Late arvo update: Huey’s showing some interest

Posted by: on March 27th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Since this morning, Huey’s decided to make a few changes. First he tweaked the swell direction back to SE from the dead south, then he bumped the average size from a metre to over two metres. At the same time the period has gone from 6 to 8 seconds.

The only setting that isn’t too flash is the wind. It’s been SE all day. As the sun gets lower in the sky, it’s still pushing along at 10-15 kts. Outlook for tomorrow is similar in the morning, but the wind should go around to the NE.

There were some chest to shoulder high sets at Warriewood, Northy and Gardens. But the quality was pretty ordinary. It was relatively smooth at Warriewood, but the waves seemed a bit weak to me. Northy was really messy and although there were some shoulder high faces, there were only three or four people in the water on a warm and relatively sunny afternoon. There weren’t that many more in down toward Gardens. It was slightly less messy than Northy and similar size. But the banks were looking pretty ordinary on the low tide. A touch more water over them and it might be a different story.

With luck, the swell should move more around to the ENE overnight and the period should stretch out as well. Could be good if we’re lucky tomorrow morning. Longer term outlook is for relatively windy and periodically rainy conditions. One of the models is currently calling for strong east wind and big ENE swell by midweek. Not too many surf options under those circumstances, sadly.

Have yourself a top old evening!

Sand-laden section at Warriewood around 1610.

Sand-laden section at Warriewood around 1610.

1700: little crunchers at low tide at far north Collaroy.

1700: little crunchers at low tide at far north Collaroy.

1700: checking out the shape on a Gardens shorey

1700: checking out the shape on a Gardens shorey

1610: a few sets getting into Warriewood and out of the wind too.

1610: a few sets getting into Warriewood and out of the wind too.

1615: wind chewing up the okay size windswell at Northy.

1615: wind chewing up the okay size windswell at Northy.

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