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Dialled back but still a few waves around

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s dropped from yesterday’s peak of around 2.3 m at the start of the day to 1.5 m this morning. At 12 seconds, the period is about where it was, which is a good thing. Direction has changed from 160° to 140°. What was up to head and a bit on the biggest ones yesterday for the early is now more like waist plus at the point and along the beach. Wind was west at 5 kts as of 0820 but it’s expected to go south to SE later. Weather was overcast with showers. Tide hits a 1.5 m high at 0910 and will drop to a low of 0.3 m at 1450.

And the outlook? Well, the astoundingly reliable Goat has rolled out his latest prediction overnight, so check it out here.

Have a great Friday everyone!

Crew waiting out a lull at the point 0750

Plausible wall up the beach

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Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight is directing generally southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to slowly move east over the coming days, maintaining a ridge along the coast. A front will move quickly into the southern Tasman Sea over the weekend, resulting in a surge wind strength about the south coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 3 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 4 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers

Solid swell for the beaches

Posted on August 1st, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Weather seemed to be clearing this morning and wind was offshore as of 0800. Better still, there was a clean two metre SSE swell packing a juicy 13-14 second interval. Wave faces on sets at the point looked to be into the head high range. First tide of the day was a high at 0815. Ocean temp is still on 19C, so your 3/2 will be comfy. Wind is set to be light this morning too, but could be bumping in up later.

Get amongst it if you can!

 

Plausible peak at the beach

Interesting bump arrives at No Mans

You might be able to pull into one of those

Fun size and clean at 0730

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight is directing generally southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high is expected to slowly move east over the coming days, maintaining a ridge along the coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 2 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 3 August

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Cold offshore little waves on Wednesday morning

Posted on July 31st, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Very cold this morning but the swell’s come up a little and despite the temps there were a few people at the point and one or two visible in the beachbreak at Dee Why. Size looked to be in the waist to waist-plus range. Skies were heavily overcast and there’s an 80% chance of showers. Wind was 7-10 kts from the WSW early, but the Bureau says to expect it to swing more to the south as the day goes along. At 0700 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.75 m of 8-second S-SSE swell out at sea. Periods are closer to 11 seconds down south, so maybe the waves will get a bit more powerful in Sydney later. Ocean temp is sitting on 19C – which is nice for winter surfing, but also disturbing.

Tide was high at 0725 and is back to low at 1305.

Tomorrow is looking interesting thanks to a predicted wind change to the SW and the prospect of the swell chugging along at around the current size, but, maybe with a longer period. It’ll still be showery but only lightly. From the shape of the models it would seem that we can expect waves at south magnets through to next week. It doesn’t look like being big, but waist to chest on sets doesn’t seem to be out of the question.

Have a great Wednesday and stay warm!

Hardy crew braving 10 degree air temps for a wave.

Up the beach some possibilities maybe

Weather Situation

A front over the northern Tasman Sea and a high pressure system over the Bight are directing moderate to fresh southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high will become the dominant influence over the coming days as it slowly moves east and extends a ridge along the coast, maintaining generally southeast to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 1 August

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending southerly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 2 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Rainy and tiny

Posted on July 30th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Rain’s lifted, so here’s a pic of the situation. Not exactly booming…

1100 saw a hardy trio waiting for knee to waist high bumps to come through on a chilly, showery Tuesday morning

Earlier: Waiting for a chance to get a picture once the rain backs off. But, from what I can see, swell is still lined up and tiny. The MHL buoy is showing swell 1.8 metres out of the S-SSE but the average period is only 7 seconds. There’s definitely some longer period, but much smaller stuff in the mix too and that’s probably where the long lines are coming from. At any rate, the takeaway is that there’s nothing surfable on offer.

We’re in for three days of cloudy, rainy and southerly winds. The swell’s expected to build into the 2.5 metre range, but it’s hard to see much hope of decent surfing conditions in this morning’s forecasts. If the period stretches out a bit and the swell gets a touch more east… then the protected corners could potentially come into play. Or, if we can get a bit of SW to the wind…

Have a top old Tuesday everyone!

Weather Situation

A front that skimmed across southern waters overnight will continue moving east across the Tasman Sea. Behind this, a high is forecast to strengthen over the Bight while extending a ridge across Bass Strait, delivering a stronger southerly airstream to the New South Wales coast today. The high is likely to be very slow-moving during the second half of the week, eventually reaching the Tasman Sea by the end of the weekend.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.

Wednesday 31 July

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 1 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers

Little but not flat at Dee Why

Posted on July 28th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another sunny cool and offshore morning with little waist high waves to be had. A reasonable crew was on it by 0745 too. There were little waves up the beach, but at least as far as No Mans is concerned, the waves were mostly shutting down.

Wind is expected to be light and variable across the day and swell is predicted to remain below the metre mark. The MHL buoy was seeing 1.1 metres of 15 secpmd from the south as of 0600. Tide will be low at 1030 and then back to a 1.65 m high at 1710. Weather should be sunny with a high of 20C. Water is a crazy 19C.

The small conditions look like improving on Tuesday as a cloudy and brisk southerly change blows in. Wednesday morning could see 2.5 metres of dead south with light SW wind and partly cloudy chilly weather conditions. Some of the models are projecting the good surf prospects to last through Friday…

Have a great Sunday everyone!

 

Shutty-downy looking up the beach at 0745

Busy at the point for Sunday morning with waves into the waist high range

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies over southeast Australia, while a feeble trough lies off the coast, and another to the west of New South Wales. A trough is expected to move along the New South Wales coast later Monday and Tuesday as a front passes to the south, behind which a strong high in the Bight pushes a new ridge to the east.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Monday 29 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 50% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 30 July

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Nice lines early

Posted on July 25th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Chilly, sunny and offshore with sets into the waist plus range at Dee Why when I checked this morning at 0730. There was only one person in the water at the point braving the cold but clean conditions and I couldn’t see anyone north from there toward No Mans. The lines were quite long and despite a low tide around 0755, they seemed to be breaking very close to shore. The MHL buoy was showing 1.6 metres of 8 second energy from the SSE for Sydney. From the look of the data, the Bureau is right to predict a gradual decline back to about a metre by the end of the day. It’ll be interesting to see the Goat’s take on our prospects when his latest surf prediction rolls out later today. I’m wondering what his take will be on the surf outlook for mid next week… wavewatch looks crazy but ECM is meh.

Have a top old day everyone!

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge is strengthening over New South Wales. This high will be the dominant feature in the region over the coming days, apart from a weak cold front that is forecast to skim across the south late Friday and early Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the early afternoon then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 26 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 27 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

One person out and shoulder high on sets at 0730

Inside wave shaping nicely

Lines but looking smallish


Back in Sydney and this is the welcome

Posted on July 24th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,
Just off the big bird from LA (15 fun-filled hours) and what do I find? It’s just as flat as it was in California.
Still, the weather is gorgeous and it is great to be home again.

This morning’s forecast says we can expect the swell to pick up from the south this afternoon, but looking at it just now (1300), I’ve gotta say I’m not overly hopeful of a surfable bump later. That said, there was 2 metres of dead south 8-9 second swell at Batemans Bay as of 1100 this morning, so… maybe toward dusk we might see something. The models are saying the peak may arrive after dark and that by tomorrow morning it could be nearly back to the current dire conditions.

Jet lag permitting, I’ll be up at the usual time to see what I can see…

 

Ultra micro looking at 1300

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge is strengthening over New South Wales, as a cold front which crossed the state’s south overnight shifts to the Tasman Sea. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days, although a weak cold front is forecast to skim across the south later Friday or Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, turning southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 25 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly around 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 26 July

Winds
North to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.


Flat as

Posted on June 11th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Another beautiful – but waveless – morning for the Northern Beaches.

Outlook hasn’t really improved this morning. It still looks like being flat to maybe knee high on the bombs for the next week according to both the Wavewatch and ECM models. The very long range predictions show a slight hope for a south bump mid to late next week, but the models are also showing heaps of south wind with it.

As mentioned earlier, I’ll be in California postcard mode by this weekend, and from a quick scan of the surf prospects, it doesn’t look like the wave situation there will be much better than here. Of course it’s summer, so there is that.

Have yourself a top old Tuesday everyone!

Nice morning, no waves though

 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the next few days. On Wednesday winds will shift north to northwesterly, freshening in the south, ahead of the next cold front. This front will cause winds to shift west to southwesterly during Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 13 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Zippo for Monday morning

Posted on June 10th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

No surfing happening at Dee Why this morning. There appear to be little bumps elsewhere at better exposures such as Curly, but don’t get your hopes much above the knee high mark.

According to the models, our region is in for micro to flat conditions across the next week. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing nothing for the next few days, but Wavewatch holds out a slim hope for catchable bumps at south magnets on Friday and Saturday.

Your correspondent is readying for another trip to the northern hemisphere for family reasons (my mum has Alzheimers), so expect more postcards from Cali…

Go well with your QB Monday hol!

Like a lake at No Mans Monday morning

Good morning to take the SUP for a spin 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning, becoming variable below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 12 June

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunny skies Sunday and maybe a little wave too

Posted on June 9th, 2019 in Dee Why.

Hello Friends,

Swell’s lost another 30cm overnight and was sitting on a metre at 12 seconds from the SE-SSE (152°). The long period meant clean lines in the waist high range along the beach and at the point. Wind was a light westerly as of 0930 (it should pick up a bit but basically stay offshore most places). Tide hit low at 0720 and is now filling into a moderate 1l.4m high at 1330. Water temp is a nice but disturbing 22C and water quality is good.

From the look of the models, this morning could be just about it as both the ECM and Wavewatch models are showing flat to near flat through the rest of the week.

Get a few if you can and have a great day!

Lines of promise 0930

Caught one 

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge toward the New South Wales Coast over the outlook days, although the ridge will occasionally be displaced to the north by a series of fronts brushing the southern parts of the state, one on Monday and the other one on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 10 June

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 11 June

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

 

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