Looks like the wind hasn’t picked up quite as much as expected – yet. The Bureau has hoisted the strong wind warning for SE’ly wind ranging from 20-30 kts. They als say we can expect 2-2.5 metres of east swell. The MHL buoy is showing a swerve back toward the SE at the moment. Average height is just over the 2 metre mark and average period is a shade under 8 seconds.
Quality where Dee Why’s concerned looks just a touch better than late yesterday. Not too many folks in the water yet either. Sets at the point look to be in the chest to shoulder high range. Along the beach they seemed to be about the same when I snapped the pictures, but I’d expect the usual size and consistency ratios to prevail (ie, the beach generally being bigger and more consistent).The models are in general agreement that it won’t be flat this week in Sydney. Overall it looks as thought the SE’ly will continue to be the dominant factor through about Wednesday. I’m currently holding out hope that they’ll be right about Thursday and that we’ll see WSW winds in the morning with a bit of ESE swell (not dissimilar to what’s getting in right now).
Between now and then the swell intensity could build as an east pulse looks set to travel down the eastern seaboard toward us (see the graphic). Too bad about the damn SE wind. Mind you, east isn’t exactly the best direction for our stretch of coast. Not that many spots really like it much.
Have yourself a top old Sunday and stay in touch, you hear?