Apr 11 2007

Wednesday & small at Dee Why

Published by at 9:23 am under Surf reports

0830: tiny set at DY point.

Hello Friends,

I’d like to add my voice to the chorus of approval for the very excellent set decoration organised for our little corner of the universe today. What a morning. Shame that the swell seems to have dried up on us here in the Sydney region. There are still a few pretty, but very small little lines trickling in to the Dee Why stretch. According to the latest data from the MHL buoy, the average and peak periods are 9-10 sec but the size at sea is only 1-1.5 metres from the SE. There might be a little mal-able wave at spots exposed directly to the primary swell direction, but anywhere else will be tiny.

At this stage, there is no real sign of significant swell on any of the MHL buoys. We’re due to get a mild south change through this afternoon and by tonight it should be clouding over with the chance of the odd shower.

The marine forecast is for the wind to be out of the SE by then and pushing along in the 20-25kt range.

Tomorrow should open with those same SE winds, but they should ease and swing around to the NE by afternoon. The computer models are still calling for a pulse of long period south swell tomorrow and I note with interest that while it is showing average period of just 6 sec (the chanage probably), the Eden buoy peak period reading has gone from 10 to 13 sec in the last few hours. That stuff is travelling about 36 kph and could therefore be evident in the Sydney region toward dusk. The models show the peak periods hitting us tomorrow…

Another, longer period pulse is still being shown on the models for overnight Friday into Saturday afternoon. The Bureau is currently calling for light NW winds on Sat. morning…

Have fun with your day and go well!

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