Went out for one last look at the surf situation this evening. The Bureau is calling for the swell to build from the east tonight, but it was apparent from this morning that the period was increasing. It’s now averaging around 11 seconds, and though it’s also an average of 2 metres at sea, wave faces at exposed locations are into the three metre range. It was very gloomy at 1630, and the wind was making it very junky along the south Narra to Collaroy stretch. Only a few real diehards in the water and nothing that could be called good quality. I didn’t have time for a loop up to Northy, but it looked pretty big up there. The east swell direction could possibly work too…
So, what does the Bureau have to say for tomorrow?
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Friday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots.Sea: 1 to 2 metres.Swell: E/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: W/NW winds 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots at times offshore.Sea: 2 metres inshore, rising to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.Swell: E about 3 metres, breaking dangerously close inshore.
Sunday: Wind: W/NW 25/33 knots.
Monday: Wind: W/SW 20/30 knots, easing to 15/20 knots later.
Interesting, I’m sure you’ll agree. Particularly as we’re also set to have sunny skies and highs in the mid-twenties.
First tide of the morning will be a high at 0807.