Articles tagged with "SE-1.5m-8/11s"

Small but not hopeless

Posted by: on October 11th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Still a little bit of weak SE wind swell sputtering along the beaches of Sydney. Dee Why was tossing up the odd fluffy waist plus set under drizzly grey skies when I checked it around 0800. The weather is apparently going to go nuts in the next 24 hours though and tomorrow should be pretty wild and woolly. Not convinced that it will necessarily be a day when many will want to surf…

But, come the weekend, it looks as though the swell will drop back into the fun size range.

Take care and have fun with your Thursday

Tides: L @1025, H @1640

Weather Situation
A low pressure system is expected to deepen off the southern NSW coast during Thursday, move north and deepen further Thursday night/Friday morning before moving away to the east later Friday. Gale force to locally storm force winds and large seas are expected with this system. A high pressure ridge is forecast to develop over NSW during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres around midday.
Easterly about 1 metre.
Isolated thunderstorms with squalls to 50 knots possible.
Friday 12 October
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 30 to 45 knots early in the morning.
Up to 6 metres.
Easterly 1.5 metres tending southeasterly 2 to 4 metres from the morning.
Isolated thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 13 October
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots, reaching 40 knots at times, decreasing below 30 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Up to 5 metres decreasing to 3 metres during the morning then decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres decreasing to 1.5 to 3 metres from the morning.

Grey skies and rain return to Sydney

Posted by: on August 10th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Another round of showers and so-so conditions for Sydney this morning. The ocean looks kinda junky and small which figures because the average period has dropped to around the 8 second mark. Swell is still coming from the SE and is averaging around 1.5 metres.

This morning’s run of the WAMs is looking okay for the Sydney region. If things play out as expected, we should see ENE facing stretches benefiting from a little pulse out of that direction starting late tonight and continuing for 36-48 hours. The bigger spots could be seeing head high sets on the bombs, although at this stage it looks as though the average heights will be closer to chest high.

We have a gale warning in the Sydney region today, but the call is for the rain to clear away by early tomorrow morning. From Wednesday onward, the Bureau is expecting mainly sunny weather. Throw in a generally NW to W wind regime, and it’s looking good.

Go well with your day!

TIDES: H @0810, L @1350
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning.
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning and reaching 35 knots offshore at times in the afternoon.Sea: 2 to 3 metres reaching 3.5 metres offshore.Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorm.
Wednesday: Wind: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots reaching 30 knots offshore, tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots around dawn and reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres reaching 3 metres offshore at times.Swell: Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Thursday: Wind: West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.

Sunny and breezy but weak and small

Posted by: on March 3rd, 2010

Hello Friends,

At least it’s not raining and overcast. Apart from that though, there’s not a lot to get excited about for Sydney surfers. The wind swell is still coming from the SE as it has the last few days, but it’s only about 1.5 metres out at sea and the period is on average about 7-8 seconds. There’s some longer period component in the mix, but I wasn’t convinced I could see it when I checked out Dee Why to Longy and the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch.

Wind is SE 10-15 kts as I write this a little after 0800. It’s set to work around to the NE but to stay at about the same (chop-inducing) velocity.

The models are still showing an influx of longer period south swell from late tonight. It’s currently expected to last through Saturday morning, but as I indicated yesterday, it’s really not looking like doing anything very spectacular for us.

Ah well, at least we’re heading into the best time of year for surf!

Have yourself a top old day.





TIDES: H @1110, L @1720
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: E/SE 10/15 knots, becoming NE later. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 metres.
Thursday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 15/25 knots.

It’s not big, but it’s sunny & there’s something

Posted by: on January 5th, 2010

Dee Why



Hello Friends,

Had my first surf in a long time yesterday evening at Long Reef. Very long waits and just on the edge of being surfable for the most part, but there were waves and I was stoked. Contrary to my expectation, there are still waves to be had along those stretches that like a bit of SE swell. I say swell, because the stuff you can catch are most likely the 11 second period sets currently showing in the mix on the MHL buoy data. Sets are into the waist high plus range, so it’s worth a look at your favourite SE swell options.

If the WAMs are to be believed, this could be the peak for the week at most places. The super computers are projecting a week of weakness ahead for us with only tiny, short period windswell out of the easterly quarters. There just doesn’t seem to be any significant energy around right now and the longest range calculations aren’t currently showing anything hopeful. Oh well. Enjoy what we have today and then we’ll just make the best of what comes tomorrow.

Go well with your plans today!

H @1236 L @1911
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 10/15 knots freshening to 15/20 knots in the afternoon and 20/25 knots in the evening. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: E/SE about 1 metre.
Wednesday: Wind: N/NE 18/23 knots, ahead of a S/SE change 20/25 knots in the morning. Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: NE/SE about 1 metre. Scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday: Wind: S/SE 15/25 knots.

Marginal but not flat

Posted by: on January 4th, 2010




Hello Friends,

A whopper midday tide won’t be improving the already dim surf prospects this morning. There are some little waist high dribblers here and there at spots with exposure to the SE. But you’ll need to be pretty handy at talking yourself into a sesh because the quality is strictly marginal. I note there is some longer period component in with the usual 7-8 sec wind chop, but judging from what I saw at Dee Why and the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch, it’s either very small or very infrequent, or both.

Outlook is for the wind to swing NE later and that probably won’t do much to improve the post-high-tide prospects for a wave this afternoon. The wave prediction models are not looking exceptionally fabulous for the week ahead. Today’s little windswell for instance, looks as though it’ll be just about gone tomorrow. There is some hope for an improvement, albeit a very slight one, by about Thursday when another weak SE pulse could develop along our stretch of coast.

Go well with your day!

Tides: H @1144, L @1823

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: SE 8/13 knots, tending NE 13/18 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: S 1 to 1.5 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: N/NE 10/15 knots freshening to 15/20 knots in the afternoon and 20/25 knots in the evening.. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: E/SE about 1 metre.
Wednesday: Wind: N/NE 15/25 knots, ahead of a S/SE change 10/20 knots later

What we were reporting a year ago…

Early riser call

Posted by: on September 25th, 2009

Hello Friends,

For those of you getting up for the early, here’s what I reckon…

Huey’s plan is to blow the milk out of your coffee Saturday morning. There’s a gale warning for N-NW winds and that, combined with a weakening SE swell of a metre or so, should result in small to near flat conditions. Hard to get too hopeful…

However, while Sunday’s not looking all that exciting (er flat), by Monday we could have another south pulse with offshores.

Have a great evening and catch you again tomorrow!

Tides: L @0652, [email protected] 1341
Latest from the Bureau
Warning Summary at issue time:
Gale Warning south of Crowdy Head. Strong Wind Warning remainder of NSW waters.

Synoptic Situation
A high pressure ridge over northeastern NSW will move into the Coral Sea on Friday as another front moves into western NSW. This front is expected to move north over most of the coasts early Saturday, with winds turning strong to gale force west to southwesterly behind the front over the weekend. A low is expected to deepen rapidly to the east of Tasmania on Saturday, then move northeastwards on Sunday with winds along the south coasts increasing further.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale warning.
Friday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 20/30 knots, chiefly offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: N/NW 25/35 knots, with winds in excess of 30 knots more likely offshore, turning W/NW of similar strength early.Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres. Swell: S/SE about 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: W 25/35 knots.
Monday: Wind: W/SW 20/30 knots easing to 15/25 knots later.