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Posted by: on August 19th, 2014

Hello Friends,

At 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 4.7 metres of SSE swell with an average period of nearly 11 seconds. Wind was southerly at 20-30 kts. Dee Why was unsurfably messy and it’ll stay that way all day. Around at Collaroy, the surface conditions were considerably smoother. As the pictures show there were some fat and full looking waves washing in but you could at least contemplate catching them.
From the shape of the Bureau’s forecast, we’re in for at least another three days of this wind. At the same time, the swell should be gradually weakening. Not a top outlook, but so it goes.
I managed to get a few pictures at Fairy Bower and North Steyne yesterday morning and the galleries are now online. Interestingly when I went by North Steyne on dusk while it was torrenting down and it had cleaned up dramatically. The swell was absolutely pumping too. It looked like Puerto Escondido.

Have yourself a great Tuesday!

Tides: L @0900, H @1545

surfer at collaroy beach

Collaroy rider cruises shoreward

The Kick

Pretty fat looking bomb @0720

waves at collaroy

Every now and then…

stormy sea

Nothin’ doin’

dee why point wave

All yours at 0700

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system off the New South Wales coast moves east over the Tasman Sea today before passing over the North Island of New Zealand on Wednesday. A high pressure ridge currently south of the Bight follows in the wake of this low positioning itself over the southern Tasman Sea by the end of the week. The high is expected to strengthen and become stationary over the weekend.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 20 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 21 August
Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.