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Small and windy but if you’re keen…

Posted by: on March 22nd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Steady easterly wind of 10-15 kts at 0800 and the Bureau says it will pick up a bit more too. At 0600 the MHL buoy off Long Reef was detecting 2.2 metres of 7.5-sec ESE wind swell and recording a water temp of 24C (probably a degree or two cooler inshore). Next tide’s a high at 1130. Looking like another generally cloudy day too with a possible sprinkle this morning.

Wave faces were up to chest high on the biggest ones were arriving at the point and along the beach at Dee Why. But the surface conditions are so messy because of the onshores that you’re lucky to get a turn in before it sections over on you.

General outlook for the week ahead remains un-special. There’s not much energy in our part of the world right now and the wind looks like being a dominant factor all week. We’re going to have to hope for the odd lull when conditions might briefly clean up slightly. I’d say knee to waist for the most part until late in the week when some modelling is showing average periods getting into the 10-12 second range for a day or two – maybe.

Looks like a good morning to do some beach cleaning with the Surfrider crew at Longy for an hour or so at 1000.

Have yourself a great Sunday, whatever you get up to and keep on smilin’.

dy beach

Burgertown at Dee Why beach

dy point surfer

Point wave amid the mess

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies off the northern NSW coast, while a high pressure system over Bass Strait extends a ridge along the southern and central coasts. The trough will move onshore early Sunday before weakening, while the high moves OVER the Tasman Sea and the coastal ridge MOVES further north. The next southerly change is expected during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 23 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Winds tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 24 March
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Sticky: Swell turns east

Posted by: on June 24th, 2013

Smooth

Dee Why point

Hello Friends,

From all the weather forecasts, I’d expected it to be a lot more wild and woolly this morning. Instead the wind was light and the rain was still holding off at 0830. The swell is working around to the east, but the dominant direction early was ESE at a couple metres with an average period of about 8 seconds. Wave faces at Dee Why point looked to be in the chest to head high range on sets, while around the corner at south Narrabeen, it was head to head plus on the bombs and, as the pictures show, super clean in terms of surface conditions. What definitely won’t be super clean is the water – thanks to all the run-off.

The Bureau says the wind should kick in pretty hard toward midday and be basically out of the northern quarters. At the same time the swell should close to double in size. Not sure if there will be anything actually surfable under the conditions. Heavy rain periods are a near certainty according to the Bureau and wind speeds will be into the 30-40 kt range this afternoon.

Outlook is for the surf conditions to be wild through until about Thursday when the wind may begin to back off.

Stay safe, warm and dry!

High tide @0845 [email protected]

Weather Situation
The low off the north coast is expected to deepen during Monday and move towards the central part of the coast generating strong to gale force winds for most coastal waters, with strongest winds likely for the Sydney and Illawarra coasts. The low pressure system, likely made up of several transient small scale centres is expected to be slow moving off the central part of the coast during Tuesday with strong to gale force winds continuing. The low should slowly move to the east during Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 30 to 45 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around dawn, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday 25 June
Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres later in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Wednesday 26 June
Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms, contracting offshore during the evening.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Thumpin’ Gardens

Posted by: on June 24th, 2013

It was supposed to be stormy and horrible this morning. But it wasn’t. Gardens was firing up bigtime on two and a bit metres of 8 sec ESE swell.

I spent over an hour shooting and have just uploaded a fresh gallery of over 200 pics. If you were in the water from about 0930-1100, chances are I got a picture or two of your amazing stylings!

Sticky: Grey skies but little waves

Posted by: on December 5th, 2009
Fun little sets give the keen a reason to be in.

Fun little sets give the keen a reason to be in.

 

Hello Friends,

Cool and grey along the beaches this morning, but there are some little ESE windwaves to be had. As the pictures show, it’s not very big, but there are waist to chest high sets for the reasonably large number of keen punters up for the early at Dee Why.

With luck the winds should stay light through the morning before gradually swinging around to a junk-inducing ESE. Tide is high mid-morning, so unfortunately it will be getting fatter until about the time the wind junk takes over – and the windswell fades a bit.

Oh well, guess you better go quick.

Outlook for tomorrow is for it to be pretty marginal, but with luck not quite flat. Swell should stay basically out of the same ESE direction through the weekend.

 

Just the thing for sliding along next to the rocks this morning.

Just the thing for sliding along next to the rocks this morning.

 

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: Variable 5/10 knots at first, becoming E/SE 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Sea: less than 1 metre, rising to 1 to 2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: SE 1 to 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: N/NE 10/20 knots, freshening to 15/25 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 metres, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots, increasing to 15/25 knots.

Everyone’s in, where are ya?

Posted by: on March 28th, 2009

It’s the last day of kid cricket season and I really need to be at my daughter’s final game. But what about you? I’m pretty sure 90 percent of people who can surf, or would like to, were in the water this morning. I checked Manly (including the Bower), Freshy and Curly and certainly at around high tide, Manly was the pick – the very crowded pick – of the pack. Freshy had a few okay ones in the south corner and was good for learners up the north end. Curly had some size, but it was pretty fat and disorganised when I checked it around 0920-0930.

Anyway, here are a few snaps to give you a rough idea of how it all was looking…

Lotsa folks too...

Lotsa folks too...

South Steyne looking perfectly fine.

South Steyne looking perfectly fine.

Around 0845 it was all happening at Manly.

Around 0845 it was all happening at Manly.

The Bower not really producing much at high tide.

The Bower not really producing much at high tide.

Not much wind around 0900 at North Steyne.

Not much wind around 0900 at North Steyne.

Over a hundred people in the water, but somebody has to catch 'em in the end.

Over a hundred people in the water, but somebody has to catch 'em in the end.

Having fun near the rocks at the south end.

Having fun near the rocks at the south end.

Chasing sections on high tide.

Chasing sections on high tide.

North Curly around 0930

North Curly around 0930

Getting busier, but the tide keeping things pretty fat and full.

Getting busier, but the tide keeping things pretty fat and full.

A few around

Posted by: on February 15th, 2009

0845: While a little group hunts on the point, one gets jagged inside.

0845: While a little group hunts on the point, one gets jagged inside.


Hello Friends,

Looks like the wind hasn’t picked up quite as much as expected – yet. The Bureau has hoisted the strong wind warning for SE’ly wind ranging from 20-30 kts. They als say we can expect 2-2.5 metres of east swell. The MHL buoy is showing a swerve back toward the SE at the moment. Average height is just over the 2 metre mark and average period is a shade under 8 seconds.

Quality where Dee Why’s concerned looks just a touch better than late yesterday. Not too many folks in the water yet either. Sets at the point look to be in the chest to shoulder high range. Along the beach they seemed to be about the same when I snapped the pictures, but I’d expect the usual size and consistency ratios to prevail (ie, the beach generally being bigger and more consistent).

What the computer thinks for day after tomorrow...

What the computer thinks for day after tomorrow...

The models are in general agreement that it won’t be flat this week in Sydney. Overall it looks as thought the SE’ly will continue to be the dominant factor through about Wednesday. I’m currently holding out hope that they’ll be right about Thursday and that we’ll see WSW winds in the morning with a bit of ESE swell (not dissimilar to what’s getting in right now).

Between now and then the swell intensity could build as an east pulse looks set to travel down the eastern seaboard toward us (see the graphic). Too bad about the damn SE wind. Mind you, east isn’t exactly the best direction for our stretch of coast. Not that many spots really like it much.

Have yourself a top old Sunday and stay in touch, you hear?

...the occasional set wave appears at the point. 0845.

...the occasional set wave appears at the point. 0845.

 

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