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Sunny with little waves

Posted by: on November 3rd, 2016
dy beach surf

Little wave at the point, little wave at kiddies 0630

dy beach

SUPsters having a look around near the pole


DY point surfer

Set wave at the point 0630


wrl sth narra

WRL cam 0530 showing little bumps at sth Narra

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful morning in Sydney with clean little waves for the keen. Sets at the point looked to be around the waist to maybe occasionally chest high mark and it seemed to be about the same at Kiddies and up the beach on the biggest ones. Wind was light offshore and swell at 0300 was 1.8 m at 9-second from the SSE.
Wind should stay light in the morning before a NE sea breeze kicks in around midday.
Tide was low at 0440 and will be high at 1100.
The models are still saying it should be smaller than it is right now and there still seems to be a small hope of some south activity on Sunday – although the predictions are less enthusiastic than yesterday. It’ll be interesting to see the Goat’s take on this…
Have yourself a top old Thursday everyone and go well with your plans!

Weather Situation
Winds will tend north to northeasterly today and Friday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge along the north coast. 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 on Sunday will bring a return to northeasterly winds.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 4 November
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
About 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Saturday 5 November
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Why look at that, little waves

Posted by: on September 15th, 2016
dy beach surf

Fun looking little peak at kiddies

south head

South Head warmed by the rising sun

dy beach surfers

Another peak rolls in for the crew at 0650

WRL south narrabeen

WRL cam showing tiny but not really surfable bumps at 0630

Hello Friends,

Turns out I was wrong about what would happen this morning. I thought it’d be ankle to knee, but as the pics show, kiddies at Dee Why was producing waist and a bit bumps courtesy of 1.3 metres of 9-second SSE swell. It’s not refracting much (see the WRL south Narra shot), but if you were in the right spot at the right beach, it looks like there was fun to be had. Wind was 13-22 kts WNW at North Head as I wrote this and the Bureau still has a strong wind warning for it to be 20-25 kts later this morning. Tide was high at 0655 and will be low again at 1245. According to Beachwatch, water temp is around 17.

This is Goat’s forecast day, so I’ll defer to his wisdom about surf outlook for the next week…

In the meantime, may your Thursday turn out rather well!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over Victoria has established a gusty westerly flow over the waters. Later today the low will move well offshore over the Tasman Sea, with conditions gradually easing as a weak high pressure system moves over eastern Australia. The next cold front looks set to affect the region later on the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 16 September
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Saturday 17 September
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Brisk, breezy, sunny and small but not flat

Posted by: on August 27th, 2016
showry cloud

Showers out at sea 0645

dy beach surfers

A few wave hunters on the prowl by 0645

dy point and paddler

No serious activity at the point

Hello Friends,

Sparkling morning with an icy SW turning making a wine dark sea. One of those mornings where every detail seems to pop. Not a lot of surf activity at the Dee Why end of the beach, but there appeared to be possibilities as you went north toward the pole.

As of 0710, wind was west 10-15kts at North Head. The 0500 data from the MHL buoy showed 1.6 metres of 9-sec SSE swell. Tide’s dropping to the low at 0935 High will be at 1615. It should stay sunny and get to 19. Water should be ok most places and running about 18.

Waves this morning should be in the waist range with the odd plus on the bombs.

MHL’s nearshore forecast projects a gradual declinein swell height across the day and through tomorrow.

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies across the central New South Wales coast while a high pressure system dominates remainder of the state. This will promote southeast to southwesterly winds across New South Wales waters at first. The coastal trough will weaken later Saturday as the high pressure system moves over New South Wales, turning winds northeast to northwesterly for central and southern waters.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Sunday 28 August
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 29 August
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday tiny style

Posted by: on May 7th, 2016

Hello Friends

At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing a metre of E swell with a period of 11 seconds. So we have about the same energy levels as yesterday at the same time, but the swell’s not coming from the SE. Wind at report time was light and west; it’s set to go north to NE by this afternoon. The morning tide is a high at 0830.

A run around the check out spots revealed healthy crowds in the water at Northy and from Longy to No Mans. Set waves were into the shoulder plus range, although overall I’d call it waist to chest. If you’re keen and patient with your fellow surfers, you should definitely be able to snag a few this morning.

Outlook is very much in line with the Goat’s prediction – according to the models. Wind is set to be northerly through Monday at this stage, while swell should be about the same tomorrow and then up a bit more on Monday. Swell looks like being southerly across the coming week and bit bigger. Magnets could be into the head range on bombs by late in the week. And if the models have it right, we should also be seeing offshores.

little wave at Gardens

Micro at Gardens

north narrabeen waves

Northy crew on it on a Sat morning 0650

makaha waves

Makaha peaks unattended

Kiddies serving up the odd moment of diversion

Kiddies serving up the odd moment of diversion

pollution

Classic winter inversion layer trapping all our pollution nicely this morning

long reef surfer

Very busy at Longy at 0710

SUPs

Out for a paddle with friends at Whiterock


dy surfer

man at no mans

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the coast is weakening while a low pressure system is deepening in the Bight. Winds along coastal waters will shift more northerly and gradually strengthen during Saturday and Sunday as a trough and associated cold front approach from the west. This system is expected to bring a gusty westerly wind change as it crosses the coast during Monday, reinforced by the passage of a second cold front on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeast about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 8 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of rain.
Monday 9 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Still a few sets left in the mix this morning

Posted by: on April 19th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Swell’s definitely down from yesterday’s peak intensity, but it’s still producing the occasional shoulder plus set at the point and along the beach. Swell’s coming mainly from the SSE at about 2.5 metres with an average period just a touch under the 10 second mark. Like yesterday, the point was well populated at 0700 when I grabbed the pics. Tide was high at 0630 and is now dropping to the low at 1245.
Swell’s predicted to decrease across the morning and wind should stay lightly from the south.
Outlook on the models this morning is for the energy levels to stick around at slightly below this morning’s offerings through to the weekend. Then it seems as though we might get another blast of southerly wind along with an uptick in swell.
Your correspondent is going to relocate to the lovely central coast for the next couple of days. The computer’s going with me, so if I can get a connection, I’ll try to file a picture or two…
Have a great Tuesday one and all!

dy beach surfers

Chasing sections among the shutdowns at No Mans

dy point surfers

Busy again this morning at 0700

dy point wave

Set wave gets grabbed at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge across southern New South Wales, while a trough lies off the central and northern coasts. This pattern is leading to considerable variability in winds over most waters. The trough is expected to gradually weaken during Tuesday and Wednesday as the ridge shifts northwards, generating north to northeasterly winds from the middle of the week. The next southerly change is expected in the south late Thursday, extending through remaining areas on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. Showers becoming less likely during the afternoon and evening.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 20 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 21 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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

Swell but get on it asap

Posted by: on April 18th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Wind was WSW early but it should be going around to the SE soon. That meant clean conditions along the beach and at the point. Plus, there was a combo east and SE swell going on. Waves were in the waist to chest range with the odd bomb at the point and chest plus up the beach but still shutting down more often than not.
At 0600 the dominant swell was coming from the SE at 2.3 metres with an average period of 8 seconds. Tide was high at 0545 and will be back to low at 1210. Although it was more sunny than not as the morning got under way, the Bureau tells us there’s an 80 percent chance of precipitation today.
Swell’s expected to weaken across the remainder of the week, after peaking today. So, the earlier the better I’d say!

dy surfers

Waist to chest with the odd plus at 0730

dy surfers

More on the inside than the out

dy beach surfer

Shutty-downy up the beach toward No Mans

dy point wave

Bomb set promising more than it delivered

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system lying over Tasmania is extending a ridge to the north/northeast directing south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea strengthening the ridge to the north coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 19 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Weather
20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.
Wednesday 20 April
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Waves for the early

Posted by: on April 16th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Definitely a few waist to chest plusses around this morning at 0700 thanks to light winds and 1.5 metres of 9-second east wind swell. Lots of folks in the water from first light of course, so whether it was North Narrabeen or Long Reef or No Man’s, you’d have been sharing with 20 others. Still it was glassy for the daybreak session and the waves had enough energy to be fun looking.
First tide of the daylight hours is the low at 1130 and right on dark it’ll be back to high.
The NE seabreeze should be a factor by 0900 and by around lunch it should start swinging to the south to SE.
I’d say the plan is to get in asap because from this afternoon we’re going to be into southerly conditions with showers and grey skies through to Tuesday morning.
Have yourself a top old Saturday one and all!

dontals paddler

LoneLone paddler approaches Dontals 0645

long reef surfers

Longy busy but rideable 0640

dy beach surfer

Crunchy little number at Dee Why beach 0640

dy point surfer

Small at the point

no mans wave

No Man’s section 0645

north narrabeen surfing

Northy well populated at 0620

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east, maintaining a ridge along the New South Wales coast and directing southeast to northeasterly winds across coastal waters. A southerly change will extend along the southern and central coast during Saturday as a cold front and low pressure trough move across the state. The change is expected to stall about the central coast on Saturday evening, before south to southeasterly winds extend through all coastal waters during Sunday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 40% chance of showers late this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this evening.
Sunday 17 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 18 April
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunny Saturday with little waves

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2016

Hello Friends,

A very warm day coming up. Wind was light offshore at first light and tide was coming off the 0415 high as it drops to the 1105 low. The MHL buoy was showing 1.5 metres of 13-second south swell at 0400. While that means the average height at sea is down quite a bit since yesterday, the period has jumped enough to compensate.

Sets are still into the head high range on the bombs, but the waits are longer and the lulls much closer to flatness. Waves at Dee Why point were around the waist to chest mark on sets. The banks remain awful from Dee Why to Longy and for the entire length of Collaroy-Narrabeen, bar Northy itself. Swell angle seemed to be close to right for Butterbox and a little crew were out on it chasing waist to chest sets. Again, lulls were basically flat.

The wind should swing from the NW to SW around to the east ahead of a late 15-25kt south change.

Looking ahead through to Monday, the MHL modelling is saying we can expect the average period to drop below 10 seconds and the average size of the swell to be closer to a metre. It should gradually move from straight south to SE. Sunday should be south to SE 15-25 kts and Monday the Bureau says we’re back to NE.

Next week is currently shaping to be marginal to flat until maybe late Thursday. The models are then generally pointing toward a lift into the surfable range as we head into next weekend.

Have yourself a top old Saturday everyone, and keep on smilin’!

north narrabeen surf

Small but not flat at Northy

sth narra shutdown

Shutdowns as usual at south Narrabeen

no mans wave

No Man’s 99% shutdowns but some size

dy point surfer

Not big at the point, but rideable

butterbox wave

Boxing butter at sunrise

long reef surfer

Longy charger – into another shutdown

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system off the northern New South Wales coast combined with an approaching cold front from the southwest is promoting northwest to westerly winds over most New South Wales coastal waters. This cold front will bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast later on Saturday, with south to southeasterly winds extending through all coastal waters by Sunday evening. Behind this, a new high is forecast to drift across the region during Sunday and Monday, accompanied by a return to generally northeasterly winds during Monday. The next front is not likely to arrive until mid next week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon then shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Sunday 3 April
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 4 April
Winds
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
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

Yay! A little more activity this morning

Posted by: on October 15th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The NE wind will be along soon – it’ll be 15-20 kts later – but at 0700 conditions were still smooth and, better than that, there were catchable waves both in the corner and at the point. Set wave faces were into the chest plus range, although mostly it was closer to waist. A couple of hours earlier, the MHL buoy was showing 1.5 metres from the SSE at a healthy 12 seconds And that’s not something any of the models predicted.

Tide’s high at 1020 (around the time the NE’r should be obvious I’d guess). Weather should be increasingly sunny with a high of 25.

Hard to say if this morning’s unexpectedly interesting conditions will repeat on us tomorrow. The overall forecast looks pretty much the same, but the models are still predicting only small, to tiny short period NE wind swell.

So, pounce on it if you can, I’d say because this could be a very temporary blip.

And whatever your schedule looks like today, may it all go brilliantly!

dy surfing

Bomb set delivers a fun little wave for lucky surfer at 0720

dy surfing

Riders at the point and the beach

Sunny Sunday with little south lines

Posted by: on October 4th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Warm early thanks to the NW’ly. Yesterday’s south energy has faded overnight, but it’s not all gone. There are still some waist plus ones to be caught from Dee Why to Longy. While it looked a bit wimpy at the point (and only knee high), sets along the beach had a touch of energy thanks to the 12-second period of the 1.2 metre south swell. Conditions were very clean thanks to the wind direction, particularly as you move up the beach. And, while it was busy at 0830 it wasn’t crazily so. Tide was low at 0740 and will be back to high at 1410. It’s going to get hot too – as in 35 degrees hot.

The models tell us that we can expect the energy to fade out by around the time we hit high tide. And then it looks quiet for Monday. From Tuesday to Thursday there’s some prospect of a little increase as the swell bumps up. It’ll be very much dependent on the period of course, and there the models are mostly predicting short, wind-swelly stuff.

Have yourself a great Sunday everybody and stay happy!

dy beach

Tiny but perfectly formed

dy point

Just barely catchable, but catchable at 0840

dy beach

Typical set around 0840

dy beach

Beachy right

dy point

Picking one up at the point

 

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