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Wednesday cold early and southerly

Posted by: on September 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Wild and woolly conditions thanks to 30kts of south to SW wind and around 4 metres of south swell (going by the Pt Kembla buoy…Sydney’s gone offline). Swell should stay at around this intensity for another 24-48 hours at least. Wind unfortunately is going to blast along at 25-30 kts from the south right through Friday. Throw in the sub-10 degree wind chill, and it’s only going to attract the most dedicated and hardy.
As the pictures show, I had a look at Curly, Dee Why and Collaroy this morning and can report that Curly is exactly as you’d expect – out of control. Dee Why point was very lumpy and choppy and the one person trying to catch something in the chaotic shories got out of the water while I was watching.
Around the corner, the wind was offshore at White Rock, but with the dark skies and very rough seas, it wasn’t looking exactly clean. That wasn’t putting off half a dozen stalwarts. The Kick and Brownwater weren’t doing much, but I saw a fun looking little waist-ish mal wave roll in at Collaroy.
Have yourself a great Wednesday and go well with your plans!

dogs prohibited

Fun fact: even on a lead, walking a dog here could get you a $330 fine.

curl curl

About the only exercise on offer at Curly around 0700

dy beach

Chasing options on his own in the shorey at Dee Why

DY point

Lumpy, bumpy DY point this morning

Collaroy

Clean mal conditions if you didn’t mind the cold at Collaroy

White Rock

Getting air at White Rock around 0715

White Rock

White Rock looking fairly rugged in the biting wind

Sticky: Stormy Wednesday

Posted by: on July 24th, 2013

Swell's picked up

Hello Friends,

Swell came up dramatically overnight – in line with the predictions. As the day got started in Sydney it was peaking at an average height of 4 metres from the south with a period of 11 seconds. There were a few bods having a go at the point, but there are a fair percentage of unsurfable bomb sets, so I’d say they’ll be earning ’em out there. The ocean inshore wasn’t too hammered, considering. But wind is south 25-35 kts, so more exposed places will be copping it.

From the shape of the swell data down the coast, the prediction of a decrease in swell across the day looks highly likely. The call is for it to be down to 2.5-3 metres by close of play. The southerly is also supposed to back off a little to 20-25kts. So not exactly glassing off.

Tomorrow should see the wind still southerly, but it’s set to back off across the day and turn N- NW for Friday morning. The swell will gradually decline but not dribble away to flatness, so the last day of the working week might be the pick.

Have yourself a great Wednesday!

Tides: H @0920, L @1510

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea will continue to move slowly to the south-southeast and weaken today, with strong to gale force south to southwesterly winds over NSW waters. A high pressure system is expected to move over the Bass Strait over the next few days extending a ridge to the southwestern Coral Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Gale warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions expected, hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 25 July
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Friday 26 July
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots at first, tending west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.

Stormy, scrapy south swell

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2013

Floppy peak

Not quite...

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s rain and bleak conditions lightened up in the late afternoon and this morning sees it sunny and offshore with a fresh SW wind and around 4 metres of raw and fairly messy south swell with a healthy average period of close to 11 seconds. Swell is peaking this morning as the tide heads toward low at about 1020.

The wind is set to be strong all day, so it’ll be interesting to see if it cleans the swell up for us. Right now though it’s not too wonderful looking at Dee Why thanks to the rough seas of the last 14 hours.

After posting the foregoing, I had a look at the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. Swell is just wrong for the north end, but there are definitely a few possibilities at Collaroy. Swell is looking a lot cleaner than the heaving stuff at Dee Why.

Outlook is for the swell to steadily decline from this morning’s peak but on current reckoning it looks as though we should get surf of some sort for the remainder of the week.

Here are a few more snaps from Collaroy…

Clean Collaroy

Kick caught

Shutting down

Have a great Monday one and all!

Weather Situation
Strong to gale force southerlies along NSW coast are expected to gradually weaken during Monday and Tuesday as the trough moves further eastwards into the Tasman Sea and a high pressure centre over the Bight extends a ridge into NSW. Light northerly airstream will develop along NSW coast from Wednesday after the high enters the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the morning.
Tuesday 4 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Wednesday 5 June
Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

A few piccies from this morning

Posted by: on June 11th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Here are a few snaps from my run-around this morning:

Getting the day started in a good way

Getting the day started in a good way

Few bodyboarders poaching little ones at Fairy Bower on hightide.

Few bodyboarders poaching little ones at Fairy Bower on hightide.

One stands up on the inside at Queensy earlier today.

One stands up on the inside at Queensy earlier today.

Bit fat and full to start at Manly this morning.

Bit fat and full to start at Manly this morning.

Catching some size with nothing more than a pair of flippers.

Catching some size with nothing more than a pair of flippers.

No one out for some strange reason.

No one out for some strange reason.

Ah, the old Dee Why point...

Ah, the old Dee Why point...

Lotsa shutdowns - as usual - but the odd rather nice one too.

Lotsa shutdowns - as usual - but the odd rather nice one too.

Waiting for the tow-ins to arrive at low tide?

Waiting for the tow-ins to arrive at low tide?

Yep, it’s big

Posted by: on June 11th, 2009
This one peeled for over 100 metres.

This one peeled for over 100 metres.

Not quite as big as the beachy, but no complaints from this rider at daybreak.

Not quite as big as the beachy, but no complaints from this rider at daybreak.

Hello Friends,

Update: got just enough light for a couple snaps and I can tell you it’s damn cold standing there in the wind and 8 degree temps waiting to hit the shutter button. I’ll bet suiting up in the carpark was pretty cozy for all those chaps and chapettes who did the dawn patrol. Okay, I’m off on a bit of a run around to see what else is showing a wave. PB has headed north on the same mission, so we should have a few piccies up for you later.

Waiting for enough light to take a picture, but can tell you that it looks to be in the double overhead range. Swell is out of the south as expected. It’s averaging 4 metres at sea and the power setting is on a juicy 11 seconds (with peaks into the 13 sec range).

Wind is west at around 15 kts. Next tide is a high at 1034.

Pic up soon, and then I’m off for a look around to report on the other options….

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 20/30 knots, reaching 30/35 knots offshore early and again late. Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres.Swell: S about 3 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: SW 15/20 knots at first, reaching 25 knots offshore early, easing then tending NW 5/10 knots by the evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres at first, reaching 2.5 metres offshore early, abating to below 1 metre by the evening. Swell: S about 2.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: NW freshening to 15/20 knots.

Sticky: Everybody on deck

Posted by: on November 24th, 2008

1000ish in the shories at Dee Why.

1000ish in the shories at Dee Why.

Around 1000 at Dee Why point

Around 1000 at Dee Why point


Mid morning update: swell is pushing up dramatically now… and the wind’s into it. Dee Why point is getting pretty crazy looking with all the cross chop, but there are/were still a few bods in the water as of 1000. Some very sizable sets coming through too… I grabbed a snap or two to share…
1000ish in the shories at Dee Why.

1000ish in the shories at Dee Why.

earlier…

Hello Friends,

0645: set lights up the point

0645: set lights up the point

Swell has arrived. Still pretty close together on the period setting, but there are some fun looking sets getting into the point and along the beach at Dee Why.

At dusk yesterday it was just about flat at the point, thanks to the powering wind. But from around midnight, it started ramping up in a big way. The average height of the swell at sea went from around 2 to around 4 metres. At the same time the average period went from around 9 to close to 11 seconds. TheĀ  direction is dead south, so it will be bigger at places that face straight into the oncoming swell.

The wind is currently 8-14 kts from the WSW, but the Bureau says we should expect it to be 25-33 kts before it starts to swing southerly in the afternoon. Overnight it should back off a little and tomorrow is set to be S-SE at 10-15kt.

0745: not many in the water at the beach but there a few to be had.

0745: not many in the water at the beach but there a few to be had.

According to the models, the swell will peak near dusk today, but it should still be pretty solid tomorrow morning. During the day it’s set to slacken off but there should still be good size waves at south swell spots through Wednesday. Lookin’ like a pretty good start to the week for Sydney.

Go well with your day and jag a few if you can!

 

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