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Tiny Tuesday at Dee Why

Posted by: on September 27th, 2016
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Up the beach at No Mans no sign of any mans

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Good morning for a swim but you can leave the board at home

Hello Friends,

You’ll be doing very well to find anything into the surfable range this morning at Dee Why. It’s looking ankle to knee at the point and along the beach and the MHL buoy is showing a metre of 7 sec south bump. Not that it matters much, but tide’s dropping to the low at 1130 and it should be sunny ll day and if you’re thinking of a swim, water’s around the 19 mark.

The Bureau says there’s going to be a little uptick late in the day, but on their modelling it looks as though we’re talking maybe waist high during the night time hours. There’s some hope for maybe knee to waist around the middle part of the day tomorrow at south swell magnets. Thursday and Friday are looking marginal to flat.

Have yourself a great Tuesday one and all!

nth Bondi RSL surfcam

No surfin’ in front of the North Bondi RSL this morning.

sth narrabeen WRL

WRL cam showing a microscopic south Narrabeen

Weather Situation
South to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast will turn northwest to northeasterly on Wednesday and increase ahead of a west to southwesterly change expected to develop during Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Turning south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots early in the afternoon and reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Wednesday 28 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Thursday 29 September
Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Yay! Little beachies this morning

Posted by: on August 14th, 2016
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Little mal-able sets up the beach

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Heaps of folks waiting for a shot at a little peeler around 0830

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The point slumbers on

Hello Friends,

Beautiful, breezily offshore start to Sunday at Dee Why – and there were fun looking little knee to waist high sets when I checked at 0830 on the dropping tide (low’s at 1040). Quite a few folk in the water along the bit of the beach I can see from the crows nest. The numbers from the MHL buoy aren’t too amazing – at 0700 it was showing 1.3 metres from the south at around 7 seconds apart – and yet there are definitely little waves happening. And the Bureau says it should come up a little more.
Monday morning should see much the same for the dawn patrol, but the Bureau reckons the swell will fade across the morning. And thereafter it’s shaping to be very small to unsurfable through to next weekend according to most models. The long range predictions are currently hopeful for around Sunday onward.
Have yourself a great Sunday!

Take the longest board you have and hope for something

Posted by: on August 13th, 2016

Hello Friends,
Another beautiful morning in Sydney, but you’ll be struggling to find a wave over knee high at Dee Why beach (the point’s a write-off).  And  I’d be surprised if anywhere else was much different. There’s about a metre of 7-sec south wind swell dribbling in as we approach the low tide at 0945. There doesn’t seem to be any real prospect of improvement for at least the next 5 days sadly.

Don’t forget the DYSF paddle out for Midget at noon today near kiddies. It’s open to all

Have a great day!

lion island

Lion Island catches the first rays of sun

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Tiny bumps at the beach

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The day begins and it’s flat at the point

Just about flat at the point this morning

Posted by: on May 31st, 2016

Hello Friends,

Swell’s ratcheted down another notch and as of 0600 it was about a metre from the dead south at pretty gutless 7 seconds. Skies were clouding over in preparation for the 90% chance of rain today. Tide’s heading to the low at 0945. Wind was offshore but should be SW later. Swell’s supposed to go more SE later as well.
Outlook is for showery weather through to the end of the week and overall it looks like generally small conditions even at the south magnets. Tomorrow the forecast is calling for SE wind. With luck by Thursday the wind will be SW again and that in combination with the SE direction of the 1.5 metre swell should mean a few waves around the place.
A couple of fresh galleries for you from the last couple of days. And have a great day!
Dee Why Beach on Sunday afternoon

South Curl Curl Monday morning

Today…

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No takers at the point at 0720

Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge into New South Wales. This high is expected to move slowly east across the Tasman Sea during the next few days. There are some indications that a weak low pressure system may develop off the New South Wales coast towards the end of the week, although the next significant change is not likely until the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots early in the morning. Inshore winds tend south to southwesterly until the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 1 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 2 June
Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
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.

Sunny and surfless Sunday

Posted by: on September 30th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Yesterday morning I was getting a little hopeful about this morning’s prospects. Alas, the swell has moved around to the south but it hasn’t picked up at all. It’s showing about a metre as of 0700, but the average period is only about 7 seconds. Buoy data from south of Sydney is showing a slightly longer period, but the average swell height is about the same as in Sydney. There is some longer period (10sec) stuff showing down south, so there is some prospect of a little improvement later… I hope!

Tide is high at 0800 and low at 1415.

The Bureau’s swell model is pointing toward an uptick by tomorrow morning – but there will also be 10-15 kts of S-SE wind.

Keep an eye on it I’d say, and maybe this evening or tomorrow morning will see something at least slightly interesting turn up.

The long range swell modelling is still showing some interesting stuff for next weekend.If they have it right, we could see some solid south swell pushing in around Sunday…

Weather Situation
The low to the south of Tasmania moves southeastwards and away from Australia. A high will strengthen over southeast Australia over the next few days, producing relatively light winds over NSW waters, tending easterly in the north and westerly in the south.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Inshore sea breezes.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Monday 1 October
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.
Tuesday 2 October
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Yeah, still flat, sorry…

Posted by: on August 26th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Sunny, light westerly breezes, warm feel to the day and nothing, absolutely nada, on the surf front.

Wish I had better news for you, but there it is. And this morning’s swell models aren’t showing us much of anything to get excited about on the east coast. Looks pretty intense down in Vicco though. Swell should be massive all week in the western regions. But the models show all that energy staying well clear of our swell window later in the week. Bah.

Have a great Sunday!

TIDES: L @0900, H @1540

Weather Situation
A trough lies over the Tasman Sea associated with a complex low pressure system to the east of Tasmania. A cold front is expected to move through southern parts of New South Wales, bringing strong southwesterlies to far southern parts of the coast early Sunday. A high pressure ridge will extend from the west of New South Wales across the north of the state, with the high pressure centre expected to lie over New South Wales from late Sunday or Monday. This high pressure centre will dominate until another change is forecast move through the state on Tuesday/Wednesday, reaching the coast by Thursday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.
Monday 27 August
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 28 August
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing up to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.

Sticky: So beautiful, so flat

Posted by: on July 16th, 2012

 

 

Hello Friends,

Sydney surfers will need every gram of keen-ness they can muster today. Really, being realistic, you could go for a long paddle 10 metres off the beach without getting your hair wet at most places today. It’s that small.

According to the MHL buoy data, the swell is coming from the south at about a metre and around 7 seconds apart.

It’s good to see the hope of a midweek pulse on this morning’s run of the swell forecast models. It’s been sitting there in the forecasts for some days now, so I’d say the confidence has to be reasonable that it’ll happen. The Bureau, is saying the energy should arrive around midday from the east on Wednesday. Swell height is expected to be around a metre but the period is set to be in the 14-15 second range.

So, could be fun.

In the meantime, build up those brownie points.

Have yourself a top old Monday.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over central Australia is moving east strengthening a ridge across the northern Tasman Sea while a series of cold fronts are crossing to the south. The high will move over the western Tasman Sea Monday night and further towards New Zealand during Tuesday, maintaining the ridge to the northeast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.
Tuesday 17 July
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.
Wednesday 18 July
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 0.5 metres tending easterly about 1 metre from midday.

Sticky: Surf? What’s that?

Posted by: on May 20th, 2012


UPDATE:
Had to drive to Manly, so checked it out on the way back to Dee Why and it seems the swell has perked a bit. A scrappy but rideable little south was showing at Curly and to a lesser extent at Manly. So the gloom of my original report below may have been premature. Looks like rain though…

Hello Friends,

Not looking as though you do any surfing in Sydney this morning – if Dee Why’s any guide. Smooth sea and only the barest tendril of a line appearing now and again.

A day for other things I’d say.

The swell models are still showing the possibility of a little south perk tomorrow morning, but the MHL data from the buoys off to the south of Sydney are not overly encouraging. They’re showing a boost into the 2 metre range at the moment, but the period is around the 6 second mark, so I wouldn’t be getting too hopeful.

On the other hand, the models are also showing the possibility of something developing next weekend…

Have a top old Sunday!

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots late in the day.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Monday 21 May

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.

Tuesday 22 May

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.

Sticky: Waiting on you Huey

Posted by: on May 13th, 2012


Hello Friends,
Well, as expected, Sunday kicked off bright and sunny with a cool offshore breeze but only the tiniest of little south wind swells coming in. According to the MHL data, it was about a metre on average with a typical period of maybe 7 seconds. There is some 10 second stuff in the mix though.

Tide was low at 0840 and will rise about a metre to the high at 1500.

While it looks likely to remain near flat today, there is a chance that we’ll be seeing signs of the forecast swell pulse by late afternoon. Eden was headed toward the 3 metre mark this morning, but since the period’s not yet to 10 seconds, I reckon the transit time for the swell will see it filling in after dark.

Tomorrow morning promises to be sizable indeed. The Bureau is saying 3-5 metres from the south with 25-30 kts of SW wind. The peak energy may only last a few hours, but from this morning’s modelling, it looks as though we can expect good size through to maybe Weds morning before it really starts to weaken back into the fun, but not amazing category.

I probably won’t be filing a report too early tomorrow as my Californian surf buddy and I will be making our 17th biennial surfari north in search of warm point wave activity. I’ll have the computer along as usual, so there will be reports of some form or ‘nother…

Have a great Sunday and Happy Mum’s Day to all who qualify!

Weather Situation
A high over the Bight and a deep low to the southeast of Tasmania direct cool and gusty south to southwest winds over most NSW waters. As the low moves eastwards on Sunday, wind is expected to increase to strong or gale force over most waters. A powerful southerly swell also associated with this low will move into southern NSW waters on Sunday, then extend to the remainder of the state on Monday. The wind will gradually ease through Monday and Tuesday as the low moves over New Zealand.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres late this evening.
Monday 14 May
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres decreasing to 3 to 4 metres in the afternoon and evening.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday 15 May
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres decreasing to 2 to 3 metres from the morning.

Sticky: Clouds vs sky: sky winning early

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2011

Hello Friends,

There’s a turn-up for the books; no onshores and mostly clear skies. There is one ingredient I’d have liked to have seen more of though. As my piccie from this morning reveals, we have only the tiniest of tiny lines coming in. If you’ve got a SUP or a mal, you’re equipped. Sets at Dee Why early were in the knee to thigh high range for the early-risers.

It was all down to the paltry south wind swell. After briefly bumping above the two metre mark at the peak of yesterday’s southerly blow, it has since dropped to around the metre mark out at sea. Average period is only 7 seconds, so I wouldn’t be expecting too many waist high bombs.

Wind should not be a factor until later this afternoon, so it might be worth a wander down to your fave south swell spot to see if you can find a little something, or more accurately something little.

Tide is low at 0825 and high at 1430. The tidal range is only about half a metre today, so I wouldn’t expect it to be much of a factor in calculations.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, the Bureau says the southerly will return and last for a couple days. Tomorrow morning looks as though it might be similar to today. Monday and Tuesday may have a little south swell action, but the wind will be a factor from early.

So get out there and have yourself a great Saturday!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge towards the northern New South Wales coast, as a cold front approaches Victoria from the south. The front is expected to move northwards along the NSW coast during Sunday, bringing strengthening southerly winds along the southern half of the coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 5 to 10 knots becoming light during the morning then tending northeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.

Sunday 4 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to southerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

Monday 5 December

Winds

Southerly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.

Seas

1.5 to 2 metres.

Swell

Southerly 2 metres.

 

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