Foggy start to Ostraya day

Posted by: on January 26th, 2009

Hello Friends,

DY's Australia Day breakfast looks like getting a good turnout, waves however look pretty sad.


The weather people tell us that the gloomy grey skies along the coast of Sydney will gradually break up by this afternoon and we should have a few sunny periods. Not much of any wind around at the moment, but we should see the the SE’ly build up and be around the 15-20 kt range by the time the skies are clearing.

The swell got into the 2.5 metre range at sea yesterday morning, but it has now dropped back to a metre from the ESE and is around 8 seconds apart. That’s pretty marginal for a spot like Dee Why, but there might be something a little more interesting up the beach where the exposure to the weakening swell, but I’d be keeping the hopes reasonably modest. Think mal or fishy rather than your highly tuned shortboard…

Outlook for the next 7 days in Sydney continues to be for weak, summery conditions. As noted yesterday, it looks like the biggest waves will be up north along the Goldie and Sunshine coasts, particularly as we get up to next weekend. The problem is that it looks as though there’ll be a fair amount of NE wind with it as well, so there are likely to be massive crowds at the very few NE protected spots.

Have yourself a top old Australia Day!

ps: Tim Bonython sent us an Aussie themed wave pic to celebrate the day.

Tim Bonython offered us this pic for Australia Day. (Brownwater? Winter?)

Tim Bonython offered us this pic for Australia Day. (Brownwater? Winter?)

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