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Small lines, small waves

Posted by: on August 29th, 2016
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Maybe a little something at 0640

Hint of a line at the point 0640

Hint of a line at the point 0640

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North Bondi this morning

Hello Friends,
At 0500 the Sydney MHL buoy was showing 1.5m of 9-sec SSE swell. A little before 0700 Dee Why point was picking up what looked to be the odd knee to waist set – although nobody was in thew water at the time. Up the beach there were similar size options. I grabbed a still from North Bondi RSL’s cam and it looks about the same over there too. Tide was high at 0600 and is now dropping to the low at 1140. Wind should be light and variable this morning and then 10-15 kts NE this afternoon.
This morning’s swell models are pointing toward another week of marginal to flat conditions. The best hope looks like being midweek when we might get a little uptick into the knee to waist range thanks to a very brief (only a few hours) long period pulse. But after that we’re back to marginal until maybe late in the weekend when a potentially fun looking south to SSE pulse could light the joint up…
Have yourself a great Monday one and all!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea with a ridge to the north is directing northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. Northerly winds will increase during Tuesday ahead of a cold front bringing a brief westerly change to the southern half of the coast on Wednesday night.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 30 August
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Turning northerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 31 August
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Down another cog but still a few about

Posted by: on April 21st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Following the trend set firmly in place yesterday, this morning sees conditions distinctly smaller again. The swell’s fading away, but this morning’s first shift was still picking up the odd chest high wave face up the beach and the occasional waist high little runner along the rocks at the point.

As of 0700 swell was coming from the SSE at nearly 1.5 metres with a reasonable 9 second period. Wind is set to be light and offshore all day long. Tide was low at 0815 and will be back to high at 1310.

Not sure if there’ll be much of anything at all tomorrow and right now Tues-Thr is looking basically flat according to the models.

There seems to be a south change shaping for Friday-Saturday, but surf conditions look like being scrappy for next weekend.

So get out there if you can and have yourself a good one!

Cutting it close

Cutting it close

Mostly shutdowns, but a few fun ones too.

Mostly shutdowns, but a few fun ones too.

Party wave!

Party wave!

Long waits for waves like this to turn up

Long waits for waves like this to turn up

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over New South Wales today, while a trough is situated over coastal waters. This trough is expected to weaken later today as the high moves east, although another trough approaching from the west is likely to bring a southerly change to the southern coast later Tuesday, continuing to the central coast early Wednesday before stalling.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 22 April
Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 23 April
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.

You’ll need to be keen

Posted by: on July 10th, 2013

Booming set

Hello Friends,

About 1.5 metres of 9 second period south swell this morning. First high tide of the day is 0930, so when I took the picture above it was pretty fat and full. Not much wind about, but the forecast is calling for NE of 10-15 kts later. So maybe as the tide drops toward the low at 1510 there’ll be better options in the north corners.

It’s set to be a chilly 15 today, with showers thrown in for good measure.

Swell outlook is for the conditions to kind of bumble along for another day or two at the current energy levels before slipping down a cog and entering a prolonged period of very small to flat conditions (if the super computers have it right).

Make of it all what you will and keep on smilin’!

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over southeast Australia is moving slowly east, and is expected to be over the Tasman Sea during Wednesday. Generally light to moderate winds are then expected to dominate during the second half of the week as a high pressure ridge remains the main synoptic feature of the region.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 11 July
Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Friday 12 July
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Small surf Sunday

Posted by: on October 21st, 2012

Hello Friends,

Another smoky start for Sunday, but there is still a little south bump making its way in. Nothing too amazing really. Sets are around the waist high mark, so it looks to have dropped a little from yesterday morning. Reasonable number of folk in, not surprising really given the prospect of mainly sunny skies and the odd catchable wave. Wind is set to go SE later this afternoon, so if you want to get wet, I’d be heading out sooner rather than later.

We’re set to go into a regime of south winds from this afternoon and through Tuesday. This should see an improvement in swell height, but I’m not overly hopeful about the surf prospects. South corners anyone?

Have yourself a great Sunday one and all!

Tides: L @0615 H @1245

Weather Situation
A cold front from the Southern Ocean is expected to pass over New South Wales during Sunday and Monday, ahead of a high pressure system to be established over the state by Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon or early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening then increasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms during this afternoon.
Monday 22 October
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southerly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres around midday then increasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southeasterly in the morning then tending easterly about 1 metre from the late morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the late afternoon, becoming more likely by early evening.
Tuesday 23 October
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 2.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Looking less than wonderful to start

Posted by: on February 14th, 2012

Hello Friends,

One of those murky, drizzly mornings we’ve come to expect from this summer. Swell is about a metre and a half from the SSE at about 9 seconds. So, it’s not flat. Wind is light from the SSW as I write this around 0830, but the forecast tells us it’ll be onshore from the SE soon and later it’s set to go east. Not the greatest.

So, another partly cloudy, occasionally showery day with onshores and waves in the waist high range.

Tide was low at 0720 and the high will be at 1315.

Outlook is for things to bumble along like this through tomorrow, then fade to near flatness toward the end of the week before possibly perking up a bit for late in the weekend.

Have yourself a good one!

Weather Situation
A broad trough over NSW and a weak ridge over southwestern Tasman Sea combine to direct onshore airstream along NSW coast. Onshore winds will persist for the next few days as the ridge gradually strengthens over the coast. Another trough is expected to intensify over the west of the state during Wednesday and Thursday with winds freshening over the southern and central parts. The trough may start moving eastward slowly and reach the South Coast later on Friday with associated southerlies extending to the central parts on Saturday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Wednesday 15 February
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Thursday 16 February
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.

No Mondayitis in Dee Why this morning

Posted by: on June 20th, 2011

Hello Friends,

Looks like we’ve got one more morning of waves. Swell has slipped down another cog, but it has a touch more east to the direction and size at sea is averaging around 1.5m at about 9 seconds. This is delivering shoulder high sets (and the odd bigger one) up the beach at Dee Why as the day get started.

The models show the swell declining gradually through the day, so it’s once again of get out early or maybe miss out late.

Gotta run, will try to get back later with more thoughts about the outlook…

Weather Situation
Winds have eased along the coast as a deep slow moving low is centred near New Zealand and a high pressure ridge strengthens across New South Wales. Winds are likely to increase from late Monday with a strong cold front moving across the state on Tuesday. A vigorous westerly airstream will persist in the far south with a possible trough bringing another increase in winds over the southern and central parts towards Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots around midday then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 21 June
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots around dawn then becoming westerly 25 to 35 knots later in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres increasing to 4 metres around dawn then decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres decreasing to 0.5 metres late in the evening.
Wednesday 22 June
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre.

 

 

Sticky: Small but surfable this morning, bigger later?

Posted by: on May 28th, 2011


Hello Friends,

“Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore” always catches a surfer’s eye and that’s what the Bureau was saying last night and again this morning in its marine forecast for the Sydney region. But look at the fine print and you can understand why it was only about waist to chest high along the Dee Why to Longy stretch as the sun peeped over a cloud populated horizon this morning. The big stuff is due to fill in this afternoon.

The swell’s currently out of the SSE and the wind’s offshore at 10-15 kts. However, from midday when the pulse could begin to make itself felt, Huey’s going to swing the breeze around to the east to SE, so surface conditions are likely to be pretty ordinary. Oh, and the cloud’s set to thicken up and there could be a few showers around the place.

So go early!

Looking ahead to tomorrow, the Bureau is again warning of dangerous surf, but the wind should be light SW under cloudy skies. The swell forecast models are calling for a couple metres of straight south swell Sunday morning. They reckon the period will have bumped up with the arrival of the pulse and be in the juicy 12-14 second range. According to the supercomputers, the swell will fade through Sunday and be bumping around the small to flat range on Monday morning.

But Huey has plans for later in the week if those computers are to be believed. Come late Wednesday and Thursday we could see a pretty good size east pulse developing. Unfortunately the forecast is for a fair amount of swell destroying easterly early in the event, so Thursday morning as it fades could be more the go… as usual, we shall see what we shall see!

Have yourself a great Saturday!

Tides: L @1045 [email protected]

Weather Situation
A high south of the Bight will move eastwards and over the weekend should be centred near Bass Strait with winds tending southeasterly over the state. A trough of low pressure is expected to develop off the coast on Sunday and deepen into a low off the north coast during Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds: South to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly up to 20 knots around midday then tending east to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres late this evening. The chance of thunderstorms offshore from midday. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Sunday
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending southeast to southwesterly around dawn then tending west to southwesterly later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. The chance of thunderstorms offshore from midday. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: Southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending southeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 1.5 metres.

PICS: Sth Curly, Fri morning fun

Posted by: on March 26th, 2011

Friday morning kicked off with sunny skies and a little swell left over from the day before. I ended up at South Curly late in the morning after having checked Avalon, Newport, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen, Long Reef and Dee Why without finding anything as good. Wind was offshore and every now and then a sweet little set would turn up to reward the patience of the crew in the water at south Curly.

To see the entire gallery, just click either of the pics below and you can check ’em all out. As usual, to see larger versions just click the gallery images. And if you want one, go top left for the link to the price/size options.

And another to whet your appetite!

Sticky: Close of play, Friday

Posted by: on April 16th, 2010

Hello Friends,

One of those days when I was checking it every hour or two, hoping the swell would perk up. The swell size at sea didn’t vary much today, but the average period did increase from less than 8 seconds this morning, to almost 10 this afternoon. Should be cloudy tomorrow, but with lighter wind than we had to put up with today, so with luck the swell will stick around and there’ll be some fun ones to be had before lunch.

The current run of the forecast models suggests we might have some waist to chest high waves at the more exposed south swell spots on Saturday morning.

Catchya tomorrow!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: South to southeasterly 8 to 13 knots.Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots, becoming easterly 8 to 13 knots in the afternoon.Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots early, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Monday: Wind: East to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.

Sticky: Looks like some little fun ones

Posted by: on April 15th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Looks to be around the waist high range at the south end of Dee Why beach. There’s a touch more east to the swell which is now averaging around the 1.5 metre mark at about 9 seconds apart.

Should have some pics up later as I’m heading out to grab a few now.

Go well!

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: Variable winds up to 10 knots, tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: less than 1 metre, rising to 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeast 1.5 to 2 metres, becoming 2 to 2.5 metres.
Friday: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 8 to 13 knots, tending east to southeasterly 8 to 13 knots during the afternoon or evening.Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots, becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots.

 

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