Fun looking, if not super clean, 9 second period east swell of a couple metres lighting up the joint. Set waves are in the head high plus range at Dee Why point and it seemed to be pretty consistent too. Tide is low at about 0815 and winds were light for the early. The Bureau says they’ll go around to the north to NE as the day unfolds, so I’d expect surf options to contract to the usual NE spots by lunch time.
From the shape of the buoy data, it looks as though the swell hasn’t peaked yet either.That said, the Bureau says it’ll be back to a metre tomorrow. And we’re due to have another south change through late, so Thursday morning will be south wind spots only.
So, get out there early if you can because this morning looks like being the peak for at least another week.
A trough will cross western and southern NSW today then become slow moving over the northeast during Thursday before another high moves east into the Tasman Sea on Friday. This will bring a southerly change to southern parts of the coast today, then central parts of the coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening, ahead of a southerly change 25 to 30 knots around midnight.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon then increasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Easterly about 2 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms later this evening.
Thursday 22 November
Southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly 1 metre.
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning.
Friday 23 November
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots easing to southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.