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Want waves? We have waves.

Posted by: on May 1st, 2009
...and the crowd cries out for more...

...and the crowd cries out for more...

Hello Friends,

Very crowded at the super peak in Dee Why this morning. After relenting a bit over the last couple days, the crowd is back for more. Around 40 people chasing head high to overhead sets before 0700. Swell is out of the SSE at a couple metres with a very useful juice setting of 11 seconds. Wind is out of the WNW at around the 10 kt mark to begin with but, if anything, it should weaken as the day goes along.

We’re approaching a low tide at 0750 which will then rise only a bit until 1353. I reckon that should mean fun waves all day at all the spots that have been working over the last few days. If anything there could be a few more options around because the dominant direction seems to have a touch more east to it.

Here’s the Bureau’s call

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: NW/NE 5/10 knots. Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: S 1.5 to 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: W/SW around 10 knots, turning S 10/15 knots during the afternoon, S 15/20 knots at times during the evening.Sea: about 1 metre, rising to 1.5 to 2 metres later. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: SW/SE 10/15 knots.

Cold but pumping

Posted by: on July 30th, 2008
Ice cold wind straight offshore into clean swell.

Ice cold wind straight offshore into clean swell.

0730 and the Point is in full cry - with crew to match.

0730 and the Point is in full cry - with crew to match.

Hello Friends,

I’m in awe of those tough sorts that paddled out at first light this morning when the temp was below 10 and the wind was whistling along at 10kts. But given the conditions, one can easily understand. The swell has cleaned up, tide is dropping, and the SSE sets are looking solidly overhead. Not only that, they’re arriving with reasonable regularity.

The crew is all over it at Dee Why point. Lots of folks trying to jam a couple very memorable waves into the gap between first light and turning up at work or school on time. There were a couple attractive looking a-frames down the beach as well.

I’m keen to get down there with a camera, so I might draw a line under this for now, but I plan to be back later on with some fresh new pics for your amusement.