Articles tagged with "South Narrabeen"

Pics from south Narrabeen this am

Posted by: on June 25th, 2016

Stopped by south Narrabeen for a look around 1000 this morning. Lots of fine looking lines stacking in, but the high tide and banks weren’t playing well together. Sets were solidly overhead, but it was hard to get very far down the line, plus they were weirdly fat some of the time. Quite a few people having a go as well.

sth narrabeen surfing

Can I make the next section?

sth narrabeen surfing

Throwing some spray

sth narrabeen surfing

Rare open one on the inside near high tide

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Flyer

A few more pictures from Monday at sth and nth Narrabeen

Posted by: on June 6th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Another set of piccies for you to check out from today’s travels by your humble servant. Captions tell you where and what…

North Narrabeen

Northyy firing up about 1245 Monday

sth narrabeen big waves

5 mins agon he was 300m up the beach trying to paddle out

sth narrabeen big waves

Little one bombs into sth Narra

sth narrabeen big waves

Yet another bomb at Sth Narra

sth narrabeen big waves

Inside section sth Narra

North Narrabeen from south Narra

North Narrabeen from south Narra

sth narrabeen big waves

Sth Narra

sth narrabeen big waves

Sth Narra

sth narrabeen big waves

South Narrabeen about 1100

Thunderous set at south Narrabeen/gardens

Thunderous set at south Narrabeen/gardens

storm damage dy

Mactiier Street looking north

storm damage dy

Wetherill Street looking south

storm damage dy

Wetherill Street looking north

storm damage dy

Clark St looking north 1040

Close up of damage to Collaroy Services club

Close up of damage to Collaroy Services club

collaroy beach storm damage

what happens when your neighbours have seawalls and you don’t.

collaroy storm damage

Colloary Services got hammered by the swell Sat night

storm damage dy

Bits of cafe scattered along the esplanade at DY

storm damage dy

Walkway and coffee shop smashed up at DY

Windy, messy, small and showery

Posted by: on February 6th, 2016

Hello Friends,

High tide at 0735 made for fat conditions early, but worse was the powering SSE wind chopping it up everywhere. Out at sea the swell was 2.5 metres from the SE abut the average period was a gutless 8 seconds.

As usual for a Saturday, I had a look at both the Collaroy-Narrabeen and the Dee Why-Longy stretches and the short version is that the only people in the water were at Collaroy – where it was knee to waist – and Dee Why point where it wasn’t much bigger. Both were fat and inconsistent too.

Outlook is for the conditions to stay about the same today and tomorrow, although Sunday should see the wind back off a little more in the morning. By Monday some of the models are showing more easterly swell and slightly smaller as we head into a week of what looks to be fairly typical marginal summer conditions. Not quite flat, but pretty small and undistinguished shortish period mainly east wind swell basically.

Have yourself a great Saturday one and all!

sunrise

Dramatic daybreak skies

north narrabeen

Northy looking unworthy

Whiterock maybe... but no takers at 0630

Whiterock maybe… but no takers at 0630

Collaroy surfers

Fat and full at Collaroy

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South Narrabeen some size, but no quality

dy point surfer

Dee Why point bodyboarder gets a slide in the slop

dee why beach surfer

Optimist paddles out at No Man’s

South Narrabeen late morning Tuesday (vid)

Posted by: on January 12th, 2016

Hot morning and there were little wind swell waves splashing up on south Narrabeen beach for those wanting to escape to the cool.

Surfin’ Saturday for Sydney

Posted by: on December 5th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Interesting mix of NE and SE swell this morning in Sydney. The SE component was dominant and according to the MHL data wwas 1.5 metres at 9 seconds. So, it’s definitely smaller than yesterday. That said, I saw chest plusses at North Narrabeen, Long Reef and No Man’s on my run around this morning.
Wind was light offshore early, but it should go NE soon and be into the 10-15 kt range. So, earlier is better.
Tide will hit low at 1045.
Outlook is for the swell energy to hold about the current size through to Monday, then it looks like slumping into the marginal range from Tuesday afternoon onward.
Tomorrow is the 22nd Ocean Care Day at Manly and as it has from the beginning, Surfrider Foundation will be running its stall. This year one of Surfrider’s big issues will be getting action taken on microplastics and in aid of that, there’ll be a petition on the stall calling on parliament ┬áto ban microplastic beads.

Have yourself a great day and see you tomorrow at Manly!

North Narrabeen surfing

Saturday morning crew all over it at Northy

south narrabeen wave

Thumping, unmakeable, shories at south Narrabeen.

no mans wave

No Man’s fun one

dy beach wave

Another set arrives at a bank ion Dee Why beach

dy point wave

Only little ones at the point but there should be sets

long reef surfers

Longy lines looking alluring at 0640

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system is located over the Tasman Sea near the southern NSW coast. This system will maintain southeasterly winds over the north coast and northeasterly winds over the central south coast for the next few days. From late Sunday a weak trough will slowly move up the south coast and the high will move further east, causing winds to shift east to northeasterly along the whole coast during Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon..
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 6 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 7 December

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Knee to waist plusses here and there

Posted by: on October 10th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Saturday started off with glassy conditions along the northern beaches. We had a touch under a metre of 10-sec east wind swell too. For the most part it was producing weak little sub waist high peaks here and there. There were waves from about No Man’s to the life guard hut at Longy and around the corner, the catchable stuff started at about Marquesas and appeared here and there all the way up to Northy.

First tide of the day is a high at 0735 and low will be at 1335. Wind will gradually get going and by this afternoon it’ll be NE 10-15 kts.

Looking ahead, the coming week is shaping to be a quiet one surfwise. The various models are all predicting marginal to nearly flat conditions thanks to a steady diet of sub-1 metre short period wind swell. We’re into summery settings already.

Have yourself a top old Saturday one and all!

collaroy

Teaser at far north Collaroy

north Narrabeen

Small crew hunting little waves at Northy 0615

No Mans DY

SUP putt-putting into a No Man’s ripple 0620

DY beach

Dee Why beach comber runs a few metres before fading out

surfboat dy

Practicing

sunrise long reef

You’re a star!

Little waves about this morning

Posted by: on June 13th, 2015

Hello Friends,

A few snaps from the Saturday morning circumnavigation of the Plateau to check the surf situation for my weekly radio gig on 702 ABC…

Skies were cloudy but temps were comparatively mild and the wind was minimal. The MHL buoy was picking up about 1.3 metres of 13-second SSE swell at 0600. Set wave faces at the best peaks were into the chest high range, but mostly you should expect a lot smaller than that.

Tide was high at 0515 and is now dropping to the low at 1115.

Thoughts about the outlook below the pics…

long reef lagoon surfing

Set wave at Longy Lugga

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no mans surfer

No Man’s set about 0700

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south narrabeen surfer

Bomb set at south Narra

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north narrabeen surfers

Northy about 0700

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The models are projecting smaller and weaker conditions tomorrow and Monday. The Bureau’s MetEye model is showing a couple of metres of swell developing on Tuesday. The problem is that it’s also showing 20-25 kts of NE wind too. Since MetEye doesn’t indicate swell direction or period, recourse to the NOAA-based modelling tells us that it should be mainly moderate period (13-14 sec) south with a mix of short period east wind chop. So, north corners might be the best shot.

The models project the swell event to fade out by Wednesday noon, but for another brief south pulse to push in for Friday afternoon – with offshores a possibility.

Much to conjure with then, so have yourself a top old Saturday and make sure you get your tickets booked for the International Surfing Day fundraiser at the Diggers Friday evening!

Pics from around

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

On a tight schedule so will just post some pictures and then, if the coverage permits, will attempt to add some details later.

Short version is that swell has dropped dramatically and is now around the 2.5 metre mark as the day kicks off. It’s coming from the ESE at about 10-sec apart. This morning sees lots of waves and horrible looking water with light offshores. The point at Dee Why was working in the chest to head range and the beach was maybe a touch bigger and seemed to be peakier than in a while. Not tremendous quality though. For that you could look elsewhere, like the north end of the Collaroy to Narrabeen stretch. Pollution is likely to be terrible the closer you get to Northy. Wave quality from there south was very good. Offshore, shoulder plus and heaps of peaks.

Point set - kinda lumpy

Point set – kinda lumpy

DY point chocolate waves

DY point chocolate waves

Set at DY point @ 0740

Set at DY point @ 0740

Beach erosion at DY

Beach erosion at DY

DY beachy wave

DY beachy wave

South Narrabeen erosion

South Narrabeen erosion

South Narrabeen peak

South Narrabeen peak

Sweet

Sweet

Nice pit

Nice pit

Up the beach peak Gardens

Up the beach peak Gardens

Throwing out at Gardens

Throwing out at Gardens

Nice one south Narra

Nice one south Narra

North Collaroy empty

North Collaroy empty

Few and far between but waves still

Posted by: on February 28th, 2015

Hello Friends,

About a metre of E-ESE wind swell with an average period of close to 9 seconds washing into Sydney as Saturday got started. Surface conditions were glassy to start and skies were mostly clear. Water’s around the 23 mark.

Set wave faces at the magnets (eg Northy and the Pole) were in the waist to waist plus range as we came off high tide. Wind will go NE before long and by close of play the Bureau says to expect 15-20 kts of the stuff to be tearing into the exposed stretches.

Wind is to be more northerly tomorrow morning ahead of an early afternoon south change. The latter doesn’t look like improving the swell energy levels though.

Speaking of swell energy levels, I wish I could say the Goat got it wrong in his latest forecast, but of course he’s more or less on the money according to the models. Basically it’s shaping to be a week of marginal, get in early type conditions. If you find anything above the waist high mark, you’ll be doing well I’d say. There’s really not much of anything to get hopeful about in this morning’s predictions for the coming week. About the best we can hope for is something into the mildly interesting range from the south around Thursday, but at this stage I’m not jumping up and down.

Have yourself a fun Saturday everyone!

Tides: H @0520, L @1210 H @1815

collaroy surfer

Practically home for brekkie at far north Collaroy

north narrabeen surfing

0640 Northy Crew hard at work

Ship and sky at dawn

Scary clouds menace container ship

surfing dy

You go your way, I’ll go mine. Pole at 0645

Butterbox fishers

Butterbox fishers, no surfers

long reef surfer

Little Long Reef ride

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure ridge lies across the Tasman Sea. During Saturday northerly winds along the New South Wales coast will increase ahead of a southerly change associated with a cold front expected to develop on the far south coast early Sunday, then extend to the north coast overnight.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 1 March
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 2 March
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower

PICS: South Narrabeen Wed 14 Jan 15 late afternoon

Posted by: on January 15th, 2015

South Narrabeen was firing up in autumnesque style late in the afternoon and I managed to get 150 or so pictures of the action. If you were in the water around sunset just north of Marquesas, check ’em out. And if you weren’t, look and weep!
(fyi, if you want to see all the pictures, just click on any of these and the gallery will open in a new window)

 

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