High tide’s at 1055 this morning, so from that perspective, the early was ok. But from the perspective of actual, rideable waves, well, it was not so ok. According to the MHL specra from 0400, we had about 1.5 metres of 7 second period NE wind bump. For Dee Why this meant knee to maybe thigh high on the bigger ones. It helped to have some leverage (ie be on a SUP or a ski) to get into the smooth but feeble little bumps. If you weren’t so equipped, you were just sitting around.
Wind was light early but it should going SE soon – and the Bureau says the wimpy little swell should weaken with it.
This morning’s swell model interpretations are generally pointing to marginal to flat for tomorrow and then maybe a little improvement to size mid week – but with onshores pretty much as far ahead as the models project. It does at least look like our ambient wind swell size could bump up a bit from midweek and then stay that way for an extended period – opening up possibilities for the early sessions.
Have yourself a fun Sunday!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea has moved away toward New Zealand, ahead of a weak cold front and associated trough. This trough has been moving slowly across New South Wales and is expected to stall over central parts of the state on Sunday. Another surge of south to southeasterly winds is expected to move along southern and central parts of the coast during Monday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore tonight.
Monday 20 January
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
The chance of thunderstorms early in the morning.
Tuesday 21 January
East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the evening.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Isolated thunderstorms offshore during the afternoon and evening.