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Teeny-tiny less tiny

Posted by: on January 9th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s wind has left us with a few lumpy, bumpy and gutless little wind waves around the place. Dee Why was just barely twitching, but methinks the likes of Curly and Northy might have some sorta slideable slop burgers. It’s gonna be marginal and weak, but it’s still looking better than anything we’ve seen for the last few days.

Swell is around the 1-1.5 metre mark from the ENE and average period’s sitting on about 8 seconds.

Bureau says the wind will do its NE thing and get up to 15-20 kts this afternoon.

Looks like the early’s the plan and then maybe hope for a rinse and repeat over the next couple of days. Some of the models are getting a little hopeful again about Monday onward, so fingers crossed on that one.

Oh yeah, the 100th anniversary of the Duke’s dmeo of Hawaiian style board surfing is on at the place where it all began – Freshwater. There’s gonna be lotsa events and exhibits and all kinda cool stuff. I’m planning to help out on the surfrider stand at some point and on Saturday I’m planning to get down before daybreak for a longboard photo shoot as the sun rises. Hope Huey plays nice with the cloud!

Have yourself a fine Friday and stay happy!

dy

A tiny touch more energy

dy point

Just a little more energy

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, directing freshening east to northeasterly winds over New South Wales waters. A trough is near the state’s western border. This trough is expected to bring a weak, short-lived, southerly change to the far southern coast during Friday; otherwise winds will remain from the east to northeast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore during this afternoon and early evening.
Saturday 10 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 11 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Lightly onshore to start

Posted by: on December 27th, 2014

Hello Friends,

On the positive side of the ledger, it has come up a little since yesterday morning. A metre of east wind swell was burbling weakly into Dee Why as of 0845 where it was greeted with some enthusiasm by a goodly crowd of punters on a peak just up from the surf club. Wind was lightly out of the ESE under high overcast skies.

The Bureau says the swell will fade later, so if you’re ready to get wet, you better get ready to go asap. Tide’s been coming in since 0655, which should help for the next hour or two.

Outlook is for this pattern of small to marginal waves early appears set to continue through to the middle of the week. So, not great, but not utterly hopeless either. Typical marginal summer conditions really.

Have yourself a great Saturday everyone!

BTW, if you were thinking of getting in at North Narrabeen, you should be aware that beach watch has issued a “pollution likely” warning this morning.

Late morning shot from Palmy…

palm beach

Some ok size sets turning up for the crew.

dy beach surfers

Party wave!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a trough is near-stationary over the northern waters of New South Wales. Conditions will ease rapidly in most areas early Saturday as a weak high pressure ridge develops across the south, although fresh winds may remain in the far north as the trough stalls near the Queensland border. This trough is likely to remain a feature on the northern coast through the weekend.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 28 December

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 29 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Sticky: Micro at Dee Why this morning

Posted by: on September 11th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Morning update for ya…

Had to be up in Avalon this morning, so it gave me a good chance to see what was happening along the beaches. And the story is the same as at Dee Why – nothin’ much.

No one was in the water to chase waves at Avalon. Great morning to be getting a core workout on the SUP though. It was the same story at Newport, Mona Vale, Warriewood and Northy. Although there were a few folks catching knee high shories at the most famous of those spots.

Here’s a snap to add to the collection for today…

Avalon beach scene

Beautiful but flat morning at lovely Avalon beach

 

I wrote at 0715:

Wow. Did I get yesterday’s pulse wrong or what? Sheesh. Sorry about that but Huey slipped some lead into the gloves while I wasn’t looking. At dusk last night the swell was showing as about 1.5-2.5m metres from 66 degrees at 10 seconds apart and places like south Narrabeen and Mona Vale were head high plus on sets. Plus it was light offshore and barrelling. (I shot a few pics, so will post those soon) South Narra shots here and Mona Vale shots here.

Unfortunately this morning sees… nothin at Dee Why.

The MHL buoy is showing 1-1.5 metres of ENE swell at 8.5 seconds apart. So, there might be a few knee to waist high bomb sets at spots that saw the serious energy yesterday afternoon. But tide is high right now, so even the best spots are going to be fat for the morning sesh (tide’s high at 0940). Should be a nice day though!

The Goat sent in his forecast early this week, and as usual it looks to be spot on. Just jump down the page to read it.

Keep on smilin’ everybody!

dee why point

Swell all gone at Dee Why

Weather Situation

A cold front will reach the south coast Thursday afternoon then extend north Thursday night and Friday morning and gradually weaken. A high pressure system is expected to move across NSW during Friday then into the Tasman Sea on Saturday with winds tending northeasterly. Another relatively weak front is forecast to cross southern and central parts of the coast Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Friday 12 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

Saturday 13 September

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.

Saturday smallness but not flatness

Posted by: on August 31st, 2013

Empty
Northy
Poleness
Backlit
Hello Friends,

Good to see a little tiny bit of energy left for the Saturday morning crew. Yesterday’s scrappy NE wind swell has gone a touch more to the ENE. As of 0700, it was about a metre on average at with a typical period of close to 8 seconds. This was producing waist to almost chest high wave faces on sets at spots with good exposure to the swell direction. Tide will hit low at @1010.

So, if you’re going, early would be better. The Bureau says the swell energy is going to fade away as the day goes along and it looks like next week will be pretty much a repeat of last week. Certainly tomorrow and Monday are shaping up to be pretty dire.

So get down to the beach now and then be the soul of unselfish sacrifice as you turn up unexpectedly at various daylight functions. When they say “what’re you doing here, I thought you’d be surfing”, you can smile benignly and tell them you wouldn’t have missed whatever it is you’re not missing for the world.

Oh, and here’s a thought. Why not jump onto our the We’re RealSurf crowdfunding project and make a pledge for the RealSurf cause? You know you’re planning to do it anyway, so how ’bout today? Huh? C’mon…

Have yourself a top old day!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 31 August 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak high pressure ridge has recently developed over most of New South Wales, while a departing low pressure trough still lingers in the far northeast. The ridge should remain the dominant feature into the new week promoting generally light wind conditions.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 1 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 2 September
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Cute little waves early

Posted by: on July 2nd, 2013

Little left zippers along

Hello Friends,

Swell’s ticked down another notch and as of 0800, it was a metre and a bit, out of the ENE at 8 seconds. Wind was lightly offshore and tide was dropping toward the low at 0930 (it’s back to high at 1615).

Waves at Dee Why beach were around the waist to chest range on sets. The Bureaus says the wind will go SE then SW later. At the same time, the swell models are indicating that the waves should stay about the same size. In fact they may even bump up slightly.

With luck the waves will stick around at about the current level through Wednesday before fading from Thursday onward as we head toward what looks as though it might be a week or more of minor to flat conditions.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday!

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system is moving very slowly east away from Queensland south coast as a high pressure system moves over central New South Wales extending a ridge to the southern Tasman Sea. As the the low moves further east and weakens, winds along the north coast will gradually ease during Tuesday night. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea later on Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Wednesday 3 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
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

Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the morning.

Seas

1 to 2 metres.

Swell

Easterly 1.5 metres.

Clean but small this morning

Posted by: on April 9th, 2012

Hello Friends,

A beautiful morning in Sydney. Offshore under a deep blue and almost cloudless sky and there are still some tiny waves for the connoisseur. There was a nip to the air too. Autumn is definitely here.

At Dee Why the metre or so of ENE wind swell was producing the occasional thigh to waist high wave face up the beach from the SLSC. The point didn’t have any takers for obvious reasons and you had to wait for the catchable ones along the beach. But it’s not totally flat.

The Bureau tells us that the swell will gradually move toward the southerly quarters and the wind will pick up too as a brisk southwesterly makes itself felt. It’s due to stay strongly SW overnight but by tomorrow morning it’s supposed to be southerly at 30-35 kts.

While all that wind should bump up the wind chop pretty dramatically, the swell models indicate that we may not get much of anything surfable out of it. And, if those models have it right, we’re then in for an extended period of tiny to flat conditions after that… doesn’t Huey know that this is the month for surf in Sydney? Oh well, what can ya do?

Have yourself a top old Easter Monday everyone!

Weather Situation
A trough trough lies through the northern parts of the coast and is expected to contract further north today. Following this a cold front and stronger southerly change are due to enter the South Coast this afternoon, reaching central parts of the coast overnight Monday night. A high pressure ridge extends across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon then increasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southerly late this evening.
Tuesday 10 April
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending southerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning then decreasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 metres increasing to 4 metres around dawn.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Wednesday 11 April
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.

Not missing much

Posted by: on April 20th, 2011

Hello Friends,

I’ve got an hour to kill waiting for the big bus to California, so I’ve had a quick squizz at the buoy data for Sydney. Not a pretty picture it has to be said. Swell’s out of the E by ENE at about 8 seconds apart. Average size at sea is a paltry metre – and the trend appears to be heading downward. Probably the best thing to do at this point is to head off to Vicco. Looks like they’re going to be getting some serious swell over the next couple days. Sydney’s looking decidedly ordinary on the other hand.

Ah well… if it makes you feel any better, I’ve just looked at the conditions where I’m heading and it’s not looking too likely that I’ll have anything to crow about. In fact it looks just as uninteresting in southern California as it does here. So it goes.

Have yourself a great day and if you must get wet, I’d be taking the biggest, floatiest object in the quiver.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east. A weak southerly change is expected on the south coast today, gradually extending to the north coast by Thursday night. Winds are expected to freshen from the west to southwest on Friday ahead of another southerly change over the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwest to southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly overnight. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly about 0.5 metres.

Aw, Huey… c’mon

Posted by: on March 19th, 2009

Sadly, not looking too encouraging this morning.

Sadly, not looking too encouraging this morning.


Hello Friends,

Up just ahead of the sun, grabbed a quick snap… and then the computer fell over. Ah, technology… as Matt and PB have noted, we’re not looking too flash. No one in the water at Dee Why when I took the pic and turning to the latest info from the MHL buoy, one can see why. The windswell has gone around to the ENE from yesterday morning’s SSE. Size is still averaging around the 1-1.5m mark, but the all important period setting slumped to 6 seconds last night and has just crept back up to a touch under 8 sec. (it was near 9 yesterday). Pretty marginal settings you’d have to say.

Consequences at Dee Why look pretty dire to me. I’m pretty sure you couldn’t surf down the southern end of the beach with anything less than a SUP.

I’m therefore not optimistic that a loop around the beaches south of Dee Why will reveal much. However, I shall do my self-appointed duty. (Besides, it gives me an excuse to be out picture taking!)

Might try to do one of my live broadcast things too…

More later!

Small at Dee Why

Posted by: on March 15th, 2009

Hello Friends,

My usual late start for Sunday. Swell has gone around to the NE at about a metre. The power setting has dropped from close to 10 sec yesterday morning to about 8 sec now. Weak NE windswell is not generally too good for Dee Why, so it’s not that surprising that the water is relatively unoccupied on what is an otherwise picture perfect Sunday morning.

I plan to return later today with some thoughts about the current surf outlook.

In the meantime, here’s the Bureau’s call:

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: NW 8/13 knots inshore and 13/18 knots offshore at first, turning W/SW 10/15 knots throughout

0845: bodyboarder snags a set wave as the rubber ducky zooms out on another practice run.

0845: bodyboarder snags a set wave as the rubber ducky zooms out on another practice run.

during the morning and SE 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: NE 1 to 1.5 metres. Chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Monday: Wind: SW/SE 10/15 knots. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: E/NE 1 to 1.5 metres, turning SE later.
Tuesday: Wind: SW/SE 10/15 knots.

 

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