Sticky: Up the coast

Posted by: on September 5th, 2013

Hello Friends,

Woke up to some fun-size mainly east swell in Crescent Head this morning. 20+ people in the water at the point as the sun cleared the horizon so, with the threat of stiff north wind on the cards, our local host suggested we look south along the road to Plomer. Turned out to be a good idea because there were any number of options in various north corners. We ended up past Plomer tucked in against a headland where we were well protected from any north wind, but still exposed to the swell. Tide was pretty full to begin with, but we all got fun lefts and rights in the chest to shoulder plus range.

I had the waterproof camera with me, but being beachbreak, I didn’t really get anything much of interest. I shot a little video, but I haven’t checked to see how it turned out. Maybe later. We’re setting a hectic schedule: wake up, surf, eat, nap, surf again, bbq, sleep.

Swell up this way was around the 2 metre mark from the east at about 10 seconds, down in Sydney swell direction is also east, but it’s not quite a metre at 10 seconds, so I would expect magnet spots to be around the waist to waist plus mark.

It looks as though tomorrow in Sydney will see the energy levels drop a notch, so those magnets may be knee to waist. Wind may be a bit more favourable as it should move from the present northerly more to the NW.

Have yourself a top old Thursday!

A few snaps for you…

Nice lines

Water view

Hectic scene

Sunrise at Crescent

Crescent Head

North Coast beachie

Thump

Flicking it around

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Thursday 5 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into New South Wales and will remain the dominant feature over the next few days. A weak trough is expected to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast from late Thursday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday 6 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 7 September
Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, ahead of a southerly change 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.

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