Articles tagged with "Longy"

Saturday tiny style

Posted by: on May 7th, 2016

Hello Friends

At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing a metre of E swell with a period of 11 seconds. So we have about the same energy levels as yesterday at the same time, but the swell’s not coming from the SE. Wind at report time was light and west; it’s set to go north to NE by this afternoon. The morning tide is a high at 0830.

A run around the check out spots revealed healthy crowds in the water at Northy and from Longy to No Mans. Set waves were into the shoulder plus range, although overall I’d call it waist to chest. If you’re keen and patient with your fellow surfers, you should definitely be able to snag a few this morning.

Outlook is very much in line with the Goat’s prediction – according to the models. Wind is set to be northerly through Monday at this stage, while swell should be about the same tomorrow and then up a bit more on Monday. Swell looks like being southerly across the coming week and bit bigger. Magnets could be into the head range on bombs by late in the week. And if the models have it right, we should also be seeing offshores.

little wave at Gardens

Micro at Gardens

north narrabeen waves

Northy crew on it on a Sat morning 0650

makaha waves

Makaha peaks unattended

Kiddies serving up the odd moment of diversion

Kiddies serving up the odd moment of diversion

pollution

Classic winter inversion layer trapping all our pollution nicely this morning

long reef surfer

Very busy at Longy at 0710

SUPs

Out for a paddle with friends at Whiterock


dy surfer

man at no mans

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the coast is weakening while a low pressure system is deepening in the Bight. Winds along coastal waters will shift more northerly and gradually strengthen during Saturday and Sunday as a trough and associated cold front approach from the west. This system is expected to bring a gusty westerly wind change as it crosses the coast during Monday, reinforced by the passage of a second cold front on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeast about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 8 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of rain.
Monday 9 May
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Swell early but wind the problem

Posted by: on October 4th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Hey! I thought it’d be bigger this morning, especially since last night the Eden buoy was showing 5 metres on peaks. What we had off Sydney as of 0500 was 2 metres of 10-sec period SE on average with peak heights of 3 metres. Unfortunately, the NE’r was into it from the get-go, so surf options are pretty limited. Longy was the best of the bunch from Northy to Dee Why at 0630. Unsurprisingly given the holiday weekend and lack of other surf options, it was ferociously mobbed.

The Northy to Collaroy stretch was a write-off, and Dee Why would need lots of keenness to get in the water. That said, there were a few bods messing about in the waist to chest plus conditions. Meanwhile, up at Longy, the better ones were solidly head and a bit.

Next tide is a low at 1000, so at least we don’t have the complication of high tide first up.

All indications are that the swell will stick around at about the current size for the rest of the day. Sunday should be noticeably smaller (waist to chest plus at magnet spots) and Monday could see us back to marginal (knee to waist) but not flat.

I’m heading out with the camera soon, so maybe seeya around!

South Narra

South Narra

dee why point wave

Wind kinda doing it in

dee why point wave

Not too crowded either

butterbox

In the box!

long reef surfing

Long Reef the best of nearby options at 0630

Long Reef surfing

Throwin’ the mal around inside at Longy

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will gradually move east during the next few days. A cold front is expected to affect the southern half of the coast on Sunday. A stronger cold front is expected to bring a southerly change later Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 5 October

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.

Monday 6 October

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

Little waves caught at Longy

Posted by: on July 5th, 2010

Had not intended to get wet this morning, but it ended up happening. It’s not my fault I tell you. I was just checking it out and there was this guy I know from, from, er, the industry (I think he was supposed to be at work too) and he said ‘aw c’mon, you gotta at least get wet for three waves…’ So, what could I do? The gear was in the car, what could half an hour do to the day…

It was very cold changing in the carpark at Longy, I can tell you that. Grey, drizzly skies weren’t improving the situation either. But the water I’m happy to report is still absurdly mild for this time of year. Felt like it was 10 degrees warmer than the air.

Sets were chest high and reasonably frequent for the small crew scattered along the peaks toward No Man’s. Got my micro quota and then headed back to the world of urgent calls and overdue stories…

BTW, a small boast on behalf of Surfrider Northern Beaches. Some time ago, our convenor Brendon Donohoe happened to notice a big new development getting underway just north of the Sands hotel. Beach nourishment is one of the key strategies Surfrider has been proposing as an alternative to beach destroying seawalls at South Narrabeen, so Brendon rang the developers to see if they would be willing to let Council have the sand for the beach. It was a fortuitous call and the catalyst for an agreement that now sees 30,000 tonnes of sand moving from the prehistoric dune down to the shoreline at Mactier and Wetherill Street. (And this morning I was a last minute ring in to represent Surfrider in a picture for a story in the Manly Daily.)

Slideshow: Longy, noon Fri 25 Sep 09

Posted by: on September 27th, 2009

Shot the above between about 1130-1230 at the lagoon entrance, just south of Long Reef SLSC.

Check out the entire collection on my site by clicking here

More pics: 110 watershots from Saturday at Longy.

Posted by: on July 19th, 2009
Lining up another lefthander at Longy around midday.

Lining up another lefthander at Longy around midday.

Hey all,

If you were in the water from about the lagoon entrance south to Longy between about 1145 and 1345 on Saturday 18 July, I might have taken your picture. Even if you weren’t, I reckon there are a few worth looking at…

Click here to check ’em out.

 

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