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Waves for the early this Saturday

Posted by: on October 24th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Smooth and glassy most places as play opened this morning. And there was swell. At 0400 it was around 2 metres and coming from the SE at 9 seconds apart, so although the tide was running into the high at 0610, there were surf options around. I saw a few folk bobbing around up at Northy and even a pair of hopefuls at carparks, but no one caught anything while I watched. Down the beach toward the Marquesas, the energy levels were reasonable, but there were no discernible peaks and consequently no takers.
Around the corner at Longy the outside bombies were just showing on the biggest sets, but everyone was right inside where the shories were offering waist to occasionally shoulder plus faces on the bigger ones. There were various peaks all the way along the beach from there down to just past No Mans The point was participating in the fun, but it was pretty inconsistent looking and sets were half to two-thirds their counterparts along the beach.
From the look of things, playtime will last until the NE starts to come into effect late this morning.
Swell’s supposed to fade away over the next 24 hours and tomorrow’s not looking too red hot for surfin’. The rest of the week, well, hmmmm… swell and showers and onshores is the forecast. So enjoy the conditions today I’d say!

south narrabeen

Shorey antics at south Narrabeen

dy point

Little ones along the rocks at 0635

dy beach

No Man’s left looking tasty at 0635

long reef surfer

Lip bounce at Longy around 0640

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds

Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.

Seas

Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

Swell

Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

Weather

Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Clean, cold, inconsistent but small waves

Posted by: on July 14th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Looks as though the water temperature has slipped another notch offshore. The MHL buoy was detecting 17.6 C water along with 2 metres of 9 second swell from the south around to SE.

Only a few bods in the water along the beach at Dee Why around 0800. High tide is at 0935 so the point looked a bit too fat for the small conditions. There were a couple of people out there, but the best waves were the waist to chest sets popping up along the beach.

Outlook is for smaller conditions across remainder of the week according to the swell model interpretations. But next weekend is shaping up to be very interesting. If they’re right, we’re in for a three day run of solid 3-4 metre south swell – apparently. We shall see…

Was out and about with the camera yesterday morning. If you were in the water at Dee Why, you should take a look to see if I caught your stylin’.

Have a grand Monday!

Not too crowded under cold and cloudy skies

Not too crowded under cold and cloudy skies

Long wait to get axed at the point

Long wait to get axed at the point

Weather Situation

A high over Victoria will move slowly east/southeast over the Tasman Sea over the next couple of days with winds easing and turning southeast then north/northeast over coastal waters. A trough is expected to cross the coast Wednesday with winds turning westerly. A strong cold front is expected to cross the state Thursday and Friday with strong to gale-force west to southwest winds anticipated for coastal waters.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.

Tuesday 15 July

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn.

Wednesday 16 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.

Rough and ready

Posted by: on June 10th, 2014

Hello Friends,
Ocean looking pretty torn up this morning when I came back along the beaches from Manly. According to the MHL buoy, we have about 2 metres of SE swell at 9 seconds apart. Wind is out of the south to SE 8-10 kts as of 0900. Next tide is a low at 1130.
Conditions are extremely junky and messy, but there were moments to be had at both Dee Why point and along the south end of the beach. Outlook is for the SE wind to persist at 15-20 kts all day. Swell is supposed to come up a a little later.
Tomorrow promises more SE wind with SE swell, so probably not much of an improvement over today.
Things should begin to improve on Thursday as the wind goes more variable and Friday is looking very promising on the models (again) as a nice combo of light winds, partly cloudy skies and 12-13 sec ESE swell in the 2 metre range could arrive.
Have a great Tuesday one and all, and keep on smilin’!

Lurching weirdness at the point @0900 (he made it)

Lurching weirdness at the point @0900 (he made it)

Sorta rideable lumps

Sorta rideable lumps

Momentary openness at Dee Why

Momentary openness at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge northwards into New South Wales, bringing generally southerly winds to the coast. This ridge will remain the dominant feature in the region during the next few days, weakening gradually as it drifts east. Coastal winds should mostly turning northerly later in the week ahead of the next frontal system.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Wednesday 11 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Thursday 12 June
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Lots of waves, lots of folks

Posted by: on April 8th, 2014

Hello Friends,

According to the Bureau, this is peak day for the swell. At 0630 there were at least 20 people in the water at the point and a reasonable number scattered along the beach. Surface conditions were somewhat lumpy, but glassy and set wave faces were into the head plus range. Swell is out of the SE at around 2 metres with an average period of close to 10 seconds.

Skies were grey again, but the expected SE wind hadn’t shown any signs of kicking in. Wind is supposed to be 10-15 kts out of the e to se and is set to swing e to ne by early afternoon.

Next tide is a low at 0930 and the high will arrive at 1540. The cloudy morning should lift later to partly cloudy with a high of 24.

Looking ahead, the models are showing a drop through the day for our swell, but it’s not going to go flat. There should still be waves again tomorrow. With luck we’ll have something for Thursday and Friday morning as well. Unfortunately, the models have soured on the weekend prospects. It could be pretty tiny if they’ve got it right.

The front half of next week is shaping to be small but maybe surfable due to some small east swell in the 8-9 second range. Very long range modelling shows another brief pulse for next Thursday… but we will see.

Have yourself a top Tuesday everyone!

They don't escape unridden.

They don’t escape unridden.

Still mostly closing out.

Still mostly closing out.

Another set at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the New South Wales north coast. The high is expected to be slow moving over the next few days.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Wednesday 9 April
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres before dawn.
Thursday 10 April
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Evening perk

Posted by: on October 17th, 2012

 

 

Just on dusk the swell popped up from near flat to chest+ thanks to a SE pulse of a couple metres at about 9 seconds apart. Unfortunately there was a steady ESE onshore, so it was very junky at Dee Why – and everywhere else I bet. From the look of the buoy data off to the south, the pulse will not last long. Here’s hoping there’s something left for tomorrow morning. Tide’ll be coming in to a 0950 high.

The BoM’s call:

Thursday 18 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.

Postcard from Cali: you’re missin’ nothin’ here

Posted by: on April 27th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Not much happening on this side of the pond. It is spring after all. Weak and tiny west wind swell is unsurfably tiny. Hoping for an improvement on the weekend…

Meanwhile, back home (where I’ll be mid next week) the MHL Sydney buoy is reporting 9 second period SE swell at two metres. That should add up to something in the waist to head high range depending on where you go. As I wrote this before dawn, wind was a light westerly. The Bureau says it’ll be S to SW but not too strong later, so I’m thinking there will be options to be had…

Tide is low around 0615 and weather should be partly cloudy.

Looks like there might be something again tomorrow morning, then a bit of a lull for Sunday am before a possible new pulse late Sunday and Monday.

Have yourself a great Friday!

Weather Situation
A cold front is crossing the southern Tasman Sea and a slow-moving high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge behind the front to New South Wales north coast. Later on Saturday a southerly change will develop the south coast, extending to the central and north coasts during Sunday. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea by Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Saturday 28 April
Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening. Winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 29 April
Winds
West to southwesterly about 20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southerly about 2 metres from midday.

Too sloppy for most

Posted by: on February 9th, 2012

Hello Friends,

This morning is very much in line with expectations. Wind was light and easterly from early and it’s going to pick up into the 15-20 kt range later, so we’re not going to see any improvement. Swell is still out of the SE at a couple metres and 9 seconds apart. That’d be good if the wind was offshore, but with an easterly… on to other things I’d say.

For the record, first high tide is at 0905 or so and the low will be along at 1530.

Cloudy and isolated showers for today says the Bureau.

The swell forecast modelling for our part of the world is basically pointing to another 4 or 5 days of mainly east wind swell and east to south wind. And the longest range forecasts are currently showing small and onshore for another ten days. No prospect apparently of that Coral Sea cyclone doing us any good this far down the east coast either.

Oh well, keep on smilin’ sez I, Huey will return again one day.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over inland New South Wales is expected to deepen during Thursday and Friday as a high pressure system south of Bight extends a ridge towards the Tasman Sea. On Friday another trough is expected to develop just off the coast, with a low possibly developing near the south coast during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Friday 10 February

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Saturday 11 February

Winds

East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots during the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly during the evening.

Seas

Below 1 metre.

Swell

Southeasterly 1 metre tending easterly from midday.

Weather

The chance of thunderstorms offshore, extending throughout from the morning.

PICS: Late Weds afternoon chop shredding session at Northy

Posted by: on January 6th, 2011

punting at North Narrabeen The light wasn’t the best, the surface conditions were pretty beat up, but there were some very crunchy low tide sections to be had at North Narrabeen late Wednesday afternoon. There were a heap of Pro Junior competitors out too, so despite the less than optimal conditions, I shot over a hundred pics.

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PICS: Manly, Weds morning 5 Jan 2011

Posted by: on January 6th, 2011

surfing manly

After weeks we finally get a little SE pulse with nice picture taking weather. I decided to check the situation at Manly and discovered there were some fun looking glassy peaks sliding in on the peaking tide. Heaps of folks were on it – which I love when I’m shooting – and while there was something of a wait between the sets, I still managed to fang off several hundred shots of regular folks catching nice waves.

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Hooray, little waves and sunshine this morning

Posted by: on January 5th, 2011

Hello Friends,

It’s not booming, but at least there’s a little SE swell bumping up on various banks around the place. For the most part it looks to be in the waist high range, but there would be the odd bigger one in the mix too. Swell at sea is around 9 seconds apart and the average size is around the two metre mark.

Quite a crew on it at North Narrabeen, as you might expect. But there was hardly anyone wave hunting down the beach toward Collaroy. Around at Dee Why the point was being surfed for the first time in weeks. It’s right on the edge of rideable and size is about the waist high mark for the most part.

The wind was light for the early, but it’s set to swing from the SW to the S and SE by lunch time. With luck it won’t go too hard so we’ll still be able to jag a few clean ones as the tide drops. Water temps are still bumping along at about 20.

Outlook is for the pulse to fade but for there still to be little waves around over the next few days… and, right now anyway, the models are showing another pulse around the 10th.

Have yourself a good one!

Tides: H @0845, L @1520

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system is centred west of Tasmania and a weak ridge extends along the New South Wales coast. The high will move east of Tasmania on Thursday as the low currently over the central Tasman Sea moves towards New Zealand.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending south to southeasterly around midday then tending east to southeasterly by early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Thursday

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Friday

Winds: Southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending easterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres.

 

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