We’re in for a mild and sunny day with S-SW winds but, sadly, not much in the way of swell. What we’ve got on that front is 7 second period NE wind swell of about a metre. As a consequence there’s not much of anything happening at Dee Why. I couldn’t see anyone in the water from the RealSurf crow’s nest, nor any reason for them to be there.
The wind forecast says this afternoon will see it shift to the SE, so there could be a little uptick in the swell energy levels. But I’m not expecting anything too dramatic. Maybe some waist high onshore dribble at semi-exposed spots.
Outlook remains so-so. We might get a little bump overnight for tomorrow morning, but again, I’m not too enthusiastic about our chances. Friday could be a case of the same and beyond that… well it just looks like more of less than we want. As I noted yesterday, lots of energy down in the southern ocean according to the forecast models, but it’s not set to swing up our way apparently.
Have yourself a great Wednesday!
A cold front is moving up the New South Wales coast, bringing a south to southwesterly change to the state’s coastal waters. This change was located on the Batemans Coast at 4am, and is expected to reach the base of the Far North Coast late this afternoon or early evening. A high pressure centre currently over South Australia will move into the Tasman Sea during Thursday, with the wind turning north to northeasterly.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly at similar speeds during the mid morning, then east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Up to 2 metres.
Northeasterly about 1.5 metres tending southerly 2 metres late this evening.
Thursday 18 October
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending northeasterly later in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly about 2 metres.
Friday 19 October
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the day.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1 metre.