Saturday smallness but not flatness

Posted by: on August 31st, 2013

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Hello Friends,

Good to see a little tiny bit of energy left for the Saturday morning crew. Yesterday’s scrappy NE wind swell has gone a touch more to the ENE. As of 0700, it was about a metre on average at with a typical period of close to 8 seconds. This was producing waist to almost chest high wave faces on sets at spots with good exposure to the swell direction. Tide will hit low at @1010.

So, if you’re going, early would be better. The Bureau says the swell energy is going to fade away as the day goes along and it looks like next week will be pretty much a repeat of last week. Certainly tomorrow and Monday are shaping up to be pretty dire.

So get down to the beach now and then be the soul of unselfish sacrifice as you turn up unexpectedly at various daylight functions. When they say “what’re you doing here, I thought you’d be surfing”, you can smile benignly and tell them you wouldn’t have missed whatever it is you’re not missing for the world.

Oh, and here’s a thought. Why not jump onto our the We’re RealSurf crowdfunding project and make a pledge for the RealSurf cause? You know you’re planning to do it anyway, so how ’bout today? Huh? C’mon…

Have yourself a top old day!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Saturday 31 August 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak high pressure ridge has recently developed over most of New South Wales, while a departing low pressure trough still lingers in the far northeast. The ridge should remain the dominant feature into the new week promoting generally light wind conditions.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 1 September
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 2 September
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

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