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Swell fading fast but still a few this morning

Posted by: on October 26th, 2016
dy beach waves

Waist high plusses up the beach at 0645

dy point surfer

Getting the last of the energy at the point this morning at 0645

Hello Friends,

As expected, energy levels have dropped off dramatically in the last 24 hours. Yesterday we had triple overhead faces on the bombs at the point, this morning looked waist to chest on the bigger ones. Wind was light from the WNW when the pictures were taken and tide was just past the high at 0620. Skies were mostly clear and we’re on the way to 29 says the Bureau.
Wind’s expected to pick up as the day goes along and it’ll turn more north around lunch time. At the same time the swell energy is expected to continue fading toward near flatness by tomorrow morning. There could be a small uptick in the afternoon, but the next week basically looks marginal to small as average periods stay well below the 10 sec mark. Not the best outlook for surfin’ but it’ll suit your correspondent who’s been waiting for things to calm down so he can start getting some rehab paddling time for the recovering arm.
Have a top old Wednesday everyone and go well with your plans!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge southwards, while a cold front is approaching from the west. These two systems will generate north to northwesterly winds over the New South Wales coast ahead of a southerly change associated with the front. This change is expected to enter the far south coast this evening and gradually extend northwards, reaching the far north coast by early Friday. Winds will gradually shift easterly during Friday and Saturday as a new high pressure system strengthens over the southern Tasman Sea in the wake of the front.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 27 October
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots ahead of a south to southeasterly change 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.
Friday 28 October
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Surfin’ Saturday for Sydney

Posted by: on December 5th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Interesting mix of NE and SE swell this morning in Sydney. The SE component was dominant and according to the MHL data wwas 1.5 metres at 9 seconds. So, it’s definitely smaller than yesterday. That said, I saw chest plusses at North Narrabeen, Long Reef and No Man’s on my run around this morning.
Wind was light offshore early, but it should go NE soon and be into the 10-15 kt range. So, earlier is better.
Tide will hit low at 1045.
Outlook is for the swell energy to hold about the current size through to Monday, then it looks like slumping into the marginal range from Tuesday afternoon onward.
Tomorrow is the 22nd Ocean Care Day at Manly and as it has from the beginning, Surfrider Foundation will be running its stall. This year one of Surfrider’s big issues will be getting action taken on microplastics and in aid of that, there’ll be a petition on the stall calling on parliament ┬áto ban microplastic beads.

Have yourself a great day and see you tomorrow at Manly!

North Narrabeen surfing

Saturday morning crew all over it at Northy

south narrabeen wave

Thumping, unmakeable, shories at south Narrabeen.

no mans wave

No Man’s fun one

dy beach wave

Another set arrives at a bank ion Dee Why beach

dy point wave

Only little ones at the point but there should be sets

long reef surfers

Longy lines looking alluring at 0640

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system is located over the Tasman Sea near the southern NSW coast. This system will maintain southeasterly winds over the north coast and northeasterly winds over the central south coast for the next few days. From late Sunday a weak trough will slowly move up the south coast and the high will move further east, causing winds to shift east to northeasterly along the whole coast during Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon..
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 6 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 7 December

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Look around and you might get lucky

Posted by: on March 3rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Don’tcha hate it when you sleep in and miss out? That was your correspondent this morning. Doing the run to Manly and back this morning revealed beautiful, if tiny offshore conditions along the beaches.

Manly was knee to waist plus, inconsistent and kind of weak looking. Swell was out of the SE at about 1.5 metres with a 9-second period, so there the biggest waves were up the Queenscliff end.

Curly was sorta fat and full looking as the 0750 tide was just past high when I checked it out. About the same size as Queensie, but maybe a touch bigger up the north end.

Dee Why was offshore and really pretty. Maybe I saw the set of the day, but just up from the surf club I got a pics of a couple lucky pups on chest-ish high waves that were the pick of anything I’d seen to that point. No one was out at the Pole or the lugga, but there seemed to be a few way up at the north end of Long Reef beach. However, I never saw them catch anything. The point was unoccupied although with a fat long board you mighta been able to make something of the sets.

Swell is predicted to fade out as the tide drops and wind is due to spring up from the NE soon. I snoozed and I loozed.

The next few days look like being small, particularly tomorrow. Thursday should see the energy level come up from the south east, but it’ll be a side-effect of 20-30 kts of southerly. Boo.

If the wind relents, Friday has some potential according to most of the modelling and there may even be a little going on for Saturday morning too.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

queenscliff surfing

Queensie crowd @0830

south curl curl sufing

South Curly peak @0840

dy surfer

DY beachy at 0850

dy surfer

Glide at Dee Why

the pole dee why

Empty Pole peak

dy point wave

Empty point teaser

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the western Tasman is weakening and a low pressure trough will bring a weak and brief southerly change along New South Wales south coast today. A stronger southerly change associated with a cold front is expected to develop along the coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower later tonight.
Wednesday 4 March
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 5 March
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of isolated thunderstorms in the morning.

Glassy little waves around this morning

Posted by: on December 18th, 2014

Hello Friends,

1.5 metres of 9-sec SE wind swell and light winds under drizzly grey skies was delivering a somewhat scrappy selection of knee to chest high waves – depending where you were. Curly was a bit bigger than Dee Why, so choice of beach will matter.

Wind should be into it before much longer. The Bureau says east to NE 10-15 kts this morning and 15-20 kts later.

Tide was high at 0605 and will be back to low at 1235.

Outlook for tomorrow says that the swell should be around the same size but that we’re in for building NW wind overnight, turning southerly early. So, this morning could be the best shot.

Have yourself a top old Thursday, and keep on smilin’!

north curl curl

Pockets of juice to be found

nth curly

Waves weren’t running too far, but fun on offer

dy beach

A bit of beachy activity @ 0800

dy beach

Curly boat crew at DY? Odd.

dy beach

Fair old pile of seaweed in the corner this morning.

Weather Situation

A weak high is forecast to bring a brief return to northerly winds in most areas during Thursday, before the next trough and southerly change move along the coast Thursday night and Friday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Friday 19 December

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending southerly early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Faded (almost) away

Posted by: on July 21st, 2014

Hello Friends,

0940 update:
Saw Manly and Curly this morning around 0830 and both were better looking than Dee Why. Manly was clean and mostly shutting down but delivering the odd interesting section thanks to various peaks between about mid-Steyne and Queensie. Curly was bumpier and lumpier, but also bigger and again, if you were patient, the odd head high wave face was on offer…

Earlier:
Swell was much smaller this morning at Dee Why. At 0720 there were a few chest high sets at the point and the odd slightly bigger one along the beach. The swell was 1.5 metres at 9 seconds apart from the SE according to the 0600 data from the MHL buoy.

Wind was westerly and expected to remain light through the day. Swell is predicted to decline steadily as we head toward what looks like being a long lull before our next significant swell event.

So, the plan looks to be to get in now if you can.

Whatever happens with your surf plans, best wishes for great Monday to one and all!

Tides: [email protected], H @1615

Among the close-outs the odd clean little peeler @0820

Among the close-outs the odd clean little peeler @0820

Swinging the mal around @0850

Swinging the mal around @0850

Tucking into a swift section at mid-Curly

Tucking into a swift section at mid-Curly


Earlier…
Set wave goes uncaught @0720

Set wave goes uncaught @0720


A few small ones left in the tank at 0720

A few small ones left in the tank at 0720

Weather Situation

A low pressure system near New Zealand is moving east as a high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea. This high will position over the southwestern Tasman Sea on Tuesday and then it will continue to move slowly east maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. The next southwesterly change is expected to develop along the coast during Saturday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 22 July

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Wednesday 23 July

Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

Glassy early and a little line or two

Posted by: on February 6th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Smooth surface conditions to start, with about 1.5 metres of 9 second period SE wind swell delivering a few modest opportunities for a small number of punters at Dee Why as Thursday kicked off. Set wave faces looked to be in the waist high range at both the beach and the point. It wasn’t exactly consistent, but at least it was clean.

Wind is set to start soon from the east to SE and then to swing to the NE at 10-15kts later.

The swell models are showing the energy levels bumping up later today as some longer period component comes into play. Intriguingly, the data from down south at Eden shows a slightly longer period SE swell than we’re seeing in the Sydney region, but up north, the Coffs buoy is seeing almost 2.5 metres of 11 sec energy. Curious.

Should be possible to find something to play on today and right now, tomorrow morning looks like it might be fun.

Have yourself a top old Thursday and keep on smilin’!

Tides: L @0825, H @1420

Some potential for a small and clean wave at 0730

Some potential for a small and clean wave at 0730

Picking up a little wave on a grey morning.

Picking up a little wave on a grey morning.

Weather Situation
A weakening high pressure system slowly moves across the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge over northeast New South Wales into the weekend. Winds will progressively become east to northeasterly over the next few days freshening in the south as the next trough approaches from the west, followed by a southerly change later on Sunday and into Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly by evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Friday 7 February
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn.
Saturday 8 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Little waves for the first day of 2014

Posted by: on January 1st, 2014

Little soft ones

Bomb set

Happy New Year Friends,

Swell’s faded overnight, but I did see at least one set wave in the shoulder high range at Dee Why around 0930. According to the MHL data, at 0600 the main swell energy was coming out of the southeast at about 9 seconds apart. Average size out at sea was 1.5 metres. For Dee Why still feeling the effects of a high tide at 0740, this was translating into waist to chest with the odd bigger one. Wind was out of the NE at 10-15 kts as of 1000, but the Bureau has posted strong wind warnings for Sydney coastal waters for today and tomorrow. The NE’r should ramp up into the 25-30 kt range by late afternoon today and tomorrow morning they expect it to be out of the north at 20-30 kts ahead of a 15-25kt south change at midday.

The plan is to hit it asap I’d say because that wind will be blasting into a declining and marginal southerly swell.

Long range outlook is for mostly marginal, mostly south wind swell into the new week. At least some of the modelling is projecting something more substantial from the south for us mid-next week, and the very long range call is still suggesting a run of potentially fun size east energy mid-month.

Get out there, have some fun and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation
A weak ridge of high pressures extends across southern New South Wales to the Tasman Sea. Coastal winds will increase during Wednesday as the high becomes centred over the Tasman Sea and a trough deepens to the state’s west. This trough is forecast to bring a fresh southerly change to the southern coast Thursday morning, weakening as it continues to the northern coast by Friday morning, then stalling.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Thursday 2 January
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots, ahead of southerly change of 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn.
Friday 3 January
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Sunday fun day

Posted by: on June 9th, 2013

All aboard!

Hello Friends,

It may have been bigger yesterday, but the quality was really pretty awful. Today the swell has dropped but it’s coming mainly from the SSE at close to 9 seconds apart with an average size at sea of around 1.3 metres. For Dee Why beach at just on high tide (0840) the aforementioned swell was delivering the odd chest plus set for a hungry long weekend crew.

This morning looks to be your best shot for a wave because the swell modelling says it could fade this afternoon as we head into a week of marginal to flat conditions.

Have yourself a great Sunday one and all!

Time for a plug…
Surfrider Foundation’s first Solstice Jam – Thr, 20 June 2013

It’s a fundraiser where the emphasis is on fun and you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food for a laughable $20. You can book online right now by clicking here. Oh, and I’ll be putting together a little video clip of PC at Dee Why point in 1977. Might work in a few shots of Terry Fitz and MP as well. It comes from 16mm film I shot and is something very few people have seen… I’m also keen to source images and vid sequences from DY and the northern beaches if you know of any (all media will be credited and used only for the night).

Here’s the official bumpf

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.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is moving slowly east maintaining a ridge to northern New South Wales.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Monday 10 June
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 11 June
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Waves for the early risers

Posted by: on March 19th, 2013

Fun looking

Hello Friends,

Swell on the fade, but this morning saw some really fun looking peaks along the Dee Why stretch. Energy is mainly coming from the SE at 9 seconds apart. It’s averaging about 1.5 metres out at sea, but on the beach there were chest plus peaks showing. Not much wind about early, but the Bureau says it’ll be lightly from the s to se later. So, if you don’t mind a bit of sideshore, there could be waves into the late morning. Tide is low at around 0845 and then it’ll come in just a little to a high around 1440.

I don’t like the look of the swell models for the rest of the week. They’re basically foreshadowing a solid week of un-solid swell conditions. Marginal to flat would be a reasonable summary. Oh well. What can ya do, eh?

Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system centred near Tasmania is extending a ridge to New South Wales north coast. This high will move over the southwestern Tasman Sea on Tuesday and then it will move slowly towards New Zealand maintaining the ridge to the the northwest.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms this morning.
Wednesday 20 March
Winds
Easterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.
Thursday 21 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 0.5 metres.

Morning wavelets for those interested

Posted by: on March 11th, 2013


Hello Friends,

Little waves to be had this morning. Similar to yesterday in that the wind was NW early and the tide was coming up (high’s at 0850). Wind will be around to the east to NE later this morning and that will take a lot of options off the list. Swell is mainly out of the SE at 9 seconds apart. Average height at sea is around 1.3 metres, and that’s about the size at the beach on the bigger ones.

There seems to be some possibility of a little uptick this afternoon, so it might be worth checking those NE-tolerant spots. But better than that prospect is the news from the world of the computer swell model interpretations. This morning sees some very optimistic calculations about the 7-10 day outlook. If they play out as this morning’s projections suggest, we could be looking at fun size waves at lots of spots from about Saturday on. Between then and now the current reckoning is more of what we’ve had over the last few days. Here’s hoping!!

Go well with your Monday everyone.

Weather Situation
A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain an onshore airstream along the coast over the next few days.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Tuesday 12 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Wednesday 13 March
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

 

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