AFTERNOON UPDATE: Seems as though there’s a little more activity than this morning. Went by Manly around 2-ish and while there wasn’t much from about North Steyne south, up toward Queensy there were a few junky little onshore things to splash around in. Quality was strictly ordinary it has to be said, but you could sort of bog along on the little waist to chest high sections that lurched up weakly from time to time.
Around the corner at south Curly, the situation seemed to be much the same. A bit smaller I’d say, but looking up the beach toward the north end, it looked as though there might be a touch more size. Not many people in the water and the waves didn’t look too easy to get into. But it’s warm and sunny and the water looks nice, so why wouldn’t ya if you could?
Sad to say, looks pretty ordinary down at Dee Why this morning. Nothing much has changed over the last 36 hours. The direction has moved a little closer to the east, but the size (around a metre) and the period (about 8 sec) are pretty much where they’ve been since day before yesterday.
This morning’s thoughts…
It looks to be pretty much the same up and down the NSW coast – with the exception of the Byron Bay buoy. Thanks to strong SSE winds, it’s showing 3 metres at 8 sec from the south. But if you’re dreaming of long walls at the Pass, put it out of your mind. A squizz at the Coastalwatch cam shows that little of the energy is getting into the place. The plan seems to be to head up to the Goldie where there are some nice looking waves to be had at D’bah and even some small ones getting around into Snapper.
Outlook today is for light and variable winds this morning in the Sydney region. It’ll pick up a bit and swing NE later. We could see a small improvement to the size, but it’ll be at places with the most exposure to the wind.
The computer models are suggesting that we’ll settle into an easterly windswell, with light NE wind pattern over the next few days. With luck, this will mean we can get in the water for a little something as it gradually builds up a steady supply of small NE waves. Our next south swell could arrive over the weekend, but the interpretations of the data are varying across the models. Wetsand.com’s new swellwatch modelling tool shows it filling in from around midday on Sunday and lasting into Monday – but with a heap of onshore wind. Protected corners are go!
Looking to skive off for a bit? You could plug in the earbuds and have a listen to some of the Goat’s fave tunes…