Weakening weekend waves

Posted by: on September 22nd, 2013

Flabby but catchable @0900

Hello Friends,

Beaurtiful Sunday morning as I wandered into the RealSurf wheelhouse this morning. The view from the crow’s nest was more or less what I expected, namely inconsistent waist to chest plusses and many fine folk in the water chasing them. Looks as though the more buoyant your choice of equipment this morning, the better. Swell is showing on the MHL buoy as being out of the southern quarters at about 9 seconds apart with an average height of 1.5 metres. Dee Why was looking a bit smaller to me than those numbers would suggest it should. But it’s on high tide and the numbers were a couple hours old. Outlook is for swell energy to gradually fade and for the NE’r to pick up later. Freakishly summer like.

My friends at Surfrider Foundation are raffling off Perfect Wave and Barton Lynch trip to the Maldives in May 2014. The raffle’s drawn next Wednesday the 25th, so you really have to pounce on it right now. Tix are 3 for $20. Jump here to get yours.
Here’s the bumpf from Surfrider about the deal

You gotta be in it to win it….
Picture it……you, the Perfect Wave and Barton Lynch.
Yep, the world and pipeline champion surfer as your own personal coach… Take your surfing to the next level!
Surfrider are offering a once in a life-time surf trip to the tropical Maldives in May 2014 with BL.
How? Just purchase your Blast Off raffle tickets today.

Second prize is a GoPro Hero 3 camera – capture your surfing memories for ever, and share with your buddies.
The first 6 to purchase $100 or more worth of raffle tickets will receive a Surf Organic tailpad. Further purchases of $100 or more will receive 2 blocks of Surf Organic wax.
All proceeds from the raffle go towards helping Surfrider protect what you love – waves and beaches. The raffle will be drawn at the annual BL Blastoff surfing competition on Wednesday, 25th of September, 2013. Entries close midday 25th of September, 2013 AEST.
Get onboard and purchase some raffle tickets today – and live the surfing dream.
Further details and the terms & conditions.
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Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Sunday 22 September 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system over eastern New South Wales is drifting towards the Tasman Sea as a trough moves into the state’s west. This pattern will maintain generally light to moderate winds along the coast today. A second and stronger trough is forecast to to reach the coast during Tuesday, preceded by increasing northerly winds, briefly turning west to southwesterly in most areas behind it. A more significant southerly change appears likely to arrive towards the end of the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday 23 September
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Tuesday 24 September
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.

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