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Little bumps for the keen on Wednesday

Posted by: on April 13th, 2016

Hello Friends,

A few little knee to waist high bumps at the point this morning thanks to about 1.5 metres of 9-sec SSE swell. Wind was light and offshore for the early and tide was low at 0730 and will be back to high at 1335. Weather was partly cloudy early.

Outlook is for the swell to fade gradually to about a metre and for the wind to come up as it comes around to the S-SE. So the plan’s obviously to get into it ASAP if you can.

The long range forecasts this morning are still pretty much all pointing toward another week – at least – of marginal to small conditions. Some are showing the swell direction going east from Friday through to Monday when it looks as though we could get a change to south wind, rain and ESE swell. But average swell heights are expected to bounce around the 1-1.5 metre range with average periods struggling to make it to 10 seconds.

So, not a great outlook, but not totally hopeless.

Have yourself a top old Wednesday everyone!

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Up and riding at the point 0645

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Crew chasing little bumps at the point 0645

Weather Situation
Winds are expected to gradually turn southeast to northeasterly today as a high pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea. The next change is expected to reach the south coast on Saturday, and central parts of the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly this evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 14 April
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Friday 15 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
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

Tiny south

Posted by: on December 6th, 2013

Low energy

Microness at Narrabeen

Zat's okay

Various little peaks

Hello Friends,

UPDATE: 0745 checked Curly and swell showing more there than at Dee Why. Damn cool though. Set wave faces were into the shoulder high range with a fair percentage shutting down. Main energy is up at the north end, but seemed to be a few peaks on down the beach as well.

0630:
Chilly start to a sparkling blue-sky morning on Sydney’s shores. No wind to speak of, high tide was hours away but there was almost no swell energy. Just about a millpond in fact. A quick check of the MHL data shows only about 1.5 metres of 9 second period south-ish energy. Better exposed spots might possibly be producing something approaching the waist high mark, but at Dee Why the handful of people trying to catch waves were confronted with sub-knee high lines for the most part. From the WRL cam, it looked as though south Narrabeen was even more woeful.

The Bureau is calling for the wind to be SW again for the front half of the day, but to turn SE in the late arvo. It’s also saying we could see the swell ramp up toward the middle of the day. While there’s no real sign of an improvement at Dee Why as of 0720, there is a little pulse showing on the MHL Pt Kembla buoy. So… fingers crossed…

I’ve got to run an errand this am, so I might have a closer look. If I spot anything, I’ll update.

Have a great Friday!

Tides: H @1030, L @1710

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 6 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A low pressure system and associated trough lies over the Tasman Sea. A high pressure system is located over the Bight. A cool south to southwesterly airstream is being produced between these two systems and is expected to weaken as the low pressure system and trough moves further away to the east today. Winds may turn more southeasterly as the high pressure ridge extends along the coast. Over the weekend the high pressure system will move over New South Wales, before reaching the Tasman Sea during Sunday with a return to a northwest to northeasterly airstream. Another trough is expected to pass from west to east over the state in the early part of the new week, reaching southern and central parts of the coast on Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn, then tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Saturday 7 December
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Sunday 8 December
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.

Sticky: Weakening weekend waves

Posted by: on September 22nd, 2013

Flabby but catchable @0900

Hello Friends,

Beaurtiful Sunday morning as I wandered into the RealSurf wheelhouse this morning. The view from the crow’s nest was more or less what I expected, namely inconsistent waist to chest plusses and many fine folk in the water chasing them. Looks as though the more buoyant your choice of equipment this morning, the better. Swell is showing on the MHL buoy as being out of the southern quarters at about 9 seconds apart with an average height of 1.5 metres. Dee Why was looking a bit smaller to me than those numbers would suggest it should. But it’s on high tide and the numbers were a couple hours old. Outlook is for swell energy to gradually fade and for the NE’r to pick up later. Freakishly summer like.

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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Sunday 22 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system over eastern New South Wales is drifting towards the Tasman Sea as a trough moves into the state’s west. This pattern will maintain generally light to moderate winds along the coast today. A second and stronger trough is forecast to to reach the coast during Tuesday, preceded by increasing northerly winds, briefly turning west to southwesterly in most areas behind it. A more significant southerly change appears likely to arrive towards the end of the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday 23 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 24 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.

Weds arvo picked up a little

Posted by: on August 21st, 2013

Up a touch at 1445
Hi all,
Just checked the beach from the crow’s nest and it looks as though the 1.5 metre south swell is coming up with the odd 9-sec period set. The line is quite long, so shutdowns were common, but I did see a couple of chest high wave faces at around 1445.

Wind wasn’t too strong and it was offshore.

Outlook is for this to be the peak and tomorrow we’re due for strong westerlies and a smaller south swell. Maybe first thing in the morning at south magnet spots…

Go well!

Sticky: Faded away to almost gone at Dee Why

Posted by: on August 15th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Maybe another 24 hours of small waves to be had in Sydney and then it looks as though we’re in for an extended period of micro to absolute flatness. This morning saw long waits for knee to waist high plus waves at Dee Why. Given the swell direction, it’s possible that up the beach toward Longy (and along other similarly oriented stretches in Sydney) there just might be the odd bigger one. But the sands of time are running out on this latest pulse of swell activity. Scrappy old springtime awaits I’m afraid and it looks like we’ll get a taste of it in the coming week.

That said, I note that at least a couple of interpretations of the model data are showing a small south pulse late in the weekend. Hope they’re right…

Have yourself a great Wednesday everyone!

TIDES: H @0630 L @1210

Weather Situation
A band of high pressure runs from Queensland to South Australia, with a weakening trough and cold front moving off the New South Wales South Coast. Another front will bring a weak change tonight. A stronger frontal system is forecast to cross the coast on Friday, generating very windy conditions before moving to the Tasman Sea and deepening on Saturday. Conditions should ease during Sunday as the next high extends a ridge across New South Wales.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 16 August
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms late in the evening.
Friday 17 August
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 3 metres during the morning then increasing to 4 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre tending easterly 0.5 metres from midday.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning.

Tiny but not flat

Posted by: on September 1st, 2011

Hello Friends,

Not too much wind around as the day kicked off, but the Bureau tells us that it’s going to come up a bit from the south to south east. Swell was about 1.5 metres from the south at 9 seconds apart when I first checked this morning. There were a few bods out at Dee Why beach but it looked as though the waits were pretty long and the sets not getting much above the waist high mark.

The forecast is calling for the swell to pick up a little over the next 24 hours. According to the Bureau the swell should be picking up from the south toward dark. Looking at the data from the buoys between us and the Vic border, there doesn’t seem to be too much happening until you get right down to Eden where it’s two metres at 12 seconds apart. So, an increase is at least plausible.

Our problem is that the forecast is calling for SE wind over the next 48 hours, so we’re not looking like getting great conditions or anything.

Oh well, there should at least be a little something for the extra keen.

Have yourself a great Thursday!
TIDES: H @1020, L @1635

Weather Situation
A ridge extends from the southern Bight towards Lord Howe island, with a high pressure centre over western Victoria. This high will drift slowly east, reaching the western Tasman Sea by Friday. It is then expected to remain to the west of new Zealand until Tuesday with a persistent ridge extending from this high over New South Wales. A weak front in the southern Tasman is expected to briefly increase southerly winds along the coast today, tending strong at times in the far south. During Friday and Saturday a high will be centred over the Tasman Sea, with winds turning north to northeast over the southern and central coasts.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Friday 2 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 metres tending southerly 2 metres in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 3 September
Winds
North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Sticky: Small but not flat for the early (v2)

Posted by: on January 29th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Bit mystified by the Bureau’s large swell warning this morning. From what I saw it’s fat and full with a modest south swell struggling to produce anything above chest high. Not much wind about to start, but nor was the 8-9 second period swell showing much in the way of a line. The wind is set to build up a little and be out of the east to south east as the morning gloom gives way to a sunnier afternoon.

There were two or three bods having a go at Northy before 0700, but the biggest thing I saw coming in was a fat and slow looking waist high. Around at Dee Why there were slightly bigger things showing up at the centre and along the rocks at the point.

The buoy data from up at Coffs Harbour (Brian, where are ya?) is showing some 2+ metre stuff with seas getting up to 4 metres, but the period is only around 8 seconds, so there’s nothing obvious there that one can point to.

The swell models are showing the energy building up through the day for us though, and by tomorrow morning we could have around 1.5-2m of 12-13 sec east swell – if they’re right. Tide will be high of course, but with luck it’ll come together at east spots before the NE wind starts to be too much of a factor.

Looking into next week there’s nothing too exciting showing on the charts. I’m hoping for a few small things to cool off in on Tuesday when we’re set to cook.

Anyway, have yourself a top old Saturday one and all!

TIDES: L @1215, H @1810

Weather Situation
A high west of Bass Strait is expected to move east with a ridge pushing north along the NSW coast. The high will become established over the Tasman Sea over the weekend with a ridge to the north coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly by evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1 metre tending easterly during the evening. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Sunday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.

Sticky: Small but not flat

Posted by: on September 16th, 2010

Hello Friends,

After a definite perk in size yesterday afternoon late, the energy levels have dropped back to smallish this morning. That said, I did see a couple set waves at Dee Why that were in the chest high range. You just had to be very patient. The MHL Sydney buoy is showing around 1.5 metres of 9 second period south swell. With luck the Bureau’s call for a steady increase will become apparent as the day unfolds because we’re set to have reasonable west to sw wind through to evening.

The big stuff is still very much on the radar, but I’m not too stoked about the wind outlook for tomorrow. Basically the Bureau says it’ll be all over the place, starting out s-sw, going s-se (blergh), then tracking around east before maybe being ne at dusk. Meanwhile, the swell is set to ramp up into the 4 metre range from the south. Let’s hope the wind call is unduly pessimistic.

Swell is set to drop back on Saturday into the two metre-ish range but to stick at that level right through to Tuesday morning.

Can’t complain about that, now can we?

Go well with your day and keep on smilin’

Weather Situation from the Australian Bureau of Meterology

A low in far southern Tasman is moving east while a strong high lies over the western Bight. A strong pressure gradient between these two systems is resulting in fresh to strong southwesterly winds along the NSW coast, tending to gale force in the far south. As the low moves further east towards New Zealand on Friday, conditions will generally ease, although strong southwesterly winds will persist for longer in the far south.

A heavy southerly swell in a wake of the Tasman low is likely to develop along NSW coast by Friday, then decrease on Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots by early evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 3 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the evening.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending east to northeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening then tending north to northwesterly up to 15 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres around dawn then decreasing to below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly 3 metres increasing to 4 metres from the late morning. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: West to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres decreasing to 2 to 3 metres from midday. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the early morning.

Curly

Posted by: on April 12th, 2010

Went for a splash at Curly this morning. Long wait between the sets it has to be said. And the wind was steady enough to push you off the peak if you weren’t paying attention. Biggest waves were getting into the shoulder high range, but for the most part it was smaller than that. The breeze was kinda chilly, although the water was still warm.

Beautiful morning to be in amongst it and quite amazingly, the crowd was comparatively light. After dropping quite a bit overnight, the MHL trace shows the swell has inched up to 1.5 metres on average at about 9 seconds apart. It’s pretty much dead south though, so I think it’ll be missing a fair number of places.

Hope you’re having a fine day!

 

 

 

Midday sesh at Longy

Posted by: on July 18th, 2009

Hi all,

Went and grabbed a few waves near the lagoon entrance late this morning. Had the Panasonic FT-1 water cam along again too and got y’all some snaps to look at.

(These are some of the better ones I got, but I’ll be putting all of em up on my personal site later, so if you want one of yourself, have a look there to see how to get one.)

Duck-diver at Longy

Duck-diver at Longy

Strange beast sighted at Longy.

Strange beast sighted at Longy.

Another clean one to play on.

Another clean one to play on.

Surf photography's all about timing.

Surf photography's all about timing.

Casual stance against a Dee Why backdrop.

Casual stance against a Dee Why backdrop.

A few rights in the mix as well.

A few rights in the mix as well.

Lining up another lefthander at Longy around midday.

Lining up another lefthander at Longy around midday.

Re-arranging the 'do at Longy around midday.

Re-arranging the 'do at Longy around midday.

Cruisy at Longy

Cruisy at Longy

Folks having fun and Huey sending one at the photographer.

Folks having fun and Huey sending one at the photographer.

Bledisloe tribute Longy Haka?

Bledisloe tribute Longy Haka?

Mighta been crowded, but Huey always slips a few empties through...

Mighta been crowded, but Huey always slips a few empties through...

 

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