Sticky: It’s still pumping at south spots

Posted by: on May 20th, 2013

Busy early

Nice one

Point still sputtery

Hello Friends,

Another day of good waves at south swell spots. It’s 2.5 metres and coming from the SSE at a juicy 10 seconds apart. This is a near perfect size for Sydney’s beaches. Throw in a westerly of 10 kts, and you have every reason to bend the schedule around for a wave.

Tides: Low @0955 H@1625

The Bureau says the swell has peaked and will decline this afternoon (but not go flat). However, looking at the MHL data from down the coast, I don’t see any evidence of a drop in energy levels, so with any luck, the juice will continue all day long.

Outlook is for waves again tomorrow and Wednesday, although indications are that the average size will drop below the current chest-shoulder height.

BTW, I’m working through a backlog of shooting from the weekend, and I plan to add more today if possible. For the record I shot at Dee Why beach in the morning, then shot Curly near midday on Saturday. On Sunday I shot Mona Vale mid-afternoon and then went back to Dee Why for the sunset sesh.

Go well with your day!

Weather Situation
A low pressure system located over the southern Tasman Sea will continue to bring fresh southwesterly wind over southern NSW coast during Monday. The low will move slowly east towards New Zealand during the next few days and will be followed by a weak high pressure system moving over the eastern NSW during Tuesday and Wednesday. A low pressure system is expected to affect the NSW coast Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Tuesday 21 May
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn.
Wednesday 22 May
Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the evening.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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