As we approach dark, the drizzle has returned. It seems to be thickening up to almost light rain now. Not a terrific day for surfing it has to be said. Stayed onshore and dull all day.
Although the average period pushed up into the 8 second range during the morning, there was no real evidence of a significant improvement. At around 5 pm I had to run an errand, on the way back, I looped out to look at Curly and Dee Why.
They were pretty much the same, ie onshore and struggling to make waist high on the sets. I stood in the drizzle at Curly and grabbed a few shots of the sets. The one below is typical of the better waves – and it only went for 20 metres or so before petering out.
Looks as though we can’t be too hopeful about Tuesday. The wind is going to start out light bfore gradually building up to a summery 15-20 kts NE by late afternoon. If some of this weak windswell is still around by first light, I’d say we’ll be going well.
I shall be up bright and early because you’ll be able to hear me around 0730 on ABC 702 radio week days this week and most of next. Hope I have something to be cheerful about!
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: SE 15/20 knots, tending E/NE and easing to 10/15 knots inshore. Sea: 1 to 2 metres.Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: E/NE 5/10 knots inshore and 10/15 knots offshore at first, becoming NE 15/20 knots throughout in the afternoon and reaching 20/25 knots in the evening. Sea: about 1 metre rising to 1.5 to 2 metres in the afternoon. Swell: E/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: NW/NE strengthening to 20/30 knots.
Thursday: Wind: NW/NE 25/33 knots.