Articles tagged with "ESE-1m-8sec"

It’s Tuesday & it’s looking small

Posted by: on March 3rd, 2009

Hello Friends,

Going to head out for a closer look at the situation shortly. But before I take off, here’s a quick snapshot of the conditions. Wind is light and out of the NE right now, but it’s set to kick up into the 20-25 kt range this afternoon. At the same time, the MHL data is showing that our windswell is averaging a metre from the ESE at about 8 seconds (down from 9 sec yesterday).

Okay, more soon…

Sticky: Foggy start to Ostraya day

Posted by: on January 26th, 2009

Hello Friends,

DY's Australia Day breakfast looks like getting a good turnout, waves however look pretty sad.

DY

The weather people tell us that the gloomy grey skies along the coast of Sydney will gradually break up by this afternoon and we should have a few sunny periods. Not much of any wind around at the moment, but we should see the the SE’ly build up and be around the 15-20 kt range by the time the skies are clearing.

The swell got into the 2.5 metre range at sea yesterday morning, but it has now dropped back to a metre from the ESE and is around 8 seconds apart. That’s pretty marginal for a spot like Dee Why, but there might be something a little more interesting up the beach where the exposure to the weakening swell, but I’d be keeping the hopes reasonably modest. Think mal or fishy rather than your highly tuned shortboard…

Outlook for the next 7 days in Sydney continues to be for weak, summery conditions. As noted yesterday, it looks like the biggest waves will be up north along the Goldie and Sunshine coasts, particularly as we get up to next weekend. The problem is that it looks as though there’ll be a fair amount of NE wind with it as well, so there are likely to be massive crowds at the very few NE protected spots.

Have yourself a top old Australia Day!

ps: Tim Bonython sent us an Aussie themed wave pic to celebrate the day.

Tim Bonython offered us this pic for Australia Day. (Brownwater? Winter?)

Tim Bonython offered us this pic for Australia Day. (Brownwater? Winter?)

Sticky: Holding pattern

Posted by: on November 11th, 2008

 

Mid-arvo kinda onshore, semi-rideable mushburgers for the keen.

Mid-arvo kinda onshore, semi-rideable mushburgers for the keen.

Hello Friends,

 

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Seems as though there’s a little more activity than this morning. Went by Manly around 2-ish and while there wasn’t much from about North Steyne south, up toward Queensy there were a few junky little onshore things to splash around in. Quality was strictly ordinary it has to be said, but you could sort of bog along on the little waist to chest high sections that lurched up weakly from time to time. 

 

1400 and there were a one or two little ones flopping in...

1400 and there were a one or two little ones flopping in...

Around the corner at south Curly, the situation seemed to be much the same. A bit smaller I’d say, but looking up the beach toward the north end, it looked as though there might be a touch more size. Not many people in the water and the waves didn’t look too easy to get into. But it’s warm and sunny and the water looks nice, so why wouldn’t ya if you could?

 

0720: good day for fishing maybe...

0720: good day for fishing maybe...

Sad to say, looks pretty ordinary down at Dee Why this morning. Nothing much has changed over the last 36 hours. The direction has moved a little closer to the east, but the size (around a metre) and the period (about 8 sec) are pretty much where they’ve been since day before yesterday. 

This morning’s thoughts…

It looks to be pretty much the same up and down the NSW coast – with the exception of the Byron Bay buoy. Thanks to strong SSE winds, it’s showing 3 metres at 8 sec from the south. But if you’re dreaming of long walls at the Pass, put it out of your mind. A squizz at the Coastalwatch cam shows that little of the energy is getting into the place. The plan seems to be to head up to the Goldie where there are some nice looking waves to be had at D’bah and even some small ones getting around into Snapper.

 

WRL cam atop Flight Deck shows little sign of energy at Sth Narra.

WRL cam atop Flight Deck shows little sign of energy at Sth Narra.

 

 

Outlook today is for light and variable winds this morning in the Sydney region. It’ll pick up a bit and swing NE later. We could see a small improvement to the size, but it’ll be at places with the most exposure to the wind. 

The computer models are suggesting that we’ll settle into an easterly windswell, with light NE wind pattern over the next few days. With luck, this will mean we can get in the water for a little something as it gradually builds up a steady supply of small NE waves. Our next south swell could arrive over the weekend, but the interpretations of the data are varying across the models. Wetsand.com’s new swellwatch modelling tool shows it filling in from around midday on Sunday and lasting into Monday – but with a heap of onshore wind. Protected corners are go!

Looking to skive off for a bit? You could plug in the earbuds and have a listen to some of the Goat’s fave tunes…

Go well!

Sticky: A few little ones around

Posted by: on September 19th, 2008
0720: how to make a small wave look bigger - use a kayak!

0720: how to make a small wave look bigger - use a kayak!

Hello Friends,

Looks as though Huey’s built Sydneysiders a little ESE windswell overnight. The emphasis is on little though, because the numbers are fairly ordinary: 1-2 metres at 8 seconds on average. There is some 11 second stuff in the data, so I’d guess that might account for the chest high set I saw briefly wobble into the beach at Dee Why 20 minutes ago.

I don’t think you’ll find anything much above the aforementioned chest high mark this morning, but there should be a few little options about the place – thanks to the mainly ESE direction.

Wind is currently out of the NNW at well under 10 kts. The Bureau says it’ll pick up to around 10-15kts and then, as afternoon comes on, it’ll swing atound to the N-NE at 20-25 kts. When that happens, I’d expect the period to get shorter as the primary direction moves around to line up with the wind direction. Quite a summery outlook in that regard.

As for the weekend outlook, well, if you just motor down the page, you can see what the Goat reckons. Or, you can click here and jump straight to his full forecast. As usual, I am in complete agreement with his sage forecast.

Have yourself a top old day!

 

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