Little waves on a sunny Tuesday morning

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2013

Puttering along on a SUP

Bomb set wave arrives

Hello Friends,

This morning sees a small but catchable east wind swell of about a metre coming into Dee Why with an average period around 8 seconds. Set waves are in the waist high range, but there are definitely a few bombs pushing up toward the chest high mark. There was a light breeze from the north and skies were bright and clear. Tide’s high at just before 0800 and will be back to low at 1435-ish. It’s a pretty big swing too. Still, I reckon it’s a perfect morning to go for a quick little splash on something floaty. Wind should swing NE before long and be up to standard issue summer strength (15-20kts) by dusk.

Tomorrow is set to be a hot one and here’s a turn up for the books – there could be a reasonably fun wave for early risers. I’m not expecting anything dramatic, but it could be a touch bigger than this morning’s offerings at beaches that like the east direction. The models are kinda mixed about the remainder of the week, but some interpretations are holding out the prospect of a couple of metres of east energy for Friday into Saturday…

Have yourself a happy and productive Tuesday everyone!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Tuesday 3 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system is moving slowly east across the southern Tasman Sea maintaining a ridge to New South Wales north coast. Later on Wednesday a cold front will bring southerly change to the far south coast. This change is expected to extend to the central coast Thursday morning.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northeasterly below 10 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Wednesday 4 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Thursday 5 December
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.

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