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Looks like a layday at Dee Why this morning

Posted by: on June 15th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Swell faded yesterday afternoon and it looks to still be marginal. The MHL buoy is showing a metre from the SSE at about 10 seconds. Tide’s on the way down to the low at 1030 as I write this and unfortunately there’s not much going on at Dee Why. There were a couple of folks out enjoying the quiet conditions on their SUPs, but I didn’t see anyone on a board. Not surprising really because waves looked to be maybe knee high.
Wind was expected to be south to SE, but as of 0700 it was still west. Outlook is for it to be NE tomorrow and north on Friday. The models are generally showing a small uptick for tomorrow and Friday, but it doesn’t look like anything too amazing. With luck there’ll be a few little bumps to play on at magnet spots for the generally east direction being predicted.

dy point

SUP riders out for a bit of exercise

dy beach

Up the beach… not much at 0700


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Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea with a ridge over New South Wales. A cold front crossing the Tasman Sea has brought a weak southerly change to southern half of the coast overnight. It is expected to weaken on the north coast today with winds tending northerly in the south in the afternoon or evening. The ridge of high pressure will re-establish itself over the north today. The next cold front is expected along the southern half of the coast on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 16 June
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 17 June
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tiny under dark skies this morning at Dee Why

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2016

Hello Friends,

This morning looks like being the calm before the weekend storms. Wind was light offshore and the 1.3 metre 8-sec SSE swell was producing ankle to knee high waves at the point and maybe knee to waist along the beach. High tide was at 0620 and it’s now running out to the low at 1220. There’s an 80% chance of showers today.
Outlook is for the swell energy to remain about at the same marginal level through the day. But come tomorrow it really starts to ramp up as a gale warning is hoisted for 25-30 kts of NE wind (that may knock our weirdly warm water temps down too). At the same time the swell’s set to jump from around the current levels into the 2-4 metre range during the afternoon.
Sunday is looking bonkers. The Bureau says we can expect 4-7(!) metres of 12-13 sec NE swell and roaring 25-40 kt NE wind with it. Oh, and there’ll be rain and more rain, so water quality is likely to get hit too. High tide will be at 0815 and I reckon we’re going to see a lot of sand moved off the beaches, particularly along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch.
It looks like the craziness will run into Monday as the swell drops back a touch into the 3-4 metre range but swings east at 12-13 sec. The 3 metre east stuff could last through the week and some models have the wind going west from Monday… should be interesting.
Plainly the coming week will really be for the most fit and experienced surfers.
Go well with your Friday one and all and keep on smilin’!

dy beach surfer

Catching a little one near kiddies at 0710

dy point surfers

Trying to catch a little something along the rocks at 0710

Weather Situation
A deepening low pressure trough over the northern inland of NSW is forecast to move eastwards across inland areas today and during Saturday to be located near the New South Wales coast later on Saturday. An East Coast Low is forecast to develop within this low pressure trough off the southern Queensland or northern New South Wales coast Saturday night or early on Sunday. The East Coast Low is then expected to move slowly southwards during Sunday and Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 4 June
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. Rain and showers heavy at times. A thunderstorm likely.
Sunday 5 June
Winds
East to northeasterly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Easterly 3 to 4 metres, tending northeasterly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Back to tiny, but not flat yet

Posted by: on September 20th, 2013

So pretty

North Narrabeen busy

Man at No Man's

Popping the top
Hello Friends,

Quite a bit smaller this morning, but not flat. Swell has shifted from the east to the SSE, dropped to about a metre and the power’s been dialled back to 9 seconds. Went out for a quick look around for you this morning (is that worth a pledge? 🙂 ). There were cute, perfectly formed but tiny shories at south Narrabeen and knee to waist dribblers up at Northy. Around the corner along the Dee Why to Longy stretch, the focal points for the energy out in front of the SLSC and up toward the pole were well populated with waves ranging from waist minus to chest-ish on the biggest ones. Waves everywhere look distinctly less energetic than yesterday, but the wind is offshore and skies are clear.

Water has cooled off to around 17 over the last few days, so most of us will be in the steamer.

Tide is high at 030 and low’s at 1440.

So, here we are on Friday, and the crowdfunding effort is just about at the halfway point with a little over half the target pledged. I’m working on a few things to (hopefully) get a few more folks like your very good self to join in. Gotta keep asking and will keep asking because I’m afraid if I let up all will be in vain. I’m even looking into dusting off the dreaded black screen of death (you old hands will know what that’s about, 🙂 ).

Have yourself a fantastic Friday and keep on smilin’ through!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system east of Tasmania is moving slowly to the southeast. A cold front currently over inland south will cross eastern NSW during the day with strong westerly winds for southern and central parts of the coast. A weak high pressure system will move east across the state over the weekend.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the 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 below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during this evening.
Saturday 21 September
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn.
Sunday 22 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Tick, tick, tick…

Posted by: on June 13th, 2013

Searcher searching

Hello Friends,

Nothing much going on this morning at Dee Why. Pretty much in line with expectations really. Wind is ramping up from the NW and by this afternoon it should be 20-30 kts. Unfortunately it won’t be accompanied by much of anything in the way of waves today. But a change is coming.

The latest advice from the Bureau this morning is that we should see the energy levels heading up from tomorrow. And if some of the swell forecast models have anything to do with reality, we could have a steady supply of swell energy – albeit with a lot of SW wind – from Saturday into the middle of next week.

Fingers crossed!

Hey, and don’t forget the…

Surfrider Foundation ‘Winter Solstice Jam’
The Deck Bar (Dee Why) Thurs 20th June

Celebrating protecting our waves and beaches through music, film and community.

Surfrider Foundation is a devoted group of surfers, coastal scientists and activists who have been protecting waves and beaches for the past 20 years. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Surfrider Foundation’s high impact environmental programs.

“I’m really looking forward to this event. It will be a celebration of the great work that Surfrider does for our ocean and beaches – as well as a brilliant party” – Barton Lynch former world surfing champion and Surfrider Foundation Board Member.

Live music + Surf films + Auctions + Raffle
(Hosted by Wendy Harmer + Barton Lynch)

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2013
Location: The Deck Bar (upstairs), 22-23 the Strand, Dee Why
Time: 6.00pm – Midnight
Tickets: On sale now at http://www.surfrider.org.au/event/winter-solstice-jam

Tickets: $20 each. Ticket price includes 2 complimentary drinks and food. Limited tickets available.

Featuring: Live music from some of the Northern Beaches’ finest, performers, including Hannah Darling (from The Voice), Paul Berry, Mikey Redlich and others.

Surf films include footage and images from Justin Crawford and some of Don’s rare archival 1977 footage of PC, mumbles and others at Dee Why Pt, Northy etc.

Be there for a chance on the night to win a custom-made board by local Northern Beaches shaper, Mike Psillakis.

Surfrider Foundation would like to thank its generous ‘Winter Solstice Jam’ sponsors, including
The Deck Bar; Psillakis Surfboards; Spaceships Campervan Hire.

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Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system is moving over the southwestern Tasman Sea from the west. This low is expected to be very slow moving until Wednesday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Friday 14 June
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore during the evening.
Saturday 15 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.

Sticky: Minor Monday

Posted by: on June 10th, 2013


Hello Friends,

Only a trickle – but there is a trickle – of knee to waist plus SSE swell this morning on the Northern Beaches. Had the opportunity to see Curly as well as Dee Why and I think it’s safe to say that both stretches of the beach were very similar. There were lots of folk in the water chasing what looks to be pretty feeble (with some occasional exceptions) little dribblers. Every now and then Huey tosses up something slightly interesting, so in the course of a sesh you should come away with at least a moment or two of amusement value.

Tide was high at about 0920 and while it will drop back a little between then and 1450, the change is going to be pretty subtle I would’ve thought.

On current calculations, the surf outlook for our region is pretty ordinary for most of the coming week (the Goat picked it). That said, there is some energy showing in the models from around Thursday afternoon and into Saturday as a strong south pulse develops. We’ll need to cling to that hope because the next couple days are looking near flat to me…

Time for a plug…
Surfrider Foundation’s first Solstice Jam – Thr, 20 June 2013

It’s a fundraiser where the emphasis is on fun and you’re in the door with a voucher for a couple drinks and finger food for a laughable $20. You can book online right now by clicking here. Oh, and I’ll be putting together a little video clip of PC at Dee Why point in 1977. Might work in a few shots of Terry Fitz and MP as well. It comes from 16mm film I shot and is something very few people have seen… I’m also keen to source images and vid sequences from DY and the northern beaches if you know of any (all media will be credited and used only for the night).

Here’s the official bumpf

Surfrider Foundation ‘Winter Solstice Jam’
The Deck Bar (Dee Why) Thurs 20th June

Celebrating protecting our waves and beaches through music, film and community.

Surfrider Foundation is a devoted group of surfers, coastal scientists and activists who have been protecting waves and beaches for the past 20 years. Proceeds from this event will support the work of Surfrider Foundation’s high impact environmental programs.

“I’m really looking forward to this event. It will be a celebration of the great work that Surfrider does for our ocean and beaches – as well as a brilliant party” – Barton Lynch former world surfing champion and Surfrider Foundation Board Member.

Live music + Surf films + Auctions + Raffle
(Hosted by Wendy Harmer + Barton Lynch)

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2013
Location: The Deck Bar (upstairs), 22-23 the Strand, Dee Why
Time: 6.00pm – Midnight
Tickets: On sale now at http://www.surfrider.org.au/event/winter-solstice-jam

Tickets: $20 each. Ticket price includes 2 complimentary drinks and food. Limited tickets available.

Featuring: Live music from some of the Northern Beaches’ finest, performers, including Hannah Darling (from The Voice), Paul Berry, Mikey Redlich and others.

Surf films include footage and images from Justin Crawford and some of Don’s rare archival 1977 footage of PC, mumbles and others at Dee Why Pt, Northy etc.

Be there for a chance on the night to win a custom-made board by local Northern Beaches shaper, Mike Psillakis.

Surfrider Foundation would like to thank its generous ‘Winter Solstice Jam’ sponsors, including
The Deck Bar; Psillakis Surfboards; Spaceships Campervan Hire.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Monday 10 June 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving slowly east whilst maintaining a ridge over northern New South Wales. Fresh northerly winds will develop on Wednesday as a low pressure trough moves across inland NSW.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 11 June
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly up to 1 metre.
Wednesday 12 June
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.

Tiny and NE by mid-morning

Posted by: on December 31st, 2012

0600 puny-ness

Hello Friends,

Extra keeness will be required to find a wave at your fave south swell spot today. Energy levels slipped down half a cog overnight and swell is now only about a metre at sea from the SSE with an average period of a touch over 9 seconds. Tide’s high at 1045 and will be low a little before half past 5 this afternoon.

The North easterly was 15-20 kts by 1000 this morning, so the forecast of 25-30 kts late looks plausible. You might get some shoulder high sets at really exposed spots toward dusk, but obviously you’ll be dealing with blasting onshore conditions and very short period waves.

Looks as though we’ll be getting a weak change tomorrow and there doesn’t seem to be much prospect of a decent wave…

TC Freda forecasts are looking kind of interesting at the moment. Modelling is showing it potentially ending up off the north coast in about a week. You lucky pups up north could be seeing decent swell off and on from as early as Weds and lasting well into next week.

Nice to have something to look forward to! Go well everybody.

Weather Situation
A high developed over the Tasman Sea yesterday. The high will move further east today as a trough lying from central north to southeast NSW deepens. The trough will bring a weak southerly change to the south coast today. reaching the central coast tomorrow and stalling. A second trough and stronger southerly change will affect the NSW coast later Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots late in the day or evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres by early evening then increasing to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 1 January
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots ahead of a southeast to southwesterly change 15 to 25 knots in the early morning, then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing below 2 metres in the early morning then decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre tending northeasterly about 1.5 metres from the morning.
Wednesday 2 January
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 metres tending southerly 1 metre during the evening.

Glassy little wave morning

Posted by: on October 29th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Glassy for the early and little knee to waist high wind swell waves to be had at spots exposed to the SE. Tide hit high at around 0735. Beautiful day out there, but the NE’r is due to kick in at any moment…

Not too impressed with this morning’s outlook. If the models have it right, there won’t be much of anything around the place until maybe the end of the week.

So it goes in springtime eh?

Hope it all unfolds well for you today!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is moving slowly east-southeast maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. Later Wednesday a cold front is expected bring a southerly change to the south coast as the high weakens near New Zealand.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Tuesday 30 October
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots by evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Wednesday 31 October
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 metres.

Waiting day

Posted by: on September 4th, 2012

Hello Friends,

A warm spring day coming up for Sydney. Swell is at a low ebb unfortunately. It’s showing a metre from the SSE at about 9 seconds out at sea, so while there’s nothing in the south corners, I suppose you might find a little bump for a slide at spots with optimal exposure. Tide is heading to a high at 1025.

Outlook for the rest of the work week is pretty ordinary in Sydney. But there remains hope of a pulse into the fun range for the weekend.Indeed, some of the predictions (all of which are based upon the same raw data) are pointing to very good, even exceptional conditions on Saturday (how does 3 metres at 12-13 sec with offshores sound?).

After weeks of mostly minor conditions, that would be a very good thing.

Have yourself a good Tuesday one and all.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east maintaining a ridge to the northwest. A cold front preceded by increasing north to northwest winds is expected to bring west to southwesterly change along New South Wales coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre tending easterly 0.5 metres late this evening.
Wednesday 5 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening then increasing to 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 metres tending southeasterly late in the evening.
Thursday 6 September
Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the morning then decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.

Back to tiny Sydney

Posted by: on May 19th, 2012


Hello Friends,

A few little waves to be had for this morning’s early risers. Those equipped with the most buoyant options will make the most out of the waist high (at best) sets. From the shape of the swell models, the morning is likely to offer the best shot at something. The energy levels are set to weaken as the day goes along, but some of the swell models (including the Bureau’s) are showing a small bump up in size for Sunday around lunchtime. Unfortunately it’ll be in the context of southerly sea breezes as well, so I’m not expecting fabulous quality.

The longer term outlook hasn’t changed much for us since yesterday’s run of the swell models. At present it would appear that the remainder of the week will be tiny or flat. There seems to be a possibility of a perk in energy toward Friday afternoon and into Saturday morning. By perk, I’m hoping for waist to shoulder high. The very long range (and thus speculative) modelling is showing a powerful looking system in the southern ocean that just might massage our shores with some solid head high plus energy late in the weekend or early next Monday…

Go well with your Saturday!

TIDES: High at 0710, low at 1300

A high pressure ridge extends across northern New South Wales, and a trough will pass over the south today. This will bring southerly winds to the southern coast today, extending to the northern coast later on the weekend. Following this, a ridge will strengthen again across the south, with winds turning northerly ahead of a cold front expected at the end of the week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.

Sunday 20 May

Winds
Early southerly change of 10 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1 metre becoming 1.5 metres from midday.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms until afternoon.

Monday 21 May

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.

Very small at Dee Why

Posted by: on February 19th, 2012


Hello Friends,

Looks as though I chose a reasonable morning to sleep in! According to the MHL data at 0900, the main swell was coming from the SSE at about a metre at around 9 seconds. For the folk in the water at Dee Why that was translating into long waits and sets struggling to get above the waist high mark.

There was some sort of surf carnival on as well, so you’d probably be looking more toward the Long Reef end for a a quiet one.

The NE’r should be into it soon. The Bureau says it’ll be 15-20kts by early evening.

Tide was high at 0615 and will hit low at 1300.

We’re set for late showers and then apparently we’re back to showery days again for the coming work week.

Get out there and have yourself a top old Sunday!

 

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