I’m stoked. I expected today to be nearly flat, but ‘lo, there were little lines peeling into Dee Why this morning. The bigger sets looked to be around the chest high mark at take off and some of ’em were running a reasonable distance too. Plus the wind was minimal.
Swell at sea has declined a touch overnight to just under a metre, but the period’s still nearly 11 seconds and the direction is ESE. Water temperature out at the buoy is an unnatural, but nice 18-19 degrees.
Tide hits high at 1215.
It’s sunny and mild as I tap the report out, but the Bureau says there’s a 60% chance of precipitation later.
The tiny waves are forecast to stick around for the next day or so before fading right away to flat. This morning’s swell modelling is being hopeful about late Sunday-early Monday. C’mon Huey, I need something better than that for next weekend because Nikon Australia’s going to let me have a go with their 800mm f/5.6 super telephoto lens.
Have yourself a top old Sunday!
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Sunday 14 July 2013.
A strong, slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge across the New South Wales coast. A weak trough will reach the south coast later Monday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 15 July
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 16 July
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Up to 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.