Oct 12 2007

C’mon Huey!

Published by at 9:13 am under Surf reports

 Groan, more dribble at Dee Why

Hello Friends,

The Bureau has hoisted the gale pennant for S-SW of 20-25 kts, building to 25-33 kts by lunch. It’s due to be 34-40 kts out at sea this afternoon. Windswell heights at sea have perked up a little, but there’s nothing much of interest because although the average size is closing in on the two metre mark, but it’s dead south and the average period is only around 6 seconds.

If the models are correct, the period should stretch out over the next 24 hours and with luck we could start seeing something in the 9-10 second range along with a boost in average swell height to around the 2.5 metre mark.  That’s a significant improvement over what we’ve had for the past week.

The problem is that the S-SW wind will still be blasting along at 25-30 kts tomorrow morning. Things won’t be helped at all later in the day as it swings around to the S-SE at 15-20 kts. So, we finally get a little improvement in size… and it’s going to be windblown. Gotta love Springtime.

Time for another mention of the upcoming Surfrider Foundation “Waves of Change” conference next weekend. We had a final planning meeting last night and things are  fitting into place. We’ve got delegates coming from around Australia and NZ. Surfrider Foundation USA’s Lia Colabello will be hosting the kick-off drinks next Friday night and thanks to some hard work behind the scenes, we’ve been able to round up a pretty useful conference pack for everyone who registers and attends.

Surfrider Foundation is based on four principles: Conservation, Activism, Research and Education. We’ll be covering each of these in the Saturday sessions, but we won’t just confine ourselves to talking because on Sunday we’re planning a paddle-out action to the Warriewood outfall.  I’ll talk about this again in coming days, but since we’d like to get as many concerned surfers as possible, I thought I’d flag it now so that you can put it in your diary.

Go well with your day!

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