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Posted by: on August 3rd, 2011

 

Hello Friends,

The east coast of Australia continues to slumber as a weak 0.5 metre east windswell laps ashore from Eden to Byron Bay. No surfing today, that’s for sure.

The swell forecast models continue to show flat to just barely breaking for today and tomorrow with a slight chance of something in the knee to waist high range on Friday when we might get a NW wind – east windswell combo. Happily, they’re also saying we might get a brief pulse into the surfable range on Monday when at least some of the interpretations are saying we could have some shoulder high south swell. The very long range projections show a sizable but short lived south pulse mid next week. Unfortunately they also reckon it’ll be accompanied by strong SE wind. But that’s a long way out, so I wouldn’t be marking it down in the diary just yet.

Have yourself a top old day!

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards Queensland. Cold fronts extending northwards from a complex low system south of the Bight are weakening as they approach southeastern Australia and slipping to the south of Tasmania. This pattern is expected to persist until the weekend maintaining northwest to northeast winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots by early evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Thursday 4 August
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 20
knots.Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday 5 August
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.

Sticky: Technically speaking it’s not perfectly flat

Posted by: on May 24th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Nothing to surf on this morning at Dee Why and from the look of the BoM data there isn’t likely to be anything in the way of a major change today (although it has to be said some of the models are calling for some sizable stuff before dark).

Tomorrow promises to be a little different however. The Bureau says we can expect 30-40 kts of S to SW wind and along with it an increase in wave energy. The Bureau is saying seas will be 3 to 4 metres on top of a metre of NE swell. I’ll be interested to see what that looks like, but according to this chart from the Bureau of Meterology that means total wave heights could be around 3 to 4 metres.

The various riffs on the WAMs are calling for about that size at Sydney’s south exposed spots all day tomorrow but the wind will be pretty crazy.

On current reckoning, the energy levels are set to drop pretty quickly through Thursday and the wind will still be going hard. But come Friday morning when the winds should be lighter and the skies sunny again, I’m hoping for waist to chest at exposed spots.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A cold front/trough system has moved through New South Wales and a low pressure system will develop on the front over the Tasman Sea today and Wednesday . This will bring strengthening south to southwesterly winds along the southern half of the coast today, affecting the remainder of the coast on Thursday and increasing further to Gale Force . Winds will gradually decrease as the low weakens and moves southeast towards New Zealand on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots by early evening then increasing to 20 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Northeasterly about 1 metre.

Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Thursday
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

Sticky: Only a whisper

Posted by: on November 12th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Not much going on at Dee Why this morning. But a few bods were bobbing about in the knee high dribblers, enjoying the light offshores and sunny skies. The MHL buoy shows about half a metre from the east. Period’s bumped up ever so slightly to about 8 seconds. Low tide was around 0550 and the high will be along at 1220 for Sydney.

The Bureau’s latest forecast is for the wind to get around to the NE soon and then to ramp up this afternoon into the 20-25kt range. So, there could be something at the open northern corners for those who don’t mind a bit of chop and sideshore.

Still keeping an eye on the long range charts and in particular the big and intense system that looks like turning up in our swell window by late next week. At this stage it’s looking like pretty much missing the east coast, but the system is pretty big, so maybe it’ll get up into the Tasman and sling us something of interest for next weekend…

Go well with your day!

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to southeast Queensland. A low pressure trough over South Australia will move into western New South Wales today, where it will remain through the weekend. Coastal winds will increase during this period as a marked pressure difference develops between the two systems.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots inshore at first, otherwise north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon then increasing to 25 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly under 1 metre.

Forecast for Saturday

Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the morning then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Sunday

Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms during the evening.

Sticky:

Posted by: on July 13th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Very quiet looking in the old Sydney today. Hardly any swell energy about and what there is seems to be coming from the east according to the latest MHL data. It’s about 0.5 metre and the period is a weak 8 seconds. Since I’m not in a position to grab a snap for you, I’ve picked up one from the WRL beach survey camera high atop the flight deck building in Collaroy. Good to see they’re still shoving sand out at Mactier and Wetherill streets. That’s one advantage of no swell any way.

The good news is that the swell forecast models are showing another little pulse developing overnight and into tomorrow. The Bureau reckons 2-3m from the NE, but the various interpretations of the model data don’t seem to be quite so hopeful. Nevertheless, there could be some shoulder to head high energy if you’re lucky (loud gnashing of teeth from your currently inland webmaster).

And it basically looks as though there should be a steady supply of surf right into the weekend before another lull next week…

All good! Go well one and all.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots by early evening, reaching 30 knots later.Sea: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Thursday: Wind: West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.

 

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