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Still some waves around this morning

Posted by: on April 24th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Sunny, light offshore breezes and 1.5m of 8-sec ESE wind swell. Swell is supposed to stick around today and winds should stay out of the westerly quarters. Tide was low at 0650 and is coming into high at 1250.

Dee Why is showing waist high at the point and waist to chest plus along the beach. Given the swell direction, I’d expect it to be much the same at other spots with good exposure to the energy.

If you have a choice, this morning looks like the go – but there should still be something for the afternoon. Have a good one and I will try to get back later with a picture or two…

Beachy wall at 0720

Beachy wall at 0720

Small but rideable at the point

Small but rideable at the point

Another left this morning

Another left this morning

Waist high at the point this morning

Waist high at the point this morning


Weather Situation
A broad trough of low pressure lies over the western Tasman Sea through to Victoria. A low pressure system and cold front lie south of the Bight. A series of weak troughs associated with this system are forecast to move over New South Wales this weekend. The next trough is expected to reach the South Coast late on Saturday before intensifying into a low over the Tasman Sea and resulting in strong to gale-force south to southwesterly winds developing over the NSW coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning west to northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this evening.
Saturday 25 April
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Sunday 26 April
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sticky: Glassy start and rainless

Posted by: on June 4th, 2012

 

 

Hello Friends,

Didn’t really expect to see much showing this morning, so I was mildly surprised to see glassy and surfable conditions at Dee Why when I checked it out a little before 0800. Sets were around the waist high mark at the beach and a touch smaller for the sole occupant of the point.

Swell is coming from the ESE at about 1.5 metres with an average period of 8 seconds or so.

The outlook is for the swell to come up a touch but not dramatically so. “Dramatic” is what we have in store for late tomorrow when a massive south swell is due to hit. This morning’s modelling shows it hitting a peak of intensity on Wednesday morning. The Bureau is calling for 4-5 metres – with 30-40 kts of southerly smashing it.

The southerly will go hard all Wednesday, then it is forecast to slacken off a bit for Thursday and by Friday when the swell is set to be a more manageable 2 metres, it could even be SW…

We should have waves through to Saturday and maybe Sunday on current reckoning…

Tide was high around 0750 and will be high at 1335.

Wind is set to stay out of the west to SW through the day. We might get a shower this morning says the Bureau, but the rest of the day should be free of precipitation.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system off the southern NSW coast will move southwards to sit near the Victorian/New South Wales border during most of Monday, intensifying rapidly. Late on Monday and on Tuesday this system will track north to northeastwards and produce gale force southerly winds and large waves along the southern half of the NSW coast. On Wedneday the system will move further out into the Tasman Sea, although high winds and large waves are expected to continue through until Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Seas
1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms this morning.

Tuesday 5 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 4 to 5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the late afternoon then tending southeasterly 5 to 6 metres during the evening.

Wednesday 6 June

Winds
Southerly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 4 to 5 metres.

Sticky: Another autumn morning with little waves

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2012


Hello Friends,

Swell continues to perk along this morning. Winds were light early and the Bureau says it’ll be much the same through to this afternoon when we can expect a seabreeze to cut in. Tide will hit low at around 1050 and then come up only a bit until 5pm.

Sets at Dee Why were into the chest high range, so if we see the same pattern as yesterday, it’ll be a bit bigger at beaches with better exposure to the primary ESE swell direction.

Weatherwise, there’s a 40% chance of a shower with partly cloudy conditions.

Outlook, according to this morning’s swell model riffing, is for surf during the mornings all this week. The size predictions have been yo-yo’ing around for the last week, so it now looks as though the peak size will be mid-week through to Saturday. Some of the predictions are talking overhead to 1.5x overhead (8-12′ faces).

Not a bad outlook at all!

Have yourself a great Monday everybody.

TIDES: L @1050 H @1700

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies near New Caledonia Island, while a high pressure ridge extends from New Zealand towards central parts of the New South Wales coast. A weak southerly change and associated trough moved along southern parts of the coast on Sunday and is expected to develop briefly into a weak low pressure system off the south coast early today before weakening again quickly as conditions in the upper atmosphere warm up. Another trough is expected to move through western parts of the state on Tuesday, but slip away to the south during Wednesday as the high pressure ridge is maintained across the region.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable up to 10 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore.
Tuesday 3 April
Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres. becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Wednesday 4 April
Winds
Easterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.

Sticky: Little waves, go now or…

Posted by: on July 10th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Looks like we have little waves this morning, but the indications are that it will slip toward flatness over the next 24 hours and then stay that way from around Sunday to Tuesday. The plan is definitely to go early and catch the dropping tide at south swell spots that don’t mind breezes from the northern quarters.

Size looks to be around the waist high mark with the very occasional slightly bigger one. The last couple days have seen pretty ordinary conditions, but this morning did look just a touch cleaner to me when I checked Northy and Dee Why. Set the expectations for barely surfable and I doubt you’ll be disappointed!

Have yourself a top old day!

TIDES: H @0645, L @1220
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards: Saturday until midnight: Wind: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots by early evening.Sea: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres. Sunday: Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots around dawn.Sea: Up to 1.5 metres.Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Monday: Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.

 

 

 

Smallish but not flat

Posted by: on July 11th, 2009

Little lines stack in to the point from the ESE.

Little lines stack in to the point from the ESE.


Hello Friends,

There seem to be some small waves around this morning at Dee Why. A few bods were flopping around at the point where the sets look to be in the waist to chest high range. Quality looks okay but the period is only around the 8 second mark, so they’re not exactly juicy. Swell direction is now ESE and from the look of the charts it will, if anything, get more east in it as the day goes along.

Wind was lighlty offshore when I checked it at first light, but the call is for the wind direction to swing more to the northern quarters. The good thing is that it’s set to be light all day.

With luck we should start to see the swell perk up a little as the day goes along. The average heights up the coast from about Coffs north is currently sitting above the two metre mark. Given that the swell generator is up that way, I think we can at least entertain hopes of improvement for late this afternoon.

oops gotta do the 702 ABC radio report… back shortly

Next tide is a high at 1043 followed by a low at 1612.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 5/10 knots tending NE/NW 5/10 knots late. Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: E/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: NW 8/13 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the afternoon and W/NW 18/23 knots in the evening.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: E/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: W/NW 5/15 knots increasing to 10/20 knots late.

Sticky: Little waves available

Posted by: on December 21st, 2008

Hello Friends,

Lots and lots of folk having a splash this morning.

Lots and lots of folk having a splash this morning.

Sunday starts out with light winds and a little SE swell for the thousands to enjoy. Dee Why looks pretty crowded (whadya expect given the mild sunny temps on the first weekend of the hols?). Sets look as though they might occasionally get into the chest high range, but for the most part I’d be expecting to find mostly waist high and smaller waves this morning.

Swell direction looks to have moved a little more to the east overnight. Sadly the MHL buoy is off the air again, so we don’t have the extra assurance of an objective record. Reminds one of Mr Dylan’s famous line… you don’t need a weatherman to tell ya which way the wind blows.

If you’re getting out there for a wave – and I reckon you should do – looks like the plan is to get yourself into the patient zone so you can enjoy your share of whatever Huey feels like serving up.

Go well!

 

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