Had a quick look around before 0700 and I can report the 2 metre 10 sec period south swell is still rolling in to the south magnets. Dee Why seemed to be not quite as consistent as yesterday arvo, but the size looked to be similar – ie, shoulder to head high on the bigger sets. Around at the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch, there were waves from about Wetherill Street north to the end of the beach. As with Dee Why, there were already a fair number of surfers in the water before 0730. Sets were smaller at Colla-Narra, but there would be a few in the chest high range and there seemed to be lots and lots of peaks.
Swell should push along at roughly the current size all day. And the wind will play nice too at most places because it’s set to continue out of the SW.
Outlook is for the energy to be with us through to about Tuesday morning, so get out and have fun. BTW, I’m planning to get out and about with the camera today, so wave hi if ya see me, and remember, if I’m shooting and you get a wave, well chances are I’ll catch your stylings!
Tides: Low @0815 High @1435
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is associated with fresh to strong southwesterly winds over the southern and central NSW coasts today. The low is expected to move slowly east during the next couple of days, maintaining a southwesterly airstream over NSW coast with strong winds persisting in the far south.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Southerly 2 metres.
Sunday 19 May
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 2 metres.
Monday 20 May
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.