Okay, it wasn’t perfect or anything, but at least there was SE windswell all day and the wind didn’t get too out of hand. I got a few waves at Dee Why point, but given the swell direction, it was far from the only place with something worth the effort. Mostly it was in the waist to chest high range, but every now and then something closer to head high turned up to keep things interesting.
The SE windswell didn’t vary much through the day. Basically it stayed around the two metre mark out at sea with an average period of about 8-9sec. Outlook si for the energy levels to weaken a little overnight, but with luck tomorrow will still offer a few options for the keen. First tide of the day will a high at about 0720, the wind should be out of the NE and once again we have a high likelihood of showers at some point during the day.
A high near New Zealand extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. A low pressure trough lies over the NSW inland and a high is in the western Bight. These systems are moving eastwards. The high is expected to move to the southeast of Tasmania by late Friday. This will bring a weak southerly change along the New South southern and central coasts Thursday through Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.
Forecast for Thursday
Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly about 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast for Friday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, ahead of an early southerly change of up to 20 knots. Winds tending south to southeasterly up to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing up to 1.5 metres during the morning then decreasing to below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Forecast for Saturday
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.