Posts in Warriewood

Warriewood STP partially treated discharge at 1215

Posted on January 27th, 2015 in Warriewood.

1230, Tue 27 January 2015
Surfrider Foundation received the following text message from Sydney Water re Warriewood STP:

“Partially treated discharge at Warriewood at 1215 today 27/01. Flows receiving wet weather treatment.”

A few pics from this morning

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in At large, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen, South Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Found myself running an important errand up to Newport, so on the way back, I grabbed a few snaps. Looks pretty small at most places, but there are some shoulder high sets hiding in amongst the little ones…





Junky start to summer

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in Warriewood.

There is a 2 – 3 foot SE swell going around.   With this southerly it should increase during the day but remain fairly junky.  Enjoy.  Surf Photos of You.

Still some swell about

Posted on August 9th, 2011 in At large, Dee Why, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen, South Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Hello Friends,

Had an errand this morning that allowed me to check out a few extra beaches for you. Started at the Warriewood lookout and can tell you that there were a grand total of four people in the water from there to Mona Vale. Waves were in the knee to waist high range and quite inconsistent. However the surface was glassy and the lines were clean, so it wasn’t without its attractions.

Whizzed by little Narrabeen but didn’t stop as no one seemed to be in the water. Next surf check was a couple blocks south of North Narrabeen so that I could see from one end of the beach to the other. There were maybe half a dozen in the water at Northy chasing infrequent waist high sets and something approaching that number way down the beach toward Marquesas – where it seemed to be equally small.

According to the MHL Sydney buoy, swell height and energy levels were little changed from yesterday afternoon – ie out of the south at about 12 seconds apart with an average height at sea of about 1.5m.

The forecast calls for the swell to fade slowly through the day. Tide’s low at about 1010 and high at 1650 or so. The low tide’s not exceptionally low and that means we’re looking at a degree of fatness that will only worsen once the tide turns.

Outlook is for the winds to stay generally out of the westerly quarters over the next three days and the swell should kind of hang in there at just above too small to surf – assuming you’re looking at a south swell spot.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system over waters just southeast of the state is expected to move very slowly to the east/northeast and intensify on Wednesday and Thursday before moving away towards New Zealand on Friday. The exact position of the low remains uncertain though strong southwest to southerlies are likely to extend gradually northward along the coast from Wednesday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Wednesday 10 August
West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 11 August
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly up to 15 knots during the morning.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.





Very, very small, hardly there at all

Posted on July 19th, 2010 in At large, Dee Why, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Hello Friends,

Is your voter rego up to date? You’ve got until 8pm tonight to get your signed rego in. Here’s the AEC link. I liked the person on the radio who said, enroll to vote or your parents will decide who should run the country. 😉 Not sure if your rego is up to date? Check it here.

Okay, important stuff out of the way, now some more important stuff. My first morning back on the northern beaches, so I had a bit of a drive around to see what was what.

First stop was Warriewood. No one in the water there because the swell is just too weak and small. There were a few bods in the water at Cooks and another few up at Mona. In both cases the quality was okay, but it was struggling to make waist high. The sort of waves you go for when there’s pretty much nothing else on the to do list and you fancy getting wet for the exercise.

Next stop was over the hill at Northy. A touch better than the previous two, but nothing extraordinary as the small crowd confirmed.

Last stop was Longy where I got a snap of a couple standups messing about near the lagoon entrance and spotted a cute empty set wave down toward No Mans. There were maybe half a dozen bods between there and Dee Why, but as with elsewhere this morning, it’s inconsistent and bumping along at just above flatness.

If they have it right, the latest run of surf forecasts call for on again-off again 1-2 metre south swell. Nothing too great though because a lot of it is going to be short period stuff. Tomorrow arvo looks the best shot for south spots atm…

Have a great day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Monday until midnight: Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots inshore reaching 20 knots offshore, tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds freshening to southerly 15 to 25 knots later in the evening.Sea: Below 1.5 metres rising up to 2.5 metres offshore in the evening.Swell: East to southeast to 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms possible.
Tuesday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: Southeasterly to 1 metre tending southerly 1.5 metres in the evening.
Wednesday: Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, possibly reaching 30 knots in the afternoon.

Real small, but not flat

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 in At large, Dee Why, Long Reef, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Hello Friends,

With the forecast calling for south wind this morning, your correspondent decided to make an early start on the day. I checked the Warriewood to Mona stretch first. Not super fabulous, it has to be said. The little windswell is mostly in the knee high range but here and there, depending on the current state of the tide, you might find a little peak focusing. However, the southerly isn’t going to do a lot to help things, surface-wise. Judging from the buoy data coming in from down at Eden and Batemans Bay, there is reason to think that we’ll also get an uptick in the south swell over the course of the day.

About the best I saw early was a sort of complex of peaks from carparks North. Quite a few bods on it, but as we got closer to 0900, more and more folks had to peel off to attend to other obligations. I sampled a few myself and can report that the water was beautiful.

On the way back to the office I swung into Longy for a squizz at happenings. No south swell energy apparent, but the wind was chopping up the knee high froth for a couple mal riders up the north end. From there south to the single surfer waiting hopefully in front of the DYSLSC there was not another person in the water.

Ok, gonna post this and then have a look at the latest run of the models for ya…



TIDES: L @1030, H @1622
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong wind warning.
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 8/13 knots ahead turning SW early morning then S’ly 20/30 knots during the morning.Sea: about 1 metre rising to 2 to 3 metres behind the change.Swell: Increasing to S/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SE 10/15 knots tending E/SE.. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: S 2 to 2.5 metres.

Thursday: Wind: E/SE 5/15 knots.

Dee Why to Bungan report 10:45am

Posted on April 9th, 2009 in Bungan, Collaroy, Cooks Tce, Dee Why, Gardens, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen, South Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Drove from Dee Why to Bungan earlier this morning, checking everything along the way and the tip is South Narrabeen, although you’re way to late to avoid the crowd that’s gathered.

Lots of quick, zippey barrels, quite a few close-outs and mountains of seaweed on the inside, but some great waves. Not much happening anywhere else though should improve as the tide drops.



Late arvo update: Huey’s showing some interest

Posted on March 27th, 2009 in At large, Gardens, North Narrabeen, Warriewood.

Hello Friends,

Since this morning, Huey’s decided to make a few changes. First he tweaked the swell direction back to SE from the dead south, then he bumped the average size from a metre to over two metres. At the same time the period has gone from 6 to 8 seconds.

The only setting that isn’t too flash is the wind. It’s been SE all day. As the sun gets lower in the sky, it’s still pushing along at 10-15 kts. Outlook for tomorrow is similar in the morning, but the wind should go around to the NE.

There were some chest to shoulder high sets at Warriewood, Northy and Gardens. But the quality was pretty ordinary. It was relatively smooth at Warriewood, but the waves seemed a bit weak to me. Northy was really messy and although there were some shoulder high faces, there were only three or four people in the water on a warm and relatively sunny afternoon. There weren’t that many more in down toward Gardens. It was slightly less messy than Northy and similar size. But the banks were looking pretty ordinary on the low tide. A touch more water over them and it might be a different story.

With luck, the swell should move more around to the ENE overnight and the period should stretch out as well. Could be good if we’re lucky tomorrow morning. Longer term outlook is for relatively windy and periodically rainy conditions. One of the models is currently calling for strong east wind and big ENE swell by midweek. Not too many surf options under those circumstances, sadly.

Have yourself a top old evening!

Sand-laden section at Warriewood around 1610.

Sand-laden section at Warriewood around 1610.

1700: little crunchers at low tide at far north Collaroy.

1700: little crunchers at low tide at far north Collaroy.

1700: checking out the shape on a Gardens shorey

1700: checking out the shape on a Gardens shorey

1610: a few sets getting into Warriewood and out of the wind too.

1610: a few sets getting into Warriewood and out of the wind too.

1615: wind chewing up the okay size windswell at Northy.

1615: wind chewing up the okay size windswell at Northy.

Wozzawood & Turimetta

Posted on February 28th, 2009 in At large, Turimetta, Warriewood.

From where I was checking out Cooks Terrace (see earlier post) I couldn’t really see what was happening at Warriewood. So I made the steep drop down to the carpark and checked it out. Surprisingly there didn’t seem to be much size in the southern corner. Nor did the peaks seem to be doing much of anything interesting up the beach toward Cooks. Not many people in the water though, so anything decent that might have come through would’ve had minimal competition.

Around at Turrimetta there were folks in the water at the south end, but not the usually more reliable north end. It’s all in the swell direction I guess. Some fun size sets on offer, but the tide seemed to be playing a role, and as with the other spots I looked at, shutdowns were the order of the day with only the occasional makeable section standing up.

Late arvo update: Wazza to Mona

Posted on February 27th, 2009 in Big Picture, Cooks Tce, Warriewood.
Just before it got crowded... Cooks Tce offering a few fun ones.

Just before it got crowded... Cooks Tce offering a few fun ones.

Running a bit late with the late arvo update! Oh well. Had a look at the Warriewood to Mona stretch at around 5pm. There were quite a few bods in the water up at Warriewood. but only a few up toward the more wind exposed Mona Vale. If you didn’t mind a bit of chop and breeze, it actually looked fairly fun. I wouldn’t exaggerate the quality, but when the water’s this warm, any wave is a good wave, isn’t it?

Grabbed the snap above while taking pictures of some paragliders at Cooks Tce. There were only a few people on a little peak down below the cliffs, but when I headed home, a bunch of folks turned up and were running down to join them.

Swell has drifted more around to the SE. It’s still about a metre but the average period has bumped up ever so slightly to a still-marginal 7 seconds.

Wind this evening was pretty light. Only around 6-8 kts from the ENE.

Tide is still rising, and tomorrow will start out with a rising tide as well, peaking at 1009.

Here’s the Bureau’s latest call

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: E/NE 8/13 knotsSea: about 1 metre.Swell: SE 1.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: NW 8/13 knots tending N/NE 10/15 knots in the afternoon, then turning E/SE in the evening.Sea: below 1 metre rising to 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Early S/SE change 20/25 knots.
Monday: Wind: E/SE 10/20 knots.