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Sunny start and fun looking waves

Posted by: on April 9th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Lovely start to the day at Dee Why. 1.5 metres of 8-9s period SE swell and light wind under mainly clear skies delivering waist to shoulder plus wave faces at the point and along the beach at 0700.

Point looked moderately busy (a dozen or so on it) but the beachy was more lightly populated – no doubt due to the continuing high percentage of shutdowns.

It’s set to cloud up later and the wind call is for east to NE at 10-15 kts. Swell is due to cog down later as we head toward smaller conditions approaching the weekend. This morning’s long range models are predicting some fun size energy around late Saturday to early Sunday, and next week is shaping to be interesting in terms of swell, but less so on the wind front when it currently looks like lots of southerly wind…

Anyway, today the tide’s low at 1020 and back to high at 1635.

Keep on smilin’ everybody!

0700 and shoulder plus in the beachy shutdowns

0700 and shoulder plus in the beachy shutdowns

Nice set wave @ 0700

Nice set wave @ 0700

No wind - yet

No wind – yet

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the New South Wales north coast. The high is expected to be slow moving over the next few days. A low pressure trough will move across the coast during Friday bringing a westerly wind change to most areas.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Thursday 10 April
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 11 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

Rainy and small

Posted by: on March 1st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Nice morning for ducks. Not much wind early, so I guess that’s something.
There were a few folks in the water when it finally got light enough to see (and the rain backed off for a minute). Looked smooth enough, but lumpy, and maybe waist to chest on the biggest faces. Unfortunately, the lack of banks at Dee Why continues to mean that most waves are little more than an opportunity to get to your feet before things shutdown. Throw in the dark grey skies and the iffy water and, well, you gotta be very keen!
MHL’s Sydney buoy was showing 1.5 metres of 8 sec SE wind swell as of 0300. There is some longer period and more southerly stuff showing at Pt Kembla and Eden, so maybe the energy levels will drift up a bit later. The issue, apart from the rain and gloom, will be what the wind gets up to. The Bureaus says east to SE this morning going east to NE this afternoon at 10-15 kts. And, with all the rain about, I’d say there could be some water quality issues. Tide is high at 0810.

Small, junky, dodgy water, rainy but not totally uncatchable - if you're super keen.

Small, junky, dodgy water, rainy but not totally uncatchable – if you’re super keen.


Outlook for the week ahead is strictly so-so. Right now it’s shaping to be more of the same marginal knee to waist high onshore dribble at most places. Mornings will be the best shot – although tides are high in the morning hours until midweek – when the swell energy levels are forecast to drop into the tiny range.

Another week of slogging toward autumn’s gems…

Have yourself a fun Saturday!

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure extending over Tasmania and into the Tasman Sea dominates the weather circulation this weekend. A weak trough remains fairly stationary over the north coast weakening by the end of the weekend. A high pressure system will establish over the western Tasman Sea strengthening during Monday and remaining the dominate feature into the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Possible heavy rain.
Sunday 2 March
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre.
Monday 3 March
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.

Saturday morning with waves

Posted by: on October 5th, 2013

Near the pole

Northy just twitching

Missed it

Crunch

On the inside

Hello Friends,

Pretty spring morning with an incoming tide and a fading SE wind swell. At 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up about 1.5 metres of 8.5 second ESE-SE wind swell. When I checked it around 0630, there were occasional waist to chest plus wave faces to be had from south to north Narrabeen. From Dee Why to the Pole, it was chest plusses and more consistent (with larger crowds too). There should be heaps of spots from Curly northward along the beaches with a wave of some sort this morning.

Tide is high at 0800 and then drops nearly 2 metres to the low at 1415.

Wind is set to be NW this morning but to go more N to NE for the afternoon session.

I’d get out now if I could!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 5 October 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over southeast Australia. A cold front is expected to cross NSW during Sunday and Monday bringing a fresh to strong southerly wind change.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending north to northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 6 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then turning west to northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn.
Monday 7 October
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

Quiet but not actually dead

Posted by: on April 1st, 2013

0900 at Dee Why beach

Hello Friends,

Swell was out of the SE at around 1.3 metres on average with a typical period of about 8 seconds. Tide was low a little after 0700 and will be high a little after 1300. Wind was light SE but is expected to swing NE by this afternoon. At Dee Why the typical wave face on a set looks to be around the waist high mark. So, not amazing or anything, but semi-do-able if you’re keen (and a reasonable number are).

Go well everyone!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough off the New South Wales north coast is weakening, while a high pressure system near the Bight extends a ridge into the state’s west. Another weak trough will move over southern parts tonight as a cold front passes to the south, bringing a new southerly wind surge along the coast during Tuesday. Following this, the high is expected to drift slowly eastwards during the coming days, with most parts of the coast remaining in generally southerly winds until late in the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 2 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending south to southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 3 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.

Sticky:

Posted by: on March 30th, 2013

Busy shorey

Gardening at first light

Hello Friends,

If you were up early, you were in for a fun sesh at lots of SE spots this morning. Depending on where you went, you’d find set wave faces in the chest to shoulder plus (on the bombs) range. Tide’s coming in pretty quickly, so I reckon by around 0930 it’ll start to be obviously filling up. Wind should not be an issue until after lunch today when it is due to be out of the NE. So, get in early for the best results. Obviously you won’t be the only one with a surf plan, so smile and roll with it, I’m sure you’ll get your share!

Outlook for tomorrow is for a decrease in swell energy but with any luck there’ll still be a few fun little waves at spots open to the available swell direction.

Tides: [email protected], L @1710

Weather Situation
A weak trough lies over northeastern New South Wales, while a ridge of high pressure is developing along the coast. A cold front will pass to the south during Sunday, pushing a southerly change along the New South Wales coast. Behind this system, another high is expected to drift slowly across from the west, with most parts of the coast remaining in generally southerly winds until late in the week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Sunday 31 March
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon or evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre becoming 1.5 metres late in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the evening.
Monday 1 April
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.

Mostly marginal but not flat

Posted by: on September 22nd, 2012

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Just a tiny trickle of knee to waist high bumps for the early risers this morning. Tide was low at 0625 and will hit high around 1300, so the plan is to get in asap I’d say.

Outlook across the next week is for more of this kind of thing basically. I reckon today could be the pick for surfin’ this weekend, but we might possibly still have a little bump tomorrow morning too. Then it looks to flatten out for a couple days before some marginal possibilities emerge later in the week.

Have a top old Saturday!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough over the western Tasman Sea is moving east and weakening. Later on Sunday a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to the south coast extending to the central coast overnight and to the north coast during Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the evening.
Sunday 23 September
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending north to northwesterly later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Monday 24 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: As you were

Posted by: on March 26th, 2012

Hello Friends,

A day to get on with other aspects of life I’d say. Sunny morning, true, but wind is lightly onshore and, worse, the SE swell is a sputtery 8 second thing with an average height at sea only a touch above the metre mark. I didn’t see anyone in the water at Dee Why when I checked it for the first time today.

From the shape of this morning’s forecasts, it would seem we’re in for at least three more days of this stuff in Sydney. The wind is generally supposed to come around to the NE, so there could be a little something in north corners if you’re desperate.

Looking ahead, this morning’s run of the swell models indicates we’re probably only going to see a small improvement toward the end of the week when we could get a period of generally east wind swell.

Go well with your day one and all!

TIDES: H @1125 L @1715

Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the Bight is directing cool south to southeasterly winds over much of the state. As this high moves into the Tasman Sea on Monday, winds will turn southeast to northeasterly during the day with northwest to southwest landbreezes likely overnight. A weak south to southwest change is expected on the Far South Coast on Tuesday, and during the middle to latter half of the week southeasterly winds along most of the coast are expected to freshen in response to an upper disturbance moving over the state.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 27 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 28 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Not the best, but at least it’s not raining

Posted by: on February 15th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Light E to NEly breezes to start the day along the beaches of Sydney. That did no favours for the weak 8 second period, 1.5 metre SE wind swell that greeted early risers. The wind’ll pick up a bit more later, so your best shot at a wave will be in the protected north corners where there could be the odd little waist to chest high bomb set.

Tide’ll be low at 0840 and then it’ll only go up a touch to the high at 1430.

Not the best outlook for us on this morning’s run of the swell forecast models. With the usual minor variations, all the interpretations are pointing toward at least a week of weakness ahead. Basically, they’re all saying that this is as big as it gets for the next week to 10 days in Sydney.

Oh well. What can ya do, eh?

You could keep on smilin’ because we’re all a day closer to our next magic go-out!

Weather Situation
A broad trough over inland NSW and a weak ridge over the coast combine to direct onshore airstream along NSW coast. Onshore winds will persist for the next few days as the pattern remain slow moving. The trough will gradually deepen by the end of the week with winds freshening over the southern parts. A cold front passing in the southern Tasman Sea may bring a weak southerly change in the south on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Thursday 16 February
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Friday 17 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from midday.

Sticky: The late mail

Posted by: on June 30th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Was down at Dee Why right on dark for a picture shoot (might get a snap of me in the Sunday Tele), so I had plenty of time to watch the goings on at the peak just north of the SLSC. The 8 second period SE windswell may be a couple metres out at sea, but at the beach it was about waist to chest high with the odd bigger one. They looked very soft and weak sadly, but the wind wasn’t doing much and there were a small number of surfers getting amongst it.

Friday’s expected to have light onshores in the morning, picking up a touch toward lunch, Tide’ll be coming off a high at 0807 and heading toward a low at around 1340. It’s expected to be grey and cloudy with the odd shower too.

Have a good Thursday and catchya tomorrow morning!

Sticky: Hey! Little waves!

Posted by: on December 23rd, 2010

Hello Friends,

A little 8s SE swell is providing a few small diversions at spots that like that sort of thing. Nothing too huge because it’s only 1.5m out at sea, but there should be the odd waist high set around the place. Tide’s high at 0915 and low at 1600. But the afternoon sesh will probably be pretty ordinary if the Bureau is right. They say the wind will be out of the south at 20-30 kts by then.

oops radio time, back in a tick with thoughts about the outlook…

Weather Situation
A cold front will move over the southwestern Tasman this morning and a high pressure system south of the Bight will extend a ridge to New South Wales north coast behind the front. By Friday the high will move over the southern Tasman Sea and before moving rapidly towards New Zealand during Saturday. On Sunday another cold front is expected to bring southerly change along the coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds: Northerly 5 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly up to 25 knots by early evening. Winds tending southerly 20 to 30 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots around dawn then tending east to southeasterly up to 15 knots around midday. Winds tending easterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Saturday
Winds: Northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres tending easterly during the evening. The chance of thunderstorms from midday.

 

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