Waves continue and that’s a good thing

Posted by: on May 13th, 2010

Hello Friends,

We have ourselves another morning with good surf at Sydney’s south swell spots. Wind was WSW at around 15-20 kts and the tide was coming off an early high. Swell was about two metres coming from the south with a power setting of about 9 seconds. Plenty of folk on the point at Dee Why, and though I didn’t get a good look, seemed to be a fair old crew at Northy as well.

Outlook is for the wind to push along pretty strongly from the S-SW through the day. The Bureau is calling for the swell to be SE around the 3 metre mark, but I can’t really see much evidence on the latest MHL data. The models are showing the same thing, so maybe it’s just lurking out there, waiting to come ashore later…

Said models are still predicting around 3 metres through Friday night, but then pushing up by another 1-2 metres briefly (ie peaking at 4-5 metres), before dropping back steadily into the news week.

Saturday certainly looks interesting because the wind is set to drop back as the day goes along.

I’m hoping to be out and about with a camera over the next few days of course. Speaking of which, I got a few shots at Dee Why point late yesterday morning. You’ll find the story in our centre column news section as usual.

Go well!

TIDES: H @0730, L @1320
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Thursday until midnight: Wind: South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.Sea: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly about 3 metres.
Friday: Wind: South to southwesterly 20/30 knots easing gradually to 15 to 20 knots by the evening.Sea: 2 to 3 metres abating to about 1.5 metres in the evening. Swell: South to southeasterly about 3 metres.
Saturday: Wind: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing below 10 knots during the evening.





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