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Sticky: Small south lines at Dee Why Sunday morning

Posted by: on March 25th, 2012


Hello Friends,

The ocean was showing a little more life this Sunday morning. But it’s still quite small. Given the numbers reported by the MHL buoy off Sydney, I’m a bit surprised that the sets aren’t bigger. Maybe I was watching during a long lull… at any rate, it’s showing a couple metres from the south at 9 seconds apart out at sea. But at Dee Why the large crew in the beach break are seeing waist high wave faces for the most part.

Looking at the swell models this morning, it seems that this morning’s offerings may be about as big as we’re going to get for the next few days. Indeed, much of the modelling is pointing toward a week of small to nearly flat conditions for our region. Hope they’re wrong!

Your best shot today, pretty obviously, will be to head for your favourite south swell spot.

Wind is light early and according to the Bureau it’ll decrease toward midday before going around to east south east for the late.

Go well with your Sunday!

TIDES: H @1050, L @1645

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight is directing cool and dry southwesterly winds over much of the state. This high is expected to move eastwards over the next couple of days, with southwesterly winds easing and tending northeast to southeasterly.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 10 knots around midday then tending east to southeasterly by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Monday 26 March
Winds
Easterly 5 to 10 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 27 March
Winds
Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.

Sticky:

Posted by: on April 4th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Southerly swell has pulsed up again this morning and for the early risers the wind was out of the WSW. The MHL buoy shows that it’s averaging around 2 metres and the average period is about 9 seconds. When I took my first pictures of the day at around 0645 the incoming tide was making things look a bit fat and full, but there were sets into the chest high range. The weather is set to cloud up this afternoon, and stay that way the rest of the week. Wind is expected to settle into a 15-20kt southerly too, so the number of surf options will contract to a few south corners before very much longer I’d say.

The latest run of the models seems to be pointing toward small but not quite flat conditions across the coming week. Today the Bureau has issued a dangerous surf warning and they have it in tomorrow’s forecast as well. The other models don’t seem to be lining up with them on that front. Be interesting to see if the BoM or the models come closer to what we actually observe.

Have yourself a top old day!

 

 

TIDES: H @0830 L @1430

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge to the New South Wales far north coast. The high will move very slowly east over the next few days and it is expected to move over the southwestern Tasman Sea on Thursday maintaining the ridge to the far north coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Tuesday

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres.

 

 

Sticky: Still some waves, but smaller

Posted by: on June 11th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Yesterday afternoon’s pulse has faded back overnight but there’s still a couple metres of south swell. Coldest morning we’ve had since August apparently, but the SW wind’s not doing much so with luck we should have waves all day and into tomorrow morning.

The latest run of the models is showing this pulse giving way to another stronger one from Saturday afternoon and pushing through to Monday morning. The call earlier in the week was for a very long period south swell, but as usually happens, that’s now been scaled back to a still juicy 11-12 seconds.

I’ll be publishing a fresh gallery of shots from yesterday afternoon. I got a handful from Avalon and a few more from Newport where Derek Hynde was playing around with a finless board.

I might get out and about with the camera again today if the schedule permits…

Have yourself a good one!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Saturday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Swell: Southerly 2 metres increasing to 3 metres in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.

Pics: Dee Why beach & Mona Vale Sun 16 May

Posted by: on May 17th, 2010

Sunday saw a significant drop in power and size, but there were still waves to be had at Sydney’s beaches. I shot at Dee Why and then checked out Mona Vale. If you were in the water, I might’ve caught one or two of your stylin’ moves.


Dee Why beach 16 May 2010 (am) – Images by Don Norris


Mona Vale 16 May 2010 – Images by Don Norris

Sticky: Thursday early-riser info

Posted by: on March 25th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Too dark to see as I write this, so here’s the latest from the Bureau until I get back with some pics and details…
A few piccies for ya

 

 

 

Swell is south at 2 metres on a period of 9 seconds, with some 11 second stuff in the mix. No sign of the models’ projected 12-14 sec.

Tides: Low @1120, H @1725
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 5/10 knots, tending NE and increasing to 13/18 knots in the afternoon, and reaching 15/20 knots later.Sea: less than 1 metre, rising to about 1.5 metres.Swell: S about 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres late afternoon or evening.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 13/18 knots. Winds inshore N/NW 8/13 knots during the morning.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, although about 1 metre inshore during the morning Swell: S 1 to 1.5 metres tending E.
Saturday: Wind: Morning S’ly change 10/20 knots, becoming SE/NE 5/15 knots in the afternoon/evening..

Tiny but not flat

Posted by: on August 18th, 2009

Hello Friends,

More energy than yesterday, but not big.

More energy than yesterday, but not big.

We’ve got a little pulse happening this morning. It’s nothing dramatic, in fact it’s really only a touch bigger than yesterday at this time. Out at sea off Sydney, the 2m swell is mainly out of the south at 9 to 11 seconds apart. If you’re going to get in the water this week, it looks as though today’s the day to do it. That’s because the models, quite frankly, look rather bleak for our part of the world.

The southern ocean is busy with lows, but they’re being kept well away from the east coast’s swell window. As things are currently shaping up, your only hope for a sip of juice will be to haul out the mal or the sup from about tomorrow onward.

Should be a beautiful day in Sydney this Tuesday and the wind should be okay in the morning, but turning onshore in the afternoon.

Have yourself a great day!

Tides: L: 1149, H:1824
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: SW 10/15 knots, becoming SE/NE 8/13 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, abating to about 1 metre. Swell: S 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: W/NW 5/10 knots, becoming NE 10/15 knots in the afternoon and 15/20 knots in the evening.Sea: to 1 metre, rising to 1 to 2 metres later. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday: Wind: NW/NE 10/15 knots.

 

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