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Clean start

Posted by: on September 30th, 2009

Hello Friends,

There are tsunamis travelling across the ocean toward the east coast of NZ, Cook Islands and elsewhere. But as I type this, the Kiwis have just downgraded the warnings for their exposed coast because with luck it won’t be too dramatic. Deaths have been reported in Samoa, so clearly we’re in the early stages of this story.

Here on the east coast of Australia, and more particularly at Dee Why beach where it’s day one of the Beachley Classic. Waves aren’t huge, but they’re a fun size, so they don’t have to start out with groveling in gutless little dribble (as so often seems to happen with surf contests).

Sets look to be in the chest high range and the wind is currently a light and favourable NW’ly.

From the forecast data, it would appear that there will be waves of some sort through today and maybe tomorrow. Friday looks like being tiny to flat and then it looks as though it could start picking up on Saturday and build into the solidly overhead range as the weather turns showery.

Finally, I’m sure I speak for many when I send my condolences to our man Matt on the Central Coast following the passing of his mum. Strength to you during this hard time mate.

Synoptic Situation
A high lies over the New South Wales coast and will move over the Tasman Sea today. A front behind this high will move along the southern half of the coast on Thursday, with S’ly winds strengthening and extending to the north coast during Friday.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: NW 8/13 knots, tending N/NE 15/20 knots during the afternoon, then NW 10/15 knots inshore, 15/20 knots offshore in the evening.Sea: about 1 metre rising 1.5 to 2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to about 1 metre during the day.
Thursday: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots, turning N/NE 18/23 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 2 metres rising 2 to 2.5 metres in the afternoon. Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Friday: Wind: NW 10/15 knots ahead of a S’ly change 15/20 knots.

Fun looking little set wave tickles the strand.

Fun looking little set wave tickles the strand.

Smaller but not flat

Posted by: on September 12th, 2009
You'll need something extra bouyant for the little point dribblers this morning.

You'll need something extra bouyant for the little point dribblers this morning.

Chest high sets hitting the beachy but the banks aren't great at the south end.

Chest high sets hitting the beachy but the banks aren't great at the south end.

Hello Friends,

It’s dropped a bit more than I’d expected this morning, but it’s not flat. Swell has moved around more to the SE, but it’s also about half a metre smaller on average than yesterday. Sets are into the chest high range at Dee Why beach and around the waist high mark (and less consistent) at the point.

Outlook is for the conditions to bumble along at about this level through today and tomorrow. With luck it won’t fade away altogether on Monday. On the current reckoning of the models, we should see a little uptick in quality around midweek. Doesn’t look as though it’ll be dramatic, but head high at exposed spots is a possibility for Weds.

Hope to grab a few snaps for you later today.

Tides: L: 0654, H: 1343
Synoptic Situation
Increasing northerly winds ahead of a cold front expected on the far South Coast Sunday night and the remainder of the coast during Monday.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots tending NW/NE 20/25 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: SE/NE about 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: NW/NE 15/20 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the afternoon.Sea: rising 2 to 3 metres.Swell: NE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: SW/SE change 15/25 knots.

 

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