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Rain away, sunny morning

Posted by: on June 30th, 2013


Near Mactiier

Mactier St-ish

Silver setting

That's the point

Hello Friends,

A very leisurely start for your webmaster this am. Been battling a cough and cold all week and watching the tour last night didn’t help either. Went through Dee Why for a look about 0930. A passing shower’d left it all glittery and drippy and the water was looking pretty foul from the run off. But… there were waves both at the point and up along the beach to the pole and maybe beyond. It’s not exactly a high quality swell, but sets at the point were respectably overhead and down the beach it looked to be about the same size-wise. It’s kinda floppy and sectiony though.

It being a nice-ing up morning and all, I headed up to have a look at Northy and environs. The good news is that the bank seems as though it might be on the mend. Maybe all the swell activity has hauled enough sand off the beach and dunes to start filling in that dirty great hole… speaking of dirty… the lagoon discharge has turned Northy’s water into something like tea. Lotta muck in there I’d think. Wave quality was sort of okay, if a bit fat and floppy. Set wave faces were into the head high range.

Finally, I had squizz at south Narrabeen from Mactier Street. Reasonable number of bods, much cleaner looking water too. Swell-tide-bank combo was producing a very high percentage of shutdowns though. But then that’s not exactly news from the front.

Swell is around the 1.5 metre mark at sea, it’s coming from the ESE and the period is a healthy 11 seconds.

Tide was low at 0750 and will be high at 1420.

Surf outlook for the next few days is for conditions to stay around the present settings, give or take (as the Goat would say). Winds should be from the SE from late morning.

Have yourself a great Sunday!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near the Bight extends a ridge across the southern Tasman Sea and a low pressure trough lies off the northern New South Wales coast. During Sunday the trough will deepen with a low forming within the trough on Monday before moving away from the coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Monday 1 July

South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Tuesday 2 July


South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.


Up to 1 metre.


Easterly 1.5 metres.

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.)