Sticky: And the wait for waves continues

Posted by: on December 20th, 2013

Hunter

Not up to the mark

I've got my eye on you...

Hello Friends,

If you were in early at NE spots, you might have found the odd knee to waist lumpy bump. Dee Why at 0600 wasn’t one of those places however. Only one or two bods having a poke around in the sloppy and weak conditions. Beautiful morning though for what promises to be a hot day (high of 35).

According to the MHL data, the main energy’s coming broadly from the NE with an average height at sea just shy of the two metre mark. Period though is a wind-swelly 7 seconds.

Tide’s high at 0945 and low at 1620.

Outlook? Well, as usual, I’m with the Goat on that front (see down page!)

Have a good one and don’t be in such a hurry, chill!

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 20 December 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is forced slowly northwards today as a cold front moves across the southern Tasman Sea. Following the front an elongated band of high pressure south of Australia will extend a ridge across the NSW coast associated with a fresh to strong southerly change. The change enters the South Coast Friday afternoon, reaching Sydney early Saturday morning, then weakening and stalling near the Mid North Coast Saturday afternoon. By Sunday a high pressure system redevelops over the Tasman Sea resulting in winds turning back to the east to northeast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms inshore during this afternoon and evening with little or no rainfall.
Saturday 21 December
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southerly change before dawn. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1.5 metres before dawn, then tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 22 December
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

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