Archive for June, 2008

Jun 23 2008

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Jun 23 2008

1430: and still we have waves

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1430: still some fun ones at Dee Why

Hello Friends

Midday update and we still seem to have a few waves around the place! How good is that?

Looks like some chest to shoulder high sets at Dee Why anyway.

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Jun 23 2008

Sunny and cold morning

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Dee Why offering more options

Hello Friends,

Huey’s moved things around again overnight. The swell heights at sea have dropped from an average of three to two metres, but the period has bumped up from 8 to nearly 10 seconds and the direction, crucially for many Sydney region beaches, has moved toward the SE.

Wind is west to NW depending on where you’re standing and the speeds are 8-10 kts. It should stay this way inshore for the rest of the day. Not bad at all.

Sets toward the middle of the Dee Why to Longy stretch are around the shoulder high mark on the bigger ones. It wasn’t super crowded either. Nothing was really showing at the point and no one seemed to be in the water there.

I’ll try to get another forecast out for you later today, but what I can say without really digging into it, is that we look like staying well supplied with surfable conditions right through the coming week along most of the east coast. Those of you in Victoria will be seeing quite a bit more activity than us and the same can be said of west coast NZ. Some serious systems brewing in the southern ocean…

Have yourself a top old day!

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Jun 22 2008

soccer highlights 22june08

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Jun 22 2008

Smaller, but not flat

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Offshore little things at Dee Why

Hello Friends,

Bit of a surprise to find that it seems to have dropped overnight. Nevermind, there are still waves about. Dee Why’s showing waist to chest high on the sets. That wind’s damn brisk though, and I don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility that we’ll see the swell begin to push up. There are a lot of ducks in a row and I reckon that by dusk, the situation could be different (ie bigger).

The MHL Sydney buoy is showing 2 metres of dead south swell at about 8 seconds apart and the wind at 0830 was out of the west at 15-20kts. And here’s the Bureau’s summary:

A low in the central Tasman Sea is moving east, and coupled with a strong high over the Bight, directs a vigorous SW flow on the New South Wales coastal waters. A cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea will maintain strong to gale force winds over the coastal waters on Sunday. Another front is expected to move over the Tasman Sea on Monday, re-invigorating the southwesterly flow.

The forecast models are now showing the swell peaking overnight, but not going flat tomorrow. Indeed, from the look of things, there should be a steady supply of waist to head high south swell and offshore winds all week. Woo-hoo!

Have yourself a top old Sunday and stay happy!

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Jun 21 2008

Don & Simon Marnie talk surf outlook

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Here’s Don talking to Simon Marnie on ABC 702’s weekend show at around 0730 Saturday 21 June 2008

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Jun 20 2008

Yep, waves again, but smaller

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waves around at Dee Why

Hello Friends,

Skies are cloudy to start with this morning in Sydney, but the wind is light and offshore. As well, we still have the east swell we’ve enjoyed over the last couple days. As anticipated, it’s dropped again overnight, but not by too much. Period is now a little under 8 seconds, but the average height at sea is still bumping along at about a metre. And, there is some 12 sec component in the mix according to the MHL data.

Down at Dee Why these conditions were creating waist to chest high plus sets. Not too crowded looking either. The point had a couple bods on it, but the sets are small and pretty few and far between.

I’d say if you got waves someplace yesterday, that you’d want to have a look at that as a starting point again today.

Wind is set to be 13-18 kts SW this am and then to increase to 20-30kts . Tomorrow should be very windy from the SW and we should see the swell start to push up from the south as the low gets going.

Hope you’ve had a top week and that there are some waves in your immediate future!

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Jun 19 2008

Jed White @ PubCamp in Sydney

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Recorded from about three rows back with my Nokia N95 (ie, ‘atmospheric’ sound quality), this is what Jed White had to say in his intro remarks about The Future of Media and the Web.

PubCamp, in case you’re wondering, was an attempt to pull together a conference about the future of media, Web 2.0, social and citizen media, mobile, the semantic web and so on. Ambitious? Yes indeedy! Fun? Oh yeah!

PubCamp was pulled together by Jed and the good folks at iTechne.

The next PubCamp’s in Melbourne. You can check it out and sign up here

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Jun 19 2008

We have more waves

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Nice little a-frame at DY

Hello Friends,

How good is this? Another day of waves opens ahead of us. Yes, it’s smaller again, but there are still sets into the shoulder high range at Dee Why. A reasonable size crowd is out enjoying it too, but I reckon jagging the odd wave wouldn’t be too difficult. The difference between this time yesterday and now is that it’s maybe 0.5 of a metre smaller on average. It’s also around to the east and Huey has nudged the period setting down to 9 sec.

As the day gets started, the wind is not yet a factor.  It’s not set to get up to much either. The current call is for it to wander from the NW around to the SW but not really get much above the 13kt mark on gusts this arvo.

The Bureau has confirmed what the models were showing a few days ago, namely that it’s likely we’ll have another low spinning up just in time for the weekend. It’s not set to be as impressive as last weekend, but it looks as though it should deliver 3-4 metres of 9 sec south swell – and 20-25 kts of SSW wind.

Are we smiling?

Have yourself a top old day and get a few waves if you can.

(D’you tweet? I’m just getting into it as mrRealSurf)

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Jun 18 2008

More waves kiddies!

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Hello Friends,

Did you find waves yesterday? Want some more? Then go back, there should still be a few in the tank for you. The swell and period settings really haven’t changed much in the last 24 hours. It’s down very slightly, but still close to 2 metres on average out at sea. Direction remains from the SE and the period has nudged up ever so slightly into the 9-11 sec range.

Wind is currently W to WNW at around 5-6 kts. The call is for it to swing around to the NE to 8-13 kts later. Could be a few showers around this morning but this afternoon is set to have the odd sunny break.

Your webmaster has been busy at the video editing suite (aka his laptop) and last night I knocked out a few highlights from yesterday around lunchtime at Dee Why point – and I whipped out another scan of the wave models for the week ahead. Thank you for the polite applause!

Outlook is for the waves to continue along at much the same level today, to then gradually decline, but only slightly, into Friday. Then, on Saturday we get another boost of south swell as a vigorous SW change rolls through. So, nearly as I can make out, we have another 7 days of surfable conditions to look forward to. Lovely!

Hope you’ve managed to get out and jag a few. Go well!

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