A metre or so of south swell has appeared this morning in Sydney and where Dee Why was concerned, there didn’t seem to be anyone in the water to meet it. When I climbed aloft to the RealSurf crow’s nest for the first time this morning, it coincided with a chest high set arriving at Dee Why beach. Longer contemplation however suggests that there could be a wait between such sets and that may in part account for the fact that no one was in the water yet. Of course the icy air temps may have been a factor too!
According to this morning’s forecast from the Bureau, the model predictions of an uptick in swell energy midweek are likely to happen. They’re calling for three metres or so of 10 second south swell on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the wind looks like spoiling the party fairly quickly as it goes from SW to S.
Thursday may be smaller, but better thanks to a shift around to offshores.
Have yourself a great Monday!
Tides: H @0740, L @1320
A complex low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea with a trough to the northwest moves slowly to the south-southeast and weakening. On Tuesday a high pressure system is expected to move west of the Bass Strait extending a ridge to the southwestern Coral Sea and the low is expected to weaken further.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Easterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 23 July
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Wednesday 24 July
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
2 to 3 metres.
East to southeasterly 2 to 4 metres, tending south to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Dangerous surf conditions expected, hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.