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Drizzly beginning

Posted by: on January 22nd, 2014

Paddling into one at 0700

Going unridden

Hello Friends,

Wind went SSE to ESE right after daybreak, so although the swell has perked up noticeably, there aren’t going to be too many surf options around the place. The MHL spectra chart shows the main energy coming from the east at two metres and nearly 11 seconds apart. If only it was sunny and offshore…sigh. But it was grey and drizzly and choppy and just blah looking when I first looked a little after 0600.

Not at all happy with this morning’s run of the swell models. Yesterday it seemed like we might have something possibly to look forward to, but while there should be more swell energy around than the last few weeks, it seems that relentless onshores are in our future for the next week or two. It is that time of year I guess. So scurrying around, looking for plausible corners will continue to be the deal for Sydney surfers.

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough will bring a surge of southerly winds as it moves northwards along the New South Wales coast today, with a high strengthening over the western Tasman Sea in its wake. This high will remain the dominant feature in the region through to the end of the week, with winds gradually shifting northerly during this time. A cold front is expected to bring another southerly change to the south late Friday, extending throughout during Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 23 January
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday 24 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly.

Worth a look around

Posted by: on December 4th, 2013

Size okay

Cruising along
Hello Friends,

At 0700 the wind was light but already starting to move around to the NE. The Bureau says it’ll be 20-25 kts by lunch time and then25-30 kts by dusk. The East swell is around the 2 metre mark with an average period of 11 seconds. At Dee Why this was taking the form of waist to shoulder high sets at the point and beach respectively. The banks at the latter remain problematic though. Tide was still coming into the high at 0845 when I grabbed the snaps and assessed the conditions. It looks as though we continue to have issues with junkiness and lumpiness thanks to an ordinary combo of the banks themselves, complicated by tide and swell direction. You’ll have to look around to find something I’d say.

From the look of the forecast modelling this morning, we should have swell generally from the east from now through to the weekend. Quality looks like being best early ahead of the wind, but I don’t see anything too amazing on the quality scale. Still, I’ll take so-so surf over flatness anytime!

Have yourself a great day everyone!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 4 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving slowly east across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. Later on Wednesday a cold front will bring southerly change to the far south coast. This change is expected to extend to the central coast Thursday morning and to the far north coast by early Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms tonight.
Thursday 5 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then tending westerly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres before dawn, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday 6 December
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.

Sticky: Swell, but southerly due before lunch

Posted by: on February 6th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Swell was still happening this morning. The settings are not much changed from yesterday. It’s still east at a couple metres, but the period has bumped up a touch to 11 seconds. Wind was light early, but the southerly was already chewing into spots south of Sydney as of 0700, so it’ll be here before much longer.

Tide hit high at 0700 and will be back to low at 1340.

It looks as though this is the peak of the swell energy for us this week, but then again, the swell model riffing this morning generally points to a steady supply of surfable size conditions – but with so-so to ordinary wind settings.

Gotta run to see if I can get a snap or two before it all goes pear-shaped and the dull grey skies return…

Weather Situation
A trough bringing a southerly change to the southern and central coasts this morning is linked to a low pressure system south of Tasman, while a second low lies over the central Tasman Sea. The trough is expected to remain over the northeast of the state during the next few days, while a slow-moving high near Western Australia extends a ridge to the east. Later in the week the trough is expected to deepen and move west.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing up to 3 metres by midday.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Tuesday 7 February
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 3 metres.
Wednesday 8 February
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Late wrap: Northy

Posted by: on August 11th, 2009

Hey late evening crew!

Just on dusk, whilst my daughter was at singing lessons, I dodged over to Northy for a quick 20 mins behind the lens. Quality was not outstanding due to the sideshore and general choppiness, and there was quite a crew on it, but I did manage to get a few snaps. Herewith a sample of the more interesting ones. (Naturally there’ll be an entire session gallery posted on my personal site later for anyone who may have been out and who wonders if I got a picture of them… )

20 minutes maximum, but they're going for it anyway.

20 minutes maximum, but they're going for it anyway.

Getting everything squared away for a cover

Getting everything squared away for a cover

Artful hack inflicted on hapless Northy inside section.

Artful hack inflicted on hapless Northy inside section.

White-breasted sea eagle looking for some tucker from above Northy just before Huey dims the houselights on another day.

White-breasted sea eagle looking for some tucker from above Northy just before Huey dims the houselights on another day.

Dying embers of the 11th at Northy.

Dying embers of the 11th at Northy.

Posted by: on April 24th, 2009
Testing his back flexibilty on a gloomy afternoon at Collaroy.

Testing his back flexibilty on a gloomy afternoon at Collaroy.

Evening all,

Went out for one last look at the surf situation this evening. The Bureau is calling for the swell to build from the east tonight, but it was apparent from this morning that the period was increasing. It’s now averaging around 11 seconds, and though it’s also an average of 2 metres at sea, wave faces at exposed locations are into the three metre range. It was very gloomy at 1630, and the wind was making it very junky along the south Narra to Collaroy stretch. Only a few real diehards in the water and nothing that could be called good quality. I didn’t have time for a loop up to Northy, but it looked pretty big up there. The east swell direction could possibly work too…

So, what does the Bureau have to say for tomorrow?

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Friday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots.Sea: 1 to 2 metres.Swell: E/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: W/NW winds 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots at times offshore.Sea: 2 metres inshore, rising to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.Swell: E about 3 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday: Wind: W/NW 25/33 knots.
Monday: Wind: W/SW 20/30 knots, easing to 15/20 knots later.

Interesting, I’m sure you’ll agree. Particularly as we’re also set to have sunny skies and highs in the mid-twenties.

First tide of the morning will be a high at 0807.

More pics from this morning

Posted by: on April 24th, 2009

Hello again,

After watching Manly for half an hour or so, I headed north to see what the swell was doing elsewhere. Freshy wasn’t super crowded, but for whatever reason, it just wasn’t my cuppa tea. Once again Curly just didn’t look interesting enough to stop and watch.

The situation at Dee Why was looking a little different from when I first filed this morning. Crowd was bigger of course, but it looked kinda fun over in the beachy. Some good size sets too.

Decided I’d paddle out at the point for a bit and then maybe go over to chase some lefts. An hour and half later the wind was starting to ruffle it and I hadn’t got around to the beach on account of the point steadily improving after the tide turned. Weirdly, from around 0800 to 0900, the crowd fluctuated around 6-10 people, but by 10 after 9 it was up to 20. Funny how that can happen.

Anyway, here are a few more piccies

Getting skittled on the rocks is never a fun thing.

Getting skittled on the rocks is never a fun thing.

Two riders, two breaks, same wave.

Two riders, two breaks, same wave.

Interesting move - he made it around too and kept going.

Midway through a fun one at Dee Why point.

Midway through a fun one at Dee Why point.

This bloke very nearly landed on the rocks.

This bloke very nearly landed on the rocks.

Dee Why point, late Friday morning.

Dee Why point, late Friday morning.

Late morning at Dee Why beach, some size to be had.

Late morning at Dee Why beach, some size to be had.

 

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