The pictures tell the story: it’s big and chaotic at Dee Why this morning and really not very fun looking. Swell is coming off yesterday’s 5 m peak and as of 0830 was 3.6 metres at 10-11 seconds from 165°. Wind was SW 15-21 kts and the weather radar showed plenty of shower activity coming in from offshore.
As the forecast notes, we can expect the wind to shift SE this afternoon and for the swell angle to move the same direction as it drops into the 2-3 metre range. So, not a promising set of numbers for surf quality. The shower and southerly wind combo looks like sticking around through Monday at least. And the swell’s expected to continue fading. Might be a few in the early morning session before the wind really gets going.
Play it safe and don’t just paddle straight out. Watch it for awhile and be honest with yourself about your skill level.
Have a great Sunday!
Lumpy, bumpy and crazy at Dee Why
A high pressure system lies near Victoria is working with a low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea to produce fresh to strong winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds should gradually ease over most waters during the day as the low moves further away from Australia.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
- 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 21 June
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 22 June
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.