Sticky: Not so nice

Posted by: on August 17th, 2013

Sweeping around

Hello Friends,

If you didn’t get up for the early, no need to fret; there really wasn’t anything going on at Dee Why. As the day got started, we had light NNE wind and about 1.5 metres of short period NE wind swell. Not the combo for Dee Why, but just maybe there’d be a little something around at north Curly. I’d be stoked to find a waist high wave this morning.

Tide’s going to be low at 1010 and then back to high at 1650.

The Bureau is calling for gusty northerlies today, shifting SW in the afternoon. It should be sunny and warm too.

If you read the Goat’s latest forecast, you’ll know what comes next… the outlook is dour. The offshores of August are against us and apart from a faint uptick tomorrow morning and again around midweek, all is gloom on the surf outlook for Sydney. Winter water temps will stick around for awhile yet, but the regular supply of fun waves is another matter.

Ah well, patience has always been a major part of this game, so make the most of your landlubber life for now because one day the waves will return.

Have a top old Saturday!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is weakening while a vigorous cold front moves across New South Wales, bringing gusty conditions to many parts of the coast today. Behind the front, a weak ridge is expected to develop over the state’s north during Sunday, although the southern coast will remain windy as a second cold front approaches from the Southern Ocean. This next front is forecast to reach the coast on Monday, maintaining fresh to strong southwesterly winds in most parts. A high is likely to strengthen across the state during Tuesday and Wednesday, promoting an easing of winds in the region.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Sunday 18 August
Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southeasterly up to 1 metre.
Monday 19 August
Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

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