Articles tagged with "The Pole"

Few and far between but waves still

Posted by: on February 28th, 2015

Hello Friends,

About a metre of E-ESE wind swell with an average period of close to 9 seconds washing into Sydney as Saturday got started. Surface conditions were glassy to start and skies were mostly clear. Water’s around the 23 mark.

Set wave faces at the magnets (eg Northy and the Pole) were in the waist to waist plus range as we came off high tide. Wind will go NE before long and by close of play the Bureau says to expect 15-20 kts of the stuff to be tearing into the exposed stretches.

Wind is to be more northerly tomorrow morning ahead of an early afternoon south change. The latter doesn’t look like improving the swell energy levels though.

Speaking of swell energy levels, I wish I could say the Goat got it wrong in his latest forecast, but of course he’s more or less on the money according to the models. Basically it’s shaping to be a week of marginal, get in early type conditions. If you find anything above the waist high mark, you’ll be doing well I’d say. There’s really not much of anything to get hopeful about in this morning’s predictions for the coming week. About the best we can hope for is something into the mildly interesting range from the south around Thursday, but at this stage I’m not jumping up and down.

Have yourself a fun Saturday everyone!

Tides: H @0520, L @1210 H @1815

collaroy surfer

Practically home for brekkie at far north Collaroy

north narrabeen surfing

0640 Northy Crew hard at work

Ship and sky at dawn

Scary clouds menace container ship

surfing dy

You go your way, I’ll go mine. Pole at 0645

Butterbox fishers

Butterbox fishers, no surfers

long reef surfer

Little Long Reef ride

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure ridge lies across the Tasman Sea. During Saturday northerly winds along the New South Wales coast will increase ahead of a southerly change associated with a cold front expected to develop on the far south coast early Sunday, then extend to the north coast overnight.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 1 March
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 2 March
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower

PICS: Long Reef, the bombies and more

Posted by: on August 10th, 2014

Got out and about with the camera on the morning of Saturday 9 August in the vicinity of Long Reef. Ended up getting pictures of people catching the big ones way out the back on the bombies along with somewhat less dramatic waves inside at Long Reef, the Pole and Dee Why. Click the pics below to jump to the relevant galleries…

Dropping into another big one at Longy Bombies on Saturday morning

Dropping into another big one at Longy Bombies on Saturday morning

Pulling into an interesting section at Long Reef

Pulling into an interesting section at Long Reef

Between Longy and Dee Why, Saturday morning

Between Longy and Dee Why, Saturday morning

Saturday morning at Dee Why beach

Saturday morning at Dee Why beach

Saturday smallness but not flatness

Posted by: on August 31st, 2013

Empty
Northy
Poleness
Backlit
Hello Friends,

Good to see a little tiny bit of energy left for the Saturday morning crew. Yesterday’s scrappy NE wind swell has gone a touch more to the ENE. As of 0700, it was about a metre on average at with a typical period of close to 8 seconds. This was producing waist to almost chest high wave faces on sets at spots with good exposure to the swell direction. Tide will hit low at @1010.

So, if you’re going, early would be better. The Bureau says the swell energy is going to fade away as the day goes along and it looks like next week will be pretty much a repeat of last week. Certainly tomorrow and Monday are shaping up to be pretty dire.

So get down to the beach now and then be the soul of unselfish sacrifice as you turn up unexpectedly at various daylight functions. When they say “what’re you doing here, I thought you’d be surfing”, you can smile benignly and tell them you wouldn’t have missed whatever it is you’re not missing for the world.

Oh, and here’s a thought. Why not jump onto our the We’re RealSurf crowdfunding project and make a pledge for the RealSurf cause? You know you’re planning to do it anyway, so how ’bout today? Huh? C’mon…

Have yourself a top old day!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 31 August 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak high pressure ridge has recently developed over most of New South Wales, while a departing low pressure trough still lingers in the far northeast. The ridge should remain the dominant feature into the new week promoting generally light wind conditions.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 1 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 2 September
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Rain away, sunny morning

Posted by: on June 30th, 2013

Northy

Near Mactiier

Mactier St-ish

Silver setting

That's the point

Hello Friends,

A very leisurely start for your webmaster this am. Been battling a cough and cold all week and watching the tour last night didn’t help either. Went through Dee Why for a look about 0930. A passing shower’d left it all glittery and drippy and the water was looking pretty foul from the run off. But… there were waves both at the point and up along the beach to the pole and maybe beyond. It’s not exactly a high quality swell, but sets at the point were respectably overhead and down the beach it looked to be about the same size-wise. It’s kinda floppy and sectiony though.

It being a nice-ing up morning and all, I headed up to have a look at Northy and environs. The good news is that the bank seems as though it might be on the mend. Maybe all the swell activity has hauled enough sand off the beach and dunes to start filling in that dirty great hole… speaking of dirty… the lagoon discharge has turned Northy’s water into something like tea. Lotta muck in there I’d think. Wave quality was sort of okay, if a bit fat and floppy. Set wave faces were into the head high range.

Finally, I had squizz at south Narrabeen from Mactier Street. Reasonable number of bods, much cleaner looking water too. Swell-tide-bank combo was producing a very high percentage of shutdowns though. But then that’s not exactly news from the front.

Swell is around the 1.5 metre mark at sea, it’s coming from the ESE and the period is a healthy 11 seconds.

Tide was low at 0750 and will be high at 1420.

Surf outlook for the next few days is for conditions to stay around the present settings, give or take (as the Goat would say). Winds should be from the SE from late morning.

Have yourself a great Sunday!

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near the Bight extends a ridge across the southern Tasman Sea and a low pressure trough lies off the northern New South Wales coast. During Sunday the trough will deepen with a low forming within the trough on Monday before moving away from the coast during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.

Monday 1 July

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

Tuesday 2 July

Winds

South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.

Seas

Up to 1 metre.

Swell

Easterly 1.5 metres.

PICS: The Pole, DY, Sat morning

Posted by: on October 28th, 2012



Saturday morning saw reasonable conditions for the early at Dee Why. Solid south east swell, sunny skies and light SW to S winds made conditions pretty reasonable until about 0900. I set up near the Pole and shot for an hour or so from about 0800. If you were within 100-200 metres and caught a wave, there’s a good chance I caught you doing it.

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