Late last night when I checked the buoys, I hoped we were in for an improvement this morning but it seems not to have eventuated. Swell has moved more to the SE but it’s still only averaging about a metre out at sea on a marginal 8-9 second period. At Dee Why that means little waist high shories snapping over along the beach and very, very occasional just barely catchable little things along the rocks at the point.
As for the week ahead, well, I’m with the Goat on this one. The esteemed one’s forecasting record cannot be faulted. The models are still calling for a largeish pulse in Sydney from around late Thursday. Will be interesting to see how this one plays out, as it’s the first solid event we’ve seen on the charts in some time. Depending obviously on how the system develops, it just might be that we’ll see the (strong) wind out of the SW when the swell starts to hit. Anyway, it’s good to see Huey waving cheerfully at us from the other end of the coming week…
TIDES: L @1015, H @1630
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Saturday until midnight: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots, reaching 10 to 15 knots at first.Sea: to 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Wind: Southwest to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.Sea: to 1 metre.Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday: Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the evening.