Articles tagged with "SSE-1.5m-10s"

Wed: Energy levels up over yesterday

Posted by: on September 16th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Early risers scored at Dee Why this morning. Clear skies, a light offshore and wonder of wonders, a clean looking 1.5 metre 10-sec SSE swell sending in shoulder plus bombs for the beach and waist to chest for the (empty) point.
The Bureau says the wind is going around to the S to SE later this morning. It’s also expecting a metre of NE to be part of the mix, but nothing from that direction is showing on the Sydney spectral data, nor from the buoys up north…
Tide’s coming to the high at 0950.
We could have showers by this evening and they’re expected to intensify quite a bit tomorrow. In fact it looks like on-again off-again showers for the next week.
The models aren’t showing this little pulse of energy but they are trending up a touch across the next few days, but the average period trend is not too flash. Lots of 7-8 second stuff in the predictions, so not a stellar outlook for the near term.
Have yourself a great day and keep on smilin’!

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No takers for this little set at the point at 0700

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Nice lines up the beach at 0700

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Sets look rather interesting up the beach

Smooth and glassy early

Posted by: on April 29th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Added some pics!

Wind was light westerly this morning at daybreak and swell was showing 1.5 metres from the SSE at a touch under 10 sec. Next tide is a low at 1115. Bureau says the wind will be coming up from the SE and be 10-15 kts under partly cloudy skies with the odd shower likely. I didn’t have time to grab any pics this morning, but can tell you that you may want your fish or mal at most spots with a wave this morning as it’s a bit fat and full and wind-swelly looking. Magnet spots could see the odd chest high wave face, but for the most part I’d expect it to mostly be smaller than that.

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Little No Mans peeler 0930

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Typical little wave at DY on Tues am

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system south of the Bight is slowly moving east, extending a ridge across southeastern Australia and establishing a southwest to southeast airstream over the coastal waters. During Thursday a low pressure trough will develop over northeastern New South Wales as the high moves east across the southern Tasman Sea and the ridge weakens. The trough is expected to move offshore during Friday and deepen into a low off the north coast before moving away from the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 30 April
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 1 May
Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Faded and fading but not flat

Posted by: on July 12th, 2014

Hello Friends,

A lovely 5 degrees at 0700 when I climbed aloft for my first look at the sea today. It wasn’t detering a hardy band of keen types from getting amongst the fading south swell down at Dee Why though. There were a few bods sitting hopefully at the point, but that looked to be maybe thigh high on the best of ’em. The beach was more the go. Shutting down quite a bit of course, but at least some of the set wave faces were still into the chest high range.

First tide of the day is a high at 0750.

Outlook is for the odd isolated shower to develop later, but it should be sunny and westerly before then. Swell is mainly out of the south and registering around the 1.5 metre mark with an average period of 10 seconds. Water out where the buoy is shows a temp of 18C, but inshore where we surf, your mileage may vary as they say.

The rain, if we get any, will be arriving with a wind change to the S-SW late. Tomorrow morning should be strong southerly, so I reckon it might be a sleep-in sort of day. Sunday swell not shaping to be too interesting. The odd lumpy bit in the waist to chest range in the teeth of the wind, but elsewhere I reckon it’s likely to be marginal.

The southerlies look set to continue into Monday and to go more SE in the evening. Some of the forecast models predict an uptick in the swell, so possibly protected corners could get something. The Bureau is less hopeful though. It says south swell fading for Monday’s outlook.

The remainder of the week seems to be lining up with the Goat’s predictions.

Have yourself a great Saturday and keep on smilin’!

Skirting the rocks before 0700

Skirting the rocks before 0700

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system lies over northern New South Wales. A cold front will bring a strong south to southwesterly change to the southern and central coasts today, reaching the north coast tomorrow morning. A low is likely to develop on the front over the Central Tasman Sea tomorrow and in conjunction with a strong high south of the Bight is expected to produced further fresh to strong winds along the NSW coast. The high is expected to move east during Sunday and Monday, to be situated over southeast NSW Monday night, then over the southern Tasman on Tuesday night with winds moderating and tending more easterly during this period.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon/evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly below 1 metre during the morning.

Sunday 13 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Monday 14 July

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Looking okay for a mal

Looking okay for a mal

Sharing the Saturday morning surfin' love

Sharing the Saturday morning surfin’ love

Small now… but massive swell heading our way

Posted by: on June 5th, 2012

 

 

Hello Friends,

At 0800 the MHL buoy off Dee Why was showing 1.5 metres of SSE swell at 10 seconds. Meanwhile, down at Eden the swell has well and truly arrived. Overnight it ramped from around 2 metres at 8 seconds, to 6 metres at 13 seconds from the SSE. The seas on top of that swell bring the combined height to nearly 10 metres! Open ocean transit time from Eden to Sydney for a 13 second period swell is around 11-12 hours. The swell started ramping down there from around 8pm yesterday… so… I’m thinking it’ll be getting bigger this morning.

Here’s the Bureau’s call:

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before shifting southerly 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon, possibly reaching 50 knots at times offshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 6 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly up to 4 metres.

More from me later!

Sticky: Setty but something early

Posted by: on September 6th, 2010

Hello Friends,

According to the latest from the Bureau, the little set I watched arrive at Dee Why this morning should be a harbinger of more to come as a south pulse begins to fill in along the Sydney coastlne. As the tide drops to a low at midday, the swell is expected to get into the two metre range. But the wind’s likely to be an issue as it swings from the SW to S and SE. Average period is around the ten second mark so that should mean the odd head high set at the more exposed spots. Could be some fun before that wind swings…

This morning’s run of the WAMs reveals that the supercomputers calculate that we’ll have another couple days of waves out of the south before things drop into a typical springtime routine of marginalness.

So, all and all, not a bad way to kick off the week.

BTW, I’ll be posting a fresh gallery of pictures taken at Curly yesterday from around 1pm. There were a few fun ones in the mix thanks to the offshores and occasional head high sets.

Go well!

From the Bureau
Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 20 knots tending southwesterly up to 15 knots around midday then tending south to southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending west to southwesterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly about 1 metre increasing to 2 metres from the late morning. Swell: Northeasterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres.
Forecast for Tuesday

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Forecast for Wednesday

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing below 10 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Snaps from this morning

Posted by: on September 25th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Went for a splash at Long Reef bombies this morning and then did a bit of shooting down the beach toward the lagoon entrance. Longy was its usual random self but every now and again you could get something into the head high range. Meanwhile, south along the beach toward the Lagoon there was a small crew chasing the makeable ones amongst the shutdowns. Roughly the same size, maybe a touch smaller there, but more juice.

Herewith a few snaps…

Putting it over on the edge.

Putting it over on the edge.

Outside bombie folds over as Huey arrives with another set.

Outside bombie folds over as Huey arrives with another set.

Longy bombies bomb.

Longy bombies bomb.

Getting underway on another cruisey one.

Getting underway on another cruisey one.

Mals were the most consistently useful tool at the bombies this morning.

Mals were the most consistently useful tool at the bombies this morning.

And down near the lugga…

Making spray sculptures at Longy lugga.

Making spray sculptures at Longy lugga.

One of 250 or so pics that will be online soon.

One of 250 or so pics that will be online soon.

Saturday wrap

Posted by: on June 13th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Swell faded through the day, but there were still the occasional bomb sets at the really exposed spots. I spent some time hanging out with a couple mates at Dee Why, so I got a good chance to check out the action at the beach and point. There were a couple zones of intensity along the Dee Why to Longy stretch – one at the super peak and another up toward the pole. Very big crowds on both of them but I’d say one or two waves would’ve made it all worthwhile. Around 3pm I decided to get wet, so paddled out at the point. Pretty quiet and only three or four of us bumbling around grabbing the little waist to chest high sets. Definitely nowhere near as good as the beachy, but the crowd setting suited me down to the ground on this particular occasion.

I’ve got Panasonic’s FT-1 waterproof point and shoot camera to test out at the moment, so I took it with me this afternoon and grabbed a couple snaps. The water shots weren’t interesting enough to share (protecting the identities of the innocent).

 

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