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Weds fun morning for all

Posted by: on November 27th, 2013

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Hello Friends,

Light offshores, sunny skies and a couple of metres of 10 second period ESE swell are making for a fine looking morning. Lots and lots of folks partaking of the plentiful chest to head plus sets at both the beach and point at Dee Why. Given the swell and wind combo, I’ll bet there are people in the water at hundreds of peaks and spots from south of the ‘gong to well north of Newcastle this morning.

Wind should go around to the NE this afternoon, so the number of options will decrease as the swell fades. So, get out there if you possibly can and take your smile with you because much patience and forbearance will be required at many a spot this morning. I plan to have the camera with me – which means there should be a few piccies to look at later.

Looks like we might possibly have some little scraps tomorrow morning, but I wouldn’t be putting off getting in on that basis!

Have yourself a fantastic day and go well.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 27 November 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure centre to the east of Tasmania extends a ridge over northeastern New South Wales, while a trough over the Tasman Sea moves towards New Zealand. Fresh south to southeasterly winds on the north coast will ease today, tending northeasterly early tomorrow as the high moves northwards. The high will move over the northern Tasman Sea later tomorrow as another trough approached from the west resulting in fresh to strong northerly winds developing in the south. This next system will bring a southerly change to the southern coast late Thursday, continuing through towards the northern coast during Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Thursday 28 November
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre before dawn.
Friday 29 November
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots during the early morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.

Postcard from Cali + Sat in Sydney thoughts

Posted by: on April 30th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Hmmm… ESE 2m @ 10sec and light WSW winds at 0630 in Sydney… that’s not a bad combo on paper. But a look at the radar tells another story; a steady supply of showers is streaming in from the SE, so those winds down at the surface aren’t likely to blow in the current favourable direction for much longer. The Goat will be along on 702 ABC radio at around 0725, so I’ll be tuning in then to find out what the absolute latest word is. Given the metrics though, I’m not overly hopeful.

Here in Santa Barbara, Huey continues to treat surfers with disregard. When I checked the surf situation this morning, the water was around the 10-degree mark and the waves were still too small for surfin’. We had strong winds yesterday, so that’s why it’s even colder in the ocean. It did make for a clear day though and I got out of the house and went for a little drive north from here to an area called Gaviota. In fact, I drove a short distance up the road that leads into the fabled Hollister Ranch. Here’s a snap of the friendly sign posted about a km from the gate…

5 km up this road is the start of the fabled surf zone known as The Ranch.

After taking this snap, I turned around to look back down the coast toward Santa Barbara (about 40 km away). See that lift toward the end of the pier in the foreground of the picture? That’s what you use to lower your boat when you’re making a Ranch run. On a good swell there will be boats lining up to use the lift, but on this day as you can see from the utter lack of activity on the beach, there was absolutely nothin’!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Weather Situation in Sydney

A strong high pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to northwestern New South Wales and a low pressure system is developing over the Coral Sea. During Saturday and Sunday the low will move south across the eastern Tasman Sea as the high moves to the southeast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 2 to 3 metres. The chance of thunderstorms from the late morning until evening, mainly offshore. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Sunday

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 2 to 3 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Monday

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 3 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

 

Sticky: Waves again this morning whoohoo!

Posted by: on March 24th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Miss it yesterday? Well our old mate Huey has decided to start Thursday with more waves for Sydney ESE spots, so if you can manage it, there should be something at one of your favourite beaches. Swell at sea is holding at around two metres and according to the MHL data, it’s mainly coming from the ESE at around 10 seconds. Yesterday there was a bit more of a spread between the average and peak size, so the bomb sets may be somewhat less common. But that’s about the worst you can say because it really looks like we’re in for another corker of a day with offshore wind, sunny skies and swell through to dusk.

Yesterday I went shooting at Manly in the morning and Mona Vale in the afternoon, so I’ll have a couple more galleries up later. BTW, if you were out at Northy on Tuesday, you should take a look through the latest gallery to see if I captured any of your good ones.

The models show the swell fading today but with luck there will still be something tomorrow morning. A south pulse is on the cards for Saturday, but the wind forecast is indicating that it’ll be protected corners only.

Have a good one and check back later as I plan to update with a picture or two…

TIDES: L @0700 and H @1300

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system lies near the Bass Strait and with an associated trough over the eastern Tasman Sea. During Thursday the low will move to the southeast maintaining the trough across the the Tasman Sea and a high pressure system will move south of the Bight extending a ridge to New South Wales north coast. The high is expected to move slowly east over the next few days strengthening the ridge across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon then becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots by early evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Manly this morning

Posted by: on March 23rd, 2011

Went for a look at Manly to see how the swell was behaving itself this morning. Average period was close to 10 seconds and that meant the two metres of E to ESE swell was lighting up the entire stretch from Queensy to south steyne. Throw in sunny skies and light offshores and it was all coming together in most photogenic fashion. So, showing spectacular discipline, I hauled out the Nikon D7000 and the 300mm f4 with the 1.7x tele-extender and shot for an hour or so. By that stage I couldn’t stand it any longer, so grabbed the fishy and paddled out to see if I could score something too. Turned out that the tide was just a bit too high by then and the sets were really pouring through so you had to be in exactly the right spot… not complaining though. I got wet along with lots of other folks.

Wind is light and variable as of 1400, and the swell is working more to the SE but not losing any power that I can see. I’d say there’ll be surf aplenty right up to close of play. And, while tomorrow is forecast to be smaller, I think it’s pretty likely we’ll still have something to play with.


Here’s just one from my shooting session this morning immediately south of Queenscliff. Full gallery will be posted later…

Sticky: Hmmm, maybe not quite what we hoped for

Posted by: on January 17th, 2011

Late arvo update

Well, did you score anything before the southerly chewed it up?

Yours truly spent a less than satisfying time in the water at Dee Why point this morning. There were sizable sets, but they weren’t easy to get into because the rip was roaring out through the break and the swell was not as clean as it could’ve been. Many attended but only a few found worthwhile waves (and there were some of those). After lunch at Curly (hopeless mess), I went down to Manly to see if the Bower was of interest following the arrival of the south wind. There were dozens and dozens of punters on it, but the swell which peaked around about 0800 was rapidly declining so the sets were further and further apart. Being the Bower, there were some fun looking waves coming through, so I’m sure a couple patient hours out there would’ve rewarded you with something. My last stop was south Manly where I watched a smallish crew chasing occasional sets in the head high range. Again, there were a few fun ones, but you were doing lots of waiting. Seemed to be some bods out up the beach toward North Steyne, but when I rolled by later, it looked like shutdown city.

This evening the swell is still showing at a couple metres on a 10 second period from the SE. But a 15-25kt southerly is whacking anything that’s not really well protected.

The Bureau says it’ll be southerly again tomorrow and they’re still warning of large easterly swell breaking dangerously close in shore for the early. The models reckon it’ll be half the present size and I’d say at the rate it’s dropping, that’s entirely within the realm of the possible.

Have yourself a good one!

Grey afternoon, but there waves

Posted by: on May 25th, 2009

1545 and it may be a dull old afternoon, but there are definitely sets.

1545 and it may be a dull old afternoon, but there are definitely sets.


Hello Friends,

Climbed up into the crows nest to see how the ocean was looking at 345 this afternoon. Dull grey skies overhead, but still some swell about. It seems to be cleaning up a little, although there is a fair amount of lump about despite the generally light winds.

A crew was out at the point hooking into a few shoulder to head high plus sets. Beachy was not nearly as well attended (or at least not the bits I could see). I guess we can expect a shower or two tomorrow morning as the grey stuff will be hanging around. Wind is set to be from the NW early, then swing around to the NE but not blow too hard. Swell will probably be smaller again, but with luck it won’t go into the unsurfable range.

Weds looks light and variable ahead of a SW change, but with more of those dull grey skies and the odd shower The models are still saying we could have some waist to chest high plus ESE swell too.

Also, our man on the far north coast is back in action and he sent me a few shots of the coastal erosion at Belongil. Basically most of the beach is gone…

Belongil "beach"
Carparts, an old door and lotsa rocks at Belongil post-storms.

Carparts, an old door and lotsa rocks at Belongil post-storms.

That’s Thursday just about gone

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2009

Hello Friends,

Gotta love Huey. He reckoned we weren’t surfed out yet, so he just kept the swell machine on. Okay, there was the little matter of the wind re-adjustment late this morning which meant that yours truly only got a couple smooth ones at Manly before it got all ruffled and messy. Wind was still out of the ENE along the coast of Sydney as we ran out of daylight, but at least it wasn’t too strong. Certainly it wasn’t putting off a good size crew at Dee Why. I’d bet good money there are similar size crowds everywhere else that’s liking the ESE swell.

So, now that Thursday’s pretty much in the memory banks, how’s it looking for tomorrow?

Well, let’s start with the people who really ought to know… our chums at the BoM…

Friday: Wind: N/NW 5/10 knots, tending N/NE in afternoon and increasing to 15/20 knots, 20/25 knots offshore in evening.Sea: About 1 metre rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres later. Swell: E/SE 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
A fine and mostly sunny morning after some early fog patches clear.
Cloud increasing later in the afternoon or evening, with the chance
of a shower or two overnight. Light to moderate northeast to
northwest winds.

First tide for Friday is a high at 0722.

Dunno about you, but I quite like the look of the possibilities for tomorrow morning. Should be waves at lots and lots of places too. Woo hoo!

The day's on the fade, but the crew aren't heading in just yet (1615)

The day's on the fade, but the crew aren't heading in just yet (1615)

Not exactly evening glass off, but it'll do (1615)

Not exactly evening glass off, but it'll do (1615)

Wonderful Wednesday

Posted by: on April 15th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Didn’t plan for it to be that way, but Wednesday 15 April 2009 ended up being devoted to the great works of Huey.

I figured there’d be waves this morning, so I started by checking out Dee Why and Gardens. Both had waves, but I sort of had a yen to catch some more at Gardens. After filing a report, I jammed down and went for a surf for a couple hours.

When I finished, I grabbed my cameras, and set up on the beach to catch a few snaps and some video sequences. I was there until noon!

It was unbelievably consistent and good – all day. Crowd was big before 0900, backed off a little toward lunch, then picked up again for the late. I reckon that at any given point during the day, there were 150-200 people in the water from south of Mactier St to Northy. But the waves were just pouring through, so I don’t think too many went home waveless.

After lunch and some unavoidable work on the magazine, I went out again. Had a look at Dee Why (very good) and Curly (good at north end, very good from mid to south end) and then looped back to Gardens again. Below you’ll find a tiny fraction of the pictures I shot. My plan is to put everything online eventually, but this will give you a feeling for Wednesday along the northern beaches…

Doesn't get a lot better than this morning's conditions at Gardens.

Doesn't get a lot better than this morning's conditions at Gardens.

Messing around in the endless shories of Gardens this morning.

Messing around in the endless shories of Gardens this morning.

Driving hard at Gardens this morning.

Driving hard at Gardens this morning.

Who wouldn't want one of these?

Who wouldn't want one of these?

Check this guy's positioning from this morning at Gardens.

Check this guy's positioning from this morning at Gardens.

Mid-morning delight at Gardens.

Mid-morning delight at Gardens.

Bodyboarder finds himself well positioned at Dee Why point this afternoon.

Bodyboarder finds himself well positioned at Dee Why point this afternoon.

Afternoon offshore making Dee Why look even better.

Afternoon offshore making Dee Why look even better.

Kneelo throws some spray at Dee Why point.

Kneelo throws some spray at Dee Why point.

Nothing wrong with this late arvo offering at the ol' Dee Why.

Nothing wrong with this late arvo offering at the ol' Dee Why.

Hooking one around at South Curly.

Hooking one around at South Curly.

South Curly was standing a few of 'em up.

South Curly was standing a few of 'em up.

Another nice little section at North Curly this arvo.

Another nice little section at North Curly this arvo.

North Curly wasn't as good as the south end, but you could have fun this afternoon.

North Curly wasn't as good as the south end, but you could have fun this afternoon.

Perfect right number 13,212 at Gardens this afternoon.

Perfect right number 13,212 at Gardens this afternoon.

Easy to get air if you wanted.

Easy to get air if you wanted.

Yet another grinder.

Yet another grinder.

More waves at more places

Posted by: on April 5th, 2009

Heya
Just got some snaps of the Turrimetta to Collaroy stretch and of Long Reef.

Lots and lots of folks in the water. I could see at least a dozen at Turimetta (and that’d just be the south end of the beach), 40-50 at Northy and probably twice that number again from there south to around Mactier Street. Seemed reasonably consistent and it was glassy as well. Size on sets ranges from chest to overhead, depending on your luck.

Herewith the latest pics…

One going right at Turrimetta, one going left at Northy.

One going right at Turrimetta, one going left at Northy.

Inside section looking full of murderous intent.

Inside section looking full of murderous intent.

Cruncher crunches south of the Gardens.

Cruncher crunches south of the Gardens.

Eminently suitable for beginners at Collaroy this morning.

Eminently suitable for beginners at Collaroy this morning.

Longy trying but not succeeding

Longy trying but not succeeding

Midday round-up

Posted by: on March 12th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Sorry about the slow loading site today. Either we got a ton of traffic from someplace, or, what’s more likely,¬† Don messed up and posted a stupid big picture… but we’re back now, so herewith a bit of a wrap on this morning’s proceedings.

After posting my first report, I hoped into the battered old soob and increased my greenhouse footprint on your collective behalves. The windswell was definitely better this morning than yesterday and before aroun 0930 it was also pretty clean, despite the pre-existing NE wind.

Dee Why was on the edge of being junked out when I saw it, and the waves weren’t looking too wonderful. On the other hand, it was quite uncrowded and it did look as though there might have been something diverting up the beach toward No Man’s. Doubtless the steady NE breeze has not done it any favours in the hours since.

I went down as far as Freshy, but could see from my usual vantage point on the northern headland  that it was not too great. A few people were in the water, but it looked slow and fat and mostly not above waist high. Queensy, from what I could see of it, seemed to be a touch bigger, but busy and kinda junky looking.

Curly ended up being the most interesting option. The south end was churned up and messy, but the north end had some fat, spilling peaks that would occasionally stand up on the inside. Should be better now with the lower tide.

I ended up getting in the water for a few of them, but my scorecard didn’t really look too good. Oh well.

After I got out,  I looped up for a look at Northy. Wind was more into it there, so the surface was not as nice and clean. But the crowd was roughly similar (moderate, not stupid) and I saw a couple lefts actually run down the beach aways. Betcha a few people had fun out there.

During the day, the average period has crept up to nearly 10 seconds. So although the size is still bumping along at an average of just under 2 metres, I’d be expecting the waves to have at the very least stayed about the same. Direction is swinging about between east and ESE.

Should be a good arvo for north corners in Sydney.

Late morning spray show inside at Norffy.

Late morning spray show inside at Norffy.

About 0900 it was unsizable at the beach formerly known as Harbord.

About 0900 it was unsizable at the beach formerly known as Harbord.

0840 and very high tide at the mythical left

0840 and very high tide at the mythical left

0845 excitement in the shorey

0845 excitement in the shorey

Aiming for the lip in high tide conditions.

Aiming for the lip in high tide conditions.

Getting horizontal for the direction change.

Getting horizontal for the direction change.

Little size this morning at North Curly

Little size this morning at North Curly

Down the beach toward south Curly around 0915

Down the beach toward south Curly around 0915

Curling a little cutty around about 0915 this morning North Curl Curl

Curling a little cutty around about 0915 this morning North Curl Curl

Probably not makeable, but fun size at Northy toward lunchtime.

Probably not makeable, but fun size at Northy toward lunchtime.

 

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