Articles tagged with "SE-1.3m-10s"

Little lines and a very cold start

Posted by: on August 5th, 2015

Hello Friends,

According to the MHL buoy at 0600 there was 1.3 metres of 10-sec SE swell out at sea. At Dee Why that was translating into knee to waist high lines at the point and along the beach. There were a couple of people out at the point but I couldn’t see anyone along the beach just north of the club. Maybe the sub-10C temp had something to do with it!

We’re heading to a high tide at 1210 and the current offshores are expected to peak in the 20-30 kt range around midday.

Swell is still expected to come up a little tomorrow from the dead south. So, as the Goat said last week, your go-to spots will be the usual magnets. I’m hoping to see chest plus conditions at the best spots from tomorrow into the weekend.

Have yourself a good Wednesday everybody!

dy point

Bomb set at the point this morning

Sunny, glassy… micro

Posted by: on March 7th, 2014

Hello Friends,

At 0400 the MHL buoy off Sydney was recording 1.3 metres of 10 sec SE swell. As the day got started wind was light and skies were clear, but the high tide was pretty much swamping anything of interest at Dee Why. There were a few bods in the water up the beach from the SLSC, but as nearly as I could tell, they weren’t finding anything above knee high – and those were mainly shutting down on the sand.

This morning’s surf forecasts are not too hopeful for the near term. What we’re seeing now could be as good as it gets until mid to late next week. But then it starts getting interesting. For the last week or so, the models have been projecting at prolonged period of juicy east swell and this morning sees them sticking with that call. If they’re right, we could see energy for up to a week – or more. And the further up the NSW coast you go, the better the prospects. I’m allowing myself to get cautiously hopeful.

Anyway, there might be a little something at a better exposed stretch.

Get up to some good where you can and have yourself a top Friday one and all!

Soft little peak at south end

Soft little peak at south end

Mid-Curly set wave face looking good!

Mid-Curly set wave face looking good!

Massive North Curly set

Massive North Curly set

South Steyne not exactly magic - but glassy!

South Steyne not exactly magic – but glassy!

Cruising a ripple around 0840

Cruising a ripple around 0840

In search of something catchable near the pole

In search of something catchable near the pole


Another tiny day folks

Another tiny day folks

Tides: H @0810, L @1445

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 7 March 2014.
Weather Situation
A trough over the Tasman Sea and across NSW will weaken over the next few days as a high strengthens over the southern Tasman Sea and extends a ridge over NSW.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms, contracting inshore and clearing in the late afternoon.
Saturday 8 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore from the early morning.
Sunday 9 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.

Swell on its way?

Posted by: on November 25th, 2013

Early lines
Hello Friends,

At 0400 the Eden MHL buoy directional spectra was showing 12 second period SSE swell at an average height of 2.3 metres, but with peak seas and swell of 4.7 metres. Wind down that way is around the 30 kt mark from the south. I mention this, because it should mean we’ll see that energy (and wind) here before long. The good thing for us is that the Bureau says although strong, the wind is set to be SW through much of the day. As of 0700 Dee Why was showing waist to chest plus wave faces along the beach, but nothing much at the point – yet.

The Bureau expects the swell energy to peak overnight but we should still have solid waves tomorrow and into Wednesday. The big issue will be the wind because although it starts out SW, late this afternoon it goes south and stays that way all day tomorrow.

Interestingly, while the back half of the work week looks ho-hum, this morning’s long range modelling points toward another burst of south energy at the weekend.

Get a few if you can and have yourself a top old Monday!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 25 November 2013.
Weather Situation
A trough in the northeast is linked to a slow moving complex low in the southern Tasman Sea. Winds are expected to strengthen from the south and extend along the whole coast during Monday and Tuesday. The trough is expected to gradually contract north with southerlies easing by Wednesday and turning northerly later this week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southerly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms from the late morning, mainly offshore.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 26 November
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around dawn.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 27 November
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.

Sticky: Coming up..

Posted by: on June 14th, 2013

Nice lines
Northy @0830

Hello Friends,

Friday opened in promising fashion with a courduroy sea thanks to a 10 second period 1.3 metre SE swell. It’s not huge, but we’re definitely into the chest to shoulder plus range at Dee Why. That means it should be bigger around at Curly and other magnet spots. Wind was around 10-15 kts from the NNW as the day kicked off. Skies were sunny, but it’s set to cloud up this arvo and go showery on us. At the same time, the wind is expected to move around to the W-SW and build to 25-30 knots.

Tide was low at around 0600 and will hit the high at a touch after noon.

Looks as though the swell will really kick in from tomorrow, but I’d say the people in the water this morning won’t be complaining! Skip down the page for the Goat’s take. I reckon he’s spot on – as usual.

PC just winding up for a 360 at the point in 1977

PC just winding up for a 360 at the point in 1977

Yesterday I finished cutting together a highlights reel from my 1977 surf footage for next Thursday night’s Solstice Jam Surfrider fundraiser at Deck Bar. Peter Crawford appears at Dee Why point, Northy and Burleigh. Mumbles, Mark Warren, Terry Fitz, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit and, of course, MP also feature. Today I’ll be pulling together some more recent footage of very solid south Narrabeen to add further visual spice to the night. Along with live music, Surfrider crew will be raffling off boards, wetties, surf lessons and even 2-hour photo sessions from wozthatyou’s Doug and, ahem, me. For $20 you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food. One of those nights when people will be saying ‘you shoulda been there…”

Surfrider Foundation ‘Winter Solstice Jam’
The Deck Bar (Dee Why) Thurs 20th June

Celebrating protecting our waves and beaches through music, film and community.

Surfrider Foundation is a devoted group of surfers, coastal scientists and activists who have been protecting waves and beaches for the past 20 years. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Surfrider Foundation’s high impact environmental programs.

“I’m really looking forward to this event. It will be a celebration of the great work that Surfrider does for our ocean and beaches – as well as a brilliant party” – Barton Lynch former world surfing champion and Surfrider Foundation Board Member.

Live music + Surf films + Auctions + Raffle
(Hosted by Wendy Harmer + Barton Lynch)

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2013
Location: The Deck Bar (upstairs), 22-23 the Strand, Dee Why
Time: 6.00pm – Midnight
Tickets: On sale now at http://www.surfrider.org.au/event/winter-solstice-jam

Tickets: $20 each. Ticket price includes 2 complimentary drinks and food. Limited tickets available.

Featuring: Live music from some of the Northern Beaches’ finest, performers, including Hannah Darling (from The Voice), Paul Berry, Mikey Redlich and others.

Surf films include footage and images from Justin Crawford and some of Don’s rare archival 1977 footage of PC, mumbles and others at Dee Why Pt, Northy etc.

Be there for a chance on the night to win a custom-made board by local Northern Beaches shaper, Mike Psillakis.

Surfrider Foundation would like to thank its generous ‘Winter Solstice Jam’ sponsors, including
The Deck Bar; Psillakis Surfboards; Spaceships Campervan Hire.

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Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is slowly tracking northeastwards. This low is expected to be very slow moving until Wednesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during this evening.
Saturday 15 June
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching 35 to 40 knots offshore.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from the morning until evening, mainly offshore.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 16 June
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres.

Sticky: A touch smaller than yesterday’s smallness

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013

Chest high on smaller people

Hello Friends,

Seems to have slipped down another cog this morning. Tide is dropping toward a midday low, winds are light and there’s about a metre of 10 sec SE wind swell.

There were a few bods in the water at Dee Why. Waves looked to be around the waist high mark on sets at 0830. It still looks pretty weak though (which was the problem yesterday as well).

Outlook for the next week is essentially more or less of the same summery conditions. Take the floatiest option in your quiver and set the expectometer to about 2.

Have yourself a top old Wednesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Thursday 7 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1 metre.
Friday 8 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

 

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