Last night it looked as though it might be a touch better this morning than things have turned out for Dee Why. The point is flat and you’ll want your floatiest surfing object for the beach break this morning as it’s struggling to get to waist high on the metre or so of 10 second period SE swell.
Tide’s coming into high at around 1015, so you’d better get on it pronto. By this afternoon when it’s dropped back again, the waves could be pretty much gone because the swell is continuing to fade. If you’re in the mood to travel out of Sydney for a wave, I’d be heading north rather than south today. SE spots north from about the Hunter could be into the chest high range on sets. But not in Sydney. Magnet spots will be struggling to get above the waist-ish mark.
This morning’s surf forecast models are pointing toward a couple of days of near flatness to start the week, then maybe a tiny bump upward on Tuesday morning, minorness again Wednesday and potentially a quick but useful south pulse for Thursday (however there is a question mark over the wind for Thursday, with some models indicating a fair amount of southerly).
Yours truly will be working away on the crowdfunding bizo, so I could use a flat day or two.
Have yourself a top old Saturday one and all!
The MHL buoy is registering about a metre of 9 second period SE swell as of 0500
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 10 August 2013.
A weak cold front will pass to the south of the state this morning before a high pressure ridge gradually extends over NSW. The ridge will lie over eastern NSW tomorrow morning before moving into the Tasman Sea later in the day as another cold front approaches. The front is expected to cross southern and central parts of the coast during Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly around 1 metre around midday.
Sunday 11 August
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Monday 12 August
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly up to 1 metre.