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Pumping Saturday morning

Posted by: on March 26th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Clean and solid conditions at SE magnet spots as of 0700 this morning. Set wave faces were head and a bit at the exposed spots. There’s some long period component in the mix (oomph as the Goat would say), so this is not a morning for beginners to just jump in the water wherever. Spend some time watching before you paddle out!

Just before daybreak the MHL buoy was detecting 1.5 metres of mainly SE swell with an average period of about 11 seconds. That’s down a bit from yesterday’s peak intensities, but it’s not flat. Wind was light offshore for the dawn patrol and tide was coming into the high at 1100. Water’s still a toasty 25 out at the buoy.

Wind’s due to gradually go southerly at 10-15 kts and then to swing to the NE while backing off in the afternoon. The models suggest it’ll stay about the same size all day and then dip slightly tomorrow. Longer term outlook is pointing toward wave size sticking around at about the current levels, give or take a bit, until mid-week when indications are that we’ll see a south pulse of some sort. Right now it looks like being pretty short-period though.

Have yourself a great Saturday and keep on smilin’!

south narrabeen wave

South Narrabeen unrideable maulers

north narrabeen surfer

The crew was on it from early at Northy

dee why beach waves

Clean and peaky looking at Dee Why end

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Saturday drive at Dee Why beach

long reef bombies

Lines at the bombies 0715

long reef surfer

Long Reef up and riding on an inside bombie

Weather Situation
A weakening high pressure system lies over far northeastern New South Wales, directing east to northeasterly winds over most coastal waters. A trough and southerly change which moved along the southern and central coasts overnight, are expected to stall in the north today. A new high moving in behind this trough should see a return to generally light onshore winds on Sunday and Monday, although there is some uncertainty in the position of a trough expected to linger off the coast early in the week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 27 March
Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 28 March
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

The odd little wave around on Monday morning

Posted by: on August 10th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Light NW-W wind at 0730 this morning with clear skies. The 0600 MHL Sydney buoy report showed 1.5 metres of 11-sec SE swell with an offshore water temp of 18. When I grabbed this morning’s pics, the biggest set I saw at the point was around waist plus and maybe chest plus up the beach. The Bureau says the swell will fade to a metre or so later this morning.

Next tide is a low at 1040.

Wind should be 10-15 W-NW this morning, but by late this afternoon it’s expected to be more north to NE.

Outlook is for marginal to near flat conditions for the next three days before a new south pulse of about the present size turns up sometime around Thursday afternoon.

So get in if you can and have a top old Monday!

dy beach

Sneaker peak up the beach on Monday morning

dy point

Looked like you wanted something long and buoyant at 0720

Swell fading but not gone yet

Posted by: on December 15th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Monday opens the batting with only a faint offshore and sunny skies. Swell’s dropped away overnight, but is still coming from the SE at around the 1.5 metre mark with an average period of 11 seconds. Next tide is a low at 0920. Water is about 21C.

Today should see the swell to hang around at about the current size. The wind should gradually build from the east to NE and is expected to be 10-15 kts by this afternoon.

There should be little waves for the rest of the week, but tomorrow is expected to be blowing pretty hard from the NE and then the models show it turning south for Weds before going back NE again for Thursday. Friday might be south again. So, it’s looking like wind, wind and more wind.

Yesterday morning for the first time in months, I had an opportunity to take the camera to the beach and grab a few snaps of ordinary folks having fun in the raw head to overhead conditions. If you were in the water at Dee Why, you might find yourself among the pics.

Have a great day!

Fading but not gone

Fading but not gone

dy beach surfing

Look fun enough to get wet

dy point

Longish waits for shortish rides this morning

Weather Situation

A high lies over the Tasman Sea and is extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. The next low pressure trough is expected to approach from the west, bringing showers to some southern districts as it crosses New South Wales early in the new week. Another trough is expected to move across the state during Tuesday, passing through southern parts of the coast on Tuesday evening, and central parts of the coast during Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 16 December

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Winds turning northerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 17 December

Junky start for Sydney

Posted by: on November 13th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Kinda messy start to the day, but there should be some chest plus sets at SE magnet spots thanks to an 11-sec, 1.5+ metre swell. The NE wind was 10 kts or so at daybreak, so clean options will be limited or non-existent. And the wind will be with you all day. Tide was low at 0600, so at least there should be some push on the incoming.

Friday outlook seems to be for slightly smaller and more NE conditions ahead of a late SE change. So, not brilliant, but if you’re really keen, there should be a grovel about.

Today’s postcard is a screengrab from offshoretheater’s webcam at California Street in Ventura.

Barely there line at Ventura's California Street this morning

Barely there line at Ventura’s California Street this morning

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is slowly moving east across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. Northerly winds will increase during Friday ahead of a gusty southerly change associated with a cold front developing on the south coast in the afternoon, extending to Sydney Waters late evening and to the far north coast during Saturday morning. Winds are expected to gradually turn east to northeasterly during Sunday and Monday as another high moves towards the Bass Strait.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 14 November

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 15 November

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Aw Huey

Posted by: on January 4th, 2014

More or less nada

Hello Friends,

Strong southerly greeted your correspondent when he opened the hatch to RealSurf’s crows nest. Grey and hazy atmospheric conditions, lots of south wind and maybe waist high little south bumps showing at Dee Why beach. The MHL spectra for Sydney shows the main energy coming from the SSE at 11 seconds apart and around 1.5 metres average height. I’m calling it 2 out of 10 – desperates only.

Prospects aren’t too red hot either. Today’s going to be southerly, swinging east south east later. So, the swell should maybe push up a bit by midday, but it’ll be onshore pretty much every where. Sunday it’s set to be easterly early, going NE later, so I’m not overly hopeful about there being much for us in the morning as this afternoon’s uptick in swell energy fades.

Looking ahead, it seems we’re in for lots of wind from the southerly quarters over the week ahead. The models are showing something of a midweek pulse also from the south. So who knows, maybe there’s a hope of something semi surfable Weds morning…

In other news, I went along to Tim Bonython’s Australian Surf Movie Festival (future dates and venues here) last night. I think you could describe the theme as “heavy”. In the last year Tim’s been out to mysto far west SA spots, Shipsterns and, of course, Chopes. As always, the technical and artistic standards are very high and the surfing is gob smacking – particularly when you’re talking off the richter Chopes. That place really is completely bonkers.

Have yourself an excellent Saturday!

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure is bringing a southerly change to the New South Wales coast today. Behind this, a weak high pressure ridge will develop over the western Tasman Sea, bringing a return to northerly winds along the coast on Sunday. The next trough and southerly change are expected during Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 5 January
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon, reaching 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Monday 6 January
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots ahead of a southerly change 20 to 25 knots, then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.

Little peaks to be had

Posted by: on December 11th, 2013

Peeking peak

Quick section

Weds am DY

Lefts too

Hello Friends,

Although not much was showing on the 0300 spectral data from MHL, the 1.4 metres of SE swell actually has a pretty reasonable 11 second period. A little before 0700 the combo was producing waist to chest set wave faces at Dee Why. The expected onshores had not yet arrived either. It looked as though most waves were shutting down pretty quickly after you took off, but a few ran a short distance. Sunny skies and little waves – not bad for a summer morning in Sydney.

Tides aren’t swinging about much today. The low comes along at 0930 and the high will be at 1530.

Outlook for the next week or so is pretty minor. The next few days could be nearly flat and then there might be a little twitch into the catchable range for Saturday morning. But otherwise the swell models are not looking good for the east coast. If you want something good, I’d head to Vicco and maybe pull on the steamer at Apollo Bay. Swell promises to be thumping there for the next week… lucky pups!

Go well with your day everyone!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 11 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A complex synoptic pattern remains over NSW coastal waters for the next few days as a trough stalls in the far north, while a broad area of low pressure over the Southern Ocean allows a series of frontal systems to pass south of NSW. A weak high pressure system balances between these two systems. Conditions settle into the weekend as the high pressure system dominates the circulation, strengthening and moving over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre by early evening.
Thursday 12 December
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 13 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

PICS by Don: Sunday, last of the swell at Manly and North Narrabeen

Posted by: on June 6th, 2011

Sunday saw the swell swing a bit more to the SE as it began to fade. Still there were some magnificent waves to be had for the fortunate crew who were on them at Manly. I shot for an hour from near the North Steyne surfclub. Ended up with almost 400 shots of regular surfers getting some uncommonly good waves on a sunny morning.

Late in the afternoon, after going for a fun surf myself at Dee Why point, I went up to North Narrabeen for the sunset show. Not really expecting to find much, I was surprised to discover that there were still some very tasty and often quite makeable little barrels coming through. Some very deep pits to be had if you could hold your line.

As usual, by clicking on any of the pics below you’ll be taken to the complete gallery for that session. And, as usual, I was aiming to get extraordinary shots of ordinary surfers… enjoy and don’t forget, all pics are available for purchase at various sizes.

Manly (North Steyne mostly) 0830-0930 391 pics!

Click pic above to go to the entire Manly gallery

North Narrabeen at dusk 165 pics

Click pic above to see the entire Northy Sunday pm gallery

PICS: Curl Curl, Sat 22 Jan 1000-1115

Posted by: on January 22nd, 2011

Got out and about with a camera this morning at Curly where the swell seemed to be up to the most good.  I got there around 1000 (looks like it was just after Doug from wozthatyou finished!) and worked my way from one end of the beach and back again over the next 1:15hrs. Came back with a couple hundred snaps for my gallery.

If you were in the water during that time, have a look through the pics. And if you were there earlier, go check Doug’s shots!

As per usual all pics are for sale. Just click on the one you’re interested in and then look for the buying options link top left.

click the pic to check out the gallery!

 

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