Went for a splash this morning at Longy. Not super consistent, but there were a few bombs around and if you stayed out long enough you’d catch one (particularly if you’d had the foresight to bring your mal!). Beautiful morning to be amongst it.
Swell really didn’t get going yesterday. Overnight the average period has crept up to around 10 seconds, and the 1.5 metre swell is now a bit more to the SSE, so the combo is delivering the odd chest high set to Dee Why beach (but not the point). It looked setty though and I’d expect to have some longish waits. At 0730 there were only a couple people in the water that I could see. Should be sunny all day too.
Tide was low at 0630, so this morning is the best shot not only for the incoming tide, but the forecast is calling for the swell to fade later.
Tomorrow looks like being smaller but on Friday the wind comes up hard and the swell goes nuts – up to five metres says the Bureau (at around 12 seconds according to the models).
Have yourself a top day!
A high pressure system over NSW is maintaining mostly sunny condition throughout coastal waters. A cold front near WA will move into NSW waters on Thursday, with strong to gale force southwesterly winds and increasing seas developing through the day. As the front moves eastwards into the Tasman Sea an intense low pressure system will develop, with high seas and winds expected to continue into the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres decreasing to about 1 metre this afternoon and evening.
Thursday 9 August
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Southerly about 1 metre increasing to 2 metres late in the evening.
Friday 10 August
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots tending southerly 35 to 45 knots during the morning.
3 to 4 metres increasing to 4 to 5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 2 to 4 metres increasing to 5 metres from the morning.
Isolated thunderstorms. Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.