It’s on again this morning kids

Posted by: on May 14th, 2010

Hello Friends,

Looks very much as though we have another day of quality swell for the Sydney region’s protected south spots. The average size of the swell at sea has moved up to three metres and the period is a useful 9-10 seconds. The wind is still an issue though. The Bureau hasn’t changed its call and we therefore have a strong wind warning again today. That will limit the surf options and increase the traffic factor pretty obviously.

Dee Why point was well attended again this morning. Sets look a bit juicier than yesterday, but at least while I watched, not dramatically bigger.

It’s on my agenda to get out with a camera of some description, so I’m hopeful there’ll be a few more pics to share later on.

If you’re a beginner, this is a day to watch not to join in. The swell is set to ramp up at least another metre for tomorrow. And the period will be increasing too if the models have it right. So the waves are going to be big and powerful at exposed spots.

Saturday still looks like peak day on the models, but Sunday shouldn’t be small. Waves all weekend I’d say at this point.

Have yourself a top old day!



TIDES: H @0820, L @1400
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong Wind Warning.
Friday until midnight: Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 20 to 30 knots offshore.Sea: 2 to 3 metres.Swell: South to southeasterly about 3 metres.
Saturday: Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots reaching 20/25 knots offshore.Sea: 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: South to southeasterly about 4 metres. Dangerous surf conditions. Swell breaking dangerously, close inshore.
Sunday: Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots.

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