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Waves to be had

Posted by: on June 20th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Only one person in the water at the point as of 0730 and yet, as the pictures show, there were definitely chest plus waves to be had. Couldn’t see much up the beach, but there should be the odd option around the Pole. Water’s pretty likely to be woofy though. Wind was light and NNW but there is a gale warning for 25-30 kts of N-NW going W-NW later in the day.
Swell was 2.4 metres combo of north and SSE swells. Period was around the 8-9 second mark as of 0600. Not the best setting on the period, so I’d expect to find close together, relatively weak and wind-swelly conditions at places that like east.
Tide is high at 0810 and back to low at 1345.
Outlook for the remainder of the week hasn’t changed too much since yesterday. Today’s the peak, in fact this morning is, and from here on in it’s expected to get smaller and smaller. By Thursday it could be flat. Friday looks the same, but the prospect of solid south pulse on Saturday is still showing on the predictions. Sunday could be the peak day with potential for double overhead conditions – if the super computers have it right. The big stuff could last through Tuesday.
Have yourself a great Monday one and all!

 

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Set arrives at Dee Why 0730

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Tucking into one

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Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system is moving over the southwestern Tasman Sea and it will continue to move rapidly south-southeast during Monday and winds along the New South Wales coast will turn westerly during Monday morning and afternoon.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly during the day. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 21 June
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Wednesday 22 June
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Rainy morning, rainy day?

Posted by: on August 26th, 2014

Hello Friends,
The RealSurf wheelhouse is socked in as the rain tumbles down outside and the weather radar glows with more incoming. The MHL buoy is showing 2 metres of 8-second period east swell and the Bureau’s call is for the swell to push up into the 2.5-3 metre range later today. Wind is currently out of the E-ENE at 15-20 kts. It’s due to shift SE in the early afternoon.
So, even without seeing it, that says to me conditions will be pretty dire everywhere this morning.
The baleful winds will be with us through Thursday at least. And beyond that doesn’t look extra special either; lots of mainly onshore wind right through to Monday.
On the positive side, it also looks as though there should be a steady supply of 2-3 metre east swell through Friday, then it may go more SE but stay at the same size through to Monday. Plus it seems that the average period will go past the 10 second mark in the next 24 hours and stay that way through to next week.
(I’ll post a photo if we get a gap in the rain, but from what I could make out around 0800, it is sloppy waist high junk at Dee Why.)
Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system remains almost stationary over the southern Tasman Sea, while a low pressure trough lies off the New South Wales and southern Queensland coasts extending from a low over the northern Tasman Sea. This low is expected to move slowly south over the next few days. It is forecast to generate windy conditions and large swells, particularly along the northern half of the coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 27 August

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 28 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres.

Monday surf

Posted by: on June 2nd, 2014

Hello Friends,

Apart from the mainly cloudy skies, conditions were fun looking at Dee Why point thanks to a couple of metres of mainly east swell with an average period of about 8 seconds. Tide was low at 0520 and will be back to high at 1125. Wind is lightly offshore early but is set to move more around to the NW later so some recalibration may be necessary.

Sets were into the chest plus range at Dee Why point around 0800. It had a high tide look to it funnily enough and surface conditions while much smoother than yesterday, still had a degree of lumpiness.

You might want to jump on it if you can because this could be the peak for at least the next week.

That said, the models are showing a small pulse developing at the weekend, but the winds are set to be going hard from Saturday through to about Monday.

Have yourself a top old day everyone, and stay happy!

Dee Why point 0745

While the crowd waits out the back...

While the crowd waits out the back…

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge across the Southern Ocean to another high north of the Bight. A trough of low pressure over New South Wales is expected to move off the coast today, with a deepening low forming off the far south coast during the day. This low is expected to move into eastern Bass Strait tonight, before moving east again and weakening on Tuesday. As it moves away to the southeast on Wednesday another high is expected to move over southeastern Australia.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore in the morning and clearing during the evening.
Tuesday 3 June
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 4 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

Sticky: Waves about for the early

Posted by: on March 20th, 2012


Hello Friends,

More showers coming through this morning but skies are set to clear later and wind will pick up and come around to the NE to E. Swell this morning is mainly out of the east at about 8 seconds apart. It’s a couple metres out at sea and that’s translating into waist to chest high plus at Dee Why. I’d expect a bit better than that if you were at an east swell magnet.

Should be waves around all day and indeed for the next three days.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

TIDES: H @0745, L @1410

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southwest Tasman Sea directs an east to southeast airflow over the central and northern NSW coast. The high will move slowly east over the next couple of days and extend a ridge to the central part of the coast. A low pressure trough will move through western and southern NSW on Wednesday with a strong southerly change for the south coast later in the day. The trough will reach the northeast on Thursday, weaken and become slow-moving. A strong cold front and west to southwest change is expected to affect the southeast on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Wednesday 21 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots around dawn then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 22 March
Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times, tending southerly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending north to northeasterly up to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning then decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres tending southeasterly 2 metres during the evening.

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

Sticky: Whadya know, little waves around the place

Posted by: on January 9th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Usual late Sunday start for your correspondent. The steady onshores continued this morning, but all things considered, they weren’t beating it up to badly for the early. And, the easterly wind swell is now averaging close to two metres with an average period of 8 seconds. While Northy is off limits due to the Pro Junior, it was showing some chest high sets when I checked around 0930. However, there really didn’t seem to be much of interest as you came back south along the beach toward Collaroy. The key indicator was the presence of just two or three punters having a go at a small peak near Gardens.

Around the corner at Dee Why there were plenty of beginners at kiddies, but only a small number of people up the beach where the waves were into the waist to chest high range on the sets. Maybe the grey skies are putting folks off?

More thoughts on the outlook in a bit…

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast, directing an easterly airstream along the coast. A trough lies within this stream off the northern New South Wales, and is responsible for increased wind speeds in this area. Another high pressure system, currently strengthening south of the Bight, is expected to drift slowly east during the next few days. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the coming week, maintaining generally east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds: Southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Possible thunderstorms.

Forecast for Monday

Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres around dawn. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.

Forecast for Tuesday

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.

Posted by: on October 4th, 2010

Hello Friends

Looks like another day of onshores and showery weather for Sydney today. Swell’s into the two metre range, but those easterlies will mean conditions are going to be dire. And Huey’s got the onshores lined up for tomorrow as well. Not a good look.

Here’s the latest from those who know…

Weather Situation from the Australian Bureau of Meterology

A slow moving trough along the northern NSW/ southern Queensland coast is expected to deepen with a relatively weak low pressure system likely to form just off the coast early Monday morning. The trough and low should gradually weaken Tuesday and Wednesday. A strong, slow moving high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, extending a broad ridge to southern NSW. A weak trough will move into southwest NSW tomorrow then reach the South Coast Tuesday before an active cold front approaches NSW during Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds: Easterly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Forecast for Tuesday

Winds: East to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.
Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: East to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Holding pattern time

Posted by: on July 29th, 2010

Hello Friends,

According to the data from MHL’s Sydney buoy, we have about two metres of east swell at about 8 seconds coming in to our beaches. There isn’t enough energy to have attracted any takers at Dee Why, but then it’s not the first place you’d look for a wave in easterly conditions either.

From the shape of the forecast, the swell energy is close to its peak this morning. And it looks from the latest run of the WAMs that we’re in for another week of marginal conditions along the east coast. It’s starting to look disturbingly like an early spring. Fingers crossed that we aren’t going to repeat last year’s pretty ordinary late winter.

That said, the very long range outlook seems to have improved a touch. If the trends come true, by this time next week we could be looking at something a bit more interesting as we head into the weekend. But between now and then, we’ll need some luck in Sydney.

Have a great day with whatever comes your way!

TIDES: H @1010, L @1550
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly around midday then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.Sea: Up to 1.5 metres.Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: Northeasterly about 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms
Saturday: Wind: Northeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly up to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.

Messy but not flat

Posted by: on June 22nd, 2009
Hardy bodyboarder snags a little section at the point shortly after sunrise.

Hardy bodyboarder snags a little section at the point shortly after sunrise.

Hello Friends,

Rained pretty heavily at RealSurf HQ last night. How’d it go in your part of the world? Was hoping for a bit better result this morning, but ocean still looks pretty lumpy and flabby still. There’s not much wind about as I write this on short and final to 0800, and what there is appears to be coming mainly from the NW.

Down at Dee Why there were just a few people in the water at sunrise time. The wave quality looked pretty ho-hum sadly. There were little sections every now and then, but the energy levels were/are not impressive. One of those days when you could get in, but not one of those days when you’d kick yourself for not getting in.

Outlook is for the size setting to stay right about where it is now for another day or so before declining away to flat by next weekend. Today should feature frequent sunny breaks and light winds inland. Along the beaches the NW could pick up a bit more, but it’s looking pretty good on that front, so with luck it’ll clean up too. Should be a balmy 19 degrees as well.

On other matters, your correspondent spent a fair amount of time twiddling and fiddling with the site over the weekend. I’ve changed the site search system over to one that uses google, so you can now search both the net in general and for stuff on RealSurf. I’ve also been making a few minor adjustments to our free surf classifieds and in so doing realised that we’d kept that particular light under a bushel lately. So, here’s a call to anyone with surf gear they want to turn into cash: why not post it on our surf classifieds today? Listing is free and your ads can run for up to 30 days.

Okay enough outta me for now. Go well with your day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Monday until midnight: Wind: NW/N 15/20 knots inshore, grading to N/NE 25/33 knots offshore, easing to 10/15 knots inshore and 15/20 knots offshore during the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 2 metres inshore, 2 to 3 metres offshore until late afternoon. Swell: NE 2 to 3 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday: Wind: NW/NE 5/15 knots.Sea: to 1 metre.Swell: NE 2 to 3 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: N/NW 10/20 knots.

Burgery looking but not flat and all but empty.

Burgery looking but not flat and all but empty.

Late arvo update

Posted by: on June 21st, 2009

Hello Friends,

Climbed aloft to the crow’s nest for one last view of the beach on this winter solstice day. It got steadily gloomier this afternoon, so the light levels were getting pretty low for taking pictures. I dialled up the sensitivity to ISO 800 and decreased the shutter speed to a barely adequate 1/200 of a sec. Even so, I had to boost the exposure during editing to get anything; hence the very grainy result below.

Huey left the swell settings in place across the day, but tomorrow the Bureau tells us that we could see a little increase tomorrow from the E/NE. Plus the wind is set to be N-NW inshore during the morning. Tuesday looks quite promising: light N wind and a couple metres or so of ENE swell with generally sunny conditions…

Light fades on a few catchable ones in the corner.

Light fades on a few catchable ones in the corner.

There were a reasonable number of people in the water for a Sunday evening (often one of the least crowded times of day on a weekend), and the waves seemed to have enough push to get some moves happening. Personally I’d call the conditions about 4/10, but maybe if I’d been in the water, I’d have set the rating a little higher! Funny how that seems to work.

Speaking of work, you’ll notice that there’s now a search field at the bottom of the reports column. I went along to a Google seminar for webmasters last week and one of the things we learned is that folks often want to go to a search after they’ve read something. Anyway, thought I’d see if RealSurf visitors found it handy…

On another front, I’ve also put in a link at the top of the page to our free surf classifieds. If you have any surf related gear you want to offload for a bit of coin, why not list it where a lot of surfers will see it?

Sorta pearly kinda light this morning

Posted by: on June 21st, 2009

You could jag a few if you were patient.

You could jag a few if you were patient.


Hello Friends,

Stumbled through the wheelhouse door late this morning, as is my wont on a Sunday. Climbed aloft for a quick look at the unfolding day. Small crowd is hanging around at the southern end of the Dee Why longy stretch. A few are over at the point. Conditions are sorta lumpy and disorganised looking, but at 0930 there wasn’t too much wind about. Swell settings are essentially unchanged in Sydney since yesterday. Energy is coming from the east at a couple metres and about 8-9 seconds apart. Wind is a light northerly.

Not super crowded at the Dee Why end when I grabbed the snap. Seemed to be quite a wait for the sets though. A few dribbling through at the point too, but I reckon you’ll want to be keen to chase those.

There should be a few options on offer this morning. Once the N-NE wind builds up, they’ll contract to the semi protected north corners. Tide’s dropping and will hit low at 1216 in Sydney.

Not too many surf report tweets this morning, but there was one from a T-shirt artist in in Santa Monica who says: “Malibu 1-2 feet.” He tweets at twitter.com/aSURFmoment

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Sunday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots at times, possibly 25/30 knots offshore.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, rising to 3 metres offshore. Swell: E/NE 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday: Wind: N/NW 10/20 knots inshore, grading to N/NE 20/30 knots offshore.Sea: 1 to 2 metres inshore rising to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Swell: E/NE 2 to 3 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: NW 05/15 knots.

 

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