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Flash bangs last night but clear this morning

Posted on February 19th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends

Tapping out a quick message on the way to the airport aboard the B1. There were a few people on long craft chasing knee high and glassy lines near the pool. No real sign of significant energy immediately north from there. I reckon you could find waist pluses at dy or curly tho.

Swell is around 1.5 m at 12s from 138d (SE). Tide is currently headed to the low shortly before 1335.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing generally northerly winds along northern parts of the coast. A trough of low pressure is causing west to southwesterly winds about southern and central parts of the coast, which will extend to the north today as a low deepens over the southern Tasman Sea. Behind this, a new high looks set to move across from the west during the later part of the week, reaching the Tasman Sea on the weekend.

Should be nw to sw today and then southerly tomorrow with a ramp in swell.


Smooth but lully

Posted on February 18th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,
Swell has slipped down again overnight. Out at sea it was 1.7m at 9-12 sec from 146° (SE), and along the beaches the surface conditions were glassy smooth as of 0700. Tide was dropping to the low at noon. Skies were largely clear.
Beachwatch was still warning yesterday that pollution was possible at all Sydney beaches. Another day of sunny conditions should help reduce the bad microbes and with luck more of the driftwood etc, will be washing up rather than floating around in the line up. There’s heaps of weed around too, so depending on currents etc, you may find yourself pulling handfuls off your leggie.I’ve been watching dy for awhile and there are some nice sets at the peak and even one at the point. But the lulls are really long and basically flat. There were 20 plus hopefuls on the peak so opportunities were extremely limited. Lots of people up the beach toward longy but if anything it looked even less consistent. Scroll down to see the set pics…Outlook is for wind to come up from the north and get into the choppy range later this morning. Tomorrow looks like the same and then Thursday is shaping to be southerly with a ramping swell. By that stage your correspondent will be on the other side of the Pacific.
Have a top old Tuesday!Weather Situation
A high pressure system south of the continent is slowly moving southeast. Northeasterly winds will prevail over the New South Wales waters before a southerly change moves through tomorrow. A low pressure system will develop near the southeast of the state on Wednesday in response to the front, possibly strengthening winds and developing hazardous surf conditions, before rapidly moving away to the east.Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly around 10 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Wednesday 19 February
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, shifting southwesterly early in the morning. A second, southerly, change moving through in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.
Thursday 20 February
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Set of the hour at dy point

One of the best sets at the peak


Golden, hazy morning waves……

Posted on February 18th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Lovely golden late summer morning. Warm water, head high waves and smooth faces. Take you pick of the many places that will be good to surf today. Mona looked nice early and will improve with the outgoing tide…….

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Nice little trimming waves at The Basin…..
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A couple of north coast photos from cylone Uesi……..

Posted on February 17th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Saturday 15 February at Angourie Back Beach point. Cooking!

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Angourie Point on Fri 14 Feb. Large sets rumbling through but no takers.

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Still some waves……..but what about last week!

Posted on February 17th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Still some swell around. Smooth conditions. Could see a few out at Collaroy when we rolled past on the B1 bus, which means there must be the odd set coming through. Beaches further north picking up more swell (as ever).

Made a lightening trip up to Yamba on the weekend. Will post a couple of photos of what we ran into.

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Back to weak and small

Posted on February 17th, 2020 in Dee Why, Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,
Energy levels continued to fade as expected overnight and this morning sees rather weak looking waist to chest and a bit conditions. Ocean’s still somewhat lumpy but the surface was smooth at 0700. At 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up 2 metre, 10 second stuff from the SSE east. So, your best hope for size early were the south magnets. Tide was high at 0400 and is now dropping to the low at 1045. Skies were mostly cloudy (in line with the forecast) and we’re due to see a high of 26C along the beaches. Water is 23C according to Beachwatch.

Went for a closer look at the conditions and took a few pics.

There were around 20 in the water at the fun left bank formed by the last couple of swells. Waits were long, but if you jagged a set wave, it looked fun. Kinda lumpy and rippy plus water didn’t look great.

The peak is back

Kinda rippy but definitely surfable on set waves

Fewer people and fewer waves at the point. Rides were shorter too, but saw a couple of cover ups.

This section was pretty much the whole wave, but I’m sure this person didn’t mind

Outlook is for conditions to bumble along in this marginal fashion until around Thursday when both the ECM and Wavewatch models are indicating a south pulse in the 2.5 m, 11 second range.
Have a good Monday everyone!

Weather Situation
A light pressure pattern lies across the region in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi, with a high pressure system south of the continent slowly moving southeast. Southeasterly winds are expected to tend northeasterly by Monday evening ahead of the next cold front, which is forecast to bring a southerly change to New South Wales waters in the middle of the week. A low pressure system may develop near the southeast of the continent on Wednesday in response to the front, possibly strengthening winds and developing hazardous surf conditions, before rapidly moving away to the east.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 18 February
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 19 February
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.


Sunday morning with waves for Dee Why

Posted on February 16th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

It looks somewhat bumpy, but there are waves to be had at Dee Why. Size is down from yesterday, but I saw shoulder to maybe head plus sets at the point and a touch bigger just up the beach from the point. The MHL buoy showed energy from the east of 2 metres at 9-10 seconds. Tide is dropping to the low at 0925. High will arrive at 1520. Beachwatch is warning that pollution is possible at all Sydney beaches. With luck we’ll get enough sunshine today to knock down the viral and bacterial load that will have spiked significantly with all the run-off. You definitely don’t want to get in if you have any open wounds.

The swell models show the energy swinging more SE during the day and then staying that way for tomorrow. The size and period are projected to stay about the same as they are now. The good news, at least on the swell energy front, is that there should be waves all week. Right now it looks as though Thursday could see an uptick into bigger southerly conditions.  Wind will be out of the southerly quarters, with morning sessions offering the best quality – as usual.

Your corespondent will be going back into postcard mode from Thursday as I have to be in California through to April.

Have a good Sunday!

Rider racing along in the shorey 0800

Sets still reasonably big as of 0800

Not super smooth, but surfable

Weather Situation
A light pressure pattern lies across the region in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi, with a high pressure system south of the continent slowly moving southeast. Southeasterly winds are expected to tend northeasterly in the new week ahead of the next cold front which is forecast to bring a southerly change to New South Wales waters in the middle of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 17 February
Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.
Tuesday 18 February
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.


Swell fading but

Posted on February 15th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Hello Friends,

Saturday started with light wind and smaller but much cleaner swell. It’s still suitable for the more experienced riders though. Sets are head plus (and then some) at most exposed spots.

If you’re a beginner, watch conditions for awhile before you think of paddling out. There are still some pretty intense sets.

Oh, and the water is still looking ordinary. Plus there’s a lot of drifting stuff in the water. I saw a couple of trees along the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch yesterday and if you walk along the beach you’ll see lots of weed and sticks and other junk. So if you’re going in, be aware…

Tomorrow should be back to more typical waist to chest high conditions and right now the rest of the week kind of looks the same.

I’m planning to get out and about with the camera, so check back for a few snaps later.

Stepping into a pit at north Collaroy

Northy looking a bit cleaner than yesterday’s chaos

Much smaller at Longy this morning

Paddlers passing White Rock

Near the Pole at 0700

DY point

 

Weather Situation

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi is currently located well southeast of Lord Howe Island, while a high pressure system lies to the south of the continent. The combination of these two systems is generating hazardous surf conditions and south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to tend northeasterly by the start of next week as the ex-Tropical Cyclone moves further away towards New Zealand. The next cold front is expected mid-week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 16 February

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 17 February

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy

Collaroy views

Posted on February 14th, 2020 in At large.

A few snaps of conditions on the Collaroy to Narrabeen stretch around 0930 this morning.

Ocean full of lines

Double overhead set at Northy

Swell still coming up and high tide 4 hours away….

Greenspeiple and bombie

White rock

White rock hoax right

Swell showing at Collaroy but not really surfable


Crescent cranking……but confused

Posted on February 14th, 2020 in Surf Reports.

Overnight stop off at Crescent Head on the way north. Very solid swell hitting the point backed by a favourable southerly wind shift that come through overnight. But still its a disorganised mess that is going to take a while to clean up.

Maybe it will sort itself in time for the tradies 3pm Friday knock off session.

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