Articles tagged with "S-2m-9/10s"

Sticky: Weirdly cool morning

Posted by: on January 12th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Blew into Sydney yesterday arvo after a longer than usual haul from the northern hemisphere and got up this morning in a jet-lagged state to discover there were in fact small waves in the south corners. As I write this at around 0940, swell direction is south with an average height at sea of around two metres and a period range of 9-10 seconds. The Bureau is advising of large swells breaking dangerously close inshore, but I didn’t really see anything above about the chest high mark.

High tide is at 1000 and low’s about 1640.

Wind was SSW 10-20 kts.

As you can see from the picture below, there were some reasonable size set waves to be had on the incoming tide about mid-way along the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch. Saw a few bods down the beach from North Narrabeen, but it looked like conversation might have been more plentiful than surfing.

Meanwhile, around the corner and down the beach, a small group of folks were chasing infrequent knee to waist high things at Dee Why centre (see pic below). I was surprised to see that most people were wearing rubber. Maybe it’s the unseasonably cool air temps this morning (makes it feel more like late autumn). I’ve had enough of chilly water for now, so was looking forward to boardies (that said, southern California water temps were pretty mild for this time of year).

Anyway, it’s good to be back home again and here’s hoping the forecast models are correct and that we see some energy for tomorrow morning.

 


Not exactly booming at Dee Why this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sticky: Nice morning with little bumps

Posted by: on October 19th, 2011

 

 

Hello Friends,

Interesting little bumps showing at Dee Why on a sunny and cool spring morning. Not much wind about and there was an incoming tide to help push the south swell bump along. The MHL buoy was showing 2 metres from the south at 9-10s. And yet I only spied a single person in the water at the Dee Why end of the beach. He was puttering around at the point and didn’t catch anything while I watched, but it looked like there was the potential for a chest high set.

So, it might be worth a squizz at your fave south swell spot this morning before the NE sea breeze gets going.

Outlook is for the energy levels to gradually sputter out to flatness by the weekend. This morning’s wave prediction models are showing not much of anything in our near future. The southern ocean is still very active, with lots of energetic systems in the roaring 40’s but they’re all avoiding our swell window for now.

Get out there and enjoy!

TIDES: L @0600 H @1240

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies just off the NSW coast and is expected to remain over the Tasman Sea until at least Saturday. A weak trough may bring a brief southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 20 October
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Friday 21 October
Winds
Northerly 10 to 20 knots, tending southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.

Sticky: Not much, but not flat

Posted by: on September 24th, 2011

Hello Friends,

It looks as though a brief south pulse that showed up on Batemans Bay buoy late yesterday has now arrived in Sydney. And from the look of the data, I don’t think it will last long.

There were distinct little waist high sets showing before 0700 at Dee Why, but surface conditions were pretty messy thanks to the ESE breeze and the grey skies gave it a gloomy look. The MHL data for Sydney shows the swell was dead south at about two metres with an average period nudging toward the 9 second mark.

The showery, small and junky SE conditions are set to last through to about Tuesday morning, so you’ll need to muster all your keeness to find a reason to jump in the water this weekend.

As the Bureau’s summary notes, there is some uncertainty about how the coming week will play out surfwise. Some of the wave prediction models are predicting a bit of activity Mon-Tues, but the wind settings may not be ideal. If I had to pick a day from here, I’d be punting on Tuesday morning…

Go well one and all!

TIDES: L @1100 H @1725

Weather Situation
A high is over the eastern Bight and is expected to be located over Bass Strait on Sunday , after which it will move towards New Zealand. An upper trough is also over the eastern Bight and will move over New South Wales on Saturday. When the trough moves over the Tasman on Sunday, a low and trough are likely to develop along the NSW coast, probably about central to northern parts of the coast, bringing a deepening onshore flow over the coast with strengthening winds likely about central parts of the coast. The precise location and timing of the strong winds will depend on the exact location of the low, which at this stage is still uncertain.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms during the evening.
Sunday 25 September
Winds
Northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots around dawn then tending southwest to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around dawn.
Swell
Southeast to easterly about 1.5 metres
Monday 26 September
Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Sticky: It be pumping kiddies

Posted by: on June 18th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Chilly start to Saturday morning, but the skies are mostly clear and the swell has perked up overnight so that it’s now consistently into the head high range on sets at Dee Why (and the bombs are maybe 30% bigger than that). Swell is still out of the south but overnight it came back up a bit to be averaging around two metres as Saturday got started in Sydney. Period is around the 9 to 10 second mark, so it’s more than juicy enough. Plus, the wind was WSW at around 15kts. There should be plenty of interesting options at south swell spots this morning.

We’re likely to see a steady, if slow, decline in wave energy through the day. But some of the swell prediction models are showing it again coming back up a touch overnight, so tomorrow could find us with a similar pattern, ie the size it was this morning, and fading back a little toward dark. The Bureau is saying it should be easterly about a metre at the moment (which it isn’t according to the MHL data) today, but tomorrow they say it’ll come around to the south (where the buoy is showing it right now). Wind should be offshore again tomorrow morning, so there will be more fun to be had.

I reckon all of us who plan to front Longy tomorrow afternoon to engage in a little constructive beach cleaning and picnicing will have cricks in our necks from twisting around to watch the waves. It starts at 2pm so get along with your picnic stuff and heavy gloves!

Have yourself a top old day, and look out for me ’cause I plan to do a bit of shooting.

 

 

Tides: H @1010, L @1540

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, reaching gale force at times in the far south. Winds are expected to ease Sunday as the low moves near to New Zealand and a high pressure ridge strengthens across NSW.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Sunday 19 June
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots around midday.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 2 metres around dawn.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 to 2 metres tending southerly 2 to 3 metres from the morning.
Monday 20 June
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.

Sunny and clean little waves

Posted by: on April 1st, 2011

Hello Friends,

The morning forecast calls for a 40% chance of showers, but when I grabbed a snap of Dee Why, the skies were more sunny than cloudy. But, better than that, the two metre south swell’s power setting  improved to around 9 seconds overnight. The wind is set to remain light and the skies are supposed to clear too. All up, it’s looking like a day to get in the water at your favourite south swell spot. The models are showing the swell gradually fading toward dark, so the earlier you get into it, the better.

Day willing, I should be back later with an afternoon update.

Go well with your day!

TIDES: H @0750, L @1400

Weather Situation

A trough will linger inland on Friday as a weak ridge builds up in Tasman Sea and along the coast. A cold front approaching from the southwest is expected to reach the far southeast late Friday and to extend through the remainder of New South Wales on Saturday. A high pressure system is then expected to move to the Southern Ocean west of Tasmania where it will remain for several days. This pattern will bring a south to southwesterly airstream to the coast on the weekend, before tending more southeasterly early next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds: Southerly 5 to 10 knots becoming light during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Saturday

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres. The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.

Forecast for Sunday

Winds: Southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending northeast to northwesterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly up to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres.

 

Sticky: Waves continue and that’s a good thing

Posted by: on May 13th, 2010

Hello Friends,

We have ourselves another morning with good surf at Sydney’s south swell spots. Wind was WSW at around 15-20 kts and the tide was coming off an early high. Swell was about two metres coming from the south with a power setting of about 9 seconds. Plenty of folk on the point at Dee Why, and though I didn’t get a good look, seemed to be a fair old crew at Northy as well.

Outlook is for the wind to push along pretty strongly from the S-SW through the day. The Bureau is calling for the swell to be SE around the 3 metre mark, but I can’t really see much evidence on the latest MHL data. The models are showing the same thing, so maybe it’s just lurking out there, waiting to come ashore later…

Said models are still predicting around 3 metres through Friday night, but then pushing up by another 1-2 metres briefly (ie peaking at 4-5 metres), before dropping back steadily into the news week.

Saturday certainly looks interesting because the wind is set to drop back as the day goes along.

I’m hoping to be out and about with a camera over the next few days of course. Speaking of which, I got a few shots at Dee Why point late yesterday morning. You’ll find the story in our centre column news section as usual.

Go well!

TIDES: H @0730, L @1320
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly about 3 metres.
Friday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots easing gradually to 15 to 20 knots by the evening.Sea: 2 to 3 metres abating to about 1.5 metres in the evening. Swell: South to southeasterly about 3 metres.
Saturday: Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing below 10 knots during the evening.

 

 

 

 

Sticky: woo-hoo little waves!

Posted by: on May 6th, 2010

 

Hello Friends,

Corker of a morning out there and overnight Huey’s thrown the switch to surfable. Swell is out of the south (not what the Bureau expected at all) at around two metres now with a power setting of 9-10 seconds. Sets at Dee Why point are into the chest high plus range it looks like to me. Air is brisk and almost 10 degrees colder than the water. Gotta go, will try to get back to you all later.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and tending south to southeasterly. Sea: 1 to 2 metres abating to about 1 metre in the afternoon.Swell: East to northeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday: Wind: West to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots, inshore afternoon seabreezes less than 10 knots.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly about 1 metre.
Saturday: Wind: South to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending southeasterly during the morning.

Sticky: Saturday situation: fun early, trashed late

Posted by: on April 3rd, 2010

A couple pictures from this morning before the wind (gallery online soon)

 

 

Southerly pretty much wrecked everywhere my early afternoon.

Hello Friends,

Not super consistent but some chest to shoulder high sets at the point and in the beachy at Dee Why. As the tide comes in this morning, the southerly’s going to pick up, so the bigger and more exposed spots will start to chop up before long.

Average period has bumped up to around the 9 second mark so it should be a touch jucier on those bomb sets.

I plan to be out and about with cameras this morning, so I hope to have a few more piccies for you later.

Outlook is for the swell to get a touch more power as the period starts to stretch out somewhat this afternoon. Tomorrow morning is shaping to be the peak of the weekend swell energy on current estimates, but there should be waves through Monday according to the latest run of the models.

Have yourself a good one!

 

 

TIDES L @0630, H @1230
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: S 10/15 knots inshore and 15/20 knots offshore, increasing to S/SE 18/23 knots throughout.Sea: 1 to 2 metres, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots later. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: SW/SE 5/15 knots.

Sticky: On the lines

Posted by: on March 23rd, 2010

Hello Friends,

Breeze was lightly offshore when I grabbed the first pic of the day around 0700. There was a small but rideable little line showing at Dee Why beach every now and then. According to the buoy data, it’s primarily out of the south and is a couple of metres at sea with a period of about 9 seconds. Exposed spots should be delivering the odd chest high set. The early morning offshores are set to switch to light onshores from the E to SE before moving around to the NE this afternoon.

Tide is low this morning around 0900 and will be high around 3pm.

Outlook is for the surf settings to stay around this level through to about lunchtime tomorrow. From Wednesday evening there could be an increase in the period and therefore the average size of the waves. Thursday is still looking like being the pick day for the working week.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

TIDES: L @0900, H @1500
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 5/10 knots, tending NE’ly during the afternoon.Sea: below 1 metre.Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SE 8/13 knots. Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: S about 2 metres.
Thursday: Wind: NE/SE 5/15 knots, increasing to 10/20 knots.

Curly this am

Posted by: on September 24th, 2009

Went for a quick splash at south Curly this morning. Looked at Dee Why on the way, but mate Brendon scared us off with a report that it had just stopped dead in the last hour. Curly was consistent and sizable, but the banks are far from their best and the shutdown percentages were rather high. Water has chilled down a degree or so from last week too. But, it was a beautiful day and good to be getting wet. Grabbed a few snaps to share. Depending how I go with my other obligations today, I’ll try to go get dsome more later.

Curly looking a weird combo of wobbly lips and slamming shutdowns.

Curly looking a weird combo of wobbly lips and slamming shutdowns.

The odd briefly makeable section to be had.

The odd briefly makeable section to be had.

Bodyboarders probably best equipped for extracting fun from  the shutdowns

Bodyboarders probably best equipped for extracting fun from the shutdowns

 

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