Articles tagged with "SSE-3m-10s"

Sunday looks like an absolute corker

Posted by: on August 30th, 2015

Hello Friends,

What a morning! Clear skies, light offshore breeze for the early session and above all heaps of fun shoulder to head high energy SSE swell. At 0700 it was 3 metres and coming from 158 degrees at 10 seconds apart. Tide was high at 0820
Here’s the Bureau’s call:

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing

Your correspondent will be heading away from the beach and into town to do a bit of radio with Simon Marnie on 702 ABC, so no surf activity for me until this afternoon. Get out there and catch me one, okay?

DY beach

Sunday lines stacking in up the beach from Dee Why

DY point

Waves to be had at the point

DY beach

Mostly they’re shutting down, but this one ran an easy 100m

Thumping on Australia Day

Posted by: on January 26th, 2014
3 metres of SSE @10s

3 metres of SSE @10s

Point and carpark jammed

Big but bank-free

Hello Friends,

Through the night I kept thinking I was hearing wave energy, but I thought “that can’t be…surely…” This morning reveals that it had indeed come up – and by quite a bit. Swell is out of the SSE at 3 metres with an average period just shy of 10 seconds. The point is showing chest to head high plusses and the beach is head to overhead and a bit. However, the former is super crowded and the latter is 99% shutdowns. So you’ll want to be extremely patient.
Oh, and getting a park? You can probably count on more frustration because Australia Day festivities are in full swing down at Dee Why. The beach front is closed off and the carpark looks super busy.
Tide’s dropping to a low at 1115.
A few early drops of rain but early crew are getting favourable SW breezes. It should be light SE later and through the day.
Swell is set to back off across the day, but should be sticking around at okay size the whole time. Latest modelling then has it dropping back into the usual waist high indifference tomorrow and beyond.
Have a great Australia Day peoples!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving over the southern Tasman Sea extending a ridge to New South Wales north coast. This high will continue to move very slowly east over the next few days maintaining the ridge to the north coast
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Monday 27 January
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Tuesday 28 January
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Big, messy south

Posted by: on October 14th, 2013

Moment of cleanness Is this a good idea? Unriddent Set wave at the point

Hello Friends,

With 10 days to go, 124 fine people have pledged 83% of our crowdfunding target and I’m getting just a little nervous. I was really hoping to get 200 of our most loyal friends to make a pledge, but I’m thinking that may not happen… getting down to the wire now, so all I can do is redouble my efforts. Time to roll out the ol’ black screen of death for the count down I’d say.

As you can see from the pics, the expected south swell has turned up. It’s blowing very hard out at sea, but fortunately along the beaches it’s SW, so a spot like Dee Why is at least plausible with the 3 metre, 10 second period SSE swell in play. The wind is set to throttle back a bit as the day goes along. Tide’ll be low at 1000, so maybe as it starts coming back in, we’ll see slightly cleaner conditions. The swell’s going to peak this morning and then tail off but still be reasonably fun size tomorrow and maybe even lasting into Wednesday…

Okay, gotta get onto building that screen of death page… 🙂

Have a great day and yes, I’ll try to find time to grab a few piccies for you later if I possibly can. Oh, and make that pledge please!!!!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 14 October 2013.
Weather Situation
A strong southerly winds along New South Wales coast will ease gradually today and on Tuesday as a high pressure system south of the Bight moves east extending a ridge to the western Tasman Sea. This high will move offshore by Wednesday and it will continue to move east maintaining the ridge to the northwest. The next south to southwesterly change is expected to develop on the south coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore tonight.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 15 October
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Wednesday 16 October
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

Dropped but still looking fun

Posted by: on June 17th, 2013

Good start to the morning

Smaller one sneaks in

Hello Friends,

Get a wave at the weekend? There were plenty of options around and Monday morning sees more of the same – although the swell is definitely smaller and less consistent. On the other hand, this morning at any rate, it looked clean and in the fun shoulder to head plus range (given the 10 second period and 3 metre average height at sea, I’d expect a few bombs in the mix though).

Wind is westerly as the day kicks off by will go SW and according to the Bureau it should back off a bit toward lunch time. Tide will be high at 1445.

As we all know, the energy for this swell is coming from a very slow moving low pressure system and as a consequence we can expect solid waves all week.

Winter is here!

Speaking of the seasons, I hope you’ve cleared the decks for the first surfrider winter solstice jam this Thursday night at Deck Bar in Dee Why. Tunes, tubes and talkin’ surf. It’ll be the highlight of the surfing social season no doubt. It’s only $20 bucks in and you get a couple drinks and finger food for your ticket. Speaking of which, leaving it until the night to buy your ticket isn’t the best idea. Best to book online now

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: book online now

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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Tide will be low at 0815 and high at 1445

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is expected to be very slow moving until Tuesday, followed by a ridge strengthening over the coast later in the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Monday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday 18 June
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore from the early afternoon.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Wednesday 19 June
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 3 to 4 metres.

Cool, grey, rainy, heaps of SE wind

Posted by: on March 2nd, 2013

0700 Saturday
Hello Friends,

What a lovely morning. 20-25 kts of SE wind, grey skies and the odd light shower all combine to render the 3 meteres of 10 second SSE swell largely irrelevant.

A morning to stay in bed really.

It looks as though the onshores will continue pretty strongly for the next week… blergh. To the extent it matters, the swell will generally stick around in one form or another, but the wind doesn’t look like letting up at all. At this stage, there’s not even the prospect of a light breeze for the early risers.

Sigh. So it goes I guess. Gotta just hang in there. The good days are getting closer!

Pollution is likely at all beaches today

TIDES L @610, H @1215, L @1820

Weather Situation
A slow-moving trough lies near the Hunter and Mid North Coasts, while a high pressure system south of Adelaide extends a ridge into the southern New South Wales coast. The trough is expected to weaken today as the high becomes dominant. This high will drift slowly east over the following few days, maintaining an onshore airstream across most of the coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Sunday 3 March
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Monday 4 March
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Posted by: on October 8th, 2012

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Light SE wind and gradually clouding skies as Sydney’s beaches welcomed a 3 metre 10 second period SSE swell. The surface conditions were already kind of scrappy looking and the open stretches of beach were basically just long, overhead shutdowns. There was a sort of wave at Dee Why point, but with only a few people in the water, it wasn’t exactly pulling the crowds. Around at the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch, your best shot at a wave was off the pool where sets in the shoulder plus range were turning up at a leisurely rate. Take the mal for that one I’d say.

The swell has peaked and it’ll drop away gradually over the next 24-36 hours. Unfortunately the wind isn’t going to be doing us any favours. It’s not supposed to blow too hard today, but it’s set to stay onshore. Tomorrow might possibly be a bit better on that score as we might get some light NE in the afternoon.

Mid week currently looks marginal, but next weekend is shaping up well at the moment… could be big and the winds more favourable than the present offering.

Have yourself a top old Monday!

Tides: L @0700, H @1135

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is moving east, while a weak high to the west extends a ridge into New South Wales. The high is expected to be the dominant feature in the region today, decaying Tuesday/Wednesday as a broad trough develops. The next significant frontal system is forecast to affect the state during the second half of the week, bringing cold and windy conditions.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Tuesday 9 October
Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending north to northeasterly later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres decreasing to 1 metre late in the evening.
Wednesday 10 October
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing 1.5 to 2 metres by the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 metre.

Sticky: Mid-arvo update

Posted by: on November 4th, 2009
1400 and it's definitely bigger than this morning.

1400 and it's definitely bigger than this morning.

Hello Friends,

According to the MHL data, Sydney’s got the most wave energy this afternoon. Swell has gone more to the SSE, size has gone from less than two metres to around the three metre mark at sea and the power setting has jumped from less than 8 seconds to close to 10.

All of which should look a bit better than the junky stuff getting into Dee Why beach. Wind is a steady 7-8 kts from the east and combined with the dull grey skies, it’s not creating a very pretty picture.

I’m off on an errand so I’ll see if I can get a few more piccies for ya while I’m out and about…

…later

Came back along the beaches from Manly. The Queensy end was empty but there were a few bods messing around in the junky, lacklustre conditions of North Steyne, as for example below…

The take off was the high point for this bloke's wave at around 3pm.

The take off was the high point for this bloke's wave at around 3pm.

Around the corner at Curly the swell was considerably bigger (it is coming from the south after all), but the generally junky and sloppy grey conditions were pretty similar to Manly – only twice the size.

This section at south Curly was the best wave I spied this afternoon.

This section at south Curly was the best wave I spied this afternoon.

Dee Why was getting the swell too, but since I’ve already posted a pic of it, I didn’t stop for another. Instead I went up to Long Reef headland for a look from near the carpark. No one in at either Collaroy or Whiterock. Swell not really getting around into ’em. Didn’t seem to be anyone out consorting with the Longy bomby either, but there was some size, so that’s mildly curious.

From what the Bureau says, we can expect tomorrow to feature the same sad e to se wind. Sadly the swell is set to fade back to about what it was yesterday. Gee, it feels like we’re a long way from winter now…

Seemed to be unoccupied...

Seemed to be unoccupied...

Swell still here

Posted by: on April 29th, 2009

Hello Friends,

It’s firing once again. Average size of the SSE swell at sea is around the 3 metre mark and average period is running at about 10 seconds. This is translating into shoulder to head high waves with well overhead bomb sets at Dee Why (and, no doubt, other exposed beaches).

The day started overcast and cold (by Sydney standards). Wind not much of a factor but the 10C air is. According to the Bureau, we’re due to see a shower or two developing later in the day along the coast. It should warm up to around 19 though.

As noted in the summary below, the Bureau expects our swell to fade a little today. Sydney continues to cop the brunt of the energy along the NSW coast, so what we have happening at ESE spots is probably as good as anywhere in the State.

Here’s the latest from the Bureau

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots offshore at first tending SE 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres decreasing.
Thursday: Wind: S/SE 10/15 knots.Sea: about 1 metre.Swell: S/SE about 2 metres.
Friday: Wind: NW/SW 5/15 knots.

The options were all covered off this morning at 0700.

The options were all covered off this morning at 0700.

Cold start but plenty of reason to ignore it.

Cold start but plenty of reason to ignore it.

Click here for more pics from late yesterday

Sticky: Sunday, sunny & pumping

Posted by: on August 24th, 2008
0845: some of the sets are wonky, it\'s crowded, but the size is there.

0845: some of the sets are wonky, it's crowded, but the size is there.

Hello Friends,

What a top old morning. I slept in as usual, but thousands didn’t and by the time I pointed the lens at Dee Why from me old crow’s nest, there was goodly crew well and truly on it. Swell seemed to fade yesterday afternoon late, but it sure hasn’t gone away. Pretty consistent too. Sets looked to be into the 1.5x to 2x overhead range and the wind was not a factor.

Turning to the MHL buoy data, we have 3 metres of SSE swell at about 10 sec apart. This is maybe half the size of yesterday’s peak, but the slight east in it is making the point much more surfable. Yesterday there was plenty of size, but the quality wasn’t too fabulous.

As I write this a little after 0900, the wind isn’t much of a factor. But the Bureau says it will pick up into the afternoon and swing from the present SW to a less useful, S-SE and be in the 15-20 kt range. So, I’d make for the beach now, rather than later.

I’ll try to get out and about with the camera, so go well – and stay in touch!

0845: consistent and some are pretty shapely.

0845: consistent and some are pretty shapely.

 

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