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Not big but not flat either

Posted by: on November 4th, 2016
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Probably not big enough to surf at sth Narra WRL cam 0530

dy point surfer

Mal-able sets at the point around 0640

dy beach surf

Little lines up the beach at 0640

Hello Friends,

Although it was a bit hazy and smoky looking early, as I write this it looks as though we should have a sunny day with a few little waves. According to the MHL data as of 0400 there was 1.4 metres of 9 second SE wind swell washing in. That’s pretty similar to yesterday’s settings which gave us knee to chest high bumps before the tide swamped it.
Wind was light from the WNW early and after a variable morning, it should go N-NE and be 15-20kts this afternoon. Tide will be high at 1140, so surfable conditions should persist a little longer than yesterday.
The Goat dropped his forecast last night, so just roll down the page to see what he thinks of our prospects for the next week.
And have yourself a great Friday!

Weather Situation
Winds will tend north to northeasterly as a high pressure system over the region slowly drifts east. A cold front is expected to enter the south coast early Saturday, with an associated southerly change expected to reach the north coast by Saturday evening. A high pressure ridge will develop over New South Wales in the wake of the front, bringing a return to northeasterly winds later on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then turning northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
About 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Saturday 5 November
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.
Sunday 6 November
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday getting smaller but still catchable this morning

Posted by: on August 9th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Sunny start to Tuesday and about a metre of 9-sec SE swell coming into Sydney’s beaches. Tide was low at 0615 and is now coming into the high at 1245. Sets along the beach looked to be in the waist plus range, while at the point waves generally seemed to be a little smaller. The outlook is for the energy levels to fade across the day and I have to say the outlook is not great for the next 7 days according to the models. So get in if you can because surf options for Sydney start looking fairly grim from tomorrow onward…
Have yourself a great Tuesday one and all!

dy point

Catching little ripples now

dy point

Set at the point about 0710

dy beach surfer

Up the beach the odd possibility

Little waves this morning at Dee Why

Posted by: on April 27th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Light offshores under sunny skies as the day kicked off at Dee Why. Wind is due to pick up from the NE later and be around 15-20 kts this afternoon. At 0600 swell at sea was coming from the east. It was about 1.3 metres out there and 8-9 seconds apart. That makes it a touch smaller than yesterday, but as the pictures show, it was possible to pick up a waist high set at the point. Tide was low at 0540 and will hit high at 1140. It should stay sunny and get to 25 (about 2C above historical average by the way).
Outlook is for waves to stay around the same size through to the end of the week and the long range forecasts are currently pointing toward the front half of next week being more marginal.
Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone and stay happy!

sup at dee why

Up the beach, looking for a wave

dy point surfers

Crew on it this morning

dy point wave

Bomb set at 0710

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is very slowly moving east, maintaining a ridge to the northwest and directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly during Tuesday, then will remain north to northeasterly for the rest of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 28 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 29 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny day.

Scrappy conditions for Australia Dad morning

Posted by: on January 26th, 2016

Hello Friends,

This morning sees scrappy, messy but not flat conditions at Dee Why. Fair number of people in the dodgy looking water and Dee Why itself is in full Australia Day mode under partly sunny skies. However, the forecast is showing a 60% chance of rain.
Swell is still out of the east at about 1.5 metres. Average period has slipped just below the 10-second mark, so the bomb sets today will probably be more like the sets of yesterday.
At Dee Why it’s looking like knee to chest with the odd plus.
Tide’s full as we head to the high at 1040 this morning.
Wind is set to be 10-15 kts from the east to NE today.
Outlook is for the wind to stick to this pattern more or less for the next couple of days and the swell models show the energy levels bouncing around the 10-sec mark with wave heights dropping a bit tomorrow and coming up a bit again on Thursday.
How was that rain last night? Got a good look at the dramatic consequences because it caught me on the road home. Drove from Balgowlah to Collaroy at about 40 kph. I mention it because an hour or so later my phone peeped to tell me that there was a partially treated wastewater discharge event at Warriewood at 0100 Australia Day. Water is “likely to be polluted” from Newport to Collaroy and dodgy along the Dee Why to Narrabeen stretch. But apparently it’s okay everywhere else in Sydney.
Have a great Australia Day one and all.

DY Australia Day

Australia Day festivities in full swing

DY point surfer

Snagging one on the inside at Dee Why

dy beach surfer

Junky but catchable along the beach at 0815

Weather Situation
A high pressure system passing to the south of Tasmania today extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough lies over the state’s west. Southeast to northeasterly winds will turn more northerly during Wednesday and Thursday as the coastal ridge weakens and the inland trough shifts east. This trough may affect some coastal parts at the end of the week before decaying, although another trough looks set to affect the region during the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Wednesday 27 January
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Thursday 28 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Glassy early with little waves

Posted by: on January 17th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Un-summery touch of cool to the air this morning, but there were glassy little bumps to chase at Dee Why beach. Size looked to be in the knee to waist range and seemed to be relatively consistent too. Plus, there were more peaks than have been evident over the last few days. So nothing amazing, but definitely waves to be had.
As of 0500, swell was out of the SSE at a touch under 2 metres with an average period of 9 seconds.
Wind will eventually pick up from the SE, but the call is for 10-15 kts. Swell should hang in there but it’s on a downward trend toward maybe half the size tomorrow.
Tide’s low at 0900 and back to high at 1500.
The outlook continues to be for a small to marginal front half of the week with an extended east swell regime arriving from around Thursday and sticking around (potentially) into early next week. So, hooray for that!
Have yourself a great Sunday!

dy surfers

Sunday morning crew finding a few knee to waist high bumps to catch

dy beach surfer

No Man’s rider gets a fun little left at 0720

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system near Tasmania is slowly moving east strengthening a ridge along the New South Wales coast and directing south to southeasterly winds across the western Tasman Sea. Winds will gradually turn north to northeasterly during Monday and Tuesday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge to the north.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Monday 18 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Tuesday 19 January
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Rain again early but should lift later

Posted by: on January 7th, 2016

Hello Friends,

According to the weather radar at 0800 the rain was pretty much confined to the coastal strip. It should lift later this morning, so I’ll be able to grab a pic then.

Wind was coming from the SSW at around 15-25 kts, but the Bureau says we can expect it to come around to the south. Swell continues to come at us from both the NE and SE, but the main energy is from the latter direction. As of 0500 the MHL buoy was showing SE 3.5 metres at 9 seconds. The Bureau says the dominant direction should be moving around to the east later. They’re also warning of large and powerful surf conditions across the next 24 hours.

You’ll be unsurprised to hear that Beachwatch is warning that pollution is likely at most beaches between Manly and Bungan. All the eastern suburb and Shire beaches are the same.

It looks as though the wind will continue through to tomorrow morning, but the marine forecast says it should weaken to variable in the afternoon. High tide tomorrow will be at 0750. Annoyingly, the swell energy is likely to track the wind – ie it’ll get smaller as Friday goes along. As the low moves away from us, there should be an increase in the average period, so just maybe we’ll get some fun little waves under summery skies…

Back again later when I can get a pic to share. Have yourself a great day!

dy beach surf

Thumping shories at 0845

DY point surfer

Bomb at the point at 0845

Weather Situation
A complex low over the Tasman Sea is directing strong southerly winds along the NSW coast. As the low moves further east towards New Zealand on Friday a high south of the Bight is expected to extend a ridge into New South Wales, bringing a moderation in the winds along the coast.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers during the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 8 January
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 9 January
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunny skies, light wind and little waves

Posted by: on December 30th, 2015

Hello Friends,

What a nice change. Sunny, not much wind and a few little south wind swell bumps to lure you into the water. Set wave faces at the point were in the waist range and along the beach a touch bigger. But again, the bank situation remains dire and pretty much every wave I saw caught ended in yet another crunching shutdown.
The MHL buoy was showing 1.4 metres of 9-sec SSE wimd swell and at 0815 the wind was coming out of the west at about 5 kts. Tide was low at 0610 and will be back to high at 1225. Wind is expected to gradually pick up from the south and get into the 10-15 kt range later.
Today’s swell models are showing the energy levels dropping a bit over the next couple of days before coming up into the interesting range on Saturday as the wave and wind regime switches to the easterly quarters. Saturday morning continues to look the pick because the predictions are that the wind will be pretty strongly out of the east from that afternoon until maybe Tuesday morning when we could see the wind backing off, but the swell still powering into east spots. With any luck the energy levels will be okay through to mid-month.
On that hopeful note, may I wish you a thoroughly pleasant day!

dy point surfing

Nothing too dramatic, but definitely waves to be had at the point at 0800.

dy beach surfer

More shutdowns than anything else along the beach at 0800.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania moves slowly east strengthening a ridge to the north. The high will move over the southern Tasman Sea today and winds are expected to turn gradually northerly along the south and central coasts.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 31 December
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 1 January
Winds
Easterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Rainy start but little waves

Posted by: on December 28th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Just managed to grab a pic before another rain squall blanked out my view of the point. It was around 0800 and wind was coming from the SW at about 10 kts. It was a relatively cool 18 and the MHL site was showing 2.7 metres of 10-second south to SSE swell as of 0500. Tide was coming into the high at 1105.
The rain obscured my view too quickly to get a really good sense of the swell. But as the picture shows, there were definitely waist plus faces at the point. It was probably a bit bigger along the beach. The wind was light enough not to be messing it up. The swell energy is set to ease during the day while the wind should pick up from the south.
As the high comes across the continent, we can expect the swell to fade a little, but the wind should drop too and there might be a clean knee to waist option at south magnets by mid-week. Looking out to the edge of the forecasts, there still seems to be a prospect of an extended run of east swell from around Sunday onward. Good to see an outlook that doesn’t anticipate flatness.
Have a great Monday and keep on smilin’!

dy point surfer

Rainy scene but a little wave at the point

Weather Situation
Vigorous southerly winds along New South Wales coast are gradually easing as a high pressure system near Tasmania moves slowly east strengthening a ridge to the north. The high will move over the southern Tasman Sea by Wednesday and winds are expected to turn gradually northerly along the south and central coasts. .
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 29 December
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 30 December
Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Wednesday cold early and southerly

Posted by: on September 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Wild and woolly conditions thanks to 30kts of south to SW wind and around 4 metres of south swell (going by the Pt Kembla buoy…Sydney’s gone offline). Swell should stay at around this intensity for another 24-48 hours at least. Wind unfortunately is going to blast along at 25-30 kts from the south right through Friday. Throw in the sub-10 degree wind chill, and it’s only going to attract the most dedicated and hardy.
As the pictures show, I had a look at Curly, Dee Why and Collaroy this morning and can report that Curly is exactly as you’d expect – out of control. Dee Why point was very lumpy and choppy and the one person trying to catch something in the chaotic shories got out of the water while I was watching.
Around the corner, the wind was offshore at White Rock, but with the dark skies and very rough seas, it wasn’t looking exactly clean. That wasn’t putting off half a dozen stalwarts. The Kick and Brownwater weren’t doing much, but I saw a fun looking little waist-ish mal wave roll in at Collaroy.
Have yourself a great Wednesday and go well with your plans!

dogs prohibited

Fun fact: even on a lead, walking a dog here could get you a $330 fine.

curl curl

About the only exercise on offer at Curly around 0700

dy beach

Chasing options on his own in the shorey at Dee Why

DY point

Lumpy, bumpy DY point this morning

Collaroy

Clean mal conditions if you didn’t mind the cold at Collaroy

White Rock

Getting air at White Rock around 0715

White Rock

White Rock looking fairly rugged in the biting wind

Little Sunday waves for Dad’s day morning

Posted by: on September 6th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Happy Father’s Day to my fellow Dads. Dull grey skies for you this Sunday morning, but there are some glassy if rather lumpy waist to chest-ish options at the point and along the beach at Dee Why . Wind was faintly NW around 0800 and tide was right on the low (high’s at 1445). Swell was coming mainly from the SE. Out at sea it was showing 2.3 metres as of 0700 with a typical period of 9 seconds.
Wind is supposed to be S-SE going E (but less than 10 kts) around midday, then NE 10-15 kts in the afternoon. Swell is supposed to fade out across the day, so the plan is to go early if you’re gonna go. Apparently we can expect it to be cloudy with the odd shower all day.
Looking ahead, tomorrow’s not shaping to be too terribly interesting. Swell may perk up a tiny bit, but it’s not looking extra special.
The Bureau and the various swell models are generally agreeing that we should see our next pulse on Wednesday. The morning looks reasonably promising too, with the prospect of ok SW wind and 2+ metres of south swell. With any luck the energy levels will persist into Thursday morning. Thereafter it looks like more spring paltryness.
Have a splendid Sunday one and all!

dy surfing

The odd catchable little lump at the point 0800

dy surfing

Glassy and lumpy along the beach at 0800

 

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