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Sticky: Little something showing at south spots

Posted by: on March 18th, 2012


Hello Friends,

We seem to have little waves this morning at Dee Why. Nothing spectacular but the MHL buoy is showing 7-8sec south wind swell at a couple metres, so there are sets into the chest high range (although mostly it’s a lot smaller). There wasn’t enough energy to get the point going, but up the beach there seemed to be a few peaks. Next tide is a low at around 1245.

As of 0845 the wind was out of the SW at around 10 kts. The Bureau tells us that it’ll go around to the SE late this afternoon.

So, not spectacular but not hopeless either. And that’s a good thing.

The week ahead is currently looking so-so with the possibility of something worthwhile from around Weds to Friday as we get an extended period of east to ESE swell filling in.

Go well with your Sunday!

Weather Situation
A high centred near Victoria maintains a strengthening ridge over most of New South Wales. The ridge will linger over the state early next week as the high moves across the southern Tasman Sea and onshore airstream develops along the coast. A trough is expected to move through the state during Wednesday, bringing late southerly change.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Monday 19 March
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.
Tuesday 20 March
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.

Sticky: Picked up a bit

Posted by: on February 22nd, 2012

Hello Friends,

The wind swell is still dead south this morning. It bumped up during the morning yesterday and is holding at around 2 metres. Too bad the average period of 7 seconds means that the sets are few and far between and for the most part not all that impressive. Okay, on with the optimist hat… but, the wind was light early, there weren’t many people around at Dee Why for the early and if you were keen there were definitely waist to maybe chest high sets to be had.

The plan is to get out there sooner rather than later because the Bureau tells us that this morning’s S-SW wind will swing to the SE later.

Tide is high at 0830 and low at 1450 or so.

Weather is supposed to be partly cloudy with a chance of a shower and a high of 24.

Nothing too exciting on this morning’s swell prediction modelling for our region. More bumping along in small to near flatland from the look of it…

Keep on smilin’ and have a top old day!

Weather Situation from the Bureau of Meterology
A low pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is moving to the southeast while a high pressure ridge strengthens along the New South Wales coast. A broad trough of low pressure remains over the state’s west. During Thursday and Friday a high will move from the Bight to the Tasman Sea, and continue to build a ridge into New South Wales. This high is forecast to be the dominant synoptic feature through the weekend, moving only very slowly to the east.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Thursday 23 February
Winds
South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday 24 February
Winds
Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending easterly during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

Sticky: Easter Friday and we have waves

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2010

Hello Friends,

Wandered down to the beach a little after 0900 to see if I could find anything worth taking pictures of. First stop was Curly where in the course of around 40 mins, it went from good size buy marginally onshore to good size but thoroughly hacked up.

It was tough going getting waves for the goodly size crew out there and I didn’t really come back with much in the way of keepers. Very demanding conditions indeed.

But around the corner at Dee Why it was even more wretched. Not as badly affected by the wind, but the short period, straight south swell was barely refracting in. Heaps of bods in the water but very, very few waves of any consequence. Eventually one sort of catchable one dribbled around the point and an energetic mal rider managed to milk it some distance. (see below)

From what the Goat says we can expect the swell to hang around at roughly the same size into the middle of next week. My reading of the models suggests this is, as usual, pretty much spot on. Some of the riffs on the basic WAM data suggest that SE spots may kick into the good quality range for the early on both Sunday and Monday. The Bureau is calling for the wind to stay out of the southern quarters through the long weekend, so getting in before mid-morning will be the go.

Anyway, have yourself a good one!


Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Friday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 knots offshore increasing during the morning to 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots offshore. Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: SE about 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: S 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: S/SE 15/25.

 

 

Sticky: Grey, drizzle, yep it’s summer 2010

Posted by: on January 30th, 2010

Hello Friends,

You may have noticed that we don’t exactly have beach weather this morning. Cloudy skies, the odd light shower drifting down on the steady SSW wind and no obvious sign of swell. The MHL buoy reports a couple metres of south swell at just 7 seconds apart, but as you can see from the photograph (very grainy because the light levels were so low), there’s really nothing much showing.

The general outlook over the next few days is pretty ordinary. It looks from the models as though we’re unlikely to see much of any improvement until we get toward the middle of the week. And even then, while the swell should push up from the east, there’s likely to be a fair amount of east to ESE wind with it.

If I had to pick a day for the coming week, I’d go for Thursday morning before the wind kicks in again. But that’s a fair way off, so I reserve the right to change my advice as the week goes along!

Have yourself a top old day and get up to some good on the way through.

TIDES: L @0900, H @1540
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 18/23 knots, turning E/SE 15/20 knots in the afternoon or evening. Sea: about 2 metres, abating to about 1.5 metres.Swell: SE about 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday: Wind: NE 15/20 knots.Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: E/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots.

 

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