Energy levels have perked back up a little this morning and whereas you couldn’t really surf yesterday, spots that take SSE should have a bobbly and wobbly little something. Sets look to be in the waist plus range. Swell is showing as nearly two metres from the SSE at a touch over 10 seconds apart. Wind was lightly NE as of 0630. Tide’s coming into the high at 1020 or so – and it’ll be another big high.
Wind should stay light and variable and the Bureau tells us the swell is likely to peak around midday.
Saturday looks like being southerly 15-25 early then easterly but the swell energy should perk back up again, so it may be possible to scrape around and find a few scraps of some description – although the tide will again be an issue.
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 3 January 2014.
A southerly will develop on New South Wales south coast tonight extending to Sydney Waters Saturday morning and to the north coast in the afternoon. Behind the change a weak high pressure ridge will develop over the Tasman Sea on Sunday. The next change is expected to move along the coast during Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Saturday 4 January
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn, then increasing to 2 metres around midday.
Sunday 5 January
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.