Archive for September, 2007

Sep 20 2007

At least it’s not totally flat

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Dull skies, but not much wind to begin with and, importantly, a little wave energy still on offer. Dee Why is comparatively glassy as this is being written, but the Bureau says this will all change soon as Huey moves the furniture around ahead of a strong south west change. The call is for 30-40 kts of S/SW wind.

Windswell off Sydney is averaging around a metre at 7 seconds from the NNE (hmmm). And it looks as though that’s pretty much the story from Eden to Tweed Heads.

Yesterday the long range models were looking good for Friday and again on Sunday, but in the last 24 hours, the supercomputers have had another think and are scaling back the call on both counts. They’re still showing a small pulse tomorrow in Sydney (2-3 metres but only around 8 seconds from the south), then dropping back Saturday ahead of a new pulse of similar dimensions Sunday morning. Wind is set to be a factor tomorrow morning, but it’s due to fade a little before going SE in the arvo. Gentleman’s hours anyone?

Enough blather from me. Go well with your day and may everything fall into place!

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Sep 19 2007

more testing, sorry!

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just another test to see what happens…

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Sep 19 2007

Some fun ones out there, if you’re prepared to look…

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Hello Friends,

Such a morning in Sydney. How good is this place? Sure, today’s surf is on the puny side, but there is something for the keen and the skies are sunny and clear. Sets are into the chest high range along the beach at Dee Why and smaller at the point. Out at sea, the swell is a metre from the SE at about 8 seconds. So, nothing remarkable, but the potential for fun is definitely there.

And the potential for fun looks as though it could bump into the very fun range for Sydney surfers starting late Friday-early Saturday. The models all agree (not that Huey cares) that  by Sunday-Monday, we could have some seriously juicy S-SSE swell (as in 4 metres at 10-11 sec). As usual, your mileage may vary. We’re due to have 20-30kts of SSW wind at the same time.

In the meantime, it would appear that the little windswell around the place, will fade between now and the next little pulse around Friday.

Get out there and have fun with your day!

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Sep 18 2007

Quiet but not flat

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Hello Friends,

Grey old morning out there. Wind is out of the SW at 20-30 kts and the swell is dead south at a couple metres and nearly 9 seconds apart. Now you might think that combo should produce something of interest, but from what I’ve seen, it isn’t. There were just a couple bods in the water when I took a picture of Dee Why point. I spotted a couple more north of the Marquesas, but it looked uninteresting.

From the look of the buoy data and the marine forecast, it would appear we’re near the peak of this little pulse. The wind is due to swing SE this afternoon. That won’t make things any better for Sydney surfers. By tomorrow, the swell looks set to be a little smaller. Kinda hard to say exactly though, because the models are calling for increasing period as the heights drop. With luck it’ll sort of even out and possibly even make things a bit more surfable as the wind is also due to get back around to the W-NW in the morning.

Ah well, on with the day, eh? Hope your plans all turn out the way you hope!

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Sep 17 2007

Sorry, just another test entry

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hello, I’m a test entry filed just before 10pm…

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Sep 17 2007

another testy test to be deleted in a few days

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This was filed at 1525…

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Sep 17 2007

this is a new test

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I need to have confirmed my account apparently. So another test fired up during the window at just on 1400

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Sep 17 2007

A scene of silveriness at South Curly

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South Curly at 0840…

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I published this at around 1348…

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Sep 17 2007

Test post 1

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Sorry, I have to run some tests today! This is being posted at 1248ish Sydney time.

icewave5.jpg Wave formed in antarctic ice, very strange. This thumbnail links to full size picture

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Sep 17 2007

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Hello Friends,

Not too fascinating for surfing in Sydney this morning. Well, at least not where Dee Why’s concerned.  I’d definitely be crossing it off my list for today. Wind is a favourable light westerly, but there is next to nothing for it to work with as the swell is averaging about a metre at sea at a paltry 6 seconds. The wind is set to start out at 15-25 kts  from the W/NW and then to swing to the SW at 20-30 kts. There’s even a chance of thunderstorms.

The Bureau is expecting a low  to continue forming off the south coast and for it to move slowly eastwards over the next 24 hours or so. But, from the models and the Bureau’s own reckoning, it seems unlikely to give us anything lasting. Right now the call is for the Sydney region to get a little south pulse into the two metre range, but that low is pretty close, so the swell doesn’t look like lasting long, nor does it appear the period will get up into the juicy range (the call is for 8 seconds).

My guess is that we’ve got another week of marginal conditions ahead of us in the Sydney region. Pretty typical for springtime.

Go well with your day!

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