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Waves for the early

Posted by: on April 16th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Definitely a few waist to chest plusses around this morning at 0700 thanks to light winds and 1.5 metres of 9-second east wind swell. Lots of folks in the water from first light of course, so whether it was North Narrabeen or Long Reef or No Man’s, you’d have been sharing with 20 others. Still it was glassy for the daybreak session and the waves had enough energy to be fun looking.
First tide of the daylight hours is the low at 1130 and right on dark it’ll be back to high.
The NE seabreeze should be a factor by 0900 and by around lunch it should start swinging to the south to SE.
I’d say the plan is to get in asap because from this afternoon we’re going to be into southerly conditions with showers and grey skies through to Tuesday morning.
Have yourself a top old Saturday one and all!

dontals paddler

LoneLone paddler approaches Dontals 0645

long reef surfers

Longy busy but rideable 0640

dy beach surfer

Crunchy little number at Dee Why beach 0640

dy point surfer

Small at the point

no mans wave

No Man’s section 0645

north narrabeen surfing

Northy well populated at 0620

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east, maintaining a ridge along the New South Wales coast and directing southeast to northeasterly winds across coastal waters. A southerly change will extend along the southern and central coast during Saturday as a cold front and low pressure trough move across the state. The change is expected to stall about the central coast on Saturday evening, before south to southeasterly winds extend through all coastal waters during Sunday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 40% chance of showers late this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this evening.
Sunday 17 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 18 April
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Summery Sunday but not much wave energy in Sydney

Posted by: on February 10th, 2013

Busy day

Hello Friends,

Toasty 30 before 0900 this morning (3 above the forecast high for today). Light NE breeze was ruffling the 1.5 metre, 9 second period east wind swell. It wasn’t making any impression surfwise at Dee Why. Beach was busy from early thanks to the combo of a warm, sunny Sunday morning and some manner of surf carnival. But I didn’t see any waves. There were a few bods messing about near the point. High tide is a touch after 0900.

Wind will come around to the south toward evening says the Bureau. We might get a little size boost for tomorrow morning, but it’ll be southerly all day, so I’m not too hopeful of any quality.

The rest of the week seems to be shaping up more or less like the one just past – ie, marginal wave size, but not flat and mainly onshore winds across the period.

Summer in Sydney… what can ya do?

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. A low pressure trough and associated cold front will bring a southerly change to the south and central coasts during Sunday. This trough is expected to to stall over the north by Monday as the next high moves south of the Bight and extends a ridge to the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Monday 11 February
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday 12 February
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
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

Grey morning for Duke’s Day

Posted by: on January 15th, 2011

Hello Friends,

I’ve found myself a little corner of the Freshie SLSC to tap out an abbreviated report before I go beach cleaning with the Surfrider crew.

Surf situation is similar to yesterday, only glassier. The swell is 1.5 metres from the east. The period is starting to ramp up though and as I write this is currently showing at about 9 seconds. Quality was not great when I looked around though.

There were a few bods in waiting around at the Bower, but I didn’t see anyone catch anything. The Manly stretch is seeing the swell but like everywhere else after months of mainly small to flat conditions, the shutdown to rideable ratio is off the scale. Expect 10 straighthanders for every makeable section I’d say.

Freshie is very, very busy and from a surf standpoint, not terribly interesting. More shutdownitis. It’s the same story around at Curly where there are plenty of bods chasing some fairly uninspiring lumps.

Outlook is, as the Goat said a day or so ago, for a steady increase in wave energy as a longer period NE swell starts filling in. It’ll hit up north first obviously, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few sets in the mix for us by late this afternoon.

We’re headed for a low tide around midday, so the shutdowns will almost certainly get more nasty. On the other hand, it looks as though the wind will be fading as the day goes along and by tomorrow we could have NW for the first time in awhile. That could work with the swell at some spots…

time to go make myself useful picking up rubbish. Catchya later!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near New Zealand is maintaining a ridge to the far north coast of New South Wales. Tropical Cyclone Vania is over New Caledonia. During today a deep, slow-moving, complex low pressure system will move south of Tasmania, where it should remain till Monday. An associated weak southerly change will affect the southern half of the coast on Saturday, with a stronger southerly change expected Sunday night and into Monday, as this low moves further east.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots around midday then becoming northeasterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Sunday
Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending southeast to southwesterly around dawn then tending northeast to southeasterly up to 15 knots around midday. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly up to 10 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 2 metres.