Wind is out of the east at 10-15 kts and the windswell is a gutless (7 sec period) 1.5 metres from the same direction. To be frank, it’s not the kind of thing you get up early for. At least it’s not quite as grey and misty as the last few mornings, and there is a slight possibility that as the day goes along, we may see a little improvement to the swell size. This is a prospect because the forecast is for the easterly onshores to increase into the 15-20kt range later.
Your best hope for a wave will be to lower your expectations into the very modest range, prepare yourself to surf onshore conditions (hey, the wave faces are smooth at least) and then find yourself a beach with good exposure to the primary swell direction (and that’s most of them in Sydney).
I’ll be back again in an hour or two with live updates from the Manly Festival of Surfing. Shari and I will be in the dual purpose RealSurf-Surfrider tent right on the beach front at the end of the Corso. We’re there from 0800 to 1700, so there’ll be lots of time to say hi to any of you good folk who are in Manly to check out the Festival.
Tide: H @1109, L @1805
Forecast for Saturday
Cloudy periods, with a few showers, mostly in the morning. Moderate
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: E/NE 10/15 knots reaching 15/20 knots at times.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: E 1.5 to 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: E/NE 10/15 knots reaching 15/20 knots at times.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: E about 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: NE 10/20 knots.