May 31 2008

All’s quiet on the eastern front

Published by at 7:29 am under Surf reports

Very tiny at Dee Why this am

Hello Friends,

I was interested to see that a long period pulse picked by the wave height forecast models a week ago has turned up at the MHL buoy. Sadly, if it is producing any sets, there’s no sign at Dee Why. Average size of the SSE swell at sea is running around the 0.5 metre mark at 10 sec apart. Too small to be of any use to us I’m afraid. I guess if you were really desperate, you could haul out the mal and have a look at south facing stretches for something in the knee to waist high range (on the bomb sets).

Not a lot of joy for kiters and other wind consumers either. Outlook is for light westerlies this morning, swinging SE and getting to around 10-15kts in the afternoon.

All the action is up the coast toward the Qld border. Wind’s out of the SE at 20-30 kts, but the swell is ramping up pretty quickly as that trough gets to work offshore. Period’s not brilliant, so I’d expect it to be pretty wind swell-esque. But you lucky pups are at least looking at 3-4 days of swell energy coming your way.

Not sure how much of that stuff will get down our way though. I’m feeling pretty cautious about the chances of much, but as of last night when I worked up the latest podcast, it looked as though our best shot will be Tue-Wed.

Go well with your day, and stay happy.

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