Archive for August, 2007

Aug 22 2007

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today at Dee Why

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Aug 05 2007

Sunday, still no signs

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Hello Friends

Went for a bit of a drive from Avalon to Narrabeen and not much to report. There are a couple very small peaks at the exposed stretches, but nothing much above the waist high mark, and that’s only on the really big ones.

The buoy data isn’t too encouraging at the moment either. Only a metre or so dead south at about 8 seconds out at sea. And it’s smaller down the coast from here.

The swell models are still showing an increase from the south tomorrow and Tuesday. So here’s hoping it gets into the surfable range, because after about Wednesday, they are pretty much all showing dire flatness through at least next Monday… gaah.

Hope your Sunday is developing well and let’s keep those fingers crossed for tomorrow…

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Aug 04 2007

Bright and Early Saturday

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Hello Friends,

Up before dawn this morning, so my initial report is based on, ahem, remote sensing technology – ie, the MHL buoys. They don’t look good. Overnight, the average period has slumped from around 9 seconds to just 6. The chop out at sea is around the metre mark and the direction has gone from SE to SSW. Just to add to the list of woes, Huey’s got the wind around to the west at 10-20 kts. That ought to smooth away any rampant ripples that might otherwise have trickled in to south-facing beaches this morning.

From the look of the buoys off to the south, I’d say we’re stuck with this miserable situation through today at least. About the only straw of hope in those merciless west winds is some 10 sec peak period stuff hitting the Eden buoy every now and then. The forecast models are saying that we should be seeing some 10 sec, metre high south swell from late today into Sunday, so just maybe there will be a little something into the surfable range around dusk.

Longer term, those same models are currently showing a very gradual building trend from tomorrow through about Tuesday, before it gradually slumps back to pretty close to flat by the end of the week. On present reckoning, that Tuesday peak could see 2-3 metres of dead south swell at a respectable 10 sec., along with light S-SW winds.

Get yourself up to a bit of good, have some fun on the way through, and stay happy as you can!

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Aug 03 2007

Near-flat Friday

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Sorry to miss out my report yesterday. Broke the string. Boo. Oh well, situation this morning is not to impressive along the stretch of northern beaches I can see. A few bods were in for the early at Dee Why. Looks to be around the waist high mark on the bigger ones, so if you can’t get to the beach today, I’d say you aren’t going to be missing much. This is pretty likely to be the case (with the usual variations) around the Sydney region. The MHL buoy is showing SSE swell at less than a metre and about 10 sec apart on average. Were it not for that period, there’d be utter flatness.

It’s pretty smooth now, but the Bureau says we’re due for a 20-25 kt SW change through in the afternoon and those winds are set to persist through tomorrow.

Will try to get back again later today with more … if there’s more to tell ya about!

Go well!

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Aug 01 2007

Wednesday, small but not flat

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Hello Friends,

Swell is on the fade today, but there are still a few little ones around at beaches with a bit of exposure to the SE (which is most of Sydney really). Sets at Dee Why are around the chest high mark on the takeoffs, but mostly it’s more around the waist high range. Swell period is only 9 seconds, so the juice factor is not high. You’ll have to work the more high performance equipment to get much happening, so might be a plan to grab the funboard if you’ve got surfin’ on the agenda.

Not looking too wonderful for the Sydney region over the next couple days. The charts show it dwindling to flat by Friday but then there could be a little uptick on Saturday before it drops back to minor on Sunday.

So Huey’s not completely gone, just kinda disinterested in the Sydney region at the moment. On the other hand, if you’re looking at the charts for western Vic, you’ve gotta find that swell forecast interesting looking. Wind’s not the best, but I imagine there will be a few places going reasonably well.

Go well with your day and get up to some good when no one’s looking!

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