Articles tagged with "E-2m-9/10s"

Sticky: A few fun ones for the early

Posted by: on January 19th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Swell’s almost dead east this morning. It’s averaging 2 metres out at sea and the power setting is on 9 seconds (with some 10 sec stuff in the mix). Wind was light early but the Bureau says we’ll get a s-se change later.

Dee Why was moderately, but not insanely, busy for the early. Set wave faces were into the two metre range, but of course most of them were smaller than that. The swell looked a little cleaner and more lined up than yesterday evening. Given the incoming SE’ly, you’d want to get on it sooner rather than later I’d say.

According to this morning’s run of the models, the swell should fade a little today but then it should stay at around the 1.5 metre point through mid-weekend. From Sunday onward some of the models are showing a good size (up to 4 metres in some predictions) east wind swell, but they’re also calling for stiff E-ESE onshores with the peak on Monday. So there may not be too many options around the place for a clean wave.

Water’s really warm now, so I’d get out for a paddle.

Have a great Thursday!

TIDES: L @1130 H @1710

Weather Situation for Sydney’s coast
A low pressure trough lies off the northern NSW coast. A high pressure system south of the Bight, is expected to drift slowly east during the next few days, strengthening as it reaches the Tasman Sea during the weekend. A weak southerly change will extend along the southern coast today ahead of the high and southerly winds in the north will freshen to the west of the trough. The trough is forecast to persist along the northern coast until about Monday and will possibly re-intensify Sunday or Monday. South to southeast winds will continue along the coast during this period.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable to 5 knots early, ahead of a south to southeasterly change 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Friday 20 January
Winds
Southeasterly 5 to 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Saturday 21 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Little waves around this morning, but…

Posted by: on September 27th, 2011

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

High tide was swamping it early, but the little 9 second, 2 metre east windswell was looking to have fun potential. The issue is going to be the wind. It was light early, but the call is for a summery afternoon NE’r, so exposed spots that like east swell are probably going to get junky later. That said, there should be swell right through the day, so if you have to go this arvo, the semi-exposed north corners should still be reasonable enough – as long as your standards aren’t too exacting!

Bit of a rush for me this morning, so only taking a quick glance at the week ahead… basically looks like little stuff in the mornings ahead of onshores through to maybe Friday, then we’re back into a southerly regime – with all that implies about size (0k prospects) and wind (blergh prospects).

Have a good one!

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TIDES: H @0730 L @1340

Weather Situation

A low lies well off the northern New South Wales coast and a high pressure system is over the southwestern Tasman Sea. Fresh southerlies in the far north will weaken today as both systems gradually move east. Northerly winds will strengthen along the southern coast later today as a front and pre-frontal trough approach western NSW. Winds will further increase all along the coast on Wednesday and Thursday before the front comes as a westerly change later on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots becoming northeasterly up to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.

Wednesday 28 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.

Thursday 29 September

Winds

Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.

Seas

Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.

Swell

Easterly 2 to 3 metres.

Sticky: Another grey day with a grey sea – but waves

Posted by: on March 22nd, 2011

Hello Friends,

Two metre east swell with a 9-10s period was combining this morning with light W to NW breezes to produce clean surface conditions and wave faces into the overhead range. The water looks revolting at Dee Why though. Torrents of stormwater have washed all the crap off the streets and into the wave zone. Plus a big rain event such as we’ve just had will be taxing the sewerage treatment plants to the max. Going for a wave today could definitely land you with something unpleasant.

There’s a 30% chance of more rain today, but the next three days are set to be – gasp – sunny! The UV will start working on all the nasties in the surface water, which is a good thing.

The swell is forecast to peak today, but the models show reasonable energy levels through tomorrow and maybe into Friday morning. After that it looks as though things will head toward marginal as we wait for Huey to spin up something new. The long range models are showing some pretty intense systems coming through the southern ocean, but the latest run shows the juicy stuff being shunted too far out into the Tasman to do us any good.

Go well with your day!

TIDES: H @1105 L @1705

Weather Situation

A low pressure system over southeastern New South Wales extends s a broad low pressure trough to the northwestern Tasman Sea. The low is moving southeast and will move near the Bass Strait by early Wednesday before moving rapidly to the southeast on Thursday as a high pressure system moves south of the Bight extending a ridge across the Bass Strait.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly up to 10 knots around midday then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore this morning.

Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: Northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then tending northeast to northwesterly later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 2 to 3 metres.

Forecast for Thursday

Winds: Westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

 

 

Sticky: C’mon Huey, what’s this?

Posted by: on February 4th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Last night as we went in for our monthly Surfrider meeting, a group of us stood in the late evening light watching a very crowded but juicy Northy. At some point in the previous four hours it had gone from weak and gutless to reasonably intense. Our hopes for the morning were high.

This morning’s swell settings are very similar to last night’s (a couple metres of east windswell at about 9 seconds apart). But… there’s nothing like the quality this morning.

Wind is back around to the east (it was more north yesterday evening), so that’s not helping matters. The Bureau is calling for the wind to settle into the NE, so with luck we’ll see an improvement in the semi-exposed north corners when that happens. The Bureau and the models agree that we should see the swell ramp up through the day, so we’ll be keeping an eye on it.

Outlook for the week ahead is basically for waves of some sort through the weekend. Depending on the interpretation, what happens after that is a bit more up for grabs. Some riffs on the data reckon the east swell could still be lighting spots up with surf options through Tuesday morning. After that it looks less hopeful for at least a few days. The monsoon trough seems to have fired up now, so I’m hoping it won’t be a long wait for another dose of fun.

Have yourself a good one, and if you’re going in for a wave, consider wearing something with long sleeves. The bluebottle count was off the richter last night.

Tides: L @0700, H @1300
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: E/NE 10/15 knots, increasing to NE 15/20 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: E 2.5 to 3.5 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore. Chance thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 10/15 knots early, increasing to 15/20 knots. Sea: around 1 metre, rising to 1 to 2 metres. Swell: E/NE 2 to 3 metres. Chance thunderstorms.
Saturday: Wind: Early S change 15/20 knots, turning E/NE 10/20 knots later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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