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Grey, smooth and just about flat

Posted by: on December 4th, 2016
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Only a faint line at Dee Why around 0720

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Tiny hint of a wave face at No Mans

Hello Friends,

Only a metre of 7-sec SE wind bump to work with this morning in Sydney. Tide was low at 0520 and at report time the wind was a barely-there westerly zephyr under hazy grey skies. Another morning for getting some exercise on the SUP or going for a swim etc because you’re unlikely to find anything much above the knee high range.
As the day warms up (we’re due to reach 28), the NE seabreeze will kick up into the 10-15 kt range. But there’s not much prospect for improvement to the surf conditions today, or even across the next few days. So, if you find something to mess about on, enjoy and plan to get back there again tomorrow.
Longer term, the models seem to be settling on a positive change toward the end of the week with some pointing toward to (potentially) shoulder plus south swell with periods in the low teens.
Your correspondent is off to Manly shortly to help out on the Surfrider stall at Ocean Care Day. Stop by and say hi and maybe buy a ticket in the Ultimate Quiver raffle ($5 for a shot at 7 grand’s worth of boards!).
Have a top old Sunday!

Weather Situation
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the Queensland coast. This system will promote freshening north to northeasterly winds today ahead of a trough approaching from the west. This trough is forecast bring a southerly change to the south coast on Monday afternoon, with the change moving through central parts of the coast late Monday and weakening along the mid north coast during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Variable below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Winds tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 5 December
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting southerly in the late afternoon or evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 6 December
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots around midday.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

Marginal but a little something

Posted by: on August 31st, 2016
Up the beach at Dee Why not much

Up the beach at Dee Why not much

A few bods messing about inside but nothing at the point

A few bods messing about inside but nothing at the point

Hello Friends,

Definitely a bit of surf activity this morning. While the point isn’t doing anything there are knee to waist high things as you go up the beach. The WRL cam at Flight Deck was showing a distinctly east component in the mix. According to the MHL data here’s 1.6m of t-sec east dominating the picture.
Wind was light from the north early and it’s expected to pick up into the 15-25 kt range later. Tide was high at 0730 and will be back to 1320.
From the models it looks like the activity level will fade by tomorrow morning and that we’ll then be looking at a couple of days of really marginal stuff. Beyond that some predictions are hopeful about Sunday, while others are metaphorically shaking their heads and saying “naw, don’t get your hopes up”. I’m in the hopeful camp but of course we shall see in due course…
Have a great Wednesday and stay happy!

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South Narrabeen from WRL cam.

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North Bondi showing a little line

Yay! Little beachies this morning

Posted by: on August 14th, 2016
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Little mal-able sets up the beach

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Heaps of folks waiting for a shot at a little peeler around 0830

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The point slumbers on

Hello Friends,

Beautiful, breezily offshore start to Sunday at Dee Why – and there were fun looking little knee to waist high sets when I checked at 0830 on the dropping tide (low’s at 1040). Quite a few folk in the water along the bit of the beach I can see from the crows nest. The numbers from the MHL buoy aren’t too amazing – at 0700 it was showing 1.3 metres from the south at around 7 seconds apart – and yet there are definitely little waves happening. And the Bureau says it should come up a little more.
Monday morning should see much the same for the dawn patrol, but the Bureau reckons the swell will fade across the morning. And thereafter it’s shaping to be very small to unsurfable through to next weekend according to most models. The long range predictions are currently hopeful for around Sunday onward.
Have yourself a great Sunday!

Knee high at Dee Why

Posted by: on April 29th, 2016

Hello Friends,

About a metre of 7.5 sec east swell as this morning got started. Wind was light from the WNW under partly cloudy skies. There were a few people in the water at the point and along the beach, but wave faces were struggling to make the knee high mark. If you can’t get in the water, at least you aren’t missing much at Dee Why. To the extent it matters, tide was low at 0730 and will be high again at 1330.
Outlook from the Goat is not super encouraging I have to say. Oh well, what can ya do? Huey’ll be back in his own time I guess.
Have yourself a fine Friday everyone!

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Typical set wave at 0700

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Another little set wave trickles in

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is very slowly moving east, maintaining a ridge across New South Wales and directing northeast to northwesterly winds across New South Wales Waters. This ridge is expected to gradually weaken over the next few days as the high moves further east. A cold front is forecast to move up the coast during Sunday and Monday, shifting winds southerly.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 30 April
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.
Sunday 1 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Little bumps for the keen on Wednesday

Posted by: on April 13th, 2016

Hello Friends,

A few little knee to waist high bumps at the point this morning thanks to about 1.5 metres of 9-sec SSE swell. Wind was light and offshore for the early and tide was low at 0730 and will be back to high at 1335. Weather was partly cloudy early.

Outlook is for the swell to fade gradually to about a metre and for the wind to come up as it comes around to the S-SE. So the plan’s obviously to get into it ASAP if you can.

The long range forecasts this morning are still pretty much all pointing toward another week – at least – of marginal to small conditions. Some are showing the swell direction going east from Friday through to Monday when it looks as though we could get a change to south wind, rain and ESE swell. But average swell heights are expected to bounce around the 1-1.5 metre range with average periods struggling to make it to 10 seconds.

So, not a great outlook, but not totally hopeless.

Have yourself a top old Wednesday everyone!

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Up and riding at the point 0645

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Crew chasing little bumps at the point 0645

Weather Situation
Winds are expected to gradually turn southeast to northeasterly today as a high pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea. The next change is expected to reach the south coast on Saturday, and central parts of the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly this evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 14 April
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Friday 15 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

Messy and small under grey skies

Posted by: on October 8th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Steady ESE wind as of 0700 and it’s not making a pretty picture where Dee Why’s concerned. A couple of hours earlier, the MHL Sydney buoy was registering 2 metres of 9-sec S-SSE wind swell. So it’s not totally flat, but that onshore is making a mess of it.

Tomorrow and Saturday look slightly more hopeful because the wind call is for a standard issue 15-20 kt NEr. With any luck it won’t be too breezy for the early sessions. Plus, the dull skies should be giving way to more aesthetic partly cloudy conditions – and it’ll be in the mid-twenties.

Keep on smilin’ folks and have a great day!

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No takers at No Mans as of 0700

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Scrappy and too small to draw any interest as of 0700

Monday minor conditions for Dee Why

Posted by: on September 7th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Sunny and clear blue skies, but the wave situation has gone downhill since yesterday. We’re looking at 1.4 metres of 9-sec SSE energy out at sea, but Dee Why wasn’t picking up much of anything.
There was a group of hopefuls bobbing just off the rocks at the point when I grabbed the pics, but I’d say the catchable ones were very few and far between, and then probably not much to write home about. The beachy didn’t appear to have any takers. I reckon the stretch up to No Mans might be in the knee plus range. Tide’s low at 0920, so maybe as it starts to come back in, there’ll be a little something…
The micro to marginal conditions look to continue through tomorrow before we see a small uptick on Wednesday. Right now the models are predicting about 2-2.5 metres for Wednesday with SW in the morning and southerly in the afternoon.
We shall see… in the meantime, have yourself a great Monday everyone!
From the Bureau:

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. Thunderstorms likely offshore.
Tuesday 8 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the late afternoon and evening.

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Not looking too active up toward No Man’s at 0700

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This one escaped the hopeful crew at the point

Sunny Saturday but

Posted by: on July 25th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Energy levels are around the same as this time yesterday, ie swell was out of the east at 7 seconds with an average height of a metre as of 0100. Wind was faint and offshore at daybreak but is set to pick up from the NW and to be into the 15-20 kt range later. Tide’s low at 0830 and then high again at 1510.
Outlook is for the wind to go harder tomorrow and for the ocean to be flat. Sunday through to Monday afternoon looks equally dire but, with any luck, the swell should ramp during Monday afternoon and potentially be pretty fun by close of play – with offshore wind and clear skies.
So, get out there with your super small wave implement and maybe jag a few for now, because it looks like a couple of rest days coming up before resumption of normal programming.

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No Mans empty at daybreak

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Keen waterpersons doing the best they can at 0700 dy

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Glassy shutdown at south Narra

Gardens peak

Gardens peak offers moment of energy

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Hardy crew at Northy extracting what it can from conditions at 0700

Monday starts quiet

Posted by: on April 13th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The day started glassy and knee to waist high at Dee Why. At 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 1.7 metres of 8-sec SSE wind swell. Tide’s low at 0930 and we should have 10-15 kts of southerly soon.

We should also see a fresh south pulse begin to fill in over the next few hours. Eden has been ramping up since yesterday evening and at 0600 was close to 3 metres at 13 seconds from the south. So there’s energy down there. The Bureau’s modelling has it starting to be obvious by 1000. The peak looks like being late this afternoon. They predict it’ll drop pretty fast after that but we should still have something for the morning session tomorrow – when the wind should be light.

From Tuesday afternoon onward, it looks like being back to marginal but not flat conditions.

Did you get in the water at Dee Why beach or mid-Curly on Saturday? If so, you should check out my galleries as I may have taken a picture or two of your good self!

Have yourself a great Monday and yep, I’ll be looking for a chance to grab some more pics, so check back later to see what I’ve found. I’m trying to get in the habit of instagram-ing a shot when I’m at the beach shooting. You can follow me here.

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Beachy set at 0740

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Set at the point 0740


Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge over eastern New South Wales extending to the northeast on Tuesday as it weakens and moves over the southern Tasman Sea. A trough will follow in the wake of the high moving up the coast on Thursday followed by a southerly wind change. The change is currently expected to stall over the Midnorth Coast on Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 14 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 15 April
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

As you were

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2014

Hello Friends,

Barely half a metre of SSE swell at 12 seconds apart as of 0800 this morning in Sydney. And that means only the barest hint of swell for Dee Why. Nothing happening at the point obviously, but up the beach it looked as though there would be the odd waist high bomb set. So, if today’s the day for you to surf, I’d take the floatiest option in your quiver and go equipped with zen like patience.

In line with expectations, the outlook remains bleak for anything of interest until Friday when a south change should deliver an increasing SE swell by around lunchtime. The main issue with it looks like being the very short period. I’m hoping for waist to chest at magnet spots that don’t mind the forecast NE breezes expected in the afternoon.

Curiously the models are saying we could get a very juicy one-day-wonder pulse from Monday to Tuesday thanks to a very short duration but long period dead south swell.

Have yourself a good one and stay happy!

All's quiet at 0900

Long waits for knee to waist high sets.

Long waits for knee to waist high sets.

Weather Situation
A cold front will bring southerly change to New South Wales south Thursday afternoon extending to Sydney Waters in the evening before weakening on the north coast Friday morning. Behind the front a high pressure system is expected to move over the southern Tasman Sea during Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly about 10 knots becoming northerly in the evening then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Thursday 24 April
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the evening.
Friday 25 April
Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms, mainly offshore.

 

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