Posts in South Narrabeen

Pics from midday Monday south of Gardens

Posted on March 26th, 2018 in South Narrabeen.

Decided it was too small to go for a surf at Dee Why after seeing it this morning. Unbeknownst to me, the weak swell was focusing at various points along the Narrabeen to South Narrabeen stretch – a fact I discovered when I went for a bike ride around lunchtime (with a wetty and my camera because I felt like taking some pictures of the little shories). Anyway, it turned out to be chest plus on the occasional sets. Before you feel too hard done by, be aware that it was breaking in waist deep water and therefore very challenging to get more than a turn or two off before the inevitable. Great for picture taking though!


Swimming near Gardens

Posted on March 11th, 2018 in South Narrabeen, watershots.

Brilliant morning along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. I wasn’t up for getting smashed in low tide shories, so I went for a swim with my camera instead. Water is beautiful too.

Gardens from the water, Sunday morning


Rain and NE wind at first light but swell not here yet

Posted on June 4th, 2016 in South Narrabeen.

Hello Friends,

At first light the  wind was NNE at 10-15 kts, swell was out of the east at 1.5 metres but with only a choppy 6 second period. The weather radar was showing rain from Coffs to Merimbula.

I went for my usual Saturday morning check out, but ended up only bothering with the view from Edgecliff Blvd as it was almost too dark for the camera. I got a couple of shots before the rain intensified again and the visibility dropped to a few hundred metres. As you can see, not much was happening at south Narrabeen which should be picking up any east to NE.

Outlook is for the wind to be 25-30 kts NE later and given that swell was close to 3 metres at 7 seconds up at Byron, there’s no reason to think the Bureau’s call for 3-5 metres won’t happen later.

Today’s first high tide was at 0720 and it will be back to low at 1315. We’ve had 12 to 55 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, so I’d guess water quality will be suffering.

Outlook remains pretty much as it was yesterday, namely that we can expect seriously big swell and lots of east to NE wind over the next 48 hours. Swell is predicted to peak overnight in the 4-6 metre range, then come back a touch before hitting a second peak overnight Sunday and into Monday morning. The Bureau’s call is for 5-7 metres!!

Obviously surf conditions will be pretty much no go for most of us across the period in question. The models show the wind going west from Monday, so we could see some surf options for the foolhardy and fit. It looks like staying that direction all week and we should have dropping into the approachable range from Tuesday onward.

Although there’s a good sand build up along the northern stretch of Collaroy Narrabeen, you have to think that there’s a very strong chance for some serious beach recession over the next few days thanks to the dire combo of huge mainly east swell and powering onshores to drive the surge at high tide.

Have a great day and stay dry!

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Marquesas shories looking uninviting at 0700

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The rain starting to tumble down again as I took this shot at 0700

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Weather Situation
A deepening low pressure trough over the northern inland of NSW is forecast to move eastwards across inland areas today to be located near the New South Wales coast tonight. An East Coast Low is forecast to develop within this low pressure trough off the southern Queensland or northern New South Wales coast tonight or early on Sunday. The East Coast Low is then expected to move southwards during Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 5 June
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
East to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 45 knots during the morning. Winds turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 4 to 6 metres, tending easterly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 6 June
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to 5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.


Sunday afternoon still some little waves at The Gardens

Posted on April 26th, 2015 in South Narrabeen.

If you didn’t mind the brisk temps and cloudy, spitty skies, there were waves to be had all day. I had to make a run to Manly mid-afternoon and it was ranging from knee high at South Steyne to chest high at North Steyne with offshores. Tide was high at 1500 and Beachwatch has pollution possible warnings from Curly to the Bower, so it was also pretty fat and sketchy looking water-wise.

The MHL buoy was showing 3 metres of dead south 7-sec wind swell. But even at Curly, the biggest wave faces would not have been much above shoulder high. And Dee Why was fatter and fuller looking but there do seem to be some banks up toward No Man’s. Around at the Collaroy-Narra stretch, there were waves in the waist to chest plus range from south Narrabeen to north of Gardens. Again, it was very full looking, so people really had to take off late to get into ’em.

Should still be something around tomorrow for the morning sesh, although the wind may be an issue.

Catchya then!

The Gardens surfing

1545 kinda fat peaks at The Gardens

South Narrabeen surf

Okay size and smooth

The Gardens surfing

Left and Right peak near twin dunnies


Tiny waves made big with a GoPro

Posted on March 26th, 2015 in South Narrabeen.

Had half an hour to kill this morning, so I went for a swim with my GpPro in the beautiful little shories at south Narrabeen. You couldn’t have surfed them, but they made for some nice stills to share.

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Behind the face, south Narra

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One perfect second in the shorey at sth Narra

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Fant-tastic. Down the throat of a metre high closeout at sth Narra.


Southy tow in…

Posted on March 16th, 2013 in South Narrabeen.

::::: Subscribe to Surf Photos of You and be in the draw to win a Seacured Surf lock and more:::::: here were some double over heads this morning and you needed a ski to get them.  Although there were a few paddle ins down at Southy.  Yew.  See more at SPoY.


Clean early but now..

Posted on October 27th, 2012 in South Narrabeen.

There were a few early waves down at South Narrabeen.  So if you were down there between 7.30 – 8.30 check Surf Photos of You.


Going for it.

Posted on October 13th, 2012 in South Narrabeen.

Southy was a little straight early and everybody was into just going for it.  There were a few nice little barrely close outs.  2 – 4 foot with a bigger set now and then.  See more at Surf Photos of You.


Mostly marginal but not flat

Posted on September 22nd, 2012 in At large, Dee Why, North Narrabeen, South Narrabeen.

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Just a tiny trickle of knee to waist high bumps for the early risers this morning. Tide was low at 0625 and will hit high around 1300, so the plan is to get in asap I’d say.

Outlook across the next week is for more of this kind of thing basically. I reckon today could be the pick for surfin’ this weekend, but we might possibly still have a little bump tomorrow morning too. Then it looks to flatten out for a couple days before some marginal possibilities emerge later in the week.

Have a top old Saturday!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough over the western Tasman Sea is moving east and weakening. Later on Sunday a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to the south coast extending to the central coast overnight and to the north coast during Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the evening.
Sunday 23 September
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending north to northwesterly later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Monday 24 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.


PICS by Don: Big Weds @ Sth Narrabeen

Posted on August 5th, 2012 in Click! Pics for folk, Don's surfin' pics, South Narrabeen, Top stories.

Wednesday the 1st of August 2012 saw some very solid south swell hitting Sydney. It was too big for most places to really handle, but if you had a mate with a jet ski and a casual attitude toward getting smashed, South Narrabeen was delivering the occasional 2-3x overhead bomb.

Herewith a selection from the gallery of images I shot that morning.

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Check out the entire gallery here!


 

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