Had to be up early for the 702 ABC surf report this am, so figured I’d make the call from the beach. Sadly, it was messy and junky and gutless dribble in the knee to waist range from Dee Why to Longy. Paddling exercise only i’d say. Still, I’m here, so might as well go for a splash.
Wind swell is out of the east at about 7 seconds apart and a metre out at sea. Wind is lightly onshore from the NE. It’ll pick up to summer strength later on this afternoon, but I’m not too hopeful that it’ll push anything much up for the early tomorrow.
And it will have to be early tomorrow because we’re due to cop a gale force southerly in the morning. Right now it looks as though the southerly will push up the swell in the usual way, but come Monday morning it’ll still be blowing and making things messy. I’m not too hopeful of a wave of any quality. Later in the week though things might improve a bit as the models are currently predicting an extended period of fun size east wind swell…
Have a great Saturday!
Northerly winds along New South Wales will increase today as low pressure trough associated with a deep low south of Tasmania approaches from the west. This trough will bring a vigorous southerly change to the far south coast late Saturday extending to Sydney Waters early Sunday morning then to the far north coast Sunday evening. Southerly winds are expected to ease Monday morning as the low moves rapidly to the southeast and a high pressure system moves southeast of the Bight strengthening a ridge to the north coast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Sunday 29 December
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 35 knots in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 3 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres , then tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre around dawn.
Monday 30 December
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Easterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.