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Back to very small, but maybe if you looked around…

Posted by: on August 20th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Swell’s dropped a little more overnight and this morning saw only tiny waves along the Dee Why stretch. No one was in the water at the bits I could see, so maybe if you were up towards No Mans there’d be something possibly catchable. I reckon ankle to knee plus at magnets. At 0600, the MHL data was showing 1.2 metres of SSE (159 degrees) at 13 seconds. Weather was sunny but quite smokey and the wind was light.
The Bureau says the wind will go around to the NE this afternoon. It also expects the south swell to bump up a little offshore, but we’re not talking anything dramatic. Tide was low at 0520 and it’ll be high again at 1145.
We still have the prospect of a NE + SE combo swell for tomorrow, but the wind call remains for 15-25 kts northerlies, so it’s looking like a case of “hmmm…maybe” to me. Some of the modelling is showing the NE being nothing more than short period wind swell, but the south packing a 14-16 second period.
The Goat should be along later with his head’s up for the coming week. I’ll be interested to see his take on prospects for a mid-week pulse.
Have yourself a fine old Thursday, and stay happy!

dy point

Maybe if you had a mal or a SUP…

dee why beach

Bodysurfing maybe?

sydney buildings

Smoky morning city skyline

Small but not so small you can’t catch something, somewhere

Posted by: on June 21st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Small conditions as the shortest day of the year got started along the northern beaches. Swell was out of the SSE at close to 13 seconds apart, so although it was only a metre, wave faces were into the waist plus range. Tide’s low at 0920, so your best shot at a wave will be this morning.

The forecast model interpretations are generally pointing toward a small increase overnight and into tomorrow morning, but the rest of the week seems to be lining up with the Goat’s predictions. The very long range projections are currently offering hope for week after next…

Have yourself a good one and get along to the Nathan Sawyer memorial surf fest at Curly!

Knee to waist high lines at the beach @0700.

Knee to waist high lines at the beach @0700.

This one peeled a reasonable distance at 0700

This one peeled a reasonable distance at 0700

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over the eastern Tasman Sea is weakening and a brief southerly change will move along the southern half of the New South Wales coast today. Another ridge is expected to form over the Tasman Sea on Sunday. Northwest winds are expected to strengthen on Monday before another stronger westerly change on Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore tonight.

Sunday 22 June

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning.

Monday 23 June

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning and afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.

About the same as Thursday maybe up a tiny bit

Posted by: on May 23rd, 2014

Hello Friends,
Still not much going on this morning at Dee Why but I reckon it’s inched up just a tiny bit over this time yesterday. Swell’s still a touch under the metre mark from the SSE at about 13 seconds apart. As with yesterday, I’d expect the magnet spots will be delivering the odd waist plus set.
The Bureau says we should see an increase from around noon. And it’ll be offshore all day.
Tomorrow’s shaping to be another notch up again and Sunday and Monday look quite promising to me.
Off on an adventure with former reporter PB and mate Guy from California that, weirdly doesn’t involve the ocean at all. For the last year and a bit, PB’s been making a living offering tours of Sydney for people who don’t like tours. We’ll be going on one of them to check out some of the bits of Sydney tourists (and northern beaches types such as myself) rarely visit. Check out his website at baileys-sydney.com and keep it in reserve for next time you have visitors and want to suggest something a little more memorable than sitting in a huge tour bus and getting dumped at various trinket vending operations. (BTW I set up the web site for him) I’ll see if I can get a few piccies along the way.
Have yourself a fantastic Friday!
Tides: L @0950, H @1610

Looking for a knee high set

Looking for a knee high set

What you're likely to get at Dee Why this morning.

What you’re likely to get at Dee Why this morning.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east and weakening and a cold front will bring a brief southerly change to New South Wales south coast tonight. The change will reach Sydney Waters Saturday afternoon before weakening on the north coast in the evening. Behind the front another high pressure system is expected to move over the Tasman Sea by Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Saturday 24 May
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, then tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Sunday 25 May
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.

Very small but a few ripples around

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2014

Hello Friends,

The relentless decline continued overnight and yesterday morning’s waist to chest plus sets has now transformed to knee to waist. Swell is pretty south and although it’s only a metre out at sea, the average period is a shade under 13 seconds. Next tide is a low at 0920 and that means the next high will be at 1420.

Swell outlook remains fairly uninteresting for the week ahead. Right now it looks as though we drop to pretty much absolute flatness across the next 48 hours. Then on Friday a south change briefly makes itself felt with potentially waist to chest high sets at south magnets – unfortunately the it looks as though we’ll have SE wind with it. There might be a little something for Saturday morning, particularly for the early, and then it looks as though things sputter out again swell-wise.

Have yourself a great Tuesday one and all and keep on smilin’!

Just barely there

Just barely there

Sets like this getting rarer by the hour

Sets like this getting rarer by the hour

Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea is weakening and a cold front will bring weak southerly change to the south coast late on Tuesday. Another, stronger southerly change is expected to develop on the far south coast later on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Wednesday 23 April
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning then shifting northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Thursday 24 April
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.

Should be a few waves around the joint

Posted by: on April 5th, 2014

Hello Friends,

We have little waves this morning at Dee Why. Unfortunately the combo of no banks and low tide means lots of long, lined up waist to chest shutdowns. The point was trying, but you’d want something pretty floaty and it’d help not to expect much above waist high.

At 0200 the MHL Sydney buoy was showing swell broadly coming at us from the SSE. It was about a metre high out at sea on average and the period was registering at a healthy looking 13 seconds. Way down the coast at Eden it was the same swell direction but 2.5 metres with an average period of 8.5 seconds. Just before dawn the wind was out of the SW and according to the Bureau it should stay that way through the morning before going southerly around midday.

Tomorrow’s supposed to be southerly in the morning and SE in the afternoon, so although the swell is expected to push up a little more, the surf options aren’t too promising. From this morning’s swell models, it seems as though Tuesday and Wednesday are shaping to be the best of the coming week. Assuming the wind backs off and the swell predictions are accurate, we could be looking at solid head to overhead conditions at magnet spots for a SE swell. Morning will be best from both a wind and tide perspective.

Tide L @0830 H @1425

Patience rewarded with a soft little line.

Patience rewarded with a soft little line.

But the line is long, so there should be waves someplace...

But the line is long, so there should be waves someplace…

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies over the far western Tasman Sea with a small low embedded in it east of Tasmania. The trough will move to the east today and weaken during Sunday as a high pressure system moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the north.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore until later tonight.
Sunday 6 April
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Monday 7 April
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.

 

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