Articles tagged with "NW-5-10kts"

Messy but not flat

Posted by: on June 22nd, 2009
Hardy bodyboarder snags a little section at the point shortly after sunrise.

Hardy bodyboarder snags a little section at the point shortly after sunrise.

Hello Friends,

Rained pretty heavily at RealSurf HQ last night. How’d it go in your part of the world? Was hoping for a bit better result this morning, but ocean still looks pretty lumpy and flabby still. There’s not much wind about as I write this on short and final to 0800, and what there is appears to be coming mainly from the NW.

Down at Dee Why there were just a few people in the water at sunrise time. The wave quality looked pretty ho-hum sadly. There were little sections every now and then, but the energy levels were/are not impressive. One of those days when you could get in, but not one of those days when you’d kick yourself for not getting in.

Outlook is for the size setting to stay right about where it is now for another day or so before declining away to flat by next weekend. Today should feature frequent sunny breaks and light winds inland. Along the beaches the NW could pick up a bit more, but it’s looking pretty good on that front, so with luck it’ll clean up too. Should be a balmy 19 degrees as well.

On other matters, your correspondent spent a fair amount of time twiddling and fiddling with the site over the weekend. I’ve changed the site search system over to one that uses google, so you can now search both the net in general and for stuff on RealSurf. I’ve also been making a few minor adjustments to our free surf classifieds and in so doing realised that we’d kept that particular light under a bushel lately. So, here’s a call to anyone with surf gear they want to turn into cash: why not post it on our surf classifieds today? Listing is free and your ads can run for up to 30 days.

Okay enough outta me for now. Go well with your day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Monday until midnight: Wind: NW/N 15/20 knots inshore, grading to N/NE 25/33 knots offshore, easing to 10/15 knots inshore and 15/20 knots offshore during the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 2 metres inshore, 2 to 3 metres offshore until late afternoon. Swell: NE 2 to 3 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday: Wind: NW/NE 5/15 knots.Sea: to 1 metre.Swell: NE 2 to 3 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: N/NW 10/20 knots.

Burgery looking but not flat and all but empty.

Burgery looking but not flat and all but empty.

Excellent! More waves.

Posted by: on May 14th, 2009
Longer waits, a bit smaller, but gotta love a point wave.

Longer waits, a bit smaller, but gotta love a point wave.

Busy, but Huey's keeping the juice up to the crowd from the look of things this morning.

Busy, but Huey's keeping the juice up to the crowd from the look of things this morning.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful wave-filled morning in Sydney. How good is this time of year? Swell has faded a bit overnight, but it’s nothing like flat. Wave faces at Dee Why beach (where 30 or so were on it) looked to be in the 2 metre range (what I’d call shoulder to head high plus). The point was a touch smaller and less consistent, but definitely rideable.

Swell is out of the SE at an average of 1.5m with the power setting on 10 seconds.

Wind is out of the NW and not too strong. Next tide is a high at 1143.

Outlook is for a gradual decline through the day as we head toward a small Friday-Saturday. The models are still showing a fresh batch of solid south swell arriving around Sunday morning. Looks like we’ll have pretty good conditions at south facing spots from Sunday midday to dusk, but from Monday the models are calling for the dominant wind direction to be out of the s to ese (blergh).

Here’s the Bureau’s call for the next few days:

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: W 10/15 knots increasing to 20/25 knotsSea: 1 to 1.5 metres rising to 2 to 2.5 metres.Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres
Friday: Wind: W/NW 18/23 knots, reaching 25/30 knots offshore later.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, rising to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore later.Swell: S/SW 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: W/NW 20/30 knots turning W/SW in the afternoon.

 

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