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Small and windy but if you’re keen…

Posted by: on March 22nd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Steady easterly wind of 10-15 kts at 0800 and the Bureau says it will pick up a bit more too. At 0600 the MHL buoy off Long Reef was detecting 2.2 metres of 7.5-sec ESE wind swell and recording a water temp of 24C (probably a degree or two cooler inshore). Next tide’s a high at 1130. Looking like another generally cloudy day too with a possible sprinkle this morning.

Wave faces were up to chest high on the biggest ones were arriving at the point and along the beach at Dee Why. But the surface conditions are so messy because of the onshores that you’re lucky to get a turn in before it sections over on you.

General outlook for the week ahead remains un-special. There’s not much energy in our part of the world right now and the wind looks like being a dominant factor all week. We’re going to have to hope for the odd lull when conditions might briefly clean up slightly. I’d say knee to waist for the most part until late in the week when some modelling is showing average periods getting into the 10-12 second range for a day or two – maybe.

Looks like a good morning to do some beach cleaning with the Surfrider crew at Longy for an hour or so at 1000.

Have yourself a great Sunday, whatever you get up to and keep on smilin’.

dy beach

Burgertown at Dee Why beach

dy point surfer

Point wave amid the mess

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies off the northern NSW coast, while a high pressure system over Bass Strait extends a ridge along the southern and central coasts. The trough will move onshore early Sunday before weakening, while the high moves OVER the Tasman Sea and the coastal ridge MOVES further north. The next southerly change is expected during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 23 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Winds tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 24 March
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tiny but some bumps of a surfable sort

Posted by: on February 26th, 2015

Hello Friends,

0920: Update for ya. Did the Manly run this morning and grabbed a few more piccies of the activity. Like Dee Why, both places are pretty inconsistent, but that said, the quality was definitely better at the southern locations. Sets were in the chest plus range and although most of the waves were spilling more than plunging, I saw a few sections I wouldn’t have objected to at all. Wind was not a factor. If you can, it could be worth a look around.

A few snaps…

manly surfer

You could do that…

Manly surfer

Stylin’ at mid-Steyne @0830

Curl Curl surfer

Drawing a lazy arc at mid-Curly @0840

Curl Curl surfer

Who’d object to one like this at mid-Curly?

0750: Another grey and relatively glassy morning with little just-surfable lumps in the knee to waist high range. We have a mix of SSW and NE wind swells at work and the consequence at Dee Why this morning for the early was rather inconsistent and not terribly punchy looking little waves. There seemed to be a few folks up the beach, but no waves came through for them while I watched.

Wind is very light for now and supposed to go NE later in the morning, but not get up to much.

We’re still expected to see an increase in average period – but not swell height – tomorrow, so with any luck it’ll dial up over the present weak and inconsistent marginal conditions.

Longer term outlook remains marginal for the next week plus. Still, we are another day closer to those magical autumnal sessions…

Have a great day!

Tides: L @0950, H @1545

dy point

Very occasional little sets like this at 0720

dy beach

Possible surf options up the beach

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ride lies across the Tasman Sea and a low pressure trough will bring a brief southerly change to New South Wales far south coast. During Saturday northerly winds will increase along coast ahead of a cold front expected to bring southerly change early Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Friday 27 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Saturday 28 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Smooth but small early

Posted by: on February 25th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Mix of NE and SSW wind swell this morning was producing knee to waist plus wave faces. Wind was light SW early and although it’s not supposed to pick up too dramatically, it will come around to the SE as the day goes along.

MHL buoy is showing about 1.5 metres at 8 seconds from the NE and closer to 2 metres at 9 sec from the SSW.

Only surfers I saw along the Collaroy-Narrabeen were clustered up at Northy where it appeared to be marginal and inconsistent, if glassy. No real sign of a surfable peak from there south. Around at Long Reef there were heaps of folks getting in a quick sesh among the weak knee to waist slop out in front of the lifeguard hut. Not much of anything south from there, although there were a few stalwarts at the Pole and down toward kiddies.

Nothing terribly interesting looking in this morning’s swell modelling efforts. The BoM’s MetEye shows the swell energy dropping back today into the 0.5-1m range and pretty much staying that way through Saturday. It would seem the fond hopes I’ve been nurturing for Friday are becoming forlorn. That said, MetEye doesn’t predict the average period and those models that do are still saying Friday to Saturday morning could see 10-11 seconds east swell. If they have it right, we should have waist plus to chest plus at east swell magnets with wind in a standard summer pattern of afternoon NE’rs.

Here’s hoping for the pulse because the long range models look pretty quiet.

Have yourself a top old Wednesday everybody and keep on smilin’!

Tides: L @0840, H @1435

long reef the pole

Weak and small little burgers

Eastern Whipbird

Bit unusual to see one

dy beach

Not much going on at the south end

long reef surfer

About as big as it got this morning

Fairy Wren

Long Reef male Fairy Wren defending his territory

north narrabeen

Busy and small at 0730

Weather Situation

A trough on the north coast is expected to stall and weaken in the north today as a high south of the Bight shifts east. A fairly weak pressure pattern is expected during the latter part of the week, before the next trough and cold front affect New South Wales on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 26 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Friday 27 February

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Teeny-tiny less tiny

Posted by: on January 9th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s wind has left us with a few lumpy, bumpy and gutless little wind waves around the place. Dee Why was just barely twitching, but methinks the likes of Curly and Northy might have some sorta slideable slop burgers. It’s gonna be marginal and weak, but it’s still looking better than anything we’ve seen for the last few days.

Swell is around the 1-1.5 metre mark from the ENE and average period’s sitting on about 8 seconds.

Bureau says the wind will do its NE thing and get up to 15-20 kts this afternoon.

Looks like the early’s the plan and then maybe hope for a rinse and repeat over the next couple of days. Some of the models are getting a little hopeful again about Monday onward, so fingers crossed on that one.

Oh yeah, the 100th anniversary of the Duke’s dmeo of Hawaiian style board surfing is on at the place where it all began – Freshwater. There’s gonna be lotsa events and exhibits and all kinda cool stuff. I’m planning to help out on the surfrider stand at some point and on Saturday I’m planning to get down before daybreak for a longboard photo shoot as the sun rises. Hope Huey plays nice with the cloud!

Have yourself a fine Friday and stay happy!

dy

A tiny touch more energy

dy point

Just a little more energy

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, directing freshening east to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A trough is near the state’s western border. This trough is expected to bring a weak, short-lived, southerly change to the far southern coast during Friday; otherwise winds will remain from the east to northeast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore during this afternoon and early evening.
Saturday 10 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 11 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.