Fair amount of swell around

Posted by: on September 10th, 2008

 

0800: grabbing one on the inside

0800: grabbing one on the inside

0800: not too many folk chasing these because it looks like a fair amount of work.

0800: not too many folk chasing these because it looks like a fair amount of work.

 

 

Hello Friends,

We still have loads of swell hitting Sydney’s beaches. If anything, the MHL bouy shows it has perked up a touch. It’s coming from just a whisker off dead south and is averaging around 3 metres at sea with a period of close to 11 seconds. That’s making for solidly overhead sets at places such as Dee Why. Only a small group of people chasing sets along the beach because it really looks like a job of work to get out after you catch one. There’s a bigger group in the water at the point where it seems to be somewhat setty. When they come though, it looks like the wait is worthwhile.

I think it’s safe to say that if you got waves there yesterday, you’re likely to get them there again today. However, given that the call is for the wind to move around from the current SW to the SE-NE in the afternoon, the best plan is probably to go now rather than later.

Outlook for Thursday is for NW winds and a declining swell. However, I would not expect it to go flat! I’d punt on there still being the odd shoulder high set at south facing spots come Thursday evening… let’s see how I go…

Beyond that, the models are suggesting we’re likely to have small to marginal conditions from Saturday into the new work week.

Have yourself a great day!

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