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Pumping Monday

Posted by: on September 22nd, 2014

Hello Friends,

Very consistent and solidly overhead on sets this morning at Dee Why. The point was well attended, the more demanding beach less so. It wasn’t super clean when I first checked it at 0715, but that wouldn’t have put me off had I been able to join the crew in the water. Swell was 2.5 metres at 13 seconds from 155 degrees – and the point really likes that combo. Wind was light from the WSW and tide was high at 0700. The conditions may not persist for long though because the Bureau says the wind should go lightly onshore soon and the swell is expected to peak this morning. Tomorrow it could well be only waist high. And then the models show it being puny until Friday. So go, go, go!

 

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surfer dee why beach

This one ran a long way

surfing dee why point

Heaps of waves at the point

dee why point surfing

The point of course

surfer at dee why point

Another very fun looking one rolls through the joint

Weather Situation

A large, strong high is centred over Victoria and will be the dominant feature in our region for the early part of the new week, moving into the Tasman Sea today then slowly further east tomorrow with light southerly winds tending east to northeasterly. Northeast winds are expected to freshen along most of the coast during Wednesday as the next trough approaches. The trough and a southerly change is likely to cross southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeast late in the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Wednesday 24 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.

Waves for Sunday morning

Posted by: on September 21st, 2014

Hello Friends,

The SSE swell’s picked up overnight and as of 0800 was averaging 2.5 metres at close to 13 seconds apart. It looked a bit lumpy at 0830, but the healthy crowd in the water at the point and along the beach at Dee Why were scoring fun shoulder to head high waves with the odd head plus bomb making things interesting.

Wind was WSW to SSW at around 10 kts as the day got started. Tide was high at 0620 and the Bureau says the wind should go south to SE but not to pick up much more and then it should fade toward dusk.

Swell should hold through the day and into tomorrow morning and with luck the southerly will be around the same strength as it was today.¬†There might be a few little things on Tuesday morning, but from the afternoon through to Thursday night is currently looking marginal at best. It’s kinda far away, but some of the models are showing another little south pulse ¬†for Friday-Saturday.

I’m off to join fellow Sydneysiders at Bicentennial Park, Glebe a noon today as we participate with others in 130 countries around the world to let our leaders know that we want serious action at next week’s UN Climate Change Summit in New York. Foreign Minister Bishop will be representing Australia (Mr Abbott will be in NY a day later, but will not attend). Australians will be turning out for hundreds of local events around the country and in all the capital cities. Many politicians and industrialists would like us all to be quiet and to go away. But we won’t because when it comes to climate change, there is no “away”.

surfing dee why point

This one turned out well

dee why beach surf

Reasonably consistent for the crew at 0830

surfing dee why point

Fun inside section

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies near New Zealand, while a large, strong high is centred near southwestern Victoria. This high will be the dominant feature in our region over the next few days as it drifts slowly east, maintaining a southwest to southeasterly wind flow along the New South Wales coast today, gradually tending east to northeasterly Monday/Tuesday. Northeast winds are expected to freshen along most of the coast during Wednesday as the next trough approaches from the west.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon/evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 22 September

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.