Articles tagged with "SE-1m-8/9s"

Not much happening

Posted by: on October 14th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Not quite flat, but getting there this morning at Dee Why. Only a few bods splashing about on knee high crumblers at the point. Looks a touch bigger down the beach, but there seems to be a surf carnival of some sort going on too. A spring weekend with cloudy skies and sunny breaks and a light south sea breeze. According to the MHL buoy, swell is about a metre from the SE at 8 seconds apart. That says waist high sets at exposed spots to me. Have a look around if you’re keen, there’s bound to be something to mess around on with your little waves tool of choice. Tide’s dropping to low at 1300.

The swell forecast models are uniformly dull. It looks as though the next week will be one for the morning sessions before the onshores get into the small to barely surfable waves.

Spring… what can ya do with it?

Have a top Sunday!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving over southeastern Australia strengthening a ridge over NSW coast. A weak southerly change is expected to develop along New South Wales south coast Tuesday night extending to north coast during Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Monday 15 October
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 16 October
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Up to 1.5 metres increasing up to 2 metres during the evening.
Southeasterly about 1 metre.

Small SE wind waves for the early

Posted by: on January 21st, 2012

Hello Friends,

Glassy little SE wind swell making its way into the beaches of Sydney this morning. Swell is about a metre with an average period of 8 seconds. Tide hit high at 0630, so it was pretty fat and full for the early risers. That said, surface conditions were glassy under the dull grey sky that is this summer’s signature look.

By the time we get to low tide at about 1315, the wind should have settled into a breezy 10-15 kt SE. So various places that were options early, probably won’t be then.

Tomorrow looks like being smaller but maybe turning around a bit sizewise toward evening as the E to SE wind ramps up into the 20-25kt range.

Monday looks like being onshore with a couple metres of east messiness.

Basically the forecasts are calling for another week of onshores and on again off again cloudy skies.

Oh well, what can ya do but stay happy, eh?





Little but not quite flat

Posted by: on May 8th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Late last night when I checked the buoys, I hoped we were in for an improvement this morning but it seems not to have eventuated. Swell has moved more to the SE but it’s still only averaging about a metre out at sea on a marginal 8-9 second period. At Dee Why that means little waist high shories snapping over along the beach and very, very occasional just barely catchable little things along the rocks at the point.

As for the week ahead, well, I’m with the Goat on this one. The esteemed one’s forecasting record cannot be faulted. The models are still calling for a largeish pulse in Sydney from around late Thursday. Will be interesting to see how this one plays out, as it’s the first solid event we’ve seen on the charts in some time. Depending obviously on how the system develops, it just might be that we’ll see the (strong) wind out of the SW when the swell starts to hit. Anyway, it’s good to see Huey waving cheerfully at us from the other end of the coming week…

Go well!

TIDES: L @1015, H @1630
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots, reaching 10 to 15 knots at first.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.Sea: to 1 metre.Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the evening.

Little lines about

Posted by: on October 28th, 2009

Hello Friends,

The numbers from the MHL buoy are pretty ordinary – only a metre of short period SE windswell for Sydney this morning. The early risers at Dee Why were on ’em though because every now and then something sort’ve rideable was popping up. Biggest one I saw was maybe around the chest high mark and although it shutdown pretty quickly, the rider got a few quick turns in. The wind was not a factor early and is set to be out of the northern quarters today but not to get blowing too hard.

Sorry no pic just yet. Have a server issue to sort out first.

I’ll post this now and then come back in a bit with some thoughts about the outlook.

TIDE: L @0943, H @1601

Synoptic Situation
A strong high located over the Bight extends a ridge through Bass Strait with a secondary high pressure centre in the Tasman Sea. A trough lies over northeastern New South Wales. A weak southerly change will move into the South Coast this morning, reaching Broken Bay during the evening or overnight and stalling. A weak low will develop off the central NSW coast overnight, but dissipate during Thursday as the High from the Bight moves into the southern Tasman Sea and strengthens. Northerly winds will redevelop in the south and continue through all waters into the weekend.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: NW 8/13 knots, increasing to N/NE 13/18 knots during the afternoon before turning S 10/15 knots later in the evening. Sea: 1 to 1 .5 metres. Swell: S/SE about 1 metre.
Thursday: Wind: S/SE 5/10 knots, turning N/NE during the day.Sea: about 1 metre. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 5/15 knots.