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Sunny morning and fun waves

Posted by: on September 19th, 2014

Hello Friends,

A couple of days of surf coming up for Sydney. This morning sees some fun looking waist to chest plus south swell showing at Dee Why. Winds were light SW (and set to stay from that direction) under sunny skies with a low tide coming our way at 1040. Dee Why point was just into the surfable range if you had a long board while the beach was looking a little soft but fun on the bigger ones.

I’m heading to the sidelines (getting the other cataract fixed) for a few weeks, So I’ll be looking on in longing as you all have fun on what looks to be possibly a four-day run of fun conditions. Least I got in for a splash yesterday.

Smile on and stay happy everyone!

dee why point wave

Point sputtering into life

dee why beach waves

Peaks up the beach at Dee Why

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system is situated over the eastern Tasman Sea, while a high is centred to the south of Adelaide. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east, maintaining a southwest to southeasterly wind flow along most of the New South Wales coast through to Sunday. Early in the new week the high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea, bringing a more northeasterly wind shift to southern and central parts of the coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore, tending southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Saturday 20 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Sunday 21 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Waves for the early crew

Posted by: on August 8th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Swell has perked up overnight and as of 0600 was 2 metres at 11 seconds from the south with light west wind. Tide was high at 0545 and will get back to low at 1130.

Sets at Dee Why point were around the chest high mark on the take off, but were mostly smaller than that once you got down the line. The beachy didn’t seem to be shutting down quite as much as the last few days and it was reasonably consistently delivering waist to chest plus on the take off.

The Bureau says the wind will move more around to the e-ne by lunch and is expected to be a chop-inducing 10-15kts. They also warn that the swell will pick up later today and have posted a warning for deceptively powerful surf conditions.

Like the Goat says, the next week is looking pretty reasonable for surfin’. So woohoo!

Have yourself a great Friday one and all.

Point offering the occasional little one

Point offering the occasional little one

Similar size to the point at 0730

Similar size to the point at 0730

Amusement value

Amusement value

A few sections about

A few sections about

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over Victoria extends a ridge across central and northern NSW. A cold front will weaken as it crosses the southeast of the state. The high will move east across NSW following the front, then move across the Tasman Sea Friday and Saturday. A stronger front will cross southern parts of the coast on Sunday and extend to the north coast on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 9 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 10 August

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly below 1 metre during the evening.

Sticky: Sunny, offshore and little waves at south spots

Posted by: on October 15th, 2013

Fun size set

Activity

Hopefuls

Hello Friends,

Looking mighty fine out there folks. Swell’s dropped a fair amount, but it’s much cleaner than yesterday thanks to a morning offshore. According to the data, it’s coming primarily from the south at close to 2 metres and nearly 11 seconds. Tide’s heading down to low at 1105 by which time the wind is supposed to be light ahead of a gradual arrival of 15-20kts of NE’r. Should be fun at south spots until lunch I’d say – then changeover to NE spots.

According to the Bureau and the swell model interpreters, we might have a little something again tomorrow morning, but after that things are looking somewhat more marginal.

Hmmm, I see there’s a call from Mr. Huey… might take that and then get back to you later.

Oh yeah, if you haven’t pledged, please do it, we’re running out of time. Once you’ve pledged I’ll send you an invite to the glittering social event of the year at Deck Bar next Weds night. 🙂

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2013.
Weather Situation
Southerly airstream along New South Wales is gradually weakening as a high pressure system centred near the western border moves east extending a ridge to the western Tasman Sea. This high will move offshore by Wednesday maintaining a ridge to the state’s northwest. The next south to southwesterly change is expected to develop on the South Coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Wednesday 16 October
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Thursday 17 October
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots ahead of southwesterly change 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending east to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the afternoon and evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

Sticky: Smoky start but smokin’ still

Posted by: on May 19th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Swell continues to decline from yesterday morning’s sizable offerings. As of 0730 the MHL buoy was showing it 2 metres of south swell at 11 seconds apart. That was enough to produce the odd overhead set at Dee Why, but it looks as though the lulls are getting longer with each passing hour. If the trend lines continue in the current direction, by lunch time the swell will be under the 2 metre mark and the power setting will be below the 10 sec mark. That doesn’t mean it’ll be flat or anything, so if your schedule means you’re stuck with the afternoon shift, don’t despair, there should still be something surfable at your favourite south magnet.

Winds are set to be light and out of the north to NW this morning, with a swing to the north later.

I got out and about with the camera yesterday and as I write this, images are uploading to new galleries from Dee Why point, Longy bombies and The Kick and Collaroy. It was damn big at Dee Why and scary big at the bombies. By the time I got around to Collaroy, the Kick was getting pretty inconsistent, but there were still a few head high sets getting in.

We may still have a few mal waves around tomorrow morning and across the weekend – possibly – but I’ll be interested to see what the Goat says beyond that because the models are saying we’re headed for micro-ness across the front end of next week.

Go well with your day!

Tides H @0940 L @1515

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea will move slowly towards New Zealand over the next few days maintaining a ridge to the New South Wales north coast. A cold front is expected to affect the coast on Sunday, with northwesterly winds ahead of it and south to southwesterlies behind.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: Northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly up to 10 knots around midday then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 10 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly about 1 metre.

Saturday wrap

Posted by: on August 1st, 2009
Usual peak chasing exercise for the crew, but some fun ones on offer.

Usual peak chasing exercise for the crew, but some fun ones on offer.

Hi all,

Didja get waves? Hope so! You had to be selective and this morning on the lower tide was better at most places than this afternoon on high. That said, your correspondent managed to jag several very fun head high plus sets at Long bombies late this afternoon. Not the easiest place to take pictures, so only got a small number.

I did a bit of shooting this morning at Dee Why and Curly, so expect galleries from those sessions in due course.

Swell was still pretty solid as Huey squeezed the last little bit of light out’ve the day. Sets at Longy were consistently in the overhead range and it looked as though it was that size all the way down the beach to Dee Why. However on high tide Dee Why was not that interesting – the beachy was shutting down and the point was crowded, inconsistent and fat. Oh, and the breeze was onshore for awhile as well.

Outlook fer tomorrow… well, I reckon it’s going to be smaller but with luck it won’t be ridiculously little. From the look of the buoy data off to the south of us, the period will probably get shorter (ie weaker waves) and the average height will drop a bit. If we have waist to chest high with WSW wind, I’ll be happy.

Have a great Saturday evening one and all.

Gliding into another bombie wave at Long Reef.

Gliding into another bombie wave at Long Reef.

Running around: Brownwater & south Narra

Posted by: on April 30th, 2009

Back again.

After leaving Dee Why, I rushed past Longy without detouring for a closer inspection and instead hooked a right to run down for a squiz at Whiterock, Brownwater and Collaroy. Didn’t seem to be anything amazing happening it has to be said. However a really nice little set popped up at Brownwater and for just a second it looked magnificent (see photo below)

Making us green with envy, Huey.

Making us green with envy, Huey.

There were a few bods around at Collaroy doing the longboard and SUP thing. Sets looked to be into the chest high range, but mostly they were much smaller. The usual long waits applied.

Meanwhile, if you’d had the necessary tow equipment, there might have been some juicy options way offshore on that bomby north of Makaha. I reckon it looks almost island style…

Somewhere north of Makaha

Somewhere north of Makaha

Went up to where the old Tea Gardens once stood and checked the crunchy action there for long enough to grab a few snaps. The basic deal was that they were mostly closing out, but if you were in the right spot, it was possible to hook into some nice, if very brief walls. Definite board breaking potential and as with everywhere else I looked this morning, pretty unpopulated. Funny what cold wind and the end of school hols will do…

Smaller ones seemed to be more consistently makeable at Gardens around 1000

Smaller ones seemed to be more consistently makeable at Gardens around 1000

Gardens empty for your contemplation

Gardens empty for your contemplation

Grinder rolls into far north Collaroy

Grinder rolls into far north Collaroy

Backwash really popped this wall up at south Narra.

Backwash really popped this wall up at south Narra.

Fun looking little left at Gardens around 1000.

Running around: Curly & Dee Why

Posted by: on April 30th, 2009

Hi all,

Around 0845-0900 I had a closer look at Dee Why and Curly. Only one guy in the water at South Curly because it was just too nutty big up the north end. And the guy chasing waves out from the pool caught nothing while I watched. Really not all that much quality at that particular point in the morning – despite the size. So, I grabbed a shot up the beach toward Northy…

All empty at North Curly for some strange reason...

All empty at North Curly for some strange reason...

So then it was on over the hill for a quick check of the situation at Dee Why. Seeing as I’d already taken a couple pics, I just grabbed one more. There were folks at the point but they were doing a lot of waiting. I watched the beachy for quite awhile whilst talking to RealSurf Mona contrib Ben and we saw a few come through, but, as a Dee Why veteran who walked by observed, it looks as though the south swell is gradually knocking down the extraordinary bank that’s been sitting out in front of the SLSC for the past week or two. Anyway, here’s the shot I took…

How much longer can this bank last at Dee Why?

How much longer can this bank last at Dee Why?

Then it was on to Collaroy-Narrabeen… (up next!)

Lovely this morning

Posted by: on August 3rd, 2008

0900: Dee Why beach looking the goods

0900: Dee Why beach looking the goods


Hello Friends,

Something seems to be amiss with our daily picture gallery. Sigh. Of course I’m chasing it down. (click to see pic in this report) But here’s the important news: it is a glorious morning in Sydney and we still have some waves to play with. Not as big as yesterday, but you can definitely ride them with whatever equipment takes your fancy. Swell is out of the south at couple meters and 11 seconds apart, so sets at south facing beaches should have wave faces in the head high plus range.

Back with more later!

 

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