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Flatness at DY this am

Posted by: on June 1st, 2015

Hello Friends,

Pretty quick report for this morning: Dee Why’s flat and it was raining lightly as the day got started. The MHL buoy was detecting a metre of 9-sec south swell, so while DY is off the list, it’s possible that a magnet peak somewhere along the beaches will be just barely surfable.

Tides: high at 0710, low at 1300

Happily, outlook remains for abundant swell energy for the remainder of the week. The models are pointing at waves in the head plus range at magnet spots from maybe late today through to Saturday morning. Wind is predicted to be mostly south west and gradually losing intensity toward the end of the week. Weather should be partly cloudy and damn chilly (for Sydney).

Have a great Monday!

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Another flat morning at Dee Why


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Weather Situation
A cold front is moving across the southern Tasman Sea and a strong high pressure system near the Bight is extending a ridge behind it. The two systems are bringing vigorous south to southwesterly change along New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to gradually ease during Tuesday and Wednesday as the high moves over southeastern Australia strengthening the ridge over the western Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 2 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 3 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Oh spring where is thy sting?

Posted by: on November 26th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Pretty quiet out there. Early this morning the MHL buoy was detecting about a metre of 9-sec south wind swell. Wind was 10-15kts from NE and the forecast is calling for partly cloudy and 25 degrees with maybe a shower or two late this afternoon. Next tide is a high at 1140.

So, maybe there’ll be a scrappy and marginal little something in one of the north corners. I reckon knee to waist would be an excellent result.

Still nothing much of interest showing in the charts, but the betting seems to have firmed a little for some swell activity out of the south on Friday. Maybe dawn patrol that day to beat the wind and get a little tidal push.

Long range forecast models are not drawing a happy picture for Sydney. They predict some activity for the western Tasman, but the energy is projected to be going away from us over the next 10 days or so.

Just a head’s up that I may or may not be able to update until the first or second of December as I’ll be on the road one way or another.

Go well everybody and hope you find yourself a wave!

Weather Situation

A trough is stalled and weakening on the far north coast. A weak high pressure ridge lies over the southern and central coast. A southeasterly change will move along the coast late Wednesday and Thursday. A high pressure system will move into the central Tasman Sea Friday with rather fresh southeast winds on the north coast but lighter winds over remaining waters until afternoon sea breezes develop. The high is expected to move east over the Tasman on the weekend as a slow moving trough deepens near the NSW/SA border, resulting in freshening northeasterlies along the NSW coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers this evening.

Thursday 27 November

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 28 November

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Little waves again kids

Posted by: on September 9th, 2009
Lucky punter jags one next to the rocks.

Lucky punter jags one next to the rocks.

Useful looking section comes into the beach.

Useful looking section comes into the beach.

Hello Friends,
Good news, we still have some little surf around this morning. If you found waves there yesterday… you know the drill. Swell is still out of the south (as it has been since about lunchtime yesterday) and is currently sitting on about a metre out at the MHL buoy. The key power setting is on 9 seconds, which is about where it was when Huey switched off the lights last night. That’s a useful number and should mean the odd shoulder high set getting into the exposed spots.

Wind should be good most places as well since we’re into a W-SW pattern for the next day or so. That low in Bass Strait looks interesting as well. Here’s hoping it delivers a gradual improvement to wave quality over the next couple days…

Naturally we’ll be keeping a close eye on things for ya, so stay in touch. And have yourself a top old day!

Tides: H: 1054, L: 1714
Synoptic Situation
A deep low east of Bass Strait will move slowly to the east today, then steadily to the southeast tomorrow and Friday. A high pressure system over South Australia will move east over NSW during this period.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: W/SW 15/20 knots.Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres tending S at 1.5 to 2.5 metres late.
Thursday: Wind: W/SW 10/20 knots, tending variable 5/10 knots later. Sea: to 2 metres, abating to less than 1 metre later. Swell: S/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: SW/NW 5/15 knots, tending N/NE 10/20 knots in the afternoon and evening.

Winding down, but not gone

Posted by: on June 26th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Did the Collaroy Plateau ridge run for a quick survey of the swell status. There seems to be some NE left in the tank, but it’s mainly showing at the really exposed stretches. For instance, there are waves up at Northy, but they’re smaller and less consistent looking compared to the chest high sets getting into Gardens.

Around at the Longy to Dee Why stretch, the same phenomenon is visible, but it’s a bit smaller. There is a small south line showing at Butterbox and weakly at Longy, but it’s too marginal to have attracted any punters. The bulk of people in the water this morning were down the south end of the beach, picking over the odds and sods popping up in the general vicinity of the SLSC. A couple of folks on longer equipment were poking around at the point for something catchable.

Wind was not a factor for the early and the tide was benign as well.

Have posted all yesterday’s watershots from Dee Why point on my site.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 10/15 knots, tending N/NW.Sea: to 1 metre.Swell: E/NE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: W/NW 5/15 knots, turning S/SW 10/20 knots. Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: E/NE to 1 metre.
Sunday: Wind: S/SW 15/25 knots.

Basically the only option along the stretch.

Basically the only option along the stretch.

...but they sure look good doing it.

...but they sure look good doing it.

Fair number of folk hanging around for sets like this.

Fair number of folk hanging around for sets like this.

Haven't run a shot from Longy for awhile... here's why.

Haven't run a shot from Longy for awhile... here's why.

Looks better for wetting a line at Butterbox.

Looks better for wetting a line at Butterbox.

 

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