Wind was SSW 15-25 kts inshore this morning. The Bureau says we can expect it to go southerly later. Swell is mainly out of the ESE to SE at around 2.3 metres on average with a period of a touch over 10 seconds. This was delivering a somewhat setty and choppy shoulder plus surf experience to the first shift at Dee Why. Most of the action that I saw was happening along the beach, but there were a number of folks bobbing around off the point, so I assume there must be the odd set out there.
Although we have swell, that wind will confine the surf options pretty severely I’d say. Find a corner and enjoy!
This morning’s swell modelling foretells a marginal weak ahead. With luck it won’t actually get to flat, but from the look of it, the wind supply will be pretty steady…
Should have some fresh galleries up for you later today as I shot at Gardens, North Narra and Mona Vale yesterday.
A vigorous southerly change associate with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea is moving along New South Wales central coast. The change will extend to the far north coast Sunday afternoon as a strong high pressure system moves south of the Bight extending a ridge behind the front. This high is expected to move over the southwestern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the morning then tending southerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
3 metres increasing to 4 metres around midday.
Southeasterly up to 3 metres.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore this morning.
Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore.
Monday 18 March
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Tuesday 19 March
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, then becoming east to southeasterly during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly about 2 metres.