Waves hangin’ in there for another day

Posted by: on April 9th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Is April delivering or what? Nine days in and 9 days with waves. Overnight the average height of the swell at sea jumped from well under 2 metres to just on three in the Sydney region. It’s straight south and the average period is around the 9 second mark. Dee Why’s seems to be biggest in the shorebreak (where I saw a couple shoulder high sets). The point appears to be largely missing it, but there a waist high thing came through while I was watching it at around 0645.

The breeze is kinda cool and offshore as we get started on the day, but it’s set to quarter around from the S-SW to S-SE. Happily it’s also supposed to ease off, so with luck it won’t be too junky for those of you who have to wait until this afternoon for a shot at a wave.

Outlook is for a pretty steady supply of waves. Nothing too dramatic on the size front, but you should be able to jag something this weekend. The latest run of the models suggests that Sunday from about lunch time should be the best time to go, but odds are it won’t be too small to surf tomorrow.

Longer range is looking promising right now. There should be surf right through the end of the coming week on the current reckoning. Gotta love April.

Stay happy!


TIDES: H @0430, L @1115, H @1730
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: S/SW 15/20 knots easing to S/SE 10/15 knots in the afternoon.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: S/SE 1.5 to 2 metres.
Saturday: Wind: NW 10/15 knots tending N/NE in the afternoon and freshening to 15/20 knots later. Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: SE about 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.

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