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Water shots from Saturday morning at Dee Why point

Posted on March 24th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Got in the water with the camera this morning because I didn’t feel like competing with the weekend crew. 🙂


Another stormy day

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 in Dee Why.

Through the rain, looking bleak for surfin

Wind going hard at 0730

Hello Friends,

You know yesterday? Yeah. Like that.

The ocean is a wind torn mess thanks to 16-20 kts of ESE’ly. The MHL buoy was showing 3.5 m of 10 sec SSE energy as of 0500. So biggish at open stretches, but really not surfable.

It looks as though the wind will stay bad for us through tomorrow, but maybe it’ll relent enough for Saturday morning to be a possibility. The Goat should be along later with his thoughts, so as always I’ll be keen to see his take on our prospects for the coming week.

Have a great Thursday and see ya in the water soon

Weather Situation

A very strong high pressure system south of Tasmania with a ridge to the north is directing east to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly during Friday as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea strengthening the ridge to the northwest.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Winds turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% 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.

Friday 23 March

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Saturday 24 March

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers

 


Stormy morning

Posted on March 21st, 2018 in Dee Why.

Big and a mess

Messy and probably unsurfable 

 
Hello Friends,
No reason to take the board to DY this morning. The pictures tell the story of the belting SE wind and 3.6 metre 9-sec SSE swell. The Bureau says we’ll have rain through Saturday and SE wind through to Friday morning. So, I’m not too hopeful of decent surf anywhere until maybe north corners on Friday arvo…
Have a top old day everybody!

Weather Situation
A trough lies about central parts of the coast as a very strong high pressure system south of Tasmania slowly moves eastward. This is generating fresh east to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast, with particularly strong winds on the southern flank of the trough. As the high slips further to the southeast on Friday and the trough weakens, winds will tend northeasterly.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the day.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain and showers heavy at times offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Thursday 22 March
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Friday 23 March
Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.


Very small to near flat this morning

Posted on March 20th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Too tiny to consider this morning

Not really No Mans

 

Hello Friends,

Sorry kids, no surfin’ today – unless you’re ridiculously keen. Wind is out of the south and will soon be 15-25 kts. The MHL buoy was showing a metre of 9-second bump from the south. Not that it matters, but tide is now coming in to a 1110 1.64 m. Skies were partially cloudy when I grabbed the pics, but there’s a 95% chance of showers today. And the rain will intensify over the next couple of days.

Outlook is not too exciting. Basically the wind will be SE and strong, so while the swell should push up over the next 24 hours, conditions will be pretty bad for surfing through to Saturday morning. And the showery weather is projected to persist out to Monday.

Ah well, patience friends, patience. The good conditions will return!

 

Weather Situation

A trough lies about central parts of the coast as a high pressure system south of the Bight moves eastward. This high is forecast cross over Tasmania to the southwestern Tasman Sea overnight, strengthening a ridge along the southern New South Wales Coast. This will cause winds to shift east to southeasterly and freshen, with particularly strong winds on the southern flank of the trough. As the high slips further to the southeast on Friday and the trough weakens, winds will tend northeasterly.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times offshore later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore late this afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 21 March

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, tending east to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. Rain and showers heavy at times offshore in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 22 March

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning easterly during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

South magnets only and don’t expect much

Posted on March 19th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Mournful Monday morning at Dee Why. 

 
Hello Friends,

The weekend swell has faded away to almost nothing. Surface conditions are choppy looking as of 0730 and waves look to be in the ankle to knee high range at Dee Why beach (the point’s offline for now).

The MHL 0500 data was showing 1.8 m from the SSE but with a fluffy and gutless 7-second period. Tide was low at 0410 and is now filling into a high-ish 1.7 m high at 1025. Beachwatch says all Sydney beaches have good water condition and that ocean temp is 25°. It should be sunny later and get to a high of 30°.

From tomorrow we swing back to southerly wind and rainy skies. Swell energy will ramp up but I reckon were not looking at reasonable conditions until maybe Saturday (water quality could be questionable though).

Have yourself a great Monday and get up to some good where you can!


Hot Sunday coming up, waves early

Posted on March 18th, 2018 in Dee Why.

0750 and still little lines at the point for the crew

Shutdown at Kiddies, more lines out the back

Set at the point

Looking shutty-downy at No Mans 

 

 

Hello Friends,
A faint north breeze under sunny skies as of 080 this morning. Swell’s lost about half a metre over yesterday, but the period is still around the 13-sec mark from the SE and people were picking up waist to chest high sets at the point and along the beach. Busy of course with the hot day (40!!) coming up, but not insanely so for a Sunday. Tide was coming into the 1.7 m high at 0945.
The northerly wind should swing to the W-NW soo and start coming up into the 20-30 kt range as the heat builds. Fortunately we should have little waves to play with while cooling off.
Overnight Huey flicks the switch to southerly. From the models it seems as though we should have something small and southerly in the way of swell tomorrow morning when the wind will be be most favourable. Tuesday could be a day to miss it and then from Wednesday through Friday the call is for roaring SE wind and solid ESE swell along with showery weather (particularly Wednesday). But, next weekend currently looks okay on a lot of the forecasts. We shall see…
Have a top old Sunday everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, as a cold front approaches from the Southern Ocean. This front will bring a vigorous southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast today, weakening as it moves north on Monday. Following this, a strong high is expected to build over the southern Tasman Sea and push a new ridge along the New South Wales coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, locally becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots inshore during the afternoon. A gusty southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 19 March
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then shifting east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 20 March
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.


Swimming at the Point this morning

Posted on March 17th, 2018 in Dee Why.

It was way too busy at the point for me to bother competing this morning, but I felt like taking pictures, so I went for a swim with everybody instead. Swell seemed to be tapering off and it wasn’t really quite doing it at the point. Still, water is warm and it felt good being in!

That was close!

Suck rock waiting for another victim

Learning to surf!

Launching


Overcast, southerly and small this morning

Posted on March 16th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

You’ll want the SUP or a mal this morning to catch anything at Dee Why. Swell was showing 1.6 metres from the SSE but it was only 7 seconds apart, so wave faces were in the ankle to knee high range. Throw in heavy overcast, 8-12 kts of SSE wind and a peaking 1.7 m high tide at 0830 and, as the pictures show, you get pretty paltry conditions. Kudos to those keen enough to get in says I.

Outlook you say? Well may I refer you to the one and only Goat for your weekly dose of surf wisdom!

Have a great Friday everyone and catch you again tomorrow.

ps: have some time to help with a beach clean this morning? Harbord Diggers and friends are doing the right thing this morning at Freshwater from 0930 this morning.

A few hopefuls in the water at 0720

Maybe, maybe not at No Mans

Gliding along the point on a SUP board

 

 

Weather Situation

South to southeasterly winds will gradually turn northeasterly during Friday as a high pressure system moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge to the northwest. Winds will freshen over the weekend ahead of a cold front approaching from the west, which will bring a vigorous southerly change to the southern half of the coast later on Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 17 March

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 18 March

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Caution
Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Waves for the early, wind later

Posted on March 15th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Bit of a late one because I surfed before writing the report. There’s still some swell about (the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 m from 120° at 11+ sec) and the wind was light northerly for the early sesh. Unfortunately the head high sets at Dee Why where I got in were annoyingly affected by waves reflecting off the beach and back into the incoming swell. This could mean the odd spectacular double up, but mostly it meant the conditions were just weird. Never mind, the water was beautifully warm and at least visually, not too badly affected by the 40mm of rain a few days ago.
Wind is into it now, but at protected zones in north corners, there should still be some fun to be had.
The Goat should be back to his usual haunts today, so I’ll leave thoughts about our surf prospects across the next week to him.
Have yourself a great Thursday!

Burble at the point in the wind

Nice cutty in the wind affected high tide conditions at DY at 1000

Curly lagoon open – be warned…

Wind not such a problem but tide still affecting North Curly at 1015

 

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman extends a ridge to the Mid North Coast, directing southeasterly winds along the far north coast and northerly winds to it south. Northerlies will shift southerly today along the southern half of the coast, as a trough brings a change before stalling about the Hunter coast tonight. During Friday, the trough will dissipate and the ridge push north into Queensland, allowing northerly winds to dominate for most of the weekend. Another southerly change is expected along the south coast late Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots ahead of a southerly change in the late afternoon or early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore during the late afternoon and early evening.

Friday 16 March

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.

Saturday 17 March

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thumping swell

Posted on March 14th, 2018 in Dee Why.

Beachy shutdown at 0730

The point 0730

Consistent sets in this size range at 0730

Sketchy but solid at No Mans 

 
Hello Friends,
At 0500 the Sydney MHL buoy was showing 2.5 m of 11-12sec SE swell. By the time it was light enough to get the pictures, it was looking solid at the point and on the verge of being too much for the beach. Sets looked to be in the head to overhead range. Wind was light and from the west under largely overcast skies. There’s a 70% chance of more light rain and the breeze should come up from the NE later this morning. Pollution is likely pretty much everywhere in Sydney.
I plan to update with another picture or two and some thoughts on the outlook later this morning…

Weather Situation

A trough remains slow-moving on central parts of the New South Wales coast, while a weak high is centred over the Tasman Sea. The trough is expected to decay today as the high becomes dominant, although a new trough will bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Thursday. Winds and seas in the north are forecast to increase today and during Thursday associated with the forecast southwards track of Tropical Cyclone Linda from the Coral Sea. This system is expected to move towards the northern New South Wales coast while transitioning to an ex-Tropical Cyclone today, however is also expected to remain well offshore. It is then forecast to move away to the east later on Thursday, although some uncertainty remains regarding its exact movement. Another ridge is forecast to extend across New South Wales from a high over the southern Tasman by Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers inshore this morning, 50% chance elsewhere.

Thursday 15 March

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 16 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

 

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