Swell’s stayed about the same overnight, so if you aren’t put off by the odd shower and onshores, you should be able to find a messy little something in the waist high range. It’s gone a touch more to the SSE overnight and although there’s an average height at sea of around 1.3 metres this morning, a typical period in the 11 second range should ensure that it isn’t hopelessly gutless. After 0730 the tide starts coming back in, so that may give it a little push in terms of size. The main issue is going to be the wind which the Bureau tells us will be SE at 15-20 kts.
Back in a tick with a picture or two (waiting for a shower to pass) and some further thoughts…
Tides: L @0730 H @1220
A strong high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge along New South Wales coast. The high will gradually move over the western Tasman Sea by the weekend, maintaining the ridge to the north coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 17 February
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1 metre tending northeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 18 February
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms.