Mid morning update: swell is pushing up dramatically now… and the wind’s into it. Dee Why point is getting pretty crazy looking with all the cross chop, but there are/were still a few bods in the water as of 1000. Some very sizable sets coming through too… I grabbed a snap or two to share…
Swell has arrived. Still pretty close together on the period setting, but there are some fun looking sets getting into the point and along the beach at Dee Why.
At dusk yesterday it was just about flat at the point, thanks to the powering wind. But from around midnight, it started ramping up in a big way. The average height of the swell at sea went from around 2 to around 4 metres. At the same time the average period went from around 9 to close to 11 seconds. The direction is dead south, so it will be bigger at places that face straight into the oncoming swell.
The wind is currently 8-14 kts from the WSW, but the Bureau says we should expect it to be 25-33 kts before it starts to swing southerly in the afternoon. Overnight it should back off a little and tomorrow is set to be S-SE at 10-15kt.
According to the models, the swell will peak near dusk today, but it should still be pretty solid tomorrow morning. During the day it’s set to slacken off but there should still be good size waves at south swell spots through Wednesday. Lookin’ like a pretty good start to the week for Sydney.
Go well with your day and jag a few if you can!