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Smallish but sets

Posted by: on February 20th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The 0500 MHL directional spectra chart for Sydney was showing 1.9 metres of 9-second E-ENE energy. Two hours later when your servant climbed aloft for a squizz at Dee Why it was, as the pictures show, around the chest mark on sets. Wind was very light so the surface was smooth, if lumpy. Wave quality was so-so. That is there were a few sections of interest, but rides were generally brief.
Marcia is way too far away for us to see any sort of effect this far down the coast. Indeed, the Bureau says the swell will back off a little today as it moves more NE.
Tide’s high at 0920 and back to low at 1545 and beachwatch says our water temp is a balmy 24.
Looking at the Coastalwatch cam for snapper there’s size up that way but it looks pretty lumpy despite the favourable wind early. So, we’re not really missing out down this way.
The Goat’s call from yesterday is lining up well with the more conservative of the models. At the other end of the spectrum, there are some predictions pointing to sizable east (3+ metres @ 10s) for Mon-Tue with lightish winds for the early…
Once again, apologies to those of you getting a red warning page from Google. There really isn’t an issue now because we’ve shut the attackers’ door, but until the big G rescans our site, they’re still flagging us as evil doers. I’ve not heard about anyone being hit with malware during the attack which is a good sign too. Hope this will all have blown over in the next day or so.
Have yourself a fine old Friday one and all and just stay happy!

dy point

Short but fun rides on sets at 0700

dy beach

Beachy not super impressive but not flat either

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northwest and is directing east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. while Tropical Cyclone Marcia over the Coral Sea is moving south-southwest. The cyclone will cross the central Queensland coast this morning and is expected to bring strong to gale force winds along the New South Wales north coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending northeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 21 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 22 February

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Lots of waves around early

Posted by: on February 14th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Plenty of surf options this morning as long as you aren’t too picky. We have close to 2 metres of 10-sec ESE swell and light winds early. Wind is set to come up from the NE but it looks like it might be okay all morning. Surface a bit textured and given the low tide at 1015 or so, it’s not surprising that things are a little shutty-downy in the beachies. Wave faces are in the chest to head high range on the bigger ones.

Had a good look around because it’s radio report day and at 0630 the crew were well and truly on it at Northy. Looked reasonably consistent up there and set wave faces were in the shoulder plus range on bombs. Coming down the beach there were a few little knots of surfers hanging on inconsistent and sometimes crunchy peaks. Nothing too focused, but as usual, the most activity was in the vicinity of the Marquesas. Around the corner there were waves all along the Longy to Dee Why stretch. Waves were in the waist to chest range with the odd slightly bigger one and there were distinct peaks at the life guard tower, the lugga, No Man’s and just north of the club. Not super busy, but busy enough to require a modicum of patience. The point had its hopefuls but it seemed to be smaller and much less consistent than the rest of the joint.

Outlook is for the energy to back off a little tomorrow and then we face the prospect of marginal, but not flat short period NE wind swell with more or less unremitting NE wind for the next week. The models indicate longer period (10 sec or so) more east to NE stuff in the 1.5 metre range from about Thursday.

So, not a fabulous outlook, but there should be reason to get in the water at some point and some place most days.

Have yourself a great Valentine’s day one and all.

Northy @0630

South Gardens 0630

Far north Collaroy 0630

No Man's 0645

Dee Why 0645

Long Reef shories 0650

Dee Why point 0645

Weather Situation

A strong high centred west of New Zealand extends a ridge to the northwest, and is directing generally east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north coast. The high is expected to move very slowly over the southern Tasman Sea during the weekend and be centred over New Zealand early next week. A weak trough lies over southern New South Wales. A front will approach from the west late in the weekend, reaching the southwest of the state on Sunday and the far south coast on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 15 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 16 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
 

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