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Sticky: Grey, drippy, small morning

Posted by: on December 5th, 2013

Brief section

Point flops over

Hello Friends,

Two metres of 10 second period NE swell wasn’t doing much at Dee Why. Set waves were around the chest high mark, but the pattern seemed to be dominated by single wave sets and one to two turn brief little sections. The beach was more consistent and bigger than the point, but neither was particularly striking. I’d say you’ll really want to be looking elsewhere for better exposure to the energy. Wind is supposed to be SW 20-30 kts, but as of 0730, it looked pretty much glassy. The swell is supposed to fade back this morning before swinging to the SE later.

Tide is high at 0935 and low at 1620.

The rain is expected to ease off through the day and the wind should stay out of the westerly quarters today and tomorrow. According to the Bureau, the swell direction is going to wobble around between the NE and SE tomorrow before settling into a southerly direction for late Friday and into Saturday.

Looks to me as though we could have some potentially fun conditions for the morning sessions across the next few days… here’s hoping!

Have yourself a great Thursday!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A trough and frontal system is moving through northeast New South Wales, with fresh to strong and gusty northeast to northwesterly winds ahead of a fresh to strong south to southwesterly change. Winds will ease as a high pressure system following the front extends a ridge over NSW into the weekend. By Sunday the high pressure system is forecast to move into the Tasman Sea with a return to north to northeasterly winds.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending southerly 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Friday 6 December
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre , then tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around dawn.
Saturday 7 December
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 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

This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
Latest Coastal Observations
Tide Predictions
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.

Sticky: Up the coast

Posted by: on September 5th, 2013

Hello Friends,

Woke up to some fun-size mainly east swell in Crescent Head this morning. 20+ people in the water at the point as the sun cleared the horizon so, with the threat of stiff north wind on the cards, our local host suggested we look south along the road to Plomer. Turned out to be a good idea because there were any number of options in various north corners. We ended up past Plomer tucked in against a headland where we were well protected from any north wind, but still exposed to the swell. Tide was pretty full to begin with, but we all got fun lefts and rights in the chest to shoulder plus range.

I had the waterproof camera with me, but being beachbreak, I didn’t really get anything much of interest. I shot a little video, but I haven’t checked to see how it turned out. Maybe later. We’re setting a hectic schedule: wake up, surf, eat, nap, surf again, bbq, sleep.

Swell up this way was around the 2 metre mark from the east at about 10 seconds, down in Sydney swell direction is also east, but it’s not quite a metre at 10 seconds, so I would expect magnet spots to be around the waist to waist plus mark.

It looks as though tomorrow in Sydney will see the energy levels drop a notch, so those magnets may be knee to waist. Wind may be a bit more favourable as it should move from the present northerly more to the NW.

Have yourself a top old Thursday!

A few snaps for you…

Nice lines

Water view

Hectic scene

Sunrise at Crescent

Crescent Head

North Coast beachie

Thump

Flicking it around

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Thursday 5 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into New South Wales and will remain the dominant feature over the next few days. A weak trough is expected to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast from late Thursday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday 6 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 7 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, ahead of a southerly change 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.

PICS: Dee Why to No Mans, Saturday morning 30/6/12

Posted by: on July 1st, 2012

I only had an hour free on Saturday, so I spent it shooting the really very good waves lining into Dee Why from about the surf club to the Pole. If you were out between 0750 and 0840 and caught a wave while I was there, I probably caught you!

Check out all 253 pictures in the Dee Why gallery for 30 June 2012

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

 (Don Norris)

Check out all 253 pictures in the Dee Why gallery for 30 June 2012

Sticky: Did you like yesterday?

Posted by: on August 25th, 2011

 

 

Hello Friends,

As far as the MHL buoy off Sydney’s concerned, this morning is pretty much exactly the same as yesterday, ie swell is out of the east at a touch under 2 metres and the average period is about 10 seconds. The breeze was light and from the NW to begin with. The Bureau says it’ll swing north east this afternoon and get up to 15-20 kts. Postively summery. Speaking of summery, yesterday I managed to get in the water for an hour or so at Manly. As I crossed the beach I noticed there were a few blueys along the high tide line…

The outlook is for the swell to continue at more or less the current level through tomorrow, so it could well be worth a look at the east spots. Dee Why was showing a little something, but it was struggling to get to chest high. I reckon the more exposed spots should be producing the odd bigger one than that.

Outlook for the coming week is for a spring-like stretch of tiny to flat conditions. There are still some juicy looking lows coming through the southern ocean in the long range forecasts. However it looks like the energy will be deflected away from our swell window by continental high pressure systems. Fiji or NZ might be a better bet, or Vicco possibly.

Have yourself a top old Thursday and keep on smilin’!

TIDES: L @1025, H @1700

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure extends across the central Tasman Sea and into New South Wales, while a trough over the northern Tasman Sea moves slowly east. Tonight and Friday a weakening cold front will bring a brief southerly change to the southern half of the coast, before the ridge reasserts itself across the region.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly about 2 metres.
Friday 26 August
Winds
West to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Saturday 27 August
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.

PICS: Mona Vale, Wed arvo pumping

Posted by: on March 24th, 2011

After shooting Manly in the morning, I decided to check out Mona Vale in the afternoon. It was well populated (but so was everywhere with a wave) and the shooting conditions were perfect – front lit, offshore and two metres of 10 sec east swell doing its thing. I found myself a nice spot and started blazing away. In the end I came back with more than 250 shots. If you were in the water and you caught a wave, it’s highly likely you’re in that lot someplace(s)!

If you don’t know the drill, it’s simple as: just click on any pic you want to see at a larger size and then look top left for the link to the choice of sizes/prices.

And here’s another shot from the gallery…

Sticky: Pumping

Posted by: on March 23rd, 2011

Hello Friends,

It’s pumping at east swell spots, so take care if you’re heading out. Looks like a morning of solid swell coming up. The wind is set to be light offshore, it’s sunny and there’s two metres of cleaned up 10 second east swell pushing in. You really should be spoiled for choices this morning. Wind is expected to go NE in the afternoon, but with luck it won’t be too hard. As the sun leaves the eastern horizon behind, it looks as though we’re in for a great day of surf.

From the shape of the forecast models, this is peak day and by this afternoon the models show the swell starting to drop away. With luck it’ll be a slow process and we’ll still have plenty of fun for tomorrow as well.

I went shooting at North Narra yesterday, so I’ll have lots to share later on. However, if it goes well, I’ll get some more pics today to add to the collection.

Have a good one and check back later as I plan to update.

Go well!

TIDES: H @noon L @1750

Weather Situation

A low pressure system lies over Bass Strait with a trough to a second weaker low over the Tasman Sea. These systems are producing a fairly moist west to southwest airstream over NSW with showers about the western slopes of the ranges and in the south. The low pressure area is expected to move slowly to the south over the next few days with a high pressure ridge gradually becoming established over NSW.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Thursday

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Friday

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly 20 to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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Sticky: What a day!

Posted by: on August 11th, 2010

Hello late evening visitors!

Hope Sydney surfers all got in for a wave at some point during the day. The NE swell was pumping at exposed places. Sets were into the overhead range (solidly) and it was pretty consistent.

 

I did a fair amount of shooting too. Started this morning at Northy on a kind of full tide and with cloud making the colours dull. But there were some nice waves being ridden by the good size crowd.

 

Next stop was Bungan where word had reached my shell like ears that there were a few tasty ones. It wasn’t quite in Northy’s league, but sets were almost into the same size range and there was enough juice to snap at least one board.

 

Finally I pulled up at Mona Vale where it was very definitely firing. Again, got a few snaps that I hope captured people having fun in the crunchy, high quality waves.

After all that shooting I figured it was my turn, so I got in the water at Longy down toward No Mans. Good crowd on it, but it was consistent and while not as big as the other three spots, we still had a few pretty fun sets and I scored a few nice ones.

 

 

The swell is set to last into tomorrow morning but to be on the decline through the day. Plus it looks like we’ll have a bit of wind with it.

Friday looks to be changeover day as we switch from NE to S swell. Latest run of the models are calling for a very substantial spike arriving Friday. From Friday arvo through to Saturday morning could be rather impressive. Some estimates are calling for 3-4 metres of south swell and the Bureau says we’ll have SW to NW wind. I might be shooting a few more pics.

See ya in the morning!

Thr TIDES: H @0945 L @1540
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning.
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: Northwesterly about 25 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible.
Thursday: Wind: West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 knots by early evening.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 3 metres decreasing to about 1.5 metres during the evening. Tending southerly 1.5 to 3 metres during the evening.
Friday: Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots around midday then decreasing below 20 knots by early evening. Winds southerly up to 10 knots later in the evening.
Saturday: Wind: West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.

Beautiful morning

Posted by: on June 24th, 2009

Out the back of the Narrabeen Firey's joint.

Out the back of the Narrabeen Firey's joint.

Huey settles down

Posted by: on May 25th, 2009
Mostly smaller and much weaker than this one at 0715.

Mostly smaller and much weaker than this one at 0715.

Hello Friends,

Much less choppy this morning, but the swell has dropped pretty dramatically as well. It’s still out of the east (so not too great for Dee Why, which is the only place I’ve looked at so far today). Winds were lightly west and are expected to go N-NE but to weaken further as the day goes along. Bureau says it’ll be mostly fine with the possibility of a shower along the coast early.

Couple of bods were out at Dee Why when I took the photo, but they were struggling to get much. Catchable set waves looked to be fairly intermittent. Size on the sets seemed to be in the shoulder to head high range, so it ain’t flat. But the more average waves were half that whilst I was watching.

Outlook is for the energy levels to decline through the day, but with luck it’s not going to drop into the flat range. The models are currently suggesting that Wednesday will be about the best combo for us this week; shoulder high from the ESE and offshore is the estimate. Thereafter the wind goes more southerly and periods drop back, even as the average size gets back into the 2+ metre range. So windswelly, the odd shower, generally southerly and not too spectacular is the call for late in the week.

Go well with your endeavours and have yourself a top old day!

Next tide is a high at 0843, the low is at 1415.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 10/15 knots, easing to 5/10 knots.Sea: about 1 metre.Swell: E/SE about 2 metres, decreasing.
Tuesday: Wind: W/NW 5/10 knots, turning NE during the afternoon.Sea: less than 1 metre.Swell: E/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: Early SW change 10/20 knots, SE later.

Good size at Dee Why

Posted by: on April 16th, 2009

The first snap of the day… more to come in the next hour or two…

If you’re interested, here’s a link to yesterday evening’s wrap up post with a heap of pics…

0630: looks at least as big as yesterday morning...

0630: looks at least as big as yesterday morning...

 

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