Waves about and that’s a good thing

Posted by: on October 31st, 2011

Hello Friends,

The swell forecast models were caught on the hop. There’s more activity this morning than predicted. Swell is scrappy, but coming from the south at an average height of 3 metres and with an average period of nearly 9 seconds.

Wind was out of the WSW at around 10 kts as we got started.

There were a few bods in the water at Dee Why where set wave faces were into the head high range. The banks didn’t look too flash but the surface conditions were relatively clean considering. We’re heading toward a highish high tide at around 1120, so that extra push is helping matters along too.

The point didn’t seem to be doing much and hadn’t attracted any takers as of 0700.  Don’t know what’s going on with the wind, as it was supposed to be southerly at 20-30 kts (tailing off later).

It’s supposed to be a cool day and partly cloudy, so if you have an opening in the schedule, it might be worth a look at your fave south spot just in case…

Have yourself a top old Monday!

Weather Situation

A southerly change has moved into Queensland. Behind this change a strong, slow-moving high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge over NSW. The high pressure ridge will continue over the state during the week. During Saturday the high is expected to become centered over the Tasman.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots by early evening.
Seas
Up to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 metre tending southeasterly 1.5 metres from midday.

Tuesday 1 November

Winds
Southeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 2 metres decreasing to 1 metre late in the evening.

Wednesday 2 November

Winds

North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly up to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.

Seas

Below 1 metre increasing up to 2 metres during the afternoon.

Swell

Southerly 1 metre.

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