Marginal but not flat

Posted by: on January 4th, 2010




Hello Friends,

A whopper midday tide won’t be improving the already dim surf prospects this morning. There are some little waist high dribblers here and there at spots with exposure to the SE. But you’ll need to be pretty handy at talking yourself into a sesh because the quality is strictly marginal. I note there is some longer period component in with the usual 7-8 sec wind chop, but judging from what I saw at Dee Why and the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch, it’s either very small or very infrequent, or both.

Outlook is for the wind to swing NE later and that probably won’t do much to improve the post-high-tide prospects for a wave this afternoon. The wave prediction models are not looking exceptionally fabulous for the week ahead. Today’s little windswell for instance, looks as though it’ll be just about gone tomorrow. There is some hope for an improvement, albeit a very slight one, by about Thursday when another weak SE pulse could develop along our stretch of coast.

Go well with your day!

Tides: H @1144, L @1823

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Monday until midnight: Wind: SE 8/13 knots, tending NE 13/18 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: S 1 to 1.5 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: N/NE 10/15 knots freshening to 15/20 knots in the afternoon and 20/25 knots in the evening.. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: E/SE about 1 metre.
Wednesday: Wind: N/NE 15/25 knots, ahead of a S/SE change 10/20 knots later

What we were reporting a year ago…

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