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Swell for Sunday and everyone’s in

Posted by: on January 24th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Swell’s out of the east again this morning and the sets are still solidly head high. Average periods are around 11 seconds but there’s 14-sec energy in the mix as well. From the look of the buoy data, the swell peaked overnight. Tide’s high this morning at 0920. Wind was light SW to begin with but should swing around to the SE later. Fortunately the Bureau tells us that the winds should be pretty light.

Dee Why point was crazy crowded when I checked the first time around 0745. The beach was less so, but scrappier looking. So, be realistic about how many waves you’ll get – particularly if you’re going for a magnet spot like the point.

The good news is that the forecasts continue to point toward waves from the east through the rest of the week. At least a couple of the interpretations are showing a quick and solid pulse for Thursday. Pretty good for summertime I’d say.

Have yourself a great Sunday and check back later as I’m hoping to grab another video minute for you.

DY surfing

Dual chargers grab one from a crowd of over 30 at 0800

dy beach surfing

One finishes at the point, one starts at the beach

dy surfing

Towards No Mans, the odd slightly less crowded option

Weather Situation
A low and trough over the Tasman Sea continue to move away whilst a ridge of high pressure extends across New South Wales from a high south of Western Australia. The high is expected to move east towards Tasmania, reaching the southern Tasman Sea later Tuesday. Another trough is expected to develop over inland New South Wales and deepen during the week. Southeast to northeasterly winds are expected through the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 25 January
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 26 January
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Out and about on a swell day

Posted by: on July 13th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Bit of a mixed bag this morning. I started my survey of options with a visit to Manly. Not many in the water along the beach but looked like a fair few at the Bower early. Beachy was producing some very, very nice looking set waves, but you’d be doing a bit of work if you got caught inside and as a consequence it was not excessively populated. Looked to be waves from one of the beach to the other.

Bodyboarder finds a pocket.

Bodyboarder finds a pocket.

Patience is rewarded with some Manly cleanness.

Patience is rewarded with some Manly cleanness.

Mr Aquabumps preparing to shoot at Manly this morning.

Mr Aquabumps preparing to shoot at Manly this morning.

Not looking too big in this shot, but some larger ones getting in.

Not looking too big in this shot, but some larger ones getting in.

Didn’t check Freshy, but did have a look at Curly. Couldn’t see anyone in the water from the middle of the beach south. Too glarey to see the north end but I’d be surprised if there was much quality given the look of the rest of the beach. Big, but disorganised and chaotic looking for the early.

Over the hill at Dee Why the situation was much the same. Swell was overwhelming the point and the beachy just looked messy and big and confused. Every now and then you could jag one of the medium size ones at the point (too big and they just close out across to the top of the super peak). Only a small crew in the water for the early.

Mid-size ones were most makeable for the early.

Mid-size ones were most makeable for the early.

Up at Collaroy things were pretty ho-hum. You could get a left back from the pipe, but the swell needs more north to really get going. Nothing much getting into the Kick. A sole tow-in was working out at Centuries…

Just him and a mate with a jetski doing tow-ins.

Just him and a mate with a jetski doing tow-ins.

Last stop on the run-around was a visit to south Narrabeen. Only a couple bods in the water there and for good reason. Very high percentage were shutdowns and they’re big and quite heavy so you really don’t want to be in the impact zone for any length of time. Had to wait 10 minutes to get a shot of a person on a wave – and then I forgot the autofocus wasn’t on… d’oh!

Looked like quite a crew up at Northy as well.

One of the few makeable ones at south Narra this morning.

One of the few makeable ones at south Narra this morning.