Articles tagged with "SSE-3m-9s"
Posted by: Don on December 12th, 2015
Posted in: At large.
Posted by: Don on July 5th, 2012
While the wind had backed off to just a breeze for the early risers, and while the swell was close to 3 metres from the SSE at about 9 seconds apart, it was very junky and messy everywhere. Biggest waves I saw were at Long Reef where there were set wave faces into the head high range. But as you can see from the picture below, it was pretty chunky and the waves were tough to get into. Second place for surf options would be the stretch of beach from the club to No Mans. Again, very messy and junky and the high percentage of shutdowns issue continues. The point was inconsistent and largely being missed by the bigger ones. Around at Collaroy to Narrabeen, it didn’t appear that there were any surf options to speak of.
Tide’s high at 0930, so that’s not helping the cause much either. The southerly’s expected to come up soon and then to go SE later. Oh, and the swell energy is likely to fade noticeably across the day.
Tomorrow looks like being marginal again, but in a different way. It’ll be NE 15-25 kts by the middle part of the day and the swell will continue to fade. Early probably going to be the best shot.
Longer term outlook is for marginal early in the week and micro for the back half as average periods get into sub-8 second range.
Have your self a top old Saturday and stay happy!
Thumping bt unsurfable shories at south Narra 0625
Nothing doing at Northy
Dee Why beach scrappy and mostly shutting down at 0630
One man at No Mans at 0630
Long waits for little ones at the point.
Long Reef showing the best size, but a challenge to get into ’em
No dice at Whiterock
A high pressure system behind the recent front will extend a ridge to the coast on Saturday, causing winds to moderate and tend easterly. On Sunday the high will move over the Tasman Sea and direct northeasterly winds over the entire New South Wales Coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning east to southeasterly in the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 13 December
- Easterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.
Monday 14 December
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.
Posted in: At large.
Tags: Crescent Head, SSE-3m-9s.
Posted by: Don on May 28th, 2012
Swell seems to have backed off overnight up this way. Combined with an incoming tide, it meant that the keen folk in the water at the top of the point at Crescent were waiting a very long time for a bite at one and two wave knee high sets. And those mostly ran out of puff before they were even a third the way down the point.
Swell is perking along at a respectable 3 metres from the south with an average period around the 9 second mark, so I’d have to think that Sydney south swell spots should fire this morning. The Bureau is calling for south to south east wind, but it seems to have stayed SW into late morning.
So after a couple big cups of coffee and bacon-egg roll, it was time to head back out to the Pac Hwy and take the left for Sydney. We’re going to have a squiz at Wallaby on the way… just in case… ya never know, we might get lucky…
Not much showing on the swell forecast models this morning. Indeed it looks as though we could have an extended period of small to micro over the coming week.
Have a great Thursday!
A strong, slow-moving high pressure system near Adelaide is extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea. The high is expected to be centred near Bass Strait on Friday maintaining the ridge along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the morning.
Friday 6 July
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the morning.
1 to 2 metres.
Southeasterly about 2 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Saturday 7 July
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Posted in: Dee Why.
Posted by: Don on June 17th, 2009
Went for a splash at the point this morning. Pretty busy but the swell was getting in and there were some fun set waves to be had if you were in the right spot. Biggest ones were head high or so. Wind started to pick up from the south a little before noon and that began to junk up the surface conditions. Still, can’t complain. Got a few nice ones myself and had fun watching others get even better ones.
A southerly day coming our way, but for the early risers there were west to SW winds so it was looking pretty tidy. Tide was low at 0730 and will hit high around 1345. The banks at Dee Why and south Narrabeen are not too flash it has to be said. The latter were virtually all shutdowns whils the former saw a shutdown frequency in the 80-90 percent range. So, lots of quick takeoffs followed a second or two later with a kick out. The swell looks to be going past the point at Dee Why more often than not. When the catchable ones arrive they’re in the chest high range but it does look like a morning for being patient.
A level of keenness will be required.
Outlook according to the swell forecast models is not too amazing for tomorrow as the wind will be shifting into the SE quarter. It looks set to stay there for a couple days at least, but there may be a reason to hunt down a protected spot come Weds-Thr because a very long period south pulse is a prospect. If that happens, it could open up a few spots that need a long period to cause the swell to refract into the more protected corners. We should have a better idea of the prospects tomorrow, but from here it looks to me as though shoulder to head high on Thursday at south spots.
Have yourself a top old Monday everybody!
A high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight is extending a strengthening ridge across Victoria and New South Wales. The high is expected to become a dominant synoptic feature over southeastern Australia during the next few days, moving only slowly eastward and entering the southwestern Tasman on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Southerly 2 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore.
Tuesday 29 May
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Southerly about 2 metres.
Wednesday 30 May
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 metre.
Posted in: Big Picture, Dee Why.
Tags: 7/10, SSE-3m-9s, WSW-8-10kt.
Posted by: Don on April 29th, 2009
Not stupidly big, but a day for intermediate to experienced riders only.
Swell arrived in force late yesterday and this morning sees it hitting south spots with wave faces in the 2-2.5m range. At Dee Why it doesn’t look super clean, but there are definitely some fun sections to be had if you know what you’re doing. Out at sea the swell is coming into Sydney from the SSE at about 9 seconds apart, Average size is close to 3 metres this morning.
From the look of the models, we can expect the juice levels to fade through the day, but with luck it will be gradual and not too dramatic. On current indications, I think you can count on there being something in the surfable range right through the weekend. This morning looks to be the peak though.
Wind is set to be SE to ESE over the next 48 hours, so wave hunters will be pulling on their wetties in southern end carparks up and down the length of Sydney’s coast.
If you’re a weekend warrior, I’ve got good news because it currently looks as though we could have quite good conditions on Sunday… I’ll be keen to see what the Goat says on this one…
Next tide is a low just before 0900.
That looks worth the effort. Set wave at the point around 0745.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Wednesday until midnight: Wind: SE 15/20 knots. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres. Dangerous surf for south facing beaches, decreasing. Isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday: Wind: E/SE 13/18 knots. Sea: about 1.5 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres.
Friday: Wind: E/NE 15/20 knots.
Posted in: At large, Curl Curl, Freshwater, Manly, South Narrabeen.
Tags: 7/10, SSE-3m-9s.
Posted by: Don on February 12th, 2009
Ran out and grabbed a few more piccies for ya (am I barking mad, or what??) . Here’s the executive summary for around 0900
Manly: south end best, knee to waist, with occ. chest high 5/10
Freshy: waist to chest, rare bigger one, 5/10
So. Curly: chest to head high and some bigger, south end only, bit dodgy, but fun sections 6/10
Dee Why: see earlier report! 7-8/10
Sth Narra: tide affected, waist to chest high, odd bigger one 6/10
Really needed a longboard up the Queenscliff end of the beach around 0900.
Making the most of a cruisy little wave at the beach formerly known as Harbord.
Not far from the Harbord Hilton around 0900.
The odd fun section on offer around 0900.
Throwing an impressive amount of spray considering how small this south Narra wave was.
Long, long wait for sets like this at around 0930
Not huge or anything but the odd catchable one around 0900.
Posted in: Big Picture.
The wind is pushing along from the SSE at 16-18 knots. Swell period has bumped up to around 9 seconds, average size is around the 3 metre mark at sea and it’s coming from the SSE as well.
It looks as though we’re going to have some size around the place. I’m brewing up the coffee and then hopping in the battered Subaru for a closer inspection on your behalf.
Here’s the Bureau’s call:
Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 knots at times. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 3 metres decreasing later.
Friday: Wind: SE 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 at times.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: SE about 1.5 metres.
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