Articles tagged with "E-2m-12s"

North Steyne at 0900 (vid)

Posted by: on January 25th, 2016

Dark grey skies and chop-inducing light easterly onshore with a high tide at North Steyne this morning when I stopped to shoot a video minute. The two metre 12-sec east swell was quite consistent and though most waves were unmakeable shutdowns, the fun ones were reasonably plentiful for the sizable crowd.

Swell kicking back in this morning

Posted by: on July 3rd, 2013

Zounds! Uh-oh

Hello Friends,

Well, that little low that made life windy and rainy along the far north coast a couple of days ago seems to have sent us some east swell. This morning it was around the two metre mark out at sea. Thanks to a healthy 12 second period, it was delivering solidly overhead bombs to Dee Why. The beachy looked a bit hectic to me and the point isn’t really optimal in an east swell. I’d guess there will be more interesting activity at other beaches.

Tide will be low at 1025 and back to high a touch after 1700.

Winds were WNW this morning and according to the Bureau, should gradually move more to the north.

This swell won’t last long, but it should be delivering fun stuff all day before fading back to small overnight.

Have yourself a great Wednesday!

Forecast issued at 4:11 am EST on Wednesday 3 July 2013.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system currently located off the southeast Queensland coast weakens as it moves slowly over the Tasman Sea resulting in winds easing this morning along the New South Wales north coast. A high pressure system over central New South Wales extends over into the Tasman Sea later on Wednesday, ahead of a cold front that will strengthen winds along the south coast on Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

Thursday 4 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Friday 5 July

Winds

West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.

Seas

1 to 2 metres.

Swell

Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

 

Pics by Don: Saturday South Narra tow-ins, North Narra smokin’, Manly styling

Posted by: on June 6th, 2011

If Friday was astounding, Saturday was every bit as good! I started proceedings by shooting a tow-in crew working the otherwise unmakeable shutdowns along South Narrabeen from about 0800 to 0850. Then it was on to Northy to shoot the very substantial crowd surfing in essentially perfect conditions. If you were in the water there between 0900-1015 and you caught a wave, there is a very good chance I caught you doing it! After lunch, I made my way to Manly and shot the outstanding waves there between 1300-1430.

As always, clicking the pics below will take you to the relevant gallery – and remember, all pictures are for sale!

South Narrabeen tow-ins 0800-0850 – 90 pics

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North Narrabeen 0850-1015 – 523 pics!


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Manly 1330-1430 – 159 pics

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Sydney (as seen from the other side of the planet)

Posted by: on May 3rd, 2011

Hello Friends,

Swell seems to have peaked yesterday around midnight. From the MHL buoy data it looks to have hit 4 metres at 13 seconds too. It was still out of the east this morning with an average height of closer to the two metre mark but with a still juicy 12 second average period. Tide’s high a little after 0800, so my guess is that later will be better most places that are taking the swell. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain today in Sydney and tomorrow the call is for even more of the wet stuff. Wind should be SW early and build to 15-25 kts by lunch. The Bureau says the swell will fade, but it ain’t going flat.

From the look of the Bureau’s forecasts and the swell models, the energy levels will drop off a bit mid-week then pulse up again around Thursday as a south change rattles through the joint. Looks as though the on again off again shower pattern will carry on for at least the next week.

Your correspondent is hoping there’ll be something worth the effort this weekend because chances of another surf here in the Santa Barbara area don’t look too flash. It’s utterly micro today under clear blue skies along the coast of California…

Have yourself a top day!

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system near New Zealand is slowly moving southeast and weakening and a high pressure

system is moving south of the Bight. The high will move very slowly east over the next few days. A fresh to strong southerly change is expected along the coast during Thursday as another low develops over the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots around midday. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday then increasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres this afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by early evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres. The chance of thunderstorms.

Forecast for Thursday

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.0 to 2 metres tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the evening.

 

Afternoon wrap (Bower, Dee Why)

Posted by: on July 13th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Just back from a shooting session at Dee Why. Light was pretty ordinary, but I shot a lot anyway because it was so big. You’ll find the pics below the Bower shots…

In the meantime, here are some snaps I got from a sesh at the Bower this morning. It was pretty setty and the light was fairly dull, but I did get a few okay pics (still having issues with the camera focus mechanism). Waves were pretty fun too. But man did those sets have some clout. I think we all got worked at one time or another…

Frank jags a sizable one on his deluxe veneered bellyboard.

Frank jags a sizable one on his deluxe veneered bellyboard.

Checking the lip.

Checking the lip.

The Bower was producing a few worthy ones for the biggish crew.

The Bower was producing a few worthy ones for the biggish crew.

And here are a few snaps from Dee Why late this afternoon…

It was just nuts at the point this afternoon.

It was just nuts at the point this afternoon.

Deportment lessons with Ms. B.

Deportment lessons with Ms. B.

That ain't no short board either.

That ain't no short board either.

Set looms on the horizon at Dee Why point.

Set looms on the horizon at Dee Why point.

The champ taking a hard line with one of the sets.

The champ taking a hard line with one of the sets.

Solid numbers

Posted by: on July 12th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Swell power setting ramped through the day on Sunday. It was around the 10 sec mark at dark last night and is now sitting on a juicy 12 seconds. Average size at sea went from 1.5 metres yesterday lunchtime to just on two metres now. Direction is pretty much dead east. Interestingly it seems to be the same from Eden to Byron.

Low tide was around 0600 and therefore high is just after noon.

I’m waiting for enough light to go grab some piccies… in the meantime, if you want a good idea of what went on at south and North Narrabeen yesterday, have a squiz at my personal site for shooting sessions from this weekend.

# North Narrabeen – Sun 12 July 2009 – 1405-1540
# Sth Narrabeen/Gardens – Sun 12 July 2009 1015-1050
# North Narrabeen – Sun 12 July 2009 – 1120-1200
# Manly – 11 July 2009 – 1115-1145
# Curl Curl – 11 July 2009 – 1030-1100
# Gardens (Sth Narrabeen) 11 July 09 – 0900-0950
# North Narrabeen – 11 July 09 – 0830-0900

The Bureau sez

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 13/18 knots reaching 20/25 knots offshore at times.Sea: about 1.5 metres inshore, reaching 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.Swell: E about 2 metres
Tuesday: Wind: W’ly 15/20 knots. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: E 1.5 to 2 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: W/NW 10/20 knots ahead of an afternoon/evening SW change 10/15 knots.

 

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