Clean but small this morning

Posted by: on April 9th, 2012

Hello Friends,

A beautiful morning in Sydney. Offshore under a deep blue and almost cloudless sky and there are still some tiny waves for the connoisseur. There was a nip to the air too. Autumn is definitely here.

At Dee Why the metre or so of ENE wind swell was producing the occasional thigh to waist high wave face up the beach from the SLSC. The point didn’t have any takers for obvious reasons and you had to wait for the catchable ones along the beach. But it’s not totally flat.

The Bureau tells us that the swell will gradually move toward the southerly quarters and the wind will pick up too as a brisk southwesterly makes itself felt. It’s due to stay strongly SW overnight but by tomorrow morning it’s supposed to be southerly at 30-35 kts.

While all that wind should bump up the wind chop pretty dramatically, the swell models indicate that we may not get much of anything surfable out of it. And, if those models have it right, we’re then in for an extended period of tiny to flat conditions after that… doesn’t Huey know that this is the month for surf in Sydney? Oh well, what can ya do?

Have yourself a top old Easter Monday everyone!

Weather Situation
A trough trough lies through the northern parts of the coast and is expected to contract further north today. Following this a cold front and stronger southerly change are due to enter the South Coast this afternoon, reaching central parts of the coast overnight Monday night. A high pressure ridge extends across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon then increasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southerly late this evening.
Tuesday 10 April
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending southerly 30 to 35 knots during the morning then decreasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 metres increasing to 4 metres around dawn.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Wednesday 11 April
Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.

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