Articles tagged with "ENE-1.5m-8s"

Minor interest

Posted by: on February 25th, 2013


Hello Friends,

Disappointing offering from Huey this morning at Dee Why. Couldn’t see anyone in the water at 0715. Given the high tide and the fact that the swell has decayed into a weak 1.5 metre, ENE’r at about 8 seconds apart. Wind was out of the NE at around 10 knots, so you might have a better shot in one of the semi-exposed NE corners.

Also decaying is the outlook for the end of the week. After projecting reasonable conditions for the end of the week, they’ve gone all bleak on us. The southerly is expected to go pretty hard from Friday through to Monday. Worse, the models are showing the coming week being quite small in the run up to the arrival of the southerly. Hope they’re wrong!

Have fun with you Monday!

Sydney area
Mostly sunny morning. Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon, more likely in the west. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h, reaching 25 to 40 km/h near the coast.

Tides: H @0850, L @1515

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies over western New South Wales, while a strong high near New Zealand extends a ridge across the Tasman Sea. This high will continue to direct a vigorous north to northeasterly airstream along the coast during the next few days. A cold front is expected to bring a southerly change during the second half of the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
2 metres.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday 26 February
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 27 February
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Easterly about 2 metres.

Splashed at Northy

Posted by: on December 13th, 2012

Jagging one this morning

After taking care of a few chores, I wandered down to North Narrabeen to see how the tide and our little weak NE wind swell were interacting. It was one of those deals where you watch for quite awhile before pulling the trigger – one way or another.

It was smooth and there were only a dozen people out under sunny skies. So, I decided to overlook the obvious fatness and general gutlessness and went for a quick sesh.

In the end not particularly memorable really, but hey, I reeled off 10 waves in about an hour which is quite good for me. And a couple were even sort of vaguely amusing. There are worse ways to spend one’s time. Water was clear and just cool enough to validate the decision to pull the springy on.


The keen were on it

Posted by: on December 5th, 2010

Hello Friends

Wave chasers were finding waist high sets at Dee Why this morning. There was the occasional slightly bigger one in the mix too. The wind wasn’t up to much, but the Bureau says it’ll eventually get into the 10-15 kt range from the NE this afternoon. Tide was high at around 0730. It’ll hit low about 1410.

Energy levels are not impressive, so if you’re super keen to get wet, I’d be taking the most floaty option in my surf arsenal. Anything high performance is likely to be more about exercise than much of anything else.

I’m not sure that we can count on seeing it up here, but it’s interesting to note that the average period has bumped up on the buoys off to the south of us. It’s nudging 10 seconds at Eden and maybe 9 at Batemans Bay. Some of the forecast models are showing the period increasing toward midday, so it just might be on the improve… wouldn’t that be nice?

I’m planning to help out at the Surfrider stall down at Manly’s Ocean Care Day festival, so if you’re down that way checking it all out, say hi!

Have yourself a great Sunday.

Average period of the 1.5m east to ene wind swell is around the 8 second mark.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the New South Wales north coast. This ridge is weakening as a trough of low pressure off the southern Queensland coast moves slowly southward. A second trough is bringing a weak southerly change to the southern coast this morning. Both of these systems are expected to weaken later today and Monday as the high restores a generally northeasterly airstream along the coast.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds: Southerly 5 to 10 knots inshore at first, otherwise east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Monday

Winds: East to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.

First the wind…

Posted by: on July 14th, 2010

Hello Friends,

As Rob and Matt have already noted, the big story is the wind this morning. But if the Bureau is right, it should back off later. Even better, the swell might start to get in a little more and the late could be pretty fun at spots that like a lot of east. The latest run of the forecast models is pointing to the swell being in the surfable range through tomorrow at Sydney’s east spots. Outlook for the rest of the week is farily so-so. As the Goat would say, up a little bit, down a little bit…

Have yourself a top old day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots reaching 35 knots offshore tending west to northwesterly during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon and 15 to 25 knots in the evening.Sea: 1 to 2 metres reaching 2.5 to 3.5 metres offshore.Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
Thursday: Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly later in the evening.Sea: Up to 3 metres.Swell: Easterly about 1 metre tending southerly 1.5 metres late in the evening.
Friday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Change? You want change?

Posted by: on March 24th, 2009

Hello Friends,

As PB’s noted, things are much the same this morning as yesterday.  The windswell is still loafing along at about 8 seconds, it’s 1.5 metres and coming from the ENE. The wind outlook is also a duplicate of yesterday, ie N-NE 10-15 kts early, reaching 15-20 kts later and peaking near 20-25 kts. So, as we often say under such circumstances, if you found something there yesterday, that should be your first stop today.

Dee Why looks a touch bigger from the crows nest this morning (see pic below), but you couldn’t get too thrilled with the generally messy surface conditions. Semi-exposed northern corners should be better. I might go for a bit of a look around soon, so check back  for an update again later.

Tuesday around 0745 looks messy but not flat.

Tuesday around 0745 looks messy but not flat.

Grey skies are back

Posted by: on November 28th, 2008

Hello Friends,


0745: not exactly all time at Dee Why beach this morning

0745: not exactly all time at Dee Why beach this morning

Dull skies again this morning – and a spot of drizzle around as well. Swell has faded overnight pretty much in line with expectations. Average period is around the 8 second mark and height at sea is probably around the 1.5 metre range. Direction looks to be from the east. The Bureau says we’re in for a warm day with 20-25kts of NE wind and scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Obviously your best shot at a wave will be in the semi-protected north corners open to weak NE windswell.

The Goat’s latest forecast went up yesterday and comparing what he says with the latest run of models shows his call is right on. Of course! He’s really quite remarkably accurate, our Goat. And he’s been doing it for over a decade. How good is that?

Have yourself a great day!