As we ran out of light, I climbed aloft to the RealSurf crow’s nest and grabbed a snap of the situation. I thought it looked a bit bigger and more consistent than around midday when I’d gone in for a wave. And sure enough, the MHL data shows that right about then the average period was pushing (briefly it seems) into the 9 second range. Plus the 2m swell was more to the SE than this morning.
You can see from the pics that the wind was making it pretty messy at dusk. The wind did back off a little when I was out but it came back up with more east in it by around 1330.
From the shape of the forecast it seems that we should have another day of waves and SE’ly wind tomorrow. I hope it backs off overnight and gives us a little cleanness for the early risers. But we shall see what we see…
I got a few snaps from the water, so I’ve created a gallery for them which I’ll post separately in news.
Here are a couple samples:
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Sunday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots later. Sea: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: SE 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: S/SE 10/15 knots.Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: SE 1 to 2 metres.
Tuesday: Wind: NE/SE 5/10 knots, becoming NE 10/20 knots in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Wind: NW/NE winds 10/15 knots.