Posted by: on August 5th, 2013

Pretty quiet
Hello Friends,

Another sunny and mild day coming up. Tide seems a bit too high for the small (1 metre) ESE swell. The 11 second period is staving off absolute flatness. However, it could be a close thing as the tide drops, because the swell is fading too. This morning’s forecast models are projecting flatness from tomorrow through to Thursday morning when we might see some junky south swell activity start to build. At this stage it doesn’t look like building much though – maybe a couple of metres briefly at the peak (but with a fair amount of southerly).

Longer term outlook currently seems to be for waist to chest high toward the end of the week with a possible brief excursion on Sunday into something bigger – but it’s supposed to be south swell and south wind again. It seems as though we might be heading into a more spring like pattern of brief pulses of windy south swell punctuating increasingly longer marginal to flat spells.

Keep on smilin’ and have yourself a top Monday!

ps: still doing the groundwork for the crowdfunding campaign… thanks so much for all the encouraging responses!

Tides: H @0715 L @1255

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over northern New South Wales. A cold front is forecast to traverse the region during Tuesday, with vigorous winds over southern and central parts of the coast developing ahead of and with the passage of the front. Winds are expected to ease on Wednesday, as the front moves away from the coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Tuesday 6 August
Strong wind warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly up to 1 metre.
Wednesday 7 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.

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