The Goat’s Surf Forecast

Posted by: on July 30th, 2009

Surf Forecast issued Thursday 30 July 2009: Seven day outlook for Sydney

Up, and down, and up and down and up – I think I’m feeling seasick

Friday: in the 1-2 metre range – upper end at places that like refracted South swell.


Saturday: ditto then dropping


Sunday: about 1 metre South


Monday: ditto


Tuesday: coming up – about 1-2 metres South


Wednesday: 1-2 metre range South


Thursday: small maybe a metre or less, then up from the South.


Friday: in the 1-2 metre range South


Water temp is around 16-17…

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for Thursday evening
Fine. Light to moderate westerly winds.
Precis: Fine.

Forecast for Friday
Fine. Some morning cloud then mostly sunny afternoon. Light to moderate westerly winds.
Precis: Fine. Morning cloud.

City:         Min:   9 Max:  19   Parramatta: Min:   7 Max:  19

Terrey Hills: Min:   8 Max:  18   Penrith:    Min:   6 Max:  19

Liverpool:    Min:   5 Max:  19   Richmond:   Min:   5 Max:  19

UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Saturday Fine. Mostly sunny.

City:          Min:    8  Max:   19

West:          Min:    2  Max:   19

Sunday Fine.

City:          Min:    9  Max:   19

West:          Min:    4  Max:   19

Monday Fine.

City:          Min:    9  Max:   19

West:          Min:    4  Max:   19

Tuesday Fine.

City:          Min:   11  Max:   18

West:          Min:    6  Max:   18

Wednesday Fine.

City:          Min:    8  Max:   16

West:          Min:    3  Max:   16

Thursday Fine.

City:          Min:    7  Max:   18

West:          Min:    2  Max:   18

Shark attack off Broken Head – from the Northern Star Lismore

Saffron Howden | 30th July 2009


A file picture of a Bronze Whaler.

A 14-year-old surfer was thrown into the air and left with a graze and a punctured wetsuit after a shark made a bee-line for his board this morning near Byron Bay.

The Northern Star understands the local boy, who was surfing off Broken Head, was paddling back out from the shore when he and the shark collided.

The impact caused the boy to fly into the air and his wet suit was swiped and punctured, leaving him grazed.

It is understood his injuries are not severe.

The attack comes as the shark season ramps up in line with the migration of fish they feed on.

“(Shark season) seems to correspond with the run of Australian salmon up the coast,” fisherman and fishing correspondent Tony Zann said.

“The professional industry has virtually stopped fishing for them.”

But Mr Zann said shark attacks could happen at any time.

“At any time of the year if you’re swimming or surfing around a great school of fish your chances of being bitten by a shark are raised astronomically,” he said.

Mr Zann said sharks were particularly active at first and last light.

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