According to the MHL buoy, the swell was averaging 3 metres from the south at 0630 this morning. Average period was sitting on 8 seconds and sets at Dee Why beach were into the head high range but fairly fat thanks to the incoming tide (high is )830. Oh, and did I mention the air temp? Not really necessary if you’re in Sydney, but for the record it was 11 at RealSurf HQ as the day got started. Wind was WSW at 10-15 kts so conditions looked pretty fun. Certainly it’s significantly better than anything seen for a couple weeks.
From the look of the Bureau’s swell modelling, the energy levels should increase across the morning. This looks like being quite a short pulse though and the Bureau is calling for it to start fading before we run out of daylight. The wind is set to go strongly south this afternoon, so it really looks as though you need to hit it as soon as possible.
After blowing southerly overnight, the wind should be coming back to the SW for tomorrow morning. Meanwhile the swell should be back to waist high and the odd bigger one at south spots.
Get out there and score yourself a few!
A low pressure trough in the Tasman Sea is deepening, with gusty south to southwesterly winds affecting NSW Coastal Waters. Later on Saturday a high will move eastwards over NSW, and wind will start to gradually ease. Mid next week a cold front is expected to enter the west of the state, with north to northwesterly winds increasing again.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 3 metres around midday.
Southerly 2 to 4 metres decreasing to 1.5 to 3 metres from the late morning.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore from this morning until late afternoon.
Sunday 2 September
Southerly 25 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then decreasing to variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Monday 3 September
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 metre.