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Very low key at Dee Why this morning

Posted by: on September 12th, 2016
dy beach and point

Ankle snappers at the beach, nothing at the point 0645

dy beach

Up the beach maybe a teeny tiny bit bigger than dy end

Hello Friends,

Swell’s faded to around the ankle to knee high level this morning at Dee Why. There might be something a little bigger at spots with optimal alignment for the 1 metre 8-second SE bump. Wind was 10-12 kts from the WSW at North Head as of 0700. Tide was high at 0430 and is dropping to the low at 1010. Beachwatch is calling the water 17.
This morning’s modelling from the Bureau shows the current conditions prevailing through to Wednesday when there might possibly be a tiny uptick. But overall the outlook is pretty ordinary I’m afraid. Most models I looked at are showing near flatness all week but at least one is being quite optomistic for a useful south pulse on Thursday… here’s hoping…
Have a great start to your week!

North Bondi RSL pic

Pretty quiet in front of the North Bondi RSL

Weather Situation
A weak ridge of high pressure is sprawled across northern New South Wales, while a slow-moving trough is situated over the south. This trough will bring a brief southerly change to the southern half of the coast today, before decaying on Tuesday as generally northerly winds are restored throughout. Another trough, and associated cold front, looks set to bring a gusty westerly change to most coastal waters later Wednesday or Thursday. By the end of the week this system is likely to be well offshore, with conditions easing as a fairly nondescript pressure pattern becomes established.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore.
Tuesday 13 September
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Wednesday 14 September
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

Rainy morning in Sydney

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2016
WRL south Narrabeen

WRL cam showing not much at 0630

Hello Friends,

Rain was light but steady as the day got started. Visibility from the RealSurf crows nest was about a kilometre so it was a bit too gloomy to grab a picture. If we get a break later, I’ll rectify the situation. From the look of the 0630 WRL shot of south Narrabeen and given the MHL buoy showing a metre of 7 second SE wind bump an hour ago, I’d say there’s not much chance of finding a wave over the knee high mark this morning.
The Goat’s forecast should be along soon and I’m wondering how he sees the weekend prospects because some of the models are holding out hopes for an uptickin the swell energy late Saturday into Sunday…
Have a great Friday everyone and go well with your plans!

Weather Situation
Northerly winds will increase along the New South Wales coast today as a low pressure system and associated trough approach from the west. The low is forecast to move rapidly away to the east on Saturday, bringing vigorous west to southwesterly winds along the southern and central coast in its wake. Winds will ease from Sunday as a high pressure system near the Bight slowly shifts eastward to be centred over southeast Australia by Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Reaching 30 knots offshore at times.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore from late this morning.
Saturday 3 September
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Sunday 4 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Dee Why micro this morning and unlikely to improve

Posted by: on August 30th, 2016
dy beach

Monster set at Kiddies

dy beach

A little line but is it surfable

dy point

Still micro at the point

nth bondi rsl cam

The view from North Bondi RSL – no waves either

wrl south narrabeen

WRL cam showing micro conditions t south Narrabeen

Hello Friends,

Swell’s about where it was yesterday morning, ie about a metre at 8-9 sec apart from the SE. Wind was out of the west at 0700 but the Bureau says it’ll go NE then north 20-30 kts. At the same time the swell’s predicted to bump up a little offshore. That’s probably not going to translate into much of an improvement surfwise. Tide was high at 0645 and’s now headed to the low at 1230.
There were a few hopefuls scattered along the beach at 0700. They were looking lucky to latch onto a knee high dribbler. The point was again too small to be surfed. And as the grabs from the Bondi and south Narrabeen show, it’s pretty ordinary away from Dee Why as well.
The models are still predicting a brief long period pulse from the south tomorrow during the early afternoon. However, as the forecast indicates, there’ll be 20-30 kts of NW wind with it – so options will be limited to a few corners.
I’m liking the look of Sunday’s prospects however. If the models have it right, there could be head plus waves at south spots. While the wind call is looking ok for Sunday (light west), it’s supposed to be more southerly across the following dayseven as the swell continues.
Have a great Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the north is directing northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. Northerly winds will increase during Tuesday ahead of a cold front bringing a brief westerly change to the southern half of the coast on Wednesday night. Winds will then turn back to the north to northeast on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning northerly 20 to 25 knots in the morning and reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 31 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 1 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting northeasterly during the day then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Down another notch, but not flat

Posted by: on April 1st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful morning in Sydney. Light wind and glassy little waves were on offer for Dee Why folk. Nothing amazing, but definitely the odd waist plus wave face rolling in thanks to a metre of 8 second period SE swell. A few people were in the water chasing the occasional section – and if you were on a SUP – finding the odd diversion. The wind’ll be out of the NE later, but there should be gentle conditions for this morning.

Tide’s high at 0935 and back to low at 1520.

Outlook is for these conditions to more or less prevail through Friday and then it looks as though we might get an uptick for the weekend. Nothing too spectacular looking, but good to see the prospect of something fun for the weekend warriors in our tribe. The latest long range outlook is encouraging too. Again, no real giant swell events in the offing, but it does seem as though there should be a steady supply of waves in the waist to chest plus range through to mid April. Hope those models are right!

Have yourself a top old Tuesday one and all!

He got a long slide outta this one.

He got a long slide outta this one.

Lots of shutdowns, but the odd glassy section to be had.

Lots of shutdowns, but the odd glassy section to be had.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 1 April 2014.
Weather Situation
A low over the southern Tasman Sea is moving gradually southwards while a slow moving high pressure ridge lies over the NSW coast. The ridge will contract to the northeast on Wednesday as a front approaches from the southwest. This front is expected to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable below 10 knots inshore at first, otherwise northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Wednesday 2 April
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly before dawn.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Thursday 3 April
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.

Little waves for the early

Posted by: on March 31st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Small knee to waist high looking little glassy lines turning up for the early crew this morning at Dee Why. Wind should be light and variable this morning before gradually going NE later. Not too many takers as the day got started at Dee Why and the waves seemed to be rolling with reasonable regularity.

So, nothing special, but at least there’s something for the keen.

Outlook is for the rest of the work week to be around this sort of intensity with maybe a slight uptick toward the weekend. The long range modelling is predicting higher energy levels next week with a building trend toward weekend after next. If they’re right it could be fun size to mildly challenging -maybe… possibly… hopefully!

Go well with your Monday everyone!

Tides: H @0930, L @1540

Not really ctachable out there, but something along the beach.

Not really ctachable out there, but something along the beach.

Picking up a little slider around 0720.

Picking up a little slider around 0720.

Weather Situation
A low over the southern Tasman Sea is moving slowly to the south while a slow moving high pressure ridge lies over the NSW coast. The ridge will persist over the east of the state for the next couple of days, contracting to the northeast on Wednesday as a front approaches southwest NSW. The front should bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon/evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 1 April
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Wednesday 2 April
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Still small this morning

Posted by: on March 14th, 2014

Hello Friends,

No forerunners yet, but TC Lusi’s kicking up some serious energy and the Bureau says it should hit up north late Saturday and fill in to our region for Sunday. So, running a day or so behind some of the modelling of the last week – but coming our way nonetheless.

Friday morning however sees only a metre of 8 sec SE wind swell lapping in. That’s about what it was yesterday at this time and Dee Why is looking pretty similar as well, so, if you found something on Thursday, it should be broadly similar today. Expect inconsistent weak knee to waist high things best suited to your floatiest surf tool.

Looking forward to seeing how this swell develops and, if they bear any resemblance to reality, I’m intrigued by some of the latest long term projections… if they come to pass… ah well, on with the day!

SUPs are go in the tiny conditions

SUPs are go in the tiny conditions

Picking up a little line inside the point

Picking up a little line inside the point

Weather Situation
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is located to the southwest of Fiji and is moving southwards towards New Zealand. A large easterly swell will develop between TC Lusi and the high pressure ridge which is lying over the southern Tasman Sea. This swell is expected to affect northern parts of the coast late Saturday and then extend throughout the coast on Sunday. Early on Sunday a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to New South Wales south coast extending to the north coast coast Monday morning.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday 15 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the early morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from the early afternoon.
Sunday 16 March
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

The Goat was right

Posted by: on March 8th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Sadly, exactly as the mighty Goat foretold, we have not a thing this morning. Tide, wind and swell data are all irrelevant to surfers. We’ve got a metre of SE wind bump showing out at sea, but if Dee Why’s a reasonable guide, you’ll be doing well to find a thigh high bomb set at maximally exposed spots. And the modelling gives no indication of immediate improvement.

While the next 4-5 days are looking tiny to flat, the good news is that the forecast models are still showing substantial change late in the week (maybe as early as Friday morning) as a big and persistent east regime develops. Things start looking wild and woolly in the Coral Sea region by mid week as a nice long easterly fetch begins to set up for us. The brunt of the energy will hit north of our region, but on current reckoning we could see east swell into the 2x overhead range late Saturday-early Sunday – with N-NW wind. The high intensity stuff is showing as lasting into Monday morning before dropping back to smaller as the week rolls out.

So, rack up the brownie points this now, because you may need to be absent for prolonged periods next weekend.

Go well and stay happy!

Tides: H@0810 L@1445

Daybreak on the Northern Beaches.

Daybreak on the Northern Beaches.

Nothin' doin' - again.

Nothin’ doin’ – again.

Something large and inflatable would work - maybe.

Something large and inflatable would work – maybe.

Not enough for a surf lesson.

Not enough for a surf lesson.

Weather Situation
A trough over the southern Tasman Sea is weakening as a high pressure system moves to the east of Tasmania extending a ridge along New South Wales coast. This high is expected to be slow-moving over the next few days until a southerly change moves through the south coast in the middle of the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday 9 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Monday 10 March
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Guess what? Still micro.

Posted by: on January 13th, 2014

Micro morning

Fluffy bomb set

Hello Friends,

If you’re back to work today, then at least you can console yourself that you aren’t missing anything at the beach. There is only the faintest of faint SE wind swells flopping weakly in to our beaches this morning. The numbers tell the story. A metre at sea and not quite 8 seconds apart. I’m calling it knee to waist on the biggest ones at exposed spots. There was a light south breeze as the day got started in Sydney and the Bureau tells us it will go more east to SE at 10-15kts before swinging NE in the evening.

There is some 12 sec period south swell at around the 1.5 metre mark way down south at Eden, but even if it has the legs to get to us, I wouldn’t be expecting any real signs until dusk – if then. For now I’m calling it 2/10 at Dee Why – and that’s being generous.

Outlook for the week ahead is for maybe a slight uptick in energy levels toward Wednesday evening. Tomorrow does not look hopeful to me, but then again, there is that activity down Eden way… so maybe…

Keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system centred near Tasmania extends a ridge along New South Wales coast. This high is expected to become slow moving in the Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge over the coast. A combination of the ridge and a weak lingering trough to the west will be associated with persistent northeasterly airstream over the course of the next few days. A slowly moving cold front may bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast during the coming weekend.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 14 January
Winds
Northeasterly below 10 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 15 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Warm and little waves early

Posted by: on December 27th, 2013

Little waves

Beachy Friday

Hello Friends,

Last Friday of 2013 and it seems there are a few small waves to be had. Before 0900 it was nearly 30 at RealSurf HQ – even though the high is only supposed to be 26.

I’d be getting on it ASAP because the Bureau says the swell’s gonna drop by midday and that the wind should be onshore soon. So kudos to those who got down to the beach early. They got the waist plus little sets coming into the beach and the knee to waist-ish sets at the point.

Tide is low at 0930 and then comes in less than a metre to a high at 1515.

Outlook is for a NEr by this afternoon.

Looks as though we’re in for some strong southerly action on Sunday. Between now and then there should be little SE to east wind swell of some sort or other and NE wind. I’m hoping that by Monday late morning or so, the wind will be light and that we’ll have some residual south to SE wind swell to play with.

Have yourself a fun Friday!

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough in the far northeast moves over the Tasman Sea today followed by a weak high pressure ridge extending over the western Tasman Sea associated with moderate east to northeasterly winds. This weak ridge dominates the circulation on Saturday, with northerly winds strengthening ahead of another trough approaching from the west. This trough moves over coastal NSW on Sunday followed by vigorous southerly wind as a high pressure ridge extends over NSW into the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Saturday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre before dawn, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Sunday 29 December
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Not much today

Posted by: on December 16th, 2013

You could have it to yourself

Hello Friends,

As you look at the depressing flatness of your favourite beach this morning, it’s worth knowing that you could go pretty much anywhere on the east coast and not find anything much better. There’s not much of anything in this morning’s forecast data either. We might possibly get some little bumps at east spots in the mornings before the seabreezes kick into gear. But not this morning sadly.

Nothing much showing in the southern ocean or up in the Coral Sea at the moment, so we could be in for a fair old stretch of micro to flat conditions. If you’re really desperate, I’d grab the steamer and head to Johanna as it looks like being very good for the next week at least. Margs looks a pretty good prospect as well.

Keep on smilin’ and go well with your day, Huey will return sooner or later!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 16 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A belt of high pressure extending from south of the Bight and into the Tasman Sea moves eastwards into the new week forming a high over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday where it becomes fairly stationary promoting east to northeasterly winds throughout the rest of the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and early afternoon.
Tuesday 17 December
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Wednesday 18 December
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

 

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