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Sticky: Spotted a wave this morning

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2013

Little line

Hello Friends,

There’s just a hint of ESE wind swell along the beaches this morning. The MHL buoy is showing a metre at 7 seconds, so there really isn’t much to work with. Still, I did get a snap of someone on a waist high bump at Dee Why. From the shape of the Bureau’s swell forecast modelling this morning, it looks as though we can expect the energy levels to stick around at about the current level through the day. However, the NE’r is expected to become a factor by the middle part of the day.

Outlook for the week ahead hasn’t really changed much since the Goat made his call late last week. With luck there’ll be some little bumps and lumps to justify getting wet for a paddle. There seems to be a small hope for a brief ENE pulse on Thursday afternoon and overnight into Friday. The modelling is showing a bit more energy from about Pt Macquarie north at the same time, fwiw.

The crowdfunding drive ended the first week just a few bucks short of the 30% mark. Not a bad opener to the campaign but of course we now have 7 weeks to raise the remaining 70%, so I’ll be doing everything I can to get it over the line. Speaking of which, per the advice of Pozible, this weekend I posted a short video message about the campaign for your amusement.

Thanks to all those good folk who’ve made their pledges to the cause. It’ll be good to see your name on the list too!

Go well one and all!

Tides: h @ 0610, L @1150

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 2 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea and eastern New South Wales will remain the dominant feature over the next few days, promoting generally light wind conditions.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 3 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 4 September
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.

Near flat morning

Posted by: on June 1st, 2013

sailor's warning

Booming set

Hello Friends,

Tiny but glassy little ESE peaks on offer at daybreak in Dee Why. Inconsistent ESE wind swell of about a metre out at sea but with an average period of only around 7 seconds. Biggest set wave I saw was the one in the picture. I’m calling it knee high plus.

As this morning’s red clouds fortell, rain is on the way. Sometime in the afternoon sayeth the Bureau. And tomorrow is looking pretty ordinary it has to be said. Strong NW wind in the morning, switching to gale force southerly in the afternoon. And there’ll be rain too. Lovely.

The southerly should move a touch closer to SW overnight and into Monday, but it’s due to be going pretty hard until midweek. However, the swell should ramp with all that wind, and it could be that places like Dee Why which go okay with a SW wind, will be good size from late Sunday through Monday and possibly into Tuesday morning.

Enjoy your Saturday one and remember, just stay happy.

Tide: L @0835, H @1455

Weather Situation
Sydney area
Cloudy. The chance of rain during this afternoon and evening, becoming more likely at night. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
A strong high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly moving east maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. A cold front is expected to enter southern parts of the coast Saturday night and bring a strong southerly change along the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Sunday 2 June
Gale warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 30 to 40 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
Monday 3 June
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.

Nothing much here… or there

Posted by: on January 16th, 2013

0500 looking grim
Hello Friends,

The numbers don’t look too flash for Sydney this morning. The MHL buoy data reveals that whatever energy there was around the place yesterday has pretty much disappeared. Apparently it’s about a metre from the SSE out at sea, but since the period is just 7 seconds, it’s hardly a surprise that the WRL cam at flight deck was showing essentially nothin’ along the south Narra stretch at 0500.

Should be a sunny day with a high around 28 on the coast and standard summer NE’rly in the afternoon. But no waves.

I’m not too impressed with the outlook either. This morning’s run of the models seems to be pointing at another week or more of marginal to flat summer conditions for Sydney. The energy is staying away for now.

Scroll down a bit for a couple postcards from Santa Barbara – where it is equally flat and the water is a bone-chilling 12 degrees (pretty much the coldest I’ve seen here)

Have a good one!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to NSW north coast. The high will move slowly east across the Tasman during the second half of the week, bringing a return to more northerly winds along the coast. The next frontal system will bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast on Friday, continuing to the north during Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Wind tending southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tonight.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.
Thursday 17 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 metres tending easterly from the late morning.
Friday 18 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the morning. A gusty south to southeasterly change 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms from midday.

Postcards from Santa Barbara
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(above) Santa Barbara doesn’t get bluies, but it does often have tar globs thanks to natural seepage offshore. Santa Barbara locals invariably have tar besmirched decks.
(below) Tiny, perfect line zippers into Arroyo Burro beach (aka The Pit) this morning. Just need a couple more metres…
tiny, perfect line peels into the Pit in Santa Barbara

Sticky: Happy Australia Day

Posted by: on January 26th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Looks like a good day to duck along to your local Australia Day breakfast. Dee Why is probably a reasonable approximation of what you’ll find at most beaches across Sydney this morning. The metre or so of 7 second period ESE windswell will be struggling to deliver much of anything in the surfable range. You might spot the odd waist high bomb set, but the waits will be long and the energy levels low.

General outlook for the week ahead is not too terrific. The last of school hols is likely to be very small to nearly flat along most of the NSW coast. If you’re up north, the models suggest you could see some little something late in the week.

Have yourself a great Australia Day!

Tides: L @1207, H @1750
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: Variable 5/10 knots, tending E/SE 10/15 knots during the afternoon, then tending S’ly in the evening.Sea: to about 1 metre. Swell: E/SE less than 1 metre.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SE 15/25 knots, easing to 10/20 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, abating to 1 to 2 metres.Swell: S/SE about 1 metre.
Thursday: Wind: E/SE 10/15 knots.

Sticky: Afternoon update

Posted by: on November 25th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Gee, I wish I had some exciting news for you on the surf front. But sadly, I don’t. Just had a look  the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch and can report that you will need to be exceptionally keen to attempt surfing. There were a few bods in the water up toward Northy chasing sub waist high sets. Down toward the Gardens the only person I saw in the water appeared to be riding an airplane wing of some sort (see pic). The light ENE sea breeze was adding its special touches to the generally lacklustre conditions. Still, the sun is shining, so it’s a pretty enough day out. Should be a pleasant evening too methinks….

Outlook for tomorrow morning will be more of the same I think. The weak little one metre windswell could be more around to the east and north east, so maybe there’ll be something just barely catchable at exposed stretches.

Have yourself a top evening!

Huge water toy required.

Huge water toy required.

 

 

 

 

Oh so small that there's almost nothing there at all.

Oh so small that there's almost nothing there at all.

 

 

 

 

Along the beaches this am

Posted by: on March 10th, 2009

Hi all,

For those of you who haven’t checked out the video update, I’m here to tell ya that the general conditions are just as ordinary everywhere as I thought they might be when I filed my first report.

That said, it is kind of weird how uncrowded everywhere was. Sure the conditions are maybe 3 out of 10, but I’ve seen worse with a lot more folks in.

I started with a look at Mactier St. The wind was coming straight onto it, and it was very messy. But I did see a couple set waves that would’ve measured 1.5 metre trough to crest.

High tide pretty ordinary but not flat at Mactier St

High tide pretty ordinary but not flat at Mactier St

Went past Collaroy and then looped down into the Longy carpark for a look-see at the conditions. Again, no one in the water, generally awful, but not micro conditions. Did get a shot of a SUP’er getting one down toward the Dee Why end of the beach…

Not the meatiest wave ever, but he is up and riding at DY beach.

Not the meatiest wave ever, but he is up and riding at DY beach.

Lovely junky straight handers. Where are the keen people?

Lovely junky straight handers. Where are the keen people?

Went right on by Dee Why – looked like everywhere else, really – and pressed on to Norfcurly. Same deal. No one in the water, junky, windy, but…  there were peaks with more than a metre of face. And this was right on high tide too.

Seems to be some energy, albeit of an ultra junky flavour.

Seems to be some energy, albeit of an ultra junky flavour.

I skipped past Freshy and went on to Manly to see what might be happening there. Hardly anyone in the water from one end of the beach to the other, but there were a few beginners messing about in the mess at the Queensy end. It was weak and fat, but big enough to catch, particularly if you were using a mal. Made me wish I’d tossed the 7S in before taking off on this adventure. I mighta gone out to flop around with ’em.

Catching fat junk burgers at Manly, but having fun.

Catching fat junk burgers at Manly, but having fun.

Last stop was the aforementioned Freshwater. A couple bods were just getting out of the water when I arrived. They were it. No one else in the water after they got out. Took the opportunity to file a video report summary of my travels and then grabbed a snap for you…

Weak and small, but you could've mal'd 'em if you were so inclined!

Weak and small, but you could've mal'd 'em if you were so inclined!

Breezy morning

Posted by: on March 10th, 2009

Hello Friends,

I’ll run out and look for a few more pics, but from the appearance of Dee Why at 0715, I probably shouldn’t be overly hopeful.

Wind is out of the NE at around 10-15kts and according to the MHL data, the windswell is a metre from the  ESE at around 7 sec apart. Stats watchers will know that those are not what one would call a beautiful set of numbers.

As you can see from the pic, at Dee Why this means very small to nearly flat surf conditions, spiced up by a large dollop of chop from the steady NE’r. And to make it extra special, it was right on high tide. Oh boy.

Next tide is the low just before 2 pm.

Around 0715 the scene was not one to set hearts racing...

Around 0715 the scene was not one to set hearts racing...

Here’s the morning call from the Bureau:

Tuesday until midnight: Wind: E’ly 10/15 knots.Sea: about 1 metres.Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: E/NE 10/15 knots reaching 15/20 knots at times. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: E/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Thursday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots.

Okay, back in a bit with a couple more pics. Might file a vid report whlist I’m out too…

The vid report page is here.

 

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