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Sunday and the swell hasn’t given up

Posted by: on March 27th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Our amazing run of swell continued into Sunday morning. At 0500 it was SE and close to 2 metres at 11 seconds. When I checked at 0730 wave faces at the point were into the head and a bit range (see pics) on the sets. The crowd was on it of course. Yesterday the beach was about the same size as the point, but the shutdowns were far more plentiful than the makeable ones. As the Goat predicted, some of those sets packed a fair amount of oomph and I’d expect that’ll be the same today too.
Tide was low at 0530 and will be full at 1130.
Wind was SSW and light as of 0800, but the Bureau says it’ll pick up a touch and come around to the e-se later.
The good news is that the swell models are predicting only a slight decline over the next three days. Thursday’s looking windy from the south but Friday could see lighter winds again with some little short period bumps.
Have yourself a great Easter Sunday everyone!

clouds

Just offshore, the clouds were massing at 0730

dy point surfing

Set at the point 0730

dee why surfer

Bigger sets looked like this on Sunday morning

dy beach

Up the beach, activity but not sure about the banks

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies across the western Tasman Sea directing east to northeasterly winds along New South Wales coast. Winds will turn east to northeasterly during Monday as the trough deepen and move towards the coast with a low possibly developing within it’s southern parts on Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 28 March
Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 29 March
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Still solid and definitely cleaner this am

Posted by: on February 28th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Wind was offshore at daybreak and the crew was on it at both the point and along the beach. Out at sea the main swell energy was coming from the SE at close to 11 seconds apart. Swell peaks were around two metres. There’s still some smaller but similar period stuff coming from the NE.
The combo is delivering head high sets with the odd bomb into the 1.5x range. Lotsa folks were on it at the point but fewer along the beach where it looked more like hard work than anything else.
Wind is due to come up from the SE later, but with luck it should be relatively benign until about lunch. Beyond that it looks like marginal but not quite flat conditions.
Swell is predicted to gradually weaken today, but the models seem to be predicting at least a little something to mess about in tomorrow and possibly into Tuesday.
Have yourself a top old Sunday and good luck if you’re getting in!

dee why point surfer

Reasonably consistent looking at 0750

dy point wave

This one slipped past everyone

dy beach surfer

This one ran a reasonable distance too


How it looked yesterday evening…

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Bight will gradually move eastwards into the southern Tasman Sea by Monday, extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. A low pressure system over the southern Coral Sea will move further to the northwest over the next couple of days, leading to significant abatement of the long period easterly swell on the NSW coast during today.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower early this morning.
Monday 29 February
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 1 March
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Showery still but clean for the first shift

Posted by: on June 21st, 2015

Hello Friends,

My usual leisurely Sunday start and whadya know, there’s a shower pattering down outside as I write this, but the expected southerly wind hasn’t kicked in yet and the swell’s ticking over nicely down at the point.

At 0800 the swell was coming at us from the SE. It was 2 metres on average with an 11-second period. This was producing head high wave faces on the take-offs at both the point and along the beach at Dee Why.

Crowds were slightly below their usual Sunday proportions, but you won’t be Robinson Crusoe. Wind was WNW 7-9 kts but is due to become variable as the day goes along. Surface conditions have cleaned up from the lumpiness of yesterday and we’re headed toward a high tide at 1145. Ocean temp has cogged down another notch and is around the 19C mark.

Beachwatch has given the all-clear to most places, but they reckon Queensie and North Curly are still dodgy.

Swell is expected to weaken gradually over the next 24 hours, but at least some of the models are saying that tomorrow could still be pretty fun.

Have a great Sunday one and all!

dy point

0940 at the point

dy point wave

Crowd looking on as another one comes through

It’s on

Posted by: on April 18th, 2014

Hello Friends,

South east swell at 2 metres and 11 seconds apart with no wind, sunny skies and the start of a holiday weekend is adding up to going off. Very consistent when I first checked about 0730 and tremendously crowded at the point. I’m calling the conditions 9/10 for waves. But, no matter where you get in, you won’t be lonely today.

Swell is going full tilt and while I watched it seemed overhead sets were turning up frequently. It’s going to be intense in the water at the magnet spots today.

Wind call is for it to go SW and the W and the Bureau tells us the swell still has some way to go before peaking tomorrow morning.

Be patient, be careful and don’t paddle out if you’re not an experienced surfer – this isn’t an ordinary day.

Yeah, I’ll be out and about with the camera today, so wave hi if ya see me!

But people and people too!

But people and people too!

It was quick but he got a long way down the line

It was quick but he got a long way down the line

Wave after wave

Wave after wave

Another mauler stands up on the point (he made it)

Another mauler stands up on the point (he made it)

Weather Situation
A southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea will develop on New South Wales south coast later today extending to to Sydney Waters overnight and to the far north coast during Saturday morning. Behind the change a high pressure ridge will develop over the western Tasman Sea by Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 19 April
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 20 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.

Morning pics of Dee Why

Posted by: on April 16th, 2014

Sorry about the late snaps… here’s how it looked around 1000 from the RealSurf crows nest… still lots of swell energy to play with as you can see.

Not big for the most part, but fun enough.

Not big for the most part, but fun enough.

This little right ran a fair way. Are the banks returning?

This little right ran a fair way. Are the banks returning?

Yep, he made it.

Yep, he made it.

Cool start but plenty of waves

Posted by: on April 15th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Swell still pumping this morning. Wind was going early but it was offshore, so apart from being kind of chilly, conditions were clean for the very healthy crowd waiting to pounce at the point. It’s supposed to rain later, but for early risers there were a few watery sunny breaks amongst the grey. Wind is set to go southerly 15-20 kts later, so surf options will once again be limited. Swell has cogged down and is now around the 2 metre mark from the SE. It’s pretty punchy though because the period is still a reasonable 11 seconds and wave faces on the biggest ones are as much as a metre overhead.

There were more people over at the beach break this morning. Maybe it’s because the point was so crowded but there did seem to be a few more sections among the shutdowns. It seemed as though there were more makeable ones as the tide dropped. Tide was high at 0805 so maybe there’ll be a few better ones in the mix later – assuming the wind doesn’t hammer it.

Outlook remains for more waves right through to Saturday – and the wind should increasingly develop a westerly tweak off the present southerly regime – particularly for the earlies. Speaking of Saturday, that really could be the best day we’ve had in some time… maybe… possibly… 🙂

I’ll try to get out with the camera later today to see if I can add to the shooting sessions already in the galleries. You can see yesterday’s shots here.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Still mostly shutdowns along the beach

Still mostly shutdowns along the beach

Set stands up over the reef.

Set stands up over the reef.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea and ex tropical cyclone Ita well off the southern Queensland coast will continue to move to the southeast over the next couple of days while a high pressure ridge strengthens across NSW.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from early this afternoon.
Wednesday 16 April
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday 17 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

Pumping Friday morning at Dee Why

Posted by: on February 7th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Get out there if you can. It was going off this morning as all the elements came together: light wind, 2 metres of 11 sec SE swell and sunny skies to make it all pretty like.

Extremely crowded for some odd reason, so you might want to take that into account. But on the other hand, this is the best looking morning I’ve seen in a very long time. And there should be lots of beaches lighting up.

Swell is supposed to fade this morning, but at least we’ll have an incoming tide from the low at 0940 to give a little push. The high is very small (only .5 m), And the wind isn’t supposed to be much of a factor until late afternoon when it’s set to go NE at 10-15kts.

Stay happy everyone!

Need we say more?

Need we say more?

Friday morning take-off

Friday morning take-off

Waves at the point and up the beach at 0730

Waves at the point and up the beach at 0730

While they catch their breath at the point...

While they catch their breath at the point…

Tides: low at 0940, high at 1520

Weather Situation
A high pressure system will linger in the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge over northeast New South Wales into the weekend. Winds will tend 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 Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Saturday 8 February
Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre.
Sunday 9 February
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.

Lumpo-bumpo SE junko

Posted by: on December 30th, 2013

Burgerbank

Hello Friends,

Just about done with 2013 and it looks as though we might be able to wave g’bye from the water – if we’re open minded enough. Dee Why was showing lumpy and messy wind swelly SE stuff at 0630. Sets were pushing into the chest high range on the biggest ones, but of course it was mostly smaller than that. Pretty flabby looking considering the spectral data from offshore at 0300 was still showing a couple metres of 11 second SE swell. Ordinarily if I saw numbers like that I’d be whooping. But the ocean is so messy and lumpy that I’m only raising a grunt of approval at best.

Happily the southerly faded out last night and this morning sees light and variable breezes ahead of a standard summer issue NE 15-20 this afternoon.

Outlook for the week ahead is lacklustre but not as dire as last week, or the week before that, or before that… there should be a little junky something to mess around with most mornings.

Have a look around, don’t set the expectometer too high and you’ll be fine.

Go forth and enjoy!

Tides H @0600, L @1240

Weather Situation
Southerly winds are expected to ease this morning as a high extends a ridge along the coast. A weak onshore airstream is expected to develop under the high pressure ridge early this week. Northerly winds are expected to strengthen on Wednesday ahead of the next southerly change, expected to move along the New South Wales coast during Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Tuesday 31 December
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Wednesday 1 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Sweet looking morning at Dee Why

Posted by: on June 21st, 2013

I'll have one of those!

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Hello Friends,

Clean and offshore with sets in the shoulder to head plus range at the point, a bit bigger up the beach at Dee Why. Swell is out of the SE at a couple metres with the power setting on a healthy 11 seconds. Tide is low at 1145 and high again at 1820. Looks like the plan is to hit it asap because the wind call is for SE later.

Big shout out to all of you who made it along to the Surfrider Winter Solstice Jam. The joint was jumping! Such a good night and I think it’s gonna happen again for sure. Great to catch up with a few of you fine folk as well!

From the shape of this morning’s forecasts, we’re looking like having waves of some sort or another into the middle of next week.

Happy Winter Solstice!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system near New Zealand is moving very slowly east-southeast and a high pressure system south of Tasmania is extending a ridge across the western Tasman Sea and into the Coral Sea. The two systems are directing southerly winds along New South Coast. The ridge is expected to weaken during Friday and Saturday as the high moves further south and a low pressure trough deepens along the coast. A low pressure system is expected to develop just offshore on Sunday. At this stage the low is considered most likely to form off the central part of the coast or southern Mid North Coast though the forecast position is uncertain. The low may deepen further Sunday night and Monday and move only slowly to the north.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms, mainly offshore.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 22 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday 23 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and possibly reaching 35 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

Pumping

Posted by: on May 3rd, 2013

Hello Friends,

Got in for a wave this morning at Dee Why. I spent most of the time at the point where sets were in the chest to head plus range. It wasn’t classic, punchy Dee Why point, but it was definitely a lot of fun – even with close to 20 out by the time I pulled the plug. PB and mate Barry surfed the lefts in the beachy out in front of the club and both scored some very fun waves.

Hope you did as well!

Here’s a snap from the sesh at the point

Tucking in

Posted at 0815:
Dee Why point

Return of the super peak?

In a rush this morning, so will keep it brief.

Go surfing if you can!

Swell is averaging 2 metres from the SE with a healthy 11 second period. There will be waves everywhere. Sets at Dee Why beach are well overhead. The point is smaller and less consistent, but there should be some shoulder high plus ones there from time to time as well.

Will try to follow up later…

Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system will move across New South Wales today. A gusty southwest to southerly change is expected to move along southern and central coasts during Saturday. Following this change a high pressure is forecast to move over southeastern Australia and should extend a ridge along the NSW coast on Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Saturday 4 May
Strong wind warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots ahead of a southerly change 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Sunday 5 May
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.

 

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