Sticky: Holding pattern time

Posted by: on July 29th, 2010

Hello Friends,

According to the data from MHL’s Sydney buoy, we have about two metres of east swell at about 8 seconds coming in to our beaches. There isn’t enough energy to have attracted any takers at Dee Why, but then it’s not the first place you’d look for a wave in easterly conditions either.

From the shape of the forecast, the swell energy is close to its peak this morning. And it looks from the latest run of the WAMs that we’re in for another week of marginal conditions along the east coast. It’s starting to look disturbingly like an early spring. Fingers crossed that we aren’t going to repeat last year’s pretty ordinary late winter.

That said, the very long range outlook seems to have improved a touch. If the trends come true, by this time next week we could be looking at something a bit more interesting as we head into the weekend. But between now and then, we’ll need some luck in Sydney.

Have a great day with whatever comes your way!

TIDES: H @1010, L @1550
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly around midday then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.Sea: Up to 1.5 metres.Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.Sea: 1 to 1.5 metres.Swell: Northeasterly about 1.5 metres. Chance thunderstorms
Saturday: Wind: Northeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly up to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.

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