Hello Friends,Ready for some wind? The Bureau’s hoisted the Gale pennant. So, while it’s started out glassy calm at the beach this morning, the situation will be very different by nightfall. I know what you’re thinking, if it’s going to blow, won’t we get some waves? Sadly, the answer is no. We’re talking N-NW’ly, and therefore any waves generated will be off to NZ without so much as a backward glance.
Early on, before the wind, there were some little SE lines trickling into Dee Why. It was big enough that folk could actually putt along a short distance before the knee to waist high boomers expired on the sand.
Given the wind forecast, I’m guessing the early morning session today is likely to be the peak for us this weekend. The spring conditions look set to bumble along for another week at least, but with luck it shouldn’t be quite as hopeless as the last few days. The models show some big stuff way offshore early in the week, so my hope is that some crumbs will fall off that particular table for us from around Monday.
And here’s Donny with the morning radio surf report fresh off the airwaves of Sydney at 0730. Don talks the small surf prospects with 702 ABC radio’s Weekend Show maestro, Simon Marnie
A strong cold front expected on the far south Saturday night. N/NW winds increasing ahead of the front. Winds should ease during Sunday as the front moves rapidly east across the Tasman Sea.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the morning and reaching 30/40 knots at times in the afternoon and evening..Sea: rising to 2 to 3 metres in the morning and to 3 to 4 metres later.Swell: SE about 1 metre.
Sunday: Wind: W/SW 30/40 knots easing to SW 20/30 knots in the morning. SW easing further to 15/20 knots by the eveningSea: 3 to 4 metres abating 2 to 3 metres in the morning and to 1.5 to 2 metres by the evening. Swell: E/SE 1.5 to 2 metres increasing.
Monday: Wind: W/NW 10/20 knots.