High tide and south swell is not perhaps the ideal combo. Having peaked during the dark hours, it was averaging around the 3 metre mark out at sea with a period of about 9 seconds. Some energy was getting into the south end of the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch, but by the time you were at the Kick, it was maybe knee to waist high. Around the corner at Long Reef bombies the sets were probably in the 8-10 foot faces range but no one was out, so I couldn’t be absolutely certain.
Things were and still are more surfable at the Dee Why end of the beach. However the wind is clearly going to be a factor. When I rocked up here about half an hour ago it was comparatively smooth inside, but as I sit in Sea Change tapping out these words, the sind seems to be coming more around and it’s lumping the faces up. It’s also letting more swell in, because there are now consistently 2-3 metre faces at the point.
The wind forecast is not too bad considering and as the tide drops we should have a few more surf options around the place. This is a pretty raw sort of swell because Huey’s making it relatively nearby, so I’m not hopeful of it cleaning up into the all time category, or even the semi-all time range, but I’m not complaining. The models are sticking with their call of the last few days for a fairly rapid falling off from the peak height, but remaining well into the surfable range through Thursday morning.
I’m planning to get a few more pictures today so stay tuned for a fresh gallery (Huey willing).
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Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong wind warning
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 25/33 knots. S/SW 15/20 knots inshore early morning.Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres. Swell: S/SE 3.5 to 4 metres, breaking dangerously, close inshore.
Wednesday: Wind: S/SW 20/25 knots, easing to S/SE 15/20 knots during the afternoon, SE 10/15 knots by evening. Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres, abating to about 1 metre.. Swell: S/SE 3 to 4 metres.
Thursday: Wind: Variable 5/10 knots, tending E/NE 15/20 during the afternoon, N/NE 20/25 knots during the evening.