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Don’s Saturday morning surf chat with Simon Marnie (audio)

Posted by: on September 12th, 2009

As is my custom on a Saturday morning, I spoke with the ever-cheerful Mr Simon Marnie of the weekend show about surf conditions in our fair city of Sydney.

702 ABC surf report for Saturday 12 Sept 2009

702 ABC radio surfin’ report

Posted by: on September 5th, 2009

Here’s a link to this morning’s surf chat with Simon Marnie of the 702 ABC weekend show…

Don talks surf with Simon Marnie of 702 ABC radio’s weekend show.

Catch-up mode continues

Posted by: on August 29th, 2009

Hello Friends,

At least you can catch the bigger ones this morning.

At least you can catch the bigger ones this morning.

Ready for some wind? The Bureau’s hoisted the Gale pennant. So, while it’s started out glassy calm at the beach this morning, the situation will be very different by nightfall. I know what you’re thinking, if it’s going to blow, won’t we get some waves? Sadly, the answer is no. We’re talking N-NW’ly, and therefore any waves generated will be off to NZ without so much as a backward glance.

Early on, before the wind, there were some little SE lines trickling into Dee Why. It was big enough that folk could actually putt along a short distance before the knee to waist high boomers expired on the sand.

Given the wind forecast, I’m guessing the early morning session today is likely to be the peak for us this weekend. The spring conditions look set to bumble along for another week at least, but with luck it shouldn’t be quite as hopeless as the last few days. The models show some big stuff way offshore early in the week, so my hope is that some crumbs will fall off that particular table for us from around Monday.

And here’s Donny with the morning radio surf report fresh off the airwaves of Sydney at 0730. Don talks the small surf prospects with 702 ABC radio’s Weekend Show maestro, Simon Marnie

Synoptic Situation
A strong cold front expected on the far south Saturday night. N/NW winds increasing ahead of the front. Winds should ease during Sunday as the front moves rapidly east across the Tasman Sea.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning
Saturday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the morning and reaching 30/40 knots at times in the afternoon and evening..Sea: rising to 2 to 3 metres in the morning and to 3 to 4 metres later.Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Sunday: Wind: W/SW 30/40 knots easing to SW 20/30 knots in the morning. SW easing further to 15/20 knots by the eveningSea: 3 to 4 metres abating 2 to 3 metres in the morning and to 1.5 to 2 metres by the evening. Swell: E/SE 1.5 to 2 metres increasing.
Monday: Wind: W/NW 10/20 knots.

Don’s usual Sat morning 702 ABC report

Posted by: on August 8th, 2009

Today’s radio riff on 702 Weekends between myself and she of the dulcet laughter, Angela Catterns.

Don talks Saturday surf & the week’s prospects with Angela Catterns of 702 ABC radio’s weekend show.

Radio heads: Don’s Sat am surf report

Posted by: on August 1st, 2009

Here’s an MP3 of my surf chat with Simon Marnie on the weekend show at around 0730…

Don talks surf for Sat 1 Aug 2009 in Sydney with Simon Marnie on ABC 702 radio.

Don does radio with Simon Marnie

Posted by: on July 18th, 2009

This morning’s surf chat on 702 ABC radio

Click the link below to launch the audio player…

Don talks surf prospects with 702 ABC radio’s Simon Marnie on Saturday morning.

The Saturday morning radio report

Posted by: on July 4th, 2009

Hey all,

Here for your amusement, my dulcet tones from 702 ABC radio’s weekend show with Mr Simon Marnie at the helm.

Clicking the following link will open a little audio player thingy…

Don talks surf prospects for today and the week ahead with Simon Marnie.

Brrr and showery

Posted by: on May 30th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Cold this morning and the odd shower rolling through just adds to the resistance many of us will feel to exiting the doona zone for the early. But those sturdy types who didn’t mind pulling on a steamer when the temp was in the low teens might well have had the best of the days conditions.

Swell is a couple metres from the south at an average of 8 seconds apart and the tide has just gone low as I write this around 0730. This is translating into wave faces in the waist to head high range, depending on the set and, obviously, the degree of exposure of your beach.

I’m calling the wave quality early as average – neither particularly bad nor excitingly good. The short period means that there generally isn’t a lot of energy to work with, but when you get lucky and things focus on a peak, there’s enough to have fun.

Wind is currently light and offshore at Dee Why, but the Bureau’s call is for it to swing more to the s and the se as it ramps up into the 25-35 kt range. So the longer you leave it to stay warm, the more marginal it gets and the more limited your options.

Bureau says we can expect the odd shower through the place today (increasing overnight) and a chilly high for the day of about 16.

Great day for visiting the lifeline book fair at Balgowlah Boys High I’d say.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning
Saturday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots during the day, mainly offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: SE 15/20 knots. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: SE about 2 metres.
Monday: Wind: E/SE 10/15 knots

Not brilliant, but a section or two for the keen at 0730.

Not brilliant, but a section or two for the keen at 0730.

A peak or two on offer if you didn't mind cold air.

A peak or two on offer if you didn't mind cold air.

Don talks surf with Angela Catterns at 0730

Don’s 702 ABC radio surf report

Posted by: on February 28th, 2009

Here’s my regular Saturday morning surf chat with Simon Marnie of the weekend show on Sydney ABC 702 radio.

Saturday morning surf report on ABC 702 Sydney radio

Sticky: Well, we have some swell

Posted by: on December 20th, 2008

Hello Friends,

Pretty busy in the water at 0645.

Pretty busy in the water at 0645.

As anticipated, we have a little swell this morning thanks to all that wind yesterday. At Dee Why, the point is pretty busy. The sets seem to be smaller and less consistent than over in the beachy, but the latter is getting its share of shutdowns. Biggest set I saw at the point was around head high, and biggest at the beach was just overhead.

Some fun size sets to be had at the beachy, but watch those sections.

Some fun size sets to be had at the beachy, but watch those sections.

The forecast last night was calling for stiff SE winds this morning, but instead we have SW’lys in the 10-15kt range along the northern beaches and in the 15-20 kt range in the eastern suburbs.

The Bureau’s call is as follows: “Wind: S/SE 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots in the afternoon and 10/15 knots later.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, abating 1 to 2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres. ” And we’re set for cloudy periods with the odd shower.

702 ABC weekend show surf report by Don

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