure system near New Zealand continues to move southeast. The combination of these two systems is generating south to southeasterly winds across New South Wales waters. The high is expected to be the dominant weather system for the region over the next several days as it moves slowly east, with winds forecast to tend easterly along the southern coast by the end of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 9 November

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 10 November

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Waves for Dee Why this morning

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Sunny skies, light WSW wind at 0730 and a mix of NNE and SSE swell combining to be 3.4 m at 12 sec out at sea. A solid crew in the water at the point to make the most of the opportunities, but not too many in the water otherwise. Sets are into the solidly overhead range as the tide comes off the low and fills into a deep 1.9 m high at 1115. You want to get in early because the wind is expected to go southerly later this morning.

The forecast has the wind staying southerly overnight and into tomorrow morning while the swell still pushes along at about the current size from the south. The longer term outlook is for the waves to stay above the micro threshold over the remainder of the week, but… the wind forecast doesn’t look too friendly. Basically the models are all showing a run of mainly south to SE into the weekend – at least. So, hit it early for the widest range of options…

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Lines stacking into Dee Why this morning at 0730

Up the beach situation

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving rapidly southeast towards New Zealand, with strong to gale force southwest to southeasterly winds across coastal waters easing through Tuesday as the low moves further away. In its place, a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across New South Wales. This is expected to become the dominant weather system for the region over the next few days as it moves slowly east, with winds forecast to ease further and tend easterly along the southern coast by the end of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 8 November

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 9 November

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Stormy Monday

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Rainy night followed by a morning with heavy overcast and the prospect of more showers. A blustery 15-20 kt NEr was knocking the stuffing out of the Dee Why end of the beach. Couldn’t see anyone in the water, nor any reason for them to be there either. Out at sea swell is a couple of metres from the east but it’s really only chop because the average period is just 6 seconds.
Another day to give surfin’ a pass from the look of it.
Wave activity is set to ramp up tomorrow but there’s a gale warning for raging SW early swinging SE by late morning. Will there be a little window of opportunity for south corners early? I’d say there’s a small chance of a scrappy bump or two, but my confidence isn’t strong.
The rest of the week is a similar mix of will-it-won’t-it where the wind’s concerned, but broadly it looks as though swell energy goes up tomorrow and then starts fading back overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
Have a great Monday everyone!

Messy point at 0730

Messy up the beach too

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the northwest of the state is generating east to northeast winds along the waters. The low is forecast to move southeastwards, intensifying as it reaches the south coast later today, and then quickly move towards New Zealand on Tuesday. This will bring a vigorous southerly change to the southern half of the coast from this afternoon, then extending throughout by early Tuesday. Gale to storm force winds likely over parts of the central and southern waters. Winds are forecast to ease from Tuesday evening as a ridge extends from the Bight to the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe.
Tuesday 7 November
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 8 November
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.


Sleep in Sunday

Posted on November 5th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light ESE breeze chopping up a feeble SE wind bump under showery and heavily overcast skies for Dee Why. The pictures tell the story: there really isn’t anything that could be described as surf as Sunday kicks off. The wind isn’t expected to back off and the swell isn’t showing much hope of improving either. So, an excellent day to skip it.
Tomorrow promises to be rainier and windier than today and Tuesday’s not looking a lot better. In fact, the onshore and junky conditions appear to be on tap through Wednesday. That south pulse is still on the cards from Tuesday onward, but right now the wind looks like being problematic until Thursday.
Ah well, so it goes. Have a top old Sunday anyway!

Another tiny and junky morning for Dee Why

Blergh.

Weather Situation

South to southeasterly winds will shift east to northeasterly today as a low pressure system develops over the northwest of the state. This low is forecast to move southeastwards, intensifying as it reaches the south coast later Monday, and then quickly move towards New Zealand on Tuesday. This will bring a vigorous southerly change to most of the coast later Monday or during Tuesday morning, with gale force winds likely over parts of the central and southern waters. Winds are likely to ease Tuesday evening as a ridge extends from the Bight to the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to 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.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 6 November

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending east to northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 7 November

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 35 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Little bumps but not flat

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Our midweek pulse has faded overnight and while the MHL buoy was picking up 1.8 m of 10-sec SSE (158 degrees), the point looked to be waist high and inconsistent. Today’s high tide is a 1/7 m swamper at 0810, so that would definitely have been a factor when I grabbed the pics. Surface conditions were pretty smooth thanks to the light NW breeze. It’s set to pick up soon and then to weaken and go more NE this afternoon. I reckon the best shot for a little fun wave is more likely to be found up toward Longy or around at Curly maybe. But, you can probably get the odd bump anywhere along the beach.
As usual the astonishingly reliable Goat dropped his latest forecast last night so scroll down for his wisdom or jump straight to it here.
Have a great Friday!

Waiting for a peak at 0730

Bods at the point hoping for something


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Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is continuing to weaken as it moves southeast, and a weak ridge of high pressure extends across New South Wales. The ridge will decay today as a trough brings a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast, continuing to the Queensland border during Saturday. A new ridge will extend along the coast behind the trough, with winds gradually shifting northerly on Sunday as a high develops over the Tasman Sea. Another southerly change is likely early in the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon then shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 4 November
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Sunday 5 November
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


Pretty crazy at the point

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Hello Friends

Stopped by the point for a look a little before 0900. Tide was very high and as the pictures show, the surface conditions and swell were pretty rugged and challenging for the dozen or so in the water.


Swell roaring for the early

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Had just enough time to post pics but not much else… so more later when I get back from the beach… Looks pretty crazy and out of control but there are people in the water at the point, so I’ll drop by for a closer look in the next hour or so.

Very consistent at 0740

No Mans not looking approachable

A smaller set wave gets ridden at 0740


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Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving slowly to the south. In combination with a high developing over the Bight, this will maintain fresh to strong southwest to southeasterly winds and powerful surf conditions over southern and central waters this morning, after which the low will begin to weaken and winds ease. Winds will turn briefly northerly over most of the coast on Friday ahead of a southerly change moving through later on Friday and during Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 3 November
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 4 November
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.


Dee Why on low tide

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Midday and strong slideshows were making the conditions pretty ordinary. Set faces were overhead but they were crumbly and kind of lumbering slowly along. Skies were mostly clear and there wasn’t much of a crowd chasing the lumps.tomorrow morning could maybe be interesting.


 

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