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Micro from the NE

Posted by: on January 18th, 2013

Hello Friends,

Not too fabulous looking from over the horizon. At 0500 there was a 6 second period NE windswell of about 1.5 metres dribbling into the pre-dawn beaches of Sydney. Wind was a faint northerly, but it will soon begin the gradual daylight hours migration around to the NE before a SW change rattles through this evening.

And the forecast is still calling for it to be a hot one. Temps are set to hit 39 later.

You might find a little knee high peak at exposed spots, but much above that will be a matter of luck. Outlook according to this morning’s run of the swell forecast models is for flat to small/marginal for the next week as there really isn’t much of anything going on in our usual swell supply areas.

Same situation applies in southern California but there is some swell in prospect for the weekend. In fact, it’s looking like being big enough to trigger the Mavericks contest. Whether we get much of anything down the coast in Santa Barbara is an open question…

Go well and stay cool!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east maintaining a weakening ridge to New South Wales north coast. During Friday afternoon a cold front will bring gusty southerly change to the south coast, extending to the central coast later in the evening and to the far north coast Saturday afternoon. Another high is expected to move east of Tasmania on Sunday gradually strengthening a ridge along the coast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms late this evening.
Saturday 19 January
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Sunday 20 January
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Dee Why in the sunshine

Posted by: on January 5th, 2013

Lots of folk frolicing

Hello Friends,

The NE’r was into it early this morning, but there isn’t much swell energy with it. As of 0900 the tiny waves were out of the NE at about 6 seconds apart. I’d say you might possibly get a little something for the bodyboard at the most exposed spots, but there’s not enough in the swell to shortboard.

Tide was low at 0840 and high at 1440.

Outlook remains pretty ordinary for Sydney. There might be a little bump to be had at NE spots again tomorrow morning, but I reckon waist high would be about the best you could expect.

Have a great Saturday!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. A weak southerly change will develop on the south coast this afternoon as another high moves towards Tasmania extending a ridge along the coast behind a front crossing the southwestern Tasman Sea. The next, stronger southerly change is expected to develop on the south and central coasts on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Sunday 6 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Monday 7 January
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky:

Posted by: on February 26th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Not much of a start to Sunday morning. We had a little shower in Dee Why to open proceedings. Mostly cloudy skies and about 10 kts of NNE wind greeted the hardy types who paddled out into the mush anyway. The MHL data shows about 1.5 metres of 6 second period NE wind swell – and it looks just like you’d expect.

Conditions are set to sputter along at more or less this rate for the rest of the day, and indeed, into mid-week.

For the first time in weeks, the long range swell forecast models are currently showing the possibility of a change to southerly conditions and with it maybe some solid south swell toward the end of the coming week. The model confidence is not high, so put this into the “watching brief” category.

Have yourself a great Sunday!
TIDES: H @1050 L @1655

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to New South Wales north coast. On Tuesday a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to the south and central coasts as the high moves east and weakens.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly by early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Monday 27 February
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Tuesday 28 February
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the afternoon ahead of an evening southerly change 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from the afternoon.
Commonwealth of Australia 2012, Bureau of Meteorology

An afternoon sesh at Northy

Posted by: on November 25th, 2010

Hello Friends

Bit of an afternoon update for ya. Got tired of staring at the computer and decided I was gonna get wet no matter what. Tossed up between Curly and Northy and ended up going to the latter. Got there and found that the wind had, as expected, pushed up a small and junky little wind swell. Nothing to write home about, but when I rocked up there were around 20 people in the water.

A few minutes later I was paddling out to join ’em. Yikes! There were some cold patches in the ocean. Glad I had the springy on. Got out the back and went into the wind swell zone – you know the deal, just sitting there thinking thoughts and waiting for something with a trough in front of it. Every once in awhile one such would appear and it wasn’t long before I jagged myself a sample. Although slow, the low tide was giving them a little more push so if you were in the right spot it was sorta like regular surfing. If not… well, then it was mush riding.

Funny thing happened too. The crowd just sorta melted away until there were only two or three of us sitting on the outside peak at any given moment. Sunny afternoon, little waves and one of the world’s most famous beaches was looking like some kind of secret spot up/down the coast. Gotta love it when that happens.

After hooking into a couple funish rights I picked up a relatively long left and headed in. As I got out and looked up the beach there were half a dozen others getting out as well. We left Northy very uncrowded.

Driving home it was nice and warm. My skin was kinda tight from the salt and they were just going to tea at the cricket with us and the poms pretty evenly poised.

Felt like summer.

Sticky: Just rideable for the early

Posted by: on March 8th, 2010

Hello Friends,

I’m calling this morning’s surf offerings 2 out of 10. Yes, you can catch something, and good on those who have the stoke, but the quality is ordinary. Very ordinary. Wind’s NNE at 10-15kts and the swell is coming from the same directory at about 6 seconds apart and maybe 1.5 metres out at sea. So, it’s summer windswell surfing – ie, waiting patiently for the double-up waves and doing a lot of fruitless paddling into the ones that fade away.

The outlook in the Sydney region is for more of the same across the next couple days with Tues night/Wed morning at east swell spots currently looking about the best of the week. Quality doesn’t look like being too wonderful, particularly on Weds when the Bureau is calling for a reasonably vigorous south change.

We’re set for a steamy one today, so go well and stay cool!

TIDES: L @1010, H @1600
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: NE/NW 20/25 knots.Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: E/NE 1.5 to 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday: Wind: NW/SW 10/15 knots.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: NE 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SE 25/33 knots.

 

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