Usual late Sunday start for your correspondent. The steady onshores continued this morning, but all things considered, they weren’t beating it up to badly for the early. And, the easterly wind swell is now averaging close to two metres with an average period of 8 seconds. While Northy is off limits due to the Pro Junior, it was showing some chest high sets when I checked around 0930. However, there really didn’t seem to be much of interest as you came back south along the beach toward Collaroy. The key indicator was the presence of just two or three punters having a go at a small peak near Gardens.
Around the corner at Dee Why there were plenty of beginners at kiddies, but only a small number of people up the beach where the waves were into the waist to chest high range on the sets. Maybe the grey skies are putting folks off?
More thoughts on the outlook in a bit…
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the New South Wales coast, directing an easterly airstream along the coast. A trough lies within this stream off the northern New South Wales, and is responsible for increased wind speeds in this area. Another high pressure system, currently strengthening south of the Bight, is expected to drift slowly east during the next few days. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the coming week, maintaining generally east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds: Southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Possible thunderstorms.
Forecast for Monday
Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 2 metres around dawn. Swell: Easterly about 1.5 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.