Archive for May, 2007

May 10 2007

Thr 10 May 07 surf report

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Hello Friends,

Sydney surfers awoke to London-grey skies and onshore winds. The windswell has pushed up a little overnight and it may actually be into the surfable range at spots with SE exposure- assuming you don’t mind onshores. Dee Why isn’t on the list though. The point is showing a touch more than yesterday and there’s slightly more at the beach, but when I watched it, I couldn’t see anyone in the water.

The forecast models are still showing a small east swell developing in our region from late tomorrow and building a little overnight into Saturday. We’re not talking huge but with luck it should be in the waist to shoulder high range.

Have yourself a top old day and get up to some good where you can!

gloomy day at DY

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May 08 2007

08 May 07: tiny, but is it surfable?

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Hello Friends,

Late last night, I heard the ocean whispering quietly from down the valley. Just Huey snoring softly but this morning there actually is a tiny bit more energy showing at Dee Why. Doesn’t look rideable down at kiddies or at the point, but there might possibly be something you could point a mal at somewhere else with better exposure to the SE. Swell at sea is only averaging a metre at 8 seconds, but there are some 10 sec period things in the mix according to the MHL buoy off Sydney.

Wind forecast is for N-NE 10-15 and the Bureau says Sydney will be fine.

Outlook for our region is small but possibly picking up into the surfable range on Thursday (waist high maybe), then smaller Friday, before the possible arrival of small 10 sec period east swell at the weekend. Here’s hoping!!!

Have yourself a top old day!

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May 07 2007

Billabong Pro Tahiti, Rd 1 video

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Supplied by Billabong

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May 06 2007

6 May 07… the flatness continues

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Utter flatness once again…
Hello Friends,

We’re still firmly in the grip of flatness along the east coast of Australia. At Dee Why, there are bigger waves in the fast lane of the pool than at the point. Perfect snorkeling conditions. If you find a stretch of beach facing straight into the SE, there is a slight possibility that you may be able to get the little wavelets to scud you gently along for a few metres. But if you want actual waves, you’ll need to be in western Vic or SW WA.

Have a top old day, wherever you may find yourself!

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May 05 2007

Saturday 5 April flatness

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Hello Friends,

Whatever it is you do on a flat day, do that.

Dee Why is utterly without waves. Completely unsurfable. Out at sea, the swell is struggling to be a metre at 8 sec – and the primary direction is SSW. So, what little there is, would appear to be mainly headed toward Fiji.

Wind is offshore now – not that it matters to surfers – and is due to swing around to the NE, but be lightly so, this afternoon.

Tomorrow looks like being more of the same, although there is a slight hope that we could get a little tiny trickle of stuff at beaches with NE exposure.

These conditions are set to prevail along the east coast through Thursday when, coincident with the arrival of cloud and rain, we could see a slight improvement to surf prospects.

Meanwhile, out in SW WA, it still looks like being massive through about Weds and then merely very big after that.

A bit closer to Sydney, western Vic also has excellent forecasts lined up. I like the shape of Monday particularly…

Have yourself a top old Saturday!

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May 04 2007

Saturday outlook

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Don thinks that Saturday will be a great opportunity for surfers to put in surprise, daylight appearances at family gatherings and other social events. He will be thunderstruck if we have anything that could even loosely be described as surf this weekend. But he’ll be along at 725 anyway to give us the latest outlook for waves in the week ahead.

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May 03 2007

3 May 07: back to just about flat

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Hello Friends,

The long, slow, downward trend for Sydney surf conditions continues today. Swell is coming in at a creaky 8 sec interval and heights at sea are only averaging about a metre up and down the NSW coast. The direction hasn’t changed much, so those spots that have been working in the SSE swell for you, will be the only hope for a little one today.

Outlook is not great for the east coast over the next week. All the models are showing weak and small conditions through Tuesday for us. From tomorrow it looks as though there won’t even be much wind in the afternoons for kiting (although today the Bureau is calling for NW 20-25kts).

All of this is in sharp contrast to the outlook for SW WA where the models are currently showing the likelihood of massive conditions from Sunday through Weds (at least) with light winds. The models are also showing big but windy conditions for the western regions of Vic. However, if they are to be believed, it could be very big there around Tuesday and not too breezy with it.

Have yourself a top old day – wherever you find yourself!

looking small at DY

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May 01 2007

Video: Dee Why point, 1.5.07

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Little 9 sec 2 metre south swell tickling the northern beaches for the first day of May. Lots of shutdowns on the open stretches and nothing much in the corners. Dee Why point offered a crew of 20 or so a few morsels… here’s about 90 sec of what happened…sorry about the phase-y sound, not sure what happened there!

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