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Little bumps for Sunday morning

Posted on December 30th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Soft little things at 0800

Set lights up Dee Why at 0800


Hello Friends,

Warming up as we head to a high of 32 along the coast today. Wind was coming from the NW when I grabbed the pics at 0800, but it should swing to north before settling to the NE and ramping up into the 15-20 kt range. There were a few bods in the water at Dee Why chasing soft and gutless little knee to maybe waist high waves on an outgoing tide (low is at 0942). Not exactly crowded (which tells you something about the quality), but nice to be getting wet in the 21° ocean.
Out at sea the MHL buoy was seeing 1.7 m of 7-sec stuff from the ESE along with the residual NE bump from yesterday’s wind.
New Year’s eve and New Year’s day look like being similar to today’s conditions – ie soft and gutless little stuff for the early then blowing out in the afternoon. Beyond that, the long range models are not encouraging, although there does seem to be at least a hope of someting slightly bigger and jucier for Sunday-Monday (wind a factor of course).
Have a great Sunday everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies stationary over the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge towards northeast New South Wales and directing north to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. This pattern will change very little during the next few days, although a couple of troughs will bring a southerly change to southern waters today. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 31 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Tuesday 1 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny day.


Puny Saturday surf offerings

Posted on December 29th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Out for a practice in the surf boat at 0630

Not much at No Mans 0630

You’d have to be keen to wait at the point for a bump

Up the beach not much

Hello Friends,

Not as much activity as I’d hoped this morning. Looks to be maybe knee to waist on the better ones, but that may be a excessively hopeful. Wind was NNE 8-10 kts as of 0700, but the Bureau says it’ll be 20-25 kts N-NE by this afternoon. That ought to push up the waves but the biggest stuff will be the most blown out. Tide is low at 0830, so it’ll be dumnpy as well as small. By the time it’s back to the 1.6 m high at 1442, the wind should be at full strength.
We’re going to a high of 30C today on the coast (up to 42 out west!) and water is sitting on 21C.
Given the strong wind forecast, there might possibly be a little fun something for the early on Sunday.
Outlook for the rest of the week is pretty ordinary – basically little to near flat and junky weak NE wind bump through the period.
Summer surf in other words.
Have yourself a fine old Saturday everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies stationary over the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge towards northeast New South Wales and directing north to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. This pattern will change very little during the next few days, although a couple of troughs will bring a southerly change to southern waters on Sunday. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 30 December
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 31 December
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.


Are you really keen?

Posted on December 28th, 2018 in Dee Why.

No activity at No Mans 0750

Smaller than yesterday, so you need to be patient and realistic

Hello Friends,

NNE 11-16kts at North Head as of 0800 under light blue skies. The 0500 report from the MHL buoy showed 1.9 metres at 7.4 seconds from the SE (138°). Tide was low at 0725 and is now filling into a pretty swampy 1.73 m at 1340.
Dee Why looked textured from the wind, but of more concern was the apparent minimal level of wave energy. There were a few bods in just up from the surf club, but I didn’t see them catch anything. I’d say it’s in the knee high range – on sets. Quality at low tide last night was pretty sad, so I’m guessing it’s not a lot better now. If you’re really, really keen…
We’re on track for a high of 30C today along the coast and the Bureau tells us it’ll stay above 30 until Wednesday, when they expect a dip into the high twenties. Ocean’s 21C according to Beachwatch.
If you’re wondering about the surf week ahead, I’d advise referring to the Goat’s latest forecast – which in keeping with our traditions, also features his annual New Year’s message.
Have yourself a fine old Friday everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies stationary over the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge towards northeast New South Wales and directing north to northeasterly winds over most coastal areas. This pattern will change very little during the next few days, although a couple of troughs will bring brief southerly changes to southern waters today and again on Sunday. A more persistent southerly change is likely to push into central parts of the coast early in the new week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 29 December
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 30 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Warm, sunny and small but not flat

Posted on December 27th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Exciting set wave at 0840

A few folks bobbing around hopefully at DY 0840

Hello Friends,
Another lazy summer morning at Dee Why with little, barely surfable bumps rolling slowly in. Not too crowded and if you were lucky, you might score something approaching waist high. Yesterday’s unexpected little south pulse has faded away. The MHL buoy data from 0600 showed 1.7 m of 7-second east along with some residual longer period south component. So who knows, maybe there are still a few sneaker south sets turning up every now and then…
Wind was out of the NNE at 6-9 kts as of 0850 and tide was coming into a 1.85 m high at 1245. Skies were cloudless and a bit hazy as we head to a high of 29 along the coast (the Bureau is again advising that Ozone levels are high across the Sydney region). Beach watch reports good water quality everywhere and a sea temp of 21°C. Noice.
Outlook is unchanged from yesterday’s forecasts, ie sunny and hot weather with afternoon NE’ly wind into the 15-25 kt range across the next three days. Swell outlook is puny today and then maybe slightly less puny through the weekend. Summer NE wind bump magnets are the go. Longer range outlook is pretty much the same. It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat thinks later today…
Have a top Thursday and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will direct north to northeasterly winds along most of the coast for the remainder of this week. A number of weak troughs are forecast to affect the southern coast over the next few days, resulting in brief southerly changes.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore at first, otherwise 15 to 25 knots, locally up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Saturday 29 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.


Warming up for Boxing Day waves

Posted on December 26th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Lines pushing in at 0830

Point wave goes through to the beach 0830

Hello Friends,

I’m jealous. Won’t be able to surf for another month, and we have fun chest plus sets rolling into Kiddies and the Point this morning. Quality is not remarkable, but as of 0830 when I grabbed the pics, the NNE breeze was a lazy 6-7 kts under warm and sunny skies. Classic summer conditions.
The MHL 0600 data showed 1.9 metres of 11.8-sec S-SSE (168°) swell. Tide is coming into a deep 1.95 m high at 1150 and by the time it’s back to low at 1835, the NE wind will be into it.
I thought it looked kinda hazy this morning and it turns out that our air quality is rated as Poor today due to elevated Ozone levels, ie it’s going to be smoggy.
I’d guess that once the wind comes up (forecast is for 15-20 kts NE), those of us on the coast will see air quality improve.
Speaking of NE wind, we can expect it to blow even harder tomorrow afternoon and to be going pretty strongly on Friday as well. So, the usual summer instructions apply – namely, hit it early for the best conditions. Looks from the models as though it’ll be around the metre mark from the ENE tomorrow and then maybe up a touch heading into the weekened. But periods are forecast to be in the 7-8 sec range, so I’d be hoping for waist to chest on sets at magnets…
Have a good Boxing Day one and all!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea is near stationary. Northeasterly winds, gusty about the coast in the afternoon. A weak trough will move over the far south coast late today, resulting in a brief shift to light southerly winds for some parts of the water. Winds will return northeasterly again on Thursday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 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
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 27 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 28 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Christmas warm, sunny with little waves

Posted on December 25th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Light NNE at 0900

But lo, is that a line…?

Hello Friends,

Classic summer day coming up for Christmas. When I eventually climbed aloft to grab the pictures from the RealSurf crows nest, the wind was just beginning to puff lightly from the NNE. Skies were clear and in the direct sun it felt like we were already at the predicted 29 high for today. Bet it goes past that mark. Down at Dee Why there were hopeful surfers bobbing about at Kiddies and thereabouts. Didn’t see anyone up the beach toward No Mans, and the point was untroubled by board-equipped types. The heat shimmer took a toll on the picture quality, but though distorted, one can see there are little lines. I’m thinking knee with the odd plus.
The MHL buoy was seeing 1.3 metres of 10-sec stuff from the SSE-SE (154-162°). Tide is coming into a deep 2 metres at 1100 and then falling away to pretty low 0.15 m at 1740. By the time it’s bottoming out, the wind should be puffing along at a standard summer issue 15-20 kts.
Boxing Day looks kinda like today and so does Thursday, but on Friday it might possibly push up a bit at spots that like NE wind swell. It also looks as though the wind might be into it more or less from the get-go. Beyond that, the predictions currently are for no major change – up a bit and down a bit as the Goat is wont to say.
Have a top old day everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea is near stationary. Northeasterly winds, gusty about the coast in the afternoon. A weak and brief southerly change is expected about the far south coast on Wednesday before winds turn northeasterly again on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 26 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 27 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.


Sunny Sunday and waves hooray

Posted on December 23rd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Kiddies seeing some fun size sets at 0755

Looks like waves at No Mans 0800

Even a few sets making it around the point at 0800

Hello Friends,

Beautiful sunny morning at Dee Why for Sunday. Wave faces looked to be in the waist to shoulder high range along the beach – and a bit smaller at the point. The MHL Sydney buoy was seeing 2.9 metres at 9 seconds from the SSE (156-158°). Wind was coming lightly from the SW at 7-8 seconds, but it should swing south and come up to 15-20 kts. Tide hits a swampy 1.98 m high at 0920 and will be back to a lowish 0.17 m at 1600. It’s set to be a mild 23 today and according to Beachwatch, the ocean is up to 21°C. Water quality is dodgy at Collaroy, Longy, North Curly and the entire Manly stretch.

Outlook is for the wave energy to back off a little overnight, but I’m hopeful on your behalf that there will still be some fun little morning sessions tomorrow and Christmas day. The models show us moving into a summery pattern of brisk afternoon NE wind for the next week or so. At least there should be little bumps for the early sessions and some bigger stuff for those rare types who don’t mind wave hunting in onshore conditions.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Weather Situation

Fresh southerly winds along the coast today will ease in the south as a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge over southern parts of the coast. As the high drifts further east, southerlies will begin to ease on Sunday and then winds tend northeasterly during Monday or Tuesday. A weak and brief southerly change is expected about the far south coast on Wednesday.

 

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 24 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 25 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Windblown ol’ Sydney town

Posted on December 22nd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Northy not doing it

You’d have to be keen at Gardens 0625

Semi, sorta catcahable lumps at Dee Why 0630

Sth Narra sorta maybe junk

Gutless wonders at the point 0630

Hello Friends,

Well, that didn’t pan out the way I’d hoped. Last night the wind faded out and there were soft, disorganised but potentially rideable looking lumps and bumps at south exposures. The wind forecasts were saying that maybe there’d be an hour or two around first light when it’d still be calm. Alas, by 0630 it was 20-25 kts from the south to SSW and the swell was, if anything, smaller than last night. Good morning to have stayed in bed I reckon.
The MHL buoy was showing 2.3 m out at sea, but it was coming from the SSW, so very little was getting into us. Not that it matters much for surfers today, but we have a deep 1.9 m high at 0830 and then it drops back to a 0.2m 1510 low.
The Bureau has a gale warning posted for out region today and there’s a 70% chance of rain along the coast.
Tomorrow’s going to be almost as windblown and swell direction will still be ordinary. Monday sees the swell direction improving and the wind going NE in the afternoon, but the models aren’t exactly looking exciting. Christimas morning might possibly offer a fun little one in the north corners.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough over the far northeast of NSW is directing south to southeasterly winds over much of the coastal waters, though winds over the far north coast tend north to northeasterly. A southerly change has extended across southern coastal areas overnight, and will push northward to the far north coast during the rest of today. Winds ease in the south during Sunday as a high pressure system drifts across southeastern Australia. Come Monday the high is expected to be situated in the Tasman Sea and to extend a ridge to central parts of the coast, and the entire coast by Tuesday with northeasterly winds predominating.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, tending southerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 23 December
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 24 December
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Southerly bumps on Friday morning

Posted on December 21st, 2018 in Dee Why.

0650 bumpy and small but not flat

Weak lines

Point not happening but jumky little things at Kiddies 0650

Hello Friends,

Grey skies again, but no rain on the radar as Friday kicks off. As of 0700 the North Head weather station was seeing 7-12 kts of SSW wind and out at sea the MHL buoy was detecting 2 metres of 6-sec SSE (144-152°) wind swell. As you can see from the pictures, there were junky and weak little knee to maybe waist high lumps at the Dee Why end of the beach. Tide hits a deepish 1.8 m high at 0745 and will be back to low at 1420.

There’s a medium chance of a light shower at some point today as we head to a high of 24. The wind should pick up from the south at 15-25 kts later. Beachwatch hadn’t updated as I was writing this, but yesterday it was indicating suss water fcom Narrabeen to the Bower. Temp was 20°.

As is his wont the Goat has dropped a Christmas forecast and his annual holiday message for your consideration. Pure Goat if I may say so!

Have a find Friday and stay happy!

 

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the far northern coast. A low pressure trough over central parts of NSW will continue to move to the northeast, with a secondary trough stretching through western inland parts. This is directing east to northeasterly winds along the coast ahead of a fresh to strong southerly change, moving to the far northern coastline this evening. Another southerly change will move up the NSW late Friday into Saturday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 22 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 23 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Pretty and clean but small

Posted on December 20th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Little bump showing at Kiddies 0625

Hello Friends,

A beautiful morning along the beaches but the waves are very tiny at Dee Why. I reckon it was around the knee high range at 0625. Tide was coming into a 1.68 m high at 0700. It’ll be back to low at 1330. We’re going to a high of 30 and there’s a 70% chance of a shower later. Plus, the wind will come up from the NE and get into the 15-20 kt range.

Out at sea the MHL buoy was detecting 1.3 metres of 10-sec SSE swell. It was coming from165° – which is a bit too south to really show at the Dee Why end. There might be a bit more activity up at Longy (and other north ends), however given the tide, I wouldn’t be too hopeful.

Outlook is for the conditions to bumble along at the current low levels for the next week – at least. There is some disparity between the ECM and GFS models about the prospect of a south pulse (but with lots of south wind) this weekend though, so who knows… maybe…

Have a top old Thursday everyone!

Another quiet morning at No Mans

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the northern coast, while a second high lies to the south of Tasmania. A weak trough between these two systems lies about the Macquarie coast, directing a predominantly east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A second trough near Adelaide is moving east, and is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern waters of New South Wales late this evening and to central and northern waters on Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then shifting south to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Friday 21 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 22 December

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

 

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