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Posted by: on February 9th, 2015

Hello Friends,
South change rattled through overnight and has left us with dull grey skies and a steady 15-20 kts of southerly. Swell has faded right away too. It’s still around 2 metres out at sea to our south, but the average period’s dropped to around 7 seconds, so it’s just not doing anything at Dee Why. I doubt you’d be able to catch anything from the point to No Man’s. Well… maybe with a mal you could get a dribbly little knee high bomb set every now and then… fwiw, the tide’s next high at 1220 (it was low at 0615)
Outlook for the back end of the week seems to be losing its luster where the models are concerned. This morning still sees hope of an extended period of east energy from around Thursday, but the average period prediction has decreased from 10 seconds or thereabout to 7-8 seconds. That would mean weak knee to waist with the odd chest at east spots late in the week.
As always, we shall see…
Have yourself a top old Monday one and all!

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Nothing going on at Dee Why this morning

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the north coast of New South Wales. A cold front has brought southerly winds to much of the coast while another high centre is located to the west of Tasmania. This high will move to the southern Tasman Sea today where it will drift slowly east over the next day or two. Southeasterly winds along the coast on Monday should tend east to northeasterly in central and southern parts from Tuesday as the ridge pushes to the north coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.

Tuesday 10 February

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 11 February

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Back in grey

Posted by: on March 13th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Swell situation is around about the same as yesterday – ie marginal at best. There seems to be more energy in the system though. The Sydney buoy was showing nearly two metres of 7 sec SSW wind swell out at sea. Apart from a solitary swimmer leaping off the rocks at the point, no one was visible in the water at Dee Why when I checked the first time around 0730. The grey skies notwithstanding, surface conditions were relatively clean. The wind should be S to SE soon and later they’re set to go around to the E to NE.

This morning’s swell modelling is full of joy for chartwatchers. There’s nothing much in prospect this morning, but there might possibly be a tiny uptick toward the waist high range this afternoon which could then persist and increase a little through Saturday. The long anticipated big east swell looks like arriving in our region sometime late Saturday to early Sunday.

Sunday looks to offer the best combo of wind and long period east swell, but Monday morning’s shaping up pretty nicely as well. If the more enthusiastic modelling is right, we could see up to 2x overhead set faces at magnet spots from Sunday through to Monday morning. By Tuesday it could be back to shoulder high for the morning sesh at exposed places. The rest of the week is currently looking like being surfable and then about Friday, the really long range predictions go nuts again… if they end up having anything to do with reality, from around Friday the 21st onward, we could be looking at a week of pumping east swell… ya gotta love a forecast like that!

Have yourself a great Thursday and get ready to take up surfing again. 🙂

Going for a swim might be a plan.

Going for a swim might be a plan.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 13 March 2014.
Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge lies across the Tasman Sea. Early on Sunday a cold front is expected to bring southerly change to New South Wales south coast extending to the north coast coast Monday morning.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Isolated thunderstorms.
Friday 14 March
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres , then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon.
Saturday 15 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Sticky: Sunday sorta okay start

Posted by: on January 5th, 2014

Not amazing but...

Glassy peak

Brief section

Hello Friends,

Woke to a brief but soaking shower gurgling in the downpipes. As of 0900, the sun is back along the Northern beaches and the hazy air is (briefly?) diminished. We have some little waist with odd plusses dead south wind swell lapping into Dee Why. Out at sea the MHL data showed it was around the two metre mark at 7 seconds apart and coming broadly from the SSW-SSE.

Low tide was at 545 and will hit a pretty high high at just after noon. Going to a mostly sunny high of 27 along the beaches. Wind’ll pick up from the east to NE at 10-15. So all and all, a standard summer day with little waves at south spots.

Looks as though it’ll be dropping tomorrow but then maybe coming back up in the arvo and lasting into Tuesday morning.

Have yourself a happy and safe Sunday!

Forecast issued at 4:11 am EDT on Sunday 5 January 2014.
Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea is weakening and a cold front will bring a southerly change to New South Wales south coast tonight extending to Sydney Waters Monday morning and to the far north coast in the afternoon. Behind the front a strong high pressure system is expected to move near Tasmania during Tuesday extending a ridge to the northern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Monday 6 January
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Tuesday 7 January
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.

Sticky: Stormy Friday

Posted by: on March 1st, 2013

Stormy Friday

Hello Friends,

Nup. As you suspected, it’s not a morning for surfing in Sydney. Rain bucketed down last night so the water looks horrible. The wind’s pushing along at 20-30 kts from the SE, so even the protected corners are getting smashed. And the swell, while big enough, is really just messy, stormy, short period wind swell (average period is around 7 seconds)

A day for getting other things done methinks.

Outlook is not good either. SE wind and all the evil that brings with it, right through to the middle of next week from the look of the latest forecasts.

H @1125, L @1740

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 linger over the north today, weakening during Saturday 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 Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.
Weather
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Saturday 2 March
Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 4 metres decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon then decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly about 2 metres.
Sunday 3 March
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.

Hello to the early risers

Posted by: on October 5th, 2008
0940: big excitement under lowering skies with a steady onshore.

0940: big excitement under lowering skies with a steady onshore.

0900: it's not totally flat, but, it's close...

0900: it's not totally flat, but, it's close...


Hello Friends,

As of midnight the average height of the 6 sec period east windswell was only a metre, but 9 hours later, the direction has switched to the SSW and the average size has jumped to 2 metres. Whilst the period has bumped up slightly to around 7 seconds, the swell is coming from the wrong direction to be much felt in Sydney.

If you can find something rideable, I tips my lid to ya!

Not much wind around this morning. The Bureau’s call is for S-SW 15-20 kts backing off as the morning goes along, then swinging S-SE, before going around to the NE at 10-15 kts.

Not too encouraging for surfers it has to be said. I’ll head out on some errands shortly and if I find anything, will report back… in the meantime, have yourself a top old day!

Check this nice pic sent in by Craig:

Spring has sprung! Craig Donaldson snapped this near Wellington Street...

Spring has sprung! Craig Donaldson snapped this near Wellington Street...

 

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