Rain but little waves too

Posted by: on December 18th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Out of the usual routine this morning, so running a couple hours late with my observations. Never mind, I can report that there are some small, junky and fairly weak waves around the place.

For instance, at around 0730 folks were catching waist high plus sections at the Bower. Tide’s coming in though, so not sure that it would be as interesting now. However, given that the swell hasn’t dropped off, you could still be in with a chance in the peaks all up and down Manly. Quality wasn’t memorable, but if you had a fishy or similar, there were fun moments to be had.

There were far fewer people at Curly and Dee Why by comparison. We’ve got a mix of NE and SE windswell, so both those places ought to be showing more than they were around 0800. If you reckon on knee to waist high with the odd bigger one, you should have a good match between expectation and reality.

Some size on the sets.

Not huge power, but the odd section ahead of high tide.


Sorta catchable now and then.


From the look of the models, we’re not in for much over the next week. Today’s somewhat ordinary offerings could be about as a good as it gets for the next day or so.

Tides: H @1006, L @1649
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning
Friday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 25/33 knots, easing to SE/NE 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 2 to 3 metres, abating to 1 to 1.5 metres later. Swell: NE 1.5 to 2 metres, becoming S/SE later. Chance thunderstorms.
Saturday: Wind: NW/SW 10/15 knots ahead of a S/SE change 20/25 knots late morning.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, rising to 2 to 2.5 metres with the change.Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: SE/NE 10/20 knots.

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