Articles tagged with "No mans"

Posted by: on February 20th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Light SSW wind for the early, so surface conditions were comparatively smooth. But the wind’ll swing southerly soon and that, combined with a 0735 high tide, means the 1.5 metres or so of 8 sec SSE wind swell won’t be producing much of interest.
If you were out early, before the wind kicked in, there were some waist plus options about, but for the most part it was more like knee to waist and rather weak.
Surf outlook isn’t too red hot for the next couple of days but the models are pretty much all showing the energy levels coming back up into the solid range from Tuesday onward. Some of the long range predictions are currently projecting swell through next weekend. So, yowza!
Have yourself a top old weekend and rack up those brownie points with family and friends because you just may need them after Tuesday…

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Messing about at Gardens 0630

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Out in front of the club

SUP at dy point

Risking fin damage along the rocks

dy surfer

Not super fabulous for the early

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of Western Australia extends a ridge across southern and eastern New South Wales, while a low pressure system slips away to the southeast in the Tasman Sea. A southerly change will stall about central parts of the coast this morning. A high pressure system will become established over the Tasman Sea later in the weekend, turning winds east to southeasterly as it extends a ridge to the northern coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore until mid morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunday 21 February
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the day.
Monday 22 February
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

Saturday morning at No Man’s (vid)

Posted by: on February 13th, 2016

Small but catchable (with the right gear) little peaks along No Man’s this morning at Dee Why.

Ok size at the magnets but…

Posted by: on December 26th, 2015

Hello Friends,

The NE’r was making itself felt at 0700, but there were shoulder plus waves to be had if you were in the right spot at the right time. The combo of 9sec 2.4 metre SE and a similar size NE wind swell was providing ample energy. That said, when I checked the Dee Why to Longy stretch, it seemed that people were struggling to get into them and the shut down percentage was very high. As you might expect, it was pretty busy too.
The Bureau tells us that the NEr will be 15-25 kts before long. The swell should hang in there, but obviously the options will be narrowing down to just the NE spots. Speaking of which, North Narrabeen looked about the best of the bunch at 0700, but although there was size and power, south Narrabeen was just an unending series of shutdowns.
Tomorrow sees the arrival of potentially gale force southerlies and it’ll still be strong but SE on Monday. Looks like this morning is the pick.
The week ahead looks kind of so-so. Not horrible and hopeless, but small to marginal across the front half of the week, with a slight uptick toward next weekend.
Have yourself a top old Boxing Day one and all!

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South Narrabeen was shutdown city at 0700

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Northy looking the pick of the bunch at 0700

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No Man’s walls into the shoulder plus range at 0710

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Long Reef charger at 0710

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southeastern Tasman Sea with a ridge to the northwest is moving east directing north to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coast. Northerly winds will increase during Saturday ahead of a vigorous southerly change associated with a strong cold front crossing the Tasman Sea developing on the south coast in the afternoon. The change will reach Illawarra Waters Saturday evening, Sydney Waters overnight and the far north coast Sunday afternoon. Winds are expected to gradually ease from the south later on Sunday and during Monday as a high pressure system moves near the Bass Strait extending a ridge to north.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 27 December

Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds may reach up to 35 knots at times in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Monday 28 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

PICS from Sunday morning at Dee Why from the point to No Man’s

Posted by: on August 9th, 2015

Went shooting on Sunday morning at Dee Why beach. It was just too busy for me to contemplate. Conditions were pretty good, but the shutdown factor was a problem and despite the reasonable 2 metre, 12-sec SE swell, a lot of the waves seemed kinda fat. But not all of them. I saw three broken boards in the 90 minutes or so I was at the beach, so definitely some snap to some of ’em. Anyway, here are a few piccies from the gallery that should be accessible by Monday morning. As always, I was looking for regular surfers having fun, rather than hot shots trying to make surf mag covers. Over 300 from the shooting session that went from around 0930 to 1100. I was shooting folks from about the pole to the point.
Go see all the pictures!

dy point

Not as big as the beachy, but some fun ones for the healthy crowd at the point

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Another fun section for the lucky one of 40-odd in the water

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Throwing spray just up the beach from the SLSC

No Mans wave

A few bombs in the mix at No Man’s around 1000

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Not always makeable, but some pretty fun sections to be had

dy point surfer

Finding refuge from the crowd at the point

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It looked pretty benign…

surfer with broken board

…but it bit his board in half…

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A fun standy-uppy section at Dee Why beach

Kneeboarder in the air

Kneelo launches in the Dee Why shorey on Sunday

A few more pics of a few more waves this morning

Posted by: on June 18th, 2015

Hello again!

I envy you if you were able to get in the water this morning. Conditions weren’t all time by any stretch of the imagination, but that said, they weren’t dire either. I’d call it 6/10 for being clean, waist to chest on sets but somewhat flabby thanks to an average period of around 7.5 seconds and a high tide at 0935.

As with yesterday, you’ll need to pick your peak with care because the energy focus tends to be brief.

Swell is supposed to pick up this morning as the wind goes around to the SE and gets up to 15-25kts. The Bureau’s even issued a hazardous surf warning – although there doesn’t seem to be much showing on the buoys for now. Tomorrow’s shaping to be southerly all day, so surf options are likely to be severely limited. Oh, and there’s going to be the odd shower too.

surfrider foundation ISD 2015,

Don’t miss it!

Speaking of tomorrow, I’m hoping all of you have grabbed your tix for what promises to be a huge night at the Diggers for International Surfing Day and Surfrider Foundation. It all gets going at 4pm and your ticket covers off food and drinks. All sorts of famous surfers will be there along with other worthies. Yours truly will be pitching in too, so come up and say hi when you see me. This is Surfrider Foundation’s major fundraiser for the year, so help us continue protecting the waves and beaches we all love so dearly!

North Steyne 0820

North Steyne 0820

South Steyne pretty

South Steyne pretty

South Curly 0830

South Curly 0830

No Man's 0840

No Man’s 0840

DY beach style

DY beach style

DY beach whack

DY beach whack

South Narra little peak at 0900

South Narra little peak at 0900

Northy fun looking and busy

Northy fun looking and busy

yh,

Clean knee high wavelets

Posted by: on April 18th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Swell’s cogged down another touch since yesterday, so the best early risers could expect were knee to waist high wave faces at magnet spots. Northy was picking up a little, but not the rest of the beach down to Collaroy. There were small, clean mal/SUP-able little lines from Longy to about the SLSC, but the bombies and the point were zippo. The MHL buoy was detecting a shade under a metre of 11-sec ESE swell as of 0500.

Wind is set to stay out of the north to northwest today and tide was high at 0740 with a low coming along at 1350. Swell will likely burble along at the current intensity this morning, but weaken as the period decreases later in the day.

Looking ahead, tomorrow is shaping to be pretty tiny thanks to a small short-period NE windswell.

But from Monday things should go nuts as the anticipated East Coast Low spins up. Swell could be massive but the wind will be howling SE pretty much the whole week. So apart from really protected corners, the main benefit is the potential rearrangement of our ordinary banks.

Batten down the hatches, it could be a wild week along the coast.

Have yourself a top old Saturday!

sunrise

Hello Saturday

the gardens

Quiet at The Gardens

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Northy picking up a little swell

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No Man’s wave at 0630

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Dee Why beach peak

long reef surfer

Long Reef cruiser


Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, while a trough lies over inland NSW. A cold front will reach the South Coast tonight then move a long the remainder of the coast Sunday with strong south to southwest winds extending over southern and central waters. A low pressure system is likely to form off the Mid North Coast on Monday with further strong to gale-force winds along much of the coast and increasing swell.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening. Winds tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Sunday 19 April
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Monday 20 April
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sticky: South spots Saturday

Posted by: on September 21st, 2013

North Narrabeen

No Man's DY

Southy

DY Lines

Shutty-downy

Hello Friends,

We have another morning with a little wave activity. It’s south spots only though because the 1.5 metre SSE swell is only about 8 seconds apart on average, so it’s pretty directional. Places not optimally positioned will be tiny to flat (looking at you Collaroy), or only marginal (say hi to Gardens and Northy). Wind was light and offshore for the early and skies were pretty much clear from horizon to horizon. Next tide’s a high at 0915. Low will be along at 1530.

According to the Bureau, the wind will become variable around lunch time and the swell should could come up a touch more. That sounds like a recipe for waves of some sort pretty much all day – at south spots.

Sunday looks like going steadily smaller and more marginal as the little south pulse subsides across the day. Wind should be okay though.

A little shout out to you weekend warriors: we’re almost to the halfway point in our crowdfunding campaign and we’ve still got quite a bit to raise. How ’bout you make your pledge today? 🙂

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 21 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A high currently centred over western NSW will drift slowly east with winds becoming light during the weekend for most of the coast. Winds will turn northerly at the start of the new week as the high shifts to the Tasman Sea, increasing ahead of troughs during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 22 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Monday 23 September
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.

PICS: No Mans Sun 29 Aug 10 1000-1100

Posted by: on August 30th, 2010

Weekend warriors weren’t put off by the somewhat junky conditions mid-morning at No Mans and Long Reef on Sunday 29 August. Sets were into the shoulder high range and there were lots of people having a go. I set up just south of the Dee Why lagoon entrance and grabbed a few shots of people catching the softish but occasionally fun waves on offer before the wind became too much.


No Mans-Longy Sun 29 Aug 10 1000-1100 – Images by Don Norris

Pics: did you surf No Mans Tues arvo

Posted by: on July 2nd, 2009
No Mans around 1530 on Tues 30 June 2009

No Mans around 1530 on Tues 30 June 2009

Hi all,

For those of you who got out at No Mans on Tuesday afternoon from around 215 to 355 pm, I got some pics. Like 300 of ’em.

If you got a wave, chances are I got a snap. Anyway, I’m calling the conditions 7-8 out of 10, so even if you weren’t there, you might want to check it out by heading over to the page on my blog here.

 

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