Good settings for fun conditions this morning – although pretty cold. The MHL data is showing the swell has dropped back to about 2 metres at 11 seconds apart and the direction has moved a touch more to the SSE. Tide is racing in to a high at 1010 this morning, so the clean shoulder to head high sets coming through for the hardy daybreak crew won’t last forever. The swell is due to weaken further over the next 24 hours, but there should still be something of interest this afternoon because there shouldn’t be too much wind as the tide drops again.
Longer term outlook according to this morning’s swell prediction models is for something or other in the waist to chest range (tide and spot depending) as the swell goes more east but holds around the metre plus range. Be interesting to see what the Goat’s take is on this.
Have a great Thursday!
Tides: H @1010, L @1600
Forecast issued at 4:51 am EST on Thursday 25 July 2013.
A strong high pressure system over southeast Australia is gradually drifting east. By Saturday it is expected to be centred above the Tasman Sea, while maintaining a ridge into northern New South Wales. The next cold front is expected to reach the state’s western border during Sunday, continuing across to the coast on Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Friday 26 July
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Up to 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around dawn, then tending easterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Saturday 27 July
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Up to 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.