Pretty marginal but pretty

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2013

Bomb set, 0720

Hello Friends,

Beautiful morning out there. Would be perfect if we had something reasonable in the way of waves. It wasn’t flat at Dee Why when I first pointed the telephoto lens at the joint from high atop RealSurf HQ. That was at around 0720, just ten minutes after the tide peaked. Swell is coming from the SSE at 10 seconds apart but with an average height of a metre out at sea. For the folks in the water, the numbers translated into occasional waist high sets with longish waits between.

The morning shift enjoyed light winds and sunny skies for their dip, but while the skies won’t change much (it’s due to reach around 24), the NE’r will be along soon.

Outlook for surf tomorrow morning isn’t too fabulous, but there might be a tiny little something before the NE’r kicks back in. Some of the swell modelling this morning is projecting a small improvement again on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, but at this stage I’m not seeing anything too remarkable for us in the cards. Of course it is summer, so it’s not much of a surprise that the outlook is so-so.

Have yourself a great Monday everyone!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Monday 2 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea is maintaining a ridge into eastern New South Wales and directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the coast. The high will remain the dominant synoptic feature until mid-week, with northerly winds increasing ahead of the next low pressure trough. This trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern coastal districts later Wednesday, continuing to the north during Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon and evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Tuesday 3 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Wednesday 4 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Easterly around 1 metre.

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