Posted in: Dee Why.
Tags: 19C, SSW-1.8m-6s.
Strong SW wind this morning along with a short period but catchable little SSW wind swell under sunny skies. Sets at Dee Why were in the waist plus range and even though the tide was low at 0630, the waves looked pretty fat at 0700. I’d put that down to the 6-second average period and the SSW direction of the 2-metre wind swell. Not terribly crowded either.
The SW’ly is due to peak this morning and then to swing south after lunch. Sadly, the Bureau says it’ll be 15-25 kts after the change. So, you’d have to say surfing options will be most abundant early.
According to the Bureau, the wind should weaken overnight and be light southerly early tomorrow. Some of the prediction models are showing potentially good quality conditions at south magnet spots – assuming a longer period south pulse turns up.
The positive outlook for the Friday-Sunday timeframe continues on the aforesaid models. And Saturday morning is still being predicted to go off at south spots thanks to a thumping long-period pulse. Looking like a very good weekend for surf. And that ought to leave a smile on your dial!
Go well with your Wednesday one and all.
Windy out at sea, but little line sneaking in at 0700
High tide flabbiness but catchable inside at 0700
A cold front will bring a substantial southwesterly change to the northern half of the coast this morning, reaching far north in the early afternoon. A high pressure system will gradually drift over New South Wales following this front, with winds tending more easterly by the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 2 October
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Friday 3 October
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Posted in: Dee Why.
Tags: NE-1m-8s, SSW-1.8m-6s.
A junky mix of NE and SSE wind swells coming into Dee Why as we headed toward high tide at 0910. Heights at sea were around the 1.5-2m mark and average periods were about 6 seconds for the SSW component and closer to 8 seconds for the NE stuff.
The combo was delivering waves that were up to head high on the sets, but quality was variable. Surface conditions were relatively smooth, but pretty lumpy and messy. Waves were biggest along the beach and around waist high on the rare ones that turned up at the point.
Outlook is for the swell to move more southerly this morning and for the wind to change from SW to southerly 15-25 kts. From the shape of the forecasts, this is the peak of the energy. Indeed, this morning could pretty much be it until late next week if the more dire predictions play out.
As always it’ll be what it’ll be and we’ll be happy with what we get. So keep on smilin’ and get up to some good where you can!
Ok size but pretty lumpy
Only the very occasional set at 0700
Okay size on the sets but kinda wobbly
A low pressure trough moved through the state yesterday and into the western Tasman Sea. Strong southerly winds are expected to ease during the day as the trough moves further away to the east. A high is forecast to move in behind the trough later Friday and should remain the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, with winds gradually easing before shifting more northerly again.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds tending southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Saturday 27 September
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Sunday 28 September
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.