Articles tagged with "SE-1m-9/11s"

Sticky: Dropped away to tiny

Posted by: on November 7th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Good day to be off to work or school. Winds are light under mostly cloudy skies, and the swell is coming from the Se, but it’s struggling to be a metre at sea. Average period is an okay 9 seconds, but if Dee Why’s any guide, you’ll be doing well to find something in the waist high range.

Outlook for the next three days is not too promising. In fact, outlook for the next ten days is decidedly blah. Get the biggest, floatiest object in your surf arsenal because right now it’s looking like we won’t be seeing anything above waist high.

Oh well. Huey will be back eventually, so keep on smilin’ and have yourself a great day.

Weather Situation
A slow-moving high pressure system is located over the Tasman Sea. A trough lies from northwest NSW through to southern parts of the coast. This trough slips to the southeast as the high pressure system strengthens a ridge over the south again later Monday or on Tuesday morning. A stronger frontal system is expected to move northwards along the coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres tending easterly about 1.5 metres during the evening.
Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday 8 November
Northeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 1 metre.
Isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday 9 November
North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots duri

ng the evening.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Northeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Glassy little lumps for the first shift

Posted by: on October 8th, 2011



Hello Friends,

Gloomy morning, but it was glassy and the early crew were seeing the odd waist to chest high set from the 1.5 metre 9 sec period SE swell. As expected, it’s weakened overnight. When I checked it out for the first time at around 0630, the waves looked a bit slow and fat, but with the right wave toy, you could have fun.

The trend is definitely gradually downward, but maybe on the turn of the tide around lunchtime, there might still be the odd amusing opportunity to be found. The Bureau says we won’t have much wind today, so from that perspective there’s no particular urgency. However, bear in mind that all the indicators currently point to it getting a little smaller and more, shall we say, episodic where the sets are concerned. So, nothing too stunning in the way of surf prospects today, but not likely to be flat (as long as you’re at a beach that likes SE swell).

This morning’s swell forecast models are generally projecting a further decline in energy levels over the next day or so. There might be a little perk in size for Monday morning thanks to a short period south pulse, but beyond that it’s really looking like a week for work and getting back into the routines of a fresh school term.

Have yourself a top old Saturday one and all.

Tides: L @1135 H @1750

Weather Situation

A weak high lies over the western Tasman Sea, while a trough over eastern NSW is expected to move into the Tasman Sea during today. A southerly change is likely to affect the south and central coast on Sunday and the north coast on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Light winds.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Isolated thunderstorms during the day.

Sunday 9 October

Westerly 5 to 10 knots tending west to southwesterly up to 15 knots around dawn then tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1 metre.

Monday 10 October


Southerly 5 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending north to northeasterly during the evening.


Below 1 metre increasing up to 2 metres during the morning.


Southeasterly 1 metre.

Sticky: Little lines, patience required

Posted by: on February 27th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Hazy sort of start to what is expected to be a warm Sunday. Swell continues its long, slow fade. It was glassy around 0800 this morning and every now and then a knee to waist high line would come in. There were a few people in the water as you might expect under the circumstances. The swell’s out of the SE now and averaging around a metre at sea. The primary period is 9 seconds but the MHL data shows some 11 second component in the mix.

You’ll want something rather buoyant today and it never hurts to paddle out with a relaxed attitude.

Outlook for the coming week isn’t too exciting, but the models are showing the possibility of a brief south pulse arriving on Wednesday. The Bureau says it’ll be a cloudy, showery day with east to SE onshores of around 15 kts. Thursday is set to be cloudy as well, but the winds are supposed to decrease so perhaps we’ll get something at south spots before the pulse fades.

I’m off to the city soon to join Simon Marnie and Rob Brander (aka Dr Rip) for a bit of surfy chat from around 1000 on ABC 702 on the AM band.

Have yourself a great Sunday!

TIDES: L @1200, H @1800

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving east maintaining a ridge to New South Wales far north coast. A cold front will move across the southern Tasman Sea today bringing a weak southerly change to the southern half of the coast. Stronger southerly change id expected to move along NSW coast on Tuesday as another cold front crosses the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending northwest ahead of a southerly change 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: East to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly around midday. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 1 metre. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: Light winds tending westerly up to 10 knots during the morning ahead of a south to southwesterly change up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Northeasterly 1 metre. The chance of thunderstorms offshore from midday.

On the fade for Sunday

Posted by: on July 25th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Dropped overnight as expected, so this morning you’ll be doing well to score anything much above the waist high mark. Swell is out of the SE though, so that should help. Average height at sea as the day got started was just a touch over a metre with an average period of about 9 seconds.

Your best bet is to get out there this morning rather than leaving it until later. General outlook is for it to stay around this level for the coming week, although tomorrow looks like being near flat on current reckoning…

Find yourself a fun one or two and go well with your day!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: Southerly 5 to 10 knots.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southeasterly 1 metre. Isolated thunderstorms.
Monday: Wind: Southerly 5 to 10 knots becoming light by early evening.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southeasterly 1 metre.
Tuesday: Wind: Light winds.

Sticky: A few scraps left

Posted by: on June 16th, 2010

Hello Friends,

As expected, the swell continues to fade toward its late week destination of flatness. Still a few waist high sets rolling in thanks to the SE direction and reasonable mix of 9-11 second swell. It’s only a metre at sea, so I reckon you’d be doing well to pick up much of anything above chest high.

After weeks of swell, it looks to me as though we’ve got ourselves a little flat(ish) spell coming up. Some of the models say we could get a little pulse around Sunday morning in Sydney, but from tomorrow to the middle of next week, the prospects are not too flash. Oh well, Huey’ll be back. We’re in his favourite season after all.

Go well with your plans and have a top old day!

TIDES: H @1120, L @1700
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Gale Warning.
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore.Sea: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.Swell: Southerly about 1 metre.
Thursday: Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning and reaching 30 to 35 knots offshore at times. Winds west to northwesterly easing to 15 to 25 knots later in the evening.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2.5 to 3.5 metres during the morning.Swell: Southerly 0.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly 0.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Sticky: Rainy morning

Posted by: on April 7th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Grey and raining start to the day. Not much wind though and there’s still a little SE swell showing at Dee Why. It seems to be pretty setty and the biggest ones are struggling to get much above the waist high mark. One of those days when if you have to miss out, you don’t miss much.

The Bureau says the wind will go around to the NW this afternoon. Rain should ease off as that happens.

From the look of the models, our region is heading into a stretch of small to flat conditions that could last through the weekend… here’s hoping Huey has other plans.

Say, I’ve got a question for any of you who feel like responding. I’d like to put up a fresh poll to sound everybody out on what surfing does for each of us. So, if you have any thoughts, why not use the comments field at the bottom of this page to share them with everyone. If you’re a facebook user, you can now log in to our comments system with that ID.

Here are some of the reasons I’d give

It’s fun
It’s can be a challenge
It can be very intense
It can be exhilarating
I like being in the ocean
It makes me feel connected with the natural world
It takes me outside of myself
I like the social side of it
It makes me feel good
It’s great exercise

over to you!

Tides: L @1000, H @1540

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots offshore, tending NW during the afternoon.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres. Chance thunderstorm
Thursday: Wind: W/SW 15/25 knots, tending S’ly and easing to 10/20 kts later in the day.Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: S/SW 15/20 knots, tending S/SE 10/15 knots later.

Sticky: Little lines turn into waves

Posted by: on March 4th, 2010

Hello Friends

As foretold by the WAMs, we have a bit of swell this morning in Sydney. The raw numbers are currently showing as 1-1.5 metres at 9 to 11 seconds. What this means at Dee Why (and many other spots that like SE swell) is somewhat setty waist to chest high plus conditions. Surface conditions were clean for the early riser crew but as the day goes along the NE’r will build up and that of course means that surf options will contract mainly to the protected north corners.

From the look of the latest data from the MHL buoys, the swell period has peaked and is on a downward trend in the Sydney region. I’d say get in while the getting’s good because it doesn’t look as though things will improve.

Outlook for tomorrow is for there to be a little something through to about lunchtime, but on current reckoning, it’s going to be pretty small. Beyond that it seems that we’re in for marginal but not quite flat conditions.

Have yourself a great day!



TIDES H @noon, L @1800
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: NE 10/15 knots, freshening to 15/20 knots in the afternoon or evening. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 knots in the afternoon. Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: SE about 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms.
Saturday: Wind: N/NE 20/30 knots.


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