Clean and chest high sets for the early

Posted by: on April 12th, 2012

 

 

 

Hello Friends,

Not quite as chilly this morning. Dominant swell direction is SE and size at sea is about two metres at 8 to 9 seconds. Wind was WSW at around 10 kts.

I’ve run late this morning due to a flat tyre. Always fun, especially when you haven’t got round to cleaning out the boot in awhile and the jack looks like something retrieved from the Titanic. Life in the first world… it’s so tough. Anyway, the tyre diversion lead to my coming home via Curly and Dee Why at around 0900, so I grabbed a few pictures for you.

As they show, the surface conditions were really quite clean thanks to a light SW breeze and there were definitely a few little waves to be had. The grey skies and cool air temps seem to have reduced the crowds as well. Certainly I’d have expected waist to chest high plus surf to have a few more takers for the first week of school hols.

The ol’ swell models aren’t looking too swell this morning. It would appear much of the east coast will be getting smaller over the next day or so and then we could be in for near flat conditions through to Monday.

After that, we may get a perk to size, but the wind could be an issue across mid week.

Ah well, the juice will return, so in the meantime, get out there and enjoy if you can.

TIDES: L @0710 H @1310

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system south of Adelaide extends a ridge over southern and western NSW and directs a fresh to strong southerly airflow over central and northern parts of the coast. The high will move slowly east over the next few days and be the dominant weather system affecting NSW, with winds moderating on Thursday then tending mostly moderate northeasterly for Friday and the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres decreasing to below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Friday 13 April
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Saturday 14 April
Winds
North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 metres.

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