Posted in: Dee Why.
Tags: 5/10, SSE-1.5m-12s.
The NE wind will be along soon – it’ll be 15-20 kts later – but at 0700 conditions were still smooth and, better than that, there were catchable waves both in the corner and at the point. Set wave faces were into the chest plus range, although mostly it was closer to waist. A couple of hours earlier, the MHL buoy was showing 1.5 metres from the SSE at a healthy 12 seconds And that’s not something any of the models predicted.
Tide’s high at 1020 (around the time the NE’r should be obvious I’d guess). Weather should be increasingly sunny with a high of 25.
Hard to say if this morning’s unexpectedly interesting conditions will repeat on us tomorrow. The overall forecast looks pretty much the same, but the models are still predicting only small, to tiny short period NE wind swell.
So, pounce on it if you can, I’d say because this could be a very temporary blip.
And whatever your schedule looks like today, may it all go brilliantly!
Bomb set delivers a fun little wave for lucky surfer at 0720
Riders at the point and the beach
Posted in: Dee Why.
Only 8 days left now. The pledging pace has picked up and I’m hoping by this time next week we have close to 200 pledgers. Oh, and keep an eye on the Manly Daily because I had a chat with a reporter about this little project and I’m due to get my picture taken down at Dee Why later today. Good to spread the word and huge thanks to long time Friend of RealSurf Ben Grozier who totally off his own bat made sure the MD found out about the story.
You might want to pile on surfwise too because although we have some pretty little glassy lines coming in as of 0700 this morning at south spots, all indications are that it’s on the fade. Dee Why was showing waist with the odd plus when I checked the first time. The tide’s dropping now and we’re due to have a stiff 25-30 kts of NEr by this afternoon.
Outlook is kinda mixed. Tomorrow really doesn’t look too good. The wind’ll be okay but the swell is expected to be tiny, probably unsurfably so at most places. Friday could possibly have something for us but the model interpretations are a bit all over the place. If we go with the Bureau’s take, we should see NW wind and an increasing straight south swell on Friday morning.
Go well with your day and stay happy!
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 16 October 2013.
A high pressure system centred in the northern Tasman Sea is moving east extending a ridge over New South Wales. This high will maintain a ridge to the state’s northeast today as a cold front approaching the western border. The front is expected to cross the state during Thursday with another ridge developing in its wake by Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Thursday 17 October
Gale warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 25 to 35 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Friday 18 October
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.