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Saturday throws the switch to sunshine

Posted by: on November 12th, 2016
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North Narrabeen 1245

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Busy at Northy around 1245

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Popping the top off a little wind wave at south Curly about noon

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Curly wind wave section briefly playful

Hello Friends,
Had to run the odd errand around midday and since I was out and about I checked the surf again. There sitll aren’t any waves to speak of at Dee Why or Manly for that matter, but both mid to south Curly and North Narrabeen had a few very soft knee to waist high bumps to play on at midday. Pretty busy of course and the waits between even barely catchable waves were long. But it was hot and sunny and bright and summery, so folks were just getting in and taking what came their way.

Smoky Sunday surf

Posted by: on May 22nd, 2016

Hello Friends,

Checked beaches from Manly to Dee Why this smokey morning and as of 0730-0800 the 10-sec 1.6 metre SSE swell was producing consistent chest to head plus wave faces at optimally aligned stretches. Biggest was Curly, but Longy was in the same league (see pics). Manly and Dee Why beach and the point were less consistent and 30% smaller, but it sure ain’t flat. Crowds were on the low side for Manly on a Sunday, but Curly was reasonably busy and Long Reef was nutty.

Winds were light early but are expected to settle to the north and get up into the 10-15 kt range. Swell’s predicted to drop today but it’s also supposed to go more SE, so I’d expect waves all day.

Tide was high at 0830 and will be low at 1415.

Outlook is for the swell to continue fading overnight and the models are generally predicting a quieter Monday and Tuesday, but they continue to point to a reasonably substantial pulse for Wednesday-Thursday.

Have yourself a great Sunday everyone!

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Bomb set North Steyne 0730

Manly surf

Crowds are hiding, it was mobbed at Manly from early

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South Curly sets were solid at 0740

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Nice section at south Curly

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Dee Why beach

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Dee Why beach sets smaller than elsewhere

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Longish waits for the fun size ones at the point at 0755

Long Reef

Even busier than Manly at Longy this morning

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Bomb sets noticeably bigger at Longy than the Dee Why end


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Weather Situation
A high pressure system currently centred in the western Tasman Sea will continue to move east. Winds will turn northwest to northeasterly today. A strong gusty south to southwesterly change is expected to move along the coast during Monday, reaching the far north early Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 23 May
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 24 May
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Swell perking up this morning

Posted by: on March 17th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Glassy start to Thursday morning and as forseen by the models, we have some solid sets in the mix. Waves were into the chest plus range on sets at Manly, head high but kinda fat at Curly and wasit to shoulder with odd pluses at Dee Why.
Swell was close to the 2 metre mark and coming mainly from the SSE at about 9 seconds apart.
The Bureau tells us to expect the SE component to fade this afternoon. Wind should be E-SE 10-15kts later. Tide will hit low at 1110 and back to high at 1715.
Getting a video clip from Dee Why together right now, so expect that up shortly…
Have a great Thursday one and all!

Trimming on a little one at south Steyne

Trimming on a little one at south Steyne

Looming rain showers over the Bower at 0715

Looming rain showers over the Bower at 0715

Sizable sets at Curly

Sizable sets at Curly

Pulling into one at Dee Why with a mouth-mount rolling

Pulling into one at Dee Why with a mouth-mount rolling

Gliding at the point 0740

Gliding at the point 0740

Making the most of a Dee Why shutdown at 0740

Making the most of a Dee Why shutdown at 0740

Sunday midday clip from Curl Curl (vid)

Posted by: on January 31st, 2016

Dropped by Curl Curl right on lunch time on the last day of January. It was hot and sunny and hard to get a park, so the water was pretty busy. But there were a few little waves to be had on the sets. Water’s beautiful too!

Mid-Curly grovellers (vid)

Posted by: on January 21st, 2016

Found myself out and about this morning, so swung by Curly to see if it was picking up anything. It was, sorta, but just in the middle where the little windswell was focussing on a high tide friendly bank.

Curly this morning (vid)

Posted by: on January 19th, 2016

Went for a quick sesh at north Curly this morning. Crowd thickened up steadily because it was really a pretty fun little peak between 0830 and 1000.
Here’s a taste of the conditions…

North Curly and Dee Why video minutes

Posted by: on December 23rd, 2015

Two video minutes for you this morning.

First is Curly from about 0630…

And the second from Dee Why, about 20 mins later.

Curly and Dee Why on Weds morning

Posted by: on December 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Up earlier than usual this am for a run to Brookie. So I stopped at Curly and Dee Why on the way back to RealSurf HQ. Tide was coming into the high at 0710, so it was as fat and full as it’s going to get today. There were some shoulder plus faces at Curly thanks to the 10-sec period of the 1.8 metre south swell. It wasn’t amazingly consistent and the quality wasn’t too wonderful because the left over chop from yesterday’s blow, plus the SE wind was already picking up again. The other issue where Curly’s concerned is that the lagoon was opened up by all that rain and Beachwatch is warning that pollution is likely.
Around the corner at the Dee Why to Longy stretch, conditions weren’t as big. Sets were closer to the chest mark – and mostly smaller than that actually – while just about the only surfable zone appeared to be the stretch just north of the club. A couple of optimists were bobbing around at the point, but I didn’t see them pick anything up. Along with the pics, I also grabbed a video minute at both Curly and Dee Why. They should be up from about 0900.
Wind is set to build into the 15-20 kt range from the SE later today. And it looks as though that’s going to be our wind direction for the next three days. So early will be better. Of course the tide will be coming into high in the first few hours after light across that period.
On the plus side, the general swell size trend appears to be tilting up ever so slightly. With luck tomorrow am will be a touch bigger than today, and Christmas and Boxing Day a notch up from that.
We still have the prospect of a vigorous south change smashing us on Boxing Day morning and then it looks as though it could stay pretty strongly southerly into the middle of next week.
Finally, Beachwatch is warning that pollution is possible at most beaches from Dee Why north to Palmy. South from there the pollution warnings are up.
Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone and keep on smilin’!

Curl Curl lagoon

Lagoon open at Curly and pollution warning is up.

Braving the likely pollution at North Curly

Braving the likely pollution at North Curly

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Heading out at Dee Why

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Popping the top off a Dee Why beach dribbler at 0645

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure lies over the northern New South Wales coast, while a high is centred just to the east of Tasmania. By late tonight the trough will have moved into Queensland waters, with the high shifting to the central Tasman Sea and directing northeast to southeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. Winds are forecast to shift more northerly and increase at the end of the week as a cold front approaches from the west. This front appears set to bring a vigorous southerly change to southern parts of the New South Wales coast late Saturday, continuing through to the northern border during Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the day.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 24 December
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Friday 25 December
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

A few waves around this morning

Posted by: on July 30th, 2015

After filing the report this morning, I made the run to Manly and on the way back, checked out Freshie, Curly and Dee Why.

Freshwater had a couple of little now and again sort of peaks in the waist to waist plus range. I was tempted, but decided to push on to Curly. Swell was bigger there with some set wave faces into the head high range – although mostly it was chest-ish. Much closing out going on, and the lulls were impressive. Still, there were peaks from the south to the north, so you’d have had a wave. Me, I put it off and went on to Dee Why. As my pictures showed, the point was unrideably tiny, however there were a few occasional knee to waist plus peaks from about the club to the pole. I could see people in the water up at the Lugga too. I decided to go for a paddle. And yep, it was getting inconsistent and the chest-ish sets were getting rarer and rarer. Only a few of us out though and it was a beautiful, offshore and chilly morning. Glad I got in.

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Freshy wall at 0845

Freshwater beach surfing

Right and left peak among the little shutdowns at Freshy 0845

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Bomb set, 0850, south Curly (yeah, it shut down)

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Lancing the lip at Curl Curl 0900

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Bomb set at DY beach 1115

Not gone, look around and be realistic

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Grey and chilly as I made the run back from Manly this morning. Swell has slipped another notch down toward unsurfability, but there were definitely still a few waist plus waves to be found from Manly to Dee Why. Wind was light and swell was a touch under the 1.5 metre mark from the SE at 13 seconds apart. We’re coming off an 0610 low and headed to high at 1230.
Manly action was pretty much confined to a couple of peaks at Queensy. I’d call it knee to waist with the odd plus into the chest range.
Curly activity was likewise restricted to the north end and was more waist to chest with the odd plus for the moderate size crowd.
Dee Why point was knee with odd pluses into waist or even a bit better. The mals had the best of it I reckon.
Speaking of Mals, they were looking like the go-to gear for Longy. Wave faces were a flabby knee to waist plus up that way as of 0845.
The swell models continue to predict marginal today and then micro conditions through the weekend. But next week seems to be shaping up okay. Nothing too amazing looking, but at least there should be some activity at south magnets from midday-ish Monday.
Have yourself a fine Wednesday everybody!

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Queenscliff action around 0820

Curly wave

Reasonable set wave face at Curly 0835

Longy surfing

Mals only at Longy 0845

DY beach surfer

Threading the No Mans shorey 0845

DY point surfer

Right equipment for the point at 0845

 

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