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PICS from Sunday morning at Dee Why from the point to No Man’s

Posted by: on August 9th, 2015

Went shooting on Sunday morning at Dee Why beach. It was just too busy for me to contemplate. Conditions were pretty good, but the shutdown factor was a problem and despite the reasonable 2 metre, 12-sec SE swell, a lot of the waves seemed kinda fat. But not all of them. I saw three broken boards in the 90 minutes or so I was at the beach, so definitely some snap to some of ’em. Anyway, here are a few piccies from the gallery that should be accessible by Monday morning. As always, I was looking for regular surfers having fun, rather than hot shots trying to make surf mag covers. Over 300 from the shooting session that went from around 0930 to 1100. I was shooting folks from about the pole to the point.
Go see all the pictures!

dy point

Not as big as the beachy, but some fun ones for the healthy crowd at the point

dy point surfer

Another fun section for the lucky one of 40-odd in the water

surfer dy beach

Throwing spray just up the beach from the SLSC

No Mans wave

A few bombs in the mix at No Man’s around 1000

dy beach surfer

Not always makeable, but some pretty fun sections to be had

dy point surfer

Finding refuge from the crowd at the point

dy surfer

It looked pretty benign…

surfer with broken board

…but it bit his board in half…

dy surfer

A fun standy-uppy section at Dee Why beach

Kneeboarder in the air

Kneelo launches in the Dee Why shorey on Sunday

Saturday morning and waves to be had

Posted by: on August 8th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Cold and glassy for the early with sets in the waist to chest plus range at the top of Northy and from about the pole to Dee Why point.

At 0500 swell was SE at 2 metres with a typical period of 11 seconds. At 0710 wind was west around 10 kts.

Tide hits low at 0840 and comes back in to the high at 1515.

Wind should go southerly soon, so the plan is to hit it asap for the maximum number of surf options.

The models are all telling us that the swell will peak today and ratchet down a bit for tomorrow, but it should still be surfable at south magnet spots – particularly in the morning while the wind is light and variable. Southerly’s due to come up later in the day.

Monday could still see a few odds and sods, but from there on it’s not looking too interesting. Maybe a few longboard waves at south spots, but other than that, not much.

So get in if you can and have yourself a top old Saturday!

gardens wave

Punchy but totally unmakeable shorey at Gardens

north narrabeen wave

A few at North Narrabeen 0645

dyp

Waist to maybe chest plus at the point 0650

dyb

Nice looking left at 0650

dyb

Empty one at No Man’s

Looks interesting early

Posted by: on November 14th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Interesting combo swell this morning in Sydney. The MHL buoy is showing 2 metres at 12 seconds from the SE along with 1-1-5 metres of 6+ sec NE wind bump. Tide’s low around 0800 and the day promises to be abnormally warm (again). Wind’s north early and will pick up as the day goes along, so that’ll likely bump out the sth corners. I reckon waist to chest plus at bigger spots.

Tomorrow is supposed to be southerly and the south component is set to dial back while the short period NE bumps slightly. I bet it won’t be so red hot. Maybe knee to waist-ish at standout spots.

Still playing the waiting game in Santa Barbara but it’s beginning to look hopeful for at least something maybe late this arvo and definitely tomorrow. My fingers are crossed for waist to chest plus around here (further south and up north it’ll be into the head plus to 2x overhead potentially at magnets around Santa Cruz).

A couple of postcards for you this morning, first was snapped a few hours ago at Mesa Lane where a little long period line was showing every 10 mins or so, and the second is a picture yesterday arvo of a spot called El Capitan which can, on rare occasions, fire up in a serious way (think Angourie inside).

Have a great day!

Mesa Lane showing a perfect little west line probably knee to waist high

Mesa Lane showing a perfect little west line probably knee to waist high

El Capitan slumbering in the afternoon wind

El Capitan slumbering in the afternoon wind

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is slowly moving east across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge to the New South Wales north coast. Northerly winds will increase during Friday ahead of a gusty southerly change associated with a cold front developing on the south coast in the afternoon, extending to Sydney Waters late evening and to the far north coast during Saturday morning. Winds are expected to briefly turn northerly during Sunday ahead of another south to southwesterly change and east to northeasterly on Monday and Tuesday as another high moves over southeastern Australia.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late evening. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 15 November

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 16 November

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Light onshore but solid swell

Posted by: on January 23rd, 2014

Lumpy but sizable

Situation @ 0615

Hello Friends,

Well, whadya know. The modellers were right and we do in fact have actual swell this morning. The MHL buoy data from 0400 showed 1.9 metres of SE swell at 12 seconds apart. Very nice numbers. Sadly, as the pictures show, we had 10 kts of easterly from the get-go and the ocean did not really look nice. Tide’s low at about 0735, but even so, it looked full and lumpy and generally messier than 10 kts should make.
Outlook is for the wind to stay at about the same intensity but to swing more NE later. Once that happens we might see something a bit more interesting in the north corners. The Bureau’s modelling calls for the swell to decrease as the day goes along, but not to go away entirely.
If I could be anywhere on the NSW coast this morning, it’d be south of the ‘gong. They have the swell too, but the wind is a faint offshore. It probably won’t last long though.
We’ve got another south change on the way for Saturday, but tomorrow for the early could combo up a NE sea breeze and a fading but still possibly apparent south swell. Not quite sure about Saturday outlook. Bureau says SW at first before turning southerly, so if the swell comes back up enough, south corners might possibly have something of interest for the early.
The long range forecasts are saying next week could be another so-so mix of onshores and small wind waves. And the very long range speculations are pointing at generally onshore but with steady supply of waist plus minimum height wave faces from mainly east wind swell. So more not-flat-but-messy conditions basically.
Ah well, at least it doesn’t look like going absolutely flat!
Have yourself a great Thursday and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation
Onshore airstream will persist along New South Wales coast on Thursday under dominating high pressure ridge. The airstream will become more northerly on Friday as the ridge weakens and a trough in the west draws closer to the coast. A southerly change is expected to reach the South Coast during late hours on Friday associated with a cold front entering the Tasman Sea. Strong southerlies will extend northward during Saturday, reaching gale force in the south. Winds are expected to ease and turn onshore on Sunday as the next ridge strengthens along the coast.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots tonight.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Friday 24 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre before dawn.
Saturday 25 January
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Sticky: Not blown out early

Posted by: on June 23rd, 2013

Zee point

Each way at 0800

Hello Friends,

Bit ot a turn-up for the books at 0800 this morning. First, it wasn’t raining, second, the wind wasn’t raging, and third, the swell was about where we left it yesterday evening.

But the local Kookaburra family were chorusing.

And now, at 0830, the rain is pelting down.

The MHL swell spectra data shows the main energy coming toward us from the SE. It was averaging around 2 metres and was 12 seconds apart. Wind was a very light WSW’ly, so the surface was clean and the chest to head high waves weren’t looking too bad…
kudos to all of you who got down there for it.

The Bureau says a 95% chance of rain (got that right) and amounts could be anywhere from 35mm to 70mm. And that will definitely foul the water with run-off.

The wind may be reasonable for a little longer, but the Bureau says it should be 15-25 kts from the east to ESE by lunchtime. Swell should stay the same as it is now.

Tide was high at 0750 and will be low at 1330.

Tomorrow looks ordinary. A gale warning has been posted for 15-25 kt easterlies early, then 20-30 kt SE to SW before going SE-NE in the late arvo and reaching 25-40 kts. Swell is set to swing around east at the same time and be 3-4 metres during the morning. I suppose though that there might be possible to find something early.

The rest of the week looks like being pretty windy, but there should be opportunities here and there. And it doesn’t look like getting small until next week when it could be that we’ll go into a near-flat spell.

Have a good one!

Weather Situation
A trough along the NSW coast is expected to deepen Sunday with a low likely to develop off the north coast Sunday night. The low is expected to deepen during Monday and may move towards the central part of the coast with strong to gale force winds likely for central and southern coastal water zones. The low pressure system, likely made up of several transient small scale centres is expected to move only slowly to the north during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Monday 24 June
Gale warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 25 to 40 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending easterly 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday 25 June
Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms until evening, mainly offshore.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

It’s looking very fun

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2013

Point @ 1000

Dee Why beachy @ 1000

Hello Friends,

I’m back and although I’m pretty jet lagged, the waves are looking mighty sweet (never mind the murky brown water).

Swell has dropped radically since the weekend madness, but it’s still around the 2 metre mark from the SE with a nice healthy 12 sec period ensuring juice aplenty for the lucky folks who are on it. Sets look to be in the head plus range and pretty consistent at both the point and the beach at Dee Why. Crowds are pretty healthy too, which I guess isn’t a surprise given the morning offshore, clearing skies and school hols.

There should be some remnants again tomorrow and maybe Weds, but thereafter it looks like it will drop to just about nothing for a week or more – 🙁

Here’s the Bureau’s call…

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the western Tasman Sea is weakening and a cold front will bring a west to southwesterly change along New South Wales coast on Tuesday. Behind this front another slow-moving ridge will develop across the Tasman Sea and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday 23 April
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 24 April
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Sticky: It’s on again

Posted by: on November 6th, 2008

Afternoon update:

Mid-morning: sunny skies, not much wind and waves.

Mid-morning: sunny skies, not much wind and waves.

Did you get in this morning? Definitely some fun ones around the place. Pretty solid at exposed spots actually. My surf destination was Longy, but it could have easily been any number of other places thanks to the SE swell direction. According to the latest data, the swell is currently averaging a couple metres at sea, but thanks to an average period of nearly 12 seconds, there are bomb sets with wave faces getting closer to the 3 metre mark. The wind has now settled into a typical afternoon seabreeze, ie out of the NE at 10-15kts or so.

If you haven’t managed to get a taste of the swell yet, I’d consider making an effort this afternoon or tomorrow morning because it looks from the swell prediction models as though it’s going to fade steadily and could be pretty much gone by the time Saturday morning arrives.

From earlier this morning:

0650: rather attractive beachy at DY

0650: rather attractive beachy at DY

Pretty clean looking this morning. Solid looking sets at the beachy and the point too. Wind is set to be pretty reasonable too, as the Bureau puts it: Wind: W/NW 8/13 knots, tending NE in the afternoon, then S/SE change 20/25 knots at night, easing to 15/20 knots quickly.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, rising 1.5 to 2 metres at night. Swell: S 2 to 2.5 metres.

 

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