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Looking small at Dee Why this morning

Posted by: on June 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Energy’s faded out where Dee Why’s concerned this morning. At 0600 the MHL buoy off Sydney was detecting a metre of 10-second ESE swell. Tide was low at 0700, but even though it’s coming in now, the point was unsurfably small and any waves along the beach were too small to be seen above the dune line from RealSurf HQ.

This morning’s swell models are predicting flatness, or near enough, through to Friday when there seems to be a small hope of a wave or two for the morning session. By then your correspondent will be not only weighing the charts on your behalf, but be paying close attention to their Californian counterparts…(which are looking pretty sad atm).

Have a great Tuesday one and all!

dy point tiny

All’s quiet at the point this morning

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system is centred near the New South Wales coast and is moving slowly eastwards over the Tasman Sea. A trough is expected to bring south to southwesterly change during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 24 June
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of rain at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Thursday 25 June
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Barely there

Posted by: on September 24th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Beautiful morning in Sydney but not much going on wavewise. Dee Why point was offline and the beachy was struggling to produce anything above knee high as the tide approached high at 0800. The MHL buoy was showing about a metre of 10-second period ESE swell. Winds were light and the surface conditions smooth, so it’d still be a nice morning for a paddle, even if you don’t have much prospect of an exciting wave.

The swell models have a springish tinge. Outlook for tomorrow is again marginal and although a short-period south pulse continues to appear in the cards for Friday, but so too does a wind forecast for strong southerlies. It looks like there might possibly be a slightly better wind outlook for Saturday, but there may only be a few tiny scraps of south wind swell to work with. Beyond that it appears we’ll have only tiny dribble until late next week – if then.

Keep on smilin’ and have yourself a top old day!

dee why beach surfing

Bomb set at 0645

dee why point

All’s quiet

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, and is directing east to northeasterly winds along the coast. Winds will become fresh to strong in most areas today as a low pressure trough approaches from the west. This trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday, extending to the north coast early Friday. Another high is forecast to move in behind the trough later Friday and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, with winds gradually easing before shifting more northerly again.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable 5 to 10 knots inshore at first, otherwise north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots by evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Thursday 25 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change 15 to 25 knots around the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Possible thunderstorms.

Friday 26 September

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Tiny offerings

Posted by: on July 24th, 2014

0930 update:
Hello Friends,
Just saw Manly and Curly and can report that as of 0900 there were some chest high sets at both places. At Manly it was all up the Queensie end and at Curly it appeared to be right along the beach. There seemed to be a reasonable wait for the rideable ones to turn up, but at least it’s not flat.

Curly was sparsely populated at 0900 even though there were waves.

Curly was sparsely populated at 0900 even though there were waves.

Looking promising but it sectioned

Looking promising but it sectioned

0800: Some waist high little sets along the beach at Dee Why but only the tiniest little line trickling along the rocks at the point. Swell is ESE at about a metre with a period of just under 10 seconds. Water temp out at the buoy is 17C.

There were a few people in the water along the beach where it looked to be reasonably consistent, if small. Swell is set to hang around at about this size today but to drop down another notch tomorrow – which will probably mean it goes flat. And, if the models have it right, it’ll stay that way for at least a week. Hope they’re wrong..

Keep on smilin’ everyone!

You'll need something big and floaty to catch anything

You’ll need something big and floaty to catch anything

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the western Tasman Sea, while a low near Adelaide is linked to a trough over central Australia. As this trough approaches today, coastal winds will turn more northerly, freshening in some parts. By late Friday the low is expected to be near Bass Strait, with the trough bringing a gusty west to southwesterly change Friday night or Saturday as it progresses towards the northeast. Another high pressure system is forecast to develop over the region during the weekend in the wake of the trough,

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore later this afternoon and evening.

Friday 25 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore from the late morning, extending throughout during the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 26 July

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
It shut down a second later

It shut down a second later

Light fog at 0745

Light fog at 0745

Small waves for the early

Posted by: on June 20th, 2014

Hello Friends,
Not a lot going on at the beach this morning, but you could get the odd knee to waist high thing if you’re in the right spot at the right time. Swell is out of the ESE at about 10 seconds apart. It’s showing about a metre out at sea, but there aren’t too many metre high wave faces around the place. There were a few such up the beach from Dee Why and it looked from the crowd as though there were similar things going on at Northy. Tide is low at 0820, so you’d want to get on it soon because once it comes back in, I’d be surprised if anywhere would be surfable.

Today’s International Surfing Day and Surfrider Foundation is running a couple of fundraiser events on the Northern Beaches this evening

PARTY – Friday 20th June – Avalon Bowls Club 6pm till late – $20 for BBQ, Beer, Bands and on-stage chat with Aussie Surf Legends  Buy tickets here.

PARTY – Sunday 22nd June – Havana Beach Cafe & Lounge, Manly 6pm till late – $10 for Live music from Angus Bird and surf films. Buy tickets here.

And tomorrow the Nathan Sawyer Memorial Surf Festival is on from 0700 at North Curl Curl (the BBQ will be rocking  and music fires up around 2pm)

Not too much going on at the point early

Not too much going on at the point early

Beachy option looking amusing.

Beachy option looking amusing.

Such keenness, such smallness at Northy

Such keenness, such smallness at Northy

Weather Situation
A high pressure system off the northern NSW coast will move steadily east during Friday and Saturday as a weakening trough slowly crosses NSW and then the western Tasman Sea. A weak high will form over NSW during Sunday before a major cold front crosses the state on Monday, likely reaching the coast Monday night.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly in the late evening.
Seas
to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during this evening.
Saturday 21 June
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Sunday 22 June
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

 

 
 

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Waiting day, wind day

Posted by: on May 3rd, 2014

Hello Friends,

There might be a possible little wave for the early at spots that were surfable yesterday. At 0400 there was still about a metre of ESE swell at 10 sec – but it won’t last long because the wind’s due to pick up to gale strength. It’ll be NW then west up to 25-30 kts by lunch time. Pretty much going to blow everything flat. Looks like a good rest day.

Tomorrow’s another matter.

We should see obvious signs of a brief but intense south swell event starting to develop from dawn. The Bureau says we should have around two metres of straight south swell by daybreak, quickly building to 3-4 metres. Wind will still be powering westerlies of 20-30 kts, so conditions will be testing and obviously suitable for experienced riders only.

Swell should last through Monday and into Tuesday. Winds are set to be west 15-20 kts Monday, so conditions are likely to be pretty good. Again, you’ll want to be reasonably experienced to take it on.

And from the shape of the forecast models, we should have waves right through to next weekend… oh-woo!

Tides: H @1105, L @1640

Sparkling morning without a hint of a wave at Dee Why

Sparkling morning without a hint of a wave at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A complex low is developing over southern New South Wales and Victoria, with a trough deepening off the coast. The low is expected to deepen rapidly as it moves offshore during today. This pattern will maintain vigorous winds along most of the coast through the weekend, easing later on Sunday as the low moves away and the next high pressure ridge extends across from the west.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Sunday 4 May
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 5 May
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.

Sticky: Caught a few at Crescent

Posted by: on September 6th, 2013

Fun section

Anticipation
Hello Friends,

As foretold by the swell models, there was a bit more swell up north than in Sydney again today. We need to be back in Sydney by 5, so surfin’ had to finish by around 1100. We started the morning with a quick look at the point With our peerless local guide Greg. Sadly, it was getting mauled by a steady north wind and after watching for awhile, we decided not to join the 20 or so in the water chasing occasional chest high sets, but instead went over the hill to get out of the wind. The beach break was strictly so-so because the fading east swell had a fair amount of north bump running through it, plus the banks weren’t too good. Size was okay, but for the most part they were one-turn wonder waves that invariably ended in a thumping shut down.
Back beach, Crescent

After thrashing around for an hour or so, we decided to go back to the caravan park to grab our stuff and take off for home, resigning ourselves to not getting a mal sesh in. But, wonder of wonders, when we got back to the point, the wind had faded to a light breeze, there were still sets and thanks to changeover, not too many in the water. So, it was mals to the fore and we paddled out for a few quick ones before making for home.

We both managed to score some very long rides from the point to about half way to the shorey. Very fun. I had my waterproof(ish) camera along and I tried shooting some video for you. Not sure on that front, as I haven’t had a chance to look at it. We’re now on the road rolling southward for Sydney where it looks from the latest MHL data to be a marginal metre or so from the ESE at around 10s.

A quick glance at the models, seems to indicate that the swell will maintain its generally lacklustre quality for another week at least, although at least one set of predictions were being a little hopeful about mid next week.

Tomorrow’s election day, so I hope you’ve used the ABC’s excellent Vote Compass taken a chance to compare your own perspective with what’s being proposed by the different parties. I have to confess to feeling very downhearted about the likely changes coming our way as a party that generally regards climate change as an annoying and trivial enthusiasm of climate scientists and ratbag environmentalists. This morning and yesterday when I was walking along the beaches south of Crescent Head, the sand dunes were very clearly cut back by coastal erosion. You can see the same thing up at North Narrabeen. And today was 30 degrees as we drove south. It’s the hottest year on record so far. Mother nature isn’t messing about and pretending otherwise in my view is telling our kids and grandkids that we just don’t care, we just can’t be bothered.

I rarely mention politics because I know that isn’t why people visit the site, but at election time, I believe it is not inappropriate.

Go well!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into New South Wales and will remain the dominant feature over the next few days. A weak trough is expected to bring a southerly change to the central parts of the coast Friday morning. The trough is expected to be slow moving over the weekend.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 7 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 8 September
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.

Sticky: Not much at Dee Why… yet

Posted by: on December 19th, 2012

Catchable dribble

Hello Friends,

Was hoping for a bit more energy this morning. But instead awoke to discover that we have about a metre of ESE wind dreck which, were it not for an average period of almost 10 seconds, would be totally uncatchable. If you’re keen, Dee Why is delivering knee high with the odd waist. Not much oomph to ’em, so I’d take the largest and floatiest option in the arsenal.

The first puffs of NE wind were making themselves felt at 0730, so the surface conditions will gradually go downhill at most places.

The Bureau tells us that we should start to see some TC Evan energy from tomorrow. The models reckon around the middle part of the day – ie, right about when the wind goes around to the SE. Blergh. However… south corners could have some sideshore but okay waves if we’re lucky. Of course the tide’ll be high mid-afternoon, so quality will be a juggling act.

The Bureau reckons the energy will last about 72 hours, there should be a few opportunities around the place with any luck.

Go well with your day!

Weather Situation
A broad high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea is weakening. A southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea will develop on New South Wales far south coast early on Thursday. The change will move along the south and central coasts before weakening on the far north coast on Friday. Following the front another high pressure system is expected to move east of Tasmania later on Friday extending a ridge to north coast.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots later in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 20 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly early in the morning then shifting southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Friday 21 December
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 2 metres tending easterly from the morning.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Sticky: Sunday late

Posted by: on July 18th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Well, that was fun. Drove from Hay to home in a day. As we set out I said to the family, “I wonder where we’ll see the first car with boards on top…” Turned out to be way earlier than I expected. Instead of somewhere near Sydney, I spotted a couple mals atop a serious looking long distance surf mobile in a tiny little town called Weethale. Between there and about West Wyalong we were only seeing a car every 10 minutes, so I was impressed. But here’s the kicker, we did not see any more boards after that. Not a one.

So anyway, how’s the outlook for tomorrow? Seems as though we can expect the westerly pattern to last but the models reckon the swell will die out overnight. Clearly there was more going on this morning than had looked like happening when I checked the situation last night. There was a lot more east than predicted so that, plus the 10s period, kicked some useful looking options in judging by the pics Doug posted from this morning at Curly. The longer period stuff is still showing up north at Coffs, but down south where the Bureau and the models say we should be getting stuff tomorrow, it’s looking very small. I’m punting on near flatness…

As usual under such circumstances, I hope to be proven spectacularly wrong. I’m hanging out to get wet after a week away from waves!

Go well and catchya tomorrow morning.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots by early evening.Sea: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon. Winds southerly 20 to 25 knots later in the evening.Sea: Below 1.5 metres rising up to 2.5 metres offshore in the evening.Swell: East to southeast to 1 metre.
Tuesday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Wednesday: Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots around dawn.

Waves about

Posted by: on May 27th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Swell is now averaging around a metre from the ESE in Sydney. Fortunately the period is 10 seconds, so there are still some fun looking chest high sets at Dee Why beach (and, I have no doubt, numerous other locales). The point is smaller and less consistent, but there are a few bods in attendance to make sure nothing gets through unridden.

At 0730 it looked almost glassy, but the Bureau’s call (see below) is for SW-S change to rattle through the place this morning. With luck, the swell should stick around through the day. If you’re waiting for the post high tide opportunities (it’s at 1033), you should be in with a chance. Could be a shower around later though.

From Thursday onward it would seem that we’re in for increasingly southerly conditions. The models are showing the swell pushing up into the 3-4 metre range from the S to SSE, but with 15-20 kts of ESE wind. So, not all that attractive looking really.

Have yourself a great old day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 5/10 knots, ahead of a SW/S change 13/18 knots during the morning. Sea: to 1 metre, rising to 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: E/SE about 1.5 metres. Possible thunderstorms.
Thursday: Wind: S 15/25 knots. Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: S 20/30 knots.

...not exactly booming.

...not exactly booming.

Looks like a fun one to me.

Looks like a fun one to me.

 

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