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Was pumping at Narra this morning

Posted by: on May 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Spent a couple of hours shooting at Narrabeen this morning. Came away with something like 700 pics for the gallery (which should be online tomorrow). Waves were very consistent and very powerful. Faces ranged from head plus to 2x overhead at least. High level of fitness required, and a certain indifference to consequences of such power…

Thundering lines at 0800

Thundering lines at 0800

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Standing up nicely at Narrabeen this morning

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Gunny shapes went best at Narrabeen this morning

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Slotted at Narrabeen at 20 to 9 on Saturday morning

Swell but onshore

Posted by: on May 2nd, 2015
collaroy to narrabeen

Activity but no quality at 0645

drecky sth narra

Would be fun if it was clean

dy point

The point at 0640, you could ride it sort of

no mans wave

No Man’s good for no man

Hello Friends,

East swell at close to 3 metres and an average period of 8 seconds would at least be surfable. Unfortunately for Sydney surfers this morning, extra large dollops of keenness are required because we also have a baleful 10-15 kts of everywhere-trashing east to ESE wind. And the Bureau says both wind and swell will pick up around midday. And yes, rain will be heavy at times. Not that it matters much, but tide was high at 0700 and will be back to low at 1300.

Tomorrow the swell should still be chugging along from the NE at around 3 metres says the Bureau. Wind will be around to the south at 15-25 kts, so only the slightest of improvement to our prospects for a wave (although you’d have to wonder what the water quality’ll be like…)

Looking ahead, the not so good wind conditions are set to improve by Monday afternoon when we should definitely still have some east swell around. Tuesday sees mostly sunny conditions and NW wind with a steadily-fading but still there waist plus mainly ENE swell and Wednesday and Thursday look good weather wise with possible knee to waist plus east.

Your correspondent is going to head up the coast tomorrow, so expect some non-Sydney centric pictures and words for a few days…

Have yourself a great Saturday one and all!

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving east slowly. A low pressure system over Southeast Queensland is expected to move offshore and southwards to be near the Northern Rivers district this morning, and then off the Mid North Coast by Sunday. Cold fronts are expected to cross the state during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending northeasterly 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain, heavy at times from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 3 May
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly 4 metres, tending easterly 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm during the day time.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 4 May
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Southerly day

Posted by: on March 21st, 2015

Hello Friends,

SSE wind at 15-25 kts from before daybreak. Not good. High tide at 0950 too. Throw in grey skies and the odd sprinkle in those gusting winds, and you’re not looking at an ideal beach day.

The Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch was micro at the south end and chest plus but ripped apart at the north end and no one was in the water as of 0700. Around at Dee Why there was the very occasional, lumpy and bumpy chest high thing at the point. It was similar size along the beach, but again, things were very torn up and messy and I didn’t see anyone in the water.

From the shape of the forecast, it would appear that the weekend will be southerly to SE’ly the whole time. There’s not much swell showing on the models, so the only thing going will be junky, choppy wind swell bumps. And it’s currently shaping to be that way through the middle of the coming week – at least. C’mon Huey, it’s autumn, not spring. Where are our offshores and long lines?

Ah well, we can but wait. The waves always come again, so have yourself a great Saturday and get up to some good where you can!

narrabeen beach

Yucky looking at 0700

south narrabeen

Yucky looking at 0700

dy point

Waiting…

dy point surfer

Got one at 0700

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough is deepening off the north coast, while a high pressure system moves towards Tasmania extending a ridge along the south and central coasts. The trough will weaken later on Sunday as the high moves over the southwestern Tasman strengthening the ridge to the north coast. The next southerly change is expected to move along the coast during Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 22 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly before dawn. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Monday 23 March

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tiny but not totally and absolutely flat

Posted by: on December 14th, 2013

Excitement DY style

Close in

Blue

New chums arrive

Hello Friends,

Very small to almost – but not quite – flat this morning at the Dee Why to Longy and the Collaroy Narrabeen stretches. There’s a wee little NE wind swell of about a metre at 5 seconds apart. This translated into knee to maybe waist on the best sets at the best spots. Wind was light for the early session, but it’s coming up from the south as I write this at 0720. Wind is due to ramp up into the 20-30 kt range from the S-SE by late this morning. Once that happens, I reckon the surf options will really be limited.

Tide was high at 0555 and will be back to low at 1235.

Outlook isn’t too flash I’d have to say. Right now the models are projecting tiny to flat for the next week.

Oh well, I’m sure our friends and relatives will be glad to see a bit more of us! Go well one and all.

Forecast issued at 1:37 am EDT on Saturday 14 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies over northeast NSW extending over the coast and forming a low offshore and south of about Seal Rocks. This low moves slowly to the northeast today located near the southern part of the Midnorth Coast this evening before dissipating on Sunday as it moves offshore. Fresh north to northeasterly winds are expected north of the low, turning fresh to strong east to southeasterly to it’s south. Further south winds tend south to southeasterly due to a high pressure system south of the Bight, and extend up the coast behind the low reaching the north coast Sunday evening. The high pressure system will move over the Tasman Sea resulting in winds turning to the northeast into the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots early morning, increasing to 20 to 30 knots from late morning. Winds decrease to 15 to 20 knots this evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms until this evening.
Sunday 15 December
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Monday 16 December
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Saturday

Sticky: Rainy start to Tuesday

Posted by: on February 15th, 2011

Hello Friends,

It’s all not happening this morning. Had a look at Curly, Dee Why and Northy and all up I spotted a total of four people in the water. One each at Northy and Curly and the other two at Dee Why centre. This is not surprising however. The combination of grey, periodically rainy, skies and a gutless, tiny SSE windswell being worked over by onshores does not make for the most attractive incentive to get wet.

The outlook for the remainder of the day is pretty much for more of the same. Tomorrow isn’t looking a lot better, although there is some slight hope that as the wind goes around to the NE in the late afternoon that we might get something of interest in the afternoon at north corners.

Go well with plans today and keep on smilin’!

TIDES: H @0625, L @1315

Weather Situation

A high east of Tasmania is moving slowly east, extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast, while a low pressure trough is situated off the northern coast. During today the high is expected to move further east, and the coastal trough should weaken. The approach of a cold front from the Southern Ocean towards the end of the week is likely to bring a southerly change to much of the coast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds: Easterly about 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore late this evening.

Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly up to 10 knots around midday then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.

Forecast for Thursday

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. The chance of thunderstorms offshore, extending throughout from midday.

Oceaneye – Autumn rocks!

Posted by: on April 16th, 2009
Squat Barrel - Narrabeen

Squat Barrel - Narrabeen

Photo: Squat Barrel – Narrabeen
Some nice smooth hollow waves this morning. As I report the wind has swung onshore, but the swell is still there and your normal reefs should have something to keep the punters interested this afternoon.

Pull the doona up

Posted by: on February 14th, 2009

Hello Friends,

I’d stay in bed if you’re up early!

20 knots of ESE wind making a complete hash of the ocean for us this morning in Sydney. I very much doubt that there is anywhere out of the wind that also has waves.

Swell at sea is around the 2.5 metre mark. It’s coming from the ESE at about 8 seconds apart. Were it not for the wind, that would be a reasonable set of numbers for lots of places along our fair city’s shores.

The Bureau’s latest marine forecast is not encouraging in the slightest:

Wind: E/SE 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 knots at times. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1. 5 to 2 metres increasing to E 2 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: E/SE 20/30 knots.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: E/NE 2 to 3 metres.
Monday: Wind: SE 25/35 knots.

Gee, isn’t that nice? Strong SE today, getting stronger tomorrow, and stronger again on Monday.

The models are currently showing the SE’ly windswell pushing up from the present size to upwards of 4 metres by Monday arvo. It’s then likely to gradually decrease as the winds back off very slightly through Tuesday. If the computers have it right, we could see the wind swing back to the south for Wednesday as it heads toward the SW for Thursday.

We’ll be watching Huey’s every move in the meantime, so stay in touch, oh, and go well with your day!

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