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You gotta be keen

Posted by: on July 9th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Just a couple of images to share of the front as it approached toward dusk. Ocean pretty torn up and sideshore but a little line seemed to be showing as we finished up.

Change in the weather...

Change in the weather…


How it looked on the radar.

How it looked on the radar.

Not a great deal going on at Dee Why this morning. As of 0700, we had just under a metre of 9-sec ESE swell showing on the Sydney MHL buoy. It’s about half a metre bigger and more east down at the Eden buoy and the Bureau is now warning of large surf tomorrow as the swell goes southerly and builds. Today might see a little increase over the afternoon, but we’re due to have 20-30kts of N-NW wind by lunchtime and that will build to 25-35 kts later. At Dee Why the biggest wave faces I saw when I first checked this morning were struggling to make knee high. Next tide is a low at 1000.

This morning’s swell modelling efforts are lining up with the Bureau to predict nearly 2 metres of 12-13 sec ESE swell for tomorrow. The energy should stick around through Friday before fading back to marginal for 24 hours or so before coming back up for another potentially fun sesh on Sunday. And, they very long range prognostications look interesting for late next week. A huge “maybe” on that one of course.

Go well with your Wednesday everybody!

Not a great deal going on at 0800

Not a great deal going on at 0800

Weather Situation

A weak high over southeast Queensland extends a ridge southward over northeastern NSW. The high and ridge will weaken further and move east today as a strong cold front crosses NSW. The front is expected to reach the southern coast Wednesday afternoon and the northern coast during the evening or at night. North to northwest winds will strengthen ahead of the front before a gusty, strong to gale force west to northwesterly change. A low pressure system associated with the front is expected to pass to the south of the state on Thursday, maintaining strong to gale force winds for most waters, particularly southern and central parts. Winds will ease for Friday as a weak ridge develops over NSW. A moderate easterly swell is expected to reach the NSW coast Wednesday night or Thursday, resulting from a deep, slow moving low pressure system currently just northwest of New Zealand.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots late morning or afternoon then turning west to northwesterly at 25 to 35 knots in the early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon/evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.

Thursday 10 July

Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 11 July

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

A sunny morning but tiny at Dee Why

Posted by: on March 3rd, 2014

Hello Friends,

The clouds parted this morning to reveal a very small and scrappy looking ESE wind swell lapping in from the ESE. As of 0400, it was about a metre at 9 seconds and that meant occasional waist high sets for Dee Why as the 0810 high tide arrived.
I could only see one person chasing the junk burgers at Dee Why as the morning kicked off. The shutdowns continue sadly, so it was a long wait for maybe two turns before you were straightening off.
Wind was light, but as the pictures show, the surface was chopped up and the ocean wasn’t the nicest colour. Beachwatch says pollution’s unlikely at Dee Why, but from Curly south to Manly, it’s rated as p[ossible.
It looks as though the coming week will see the continued dominance of strong high pressure over the bight and the Tasman, so the general outlook is for more of the same marginal stuff.
Whilst the outlook for the next week to 10 days is uninspiring, this morning’s long range projections are going gaga about our prospects for mid month. A couple of model interpretations are showing sustained really big, long period east swell. If today’s call was to play out, we’d see 4-5 days of continuous, powerful surf. I guess anything’s a possibility, but I can’t recall anything like this happening in a very long time.
Of course this could turn out to be nothing more than extrapolation gone mad. So, while fun to see, I’m not clearing the diary for mid-March just yet.
Have yourself a great Monday and keep on smilin’!

A pair of SUP'rs enjoy the sunshine

A pair of SUP’rs enjoy the sunshine

One-turn wonder lump gets caught @0730

One-turn wonder lump gets caught @0730

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania is moving east extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea. This high will move to the southwestern Tasman Sea later today, strengthening a ridge along the New South Wales coast. A cold front is expected to bring a brief southerly change to the south coast during Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 4 March
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 5 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Sticky: A little left in the tank

Posted by: on May 9th, 2013

Not flat

Hello Friends,

Back in Sydney after a very successful visit to Crescent Head and it’s good to see there’s still the odd set turning up at Dee Why beach this morning. Swell has gone more ESE, but it’s now down to about a metre at 9 seconds on average. Tide has just gone high at 0745 and now is dropping toward the low at 1340. Wind is offshore now and should stay that way until this afternoon when the Bureau predicts that it will go SE. So hit it now if you’re looking for the best quality.

The Goat should be along later with thoughts about the next week, so I’ll only observe that it looks like a quiet period coming up with no substantial pulses in prospect.

Have yourself a great day!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania will move slowly east during the next few days, maintaining a ridge over New South Wales. A weak trough and associated southerly change is expected to move up the southern New South Wales coast early Friday. A stronger southerly change is expected early next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 10 May
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 11 May
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Sunny Thursday for Sydney surfers

Posted by: on February 16th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Looks like a standard issue summer day coming up for Sydney. Haven’t seen too many in this la nina year, so it makes a nice change. Winds were light for the early, but before long the NE’r will begin to build up and by close of play it could be 15-20kts. So dive in now for a clean session or wait for maybe a touch bigger sets with sideshore conditions at your favourite northern end.

First low of the day hits at 1000 and then it only goes up a bit to the high at 1550.

It looks from this morning’s run of the models that we’re in for not much of anything in the way of an improvement to surf prospects over the coming seven days. Basically it looks as though average size at most beaches in our region will struggle to get much above the waist high mark across the period. Bah.

Oh well, it is summer after all.

Have yourself a great Thursday!

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. A trough will bring a brief southerly change to the south during Friday before stalling on the central coast during Saturday. A stronger southerly change is expected at the start of next week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday 17 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms from midday.
Saturday 18 February
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore, extending throughout from the morning.

Sticky: Sunny Friday morning, nice!

Posted by: on December 9th, 2011


Hello Friends,

A shower or two clearing says the Bureau, but it was mostly sunny at around 0800. Tide was high a little after 0700 and we had a small ESE wind swell of a about a metre at sea with an average period of a touch under 9 seconds. It wasn’t exactly firing up Dee Why it has to be said though. There was a guy on a mal winkling out the odd little crumbler along the rocks at the point. Along the beach it seemed as though the alternative watercraft were outnumbering the boards. Not that there were many in. Still, as the picture shows, the bigger ones are probably into the chest high range on the faces.

That low off Queensland looks interesting, but from this morning’s run of the forecast models, it’s not projected to sling us much swell down in Sydney. The call this morning seems to be for a 2 metre-ish east pulse late Saturday into Sunday…

Have yourself a great Friday!

Weather Situation
A low off the southern Queensland coast is moving slowly towards New Zealand, while a high centred over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards New South Wales. A trough over central Australia is forecast to reach the west of the state on Saturday before continuing to coastal parts, bringing a southerly change to the coast late Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Saturday 10 December
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 11 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from midday.

Fading, fading…

Posted by: on July 14th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Went for a surf late morning at the point with a crew of others. Sets were getting further apart, but every now and then a good one would come through. Happy to say I scored quite a number on the 7S. Had the Panasonic FT1 with me and grabbed a few snaps to share (see below). Wind was pretty brisk when I got out of the water and that, in combo with a high tide, was making it necessary for us to take off into blinding spray pretty close to the rocks. Makes it interesting anyway. After surfing I did a bit of camera testing on the beach. If any of the shots I took from that are of interest, I’ll share ’em later.

Anatomy of a swell

Anatomy of a swell

Swell is dropping fast in Sydney, although from the look of the traces those of you good folk up the coast are probably scoring still. Outlook for the swell to turn more SE and to be in the metre range on average tomorrow. If the period doesn’t get any worse, then there could still be a few little peaks to be found on Weds. On Thursday it looks like things will take a more southerly turn and we could see some okay size south windswell (6-8 sec, up to shoulder high).

Just give a bodyboarder a little space and what do they do? They get covered. Again.

Just give a bodyboarder a little space and what do they do? They get covered. Again.

Dee Why point trying to devour another victim.

Dee Why point trying to devour another victim.

Dee Why around midday.

Dee Why around midday.

Whadya bet there's a surfer on the flight deck?

Whadya bet there's a surfer on the flight deck?

Longer period sets had some push at Dee Why around midday.

Longer period sets had some push at Dee Why around midday.

Ardea novaehollandie above the point.

Ardea novaehollandie above the point.

Set hits the point this afternoon.

Set hits the point this afternoon.

When you're ready sir...

When you're ready sir...

Point winding down but still providing some entertainment early this afternoon.

Point winding down but still providing some entertainment early this afternoon.

White-faced Heron having lunch at Dee Why.

White-faced Heron having lunch at Dee Why.

Jagged a few, how ’bout you?

Posted by: on July 1st, 2009

Hello Friends,

Did you manage to get any of the swell today? Yours truly left it until mid-afternoon, but got some anyway since the conditions were basically good all day long. Well, weather conditions were good. The swell height stayed pretty much around the metre mark all day, but Huey swung the direction lever from SE to just about dead east. He also played around with the power setting. This morning at first light it was a touch under the 8 second mark, at noon it was averaging just on 10 seconds, before dropping in mid-afternoon to 8 sec and, in the last little while before bumping back to 9 sec. A second doesn’t sound much maybe, but it can make a perceptible difference in the juice levels on the sets.

I joined about 20 others on the banks between the lagoon entrance and just north of the pole. We were getting a few sets into the chest high range, if not a touch bigger, so it was well worth the effort. Wind was brisk, but not crazy and the sun was shining.

I had the Panasonic FT-1 along for the ride and so was able to grab a couple snaps to share…

Outlook for tomorrow is for cloud and increasing winds. Here’s the latest from the Bureau:

Next tide is a low at 1002.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 18/23 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: E/SE about 1.5 metres decreasing to 1 metre later.
Thursday: Wind: W/NW 18/23 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE/SW about 1 metre.
Friday: Wind: W/SW 20/30 knots, increasing to 30/40 knots during the day.
Saturday: Wind: SW 25/33 knots, decreasing to SW 20/30 knots.

Winding up for a whack.

Winding up for a whack.

Fine looking board under his feet...

Fine looking board under his feet...

Are we having fun yet?

Are we having fun yet?

 

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