Corker of a Sunday and little waves too

Posted by: on September 20th, 2009
Folks aplenty chasing waves at Dee Why beach on Sun morning.

Folks aplenty chasing waves at Dee Why beach on Sun morning.

Hello Friends,

Sunday started in fine form. Light winds and a little SE windswell greeted the early risers. At Dee Why what appears to be the sole peak was well occupied. Folks were catching waves with faces into the chest high range. I’d guess those bigger ones were the 10 sec period sets.

According to the models, the trend is likely to be downward through the day, so your best shot is to get out early I’d say. Given the SE direction, there ought to be little waves to be had at most beaches in Sydney this morning.

It’s looking like we’re in for a week of tiny to flat conditions, so you might want to add that factor to your calculations as well…

Have yourself a great Sunday!

Tides- H: 0900, L: 1511

Synoptic Situation
A weak front will move northwards along the southern coast today, and another is expected tonight. These will briefly increase the winds from the south, but northeast winds are expected to become established again on both days in the afternoon. A strong front is expected through New South Wales on Tuesday/Wednesday. Along the coast, northerly winds will strengthen from late Monday onwards ahead of the front, and winds are likely to increase to gale force behind the change on Wednesday.

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: W’ly 5/10 knots turning SE/NE 8/13 knots, then NW/SW late evening.Sea: to about 1 metre. Swell: SE about 1 metre. Chance afternoon thunderstorms.
Monday: Wind: SW 18/23 knots easing to SE 5/10 knots during the morning, then turning NE and increasing to 15/20 knots in the evening.Sea: Mostly about 1 metre, but 1.5 to 2.5 metres early and late afternoon and evening. Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: N/NW 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots later.
Forecast for Sunday
Mostly sunny morning with some smoke haze and fog patches. The chance
of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm more likely in the west.
Light to moderate westerly winds and afternoon seabreezes.

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