Rain but the keen are on it

Posted by: on February 7th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Usual leisurely start for yours truly this morning. The steady rain on the roof lulled me back to dreamland a few times… meanwhile, the keen were chasing chest to head high sets in the murky waters of Dee Why. Wind is out of the SSW at around 10-15kts and the south swell is averaging about 3 metres on a period of close to 9 seconds. Those are juicy settings so hence the crowds.

It looks as though the swell will stick around through today and should still be doing something tomorrow morning – if we’re lucky.

The current projections from the WAMs is for the energy levels to fade away as the week goes along and by Friday it could be back to near flat again as the monsoon trough simmers down.

(All that rain means that the ocean will continue to be heavily polluted by stormwater runoff. Whadya bet there will be lots of busy GPs by this time next week as all those ear, nose and throat cases come in. You’d have rocks in your head to get in on a day like this if you’ve got any unhealed cuts or scrapes.)

I’m gonna watch and wait myself, but whatever you decide, have yourself a safe and good one!

Tides: L @1040, H @1620
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 15/20 knots decreasing then turning E/NE 15/20 knots.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: E/NE about 2 metres. Chance thunderstorms
Monday: Wind: NE 10/15 knots.Sea: about 1 metre.Swell: NE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: NE 5/15 knots.
Forecast for Sunday
Rain periods, heavy at times. Chance thunderstorm. Light to moderate south to southeast winds, fresh near the coast tending moderate to fresh east to northeast in the afternoon.

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