Articles tagged with "SE-3m-9s"

Scrappy conditions for Friday morning

Posted by: on August 5th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Partly cloudy skies as Friday got started in Sydney with the wind out of the WSW at 0700 (but due to go SE then S during the day). The MHL buoy was picking up 3 metres of 9-sec SSE swell. And yet… it really didn’t look very interesting at the point or along the beach when I checked at around 0700. There was one person in the water and it looked like wave faces on sets might be into the shoulder high range. The waves looked pretty wind-swelly too (ie, not coming in as long lines).
Swell is supposed to stay around the 3-metre mark today, which has caused the Bureau to caution about large and powerful surf conditions and there’s an 80% chance of showers. Tide’s high at 1000 this morning.
I’ll be interested to see what the Goat has to say about the coming week. My reading of the various models is that we can probably expect surfable size through to about mid-week. Wind doesn’t look to brilliant for the next 24 hours, but from about Sunday onward it’s shaping to be relatively light for the early sessions. Weather looks to be showery through Monday.
Have yourself a great Friday and stay happy!

Seen above RealSurf HQ: local commuter heads to work at Narrabeen

Seen above RealSurf HQ: local commuter heads to work at Narrabeen

Study in mauve and grey

Study in mauve and grey

dy beach

Nothing obvious going on up the beach at Dee Why

dy point

Point looking like a maybe…

Sticky: Waves to be had if you’re fit

Posted by: on October 3rd, 2011

Hello Friends,

Don’t mind a bit of woofiness to your water? Can cope with the odd overhead bomb? Up for somewhat lumpy surface conditions? Then I’ve got the plan for you! Just make for your favourite se swell, sw wind spot and you should find something to match those criteria. A small crew was sampling the conditions at Dee Why this morning as the swell pushed in at about 3 metres and 9 seconds apart from the SE.

The forecast says it should be southerly, but as of 0930 wind was mainly SW at 10-15 kts. So Dee Why wasn’t too choppy looking. However the swell was pretty lumpy and inclined to section, so surfers needed to be ready to respond with quick direction changes.

From the look of this morning’s swell forecasts, the swell is peaking today and over the coming week it will gradually dwindle away to small but not quite flat conditions by next weekend.

Tide was low at a touch after 0600 and will hit the daylight high at 1245.

Enjoy your Monday!

Weather Situation

A low in the central Tasman Sea is expected to move southeast as a high pressure ridge strengthens over the state. The vigorous southerly airsteam will gradually ease on the eastern flank of the ridge by the middle of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore during the day.

Tuesday 4 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Wednesday 5 October

Winds

South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending southeasterly and light during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening.

Seas

Below 1 metre.

Swell

Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Rough as

Posted by: on May 27th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Extremely messy at Dee Why this morning but it didn’t stop a few hardy specimens from giving it a go. The Bureau expects the 15-20 kts of SE to moderate and swing south later. However, you’d have to say it’s not looking especially promising for most of Sydney’s beaches today. South corners could be a possibility later, but if Dee Why’s any guide, you shouldn’t expect it to be very clean.

Tomorrow could be good though as the Bureau says the wind could be around to the NE and the swell should still be hanging in there at a fun couple metres from the SE.

Have yourself a good one!

TIDES: H @0740, L @1320
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres abating 1 to 2 metres during the morning and decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres.
Friday: Wind: East to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly about 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.

Beachley Contest snaps

Posted by: on October 3rd, 2009

Stopped by Dee Why to watch a few heats of the Beachley Classic in the drizzly and stormy conditions.  It was pretty hard going for the contestants, but there was energy and size, so you got the odd photogenic moment… here are a few samples…

Another lip gets the treatment.

Another lip gets the treatment.

Slashing a shutdown.

Slashing a shutdown.

Sofia sets up another floater.

Sofia sets up another floater.

S. Mulanovich executes a reo.

S. Mulanovich executes a reo.

Staying out of the weather

Staying out of the weather

Ripping a little cutty in the junkness.

Ripping a little cutty in the junkness.

It was rather messy, but as usual there were sections of note.

It was rather messy, but as usual there were sections of note.

Round three competitor Jacquline Silva

Round three competitor Jacquline Silva

A little weather didn't put off the spectators.

A little weather didn't put off the spectators.

Who pushed the reset button?

Posted by: on April 21st, 2009

Hello Friends,

Lookin’ a lot like yesterday at this time in Sydney. However the wind isn’t blowing quite as hard so maybe it will be slightly less junky at those spots that had something like a wave yesterday. It was a pretty short list of options though.

More thoughts later this morning…

Here’s the latest from the Bureau

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: SE 20/25 knots.Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres.Swell: SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: SE 10/20 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Thursday: Wind: SE/NE 5/15 knots.

0615: lots of size but not much else to kick off this morning.

0615: lots of size but not much else to kick off this morning.

Monday evening

Posted by: on April 20th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Thought I’d duck down to the beach for one last look as the last of the light drained out of Monday afternoon. The clouds were getting lower, the rain was threatening, and the wind wasn’t backing off. Checked Whiterock, Fishermans and Brownwater first. At least one brave type was out at Whiterock, but I didn’t see him catch anything. A few bodyboarders were having a play with the little ones washing along the rocks at Fishermans but it was just too small and inconsistent to tempt anyone into waiting for a set at Brownwater.

Went around to Collaroy and there were a fair number in the water there. Quality was strictly ordinary but with a mal under your feet, you had a chance of picking up something mildly interesting. There were a few bods up north of the pipe, but as with Whiterock, I didn’t see anyone catch anything.

From the look of the models and the Bureau’s forecast, we aren’t going to have much relief from these conditions until about Friday.

Here’s the latest from the Bureau this arvo:
Monday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 25/33 knots, easing to 20/25 knots this evening.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: SE 2 to 3 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday: Wind: SE 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots later. Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres, abating to 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 2 to 3 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Wednesday: Wind: SE 10/20 knots.
Thursday: Wind: SE 10/20 knots.
Forecast for Tuesday
A few showers. Cloudy periods. Moderate southeast, fresh near the
coast. Dangerous surf conditions.

Cross-stepped up, then went for five as the shorey approached, Collaroy.

Cross-stepped up, then went for five as the shorey approached, Collaroy.

Capering about in the little wash along the rocks.

Capering about in the little wash along the rocks.

Lone paddler considers the set up at dusk.

Lone paddler considers the set up at dusk.

That’s Monday done

Posted by: on April 6th, 2009

Hello Friends,

After staring at a computer screen all day, I finally went out for a look around to see how the real world was going. The wind was still an issue most places, but along stretches with more NE exposure it was a bit messy but not bad. One such was the stretch from the north end of Tea Gardens down to about Mactier St.

As anticipated, the swell picked up during the day and at dusk it was out of the SSE at 3 metres and close to 9 seconds. Wind was SSE at 15-20 kts.

The quality was not great along the Gardens to Mactier St stretch, but given the limited range of surf options, it would probably have been one of the better bets. There were some little waves at Collaroy too. Of course around at Long Reef, the wind was straight into it.

Here’s the latest from the Bureau:

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: S 15/20 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: SW/SE 15/20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres, abating to 1 to 1.5 metres during afternoon. Swell: S/SE 2 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SE 10/15 knots.
Thursday: Wind: Variable 05/10 knots, tending NE 10/15 knots during afternoon.

Judging from the buoy data south of here, I’d say we can expect the swell to have peaked around sunset and it could be a fair amount smaller tomorrow morning. But I don’t think it’ll be flat. Longer term outlook is for a gradual trend toward near flatness by the end of the week. Hope it’s wrong…

Here are a few snaps from late this afternoon.

Not far from Mactier St late this afternoon.

Not far from Mactier St late this afternoon.

Not far from Mactier St there were some ok size sets.

Not far from Mactier St there were some ok size sets.

Heaps of weed from Mactier St south to Collaroy.

Heaps of weed from Mactier St south to Collaroy.

Aiming for the section ahead at far south Narrabeen.

Aiming for the section ahead at far south Narrabeen.

Collaroy was pretty small, but not unsurfably so.

Collaroy was pretty small, but not unsurfably so.

South Gardens looking reasonable at the end of the day.

South Gardens looking reasonable at the end of the day.

A few happening this afternoon for the keen but small crew.

A few happening this afternoon for the keen but small crew.

Arvo update: junky still

Posted by: on February 12th, 2009

 

Well populated and not what you'd call clean at 1445.

Well populated and not what you'd call clean at 1445.

 

 

Grabbed a couple snaps of Dee Why for you at around 1445. As you can see, the conditions are still pretty messy. Wind at this point is/was out of the SSE at 14-17 kts. The latest MHL data was showing the swell out of the SE at 3 metres on average and around 9 seconds apart (with some 11 sec bombs).

The beachy was bigger and considerably more consistent than the point. But the quality is/was distinctly ordinary because the wind’s pushing them over pretty quickly. Plus, the banks don’t seem to be much good either.

 

Shorey offering a few sections in exchange for 20 duckdives per

Shorey offering a few sections in exchange for 20 duckdives per

 

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin