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It’s pumping this morning at Dee Why point

Posted by: on July 28th, 2015

Hello Friends,

As good as it gets this morning at the point. Set wave faces were well overhead and the swell angle was just the right degree off dead south with a 12-sec period. Surface conditions were super clean thanks to a morning offshore. And naturally, there were more than a few punters in the water. The swell’s too lined up and big for the beachy, so the point’s the only game in Dee Why town.
The Bureau says this morning will be your best shot because they’re predicting the wind will swing around to the south this afternoon. Tide was high at 0525 and is now dropping to the low at 1110.
Because the swell angle is so south and the line so long, I’m guessing that surf options will be frustratingly limited to just a few of the rockier bits of our coastline.
Swell looks like it’ll fade out by close of play tomorrow. The Bureau says the expected afternoon southerly will carry on into the early sesh tomorrow, but then the wind should go light and variable later.
My plan is to stop by the point for a spot of photo-taking in an hour or so.
Have yourself a top old day and check back later for pics of the fun!

dy big wave

Solid and overhead at the point 0715

dy point surfer on nice wave

More of that wave

dee why beach wave

Probably too shutty-downy to be worth it up the beach

Gardens, dusk, Wed 10 Sept 2014

Posted by: on September 11th, 2014

After shooting at Mona Vale earlier in the day, I lost most of the afternoon to work. But I was able to sneak out just on dusk to grab a few shots of the reeling barrels at South Narrabeen. Very, very few were made, but almost everyone was covered before the inevitable pounding.

You can see the pictures here.

South Narrabeen surfer

From the picture gallery

 

A few pics from this morning at DY and Northy

Posted by: on July 10th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Funny thing happened between posting the report and my getting down to Dee Why this morning… seemed like the swell decided it really wanted to go play somewhere else because there were some long lulls for the crew. Definitely a few keepers though, particularly if your craft of choice was a lid.

Word reached my shell-like ears of interesting going’s-on at Northy, so after a restorative coffee, I headed up that way for the late morning sesh. Very, very busy in the water but most of the time I was there it just pumped with only short lulls. Definitely doing the business.

Below are a few snaps from Dee Why and Northy. The galleries are uploading right now, so by about dinner time they should all be online for your consideration. Check for them in the latest shooting sessions in the righthand column…

Swell seems to be throttling back now, but it’s a long way off being gone. Here’s hoping the models are right and that we have another round for the morning crew tomorrow!

Late takeoffs order of the morning at Dee Why pt

Late takeoffs order of the morning at Dee Why pt

Kinda tricky section there...

Kinda tricky section there…

No takers at Dontals for some reason

No takers at Dontals for some reason

Leaning into a tasty one

Leaning into a tasty one

Paying the consequences at the point.

Paying the consequences at the point.

All good around midday.

All good around midday.

Eye on the lip

Eye on the lip

Mucho bueno senor!

Mucho bueno senor!

Inside Northy was sorta okay around midday

Inside Northy was sorta okay around midday

Low tide, mobbed, but very consistent

Low tide, mobbed, but very consistent

One of the great days

Posted by: on July 10th, 2014

Hello Friends,

I’m rating it at 9/10 for the early sesh at Dee Why this morning. Maybe 10/10.

As of 0600 the MHL Sydney buoy was registering 2.3 metres from the ESE at a touch under 15 seconds apart. Set wave faces – as the pictures show – are well overhead at Dee Why point. The beachy seemed unoccupied (gee, I wonder why). Tide was high at 0600, so it’ll be back to low at 1150.

Wind is offshore and set to stay that way. As of 0800 it was 10-15 kts from the WNW to NW, but the Bureau says it’ll be more westerly and 20-30 kts later.

According to the forecasts the swell will drop overnight and swing more to the SE. But, it should still be pretty reasonable for tomorrow morning at least.

I’m still on the sidelines, but I’ll go take pictures at the point this morning, so wave hi if you see me!

Have a great day everyone.

Wild scenes at Dee Why

Wild scenes at Dee Why

Wave after wave for the early

Wave after wave for the early

Tasty looking Dee Why point @0745

Tasty looking Dee Why point @0745

Meaty looking section slabs over

Meaty looking section slabs over

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system near Tasmania is moving steadily east, with an associated cold front crossing New South Wales. This system is bringing vigorous winds to much of the coast, which should ease by Friday as the low moves further away and a high pressure ridge extends across from the west. This ridge will be short-lived, however, as another cold front is expected to cross the region during Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 11 July
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly before dawn.
Saturday 12 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

It was pumping this morning

Posted by: on June 16th, 2014

Hello Friends,

It doesn’t get significantly better than this morning at Dee Why. Double-overhead sets were pretty common at the point for a good size crew on it from early. The beach? Naw, no takers, too many thundering shutdowns overwhelming the banks.

Swell is out of the SSE (162 degrees) at 12 seconds apart with an average height at sea of 3.3 metres. Throw in the seas and you’re looking at 5 metres plus offshore. It peaked at close to 4 metres overnight. Looks like it’ll drop pretty quickly today, but given the current size, it’s not going to be little today.

Gotta run, so back later with thoughts about the outlook for the coming week…

Not always cleanly makeable

Not always cleanly makeable

Proper swell @0730

Proper swell @0730

Double-overhead and clean

Double-overhead and clean

Too much swell for the banks @0730

Too much swell for the banks @0730

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is moving east as a strong high pressure system north of the Bight moves east strengthening a ridge to the northern Tasman Seat. This high is forecast to be the main synoptic feature for the coming week, although winds along New South Wales coast will remain fresh in many parts during Monday and again on Friday as cold fronts pass to the south.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
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.
Tuesday 17 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Winds turning southerly in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.
Wednesday 18 June
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Pumping at Dee Why

Posted by: on May 5th, 2014

Hello Friends,

I’m calling it 9/10 at Dee Why this morning. After jumping dramatically yesterday, this morning sees 3-4+ metres of close to 14 second period south swell marching relentlessly in to the point for a Sunday size pre-work crowd. (I reckon the sicky count will shoot up today!). Set wave faces were double overhead at the point and up the beach they were every bit as big, but it’s just too lined up and shutting down to be worth anyone trying. Swell has been around the 4 metre mark down south for almost two days now, so without looking at the models, I reckon that means it’s going to be big all day today.

The Bureau says the energy will start to drop back into the 2.5-3m range around midday. Tomorrow it’s supposed to cog down another notch or two into the 2 metre range. But worse, the wind goes southerly about lunch time and stays that way through Wednesday.

So get on it if you can! Yours truly is going to get in the car and drive away from these amazing conditions to see what’s on offer up along the mid north coast.

Have yourself a fantastic Monday everybody and stay tuned for more pics from me this evening (I hope!!)

Well populated at Dee Why @0700

Well populated at Dee Why @0700

Perfect conditions at Dee Why point

Perfect conditions at Dee Why point

Solid set wave stands up at Dee Why point @ 0700

Solid set wave stands up at Dee Why point @ 0700

Up the beach it's big but mostly too lined up.

Up the beach it’s big but mostly too lined up.

Weather Situation
A deep complex low is located east of Tasmania, moving further east. Winds have eased as the low moves away with the next high pressure ridge extending across from the west to be centred to the west of Tasmania for several days. A weak front will bring a southerly change to the south coast tonight and much of the remainder of the coast on Tuesday. Following this, the high should direct a southwest to southerly airstream along the coast before moving to the southern Tasman Sea later in the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 6 May
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southerly 2.5 metres later in the evening.
Wednesday 7 May
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.

It’s on

Posted by: on April 18th, 2014

Hello Friends,

South east swell at 2 metres and 11 seconds apart with no wind, sunny skies and the start of a holiday weekend is adding up to going off. Very consistent when I first checked about 0730 and tremendously crowded at the point. I’m calling the conditions 9/10 for waves. But, no matter where you get in, you won’t be lonely today.

Swell is going full tilt and while I watched it seemed overhead sets were turning up frequently. It’s going to be intense in the water at the magnet spots today.

Wind call is for it to go SW and the W and the Bureau tells us the swell still has some way to go before peaking tomorrow morning.

Be patient, be careful and don’t paddle out if you’re not an experienced surfer – this isn’t an ordinary day.

Yeah, I’ll be out and about with the camera today, so wave hi if ya see me!

But people and people too!

But people and people too!

It was quick but he got a long way down the line

It was quick but he got a long way down the line

Wave after wave

Wave after wave

Another mauler stands up on the point (he made it)

Another mauler stands up on the point (he made it)

Weather Situation
A southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea will develop on New South Wales south coast later today extending to to Sydney Waters overnight and to the far north coast during Saturday morning. Behind the change a high pressure ridge will develop over the western Tasman Sea by Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 19 April
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 20 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.

PICS by Don: Saturday pumping Dee Why beachy

Posted by: on July 10th, 2011

It was insanely busy at Dee Why in the middle of a perfect winter Saturday afternoon. The swell was rocking and the left in particular was almost a machine. I only shot for an hour or so, but managed to reap a nice collection of beautiful looking waves. One of the better days of the year for that place I’d say. Certainly in the top 10!

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PICS by Don: Saturday morning surf session at Avalon

Posted by: on July 10th, 2011

 

A chilly, breezy Avalon played host to superb surfin’ conditions on Saturday morning, 9 July 2011. Your correspondent set up the camera and got shooting. Sets were 1.5x overhead and it was reasonably consistent.

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Enjoy!


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Sticky: Swell arrives right on schedule and looking for trouble

Posted by: on July 8th, 2011

 

Hello Friends,

The Huey express pulled into town while we were sleeping and this morning sees offshore wind and around 3.5 metres of 11-12 sec SSE swell. Pumping big time.

Tide was low at 0730 and will hit a highish high at about 1400. Wind will pick up a bit during the day, but stay NW to W through the day.

Outlook is for the pulse to weaken toward midday and be noticeably smaller toward dusk – but that doesn’t mean it’ll be beginner friendly then or anything. We’re talking maybe a metre smaller, so it’ll still be pumping.

The way things are currently shaping up, it’s probably not going to drop below shoulder high at exposed spots for the next week!

Go well and watch before you get in the water, particularly if you’re still getting up to speed with your surfing skills. These long period conditions are serious and you really can get into trouble when it’s like this.

Weather Situation from the BoM
A slow-moving, strong high pressure system southwest of the Bight is extending a ridge to the southern Coaral Sea while cold fronts are moving across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining strong to gale force winds along New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then becoming westerly 20 to 25 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Saturday 9 July
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots by early evening.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres around dawn then increasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 10 July
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the morning then increasing to 4 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
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

This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Friday.
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