Your jet-lagged correspondent had the opportunity to see beaches from Malibu to north of Rincon this morning and can report that it was mostly waist high to smaller along much of the coast as a little west wind swell ebbs away. Water was brown most places thanks to 50mm of rain a couple of days ago and waves generally looked on the slow side for shortboarding. The honourable exception was Rincon, where it looked as though there might be a shoulder high set with a little push every now and then.
Which, judging from the latest MHL data, is more than could be said for Sydney just a the moment!
On the other hand, the water temperature here is around 12-14, so, tiny as it may be in Sydney, at least you don’t have to rubber up like a deep sea diver if you feel like messing around with a high displacement water toy.