Articles tagged with "SSE-3m-11s"

Cold, rainy and solid with clean surface conditions

Posted by: on June 19th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Steady rain and 8-10C air temps weren’t putting off the keen this morning. Only phone pics for you this morning, but as they sort of show, surface conditions were smooth and 3 metres of 11-sec SSE swell meant shoulder to head plus wave faces at magnet spots.

Tide’s high at 1020, so there was definitely a fatness factor at work – particularly at Curly and along the beach at Dee Why. But the point was looking the goods – and it was impressively busy given the weather and temps. Here’s a hint: fill up an old 2-litre juice bottle with hot water when you leave home. Wrap it in a towel to keep it warm while you’re in the water. When you get out, while you’re still in your wettie, pour it in at your collar – beeyooteeful!

From the modelling, it looks as though this morning is going to be the best shot at this pulse. Wind should be offshore a little longer before it goes around to the south ande gets into the 15-25 kt range. Tomorrow will still see swell, but the wind call is south to SE, so not the best outlook. Maybe Sunday’ll offer us light winds and some remnant swell at south spots…

surfrider foundation ISD 2015,

Don’t miss it!

Today’s the day for the Surfrider Foundation’s night of nights for International Surfing Day at Harbord Diggers. You can still get tickets, so what’re you waiting for? You can’t miss this one!

South Curly at 0745

South Curly at 0745

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Dee Why point 0750

Dee Why point 0750

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DY point

Very fun looking set at Dee Why

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Weather Situation
A relatively weak low is off the central part of the coast and should move steadily east, with a strong southwest to southerly winds spreading over most waters during Friday. A high pressure system is expected to approach southeast NSW Saturday then to lie over the Tasman Sea on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Saturday 20 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 21 June
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Waves pouring in this morning

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Swell fell apart yesterday afternoon, but this morning sees it cleaned up once again thanks to a steady 10 knots of WSW wind. At 0600 the MHL buoy was picking up 3 metres of 11-second SSE swell. As of 0730 this was translating into consistent head to overhead sets at the point, and similar size energy along the beach.

Tide’s high at 0835 and back to low at 1415.

The swell models are predicting waves through to Friday morning. And the Bureau says the wind should stay offshore in the mornings particularly.

Get out there if you can!

dy beach

Jagging a right along the beach

dy point surfing

Solid set arrives at the point

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Bomb sets in the mix

dy beach wave

Uncaught left reels along the beach


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Weather Situation
A deep complex low lies over the southeast Tasman Sea whilst a strong high pressure system centred near the South Australian border is moving slowly east. Between the two systems a southwesterly airstream is being directed along the New South Wales coast. Winds should tend northwesterly in the south ahead of another cold front on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 20% 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.
Thursday 4 June
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 5 June
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Winter Solstice eve & waves abound

Posted by: on June 20th, 2013

South Narra

No one got it

Hello Friends,

As of 0800 wind was west 10-15kts, swell was SSE at a touch under 3 metres on average with a typical period of about 11 seconds. It was chest to head high on faces at the best peaks along the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch (and a lot smaller between said peaks). Over at Dee Why the beachy was producing head plus sets and the point was chest to (very) occasional head high.

The Bureau says the wind should be southerly 15-20 kts today, so the early westerlies may not last long.

Swell is set to continue at about the current size for the next three days, so don’t be too bummed if you have to miss out today. In fact, if the models have it right, we should see waves into the middle of next week – at least.

Tides: Low @1050, High @1730

Sth Narra '07 framegrab
Yours truly is now on short and final for tonight’s first Winter Solstice Jam FUNdraiser for Surfrider Foundation at Deck Bar on Dee Why beachfront from 6pm. The shot above comes from some footage I took a few years ago at South Narra. I’ll be showing that along with vintage 16mm of PC, MP, Terry Fitz, Shaun Tomson, Rabbit, etc from 1977.

Indications are that we’re going to have a solid turnout for tonight’s fun, so as I wrote yesterday, my advice is to book your spot online right this second because space is definitely getting limited. Do you really want to hear ‘you shoulda been there last night…’ from all your mates? No, of course not! And load that wallet with dough for all the excellent raffle opportunities we’ll throw at ya!

See ya there!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system near New Zealand is moving very slowly east-southeast and a high pressure system south of Tasmania is extending a ridge across the western Tasman Sea and into the Coral Sea. The two systems are directing southerly winds along New South Coast. The ridge is expected to weaken during Friday and Saturday as the high moves further south and a low pressure trough approaches the coast from the west.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Friday 21 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Caution
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 22 June
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Pumping Tuesday at SSE spots

Posted by: on June 4th, 2013

Half an a-frame

rs_dyp-tue-4592Fun at the point

Hello Friends,

A brisk 11 degrees outside as I write this, but it hasn’t deterred surfers at Dee Why. Offshore wind and a much improved 3 metre SSE swell with a period of close to 11 seconds was pushing in as the day got started. Set wave faces were solidly overhead at both the beach and the point. Tide was high at 0500 and will be low around 1105.

The Bureau says the wind will swing S-SE later but will drop at the same time.

So, once again, it looks like the plan is to get on it ASAP because according to the latest forecast modelling, it’s all downhill for the next week at least.

Have yourself a fantastic Tuesday!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system in the central Tasman Sea extends a trough northward to the central Queensland coast while a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge into NSW. The combination of these two systems is driving strong southerlies along the northern half of NSW coast which are expected to gradually weaken during Tuesday as the low and trough move further eastwards into the Tasman Sea. A light northerly airstream will develop along the NSW coast from Wednesday as the high moves into the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Wednesday 5 June
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Thursday 6 June
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

Sticky: It’s big

Posted by: on January 20th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Heaps of swell pushing in this morning – and lots of people to greet it too. Dee Why is seeing a steady supply of bomb sets thanks to the 3m+ 11 second SSE swell. Wave faces on the bigger catchable ones are into the 10 foot range. Surface conditions are a bit messy but the main drama is those bomb sets. The large crowd is doing a fair amount of duck diving to hold position as they wait for something that’s not shutting down. The beachy is mostly shutdowns, but unless I’m hallucinating, there seem to be a few peaks trying to take shape as the swell starts cutting some gutters.

Swell looks set to peak about midday and then to fade back to smaller, but not flat, conditions tomorrow morning. After that it looks like more typical summery smallness.

Go well with your day!

Tide high at noon.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: NW/SW 8/13 knots, turning NE 13/18 knots during the afternoon. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: S 1.5 to 2 metres
Thursday: Wind: Variable 5/10 knots, becoming NE 15/20 knots in the afternoon, and 15/20 knots in the evening.Sea: below about 1 metre, rising to about 2 metres.Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Friday: Wind: N/NE 15/25 knots reaching 20/30 knots offshore later.

Sticky: Fair amount of swell around

Posted by: on September 10th, 2008

 

0800: grabbing one on the inside

0800: grabbing one on the inside

0800: not too many folk chasing these because it looks like a fair amount of work.

0800: not too many folk chasing these because it looks like a fair amount of work.

 

 

Hello Friends,

We still have loads of swell hitting Sydney’s beaches. If anything, the MHL bouy shows it has perked up a touch. It’s coming from just a whisker off dead south and is averaging around 3 metres at sea with a period of close to 11 seconds. That’s making for solidly overhead sets at places such as Dee Why. Only a small group of people chasing sets along the beach because it really looks like a job of work to get out after you catch one. There’s a bigger group in the water at the point where it seems to be somewhat setty. When they come though, it looks like the wait is worthwhile.

I think it’s safe to say that if you got waves there yesterday, you’re likely to get them there again today. However, given that the call is for the wind to move around from the current SW to the SE-NE in the afternoon, the best plan is probably to go now rather than later.

Outlook for Thursday is for NW winds and a declining swell. However, I would not expect it to go flat! I’d punt on there still being the odd shoulder high set at south facing spots come Thursday evening… let’s see how I go…

Beyond that, the models are suggesting we’re likely to have small to marginal conditions from Saturday into the new work week.

Have yourself a great day!

 

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