Brrr and showery

Posted by: on May 30th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Cold this morning and the odd shower rolling through just adds to the resistance many of us will feel to exiting the doona zone for the early. But those sturdy types who didn’t mind pulling on a steamer when the temp was in the low teens might well have had the best of the days conditions.

Swell is a couple metres from the south at an average of 8 seconds apart and the tide has just gone low as I write this around 0730. This is translating into wave faces in the waist to head high range, depending on the set and, obviously, the degree of exposure of your beach.

I’m calling the wave quality early as average – neither particularly bad nor excitingly good. The short period means that there generally isn’t a lot of energy to work with, but when you get lucky and things focus on a peak, there’s enough to have fun.

Wind is currently light and offshore at Dee Why, but the Bureau’s call is for it to swing more to the s and the se as it ramps up into the 25-35 kt range. So the longer you leave it to stay warm, the more marginal it gets and the more limited your options.

Bureau says we can expect the odd shower through the place today (increasing overnight) and a chilly high for the day of about 16.

Great day for visiting the lifeline book fair at Balgowlah Boys High I’d say.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning
Saturday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots during the day, mainly offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: S/SE 2 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: SE 15/20 knots. Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: SE about 2 metres.
Monday: Wind: E/SE 10/15 knots

Not brilliant, but a section or two for the keen at 0730.

Not brilliant, but a section or two for the keen at 0730.

A peak or two on offer if you didn't mind cold air.

A peak or two on offer if you didn't mind cold air.

Don talks surf with Angela Catterns at 0730

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