From the land of cold water

Posted by: on October 31st, 2013

Sunset at California Street

Hello Friends,

Sorry about running late, but it’s been a day spent driving for me.

From what I can see, it’s pretty puny in Sydney at lunch time. Just a weak little SSW wind swell of a metre or so showing on the MHL buoy. Throw in an east north-east sea breeze and I’m guessing there’s only the most marginal of offerings in the northern corners.

And the outlook as nearly as I can tell is for not much over the next few days, but gee the forecast models are looking intense for Tue-Wed next week. If the models have it right, by the time I land in Sydney next Friday morning, the swell will have faded away completely.

Oh well.

At least there’s a chance of my getting some waves here late on the weekend. Really keeping my fingers crossed for a little west swell action to light up the points. Today, as the picture below shows, there really wasn’t much of anything going on. We couldn’t stop for me to take a photo, but on the way back from visiting my friend in hospital (she was better again today which is just brilliant), we passed Malibu where there were about 40 people waiting around for glassy little waist high peelers. A long board out there would’ve been so fun…

Have a great day and I’ll try to send another postcard your way tomorrow if I can.

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Thursday 31 October 2013.
Weather Situation
A weak trough brushes past the southeast this morning as a high pressure system moves south of NSW and across into the Tasman Sea by Friday afternoon. Winds tend northerly later on Friday ahead of an approaching trough arriving by the end of the weekend. This will be followed by a fresh and gusty southerly change.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Friday 1 November
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre.
Saturday 2 November
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.

Not much activity at C-Street, Ventura as we ran out of daylight.

Not much activity at C-Street, Ventura as we ran out of daylight.

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