Archive for May, 2008

May 24 2008

1330 Sat Longy

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Don reports in

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May 24 2008

Yet another day with waves!

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Hello Friends,

Looks like we have some waves for the weekend warriors this morning. Nothing too amazing, but you should have a reasonable number of options because the little 1.5 metre swell is out of the SE and should therefore be working into many Sydney region beaches. More exposed spots should see the odd shoulder high set, although for the most part you’ll be catching stuff  more in the waist high range.  The average period is around about the 8 second mark. That’s down a bit from yesterday’s 9 sec peak. But we’ve been bumping around in the 7-9 sec range for days now.

From the look of the forecast models, things should bump along like this through the weekend. And the good news is that the wind won’t be a huge deal. The forecast for today is SW-S 13-18 kts and tomorrow it’s set to be NW-SW 5-15kts in the a.m., swinging N-NE in the arvo.

It’s about time for me to knock out another surfcast I’d say, so let’s see if I can get something organised later… the general outlook is about the same through Monday with a peak on Tuesday and a slow fade after that.

Get out there if you can and enjoy!

Check it out: Don’s surf report on 702 ABC for Sat 24 May 08

Beachy not flat...

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May 24 2008

Sat 702 ABC radio surf report by Don

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The picture is of Dee Why point this morning. Every Saturday morning at around 0730, Don chats with Simon Marnie about Sydney surf conditions – and prospects for the week ahead. This is from 24 May 2008.

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May 23 2008

0900 fri at Northy

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Don out and about this morning

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May 23 2008

Nice looking Friday morning

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Hello Friends,

Still some waves around this morning, and clean with it where Dee Why’s concerned. A couple of things to note… first, since this time yesterday, Huey’s bumped up the power setting a notch from under 8 sec to close to 9 sec. The size has dropped from a touch over 2 metres to closer to 1.5 metres on average. As importantly, the direction has moved from dead south to south east. As I tap these words out, the wind is coming from the WSW at 7-10 kts.  The Bureau says it’ll stick around this speed all day, so that’s a good thing (unless you’re a kiter!).

The Bureau is saying that the swell and wind conditions will remain much the same for tomorrow. However, the computer forecast models beg to differ and they reckon we’ll see a gradual decline to near flatness by tomorrow afternoon. Hope they’re wrong.

If you’re interested in my reading of the aforesaid models, you can check out my latest vidcast, and you could tune into 702 ABC tomorrow at around 0730 when I do my weekly surf report/forecast gig.

Get out there if you can, and whether you can or can’t, have yourself a top old day – and stay happy!

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May 22 2008

thr 1630 curly and Dee Why

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Don out and about

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May 22 2008

Grey and smaller but not flat

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Hello Friends,

Looks as though we’re in for a steady supply of southerly conditions right through the weekend. Following the arrival of the clouds and SE wind yesterday, the swell has settled back to around 2 metres at 8 seconds from the south. That period is actually up a bit from yesterday, so there are a few waves around this morning for the extra keen.  This morning the wind is out of the south to SSW at 15-20 kts. The good thing is that it should moderate a little in the afternoon.

From the look of Dee Why, the quality is not all that inspiring. But all the kids freed by the teachers’ strike will no doubt be happy for the chance anyway. While I watched, there were waves into the chest high range hitting both the beach and the point. But they seemed to be shutting down pretty unmercifully in the beachy, while at the point the pattern seemed to be short, sectiony and a bit weak. All of this fits with the dead straight south direction of the swell.

As you may have noticed, I’ve pushed out another of my long range surf podcasts for your amusement. And to help you get there more easily, I’ve put a permanent link below my report slot. Anyway, if you check it out, you’ll find that I reckon it’s going to get smaller over the next couple days, so if the schedule permits, you might want to consider getting in today if you’re in the Sydney region.

Got a bit behind with things yesterday (pushing lots of learning curves at the moment), so no fresh vid for you just yet… but it’s coming…

Have yourself a top old day and go well with your good plans!

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May 21 2008

Kobe’s mighty strike!

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May 21 2008

Still a few left in the tank

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Another one closes out ...but feel the weight sir

Hello Friends,

This morning dawned chilly, but not exceptionally so. The daybreak crew were on it per usual at Dee Why and, even though the swell has throttled back from where it was at this time yesterday, there are still a few shoulder high sets to be had. The swell angle hasn’t changed much. It’s still SSE, and the size on average is now around the 1.5 metre mark (compared to 2 metres yesterday). Huey has given the period a slight downward nudge so that it is now a touch under 9 sec on average. There should be a few 9-10 sec sets in the mix though, so you just might jag something in the overhead range if you’re at one of the exposed beaches.

Wind is currently out of the W to WNW at around 10-12 kts. However, by lunchtime, the wind should be around to the SW and then S, increasing to 15-20 kts by the time you’re thinking of getting something to eat. By the time you’re thinking tea, it’s set to reach 20-30 kts from the south.

So, I guess the takeaway is pretty obviously to get in early if you can.

The outlook for tomorrow is for S-SE wind of 18-23 kts, backing off to 13-18 kt in the afternoon. According to the Bureau, there should be 2-2.5 metres of south swell. And looking ahead, it would appear that we should pretty much have waves of some sort through the end of the work week.

Had a big day yesterday, so didn’t get to the podcast as I’d planned. Should be possible to do it today though… and I’ve also got a fair amount of vid to wade through too…

Anyway, have yourself a top old day and go well.

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May 21 2008

0915 Northy

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Don checks it out from Manly to Northy. Have a listen

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