Grey skies, SE breeze, the odd sprinkle. Another one of those mornings boys and girls. And the swell? What can you say, it’s much as it’s been I’m afraid. The MHL Sydney buoy was showing a metre of south wind swell and Dee Why’s responding in the usual way, ie weak, junky and too small for anyone but the super keen.
The general outlook for the next week in Sydney (and indeed much of the east coast) and beyond is pretty much more of the same or, as the Goat might say, up a bit, down a bit.
If you want some size, you’d be best advised to head down to Vicco or Tas (particularly the latter where some of those protected and famously long waves could be pretty impressive). And NZ’s west coasts could be firing heavily in another 48-72 hours. But the models are, if anything, less hopeful for the east coast of Oz. A heap of energy is going to be thundering up through the Tasman, but it’ll all be over the horizon as far as we’re concerned. Bah.
Yours truly will be focused increasingly on the we love waves conference in coming days. If you haven’t quite got around to registering, now is the time!
Go well one and all.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge to the Queensland coast, while a trough remains almost stationary over northeast New South Wales. This pattern is expected remain relatively unchanged during next few days.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots around midday then tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.
Forecast for Thursday
Winds: Light winds tending northeast to southeasterly up to 10 knots around midday then tending east to northeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds becoming northeasterly up to 10 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.
Forecast for Friday
Winds: East to southeasterly 5 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 metre.