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Victory at Sea conditions

Posted by: on December 13th, 2014

Hello Friends,

As the Bureau anticipated yesterday evening, the wind has stayed SE overnight and this morning saw 10-15 kts of junk-inducing breezes grinding up any possibility of cleanness. Again, in line with expectations, the swell has cogged down a notch to about the 3 metre mark at 11 seconds apart. It’s swung more to the ESE too, which would be a generally good thing were it not for the baleful wind.
As the pictures show, there were a few hardy types battling the shifty and extremely messy conditions at Dee Why point. It was really more like beach break in that the rides were typically only a couple of turns before they fell apart one way or another. Water looks extremely suss as well. (Beachwatch is saying it’s okay there, but not so hot at Bungan, Mona Vale, Warriewood, Northy, Collaroy, Nth Curly and Freshy to Manly. On the east side, Bronte is likely polluted and Coogee’s not good. Cronulla likewise has question marks over the south end.
Next tide is high at 1330.
Looking ahead the wind pattern should be more east to NE tomorrow and the Bureau says the swell should go east midday. The early morning sesh might be near to okay if the wind backs off overnight, but then it’ll junk up most places thereafter. North corners could be a go.
Monday may be similar to Sunday in that it’ll be best early before the wind gets going.
Some of the models are pointing toward a very brief midweek south pulse but otherwise the situation looks fairly ho-hum across the next week. With luck it won’t actually go flat though.
Have yourself a great Saturday!

no man's dy

Not worthy at 0700

dy point

Ocean very messy for the early

dy point

A section!

Weather Situation

A high over Tasmania is gradually extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a trough, which now stretches across Queensland and the Tasman Sea. During the weekend this high will drift slowly east, resulting in a weaker pressure pattern and easing winds along the coast. Winds will shift more northerly and increase early in the new week as the next low pressure trough approaches from the west.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 14 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 metres, tending easterly 2 to 2.5 metres around midday, then tending east to southeasterly 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 15 December

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Clean-ish early, but sorta fat

Posted by: on September 6th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Still some swell this morning. The MHL buoy registered 3 metres of ESE at nearly 11 seconds an hour or two ago. Wind was light and SW early, but there were on again off again showers and as of 0730 it was only 10C outside the RealSurf wheelhouse. Set wave faces at Dee Why point (nobody was in the beachy when I checked) ranged from waist plus to maybe shoulder, but given the swell, I’m sure there are more than a few bombs still lurking.

Outlook as the Goat says is for a steady decline in swell energy. Plus the wind call is for SE 15-20 kts, so that won’t help what is a mainly scrappy swell. The open beaches aren’t happening and the corners are getting smaller.

Have yourself some fun and good luck if you get in ’cause that water is looking kinda woofy to me!

Tide was high at 0530

swell lines

Wouldn’t want the sea level to be much higher…

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Long waits for sets like this one

Long waits for sets like this one

Ummm... yeah... nope

Ummm… yeah… nope

Untouched for now

Untouched for now

Definitely rideable @0700

Definitely rideable @0700

Weather Situation

A strengthening high pressure system centred to the west of Bass Strait is directing generally southerly winds along the New South Wales coast, which will ease and turn more easterly through the weekend as the high shifts to the southern Tasman Sea. This high is forecast to remain the dominant feature in the region for several days, before the next cold front arrives mid-week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Sunday 7 September

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Monday 8 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Big and messy Monday morning

Posted by: on August 18th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Raining steadily when I grabbed the pictures this morning and through the thick atmosphere the point looked to be in the overhead range. But it was heaving around and lumpy looking too (which the pics don’t really show). No one was in the water that I could see. At 0600 the swell was registering 3 metres from the ESE at 11 seconds apart and the wind was WNW at 9-15 kts. Unfortunately the south change will be here shortly and if Wattamolla’s report at 0800 is anything to go by, it’s going to be screaming along the northern beaches too (it was showing 50-60 kts!!).

The wind is set to howl for southerly through the rest of the day and, sadly, to blow very hard for the next couple of days and to generally be southerly. The only glimmer of hope is that we might get some SSW to SW at various times which would at least open up more options. It could be Thursday morning before the wind really backs off much – and then it’s shaping to be SE.

Ah well, with luck there will a few protected corners in play at times.

Have yourself a great Monday, and take care in that wind!

dee why point in ese swell

0745, raining, empty and solid looking

ESE swell hits dee why point

Bit of east suits the point

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system is located off the central parts of the coast with a number of low pressure centres embedded within it. This system is forecast to move north on Monday before slowly heading east over the Tasman Sea during Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong to gale-force winds associated with this system are expected to affect the southern half of the New South Wales coast this morning before heading northward through the central parts of the coast this afternoon. Winds will gradually ease as the system moves east later on Tuesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
West to northerly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly 25 to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 19 August

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms, mainly offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 20 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
South to southerly 2 to 3 metres.

More power

Posted by: on June 25th, 2013

No one at the point

In the foam ball!

This morning saw an uptick in the swell overnight. It’s shifted more to the ESE now and is averaging around 3 metres out at sea with an average period of close to 11 seconds. Once again, we have light offshores for the early – and threatening skies as masses of rain bearing cloud slowly approaches from the SE.

Tide hits high at 0940 and will be back to low at 1520.

Swell is set to push up, but the wind is set to go SE at any time now…

I’m going to run off and see if I can get a few snaps before it all goes pear-shaped!

1100 @ Gardens

Images for above new gallery will be online by 1300 or so…

Weather Situation
A strong, slow moving high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea while a low pressure trough with a few small lows embedded in it lies off New South Wales coast. Some of the lows will cross parts of the central coast today bringing strong to gale force winds to the central and south coasts. The trough is expected to move east during Wednesday and Thursday as the high moves to the south strengthening the ridge across the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Gale warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
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
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Thursday 27 June
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.

Early is best

Posted by: on March 16th, 2013

 

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Swell was around 3 metres from the ESE at 11 seconds apart as the morning got started. We’re headed to a high tide at around 1130, so it’s going to fill in pretty rapidly. By the time the tide turns and starts dropping enough to improve things, the early morning offshores will have given way to a summery 15-20kts of NE wind.

When I checked it for the first time this morning at about 0645, Dee Why point and the beach were empty. It has to be said that the banks are in a state at the moment and there seemed to be a big messy rip running out near the point. So, despite the excellent set of numbers, it’s probably not going to be the best spot around. Up at Collaroy, there were heaps of people in the water chasing chest to shoulder plus sets. Seemed a bit inconsistent to me, but the waves were pretty approachable as compared to the Dee Why-Long Reef stretch and the far north Collaroy to Narrabeen zone. Speaking of which, there were only a couple people out in the vicinity of about Wetherill street. Other than that, I couldn’t see any takers from there north. Not too surprising given that the swell is really feeling its oats along that stretch and just paddling out would be an accomplishment. Some beautiful big walls, but heaps of board-snapping potential in the bombs.

Outlook is for the wind to switch back to the southerly quarters for tomorrow and for the swell to decline pretty rapidly off this morning’s peak. South spots might still have a reasonable size wave through to about Monday arvo from the look of the modelling, but the wind will be pretty strong until around midweek when, sadly, it seems we can expect it to fade to flat.

Know your limits this morning, and have yourself a top Saturday!

Tides: H @1130, L @1730

Weather Situation
Ex tropical Cyclone Sandra over the central Tasman Sea is slowly moving south southeast and weakening. A cold front will bring gusty southerly change New South Wales south coast Saturday afternoon extending to the central coast early Sunday morning and to the far north coast in the afternoon. On Monday a high pressure system will move southeast of the Bight extending a ridge to the north coast behind the front.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 17 March
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 35 knots in the morning then becoming southerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 3 metres increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly up to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the morning.
Monday 18 March
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

 

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