A metre of 10 sec SSE swell and light winds mixed with an incoming tide (high at just before 0900) to deliver a patient little group of surfers with the occasional waist high set at Dee Why beach. The waits were longish, but not bad and although full, the better waves at least stood up long enough for a turn or two.
From the shape of the forecasts, it looks as though the swell energy is going to fade through the day and go to flat tomorrow before coming back up into the solidly surfable range on Saturday. While the Bureau also says the wind’ll be swinging south with it as the day goes along, the morning session could be alright at spots that can deal with the high tide.
No major news on the crowdfunding project for you this morning really. At the moment my informal brains-trust is having a look at my final draft of the project description. Once they get back to me and I’ve put a final polish on the proposal, it will go to the folk at Pozible for review. If they give it the thumbs up, I should be able to launch early next week. Here’s hoping!
Have yourself a top old Thursday!
A broad low pressure system will drift south of Tasmania today deepening as it moves over the southern Tasman Sea on Friday. A series of frontal systems associated with this broad low are expected to pass over the southern parts of NSW before moving away to the east on the weekend. Otherwise a weak high pressure ridge extends over the far northern parts of NSW, forming a weak high over the Queensland coast late on Thursday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore later this afternoon and evening.
Friday 23 August
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Saturday 24 August
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.