Posts in Dee Why

Sunny start, gales inbound

Posted on September 25th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A light, cool northerly under clear blue skies as Friday got started along the beaches. As the picture shows, it was still flat at Dee Why point and there was only the tiniest of tiny lines coming in up the beach. The Bureau tells us to expect a strong westerly change of 20-30 kts later in the day as the cloud arrives. Swell at sea was about a metre from the south at about 10 seconds apart but you’ll do well to find anything above the knee high mark.
So, when will we see an improvement?
You’re in luck because the one and the only, the mighty Goat has scanned the entrails and pronounced upon our prospects.

Go well with your Friday and keep the mask handy.

Maybe a day to take the kayak for a spin

Weather Situation
Winds will tend northerly and increase today ahead of a vigorous cold front, which looks set to bring a strong to gale-force west to southwesterly change Friday afternoon and evening. A south to southwesterly flow is then expected to persist throughout the weekend as the front moves away to the east and a high extends a ridge from the west.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 26 September
Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 27 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Micro but beautiful Wednesday

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Looking nearly flat at Dee Why this morning. If you’re really patient, there might be the occasional ankle to knee high set. It might be a tiny bit bigger at better NE exposures, but I wouldn’t be overly hopeful. Out at sea the buoy is seeing a touch under a metre of 9+ second bumb from the ENE. As of 0710 wind was out of the NNW at 4-5 kts. It’s set to go around to the west and pick up as the day goes along, at the same time the tiny swell will get tinier as the tide comes into a relatively high 1.66m tide at 1255. It should be a sunny day, getting to a high of 24 and the water ought to be around the 18C mark. Dunno about you, but it’s looking like a bike ride day for your webmaster.
This morning’s swell models are pointing to continued microness until (maybe) late Saturday afternoon when a fresh south pulse could start filling in.
Go well with your Wednesday everyone, and take that mask when you head out.

Paddling past a nearly flat point at 0700

Weather Situation
A complex low pressure system south of Tasmania is directing fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds across southern and central New South Wales, with west to southwesterly winds extending across all coastal waters by Thursday. Winds are expected to tend north to northwesterly towards the end of the week ahead of a cold front that will bring a strong southwesterly change at the start of the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 24 September
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 25 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.


Windy, mild and little waves

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

A mild 10 kt westerly at 0700 when I grabbed the snaps. Tide was coming in to the 1.7 m high just before noon and out at sea the swell was around the 1 metre mark at 9 seconds from the east. There looked to be a few knee to maybe waist-and-a-bit plusses at Dee Why. Beachwatch reports water is on 18C and the Bureau says we’re heading to a high of 27 on what should be a mostly sunny day.

Should be a wave around the place if you’re keen. The swell direction means most beaches should be showing something.

From the look of the models, we’re likely to see a decrease to near flatness tomorrow and small to near flat Thursday into late Saturday. But there is some hope of a pulse for south magnets from Sunday morning on into next week…

Have a great day and take the mask for those occasions when you can’t maintain distance. Don’t give the virus a chance.

Folks in the water at the point 0700

Wave just up from Kiddies

No Mans lines

Weather Situation
A cold front crossed southern and central New South Wales overnight, and is expected to push through to the northeast during today. Meanwhile, a complex low pressure system developing to the west of Tasmania will direct continued fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds over southern and central New South Wales today and Wednesday, extending across all coastal waters by Thursday. Winds are expected to tend north to northwesterly towards the end of the week ahead of another cold front.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm early this morning. Sunny day.
Wednesday 23 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by evening.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 24 September
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Barely a bump

Posted on September 17th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Heading to a toasty 30C this morning as the wind comes up from the NW ahead of an afternoon southerly change. First tide of the day is a high at 0755 so waves were fat and tiny when I grabbed the snaps. There were a couple of folks at the point chasing knee high dribblers produced by a combo tiny 13-second period south swell and a 6 second east bump. So, fat, weak, and tiny at the best exposures and flat everywhere else. Wind was out of the NW at 4 kts as of 0800, but it should be chopping things up soon as it heads to 15-20 kts. Water’s clean and 18C.
The Goat will be along later with his weekly dollop of surf wisdom, so be sure to check back.
Go well one and all!

Faint bump up the beach at 0720

Folks in the water at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is slowly drifting across the Tasman Sea, maintaining a ridge towards northern New South Wales. A low pressure trough is forecast to bring a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast today, before stalling and weakening over the north. Following this, a new high should strengthen over the Tasman Sea during Friday, and remain in the region through the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 18 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Saturday 19 September
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Dee Why still waiting but longboardable lumps at magnets

Posted on September 16th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

High tide at 0715 and sunny skies combined with 1.3 metres of 14 second straight south bump saw nothing much happening at Dee Why as Wednesday kicked into gear. There were a few little lumps up the beach and the point looked as though it might have see a just catch-able thing every now and then. But we’re probably talking only knee high. Beachwatch shows the water as clean and 17C.

A quick glance at the models suggest to me that there might be a little uptick in energy into the waist plus range around Sunday at east swell magnets. The Goat will bring his wisdom to bear tomorrow afternoon, so I hope he’ll spot something I’m missing. For now though, conditions remain in the flat to near flat range at Dee Why.

Take care, take your mask and have a great Wednesday.

A couple of hopefuls at the point

Close to breaking but not happening

Weather Situation
A high pressure system is drifting across the Tasman Sea today, maintaining a ridge towards northern New South Wales. A low pressure trough is forecast to bring a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday, before stalling and weakening over the north. Following this, a new high should strengthen over the Tasman Sea during Friday, and remain in the region through the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.
Thursday 17 September
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, ahead of a gusty southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Friday 18 September
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.


Surf will come again maybe even this afternoon

Posted on September 15th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Not much energy showing at Dee Why this morning thanks to a near absence of swell along the stretch. The offshore buoy data was showing 1.3 metres of 9-second bump from the SSE but, with a high tide at 0630, it was not looking surfable at Dee Why. You might find something in the ankle to knee high range up toward Longy and at other similarly angled stretches along the Sydney coast. The marine forecast is calling for a little uptick in swell but the ENE wind isn’t making it look too appetizing, and the wind’s due to pick up later.
A quick look at the models makes me think maybe the next shot at waves will be around Sunday, when we might see some waist plusses at east spots…
Go well, maintain your distance and take the mask if you’re going into enclosed public spaces.

Nothing at the point

Weather Situation
A weak trough of low pressure lies on the northern New South Wales coast, and another on the south coast. Both troughs will decay today as a high pressure system moves across the state from the west, to be centred over the Tasman Sea by evening. The next trough is expected to reach southern and central waters during Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Easterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 16 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 17 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Another sunny and tiny spring morning

Posted on September 14th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell at sea was a touch under a metre from 167° at 13-14 seconds, but nothing much was showing at Dee Why when I looked for the first time this morning. Tide was high at 0540 and is currently dropping to the low at 1115 as we head to a high of 21C but water’s dropped back a touch to 17C.
Waves look like staying tiny at least through tomorrow, but Wednesday may see a bump up if a predicted shortish period east to east southeast swell comes into the picture. Overall though there isn’t much energy potential showing in the forecasts for the next week.
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone, and take the mask for those times you can’t maintain distance.

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change to central and northern waters today. Freshening north to northeast winds will then develop Wednesday as a high pressure system moves across from the west, and over the Tasman Sea. The next trough and associated southerly change is expected to reach southern and central waters Thursday afternoon or evening.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 16 September
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.


Sunday for not surfing at Dee Why

Posted on September 13th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Well, it’s pretty much dullsville on the surf front at Dee Why this morning. I couldn’t see anyone in the water, nor any reason for them to be there on a board. My exercise plan has switched to bike riding, what about yours?
Looks as though we’ll be waiting until Tuesday for our next shot at surf…
Go well!
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea currently extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, maintaining northeast to southeasterly winds in most areas. A weak trough looks set to bring a brief southerly change to the southern coast today, with another trough and southerly change to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday or Monday.

no surf for you today at Dee Why


Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Monday 14 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 15 September
Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Little waves on Friday morning

Posted on September 11th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Finally, a few little waves showing at Dee Why this morning. It’s nothing amazing, but at least the sets are in the waist to chest plus range. Wind was out of the NW at 2-3 kts when I grabbed the snaps a little after 0700. First tide of the day was the low at 0800. It’s back to high at 1440. It should be a partly cloudy day with a high of 20C. Water’s up a touch to 18C.
If you’re wondering about the weekend’s surf prospects, may I direct your attention to the latest analysis from the amazing Goat…
Go well with your Friday one and all!

Little peak near No Mans

Bomb set at the point briefly stands one up

Cruisy little bump

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will become established over the Tasman Sea today and extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast, maintaining east to southeasterly winds along the northern coast and northerly winds along southern and central parts. A weak trough looks set to bring a brief southerly change to the far south on Saturday, with another trough and southerly change to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday or Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning or early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 12 September
Winds
Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 13 September
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Wintry look but a mild feel

Posted on September 9th, 2020 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
The southerly arrived right on schedule and this morning sees blustery SSW wind, lowering skies – but no real sign of an improvement to swell conditions. It’s 1.8 metres out at sea, but average periods are a choppy 5-6 seconds and it’s dead south.There’s really no prospect of an improvement to the waves today and tomorrow doesn’t look a lot more hopeful. Swell direction should get more around to the east on Friday and it’s set to be a bit bigger, but the period isn’t going to improve much according to the models. So maybe… possibly…

Weather Situation
A trough of low pressure will move along the coast today and Thursday, bringing a fresh to strong southerly change to New South Wales waters. Winds are then expected to gradually tend east to northeasterly by Friday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Thursday 10 September
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.
Friday 11 September
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy