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Southerly and grey early

Posted on December 15th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

15-25 kts of southerly blowing from daybreak and by 0630 it seemed to be pushing up a little wind swell. There was at least one person hanging out at the point but I didn’t see them catch anything and up the beach there wasn’t any significant sign of activity. Yesterday’s NE wind swell seems to have been steamrolled away by the wind change. Whether the south change will do us any favours on the wave front remains to be seen. As for the week ahead, may I refer you to the Goat’s wisdom down the page.
The 1.6 m high tide is at 0715 and the 0.5 m low will occur at 1345.
Have yourself a fine Friday and stay happy!

Not much of a line showing up the beach

A little line inside and a wave hunter waiting at the point

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days. This high will direct north to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A short-lived southerly change south of Hunter will weaken during the day with winds tending northerly throughout in the evening. Another weak change is forecast to affect southern parts of the coast on Saturday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 16 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the early afternoon.

Sunday 17 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Before the heat

Posted on December 14th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

It’s set to be very hot in the western suburbs today and not exactly cool on the coast. At 0700 wind was coming from the north at 4-5 kts. That should pick up soon as we head to an afternoon with winds of 15-25 kts from the N-NE. There’s definitely more wind swell evident this morning. The MHL buoy was picking up 1.7 m of 8-sec NE wind bump, so there should be some scrappy, close together stuff at NE spots. Quality may be so-so, but at least you can get wet if you’re moderately keen.
The Goat will drop his predictions for the week ahead later today, so as always I’ll be keen to see his take on the prospects. My quick scan of the models suggests that today and tomorrow could be about as good as it gets for the next week or so… hope the Goat’s more optimistic!
Have a great day everyone and stay hydrated!

Maybe a tiny bit more activity than yesterday but still barely above flat at 0650

Surfer tries to get into one near No Mans at 0650

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days. This high will direct north to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A short-lived southerly change is expected on the south coast this afternoon and evening, progressing to the Hunter or Mid North Coast on Friday before weakening. Another weak change is forecast to affect southern parts of the coast on Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots. A south to southwesterly change 20 to 25 knots reaching the inshore parts late at night.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.

Friday 15 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots throughout, early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 16 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tiny to near flat this morning

Posted on December 13th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

We’re in for a very warm and windy weather today, but very little in the way of wave energy. As of 0700 there were several people hanging out in the shorey near Kiddies but it looked feeble and not much above the knee high mark. Wind was light NNE when I grabbed the pictures but it’s set to build up to 15-25 kts by midday. The MHL buoy report from 0400 showed 1.1 m of 11-sec east swell – which is actually a bit bigger than the same time yesterday. So, there should be the odd bump at places that had waves yesterday.

Tide was a 1.5 m high at 0545 and will be back to low right on noon.

Get on it early if you you’re going to get on it I’d say.

Outlook is for more of the same across the next couple of days (ie onshores and tiny wind bump, with morning’s being best shot)

A few folk bobbing hopefully in the knee to waist high zone at Dee Why around 0700

Faint hint of a line toward No Mans 0700

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days. This high will direct north to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A short-lived southerly change is expected on the south coast Thursday afternoon, progressing to the Hunter or Mid North Coast on Friday before weakening. Another weak change is forecast to affect parts of the coast on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 14 December

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Friday 15 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Another quiet one

Posted on December 12th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A light NE breeze wafting along before 0700. Skies were mostly clear, although there seemed to be clouds out to sea . There was no sign of so much as a surfable bump at Dee Why nor up the beach toward No Mans. You’ll need to look elsewhere if you’re keen to get wet. Tide was high at 0455 and will hit low at 1055 – not that it maters much given the weak swell conditions. The MHL buoy was showing a metre of 10-sec SE at 0400 and that’s almost exactly what we were seeing at this point yesterday. So, if you found waves yesterday morning, I’d start by looking there again.

Outlook remains less than interesting on the swell forecast models. There still seems to be some prospect for a little east bump on Saturday. But thereafter currently looks kinda sad.

Oh well, it is summer, so keep on smilin’, the waves always come back!

No surf at Dee Why this morning

Only ripples at No Mans 0640

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days. This high will direct east to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters today, but these winds will become increasingly northerly as the week progresses. The next significant change will arrive at the end of the week.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 13 December

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 14 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Very small on Monday morning

Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Light NNW wind, sunny skies, but very tiny looking at Dee Why. Couldn’t see anyone in the water. A quick scan of the cams shows that you might get a knee high dribbler elsewhere thanks to the 1 metre 9-sec east wind bump. Take a very floaty object and an optimistic attitude if you’re going for a look. Tide hits the low at 0945 and will be back to the high at 1550. By then the NE’r should be up to full strength, so the plan is to hit it sooner rather than later.

Outlook for the next few days is not too interesting wave-wise. I hope the swell models are wrong because they’re all pretty dour about our prospects through to the end of the work week.

Have a great day and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will be the dominant synoptic feature in the region during the next few days, although a trough will briefly affect the southern coast today. This pattern will see southeast to northeasterly winds directed over New South Wales waters, becoming increasingly northerly as the week progresses. The next significant change will arrive at the end of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots around midday, and reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 12 December

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 13 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny

Warm start on a day of tiny waves

Posted on December 10th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A light easterly breeze was wafting across the beaches at 0730 this morning. There didn’t seem to be much energy down at Dee Why though. I couldn’t see anyone in the water at the point or up the beach. The MHL buoy was seeing 1.1 m of 11-sec SE swell. Tide is low at 0830 and will be back to high at 1445. Magnets may be picking up something in the knee high range on sets, but I’d be surprised if there was anything much above the waist high mark.

This morning’s run of the swell forecast models doesn’t look too exciting. Prospects seem to be for the current low-energy state to be maintained through the coming week, although at least one of the predictions is showing a prospect for some waist plus NE bump on Thursday-Friday. Hope they’re undercalling it…

Have a great Sunday and may the good ones come your way if you get in!

 

Weather Situation

Winds will generally tend southeast to northeasterly this weekend as a weak high pressure system becomes established over the Tasman Sea. This high is expected to be the dominant feature over the region for the following days, although a weak trough is forecast to bring a brief southerly change to southern waters on Monday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching northeasterly 15 to 20 knots for a time during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 11 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 12 December

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Waves for the early session

Posted on December 8th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

The wind is set to swing around from the NW to the south soon and by lunch it could be 15-25 kts. That’ll radically reduce surf options. And then there’s the deep 1.84 m high tide that’ll peak at 1250. So get on it ASAP if you can. Swell was coming from the east at 2 metres at 9 seconds early this morning.

As of 0700 waves at the point were in the waist to shoulder range and up the beach it looked to be a bit bigger. Surface conditions were somewhat bumpy, but it looked like there were plenty of clean faces to play on.

Outlook you ask? Ah, well, may I refer you to the ever perspicacious Goat who has, as usual, rolled out his considered look at the surf prospects for the next week.

Have a great day and get in if you can!

Cruising one at the point 0700

Another set at 0700

Up the beach, fun to be had

Weather Situation

Winds will tend north to northeasterly along the northern New South Wales coast today ahead of a front that is approaching from the west. Winds will generally be west to southwest for the remainder of the coast ahead of the front. This front will bring a southerly change to southern waters this morning, central waters this afternoon and the north coast this evening or Saturday morning. Winds in the new week will tend southeast to northeasterly as a high pressure ridge extends from the Bight to the Tasman Sea in the wake of the front.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Saturday 9 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Sunday 10 December

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday late morning update

Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Hope you were lucky enough to get in somewhere this morning. What a beautiful postcard of a day. Fun shoulder to head and bit sets were on tap from Long Reef to the point – and lots of other places too.
My first tentative surf after my surfer’s ear op a couple months ago. Longest I’ve been out of the water since 1983! Had a fun sesh at Longy with a smallish crowd – at least one of whom is a long time RealSurfer. So good to be back in the water. When I got out, I grabbed the camera and took a few snaps to share…

Dee Why point, 1115

Dee Why point

Dee Why point

Kiddies keeping them entertained

Dee Why fun times 1105

Not far from the Pole, 1045

Blowing the top of one near the lagoon, Dy to Longy


Looking good at Dee Why

Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
The pictures tell the story. The point looked solid this morning and the pre-work crew were on it. Here are the numbers: east, 2 m, 10 seconds with wind NW 5-7 kt. Tide was low at 0530 and will be a deep 1.95 m high at 1155.

I’d say there will be lots of surf options early, but it’s supposed to go NE late morning and that obviously means curtailed options by the time the tide is peaking.

The plan is to hit it ASAP this morning if you can.

Have a great day and I’ll try to add an update later…

Set hits the point at 0645

Ferocious suck up

Up the beach they wait for another set at 0645

Weather Situation

Winds will tend east to northeasterly along the New South Wales coast this afternoon ahead of a front that is moving into the state from the southwest today. This front will bring a southerly change to most of the coast during Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 8 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds shifting southerly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Saturday 9 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Swell pushing in on Wednesday morning

Posted on December 6th, 2017 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Wind was coming from the SW at 5-10 kts as of 0730. Swell was coming from the north east and the south, but the latter was the dominant note at 3 metres and about 10 seconds apart. Tide is coming into another very deep 2 metres at 1100, so the current full looking conditions aren’t going to improve until mid-afternoon. By then the wind could be around to the northerly quarters and the southerly component of the swell starting to fade.
So, a complex picture but one dominated by a very high tide.
Dee Why was showing chest to head high faces on the bomb sets, but as you can see from the pics, the conditions weren’t particularly clean. There were waves along the beach as well which, if anything looked to be bigger on average than at the point. Again, quality is not too impressive, but the energy is there. Outlook across the next few days is for the energy to gradually fade toward small to marginal by late Saturday-Sunday morning.
I’ll try to update later in the day and in the meantime, have a good one!

Not exactly clean, but you could catch ’em at 0715

The point crew in attendance at 0720

Just north of Kiddies at 0720

Waves bouncing off North Head

Lion Island indicator showing a little activity

Weather Situation

A low pressure lies off the New South Wales coast, and a low pressure circulation within the trough is moving southwards. This low is expected to deepen off the south coast later today as it quickly moves away from New South Wales towards the southern ocean. During Thursday, the trough will move east and lose its influence, allowing winds to turn north to northeasterly throughout as a front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to bring a southerly change to the New South Wales coast during Friday and Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting westerly during the morning then northeast to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
East to northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers inshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm this 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 7 December

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 8 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming southerly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

 

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