Swell perked a tiny bit overnight, but it’s got too much SW in it to be getting into many beaches this morning. Dee Why and Longy were just barely showing a little knee to waist line before 0700. With the tide rushing into a big high at 0945, those waves may not survive the swamping.
The energy levels are set to peak around midday and then will very gradually roll off, but there just might be some tiny barely catchable ripples through tomorrow at south exposed spots.
Tides: H @0945, L @1545
Windy conditions persist over southern New South Wales in the wake of a complex low pressure system moving over the southern Tasman Sea. Winds will ease this afternoon as the low moves further towards the east and a ridge of high pressure extends across the region. Early in the new week this high is forecast to move over the Tasman Sea, with winds shifting northerly ahead of the next frontal system.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Sunday 25 August
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Up to 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Monday 26 August
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Up to 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.