Articles tagged with "SSE-1.5m-11s"

A little late

Posted by: on October 31st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Sydney beats SoCal by a nose. Santa Barbara was knee to waist at the best spots and kinda gutless with increasing sideshores, while Sydney looks to be maybe waist plus thanks to nearly 1.5 metres of 11-sec SSE swell. Wind was light at 0900 from the WSW to WNW, but the Bureau says to expect a goodly dose of NE’r on what is shaping to be an unseasonably hot day for Sydney.

Your loyal correspondent ran late this morning due to a surf session at a spot called Deveraux Point. Waves were inconsistent, increasingly choppy thanks to cross-shores and with one or two exceptions, struggling to make the knee high mark. Water’s pretty similar to Sydney though, so that’s a good thing. Next tide is a high at 1450

Swell’s looking marginal on both sides of the pond, although if the models have it right, Sydney might have the odd interesting option on Sunday-Monday, well, mildly interesting maybe… Santa Barbara is expecting a dose of post frontal onshore wind from Sat to Monday but maybe with a little swell at protected spots.

No picture today, too dire to share.

Have a great day everybody!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will strengthen in the Tasman Sea today as a cold front approaches from the southwest, with northeasterly winds increasing over coastal waters. The front will move through southern and central waters on Saturday with fresh to strong northeast to northwest winds before a southwest to southerly change extends from the south. The change should move through the northeast on Sunday morning with south to southeast winds extending throughout.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 1 November

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 2 November

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sticky: More waves? Yes, thanks!

Posted by: on September 19th, 2013

Boom!

Rights and lefts

Hello Friends,

Once again I go to bed thinking there won’t be anything much left in the morning, and I’m wrong. Swell’s not big or anything, but there were chest plus sets at Dee Why beach and I even saw a little burbler at the point. Swell’s SSE @1.5 metres with the power setting sitting just under the 11 second mark. The Bureau tells us it’ll be sunny and westerly all day. They also say the swell will decrease steadily, so if you have the option, I’d be going as early as possible to get the best of it.

Tide’s high at 0750 and will be back to low at 1350.

From the shape of the forecasts we could still have some little waves tomorrow and then maybe another perk as a brief south pulse arrives on Saturday. Hey, it’s spring, I’ll take anything Huey wants to send us.

Hey, you know what? I’m wondering when you’re going to get on board with the crowdfunding drive? 🙂 A couple thousand people will use the site today, so it’d be brilliant if at least 1% would make a pledge. Am I being too hopeful? You decide!

Have a great day and go well with all your plans.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system centred near the far southern New South Wales coast is moving southeastwards and generating windy conditions along the coast. Otherwise a trough over northeastern New South Wales moves east. Following the trough a weak high pressure system will drift over NSW resulting in lighter winds over the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Friday 20 September
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Saturday 21 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

Sticky: Only small – and the wind’s coming

Posted by: on February 16th, 2013

Small and there's a carnival
Hello Friends,

Swell’s stayed about the same overnight, so if you aren’t put off by the odd shower and onshores, you should be able to find a messy little something in the waist high range. It’s gone a touch more to the SSE overnight and although there’s an average height at sea of around 1.3 metres this morning, a typical period in the 11 second range should ensure that it isn’t hopelessly gutless. After 0730 the tide starts coming back in, so that may give it a little push in terms of size. The main issue is going to be the wind which the Bureau tells us will be SE at 15-20 kts.

Back in a tick with a picture or two (waiting for a shower to pass) and some further thoughts…
Tides: L @0730 H @1220

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge along New South Wales coast. The high will gradually move over the western Tasman Sea by the weekend, maintaining the ridge to the north coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 17 February
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending northeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 18 February
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

A touch more energy

Posted by: on January 3rd, 2013

Hello Friends,

Starting my day in the soon-to-be scorching inland but we’ll be heading the right direction. Have to say though, it doesn’t look too amazing for this afternoon when we should be back to the northern beaches once more. Swell is currently around the 1.5 metre range out of the SSE. The period is showing at 11 seconds as I write this, so maybe there’ll be some little waves in some of the north corners for the late sesh.

Tide is high at 1250 so that may help for later in the day.

The long range outlook has gone all bleak this morning for us. Freda the fizzler now looks unlikely to supply us with anything of interest in Sydney. Bah.

Oh well, back to the waiting game I guess. Have yourself a top old Thursday one and all.

FROM the WRL camera at sth Narra at 0600…
Use your imagination?

Weather Situation
A high will form and move across the Tasman Sea over the next few days with an associated ridge strengthening along NSW coast. Winds will turn mostly east to northeasterly along the coast from Friday onwards, briefly interrupted by a weak southerly change on the south coast over the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Variable below 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres.
Friday 4 January
Winds
North to northeasterly below 10 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres tending easterly about 1 metre from midday.
Saturday 5 January
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Hooray, still some waves

Posted by: on September 18th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Well, thereyago and whadyaknow, a few waves again this morning for Sydney. Swell is out of the SSE again. It’s about 1.5 metres at 11 seconds, so sets along the beach at Dee Why are getting into the shoulder plus range. Once again, the point basically seems to be missing out – although there are a few bods bobbing about in a hopeful manner.

Tide hit’s high around 0930, but wind is set to be variable until this afternoon when it’s expected to swing northerly.

We don’t have much of interest in this morning’s swell forecast models. It looks as though we’ll see things get smaller as we head into an extended period of dribbleness. But, with a bit of luck it won’t go totally, hopelessly flat for us in Sydney. Small and springy I’d say.

Go well with your Tuesday everyone and get in if you can!

Tides:H @0925 L @1540

Weather Situation
A broad trough of low pressure lies over New South Wales, and a high is centred over the central Tasman Sea. This pattern is expected to remain during the next few days before the trough moves to the Tasman Sea on Friday. Following this, a cold front is forecast to move through the state on Sunday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.
Wednesday 19 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the morning then decreasing to variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Thursday 20 September
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre.

Pics: Curly, Thursday afternoon 30 July 2009

Posted by: on July 30th, 2009
Going for some air at Curly around 1350

Going for some air at Curly around 1350

I went shooting at mid Curly from about 1350 to 1415. The gallery below contains a few of samples of the conditions. I’ll publish all the pictures I took on my personal site very soon.

Conditions were pretty good with a metre and a half of 11 second SSE swell turning into shoulder to head high plus sets along the beach at Curl Curl.

I was stationed in the middle of the beach so that I could get shots across a reasonably wide arc. I was using the professional grade Nikon D3 with a 200-400mm zoom.

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Catching the start of the swell?

Posted by: on July 30th, 2009

Getting some acceleration happening this morning.

Getting some acceleration happening this morning.


Hello Friends,

Wagged my magazine proofing this morning and grabbed a few snaps, along with a few waves at the point. Only out for an hour, but durning that time the sets seemed to be getting more frequent and juicier. You had to be patient though. According to the latest MHL data, the swell height increased slightly since my first report and the average period has stretched out a touch as well. With luck the period will get a little longer and the consistency will improve too.

Longer period sets packing a little punch.

Longer period sets packing a little punch.

Swell just starting to show at Dee Why 0900-1000.

Swell just starting to show at Dee Why 0900-1000.

Dee Why point mid-morning.

Dee Why point mid-morning.

I love being wrong!

Posted by: on April 27th, 2009

Hello Friends,

I think that is just about the quickest turnaround I’ve seen in many a long year. Utterly and completely flat at 1100 this morning when mate Barry and I were walking out along the rocks at the point. We were within two metres of the water and in no danger of a rogue splash. I just watched a set with a good solid 6 to 8 foot of face (trough to crest, not back) wall into Dee Why beach and hone left for a hundred metres. Four hours ago you couldn’t have caught anything even with a SUP at that same spot.

The MHL buoy tells the tale. Swell ramped from less than a metre at 6 seconds to nearly 2 m at 11 seconds. At the same time it swung a little east so that it should be lighting up lots of spots – not just DY.

Might go for a closer look to see what else is going nutty just at the moment.

1445: this was unsurfable micro 3 hrs ago!

1445: this was unsurfable micro 3 hrs ago!

 

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