NE’r blew all night and was going along at 15-20 kts as of 0700. With a very hot day ahead inland, the call is for the wind to get into the 20-30 kt range this afternoon.
All this air movement has pushed up a bit of windswell at the usual NE spots. I saw a chest high set at Northy, and something at least as big down toward Marquesas. Doesn’t look too consistent, nor terribly powerful (the period’s only 7 seconds), but there are waves to be had, particularly for those prepared to tune their choice of equipment to the conditions.
There were knee to waist high sets in the middle of the Dee Why to Longy stretch, but that probably wouldn’t be one of the first places you’d look for a wave.
With the wind set to go hard all day, I’d say there should be options around for the duration. A south change is due tomorrow, so this could be the best of it.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning
Thursday until midnight: Wind: N/NE 20/30 knots, reaching 33 knots offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: NE 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Chance afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: early S/SE change 20/30 knots, easing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 2 to 3 metres, abating to about 1.5 metres later. Swell: NE 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms.
Saturday: Wind: tending SE 10/20 knots.