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Tiny but some bumps of a surfable sort

Posted by: on February 26th, 2015

Hello Friends,

0920: Update for ya. Did the Manly run this morning and grabbed a few more piccies of the activity. Like Dee Why, both places are pretty inconsistent, but that said, the quality was definitely better at the southern locations. Sets were in the chest plus range and although most of the waves were spilling more than plunging, I saw a few sections I wouldn’t have objected to at all. Wind was not a factor. If you can, it could be worth a look around.

A few snaps…

manly surfer

You could do that…

Manly surfer

Stylin’ at mid-Steyne @0830

Curl Curl surfer

Drawing a lazy arc at mid-Curly @0840

Curl Curl surfer

Who’d object to one like this at mid-Curly?

0750: Another grey and relatively glassy morning with little just-surfable lumps in the knee to waist high range. We have a mix of SSW and NE wind swells at work and the consequence at Dee Why this morning for the early was rather inconsistent and not terribly punchy looking little waves. There seemed to be a few folks up the beach, but no waves came through for them while I watched.

Wind is very light for now and supposed to go NE later in the morning, but not get up to much.

We’re still expected to see an increase in average period – but not swell height – tomorrow, so with any luck it’ll dial up over the present weak and inconsistent marginal conditions.

Longer term outlook remains marginal for the next week plus. Still, we are another day closer to those magical autumnal sessions…

Have a great day!

Tides: L @0950, H @1545

dy point

Very occasional little sets like this at 0720

dy beach

Possible surf options up the beach

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ride lies across the Tasman Sea and a low pressure trough will bring a brief southerly change to New South Wales far south coast. During Saturday northerly winds will increase along coast ahead of a cold front expected to bring southerly change early Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Friday 27 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Saturday 28 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Smooth but small early

Posted by: on February 25th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Mix of NE and SSW wind swell this morning was producing knee to waist plus wave faces. Wind was light SW early and although it’s not supposed to pick up too dramatically, it will come around to the SE as the day goes along.

MHL buoy is showing about 1.5 metres at 8 seconds from the NE and closer to 2 metres at 9 sec from the SSW.

Only surfers I saw along the Collaroy-Narrabeen were clustered up at Northy where it appeared to be marginal and inconsistent, if glassy. No real sign of a surfable peak from there south. Around at Long Reef there were heaps of folks getting in a quick sesh among the weak knee to waist slop out in front of the lifeguard hut. Not much of anything south from there, although there were a few stalwarts at the Pole and down toward kiddies.

Nothing terribly interesting looking in this morning’s swell modelling efforts. The BoM’s MetEye shows the swell energy dropping back today into the 0.5-1m range and pretty much staying that way through Saturday. It would seem the fond hopes I’ve been nurturing for Friday are becoming forlorn. That said, MetEye doesn’t predict the average period and those models that do are still saying Friday to Saturday morning could see 10-11 seconds east swell. If they have it right, we should have waist plus to chest plus at east swell magnets with wind in a standard summer pattern of afternoon NE’rs.

Here’s hoping for the pulse because the long range models look pretty quiet.

Have yourself a top old Wednesday everybody and keep on smilin’!

Tides: L @0840, H @1435

long reef the pole

Weak and small little burgers

Eastern Whipbird

Bit unusual to see one

dy beach

Not much going on at the south end

long reef surfer

About as big as it got this morning

Fairy Wren

Long Reef male Fairy Wren defending his territory

north narrabeen

Busy and small at 0730

Weather Situation

A trough on the north coast is expected to stall and weaken in the north today as a high south of the Bight shifts east. A fairly weak pressure pattern is expected during the latter part of the week, before the next trough and cold front affect New South Wales on the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 26 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Friday 27 February

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday smallness at Dee Why

Posted by: on December 5th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Tiny NE wind swell struggling against the 0800 high tide this morning and it’s just not happening at Dee Why. The numbers are pretty much like yesterday’s, that is about a metre of 8 second bump. The challenge will be to find something at a NE magnet spot. I think you’d be going very well to jag a waist high bomb set, so set the expect-o-meter accordingly!

Another day with rain in the forecast and toasty temps by this afternoon. Lots of incentive to get in the water but there may or may not be much to entertain you when you get there.

Outlook is pretty much the same as yesterday although the Goat is moderately sanguine about a possible improvement…

Have yourself a great Friday everybody!

no mans

0730 and micro

dee why point

Thanks for the bubbles algae

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a trough lies over western New South Wales and far eastern Victoria. These systems will move slowly during the next few days directing fresh to strong northeasterly winds along the northern half of the coast while a weak southerly change associated with the trough affects the south. The trough is expected to stall on the central part of the coast Friday and gradually weaken over the weekend. A more significant southerly change may affect the coast early next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely during the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 6 December

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 7 December

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening

Scrappy mixed wind swell

Posted by: on September 26th, 2014

Hello Friends,

A junky mix of NE and SSE wind swells coming into Dee Why as we headed toward high tide at 0910. Heights at sea were around the 1.5-2m mark and average periods were about 6 seconds for the SSW component and closer to 8 seconds for the NE stuff.

The combo was delivering waves that were up to head high on the sets, but quality was variable. Surface conditions were relatively smooth, but pretty lumpy and messy. Waves were biggest along the beach and around waist high on the rare ones that turned up at the point.

Outlook is for the swell to move more southerly this morning and for the wind to change from SW to southerly 15-25 kts. From the shape of the forecasts, this is the peak of the energy. Indeed, this morning could pretty much be it until late next week if the more dire predictions play out.

As always it’ll be what it’ll be and we’ll be happy with what we get. So keep on smilin’ and get up to some good where you can!

surf at dee why

Ok size but pretty lumpy

dee why point surfer

Only the very occasional set at 0700

surfing wave at dee why

Okay size on the sets but kinda wobbly

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough moved through the state yesterday and into the western Tasman Sea. Strong southerly winds are expected to ease during the day as the trough moves further away to the east. A high is forecast to move in behind the trough later Friday and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, with winds gradually easing before shifting more northerly again.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds tending southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Saturday 27 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Sunday 28 September

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Grey and small morning…again

Posted by: on February 19th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Another morning with not much going on at the beach. A faint NE wind swell is lapping in under gloomy grey skies. Not much wind about – yet. Sets are struggling to make the waist high mark and they look to be pretty weak thanks to an average period of around 8 seconds. High levels of keenness required. Outlook is for the wind to be strong later and from the north. There’s a 90% chance of rain and it’ll be a steamy 29 later.

It’s hard to see any real improvement today and tomorrow looks as though it’ll be smaller – although one of the models is showing a brief medium period east pulse. All the models are showing a south pulse arriving on Friday. But we’re likely to have some SE wind with it, so I’m not getting too excited about the prospect. The longer range outlook is for a bit higher energy levels across next week, and if the wind plays nice, we might see some okay conditions at south spots. Monday morning in particular is looking hopeful.

Have yourself a fine old Wednesday and get up to some good where you can!
TIDES: H @1145, L @1800

The greyness and smallness continue at 0730

The greyness and smallness continue at 0730

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Weather Situation
A low pressure trough will deepen over eastern NSW today and Wednesday as a strong cold front approaches southeastern Australia. North to northeasterly winds will strengthen over coastal waters Wednesday, before a southwest to southeasterly change crosses most coastal waters on Thursday. A high pressure ridge will maintain south to southeasterly winds over NSW Coastal Waters during Friday and the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms from the late morning.
Thursday 20 February
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Friday 21 February
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.

Sticky: Marginal but at least not windy for the early

Posted by: on March 7th, 2013

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s surprisingly perky little burst of east swell seems to have faded away overnight. Too bad. It was fun to finally take off on a wave that didn’t have to be worked mercilessly for every last drop of energy. Wind was light from the NW for the early morning crew, but the Bureau tells us it’ll rack around to the NE by this afternoon. Swell is out of the east at about a metre at 8 seconds. That’s quite similar to yesterday, except for the fact that then we also had some longer period sets in the mix.

Tide is low at noon and back to high at around 1800.

This morning’s swell modelling is pointing to yet another week of similar conditions – although there seems to be some hope for a little east pulse around Monday. Doesn’t look as though we’ll get an early start on the autumn-winter swell season. Meanwhile, way up north, the picture is very different. If the models have it right, there’s going to be another bout of serious wind and swell for north Queensland. At this stage it doesn’t look very likely that the swell will push down the coast to us though.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over NSW. The Monsoon Trough lies over the northern Queensland coast. The high is expected to move slowly east over the next few days.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Friday 8 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Saturday 9 March
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

Sticky: Another day of flatness

Posted by: on August 29th, 2012

Hello Friends,

We stagger on through the flatness. This morning sees the horizon just as smooth as ever and down at Dee Why only a fleck or two of white along the rocks at the point. Sadly, there’s nothing in the forecast to give us hope of an improvement today.

The prospects of a little bump for the weekend seem to be about the same as yesterday. There’s a consensus amongst the swell forecasters that we should get something in the waist to chest plus range for Saturday. With luck it’ll last into Sunday morning.

Have a great day everyone!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the central Tasman Sea and a cold front and associated trough lies to the west of New South Wales. Northerly winds along New South Wales coast will increase during during Wednesday ahead of the front, which is expected to bring a west to southwesterly change to southern parts of the coast Thursday morning and extending to far northern parts of the coast later on Thursday. A high pressure ridge expected to enter the west of the state following the cold front will produce a generally southwest to southeasterly airstream from Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 metres tending easterly about 1 metre from midday.
Thursday 30 August
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres tending easterly 1 metre late in the evening.
Friday 31 August
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southeasterly from midday.

Beautiful morning but only tiny

Posted by: on July 27th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Short version: swell has gone from small yesterday to tiny this morning. Shame too, because it’s looking like being a corker. But then we expected this given the forecasts of the last few days. Speaking of forecasts, the outlook for today is small and getting close to flat by dark. But boy is next week looking interesting on the old charts. I’m looking forward to the Goat’s thoughts on the prospects because according to this morning’s run of the swell forecast models, it could be pumping pretty much all of next week.

So, for today, if you can’t get in the water, don’t fret, Huey seems to be hard at work on something we’ll all appreciate.

Go well!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system lies to the south of Victoria. A trough lies through northeastern New South Wales and a second trough lies near the South Australian coast. The first trough will move to the Tasman Sea later today with a southwesterly airstream in its wake. A high pressure system is expected to develop to the west of New South Wales over the weekend with a south to southwesterly airflow developing throughout the coast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Saturday 28 July
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres around dawn then decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 29 July
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the afternoon then decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Sticky: Sunny Saturday

Posted by: on July 14th, 2012

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Not exactly a morning of pumping swell, but by no means hopelessly tiny either. You’ll need to get to your favourite bit of e-ne exposed beach though. Sets at the bigger spots were into the chest high range, but there was definitely a wait. When I checked at sunrise, there were little waves to be had from south of Wetherill Street to North Narrabeen and up toward the pole at Dee Why. The latter was smaller though as it’s not as optimally exposed.

The westerly is set to pick up as the day gets going and the Bureau says it’ll be more NW in places.

Outlook is for this little stuff to hang around through today, but likely to have faded toward nightfall and to be pretty much gone by tomorrow.

Our next potential pulse could be a small but long period number from the south starting from about Tuesday and peaking Wednesday.

Get into it if you can!

Tides: L @1015 H @1700

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system moving across the southwestern Tasman Sea will bring westerly change along New South Wales coast today. During Sunday a high pressure system will move north of the Bight extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea and winds will turn southwesterly.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 15 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres around dawn then decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly about 1 metre tending southerly 0.5 metres from midday.
Monday 16 July
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.

Mid-morning update

Posted by: on March 19th, 2009

Hello all,

Did the run around as promised and fetched a few pics for you.

The takeaway is basically that our initial reports for this morning don’t really need much tweaking. Conditions, apart from the waves that is, were absolutely spot on. Light offshores, sunny skies, no crowds… but…

Here’s the executive summary:
Dee Why lugga entrance 2/10 (knee high dribblers)
Dee Why centre 2/10
North Curly 4/10
South Curly 3/10
Freshy 3/10
Manly 3/10

 

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