Articles tagged with "5/5"

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.

Late Sunday morning waves

Posted by: on June 22nd, 2014

Hello Friends,

Had to do an airport run before the report today, hence the lateness…

Had a look at Curly and Dee Why on the way back and grabbed the pics below. Curly was well attended and while the banks were mainly pretty so-so, there were set wave faces into the shoulder high range. For the most part it was just a quick take off and maybe a turn or two before you needed to straighten out.

Around at Dee Why the situation was broadly similar, although it was maybe 30% smaller and while it was all shutdowns in front of the club, it did seem as though there might be the odd interesting peak up toward No Man’s.

Swell is showing at a metre from the SE witha juicy 14 second period. Tide was just going low when I was grabbing the snaps.

Outlook remains very much in line with the Goat’s call, ie marginal to near flat for the coming week.

Oh well, get some work done I guess. Have yourself a top old Sunday!

One-turn-wonder wave @ 1000

One-turn-wonder wave @ 1000

That'd be a quiet day at superbank

That’d be a quiet day at superbank

Longboardables at Dee Why beach

Longboardables at Dee Why beach

The right equipment for the conditions

The right equipment for the conditions

No Man's @ 1015

No Man’s @ 1015

Weather Situation
A weak southerly change is moving along the southern half of the New South Wales weakening as a high pressure ridge extends from the Tasman Sea to the northern part of the coast. Northwesterly winds along the coast will strengthen on Monday as a cold front approaches from the west, This front is expected to bring strong west to southwesterly across the western Tasman Sea on Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore late in the morning.
Monday 23 June
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 24 June
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Hey, those look like little waves

Posted by: on April 12th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Happened by Gardens late this arvo and what do I see? Little waves. Fun little waves actually and amazingly, for a holiday weekend, not overly crowded either. Grabbed a snap with the Sony a900 I’m currently testing.

Swell has gone around to the ENE during the day and is averaging about 1.5 metres out at sea on a pretty gutless 7 second period. But you know what? Those little peaks looked pretty tempting – even though I was out hunting for something to bbq this evening.

extra pic for you as well: Silva Lima the womens winner at Bells from Tim Bonython.

Hope you got in today!

Bells 3009 Womens winner is Silva Lima.

Bells 3009 Womens winner is Silva Lima.

There were a few little peaks to be had up and down the Gardens to Narrabeen stretch.

There were a few little peaks to be had up and down the Gardens to Narrabeen stretch.

Howzit looking for tomorrow?

Posted by: on March 7th, 2009

Hello to all the teatime crew,

You’re an elite (ie small) group kids. Most of the traffic at the site has now simmered down, but your webmaster hasn’t backed off ’cause we got waves and it just wouldn’t be right!

Latest data from the MHL Sydney buoy is showing a couple metres of SE swell with an average period just nudging up to 10 seconds. There are some 12 sec sets in the mix as well. The good news is that the Batemans Bay buoy is showing a couple metres out of the SE as well, but the average period is pushing up to 11 sec.

We’re set for light SE wind again tomorrow morning, so with luck there will be a few waves around the place for Sunday. Could be cloudy though, as there are showers in the forecast.

Just on dusk, I headed down to the beach again, just to see how the swell was going. The wind had backed off, so I thought there might be a little something along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. And sure enough, there were still people in catching the lumpy bumpy not so little waves pushing into the stretch. After grabbing a few snaps, I went around to Long Reef for another look as well. No one in the water at the bombies that I could see, but some bodyboarders were messing around in the little surge at Fishermans.

About 10cm deep where he is...(Fishermans)

About 10cm deep where he is...(Fishermans)

Last rays of Saturday illuminate a moment of acceleration.

Last rays of Saturday illuminate a moment of acceleration.

There's a person in that ball of whitewater...

There's a person in that ball of whitewater...

At least you could surf 'em at far nth Collaroy.

At least you could surf 'em at far nth Collaroy.

Dusk entertainment.

Dusk entertainment.

 

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin