Articles tagged with "Long Reef"

Pics: Longy & Northy

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2016

Not much happening at the Dee Why end of the beach, but up at Longy there was a steady supply of rideable little peaks and walls to be had.

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Lotsa folks at Longy for the dropping tide sesh this morning

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Arcihing with style at Longy 1015

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Launching into a fun little left at Longy about 1015

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Working a softish Longy wall

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Busy busy at Northy this morning

This morning at Long Reef (vid)

Posted by: on December 31st, 2015

Long Reef about 1100 (vid)

Posted by: on December 30th, 2015

A minute of video from 1100 this morning at Long Reef beach. Little waves on tap and holiday crowds under sunny skies.

https://youtu.be/GsKk0nucLSY

Long Reef beach video

Long Reef beach video

Ok size at the magnets but…

Posted by: on December 26th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The NE’r was making itself felt at 0700, but there were shoulder plus waves to be had if you were in the right spot at the right time. The combo of 9sec 2.4 metre SE and a similar size NE wind swell was providing ample energy. That said, when I checked the Dee Why to Longy stretch, it seemed that people were struggling to get into them and the shut down percentage was very high. As you might expect, it was pretty busy too.
The Bureau tells us that the NEr will be 15-25 kts before long. The swell should hang in there, but obviously the options will be narrowing down to just the NE spots. Speaking of which, North Narrabeen looked about the best of the bunch at 0700, but although there was size and power, south Narrabeen was just an unending series of shutdowns.
Tomorrow sees the arrival of potentially gale force southerlies and it’ll still be strong but SE on Monday. Looks like this morning is the pick.
The week ahead looks kind of so-so. Not horrible and hopeless, but small to marginal across the front half of the week, with a slight uptick toward next weekend.
Have yourself a top old Boxing Day one and all!

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South Narrabeen was shutdown city at 0700

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Northy looking the pick of the bunch at 0700

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No Man’s walls into the shoulder plus range at 0710

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Long Reef charger at 0710

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is moving east directing north to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coast. Northerly winds will increase during Saturday ahead of a vigorous southerly change associated with a strong cold front crossing the Tasman Sea developing on the south coast in the afternoon. The change will reach Illawarra Waters Saturday evening, Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast Sunday afternoon. Winds are expected to gradually ease from the south later on Sunday and during Monday as a high pressure system moves near the Bass Strait extending a ridge to north.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 27 December

Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds may reach up to 35 knots at times in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Monday 28 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Surfin’ Saturday for Sydney

Posted by: on December 5th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Interesting mix of NE and SE swell this morning in Sydney. The SE component was dominant and according to the MHL data wwas 1.5 metres at 9 seconds. So, it’s definitely smaller than yesterday. That said, I saw chest plusses at North Narrabeen, Long Reef and No Man’s on my run around this morning.
Wind was light offshore early, but it should go NE soon and be into the 10-15 kt range. So, earlier is better.
Tide will hit low at 1045.
Outlook is for the swell energy to hold about the current size through to Monday, then it looks like slumping into the marginal range from Tuesday afternoon onward.
Tomorrow is the 22nd Ocean Care Day at Manly and as it has from the beginning, Surfrider Foundation will be running its stall. This year one of Surfrider’s big issues will be getting action taken on microplastics and in aid of that, there’ll be a petition on the stall calling on parliament ┬áto ban microplastic beads.

Have yourself a great day and see you tomorrow at Manly!

North Narrabeen surfing

Saturday morning crew all over it at Northy

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Thumping, unmakeable, shories at south Narrabeen.

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No Man’s fun one

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Another set arrives at a bank ion Dee Why beach

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Only little ones at the point but there should be sets

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Longy lines looking alluring at 0640

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system is located over the Tasman Sea near the southern NSW coast. This system will maintain southeasterly winds over the north coast and northeasterly winds over the central south coast for the next few days. From late Sunday a weak trough will slowly move up the south coast and the high will move further east, causing winds to shift east to northeasterly along the whole coast during Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon..
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 6 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 7 December

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Not gone, look around and be realistic

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Grey and chilly as I made the run back from Manly this morning. Swell has slipped another notch down toward unsurfability, but there were definitely still a few waist plus waves to be found from Manly to Dee Why. Wind was light and swell was a touch under the 1.5 metre mark from the SE at 13 seconds apart. We’re coming off an 0610 low and headed to high at 1230.
Manly action was pretty much confined to a couple of peaks at Queensy. I’d call it knee to waist with the odd plus into the chest range.
Curly activity was likewise restricted to the north end and was more waist to chest with the odd plus for the moderate size crowd.
Dee Why point was knee with odd pluses into waist or even a bit better. The mals had the best of it I reckon.
Speaking of Mals, they were looking like the go-to gear for Longy. Wave faces were a flabby knee to waist plus up that way as of 0845.
The swell models continue to predict marginal today and then micro conditions through the weekend. But next week seems to be shaping up okay. Nothing too amazing looking, but at least there should be some activity at south magnets from midday-ish Monday.
Have yourself a fine Wednesday everybody!

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Queenscliff action around 0820

Curly wave

Reasonable set wave face at Curly 0835

Longy surfing

Mals only at Longy 0845

DY beach surfer

Threading the No Mans shorey 0845

DY point surfer

Right equipment for the point at 0845

Definitely a few waves around from Manly to North Narrabeen

Posted by: on June 15th, 2015

A few pictures from my Manly to RealSurf HQ run earlier this morning. Swell has come up slightly since this morning’s report and while the tide is making most places pretty fat, there are waves to be had at all the beaches I checked. Maybe as the tide drops, and if the wind holds off… could get a bit better…

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Cranking a turn at south Steyne, 0900

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Fat but catchable at south Curly @0900

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Slo-mo mal wave at DY point 0910

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Long waits at Long Reef

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Norfy sorta sputtering but do-able

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Fat peak at south Narrabeen

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Wish you were there

Nice morning, small waves too

Posted by: on June 14th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Can’t fault the set decoration this morning Huey. Nice looking lines too. But why is it they’re all closing out or almost too fat to get into from Dee Why to Longy when high tide was a couple of hours ago?

Lots of folks in the water having a go at catching something that doesn’t immediately shut down. Maybe as the tide drops a bit further, it’ll improve. Wind should be good all day and same with the weather. Swell too is expected to basically putter along at the present intensity of 1.3 metres from the SE at close to 11 seconds apart.

We should all enjoy the sunny skies too, because the Bureau says that next week will basically be cloudy and showery off and on. Swell energy levels are predicted to come up from late Tuesday, but the wind’ll be NE and fresh, so it looks as though options will be pretty limited.

Nevermind, at least there’ll be something for the super keen amongst us.

Have a top old Sunday!

dy point wave

Bodyboarder cuts it fine at the point

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Mal rider cuts it fine at the point too

dy beach surfer

Shutdown #9,999 coming up at DY beach

Dontals wave

Dontals looking faintly plausible

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Thundering excitement at Longy 0845


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Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking
No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Sunday 14 June 2015.
Weather Situation
A large high pressure system over southeast NSW will move slowly east over the weekend and weaken. A low pressure trough is expected to deepen over South Australia on Monday and move slowly east to lie over western NSW during Tuesday, before moving further east on Wednesday. A weak low is likely to form in the trough over western NSW on Tuesday, then deepen east of Bass Strait or Tasmania during Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 15 June
Winds
Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 16 June
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Little waves about this morning

Posted by: on June 13th, 2015

Hello Friends,

A few snaps from the Saturday morning circumnavigation of the Plateau to check the surf situation for my weekly radio gig on 702 ABC…

Skies were cloudy but temps were comparatively mild and the wind was minimal. The MHL buoy was picking up about 1.3 metres of 13-second SSE swell at 0600. Set wave faces at the best peaks were into the chest high range, but mostly you should expect a lot smaller than that.

Tide was high at 0515 and is now dropping to the low at 1115.

Thoughts about the outlook below the pics…

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Set wave at Longy Lugga

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No Man’s set about 0700

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Bomb set at south Narra

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Northy about 0700

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The models are projecting smaller and weaker conditions tomorrow and Monday. The Bureau’s MetEye model is showing a couple of metres of swell developing on Tuesday. The problem is that it’s also showing 20-25 kts of NE wind too. Since MetEye doesn’t indicate swell direction or period, recourse to the NOAA-based modelling tells us that it should be mainly moderate period (13-14 sec) south with a mix of short period east wind chop. So, north corners might be the best shot.

The models project the swell event to fade out by Wednesday noon, but for another brief south pulse to push in for Friday afternoon – with offshores a possibility.

Much to conjure with then, so have yourself a top old Saturday and make sure you get your tickets booked for the International Surfing Day fundraiser at the Diggers Friday evening!

Clean knee high wavelets

Posted by: on April 18th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Swell’s cogged down another touch since yesterday, so the best early risers could expect were knee to waist high wave faces at magnet spots. Northy was picking up a little, but not the rest of the beach down to Collaroy. There were small, clean mal/SUP-able little lines from Longy to about the SLSC, but the bombies and the point were zippo. The MHL buoy was detecting a shade under a metre of 11-sec ESE swell as of 0500.

Wind is set to stay out of the north to northwest today and tide was high at 0740 with a low coming along at 1350. Swell will likely burble along at the current intensity this morning, but weaken as the period decreases later in the day.

Looking ahead, tomorrow is shaping to be pretty tiny thanks to a small short-period NE windswell.

But from Monday things should go nuts as the anticipated East Coast Low spins up. Swell could be massive but the wind will be howling SE pretty much the whole week. So apart from really protected corners, the main benefit is the potential rearrangement of our ordinary banks.

Batten down the hatches, it could be a wild week along the coast.

Have yourself a top old Saturday!

sunrise

Hello Saturday

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Quiet at The Gardens

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Northy picking up a little swell

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No Man’s wave at 0630

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Dee Why beach peak

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Long Reef cruiser


Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough lies over inland NSW. A cold front will reach the South Coast tonight then move a long the remainder of the coast Sunday with strong south to southwest winds extending over southern and central waters. A low pressure system is likely to form off the Mid North Coast on Monday with further strong to gale-force winds along much of the coast and increasing swell.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening. Winds tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Sunday 19 April
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Monday 20 April
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

 

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