Another corker of a morning along the beaches of Sydney. Find yourself a spot that collects south swell and take something floaty to ensure maximum fun. At Dee Why there were longish waits for knee to chest high waves. Wind was lightly offshore and the MHL buoy was showing a metre of south swell at about 10 seconds.
Outlook is for the energy levels to weaken a touch more today and to be just about flat tomorrow.
So if you can, get out and catch a few little peelers on this glorious late winter’s day.
TIDES: H @0715, L @1255
A high pressure system across NSW is producing northwest to northeast winds over NSW waters. A front will move into the west of the state late Thursday, with northwesterly winds increasing over southern waters on Friday ahead of its passage. As the front moves into the Tasman Sea late Friday a low pressure system is expected to develop off the southern NSW or eastern Victoria coast, which will maintain gusty northwest to southwest winds through part of Saturday. As the low moves eastwards over the weekend the wind should ease.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day with inshore afternoon seabreezes then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly about 1.5 metres.
Friday 17 August
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday then increasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Easterly about 1 metre.
Saturday 18 August
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Up to 3 metres.
Easterly 1 metre.