Sticky: Real quiet out there

Posted by: on August 5th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Not your most dramatically wonderful morning for surf at Dee Why. The swell has faded to just under a metre from the SE at about 8 seconds apart. There is still some longer period component in the mix – which is probably why there’s at least the odd knee to waist high set wandering in. But it ain’t exactly consistent. So, your best shot is your longest, floatiest wave catching device and your most chilled out attitude. We’re talking Mellow with a big fancy capital M.

Oh, and just to ensure things are nice and fat and slow, the tide is coming in to a high at 1020 (low at 1615) and the wind will be picking up into the 20-25 kt range from the w-nw later. That ought to do an excellent job of pushing the (feeble) wave energy away from us.

Outlook is for the near flatness to last through tomorrow, but then on Tuesday it seems from the swell models as though we just might get ourselves a healthy, albeit very brief, 2-3 metre south pulse.

It’s a beautiful sunny day, so get out amongst it and enjoy.

Weather Situation
A weakening low pressure system located over the eastern Tasman Sea is moving slowly away to the east. A ridge of high pressure lies over northern New South Wales and is expected to remain in place during the next few days as a series of cold fronts pass to the south, with predominantly westerly winds across the coastal waters. Strong winds are expected to impact the Illawarra, Batemans and Eden waters on Sunday as the first of these fronts approach NSW.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre.
Monday 6 August
Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly about 1 metre tending southerly about 2 metres in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 7 August
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to west to northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.

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