Faded but not flat

Posted by: on May 7th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Swell energy has dropped back quite a bit since this time yesterday. Swell is currently around the metre mark with an average period of 8 seconds. On the plus side, it’s moved a touch more to the SSE, so that may help slightly. There was a smallish crew waiting at Dee Why point for the very occasional waist high set wave to peel along the rocks. The shorey was bigger, but for the most part shutting down heavily on those keen enough to jump into them.

Outlook is for the surf options to stay about the same in Sydney today. My hunch is that the best time to go wave hunting mid morning as the tide comes in. Just don’t expect to be catching much of anything above the waist to chest high mark. Wind is set to be mainly w to sw in the morning, before weakening into light seabreeze conditions this arvo in Sydney.

Looking ahead, current indications are that the waves will kinda hang around this level through mid next week… and then the models just go stupid. Depending on which riff on the data you favour, the call is currently for anywhere from 6 to 8(!) metres of south swell slamming into us Thursday-ish. Not surprisingly there’s also expected to be powering southerlies with the giant swell. I’ll be charging up my batteries for a bit of shooting, that’s for sure.

Go well with your day!

TIDES: L @0930, H @1545
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Friday until midnight: Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, inshore afternoon seabreezes less than 10 knots.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly about 1 metre.
Saturday: Wind: South to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Sunday: Wind: South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon.

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