Despite being in a haze of jetlaggness yesterday, I knew the swell was going to fade fast, so I joined the large crew at Dee Why point to sample a few of the 12 sec period SE sets. This morning I won’t be in a position to repeat the experience because there’s nothing happening at the point. As expected, the swell’s faded quite a bit overnight and as of about 0700, it was out of the SSE at around the 10 second mark with an average height at sea of about a metre – half the size of yesterday. Tide’s heading to low at about 1215. Skies should be sunny all day and the wind should stay offshore.
So get out there and enjoy because tomorrow looks like being smaller again and by Thursday we could be into a week plus of flatness on the east coast.
A high pressure ridge over the western Tasman Sea is weakening and a cold front will bring a west to southwesterly change along New South Wales coast on Tuesday. Behind this front another slow-moving ridge will develop across the Tasman Sea from Wednesday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 24 April
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Thursday 25 April
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.