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Swell still here but smaller

Posted by: on June 9th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Tide was low at 0615 so by the time most people were paddling out for the early, it had turned and was heading back in. That should add a little extra energy to the diminished and now more southerly swell. Out at sea it’s a couple metres at 10 seconds apart. The change from SE to S has reduced the number of surf options and even at exposed spots such as No Mans, the biggest set I saw was a bit over head high. But mostly it was in the waist to chest range.

Around at the Collaroy to Narrabeen stretch there were some small peaks near Marquesas and what looked to be a few options immediately north of there. But it wasn’t as big as Dee Why.

This looks like being the day becaue tomorrow the wind goes southerly for the next 48-72 hours at least. Longer term though it does look as though we’ll be treated to another fun pulse at the end of the week.

Wind is set to be offshore all day and the skies should be sunny as well. I’ll try to get out and about with the camera, so wave hi if you see me!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving towards the Bass Strait extending a ridge to northern New South Wales. Later on Sunday a low pressure system will develop over the northern Tasman Sea and deepen on Monday as the high moves southeast of Tasmania maintaining the ridge to the northwest of the state. The low is expected to move slowly east away from the coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending south to southwesterly.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 10 June
Winds
South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the morning.
Monday 11 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.

Sticky: Huey’s back in da house

Posted by: on June 10th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Swell arrived down south yesterday and while most of us were sleeping last night, it started coming up in Sydney as well.

Swell at sea is currently showing at about two metres from the south with a useful average period of 10 seconds to which the big guy is adding the odd 14 second prowler to keep things interesting.

Wind was out of the west at 0700. Velocities were in the 10-15kt range, but the forecast says we can expect a swing to the SW soon and by midday we’ll be looking at 25-35 kts. The latest MHL data supports the Bureau’s forecast of a swell increase into the 3-4 metre range at about the same time as that wind really gets going. We’re also set to lose the early morning sunny skies too as things cloud up and the possibility of a shower or two develops later.

The latest run of the forecast models seems to indicate a week of south wind and solid swell.

Not a good day for beginners from the look of things, but if you experienced surfers can get in this morning, there could be some fun to be had.

Have yourself a great Friday!

TIDES: L @0850, H @1520

Weather Situation

A low east of Tasmania is expected to move slowly to the east/northeast maintaining a strong to gale force southwest airstream over the southern and central parts of the coast throughout Friday before winds turn more southerly and ease on Saturday. An onshore airstream is likely to develop during Sunday as a ridge builds to the south.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots around midday.
Seas
3 metres increasing to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres increasing to 3 to 4 metres this afternoon and evening.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 11 June

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots around dawn then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon and evening.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Sunday 12 June

Winds

South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.

Seas

1 to 1.5 metres.

Swell

Southerly 1 to 2 metres.

 

Sticky: Sunny morning with some south swell

Posted by: on February 24th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Faintly offshore this morning and you’d think with a couple metres of 10 second period south swell out at sea, there’d be more activity at the Dee Why end of the Longy-DY stretch. It was twice the size yesterday afternoon when the period setting on the swell was only a second or two longer. However, there were some long lulls then, so perhaps there are still a few good sets about. That said, the crowd also tells a tale. Yesterday afternoon it was around the 30 mark at the point, and this morning it was less than 10.

Surface conditions were smooth, and the outlook is for this morning to stay that way ahead of a light afternoon NE breeze. The outlook is for the swell to fade away as Thursday goes along, so if you have the option, this morning would seem to be the best shot. And, from the shape of the swell forecast models, we could be heading into a week or so of tiny to flat conditions.

BTW, if you were in the water at the point yesterday morning, I might have got a picture of your stylings. Lots of waves were going from the point to the beach too, so here’s hoping we’re seeing the return of the famous superpeak for autumn and winter…

Go well!


Yesterday morning, Dee Why

TIDES: L @0815, H @1410

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high south of the Bight extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. On Saturday the high is forecast to move across the Tasman Sea, while a broad trough approaches western New South Wales. This trough appears likely to bring the next significant southerly change to much of the coast later on the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots becoming light during the morning then tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots by afternoon. Winds becoming northeasterly up to 15 knots by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 metre.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly about 1 metre.

Sticky: Well, well, what have we here?

Posted by: on January 21st, 2011

Hello Friends,

When I knocked off yesterday evening, the MHL buoy was showing about 1.5 metres of ESE windswell. The average period was just 6 seconds. But at midnight Huey decided to ramp up the energy and by dawn the average period was a juicy 10 seconds with some 14sec peak component thrown in to add interest. Dee Why point was well populated by 0630.

We’re in for a warm one with an afternoon NE’r, so I’d say there should be surf options around the joint for the whole day. According to the latest run of the models, it seems that today might be the peak. Here’s hoping it sticks around in the surfable range through the weekend.

I’m hoping to get out and about with the camera today, so check back later to see what I found!

Tides: H @1000, L @1640

Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales
Sydney Coast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

Issued at 4:50 am EDT on Friday 21 January 2011
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 23 January 2011.

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.

Warning Summary at issue time

Nil.

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau’s website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system south of New Zealand extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast. A cold front will pass to the south today, bringing a southerly change to southern parts of the coast overnight or early Saturday, before the next high drifts across from the west.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Saturday

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing below 10 knots around dawn then becoming easterly and light during the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Sunday

Winds: Light winds tending northeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1 metre.

 

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