Getting pretty quiet out there

Posted by: on March 21st, 2013

Booming set wave

Hello Friends,

When I checked the Dee Why stretch this morning, there were only a couple of bods in the water with wave riding gear. It is very small, flat almost, and yet the Bureau says that we might have something surfable later. If it happens, it’ll be locally generated by a projected 25-30 kt NE’r this afternoon. So, who knows, maybe a few waist plus sideshore bumps at NE spots… We have another day of relatively small tidal swings too. It’s low a little after 1100 and then comes up by less than half a metre to the high around 1710. Tomorrow morning there might possibly be the odd NE bump at exposed spots, but from the look of the forecast, the wind could be an issue from early.

Looking ahead, I’d say there’s another week at least of small to flat conditions. Early risers will have the best shot at getting something fun, but it looks pretty unlikely to be much above the knee to waist range. And as far as I can tell, that holds pretty much from Eden to Byron. Oh well. Patience required…

Have yourself a top Thursday!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea will move slowly towards New Zealand over the next couple of days maintaining the ridge to the the northwest. A trough will move through the state on Thursday and Friday, bringing an increase in northeasterly winds to most coastal waters ahead of a southerly change on the south and central coasts on Friday and Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 metres increasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 metres.
Friday 22 March
Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the early evening.
Saturday 23 March
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly 0.5 metres tending northeasterly 0.5 to 1.5 metres from the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from the morning.

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