Articles tagged with "21C"

Swell fading but not gone yet

Posted by: on December 15th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Monday opens the batting with only a faint offshore and sunny skies. Swell’s dropped away overnight, but is still coming from the SE at around the 1.5 metre mark with an average period of 11 seconds. Next tide is a low at 0920. Water is about 21C.

Today should see the swell to hang around at about the current size. The wind should gradually build from the east to NE and is expected to be 10-15 kts by this afternoon.

There should be little waves for the rest of the week, but tomorrow is expected to be blowing pretty hard from the NE and then the models show it turning south for Weds before going back NE again for Thursday. Friday might be south again. So, it’s looking like wind, wind and more wind.

Yesterday morning for the first time in months, I had an opportunity to take the camera to the beach and grab a few snaps of ordinary folks having fun in the raw head to overhead conditions. If you were in the water at Dee Why, you might find yourself among the pics.

Have a great day!

Fading but not gone

Fading but not gone

dy beach surfing

Look fun enough to get wet

dy point

Longish waits for shortish rides this morning

Weather Situation

A high lies over the Tasman Sea and is extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The next low pressure trough is expected to approach from the west, bringing showers to some southern districts as it crosses New South Wales early in the new week. Another trough is expected to move across the state during Tuesday, passing through southern parts of the coast on Tuesday evening, and central parts of the coast during Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 16 December

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Winds turning northerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 17 December

Sunday with little waves

Posted by: on December 7th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Light NNE wind and sunny skies as Sunday got rolling. But better than that, the waves have picked up since yesterday morning. It’s not big or anything, but there’s 1.6 metres of 9-sec ENE swell so there should be a few burgery waist to maybe even chest plus waves at magnet spots.

There’s a big (1.84m) high tide at 0930 and at 0800 it was making things fat and full but, assuming the wind doesn’t beat it up too much, there could be some fun ones from late morning onward.

Dee Why at 0800 had the odd knee to waist plus thing at the point and similar offerings up the beach to at least No Mans.

Wind is expected to be breezy and onshore from the east to NE across the middle of the day, but the swell should hang in there and later it’s expected to go more to the north. Tomorrow is looking more hopeful again with light and variable wind in the morning and swell from the east to NE in the afternoon.

I’m headed off to help out at the Surfrider stand at Ocean Care Day in Manly later this morning. If you’re down that way, say hi. We’re doing a beach clean at 1030 and I’m lead to believe the ever sunny Barton Lynch will put in an appearance.

See ya around and have a great Sunday.

dee why point

Been a long time since you could do this

dy beach

Sorta catchable on high tide

dy beach

Maybe better on lower tide

Weather Situation

A broad trough of low pressure lies between two highs centred near New Zealand and south of the Bight and a low pressure system may develop briefly off the south coast early Sunday. This low is expected to move to the south on Sunday with just a weak trough persisting on the southern coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers this afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.

Monday 8 December

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending east to northeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Tuesday 9 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.