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Sticky: Wind light early, but swell was too

Posted by: on December 6th, 2011


Hello Friends,

Odd. It really should be a bit bigger. The MHL buoy off Sydney was reporting a couple metres of SSE swell at 8-10 seconds apart. But… either it was a really bad lull, or what I saw at Dee Why beach around 0645 was not terribly impressive. Basically it looked about waist high to maybe a touch bigger on the sets – and they looked pretty gutless. Tide was high about an hour and a half earlier, so that might have been a factor. I’m heading out on an errand later, so I’ll try to get a look elsewhere…

Next tide is a low at 1140.

There’s an 80% chance of rain today and it’s not supposed to get above the 20C mark either. Wind is due to pick up from the S to SE but to be a comparatively moderate 10-15 kts.

Outlook is for energy levels to decrease gradually over the next 24 hours, but this morning’s riffs on the WAM data are generally maintaining a low-key but hopeful outlook for small wind swell. The forecast has the primary direction moving gradually around to the east. So, with luck, there will be something for those not put off by cloudy skies and light to moderate onshores.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over the eastern Bight, while a Low is over the central Tasman Sea, maintaining a southerly flow along the NSW coast. The high will move very slowly eastwards and weaken, forming a centre east of Tasmania on Wednesday. This high will then move slowly towards New Zealand, maintaining a ridge and east to northeasterly winds along the coast at the end of the week.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.

Wednesday 7 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 2 metres.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Sunny morning, but the wind hammering it early

Posted by: on March 6th, 2011

Hello Friends,

After blowing ESE overnight, the wind is now around to the SE at around 10 kts at 0900. The swell is still SSE at a couple metres out where the MHL buoy floats, but inshore the waves are around the waist to chest high range on sets. Dee Why looked very messy and junky, but thanks to the sunny skies, there were more than a few takers. The wind is going to continue in much the same way, so there’s no point waiting around for it to back off. Get your mind into junk surfing mode and get out there and enjoy that warm water.

Tomorrow looks like being cloudy and wind too, so at this stage I’m not too hopeful of anything like an improvement. With luck it’ll hold at about the current

This morning’s run of the models is not too encouraging for our region. It looks as though the current energy levels might stick around for another 24 hours or so before slumping back toward a run of near flat days that could last into next weekend. Bah!

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TIDES: H @1000, L @1515

Weather Situation
A trough well off the southern Queensland coast coupled with a strengthening high near Tasmania will produce a southeasterly airflow over NSW again today. The high will move slowly over the southern Tasman Sea today and early in the new week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 metres.

Forecast for Monday
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.

Sticky: Smaller but looks fun

Posted by: on August 8th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Could be worth the effort to get yourself to a south swell spot this morning in Sydney as we still have some SSE energy around the place. There are light winds from the SW on tap this morning and the forecast is for it to drop off toward low tide at lunch time.

Swell at sea is just below the 2 metre mark with an average period of close to 10 seconds.

The latest run of the models suggests that we’ll have similar conditions over the next three days.

Enjoy!

TIDE: H @0630 L 1200
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: Southwesterly 5 to 10 knots becoming light around midday then tending north to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.
Monday: Wind: North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots increasing to up to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 15 knots during the evening.

couple of young RealSurf fans

Sticky: Some energy for Saturday in Sydney

Posted by: on August 7th, 2010

Hello Friends,

The south pulse that filled in from late yesterday is still here this morning. However it seems to have peaked in the early morning hours at around the three metre mark. It’ll probably be around two metres by mid-morning and looks set to continue to gradually decrease. Average period is close to the 9 second mark, so south swell exposed spots should be showing fun size head high to head high plus sets. Wind is SW and set to fade toward lunch before swinging south for the afternoon session.

Reasonable number of bods in the water at Dee Why this morning, but not insane for a Saturday. Bit of a wait between the chest to shoulder high plus sets and lots of shutting down going on in the beachies.

I’ll be getting out and about with a camera later, so with luck should have a few more shots to share in due course.

General outlook isn’t too hopeless for the week ahead but this morning could be the peak in terms of size and quality. With luck though, there’ll be a reason to get in the water if you’re keen pretty much right through to midweek thanks to what currently looks to be a steady supply of 1-1.5m south to south east swell – at least if the WAMs are to be believed.

Get out there and have yourself a great day.

TIDES: L @1110, H @1745
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening.Sea: 1 to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre later in the evening.Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Southwesterly 5 to 10 knots becoming light around midday then tending north to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the afternoon.Sea: Below 1 metre.Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.

PICS: Warriewood, Sat morning.

Posted by: on August 7th, 2010

South swell of a couple metres and SW winds combined to deliver the Warriewood crew some of the better waves around the northern beaches on Saturday morning. I stood on the beach for awhile and shot over a 100 snaps of the action.


Warriewood Sat 7 Aug 2010 (am) – Images by Don Norris

 

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