Sticky: Hey whadya know? Waves to start out the day

Posted by: on August 13th, 2011

Hello Friends,

I love being wrong when it comes to the surf. Last night it looked as though we’d have messy and tiny conditions with grey skies. But Huey had a different idea and whilst the swell energy levels and direction haven’t changed much (it’s out of the SE at about 2 metres at sea with an average 8 second period), we have light offshores to begin with, so it’s clean and surfable.

Set waves look to be in the chest to shoulder high range at the Dee Why end of the beach and around chest high at the point. Not a huge number of people in the water either as of 0700. Wind is out of the W to SW and light to begin with, but the Bureau says it’ll gradually drift around to light onshores this afternoon. At the same time the forecast is calling for the swell to weaken away as we head towards a few days of flatness. So, the plan is to hit it now if you can.

This morning’s run of the swell forecast models point to a good finish to the week though. If they have it right, Wednesday to Friday could see some solid SE to S swell for the old Sydney town. Indeed, the fun stuff could start as early as Tuesday if today’s data turns out to align well with reality. 🙂 Anyway, it’s always good to have the prospect of juicy surf in the long range forecast.

Have yourself a top old Saturday!

 

 

TIDES: H @0755, L @1335

Weather Situation
A high centred to the southwest of Tasmania extends a ridge across eastern New South Wales, while a weak trough approaches the state’s west. During Sunday the high will move to the southern Tasman Sea, where it is expected to strengthen and become very slow-moving, maintaining a ridge along the New South Wales coast until mid-week. The second half of the week is likely to see a cold front traverse the state as the high begins to weaken and move away from the region.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Sunday 14 August
Winds
East to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres decreasing to 0.5 metres late in the evening.
Monday 15 August
Winds
South to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.

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