Sticky: Scrappy again for Tuesday morning

Posted by: on October 8th, 2013

How it was at 0730

Working to get into it

Beachy shutdowns & weak point

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s blustry conditions have abated overnight and left Dee Why with some waist to chest plus SE wind swell. It’s sorta messy and a high percentage of waves coming into the beach seemed to be a struggle to get into – and then they mostly shut down. More for the exercise than the quality this morning. Although it’s mostly sunny as I write this before 0800, the Bureau says there’s a 50% chance of a shower or two later.

A quick scan across this morning’s forecast models suggests that there could be junky little stuff in the mornings this week – although the next couple of days aren’t too flash looking. For the last few days the models have been predicting an uptick from the south on Friday and they’re sticking to that story this morning. Wind is likely to be an issue though, particularly in the morning when the current outlook is for 15-20 kts south. Size could be maybe a bit bigger because the average period is expected to be around the 10 second mark by the afternoon.

As you can see, we’ve got the perfect wave a major sponsor on board for our crowdfunding drive. Huge thanks to them, but that doesn’t mean we’re done!!! From what many have said to me, there are still lots of you hanging back, waiting for the last second to jump in. So, I’m not giving up trying to persuade you to make your pledge sooner rather than later.

A bit of a head’s up: I’m toying with the idea of bringing back the black page of doom for the final stage of the campaign… 🙂

Have yourself a top old Tuesday!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 8 October 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving towards Bass Strait extending a ridge behind a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea, resulting in easing southerly winds on the New South Wales coast. On Wednesday the high is expected to move over the western Tasman Sea, turning winds to the northwest to northeast.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southerly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and early afternoon.
Wednesday 9 October
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 10 October
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.

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