Articles tagged with "S-2.5m-10s"

SE wind and swell

Posted by: on February 5th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Ocean looked very messy at 0715 thanks to a steady 10-15 knots of SE wind. But there is significantly more swell than yesterday (in line with expectations). The Bureau says we should expect a mix of 1.5-2.5 metre south and 1 metre of east. If it wasn’t for the wind, the point would be pretty interesting. Set wave faces were well overhead there and north along the beach toward No Mans. Tide was coming in to the high at 1000 (back to low at 1630).

This morning’s swell models are generally projecting a peak in energy before lunch. There should still be something around tomorrow, but it’ll be smaller and we’ll still have this wretched SE wind. Outlook beyond that is pretty marginal for the next week or so. But that said, the very long range models are currently speculating about a sustained dose of fun size east swell… hope they’re right!

Have yourself a great Thursday one and all!

No Man's DY

Super messy, but definitely some size

dy point wave

Crew looking for an opportunity

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight is moving slowly east while extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. This is directing south to southeasterly winds over coastal waters, which are expected to remain fresh in central and northern areas today in the wake of a weak cold front. The high is forecast to be centred over the western Tasman Sea by Friday, resulting in a northeasterly wind shift in southern parts, while a ridge is maintained over the north coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, locally reaching 25 knots in the morning, then easing to 10 to 15 knots by evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the day.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower this morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 6 February

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 7 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Sticky: Sunday and the surfin’ is looking good

Posted by: on June 19th, 2011

Hello Friends,

A mostly sunny morning with light westerlies and a couple metres of 10 second period south swell for International Surf Day. And that means fun right along Sydney’s beaches. Unless you have some pressing obligation, I’d be heading out looking for a wave if I could. From the look of the forecasts, we should have surf and favourable winds all day long, although it appears that the wave energy may drop a toward dark, so sooner could be better on that front.

I should have some fresh galleries from Friday and Saturday up this evening, and I’m going to try to add another today if I can.

Of course I’ll be lending a (gloved) hand to the beach clean up/picnic/music gathering at Long Reef from 2pm this afternoon.

Outlook for the next few days is a steady decline to midweek smallness. There might be some little ones around on Monday morning, but Tue-Wed is looking kinda marginal at this stage on the forecast models. Looks as though we could get another perk for south swell spots Thr-Fri. What a winter we’re having!

Have yourself a great Sunday.

Tides: H @1050, L @1620

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving slowly to the south. A high over central Australia extends a ridge eastwards. These two systems are resulting in fresh to strong southwest winds over NSW coastal waters. Winds are expected to ease Sunday as the low moves near to New Zealand and a high pressure ridge strengthens across NSW. Winds are likely to increase from late Monday with a cold front moving across the state on Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots around midday.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.
Monday 20 June
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 21 June
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 30 to 35 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.

 

 

Saturday wrapped

Posted by: on July 4th, 2009

No Mans sweep was heavy but sets had size.

No Mans sweep was heavy but sets had size.


Hello Friends,

Did you get in amongst it?

If so, I hope you went a bit better than I did. PB and I headed down to No Mans around mid-morning. Not sure I’ve ever encountered so much sweep there. Basically the entire go-out was spent paddling steadily toward the south. If you relaxed for a moment you’d get carried back into a dunderland of weirdness and rips straight out from the lugga. I did get a couple fun ones though, so was worth doing. However, in retrospect, I wish I’d gone for the late down the beach toward the SLSC.

I ducked down there for about 3/4 hr of shooting in the last embers of the day. Shot at least a couple hundred frames, so I’ll process them overnight and put them up on my blog tomorrow at some point – should anyone be interested. UPDATE: find 350 snaps I took in 40 mins here.

Outlook for tomorrow is for the swell to keep on pumping and for the SW to gradually ease across the day. It’ll be fine and mostly sunny as well, so I plan to get out and about with my camera again.

First tide tomorrow is a high at 0657.

Saturday until midnight: Wind: W/SW 20/30 knots, chiefly offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres offshore.Swell: S increasing to 2 to 3 metres.
Sunday: Wind: SW 20/25 knots easing to 15/20 knots during the day.Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres abating 1 to 2 metres. Swell: S about 3 metres.
Monday: Wind: SW 15/20 knots.
Tuesday: Wind: SW/SE 5/15 knots.

Over the falls in no uncertain terms.

Over the falls in no uncertain terms.

Dee Why beach quality this arvo.

Dee Why beach quality this arvo.

Late arvo Dee Why

Late arvo Dee Why

Setting up a little floater at Dee Why.

Setting up a little floater at Dee Why.

Last light of day on another Dee Why wall.

Last light of day on another Dee Why wall.

A few snaps from this morning

Posted by: on June 12th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Out and about this morning on your behalf and got a few snaps. If you’re toying with the idea of the super peak at Dee Why, be prepared for intensely crowded conditions. A few folks I talked to had only managed to get one or two waves in the course of an hour or more in the water…

Will look for more pictures to post this evening if I can…

Nice conditions, but a bit softer than elsewhere along the n. beaches.

Nice conditions, but a bit softer than elsewhere along the n. beaches.

Young Frank and his amazingly beautiful bellyboard

Young Frank and his amazingly beautiful bellyboard

North Curly big but pretty wild looking.

North Curly big but pretty wild looking.

High percentage of shutdowns along the south Narra stretch, but some momentary sections early.

High percentage of shutdowns along the south Narra stretch, but some momentary sections early.

Another left at Dee Why

Another left at Dee Why

The super peak working this morning... again

The super peak working this morning... again

Throwing spray at super peak

Throwing spray at super peak

Mostly rights at Dee Why beach, but a few of these too...

Mostly rights at Dee Why beach, but a few of these too...

Did I earn a cup of coffee or a beer this morning? 🙂

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Sticky: Grey start but waves still

Posted by: on November 26th, 2008

Hello Friends,

1020ish and a set comes through the inside at Longy...

1020ish and a set comes through the inside at Longy...

Just ducked out to run an errand and had a look at the situation mid-morning. Pick spot seemed to be an inconsistent Longy. But there would be waves for desperates along the entire Dee Why stretch and ditto north from about Marquesas to Northy.

0800: lines stacking in at Dee Why.

0800: lines stacking in at Dee Why.

Skies are grey and our swell has weakened overnight from around four metres on average yesterday to around 2.5 metres this morning. The period is still sitting on 10 seconds and it’s still dead south. Wind at around 0800 was out of the ESE but only lightly so. What this meant for Dee Why was somewhat junky and inconsistent conditions. Set waves along the beach are head high plus, but they’re shutting down with great regularity. The point is less consistent and smaller and as usual, it really wants a touch of east in the swell to get working. There are some chest high sets coming through for the crew, but overall it’s definitely smaller than the beach.

The Bureau expects the wind to swing around through the eastern quarters and to pick up from the NE and get to 13-18 kts. The swell should hang in there through the day, and I’m hopeful that it’ll be around for us again tomorrow. The NE wind should, one hopes, offer improvement for the north corners.

(Should have pics up later when Ross gets a chance to take a spanner to the gallery…)

Close of play wrap

Posted by: on July 23rd, 2008
Still a few left

Still a few left

Hello Friends,

What a day for yours truly. That’s three days in a row sweating over how the site is working… we seem to have recovered everything and it seems to be doing what it’s supposed to be. At around 4, with the site largely restored, I decided to duck out for a quick look at the surf situation from my local vantage points. First, I checked out the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. Northy and little Northy looked utterly missable. Couldn’t see anyone in the water. Okay size, but junky and totally the wrong swell direction. As you came back down the beach, the size decreased toward the tiny end of the scale at Collaroy.

There were a couple guys out doing practice tow-ins at centuries, but size was only around head high on most of them.

Around the corner at Long Reef, things looked junky. Size was okay, but the sideshore made it pretty unappetizing. No one was in the water in the arc from Dontals around to the bombies. I’ve seen folks out in much worse, so I guess the cold was kind of detering folks.

Finally, there was Dee Why. Still a reasonable crew on the point and a scattering of bods in the beachy up from the club house. Both beach and point were still throwing up the odd head high set, but you can see the swell has really dropped.

According to the MHL buoy, swell’s now dead south and around the 2.5 metre mark at about 10 sec apart. That’s plenty enough for surfin’ but obviously is off the peak heights by quite a bit. Very much in line with expectations.

Expect it to be a bit smaller again tomorrow morning I’d say. But south facing stretches ought to have a few on offer for the keen.

Go well and have a great evening!

Sets getting smaller and further apart.

Sets getting smaller and further apart.

 

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