Posts in Dee Why

Clean start to the morning

Posted on June 6th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light wind and clean conditions for the early at the point and along the beach. Swell’s out of the SE (141°) 1.6 metres at 10.5 sec. Tide hit a 0.6 m low just before 0800 and will come back up to a 1.3 m high at 1410. It’s going to be a cool day (15°) and there’s a 95% chance of 30-40mm of rain. Speaking of which, Beachwatch has pollution possible warnings from Bungan to Manly, so it’s a roll of the dice if you get in because you could end up sidelined in a few days with ENT issues. I’ll be passing on the opportunity to play host to unfriendly organisms.
As you can see from the pics, the point is still producing the odd chest to shoulder high set and it looks as though there might possibly be a few peaks up the beach.
Have to run, so have yourself a top old Wednesday everyone!

Smaller but not small at 0730

 

Did the swell leave us any peaks?

Bomb sets still in the mix

 

Pretty sky

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the north and is directing south to southeasterly winds along the the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend east to northeasterly during Thursday as the the high moves further east, strengthening the ridge to the northwest. A southerly change associate with a cold front is expected to develop along the southern half of the coast during Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 7 June

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 8 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday and clean early

Posted on June 5th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Cloudy start to the day with the prospect of rain very obvious from looking at the horizon. Wind was coming lightly from the west as of 0730, but the Bureau says it’ll go south to SE soon and by the end of the day will be around to the east. At 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 2.4 metres of 11-12 sec of SE (140°) swell.

There were a dozen or so at the point when I took the pictures and the bigger sets looked to be overhead and a bit. As with yesterday it also appeared to be somewhat lully so if you’re tossing up whether or not to go out, wait for awhile to see if the sets are in your competency range. Dee Why’s not the spot for beginners this morning.

Tide is coming off a 0.6 m low at 0700 and is now running into a 1.3 m high at 1310.

The models are basically in agreement with the Bureau about the next three days – ie steady onshores and a decaying (but not going flat) swell conditions. From about Friday through to next Tuesday the long range predictions are calling for short period SE wind swell in the metre-ish range. So not a flat outlook, but kinda quiet.

Have a top old Tuesday everyone!

Maybe the odd peak up the beach – before the wind hits

Set at the point 0725

That one looks interesting

2-3 waves in the sets

 

 

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Tasmania with a ridge to the north is slowly moving east and is directing south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend east to northeasterly during Wednesday as this high moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea and continue to move east maintaining the ridge to the northwest.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds turning easterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 6 June

Winds
Easterly 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 by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 7 June

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday and still solid sets in the mix

Posted on June 4th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Just slinging the pics up right away as I have to run an errand. Will add more details in due course!

Empty at No Mans

 

A few in the water at 0750

 

Big set arrives 0750

 

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system in the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east, while a high pressure centre near Tasmania extends a ridge over western New South Wales. These two systems are combining to generate fresh southerly winds and large waves. Conditions are expected to ease early this week with winds tending easterly as the low moves further east and a high pressure ridge strengthens in the western Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Tuesday 5 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore during the morning. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Wednesday 6 June
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.


Sunday gallery Dee Why point

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Went shooting at the point this morning and grabbed enough shots to make a small gallery to share.

It was pretty wild and woolly but there were a few clean ones in the mix…

 (Don Norris) (Don Norris) (Don Norris) (Don Norris) (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 


Solid but raw on incoming tide

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Shot a few at the point in a sunny break. Full gallery up ny this evening.I

 


Into the holding pattern

Posted on May 30th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Just about flat this morning. The MHL buoy was showing 0.7 m of 10-sec east bump. Wind was out of the WSW at 10-15 kts and skies were picturesquely adorned with some fine sky furniture (sorry, can’t resist the cloud pictures!).

As you’ll see from the Bureau’s forecast below, the wind is set to pick up from the southwest by midday as the new south pulse starts to fill in. As of 0600 the Batemans Bay MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of dead south wind swell (period was only 6 seconds).

The models are projecting the swell to stay straight south and for the average periods to stay below the 10 second mark until around Friday as the swell dials up to full power. Even the most conservative estimates project wave heights of close to 3 metres through to Monday.

Interesting prospects.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

City and clouds

 

Swirl

 

Micro Dee Why at 0730

 

Weather Situation

A front that is currently moving into northeastern parts of the state will bring a gusty southerly change to central and northern waters today. A high is then expected to move across from the west during the latter part of the week, while a low deepens over the Tasman Sea, building a large southerly swell along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 31 May

Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
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.

Friday 1 June

Winds
South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Down to marginal for Tuesday morning

Posted on May 29th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
As of 0730 a light NW breeze was ruffling the sea under mostly clear skies. Swell has dropped another 30 cm since yesterday at this time and as of 0600 was a metre at 10 seconds from the SE. What that meant for Dee Why was long waits for maybe waist high bumps.
Tide was high at 0840 so it is now running out to the low at 1430
Surf prospects don’t look like improving today but from tomorrow the energy levels should start going up again as we head toward a significant south pulse from about Friday.
Have a great Tuesday!

Hopefuls at the point and tiny on the beach

 

Hanging about, waiting for a wave at 0700

 

Air quality in town not looking good

Weather Situation

A front over the west of the state will continue to move east today, bringing a gusty southerly change to southern waters tonight. Gusty southerly winds will extend through central and northern areas on Wednesday. Behind this, a new high is expected to move across from the west during the latter part of the week, while a low deepens over the Tasman Sea, building a large southerly swell along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

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

Wednesday 30 May

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 31 May

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Pics from Dee Why beach and Curly Sunday morning

Posted on May 28th, 2018 in Curl Curl, Dee Why, Don's surfin' pics.

Lots of swell and lots of people in the water on Sunday, so I went shooting in the morning. Herewith links to a couple of galleries…

89 pictures from Dee Why beach. Started shooting at 0955 went until 1005 (have more shots, but they’re not uploaded yet)

Clicking here takes you to the gallery

 (Don Norris)

120 pictures from mid-Curl Curl. Started shooting at 1120, finished at 1140  (have more shots, but they’re not uploaded yet)

Clicking here takes you to the gallery

 (Don Norris)


Fading swell but still a few left in the locker

Posted on May 28th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell has dropped again overnight and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was picking up 1.3 metres of 11-second SE (135°).  Wind was coming from the WNW at around 5 kts around 0730. The forecast says this will drift around to the north to NE as the day goes along. The waves should kind of hang in there at around the current intensity too.

Speaking of which, as the pics show, there were still a few chest to shoulder high moments on offer as the day kicked off. But for the most part I’d be expecting knee to waist will be much more common.

Outlook is for surf to bumble along at the current intensity for another 24-48 hours and then the models tells us to expect a new south pulse to start making itself felt from Wednesday. Yesterday the long range models were projecting an intense event toward the weekend but this morning sees those predictions dialled back. They’re still calling for it to be pretty reasonable though (peaking in the 3 metre range on Saturday).

Have a top old Monday and check back later to see the two new galleries of pics from yesterday at Dee Why and Curly…

 

Clean looking little wave

 

Some activity along the berach

 

Not sure about No Mans at 0730

 

Smoky morning

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving slowly east, directing southeast to northeasterly winds onto the New South Wales coast today. Winds will shift north to northeasterly on Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will bring a gusty southerly change to southern waters late Tuesday, extending through central and northern areas on Wednesday. Behind this, a new high is expected to move across from the west during the latter part of the week, while a low deepens over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 29 May

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 30 May

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Shooting at dy beach

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Waiting for photo opportunities in the dropping tide shutdowns. Sets to head and a bit and same at point. Crowded of course. Gallery of snaps up by tomorrow am


 

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