I wonder how we’ll go with the crowdfunding today… the countdown’s begun and I’m still wondering if Don’s Surf Party will be a wake or a celebration. Speaking of which, said wrap party is by invitation only, so you have to pledge something to get on the list. At this stage I’ve organised a muso, some fresh footage from Tim Bonython’s upcoming ASMF, some pretty boards to bid on from the forum’s Joshua Dowling and local hero Mike Psillakis, there’ll be a nice chunk of my rarely seen 1977 footage (MP at Kirra, Winki and in the Stubbies semi against Rabbit, etc), and finally, 702 ABC’s Simon Marnie has kindly offered to help with mic duties.
Okay, surf report time…
Sunny, scary hot (this used to be spring time), blasting NW winds and barely a metre of 6 second period east wind swell add up to not much in the way of surf prospects.
A stiff southerly change is set to come through this evening and tomorrow morning it should be dialling back as it heads to a late afternoon NE change. The Bureau expects a southerly swell to start filling in from around midday. A bit uncertain on how well this will all work, but my hunch is we’ll see mostly scrappy conditions but that there might be some amusement in north corners with the right banks. It should be better than today’s prospects anyway!
Have yourself a top old Thursday everyone!
Tide will be high at 1150 and low at 1835.
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 10 October 2013.
A slow moving high pressure system is centred over the southern Coral Sea. The winds along New South Wales coast will increase today ahead of a strong and gusty southerly change developing on the south coast in the afternoon or evening. This change is expected to extend to the central coast overnight Thursday and to the far north coast on Friday morning.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong wind warning for Thursday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then shifting southerly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Friday 11 October
Strong wind warning for Friday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around dawn, then tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Saturday 12 October
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.