Sticky: Still pumping on Monday morning

Posted by: on May 16th, 2011



Hello Friends,

Did you get in the water over the weekend? The swell didn’t quite go ballistic in the way the models (and the Bureau for that matter) said it would, but it wasn’t exactly small either. This morning sees the swell down a bit since yesterday afternoon, but it looks much cleaner at Dee Why and presumably that means it’ll be similarly smartened up at other south swell spots.

Size is around the shoulder to head high mark on the average set and there are the occasional overhead bombs in the mix. The MHL buoy off Sydney is showing a couple metres of SSE swell at about 10 seconds apart. That’s a good recipe for us. And, the wind’s set to be out of the SW-W too. According to the Bureau, it’ll weaken a little as the day goes along. So too will the swell but with luck it won’t be too drastic.

This morning’s run of the models is calling for fun size over the next two days and for a solid but brief spike on Wednesday morning. The long range models are pointing toward a stretch of small to marginal conditions from late in the week into next week. So make hay!

I was out and about with the camera this weekend, so expect a few new galleries later.

Go well with your Monday!

Tides: H @0700 L @1250

Weather Situation
A cold front is moving south of Tasmania with associated strong winds in the far south. A high pressure system centred near Adelaide is extending a ridge over New South Wales with winds easing along the remainder of the coast. Over the next few days, the high will move very slowly east strengthening the ridge over the state as winds further ease. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea from Wednesday onwards still maintaining the ridge towards New South Wales.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly up to 10 knots around midday. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday
Winds: Southwesterly 5 to 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly about 2 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

Forecast for Wednesday
Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.

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