Articles tagged with "SE-3m-12s"

Should be good at magnets this morning

Posted by: on July 9th, 2016

Hello Friends,

It’s still dark in Sydney as I write this, but the numbers look pretty reasonable. As of 0300 the MHL buoy was showing 3 metres of 12-sec SE swell and the Bureau’s North Head wind reading was WNW 7-9 kts. The Bureau says it should be southerly 10-15 kts today, so I’d be thinking this morning will be the best shot. Tide’s helping out by coming in from the low at 0550 to the high at midday.
Looks like not much in the way of precipitation for this morning, but yesterday’s pollution call showed lots of beaches with warnings from Bilgola to Manly.
Surf should be solid at magnets for the next couple of days too – and then more to come later in the week.
And your correspondent? Well Hurricane Blas doesn’t appear to be delivering anything to wave starved SoCal surfers. And there’s not much in store that I can see on the charts, grumble grumble.
I scanned the cams for some postcard views to make you feel even better about being in Sydney (framegrabs from surfline.com)…

ventura surfing

Mighty marginal at C-Street in Ventura (water temp 18)

steamer lane santa cruz surfing

Ooo, look! The Lane’s picking up a little something (water temp around 13!)

lower trestles surfers

Even with almost no swell, Lower Trestles is keeping the crew entertained (water temp 20)

Pumping point at 0630

Posted by: on January 8th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Light wind and surprisingly smooth as the day got started. More importantly though, the swell cleaned up a lot overnight and it was still pretty big. Wave faces on the bombs at Dee Why point were into the 2x overhead range. Definitely not a morning for beginners, or even a fair percentage of intermediates.

The wind was offshore at 0630, but the forecast has it coming up from the south before weakening again in the afternoon into the 10 kt range.

As of 0400, the MHL buoy was seeing a mix of NE and SE swell. The dominant SE component was close to 3 metres at 12 seconds. Solid, in a word.

Next tide’s a high at 0750 and the low will follow at 1430.

This morning looks like being the best few hours for a wave across the next week. That said, there could still be something of interest tomorrow morning at south magnets.

I’m planning to spend some time at the beach this morning, so check back later for an update.

Have a great Friday and stay happy!

DY point surfing big waves

Thumping sets on tap at DY

DY point surfers in big waves

Wave after wave for the early crew

Dee Why beach big wave

No takers for this intense looking peak at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving southeast and a strong high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge behind it directing southerly winds along New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to turn southeast to northeasterly during Sunday as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea maintaining the ridge to the northwest.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 9 January
Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 10 January
Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

Piccies from around: 1000 edition

Posted by: on May 8th, 2014
Bower not amazing

Bower not amazing

South Narrabeen shutting down heavily - and no takers.

South Narrabeen shutting down heavily – and no takers.

Not much at Collaroy

Not much at Collaroy

The point claims another vicitm

The point claims another vicitm

Smaller one at Manly

Smaller one at Manly

Dropped a lot but not tiny

Posted by: on April 13th, 2014

Some pictures for you from Dee Why, taken after filing the report this morning (see below)

The left was starting to work again on the mid size sets

The left was starting to work again on the mid size sets

Section standing up

The point @1030

Hello Friends,

Too misty for me to see much from the crows nest this morning, but I’d say it’s dropped back quite a bit and apart from the odd bomb set, size at Dee Why point is now mainly in the chest to shoulder plus range. As of 0700 the MHL buoy was showing Swell is showing SE at 3 metres with an average period of 12 seconds. Given those numbers, I’d expect more exposed spots to still be showing overhead sets. Wind was SW at 15-20 kts and tide is now dropping to the low at 1225. The weather radar shows a steady supply of showers raking along the coast this morning. Wind is set to be southerly at 15-25kts so the number of surfable options will be similar to yesterday.

The next few days will see the southerly wind and SE swell combo persist. According to the models, the pattern could basically last through to early next week whereupon it seems we may then head into an extended period of tiny to flat conditions… awww… Hue-EY…

Will be out and about with a camera this morning, so should have some pics for you later. In the meantime, have a look through my snaps from yesterday at the point

Stay happy!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system currently off the central NSW coast is generating strong to gale force winds and large waves. The system is expected to move slowly east/southeast and away from the coast later tonight and Sunday, with winds gradually easing as a high pressure ridge strengthens across the region.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 14 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Tuesday 15 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Big south

Posted by: on November 5th, 2013

Hello Friends,
Apologies for the missed reporting, but been pretty busy this end. Only a few days left and then I’m back to Oz.
According to the MHL buoy, it was 3 metres from the SE at 12 seconds at 0300. At 0655 North Head was reporting 10-15kts of SSE wind. Looks from the radar as though there are a few scattered showers about the place. High tide’s at 0900.
Judging from the buoy data, the swell could well be off the 0300 peak by now. Not that it’ll be small or anything though. By this evening it should be noticeably smaller (but still solid on sets at exposed spots). Wind’s going to be a major issue all day as it swings S to SE.
From the look of the forecast, tomorrow morning might be pretty fun. The swell will be declining steadily, but should be fun size at exposed places and with luck the wind won’t be an issue in the am – although the high tide could be a factor.
Sorry no postcard yet today, possibly later…
Go well!

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system centred southeast of the Bight extends a ridge over New South Wales, while a low pressure system and front lies over the eastern Tasman Sea. A southerly airstream between these two systems will ease on Tuesday before tending northeasterly on Wednesday as the high pressure system moves offshore of the NSW coast. The next cold front and associated southerly change are expected to reach the south coast during Thursday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea and weakens.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around dawn.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 6 November
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Thursday 7 November
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre.

 

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