Had a Don’s party last night and am off to a leisurely start today. Only a very small, weak south wind swell making itself felt this morning. Average period is around the 7 second mark and at Dee Why sets were struggling to make the waist high mark. Dull grey skies, a light southerly and cool air temps were not dissuading a hardy crew though. The wind’s set to turn more to the east later, so the conditions, such as they are, won’t be improving.
The marginal conditions look likely to bumble along for the next few days, but the swell prediction models continue to hold out hope of an okay size south pulse for Thursday-Friday. The problem will be, as it so often is, that the southerly will be chasing the swell up the coast. My hopes are for a few forerunner sets in the monrning of Thursday before the southerly gets into it. But we shall see…
Gotta go, but should have a little video I shot up at Crescent last week to share later today…
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Forecast issued at 6:07 am EST on Sunday 8 September 2013.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into northern New South Wales, while a weakening trough lies over southern and central parts of the state. This trough will shift to the northeast during Sunday and dissipate, with high pressure remaining dominant until a stronger trough and frontal system cross the region early in the new week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 9 September
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Tuesday 10 September
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly during the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly during the day.